What kind of laptop should I buy. I am actually asking myself this same question as my laptop needs to be replaced. I am happy with my current laptop but I will take you through the hottest laptops on the market that have a focus for online business.
Best Laptops for Home Business in 2018
Let’s jump right in and look at the laptops that are hitting the tops of most list for at home business for 2018, in no particular order.
DISCLAIMER: I have not personally worked with all these laptops and I am not a computer tech guy. I am a civil engineer who has worked with many types of computers and have done research to determine which laptops are hitting many of the top 10 picks of 2018.
- Lenovo ThinkPad
- Apple Macbook Pro
- Dell XPS 13″ or 15″
- Microsoft Surface Book 2
- HP Spectre x360
- Asus Chromebook Flip
- Microsoft Surface Pro
- Dell Latitude
- Lenovo Yoga
- HP Elite x360 G2
- Dell Inspiron 15
- Dell Precision
- Samsung Chromebook Pro
Some research for this list came from PCmag.com, CNET, Techradar.com, PCWorld.com, Pastemagazine.com, inc.com, thewirecutter.com, plus some of my own experience with laptops I have used over the last 8 years.
Here’s a Quick Summary of Each Laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
This is a lightweight and powerful business laptop.
Even though I did not rank the laptops in any particular order, the Lenovo ThinkPad hit the top ten lists more than any other laptop I researched.
Find it here at Amazon.com
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
This is a highly recommended laptop for everyone from students to office workers. This was also one of the most common laptop names to be found in many of the laptop reviews in 2018.
You can find the Apple MacBook Pro at Amazon.com.
DELL XPS 15
The DELL XPS offers incredible portability and power in a lightweight laptop, and the price is hard to beat. This is considered by many to be one of the top laptops on the market.
Find the DELL XPS 15 here at Amazon.com
Microsoft Surface Book 2
Here is your 2 in 1 alternative. It is a pen-enabled tablet that is lightweight and powerful. This is great for college students and bloggers alike. This may be the most powerful 2 in 1 laptop on the market.
Find it here at Amazon.com
HP Spectre x360
This may be the best portable 2 in 1 laptop to date. This is a more expensive option but it packs a punch among the thin lightweight laptops.
Learn more about the XP Spectre x360 at Amazon.com
ASUS Chromebook Flip
The ASUS Chromebook Flip has many strengths for people that work primarily on the web. The Chromebook is great for students and bloggers who have a tight budget but still need enough tools to get the job done. It doesn’t have as many tools as some laptops but if you’re looking for an inexpensive laptop to get you going than this one may be hard to pass up.
Find the ASUS Chromebook Flip on Amazon.com
Microsoft Surface Pro
The Microsoft Surface Pro is great for travel and it has a solid design. It now has a more modern and slim design. This is not your high-powered laptop but it is a solid choice for many laptop users.
Find it here at Amazon.com.
DELL Latitude 7480
The Dell Latitude is a solid business class laptop. It may not be at the top of everyone’s lists but Dell’s service and the power of the Core i7 will keep you satisfied with your choice for years to come.
Check it out here at Amazon.com.
Lenovo Yogo 920
This is considered by some to be the best 2 in 1 laptop on the market. It has some great features and you can use a pen to create to your hearts content. The Yogo may not have all the power of some of the other laptops but it will still make a great laptop for your home business.
You can find the Lenovo Yogo 920 here at Amazon.com.
HP EliteBook x360 G2 Notebook
This may be one of the business laptops of the year that is not getting the attention of many others mentioned in this article. The EliteBook x360 G2 has a business warranty, and a better battery that will make you happy you paid the extra dollars in the end.
See it here at Amazon.com.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop
Ok, let’s be serious now. How many of you would pack around a little extra weight to get dual fans with an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card so you can take a break from work and have a great gaming experience? Count me in with this one. It does weigh more and is not as slim but you will definitely have more fun when you’re not building your business on the web.
Check this fun out at Amazon.com.
Dell Precision 5520
Did you say you wanted a Workstation and Mobility. Here’s the work horse laptop for you. I saved this for later down the list primarily because it doesn’t rank high in most top ten laptop lists but this is what you want if need the power of a work station. I can dock this with my docking station at home and the office or just use it as a most laptop users would. It can handle any high end software programs I use in my engineering business and still allows me to play most video games. This model also comes with a SSD which is great for users on the go.
You can find this bad boy at Amazon.com.
Samsung Chromebook Pro
For anyone out there who needs to watch their pocket book, the Samsung Chromebook Pro may be a great option for you as you break into the world of online marketing when you build your home business. Let me just add that this laptop would probably beat out any laptop I was using six years ago so don’t be worried about this getting the job done.
You can find this budget Samsung Chromebook Pro at Amazon.com.
Any laptop you can imagine for your business success can be found in one of these laptops I have listed above. You may be a student and your focus is primarily on school. You may have a corporate business career and need power and mobility. You may be starting your first online business and need to save money.
There is a real solution to your needs here.
Feel free to ask questions below in the comment section and I will respond to you within the same day.