ST Digital Awards: Nominees

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best business laptop

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best business laptop.
ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best business laptop.PHOTO: DELL; HP; LENOVO; ASUS; TOSHIBA


PHOTO: DELL

DELL LATITUDE 14 7000 SERIES

This Dell laptop has passed military-standard tests involving extreme temperatures and humidity. It is sturdy, with a magnesium-alloy chassis and a stiff carbon-fibre lid. Battery life is outstanding, with over nine hours of uptime. More importantly, the battery is removable, so you can pack an extra for a long trip.



PHOTO: HP

HP ELITEBOOK FOLIO 1020 G1 SPECIAL EDITION

At around 1kg, this special-edition HP laptop is one of the lightest business laptops around. Premium materials, such as magnesium-lithium alloy and carbon fibre, are used to craft this lightweight device. An uncommon feature: A pressure-sensitive touchpad that executes gestures based on the amount of pressure used.



PHOTO: LENOVO

LENOVO THINKPAD X250

It may look chunky, but Lenovo's business workhorse is relatively light at 1.4kg. Its stocky appearance reflects its sturdiness - the chassis is reinforced with carbon fibre. With a generous number of ports and connectors, the X250 is a no-nonsense laptop that lets you get things done with minimal fuss.



PHOTO: ASUS

ASUSPRO ADVANCED BU201LA

Business users will appreciate a handy yet capable laptop such as the BU201LA. This 12.5-inch notebook weighs just 1.3kg. More importantly, it comes with LTE connectivity so you can always stay online on the go with a data plan. The laptop is also built to survive minor drops and bumps, with shock absorbers protecting the hard drive, and a lid reinforced with carbon fibre.



PHOTO: TOSHIBA

TOSHIBA PORTEGE Z20T

The Toshiba Portege is a high-end business laptop that can double as a tablet by detaching its 12-inch screen. This touchscreen is its best feature because it is matte and has great viewing angles. It also supports a Wacom stylus that lets you scribble notes, like you would with actual pen and paper.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2015, with the headline 'BEST BUSINESS LAPTOP'. Print Edition | Subscribe