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1. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Microsoft shifted its business model when it released Windows 10 for free in July 2015. Here are 10 of the best laptops for professionals using Windows 10.
Perhaps one of the most successful “crossover” laptop hybrids, the Surface Pro 4 is a great option for the user who needs the flexibility of a device that operates as a tablet when needed. It’s not the cheapest option, but it is worth the cost.
2. Dell XPS 13
Available with or without a touch screen, the Dell XPS 13 is a great option for a professional user looking for a traditional laptop. It is also available as the larger XPS 15, but you’ll get better battery life with the smaller model.
3. Lenovo Yoga 900
The Lenovo Yoga 900 is a top-performer in terms of battery life, and adds the flexibility of its fold-over body style. While slightly bulkier than last year’s Yoga Pro 3, the Yoga 900 makes up for it with better performance.
4. HP Spectre x360
Taking its cue from the Yoga line by Lenovo, the HP Spectre x360 is another hinged laptop that converts into a tablet. This model has very long battery life and is a great option at its price point.
5. Asus Zenbook UX305
Its slim form factor, low price, and impressive specs make the Asus Zenbook UX305 a great option for professionals on the go. It boasts 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core M processor.
6. Microsoft Surface Book
The Surface Book is the more feature-rich and laptop-centric device in Microsoft’s Surface line. It’s geared more toward professionals, and carries a hefty price tag.
7. Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is a sturdy laptop with a good battery life and an ultrabook-style design. It’s also lightweight and easy to carry all day.
8. HP ZBook 15 G2
Power users looking for a true workstation laptop would do well to check out the HP ZBook 15 G2. Its high price brings high performance, including up to 32GB memory and an Intel Core i7 processor.
9. Dell Precision 5510
A smaller, lighter workstation option is the Dell Precision 5510. Includes a 4K display and a great design.
10. Lenovo Ideapad 100S
For the budget-conscious business professional, the Lenovo Ideapad 100S is a great option for a very low price. While not for power users, it’s a great fit for folks who primarily email or work on cloud-based office suites.
11. Apple MacBook Pro
Here’s a bonus option: If you need to use Windows 10, but can’t let go of your Mac, you can run Windows 10 through Boot Camp or a virtual machine.