If one of your priorities this year is to buy a good business laptop, this list will help you zero in on some of the best prospects. Here’s a look at the top contenders and what they have to offer.
From the list:
HP Spectre x360 15
Not only is the latest version of the HP Spectre x360 hybrid laptop the first ever 15” laptop with an OLED screen, it also comes with a feature that business travelers dealing with confidential information will love: a privacy mode. Simply tap F1 and the screen will “appear dark to everyone but you.”
It also has a camera kill switch that disables the webcam with one quick flip and a fingerprint reader touchscreen. This laptop is compatible with HP’s line of digital pens.
The new HP Spectre x360 15 is slated to ship in March 2019. Pricing data isn’t available.
Acer Swift 7
The Acer Swift 7 appears to be trying to give the MacBook Air a run for its money. The Swift 7 has a screen-to-body ratio of 92%, weighs less than two pounds, and has an 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8500Y, just like the Air. It’s priced similarly too, starting at $1,700 USD.
The Acer Swift 7 will be available in May 2019.
Dell XPS 13
Dell’s XPS line has long been a favorite of consumers and business professionals, but last year’s model included a bad design choice—it moved the webcam to the bottom of the monitor, which led to a lot of users complaining about the camera looking right up their noses.
This year’s XPS 13 fixed the issue, making it a solid laptop that is well worth a purchase. It’s available now and starts at $899.99 USD.