Top Windows business laptops for hybrid work

November 17th, 2022 - Last updated: December 19th, 2023: 00:00

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As workplaces settle into the balance between remote working and working from the office, businesses are finding that having a device that is compatible with an employee’s work style is a key to worker satisfaction and retention.

Technology is key to employee retention. According to a survey from Freshworks, 91% of employees feel frustrated due to inadequate workplace technology, indicating that technology does not meet employee expectations.

With the widespread failures these employees face daily with technology, approximately 44% consider looking for better opportunities, suggesting that technology is essential to employee satisfaction. Staff stress levels are increasing due to inadequate technology, nearly half (49%) of employees reported feeling more stressed, and 48% claimed to impact their mental health negatively.

"Given that 1 in 3 employees say they are likely to pursue a new job in the next year, companies should consider upgrading their technology to make the hybrid workplace more productive and make everyone's work more impactful, regardless of location," says Adobe Document Cloud vice president of Product Marketing, Todd Gerber.

We've got you covered if you’re looking for business laptops that can deliver power, performance, and reliability that can take on the most intensive tasks. Our team has selected the top Windows devices to help you get the best workstation for your hybrid teams.

HP EliteBook 650 G10

Known for its exceptional build quality, cutting-edge performance, and enterprise-grade security features, the EliteBook 650 laptops effortlessly cater to the diverse needs of modern professionals.

Equipped with powerful Intel Core processors and RAM configurations up to 64GB, these devices ensure seamless multitasking and enhanced productivity, crucial for professionals working across a myriad of applications and tasks.

The sleek and portable design of the EliteBook 650 facilitates effortless transitions between home and office setups, embodying the mobility essential for hybrid work scenarios.

The EliteBook 650 excels in seamless multitasking, making it suitable for everyday office tasks, collaboration, and business applications. The inclusion of collaboration-friendly tools and technologies, such as high-quality audio and an integrated HD webcam, further solidifies the EliteBook 650's position as the optimal choice for businesses seeking a reliable, secure, and performance-driven solution for their hybrid workforce.

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G10

Some professions require power, portability, and one more thing – security. The HP ZBook Firefly G9 provides true mobility for people who push the typical business PC past its breaking point. It excels in handling resource-intensive tasks such as graphic design, video editing, and 3D modelling.

Say goodbye to lags and crashes with the latest ZBook Firefly G9. In the office or the field, the ZBook Firefly G9 comes with pro-level performance and a beautiful bright display which is everything your team needs to review work and manage projects from anywhere.

Power through projects and heavy workloads with the latest Intel® Core™ or AMD processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics, certified for pro apps. The Zbook Firefly 14 G9 offers various options for memory storage, starting from 16GB and upgradeable to 32GB, and SSDs range from 256GB to 1TBs. The Zbook Firefly 14 G10 can be configured to meet your team’s exact needs.

Work all day, anywhere. With up to 13 hours of battery life, HP ZBook Firefly can help your team stay connected wherever they go.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10

Sleek design, robust performance, and advanced security features are the calling cards of the X1 Carbon G10, seamlessly integrating into the evolving landscape of remote and office-based work.

Powered by high-performance Intel processors, this laptop ensures efficient multitasking and responsiveness, essential for professionals engaged in diverse tasks.

The ultralight and durable carbon-fibre chassis enhances mobility, facilitating a smooth transition between home and office setups.

WiFi 6E compatibility ensures that the device will be able to take advantage of the latest standard in wireless connectivity – perfect for remote work.

Security remains a top priority with robust features like the Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader and ThinkShutter camera cover, ensuring the protection of sensitive data in any working scenario.

In an era where flexibility, performance, and security are paramount, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 emerges as a reliable and sophisticated choice for IT as a fleet device for hybrid teams.

Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 2

The ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 is a popular workstation for media industry professionals, allowing them to tackle performance-heavy software programs they use for 3D rendering, video and photo editing, or animation. They’re reliable machines, which is essential for creative professionals relying on tight deadlines.

Regardless of which industry you’re from, Lenovo’s ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 laptop can help your employees easily accomplish the toughest and most demanding tasks.

The ThinkPad 16p is powerful enough for creatives to render 3D models, making it reliable enough to tackle most business-critical tasks. This sleek 16-inch workhorse packs the power of AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX 8-core/16-thread Mobile Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 graphics. The ThinkBook 16p comes in two versions with more RAM and storage space.

Having a high-resolution display screen is ideal for many business professionals. The ThinkBook 16p features a 2.5K (2560 x 1600) LCD display with an aspect ratio of 16:10, giving it 11.45% more screen real estate to work with, while the 188PPI display ensures the images are high-quality and detailed. At the same time, the narrow bezels yield a 93% screen-to-body ratio, while low-blue-light technology prevents eyestrains.

The Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 also comes with WIFI 6, offering high-speed upload and download speeds – a great feature for hybrid working, ensuring employees stay connected.

Dell Latitude 3520

The Dell Latitude 3520 laptops may not be the flashiest pick in this mix, but it has several features that still make it a popular choice of fleet device when it comes to hybrid work.

Clearing the baseline requirements of processing power and RAM, one of the things that set the Dell Latitude 3520 apart is the smart features built into the device including ExpressConnect, ExpressCharge, and ExpressResponse. These features learn how users work and optimise the laptop’s functions accordingly.

The Dell Latitude is also a great choice for roles where the users want portability but also require their device to have a full keyboard numpad. Also, for organisations that require extensive ESG reporting or have defined environmental goals, Dell’s Latitude 3520 is EPEAT Gold certified and Energy Star compliant – reducing your organisation’s emissions and keeping the electricity bill low.

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