7 Things to look out for in a Laptop if you are a Professional


This is a Guest Post by Anna Watson who has a great  experience in Laptop Repair in Ztronic industry. She is writing on behalf of Paul Adams and likes computers, video games, gadgets, movies, television, blogs, and web design.

If you are a busy professional, always on the road, then your laptop should be your best friend. But have you ever considered a portable computer from a business perspective.

So you should look at the business perspective when buying a laptop for helping you out during your business hours.

A Business Laptop should feature the following features

Business Laptop
A Professional Laptop for your Business

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  1. Travel – As a busy professional, travel tops your list. This means that you and your laptop would travel far and wide. This condition would be a test of the durability of your machine. You need a solid, strong, sturdy laptop that is portable and at the same time travel takes does not burden it.
  2. Protection with Durability – Busy coffee sessions are common for employers/entrepreneurs. This raises the possibility of a spill of beverages and thus can be a big problem to tackle.  Additionally the in between snacking take its toll on the laptop too.
  3. Efficiency – Quick and real-time redemption is what would make a laptop – a business laptop to be precise. In the midst of tight deadlines and productivity issues, your laptop should be just as productive. Frequent crashes, slow processing and freezer have no place.
  4. Storage and Security – Huge amounts of confidential data stored on the laptop. This requires the laptop to have a storage space.  Additionally, confidential data must be protected.
  5. Battery – While you are travelling, you do not have the privilege to charge your laptop. This is when you need a great battery life, one of the chief characteristic of a business laptop.
  6. Connectivity – This is the advanced internet era. So connectivity is an important issue for business. Therefore, the laptop should have the provision of easy internet access and a strong wireless setup.
  7. Maintenance – Your laptop is a fighter, but sometimes the laptop can give up. If this situation occurs, you should have immediate access to a credible and professional laptop repair services.

Based on the above features, a list of  Top 10 Business Laptops are enlisted below.

1. HP Elite Book

2. Acer Travel Mate

3. Sony Vaio

4. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge

5. Apple Mac Book Pro

6. Toshiba Portege

7. Dell Inspiron XPS

8. The HP EliteBook

9. Samsung Q430

10. Dell Vostro

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Would you like to add some more features which you consider is a must for business laptops ?


  1. Hey nice post Anna….I am using Sony Vaio and i think these are really great tips for the professionals who can’t live without laptops…Same here..
    A Small err in the laptop name listing the third one It’s Sony Vaio not Sony Vain…Keep up the good work 🙂

    1. Thank you Sreerag for pointing out the spell error. Corrected it 🙂

  2. Thanks for the useful post, really helpful to those people who are planning to buy new laptops.

  3. Sony Vaio and Lenovo are the best options. Nice post.

  4. Great sharing.
    Laptop is one of the important thing which helps lots for us when we are feeling alone specially when we are outside form home or on vacations.

    I think these are the enough points which all are include in laptop for professional purpose.

  5. Initially, Maintenance should be most important part in the laptop. At the time, Those 7 things will be useful too 🙂

  6. The Sony Vaio’s are pretty good, they have a great reputation, im actually shopping for a laptop for my sister to take for college here soon, and the Vaio’s are on our list of potential laptops to buy!


  7. I Bought a Toshiba Satellite L640 Laptop it has Awesome features and till now no problem.

  8. Great list of features to look out for in a laptop. For me, I always go for light laptop. The lighter the better. 🙂

  9. Hi Paul,
    Thanks, I’m just in the process of buying a new laptop, this list and information helps me a lot.

    1. Awesome, do get a cool laptop! 🙂

      1. Hi Jasmine,
        Yes, but the battery is the biggest problem for me, I want to take the laptop to the beach and sitting and work and it’s around 6-8 hours, so I have to have a good battery.

  10. Hi Anna,
    For me, Sony Vaio and Apple Mac Book Pro are great choices when choosing for a laptop that is helpful for many working individuals.

  11. I am going to buy a Laptop for my new business. It will help me to choose the good features in my laptop. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  12. Hi Anna,
    Let me add that I agree with every pointer you mentioned, especially with security and battery life. Our company is very strict with security that all our issued laptops have fingerprint biometrics on them and you also need to login to their network using RSA securID.

  13. I have personally found over the years that Dell’s laptops are some of the best. Not only are they sturdy as a rock and can take a good amount of punishment but their support is second to none in my opinion. I have thought about getting a Vaio in the future when I need to upgrade but it will all depend on whether I feel I can stop using Dell.

  14. I had a Dell laptop which i got from institute but that was really heavy so i changed that and brought HP light weight laptop.

    1. I agree with Rick and Rakesh, I have a personal Dell laptop that is very reliable, but the only thing I don’t like about it is it is bulky and heavy. Also, the battery is not quite long lasting, had to buy a new one in just a year or so.

  15. please HP labptops are really light weight you should buy it.

  16. Quite right…for me battery is the most important….
    I dnt have any of the above mentioned laptops but still i am happy with my current Notebook 430 by HP.
    in future i would either get Sony Vaio, MAC or Dell….

    Thanks for nice article…

  17. i love Acer travel mate series they offering excellent battery up to 8 hours and their build quality is also good 🙂

  18. Nice post Anna. I am so happy with my Macbook air in terms of all the features you mentioned – just that it has not backlit keyboard 🙁

  19. Good guides to look for a great business laptop. For me, I look at the design and the weight of the laptop only! Haha…

  20. I feel that the power backup is the most important thing….while traveling.

    Thanks for sharing.

  21. The features I look for in a laptop is light weight, durability, security and battery life. I recently got a Macbook pro and I am really happy with it.

  22. Travel and Battery are most important things to consider in Laptop. Most of laptop get faulted while we use them in travel.

  23. I think Security is the first and foremost thing to think before buying a laptop . and yeah Thanks For Sharing This Amazing Post !! 🙂

  24. a agree with all the point,if you are Professional your laptop should have this all the feature,thanks for sharing this informative post …..!!!!

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