4 Great Laptops For Work-From-Home Productivity In 2021
Laptops have become essential work tools that we can’t live without. Given our current circumstance in the global pandemic, almost everyone needs a laptop to stay connected with work especially now that work-from-home is the norm.
If you're on the lookout for a serious laptop that delivers the best performance, we've narrowed down the search to four that you should consider.
Fujitsu UH-X 13
The UH-X 13 is a new ultra-portable laptop from Fujitsu with a 13.3-inch display, a 15.5mm slim profile, and weighs just 749g, making it so lightweight you may not even feel it in your bag.
Despite its slender physique, the Japanese laptop maker has built the UH-X tough; it claims to have survived a drop test from a height of 2.5 feet and withstood a full surface pressure test of 200kgf (kilogram-force)!
It can be configured with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Not to mention that it comes with the latest Intel Iris Xe graphics, in case you need to do lightweight creative work on it.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)
The latest premium flagship laptop from Asus’ ZenBook series features not just one but two displays built into one device. The elegant yet powerful 14-inch notebook has a unique feature in the form of its tilting 12.6-inch secondary touchscreen that complements the main display.
The ScreenPad Plus, as the second screen is known, automatically tilts upwards to a 7-degree angle to reduce glare and reflections for improved readability.
Under the hood, you get up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It also comes with Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics which should come in handy if you need to perform photo and video-editing.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13
If you live in Apple’s ecosystem, the 13-inch MacBook Pro should be a no brainer if you are looking for something lightweight and powerful. Last year, Apple made a big move by introducing its own processor called the M1 chip.
Using its knowledge from making chips for its iPhone and iPad, the Cupertino company is applying the same techniques to make a chip that is widely acclaimed for its solid performance and great battery life, which Apple claims is up to 20 hours. This variant can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage.
Besides the specs above, you get all the usual things you have come to expect from a MacBook including a Backlit Magic keyboard, Touch Bar, Touch ID and Force Touch trackpad.
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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon
Another great slim and lightweight laptop is the latest Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. It may not be the lightest of the bunch but it has a 13.3-inch screen that outputs an amazingly detailed QHD resolution. The screen stretches nearly edge-to-edge giving you a full view of your content.
True to its namesake, the laptop has layers of carbon fibre on the cover and Lenovo claims it has military-grade durability for surviving extreme temperatures, humidity and drops up to 1.2m from every corner.
On the inside, you will find that it can be configured up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7, up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It also comes with Intel Iris Xe graphics. When it comes to battery life, Lenovo says it can last up to 15 hours. That should be enough to get through a typical work day. What's more, a quick 15 minute charge should be enough for the laptop to last up to two hours.
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