Notebooks for the SME

If you are the owner of a small business, it is important that you assess the technological needs of your business. By aligning with the latest technology and having the right gadgets, you can bring the best out of your business. Among the must-have gadgets or tools that can make work easy and quicker, notebooks are one. So, here are a few recommendations for notebooks or laptops to suit the requirements of your small business.


Acer Aspire E15

The Acer Aspire E15 laptop is the best choice for a cost-effective and high-performance laptop. By paying only approximately INR 42,000, you can get a complete package of excellent specifications and features. It comes in a variety of colours and has a stylish, metallic look. This value-for-money laptop has amazing graphics with uninterrupted video and audio and a screen of size 15.6 inches.

Specifications: 2.3 GHz Core i5 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows 10 64-bit OS and2 GB Nvedia GeForce 920M graphics processor. and weighs 2.4 kg. Also, USB, HDMI, Wi-Fi and VGA connectivity are available on the laptop.


Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13 is one of the smallest and handy laptops. With a plethora of features to get your business going, the laptop costs only INR 76,190, which proves to be very economical compared to other business laptops in the market. Also, Dell XPS 13 is a recommended laptop for small businesses. Also, the laptop is extremely thin and light, making it easy for you to carry.

Specifications: 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, Windows 10 OS, 8 GB Memory, 4 GB RAM and 256 GB Hard Drive. Apart from these features, the Dell XPS 13 laptop comes with a backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity anda 720p Webcam and 13.3” display.

Google Pixelbook
Google Pixelbook is the first Chromebook running Google’s Chrome OS. This one-of-a-kind laptop suits the requirements of a small business. It is affordable, portable and extremely reliable. The laptop comes with full Android app support and a smart pen. Also, it is the first laptop to feature Google Assistant. Google Pixelbook has two variants of which Google GA00122-US Pixelbook is cheaper and costs INR 89,990. An interesting thing about Google Pixelbook is that it weighs only 1 kg and is 0.4 inches thin.
Specifications: The laptop has a 12.3-inch display, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage andi5 processor. Also, it holds a battery life of 10 hours and uses USB type-C charger.

HP EliteBook 830 G5 Notebook PC
The HP EliteBook 800 series laptops are designed to increase the productivity of your work. HP EliteBook 830 G5 Notebook PC is ideal for your business because of its features such as high security of data, HP Noise Cancellation for calls and a 13.3-inch ultra-bright display. The laptop is ultra-slim and light and easy to carry on the go. It has a spill-resistant, backlit keyboard, a touchpad with multi-touch gestures and a click pad with default gestures enabled. Also, it has integrated stereo speakers with an output of 70 dB. Its 8th Generation Intel Core processors enable you to speed-up your tasks. The laptop costs INR 1,31,827 and is absolutely worth the amount.
Specifications: The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS, Intel Core i7 processor, Integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics, up to 32 GB memory and 512 MB storage.
With the fast-charging feature (50 % in 30 minutes) of HP EliteBook 830 G5 Notebook PC, you can ensure getting your work done in time.

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
This Lenovo laptop measures 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) and is a convertible laptop starting at INR 1,11,099. A digitiser pen comes with the laptop. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 weighs only 1.32 kg. Its 6th Generation processors give you great speed and security and are designed to increase productivity. The laptop can be used in four different modes- Laptop, Stand, Tablet and Tent. Specifications: 6th Generation Intel Core processors, up to16 GB Memory, up to 512 GB Hard Drive and Windows 10 64-bit OS. Also, the laptop has a 12.5-inch anti-glare HD display with excellent graphics, a backlit LED, spill-resistant keyboard and an integrated 720p HD Webcam.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Among the Lenovo laptops recommended for small businesses, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one. Although a little expensive (starting at INR 1,87,499), it proves to be the best business laptop with outstanding specifications and features. Its absolute responsiveness and fine durability enable effortless work. This extremely light (1.13 kg) and powerful laptop keeps you going with excellent battery life of up to 15 hours. Also, it has a fingerprint reader, 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter covering the camera and most importantly, anti-spoofing technology to ensure the security of your data.
Specifications: The laptop comes with 8th Generation Intel Core processors, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS, Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8 GB/16 GB Memory, up to 1 TB storage, a 14-inch display and WWAN, WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity.

The choice you make for your gadgets depends on the budget of your business. And, sometimes laptops can be a one-time investment, so you must ensure that you buy the best one. But keep in mind, only high-cost gadgets are not the solution to your business.

– Sabqat Ruba


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