There are thousands of business laptops on the market, but finding a laptop within the budget of small businesses can often be a struggle.
There are also specifications, features, and design traits to look out for so that the laptop fits your business needs.
Whether you’re after the best laptop for remote working, a light laptop to carry about on travels, or a sturdy laptop for your office, there are plenty of affordable options around.
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We’ve gathered some of the best small business laptop deals available now. Or jump below for more expert business laptop buying advice.
1. Dell Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 core (8GB RAM/ 256GB SSD)
From: Laptops Direct
Dell's latitude laptop offers a 14inch screen, with built-in Windows 10 operating system.
2. ASUS ExpertBook B9450 14in (8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD)
From: Laptops Direct
The latest ASUS ExpertBook laptop includes AdaptiveLock face recognition and noise cancelling mics.
3. HP Envy 13
From: Currys PC World
Now: £649.99 (£250 off total with ENVY50)
The HP Envy 13 is one of the best laptops you can get and there's an amazing £200 off at Currys PC World. Get a further £50 off with code 'ENVY50'. Over at HP, you can get up to £500 off the Envy or a Spectre laptop when you trade-in your old device.
4. Lenovo Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14in (8GB RAM/ 256GB SSD)
From: Servers Direct
Priced at a whole £271.68 cheaper than Lenovo's official store, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a handy business laptop.
5. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5in)
Now: £795 (£204 off)
With so many laptops styles on the market, choosing one that meets your business requirements can be challenging.
Although the traditional clamshell-style laptop is still quite popular for businesses, if you travel often you’ll want something lightweight.
Windows 10 tablets and Chromebooks are flexible, portable, and affordable options. However, bear in mind that Chromebooks are restricted to Google Chrome OS and tablets may not have the largest screen sizes. We've separately looked at the best Chromebooks, with options starting at £249.99.
Tablet 2-in-1s like the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, while ultra-powerful and sleek, will require you to purchase a keyboard attachment separately which can make them pricey (see the top Surface deals and discounts on right now).
It is also important to consider the nature of your job and what you’ll be using the laptop for – it may mean paying extra for more power and capabilities, but you’ll get what you pay for.
If media and graphics is central to your business, you’ll need to choose a laptop with discrete graphics and a good quality laptop screen, or even invest in a second monitor. If you’ll be using the laptop for long hours of work then you’ll need to choose one with a good battery life.
Bear in mind that these aren’t the only things you need to consider, so other than just the quality of the laptop you should also find out about the warranty and if there’s any other services provided after purchase.
Certain manufacturers and retailers tend to offer different services to cover you from loss, theft or damage of your laptops. It's a good idea to find out what is and isn’t included before purchasing. For instance, Curry’s provides a Care & Repair service from £2.50 a month depending on the price of the laptop. It includes breakdown support and repair for damages.
Retailers like Amazon and Microsoft may have a different service, so you should research for more information. Amazon provides repair warranty for its branded items and some from other manufacturers, where the warranty will be provided by a third-party. You can find out more here.
Where to find best business laptop deals
Microsoft and Dell are two brands that tend to offer a lot of deals on their business laptops, particularly after new releases.
But don't just rely on manufacturers. The following retailers are excellent sources for laptop deals: