The best laptops to use during your work-from-home tenure

Things are a bit scary right now. You can't turn on the news without seeing mention of the coronavirus. Many countries and industries are being affected, and many schools and employers are moving to remote work. If your company or school is having you work from home, it's important you have the tools you need. And one of those things is a laptop.

The best laptops to use during your work-from-home tenure
Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook in Use

The best thing about working from home is that you have options to avoid coronavirus exposure. And the best laptop for you might not be a traditional laptop. You might need something that is cheaper. Or maybe something that turns your smartphone into a laptop. You might even need something that can convert into a tablet so that you can more comfortably and easily watch videos, presentations, and lectures. We have something to fit everyone’s budget and needs.

If you’ve never worked from home before, there’s a lot to think about. We at Gadget Flow think it’s pretty much the best, but it can take some getting used to. Pajamas and your laptop on the couch? Yes, please! But remember to keep distractions to a minimum. Otherwise, you won’t get anything done and will sit around watching Netflix on your new 4K TV all day. And your boss won’t like it when you don’t get those TPS reports done. Trust us.

So, without further ado, let’s get this show on the road and show you some of the best laptop options you have to get your work done at home.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga Laptops (2020 Version) come with better storage

Lenovo has refreshed its flagship ThinkPad X1 lineup with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga Laptops (2020 Version). Similar to the previous models, these laptops also feature Intel’s latest 10th-generation “Ice Lake” processors and up to 16 GB of RAM. However, the new models come with the capacity to have up to 2 TB of internal storage. Additionally, the laptops have function keys that can help you start and end a voice-over-IP call quickly.


Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook has a 15% larger battery for all-day use

With a 15% larger battery, the new Google Pixelbook Go Chromebooklets you use it all day long. Additionally, this laptop has a rippled underside, which means it’s easier to hold onto. Though the Pixelbook Go has an impressive battery, it’s lighter than the Pixelbook. Available in Just Black and Not Pink, it has a modern, simple design with a matte finish. Furthermore, the keyboard is comfortable to use and quiet to the ears. And with built-in Chrome OS, this fast and secure laptop will keep you working quickly.

Apple MacBook Pro 16″ Powerful Laptop has a Magic Keyboard for precise, quiet movements

Apple always has the best laptops. (Unless you’re a PC person. Then you think the opposite of that.) Just think of all the things you can accomplish with the Apple MacBook Pro 16″ Powerful Laptop. This new MacBook has a Magic Keyboard with keys that feel soft to the touch thanks to their scissor mechanism. The updated MacBook Pro keys also have a slightly more concave design. Additionally, it feels great to use, so you’ll enjoy typing away during your long workdays. And you’ll be able to do so because this Apple laptop has upgraded battery life as well. In fact, it can handle 11 hours of use on a single charge, and it stays on for 30 hours in standby mode.


PhoneBook Smartphone Converting Laptop is a more affordable option

Transform your smartphone into a laptop with the PhoneBook Smartphone Converting Laptop. Using just a single cable, this office equipment displays exactly what your smartphone shows. As a result, you get full access to your smartphone but on a much larger screen—a 15.6-inch HD touchscreen, to be exact. PhoneBook works with any smartphone, which means it works with any operating system. In addition, it sports premium built-in stereo speakers, a full-size keyboard, and even a touchpad. It looks and functions so much like a laptop that you’ll forget you’re accessing your smartphone.


Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Compact Business Laptop lets you work faster

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Compact Business Laptop will help you work at maximum efficiency. This commercial laptop offers Express Sign-In, which is a feature that will wake the computer when you’re nearby. So you won’t wait for it to start up when you sit down. Instead, this compact business laptop will be ready when you reach your desk. Additionally, it’s super portable, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you need to work. This compact laptop even provides a battery life of more than 26 hours, so you can get a few days’ worth of work in before needing to recharge.


Dell New XPS 13 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop has a large display

The previous Dell XPS 13 might have already been pretty great, but the Dell New XPS 13 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop improves upon it. In fact, the convertible laptop display is a tenth of an inch larger than before as it now measures 13.4 inches diagonally. Additionally, the webcam now rests in place above the screen. So you can look in the usual spot to videoconference with coworkers on the New Dell XPS 13. Furthermore, the 2019 XPS 13 provides a 16:10 aspect ratio, meaning you’ll be able to see vertical content quite well.


Samsung Chromebook 4 Gigabit Wi-Fi Laptop has the speed you need

The Samsung Chromebook 4 Gigabit Wi-Fi Laptop allows you to have a super-fast connection. Whether you’re using this Chromebook for work or pleasure, you’ll be able to do so quickly. Thanks to the gigabit Wi-Fi connection, this device lets you upload, download, and stream with speed. But the Chromebook 4 isn’t just fast. It’s super thin and lightweight—weighing fewer than three pounds—but it’s somehow pretty rugged. In fact, this Samsung Chromebook is military-grade durable. Furthermore, it still manages to have a full-size keyboard and trackpad.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Fast-Charging Computer is more powerful than ever

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Fast-Charging Computer is a serious update of the Surface Laptop 2. This new computer offers fast-charging abilities, and it can achieve 80% battery in less than an hour. Available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, this upgraded laptop has an AMD Ryzen processor. This processor was built specifically for Microsoft, and it makes it an incredibly powerful laptop that is built for productivity. Offering true-to-life colors crisply displayed, the Surface Laptop 3 now comes in a new color itself: beautiful, sleek sandstone.


Even though things are a bit unsure right now, at least we live in a world of technology that allows many of us to work remotely and keep our jobs going. Plus, it’s better to be safe rather than sorry. And, now that you know what the best laptops are, don’t you feel a bit better about working from home?

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Meet Tera Cuskaden

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.

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