Business Laptops VS Consumer Laptops


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During our experience in providing IT Services, many of our customers keep asking us about the difference between the business Series laptops and the home series / consumer laptops.

And we can summarize our answer as follows;  prices between the consumer and business laptops, the consumer has lower price than the business but business class laptops offers features that aren’t found in consumers. Below is eight reasons for a company to go with Business Series Laptops:

1. Hardware Specification Processing, Performance and Storage.

You might find the same hardware parts specification used in business and consumer laptops. Business laptops come equipped with faster processors, higher RAM, and larger and faster hard drives, Solid state drives, are an option for some business laptops. These hard drives don’t have the moving components found in regular spinning drives and therefore hold up to accidental drops much better than many consumer laptops, especially those on the lowest-cost end, you might get much slower hard-disk drives (HDD).


Other hardware features to look for in a business laptop include a webcam for videoconferencing, lots of USB ports for using external devices and even a biometric fingerprint reader for security. Many business laptops include a built-in 4G modem for cellular broadband. This feature keeps a business worker online no matter where she is on the road.

At the end of the day, you want to equip your employees with the tools they need to succeed and the laptop they use are important. Business laptops are the best choice.

2. Battery Life

The higher price for business laptops means you get better battery life, too. The Dell Latitude, for example, has a battery life of about 15 hours. The Dell Inspiron provides about 7 hours. Likewise, the Lenovo ThinkPad series offers up to 15 hours of battery life, while the IdeaPad offers about 8 hours. alike, you will see a gap in battery life between HP’s Pro and consumer-grade laptops.

Higher battery life directly impacts your employees. It’s possible that they prefer to work remotely or are frequently traveling, such as for sales calls. Which is why you can’t expect them to have a charger handy at all times — a twelve-hour battery life means a fully-charged device will last the entire day without any problems.

Furthermore; most laptops come with sealed-in batteries that you can’t replace without taking them to a service center. However, some business systems still let you swap batteries on your own so you can carry a spare or upgrade to a larger unit. As an example, you can buy the Latitude 14 5000 with either a 3-cell or a 4-cell battery

3. Security Features

Businesses spend big budget combating cybercrime, so the employees’ laptops must to be as secure as possible. Business laptops in general are equipped with features like biometric security options. you can swipe-login to Windows or configure a password manager to use your fingerprint as a credential.

Laptops shipped with professional operating systems that are inherently far more secure than the consumer-grade options.

4. Warranties, After-Sales Support and long life span.

Business laptops feature longer warranties than consumer laptops. Consumer laptops typically come with a one-year standard warranty. while business laptops generally come with a three years’ onsite warranty. This fits in well with the planned upgrade cycle for many companies and ensures that the laptops are always covered.

The Onsite warranties are a popular feature for business users. This means that a technician or spare part will be sent to your site to fix any issues covered under the warranty with next business day response.

Since most of the corporations hold onto their laptops for at least five years, hardware vendors must keep offering parts and service for business laptops. For that reason, business models usually stay on the market from three to five years and components, such as replacement batteries and AC Adapters, are available for many years.

5. Heavy Duty

Business laptops are heavy duty design. this is means the laptops are built with more metal in the case compared with a consumer laptop’s use of plastic. semi-ruggedized designs and shock resistant features that help protect business laptops from short drops and demanding use. Components that include keyboards and switches are built to hold up to extensive use over time while resisting accidental spills.

6. Style

consumer laptops are available with bright colors, light up keyboards and eye catching designs. While the business laptops dispense with the fashion statements and keep a low profile. This helps them blend into any business setting and lends a professional look to the laptop user. all business laptops are just sober black colors.

7. Display

Business laptops equipped with Matte Displays with Better Viewing Angles

Glossy displays have become nearly ubiquitous on consumer notebooks, because vendors believe consumers shopping retail will be swayed by their shininess and slightly more vibrant colors. However, the glossier the display, the worse the viewing angles. (Imagine trying to read a Web page and seeing your reflection more than the text.)

Business laptops have matte displays. For example, in Dell’s lineup, the consumer-oriented DELL Inspiron comes with a glossy panel, while the Dell Latitude 15 3000 ,5000 and 7000 that marketed to corporate customers, comes standard with an anti-glare matte display.

8. Better Keyboards

Business Laptop Keyboard and touchpads is better than the consumer laptops, its really tactile and responsive to the table to appeal to enterprises, which are always focused on productivity (aka typing).