After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best business laptops above $1000 for 2019 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
ASUS VivoBook Pro Thin & Light Laptop, 17″ Full HD
ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 is a slim and lightweight high-performance laptop that’s powered by a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. It features a Full HD display with 100% sRGB color gamut, high-quality NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 gaming-grade graphics, audio co-developed by Harman Kardon, and the latest cooling and fast-charge technologies.
Each VivoBook Pro 17 is milled… from high-strength aluminum that undergoes a series of intricate manufacturing processes to achieve its sleek and elegant final form. This elegant laptop boasts a 20.9mm profile and an overall weight of 2.1kg. At the heart of the VivoBook Pro 17 is the incredibly powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor for superior performance. With 16GB DDR4 RAM — 33% faster than DDR3.
The VivoBook Pro 17 delivers processing power for effortless multitasking. When equipped with an optional high-performance SSD, it offers class-leading data access speeds. There’s ultra-fast connectivity, too — with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for speeds that are 6x faster than 802.11n! With up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 gaming-grade graphics, the VivoBook Pro 17 delivers flawless visuals, perfect for gaming, watching movies, or editing videos.
Apple 15″ MacBook Pro, Retina
It’s always an event when Apple launches a MacBook, both literally and figuratively. This year though MacBook Pro fans will have to settle for an internal spec improvement rather than radical design overhaul.
As has been the case since Apple ditched… the 17-inch MacBook Pro back in 2012, there are two sizes of MacBook Pro in the 13-inch and the 15-inch models. As we said in our preview of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the 15-inch model is more deserving of the name ‘Pro’ than it’s smaller sibling. However, is it truly a pro machine?
The Pro status of Apple’s 15-inch MacBook depends on what sort of ‘pro’ you are. Traditionally creative pros would have turned to the Mac for their needs, be it design work, editing photos, working with video and animation, or other jobs that require decent graphic capabilities.
ASUS ZenBook UX430UA-DH74 Ultra-Slim Laptop
Light in your bag and relatively light on your wallet (for its class), the $1,052 Asus ZenBook UX430UA offers high-end features — such as an 8th Gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive — in a 2.78-pound package. In addition to strong performance, this Asus laptop offers one of the most colorful 14-inch displays we’ve tested. You can get longer battery life, a more elegant chassis and a better typing experience from competing laptops that cost hundreds more. But considering what you get for the money, the ZenBook UX430UA is a great value.
The Asus ZenBook UX430UA… has a premium but plain gray-aluminum chassis that will neither embarrass you nor make you stand out at the coffee shop. Like most Asus ZenBooks, it has a metallic, concentric-circle design on the lid, with a matte metal deck, sides and bottom surface. I really wish Asus would use the attractive blue-and-gold color scheme that it employs on the ZenBook 3, but the company is probably saving that level of sexiness for more expensive laptops.
The ZenBook UX430UA’s 14-inch, 1080p display is a feast for the eyes, filled with vibrant colors and detailed images. When I watched a trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, the green in Hela’s costume and Thor’s skin really stood out, as did the blue shade of Valkyrie’s cape. Fine details, like the stubble in Bruce Banner’s beard and the markings on Thor’s armor, were sharp and easy to make out.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB)
The silver Microsoft 13.5″ Surface Book 2 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook is a high-performance laptop/tablet hybrid with power and versatility. With a 15″ PixelSense display, the Surface Book features a 3240 x 2160 screen resolution (260 ppi) and a 3:2 aspect ratio. The display also offers 10-point touch support so you can take full advantage of the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 10 Pro.
This version of Windows 10 Pro features… Windows Creators Update, which extends your creativity and productivity with immersive virtual reality, 3D storytelling, and cross-device experiences. The system is powered by an 8th Gen Kaby Lake R 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It also has 8 of RAM, a 512GB solid-state drive, an SDXC media card slot, 802.
11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, a 5MP front-facing camera, an 8MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and 1080p HD video recording, and dual integrated microphones. There are also built-in front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio. The Surface Book 2 houses an 8th Gen Kaby Lake R Intel Core i7-8650U processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 1.9 GHz. The processor can also be boosted up to 4.2 GHz.
ASUS ZenBook UX550VE-DB71T 15.6-inch NanoEdge FHD touch
The stunningly-beautiful ZenBook Pro UX550VE-DB71T doesn’t just lead its class – it redefines it. Using the best materials, the finest craftsmanship and the most advanced high-performance components, ZenBook Pro has jaw-dropping style and breathtaking performance. The timelessly-elegant design of the ZenBook family, with the iconic spun-metal finish echoing the spirit of Zen, is subtly enhanced with brilliant diamond-cut highlights and brushed-metal surfaces that add a touch of sophistication.
The elegant theme is continued… in the stylish ripple-effect pattern laser-engraved on its surface. ZenBook Pro is more than an incredibly-powerful laptop – it’s a true work of art. For creative enthusiasts who care about getting everything in its essence, to enjoy a pure, unfiltered experience. The spun-metal pattern represents our symbol – Zen, of being calm, minimal, yet solid from the inside.
It is the perfect balance between the outer beauty and the inner strength. The simplicity keeps our users away from any distractions and focus on every moment. ASUS Splendid technology provides three optimized display settings to satisfy various using scenarios – vivid mode, eye care mode, and normal mode. The vivid mode is optimized for photo browsing and movie playback, while eye care mode being specially-designed for long-time reading that can prevent eye train.
Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS 15.6″ Ultra Thin
The world’s smallest 15-inch laptop packs powerhouse performance and a stunning InfinityEdge display — all in our most powerful XPS laptop. Featuring the latest Intel® processors. The Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS might be pricey, but it does that for value and reason. It is one of the few systems with a premium construction and powerful high-end systems for work and video work, and will allow you play games on the side.
If you’re a media hobbyist or professional,… you should consider this system, seriously. The Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS finally answers a question I get asked quite often: Which is the best laptop for visual artists who are onto photography or video? In fact, it is what we all thought Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Retina with Touchbar) would have been: extremely light, a 4K touch display, 100% Adobe RGB display screen.
A new Kaby lake processor, tons of RAM, a dedicated Pascal-based Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card and all-day battery life. The MacBook pro skimps on most of these features, safe for a trophy touch bar and sleek design, but the newest XPS 15 shines in both form and function.
HP Spectre x360 – 13t Touch Laptop i7-8550U Quad Core
That’s an easy question to answer, but an impossible question to answer correctly. There’s vast range of possibility, from the 12-inch MacBook to bulky 17-inch Inspirons to workmanlike 15-inch ThinkPads, and everything between. Compromise is inevitable.
After years of bouncing between… looks like a teenage pop star, HP has finally decided on a design language – for the Spectre brand, at least. The Spectre x360 15-inch, like its 13-inch brother, melds a simple matte metal finish with chromed bronze accents.
Metal construction is hardly unique, but the Spectre x360 15-inch has a sleek, sharp profile that defines itself from many competitors. That’s particularly true on close inspection. HP lavishes this Spectre with small touches, from a triangular pattern across the speaker grill, to halved-hexagon shapes that appear on the power buttons and rear of the hinges. You might not notice these touches at first, but you’ll appreciate them once you do.
LG gram Thin & Light Laptop
The LG Gram 15 is one of the lightest and thinnest laptops available with a 15.6-inch display. It has good components and performance for the price and gets nearly 10 hours of battery life. Port assortment includes USB 3.0 Type-C and a full-size HDMI output.
For as much as I love how little the Gram weighs,… the look and feel is not as easy to like. The magnesium alloy body just doesn’t have the same sturdy feel as a premium aluminum-chassis ultraportable. The lid in particular has a lot of flex to it. However, this doesn’t mean that it won’t stand up to the day-in-day-out abuse of a commute or getting dragged around from class to class.
Also, while anyone who picks it up will be amazed by its weight, the Gram likely won’t wow them with its looks. The chassis is dark silver inside and out with the exception of the chrome LG logo on the lid and below the display. Politely put, it is unassuming and will blend into any environment, be it boardroom, classroom or cafe.