Best Windows Laptops for Remote Workers

Windows laptops are everywhere, and there are so many great choices on the market regardless of what you need it for – but let’s look at a particular use-case that has grown recently. Remote work has gotten more and more common since the onset of Covid-19 two years ago.

We reached out to a provider of IT support services London companies have been using since the onset of Covid-19 to equip themselves for remote work. The company, who are Microsoft partners, specialise in remote IT support and cloud services, which are both essential for remote work. This IT company told us that, for people who are working from home, or from a co-working space, the ideal type of computer is a laptop – because they balance performance with mobility (you wouldn’t want to bring a desktop PC from home to your co-working space.


What Do Remote Workers Need?

With the sheer number of laptops on the market, it may seem daunting choosing the right one for remote working. But after speaking to some IT support companies London businesses have used to pick technologies, we have come up with a few qualities that you can look for to make the search easier. For example…

  • Performance – think about your work responsibilities and daily tasks to determine what kind of performance you need your laptop to achieve. For general office-based work including email communications, word processing, and web-based work, you won’t need an excessively powerful laptop. For most business-based work, you would do well with an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor; 4GB or RAM would do fine, but 8GB would be even better; and an SSD with 256GB should be plenty of internal storage.


  • Weight & Size–remote workers are more likely to work in multiple locations or spaces throughout the day, which can be good for productivity. If you like to work that way, then definitely look for a laptop that is lightweight (without sacrificing performance) and compact. Most high-quality laptops weight between 1.5KG and 2KG, but you can find even lighter laptops if this is a priority.


  • Display – if you’re going to be staring at the screen all day, you want to ensure that it isn’t going to strain your eyes. This is why some opt for a larger screen – though, as long as you’re viewing the display at the correct distance, it shouldn’t matter how big or small the screen is. Things you can look for are resolution and display type – the gold standard at the moment is 4K resolution, with an OLED display. A high refresh rate (such as 120Hz) will also make staring at the screen all day easier.


Best Laptops for Remote Work

  1. Dell XPS 15

With a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, a full HD 15.6 inch display, you can’t get any better than the Dell XPS 15 for remote work. The XPS line is also known for it’s high-quality aluminium case and sleek design.


  1. Dell Inspiron 15

This Dell laptop may sacrifice a few of the design qualities that the Dell XPS boasts, but the trade-off is a cheaper laptop that features very decent specs – including an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a full HD 15.6 inch screen, and an Iris Xe Graphics card.


  1. HP Envy 13

For a more compact solution, the HP Envy 13 is excellent value for money. It features an Intel Core 17 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, an AMD Radeon Graphics Card, an a Full HD, 13.3 inch touch screen display. The price tag for this machine is very attractive, and with an 11-hour battery life, this is the perfect laptop to take out and about for work.

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