If you need a tough and more serviceable business laptop than an ultrabook, you should go for Lenovo ThinkPad T450s. After more than 2 weeks of research and testing, Lenovo Thinkpad T450s is the one we suggest as a smart buy for 2016 as it is the great mixture of a speed, peripherals, durability, configuration options and user-experience.

  • Speed
  • Peripherals Quality
  • Durability
  • Battery Life
  • User Experience
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Who is this for?

Most people, even business people, don't need a traditional business laptop anymore—an ultrabook will be smaller, lighter, and good enough for most uses. But some people still need more battery life, more power, more ports or security features that you just can't get on an ultrabook, and they're willing to deal with a thicker, heavier laptop to get that.

How we pick the best one?

Most business laptops have the same guts as ultrabooks. We tested performance just to make sure there were no surprises, but we focused on the things that make business laptops great: the keyboard and trackpad, build quality, battery life, display, upgradeability and serviceability, and warranty and support.

Our Pick

If I had to use one laptop every day for the next three to four years, it would be the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s, (I am using MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display but I can go for this as my next laptop) upgraded from the base model with a 1920x1080 IPS screen (which provides superior viewing angles), 12 gigabytes of RAM, and a backlit keyboard. It's thicker, heavier, and doesn't have as good a screen as an ultrabook, but it's rugged chassis and spill-resistant keyboard mean you don't need to baby it. The ThinkPad keyboard is one of the best on any laptop, and unlike most ultrabooks, the T450s still has VGA and Ethernet ports, which are good for screen presentations and Internet/network connectivity, respectively.

It's easier to upgrade and service than most ultrabooks, and thanks to its hot-swappable batteries, you can get staggeringly long battery life without ever going near a charger.


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