We might be making a gradual shift to working from the office and business meetings in the boardroom. But our expectations from our primary work devices haven’t changed. Whether you’re looking for a slinky notebook that slips into those slim portfolios or a laptop that can morph into a gaming device by night, we’ve rounded up some of the best laptops in the market you can check out.
ASUS ZenBook Flip S
Positioned as a device that can find the balance between work and play, the ZenBook Flip S arrives at a time when we use our laptops for a versatile set of tasks. The Flip S can swing from laptop to tab effortlessly thanks to ASUS’ trademark 360° ErgoLift hinge. There’s also tent mode that allows you to use this as a binge-watch screen. If you like to flaunt your device, you won’t be disappointed. This laptop will get you all the attention you seek. It’s not just compact (just 1.2kg) but looks ultra-premium thanks to ASUS’ refined Jade Black finish.
You’re bound to gravitate towards the vibrant 4K UHD NanoEdge OLED HDR display. The bezels on the 13.3-inch display (3840x2160 pixels) are ultra-slim. The laptop is kitted with Harmon Kardon certified dual speakers for immersive sound. The hardware spec sheet is impressive. Its propelled by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core Tiger Lake processors — 2.80 GHz quad-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.70 GHz) and 12 MB cache. There’s 16GB of RAM and 1TB of onboard storage. There’s a wide range of ports — a full-size HDMI port, two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports (you can power this device with a USB-C charger), and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port. You also get a capable Stylus and the NumberPad, a touchpad, with an integrated numeric keypad that are part of the package.
Not long ago, the Vaio brand was a favourite among road warriors for whom style mattered as much as function. These laptops were not just about their good looks and ultra-light form factor but also had featured best of breed hardware. The Vaio brand has just been resurrected, the new Vaio Z will take you back in time.
The Vaio Z is positioned as the world’s first 3-D moulded carbon-fibre laptop. It’s ultra slim and is incredibly light — under 1kg, yet extremely durable. It has the hardware for the intense tasks. The Vaio Z is powered by state of the art 11th Gen Intel Core processors. The 14-inch high-definition 4K LCD panel is truly immersive while the Dolby Audio speakers adds to its entertainment creds. Vaio claims a 10-hour battery life; you can leave that charging cable at home if you’re headed for a quick day-long business trip.
Lenovo Legion 5
A 15.6-inch IPS 1080p display is the highlight of this power-packed gaming laptop. The display also features a smooth 120Hz refresh rate to reduce screen tearing and in-game lag. It’s not short on firepower — a AMD Ryzen 4600 mobile processor (with 6 ultra-responsive cores) keeps this going, it can swing from gaming to work mode with ease. The edgy, industrial design makes this device standout in a crowd. The other cool feature is the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard with a backlight that provides hair-trigger accuracy and superior key travel.