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The most popular notebooks

Notebooks that are suitable for professional use are now available in almost every form. The spectrum ranges from design-oriented lightweights with long runtimes to desktop replacements with a large display. The most important factor for selecting the device is usually determined by the intended use. Anyone who only commutes between home and company offices is probably well served with a 15-inch device. Frequent travelers get their money's worth with the light 12- and 13-inch notebooks.

We have determined the most popular notebooks for you from the extensive TecChannel product database:

This time we have a special situation to report, no new additions but re-entries from long-gone notebook days. Three real notebook veterans of the business class have returned to the ranking after a very long break and are displacing significantly newer devices. Obviously, there is currently a need for information among our readers, whether for update reasons can only be guessed. If three devices are placed in the top ten again, three others have to give way, namely the following, which are listed here with their previous placement:

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  1. Lenovo ThinkPad X220
    ThinkPad X220 is the name of this model from the X series from Lenovo, which serves frequent travelers with extremely portable notebooks. The device has a 12.5-inch screen in widescreen format with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The panel is matt as standard. The ThinkPad X220 is equipped with the latest Intel processors of the Sandy Bridge generation, which should ensure high mobile computing power. Lenovo specifies an entry-level weight of 1.3 kilograms, including a powerful 9-cell battery. This promises up to 15 hours of wireless work.
  2. Samsung Notebook Series 5 Ultra
    The Notebook Series 5 Ultra is Samsung's interpretation of the Ultrabook. The Series 5 Ultra notebooks come in 13-inch format and are typically extremely flat for Ultrabooks. The devices are available with both Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The notebooks of the 5 Ultra series have a maximum height of 17.6 mm and weigh just 1.43 kg. The display has an LED backlight and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the 720p HD resolution. The Core i5 model is equipped with 4.0 GB of RAM, the Core i7 version with 8.0 GB. The four-cell battery should allow a runtime of around 6.5 hours. Peripherals are connected via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0. External displays are connected to the notebook via HDMI, a VGA connection is not available. Wifi connectivity is provided according to 802.11 a / b / g / n standards, and Bluetooth 3.0 is also on board. The package is supplemented by a webcam and a card reader. All variants of the Samsung Notebook Series 5 Ultra come with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium as the operating system. The 64-bit variant is used here.
  3. Apple MacBook Pro Retina display
    The MacBook Pro with Retina display is Apple's long-awaited 15-inch high-performance notebook that wants to impress in particular with its extremely high-resolution display. With 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, this has a much more precise resolution than is usual in this form factor. With this, Apple expects to be able to display higher resolutions than those that can be perceived by human eyes at normal viewing distances, but this is only approximately possible. Nevertheless, according to our test, the retina display offers an extremely high image quality, and key data such as contrast, viewing angle and color space are also impeccable. The only annoying thing is the strong tendency towards reflections. The other components of the notebook are also significantly more powerful than those in the MacBook versions that are not equipped with a Retina display. A Core i7 from Intel works at the core of the device, which powers a highly integrated platform with either 2.3 or 2.6 GHz. The 8 GB RAM (which can be upgraded to 16 GB if the wallet is full) as well as the built-in SSD storage are not intended for easy replacement: the former is firmly soldered, the latter does not correspond to any standard. At least in the larger version, however, it can be upgraded from 512 to 768 GB, for which the price of an average mid-range notebook is due. In the 2.3 GHz version, the user is permanently limited to 256 GB. The rest of the notebook is not exactly service-friendly either: it can only be opened with a special tool and the batteries are firmly glued in place. Incidentally, these are put to good use: with a peak consumption of almost 100 watts, four hours of runtime are acceptable. The device is also decent in terms of connectivity: 2x Thunderbolt, 2x USB 2.0 / 3.0 and 1x HDMI enable all conceivable options with a device that is only 1.8 cm flat.
  4. Dell Latitude e6400
    No question about it, compared to earlier Latitude D series, Dell has succeeded in consistently developing the E6400. The device is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, but it does more and runs longer. Dell has created a very decent business notebook with this, details such as the new display lid or its hinges underline this.
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T400
    With the ThinkPad T400, Lenovo has put together a solid business notebook with good battery life. The device can only be distinguished from the T61 at second glance. Some call this boring, but it has a good and meaningful tradition. Envy rarely occurs in large IT fleets. In terms of battery life, the ThinkPad T400 cuts a really good figure. The performance values ​​are based on the technical basis. Whether you really see the hybrid graphics solution as an advantage has to be decided by your own requirement profile. The equipment itself is coherent, only eSATA may be missed by some.
  6. Dell Latitude 6430s
    With the Latitude 6430s, Dell packs a 14-inch display in a case that is more reminiscent of a 13-inch device in terms of volume. The width of the device with 335 mm is therefore rather compact for a 14-inch device. The 14-inch display works with 1366 x 768 pixels and LED backlighting. Unfortunately, Dell does not offer panels with other resolutions. Third-generation Core i processors take care of the computing power; configurations with Core i5 or Core i7 are available. Intel's HD Graphics 4000 takes care of the graphics control. With a small battery and SSD, a weight of less than 2 kg can be achieved, with a large battery and HDD it can also weigh over 2 kg. The device has a docking connector. Dell offers HDD configurations up to 750 GB and SSD up to 256 GB. Peripherals can make contact via two USB 3.0 ports or one USB 2.0 port. The latter is combined with an eSATA connection. External display units can be found via VGA or mini-HDMI connection.
  7. Fujitsu Lifebook U772
    Fujitsu has clearly designed the Lifebook U772 for business users. It offers a wealth of professional features, but still comes in a slim ultrabook case. The magnesium cover, which is available in anthracite and red or silver, measures just under 16 mm in height. At least at the start of the product, a specification is not met: Even the cheapest version costs over 1,000 euros. This includes a Core i5 from Intel, and versions with a Core i7 are also available. These are usually accompanied by 4 GByte DDR3-SDRAM. The display has a diameter of 14 inches, and the matt finish is particularly appealing to business customers. the resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels is on average for comparable notebooks. The graphics unit is also up to date with the Intel HD 4000. A special feature of the device is the integrated Ethernet card, which, however, has to be addressed via an adapter. Wireless access is also possible via WLAN or the UMTS unit with a bandwidth of up to 14.4 Mbit / s. Non-volatile data is stored on an SSD with 128 GB capacity, which can also be replaced by a hybrid solution or a larger flash memory. The connection options are above average: there are three USB ports with two USB 3.0 ports, an SD slot and a connection for a port replicator. Three USB 3.0 devices, a network cable and display devices via DVI, VGA and DisplayPort can be connected to the latter. A fingerprint sensor enables use in correspondingly restricted areas. In the test, the device impressed with its solid workmanship and good features. Average performance values ​​don't give reason for criticism. Only the short key drop takes getting used to.
  8. Toshiba Tecra R850
    The Toshiba Tecra R850 belongs to the class of business notebooks and should even be suitable as a full-fledged desktop replacement. The computer has a matte 15.6-inch display for this, but it only has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The processors in the notebook series all come from Intel's current Sandy Bridge series. The equipment is also complete with USB 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, eSATA / USB combo interface and HSPA-capable modem. The notebook was able to stand out positively in tests with a battery life of more than eight hours. Toshiba makes full use of the width of the case for the keyboard and has given the Tecra R850 a separate numeric keypad.

A real business notebook differs from a consumer device in many ways. However, many of the differences are not always obvious, apart from an anti-glare display. A solid business notebook still has its price in spite of the steadily falling acquisition costs. Now, however, you get more consideration than ever before. Under no circumstances should you do without the basic security features.

But be it an elaborate hard drive attachment with a protective mechanism, a solid display lid with similar hinges or just a few successful tools and security features - you usually only notice in the event of damage that you have saved in the wrong place. What you should pay attention to when purchasing a business notebook is revealed in this guide: The right notebook.

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The order of the most popular business notebooks is based on the number of views of the products by our readers in the past three months.