This year has changed the way businesses operate, and in particular, how working professionals go about their work. Here are some of the best laptops 2020 you can purchase, as work-from-home becomes the new norm. 2020 has been a rather unconventional year for many reasons.
From global economies reaching a near standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic to businesses and educational institutions having to change the way they operate, we had to find different ways to adapt to this unprecedented situation. The implications of this pandemic have been far-reaching, and will arguably change the way we work, or the way we learn forever.
While e-learning and the concept of remote teams aren’t necessarily new, they weren’t as prevalent before 2020. There have been businesses and organizations that employed remote teams and a scattered workforce for the better part of the decade, but that concept has truly become the norm this year.
Furthermore, with the implementation of stringent lockdown measures all over the globe, resembling the dystopian societies that we often read about only in novels and cultural commentaries, educational institutions had to take a page out of their own playbook, and teach themselves how to adapt and make the most of the resources available to them.
This is where technology stepped in, and devices like laptops and smartphones took over. For the past decade or so, countless students have relied on educational videos and open-source materials to expand their technical knowledge and better their intuitive approach to problem-solving.
This was made possible because of laptops and smartphones. The only difference today is, all the students, regardless of their willingness or interest in online learning, have had to depend on their smartphones and laptops to attend their classes, which have moved from the real world to the virtual one.
How laptops have changed according to consumer needs
Not too long ago, laptops were bulky and weighed around 2-3 kgs. This made it almost a chore to lug them around. Even when we had to carry our devices to work or college, we did so begrudgingly. This made it an inconvenience to carry our laptops anywhere, but all that has changed significantly.
Today, we see professionals working on-the-go, either while commuting or while waiting for their colleagues at a coffee shop. We no longer have to work from our cubicles and can rely on our lightweight laptops to get the work done even while commuting or traveling.
Laptop brands understood the importance of offering lightweight, sleek devices that made it more convenient for us to carry them around. The best laptops 2020 are ultra-portable, lightweight devices that are conventional laptop models, 2-in-1 convertibles, or tablets that come with detachable keyboards. They do not weigh more than 1.5-2 kgs, are sleek, and pack powerful processors, SSD storage, decent batteries, and adequate RAM size. A few such models include:
- Dell XPS 13 (2020)
Dell has garnered a reputation for offering sturdy laptops with powerful processors that deliver excellent performance, and the Dell XPS 13 is arguably one of the best laptops currently floating around in the laptop marketplace.
These laptops excel at productivity, and can even be used for heavy gaming. XPS 13 is lightweight, comes with 8GB RAM, Intel’s new Iris Plus integrated graphics, a 256GB SSD storage, and everything you would need in your laptop. However, this model is quite expensive and is perfect for working professionals and executives.
- HP Envy X360 (2020)
Similar to Dell XPS 13, HP Envy X360 is an excellent laptop that is available in the upper mid-range segment. Powered by processors from the AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series, Envy X360 is ultra-portable, comes with excellent graphics, feels premium, and packs decent RAM size and storage capacity. This 2-in-1 convertible laptop is available for around Rs. 60,000, which is a bargain, considering it is an impressive device from one of the best laptop brands in the world.
- MacBook Air (2020)
When it comes to high-end, premium laptops, there is usually only one winner — Apple. The 2020 edition of MacBook Air has been heralded as the modern phenomenon in the laptop space, and for a good reason. MacBooks usually last for 4-5 years at the very least, while MacBook Air laptops are thin, lightweight, and are ultra-portable.
This makes MacBook Air laptops the best candidates for working professionals, as well as students that can afford a premium laptop model. Furthermore, the latest MacBook Air edition is also great for gaming and comes with a high-quality display and a robust body.
- HP 245 G7 Notebook
If you’re looking for the best laptop under 30000 INR, then HP 245 G7 Notebook is your best bet. Ideal for students and working folk alike, this HP laptop comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM, and the AMD R3-2200U processor with a base clock speed of 2.5GHz.
This laptop 2020 only weighs about 1.52 kgs and houses a 1TB hard drive, which ensures that you can store all the data and files you need. With a 14-inch screen, you can work easily on this laptop, whether you are writing assignments, or creating presentations for work.
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