TECH SEP 06, 2022

Top 6 Innovations every Business Laptop should have


You don't make an impact by doing the same thing as everyone else.

To be top of the heap, you need to be innovative. To be forward-thinking and readily cater to emerging market niches.

Being armed with the right tools is a prerequisite for exercising innovation. As technology changes, so does the nature of your profession as well as the broader business landscape. The way we create, deliver and collaborate is always evolving.

In an era where many businesses are harnessing hybrid working, having a laptop that's fitted with state-of-the-art innovations is essential. People need to be able to perform their best work from anywhere. In times such as this, the standard laptop won't cut it.

Here's our roundup of the top six innovations all business laptops should have:

Touch screens: Coordinate with a single touch

Users can now enjoy sweeping away a file with a single touch. Coordinating the world on your screen with a touch of the finger is much more efficient than contending with clunky mouses and pads. Transform your view with a swipe!

Touch screens also come with excellent brightness, colour accuracy and high resolution compared with non-touchscreen laptops. This is great for drawing and note taking, making touch screens an ideal choice for artists and designers.

Multifunction devices: Enjoy two for the price of one

A single device that can function as two is becoming a must-have in today's working environment. An example of a multifunction device could include the hybridisation of a laptop and tablet, where a tablet has a screen that can flip over.

Multifunction devices are radically characterising the hybrid workplace, as well as our perception on what's possible. Multifunction devices save resources, enable greater flexibility and increased mobility. It's highly likely we'll continue to see more multifunction devices in the near future.

Magnesium bodies: Light volume, hard strength

When it comes to the body of the laptop, magnesium is quickly becoming the preferred alternative to aluminium. Magnesium is lighter in volume and has a great strength-to-weight ratio. This is because magnesium alloy electronic bodies are thinner than aluminium. Magnesium is also less thermally conductive, making it less likely to exude the discomfort of a hot case.

Up-to-date CPU: The brains of the laptop

A computer's central processing unit (CPU) is the brain of the laptop. It's the chief mechanism responsible for processing data and executing operations. An up-to-date CPU allows you to get work done faster. You can power through spreadsheets, presentations, browse the internet and edit photos seamlessly.

When you buy a laptop, the CPU model name is usually listed in the product description. Many laptops (including that of the Dynabook range) are powered by Intel. For those who aren't digital natives, the CPU model name can seem like a foreign language.

So, here's our quick breakdown of the CPU model name:

Before the hyphen

  • the first word is the brand (e.g. Intel Core)
  • the brand modifier follows, which is usually expressed as i3, i5 or i7 (for Intel)
  • After the hyphen

  • the first number after the hyphen is the generation indicator
  • a combination of a two or three-digit number follows, signifying the SKU for the chip
  • a G and a number comes after, identifying the level of graphics.
  • The latest generation is most often the best choice when it comes to CPU. This is because it enables top speed, allowing you to work efficiently.

    Optimal RAM: Work faster

    If the CPU is the brain of the laptop, the random access memory (RAM) is the nutrition source for the CPU. RAM is a form of temporary computer storage that allows stored data to be received and read almost immediately.

    When you open a program, it's temporarily stored in your computer's RAM for easy access as opposed to being inscribed in a permanent hard drive. If your CPU had to rely on the hard drive for every function and program, your laptop would be incredibly slow-moving. Sufficient RAM is essential in enabling high-speed performance.

    You may be wondering, how much RAM do I need? That depends on how you intend to use your laptop as well as the amount of data storage your programs require.

    For anyone needing to use basic computer essentials, 4BB of laptop RAM should suffice. Anyone needing to seamlessly accomplish more demanding tasks at once (e.g. gaming, graphic design, programming) will need between 7 to 8GB of laptop RAM. Those wanting to operate several large programs at once will need at least 16 GB of laptop RAM.

    Insufficient RAM creates a slow experience at best. In more extreme cases, your laptop could experience a major system crash due to the overload.

    Quality built-in webcam: Better connections

    The best webcams make you feel like you're in the same room as the person you're communicating with. In the age of hybrid working, the ability to communicate effectively through virtual means is essential.

    Video conferencing is the bread and butter of today's business landscape. Seeing who you're communicating with elevates the experience. It improves the sense of connection you're able to have with them and is more conducive in enabling real-time collaboration.

    Good webcams can improve company communication and collaboration, while saving travel costs. A good webcam for business needs to have autofocus enabled. This ensures that an image is clear in both up-close and long-distance views. Quality webcam is key for simulating connection when not working face-to-face.

    Having a business laptop with these six innovations will help you and your colleagues work smarter and faster.

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