Top 10 Best Laptops For Working From Home – April 2020

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Millions of people are forced to learn to adapt and work from home now, and that means building an office at home, starting with laptops. And the center-piece of that home office is going to be a laptop. Unless you have a company-provided laptop, you won't be able to get any work done without one. So we have comprised a list of the best laptops to use while you work from home.

We here at AndroidHeadlines are not new to working from home. The entire team works from home, with many of us having many years under our belts. I myself, have been working from home for going on eight years now. So to say that we have experience in making a home office that makes you productive, would be an understatement.

Top 10 Best Laptops For Work From Home – April 2020

In this list, you'll find laptops that are great for gaming, some that are cheaper and more efficient, and even some that are middle-of-the-road. Giving everyone a great choice for a new laptop that you can pick up to work from home.

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CostWhere to buy
Dell XPS 15 9570$1699Amazon
Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch$2199Amazon
Microsoft Surface Pro 7$1199Amazon
ASUS ZenBook 13$699Amazon
Apple MacBook Air$949Amazon
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch$777Amazon
Acer Spin 1 SP111-33-C6UV$299Amazon
ASUS Chromebook C423NA$306Amazon
Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook$1499Amazon
Google Pixelbook Go$649Amazon

Overall Best Laptop

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Dell XPS 15 9570

Dell XPS 15 9570

The Dell XPS 15 9570 is hands-down the best laptop that you can buy right now.

It sports a 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen display, with 400-nit brightness. That means it won't be all that great for using outside, but it is a really good looking display with small bezels.

Inside the Dell XPS 15 9570, you'll find the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB of GDDR5. And that is capped off with 256GB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage. Dell has included a fingerprint reader on the power button that works with Windows Hello, for quick and easy authentication.

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The Dell XPS 15 9570 tops our list for the best laptops for work from home, because of the specs, and the looks of this laptop. It is absolutely stunning, and also very powerful. Which will allow you to get plenty of work done and then also use it for playing some games.

Dell XPS 15 9570 - Amazon

Best Macbook

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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch

The Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch is the absolute best MacBook you can buy right now. It's also the most powerful laptop that Apple makes.

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The 16-inch MacBook Pro comes with the ninth-generation Intel Core i7 six-core processor, with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and the AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics and GDDR6 memory. Making it super powerful and great for those that do some video editing or are hardcore users.

There is also the touch bar for quick shortcuts. As well as Touch ID on the power button, for easy login to your MacBook Pro. Apple has included four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. It also has the biggest battery that is allowed on a plane. Which is going to get you about 11 hours on a charge. As well as WiFi 802.11 AC.

Finally, the display. It's a 16-inch high-resolution display, that offers up true-tone technology. So that it can adjust the color temperature based on the lighting in the room. It also has pretty small bezels like the Dell XPS 15 does.

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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch - Amazon

Best Value Laptop

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 might not be the cheapest option on this list, but it is the best value. Even at $1199 – there are cheaper models, but they have been out of stock for weeks now.

The Surface Pro 7 comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, that makes it turn into a tablet. It also has a kickstand on the back, making it easy to work from anywhere. Even with it sitting on your lap.

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Internally, this particular model has the Intel Core i5 processor, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage as well.

Now, unfortunately, the type cover is not included here. You will need to pay $129 for that keyboard. But this is a really great alternative to your plain old laptop.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 - Amazon

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Best Budget-Friendly Windows Laptop

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ASUS ZenBook 13

ASUS ZenBook 13

The ASUS ZenBook 13 isn't the cheapest laptop out there, but it is the best budget-friendly laptop, at $700.

This particular model comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD NanoEdge display. That's lower resolution than most other laptops on this list, but still usable.

Internally, it has an Intel Core i5-8265u processor. Along with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and 512GB M.2 PCIe SSSD storage here.

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It also has a full suite of ports. Including HDMI, USB-C, WiFi 802.11 AC and a micro SD card reader. That is really clutch, especially for creatives, as most laptops have opted to get away from the SD card reader. So good to see it here.

The ASUS ZenBook 13 also comes in a lightweight package. At about 2.5 pounds. And that is even with the aluminum unibody design. And of course Windows 10 Home is pre-installed here.

ASUS ZenBook 13 - Amazon

Best Budget-Friendly Mac Laptop

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Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air

The Apple MacBook Air is the best budget-friendly Mac laptop, right now, at just under a grand.

It is also the thinnest laptop on this list, all while still being somewhat powerful. It sports a 13.3-inch Retina Display with True Tone Technology.

Inside you'll find the tenth-generation Intel Core i3 chipset, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage on-board.

Apple has also included the backlit magic keyboard – meaning that this does NOT have the butterfly keyboard! As well as Touch ID for easy authentication. Apple also has stereo speakers included here for wider stereo sound.

Of course, Apple packed in a pretty large battery, that is going to get you about 11 hours of work.

Apple MacBook Air - Amazon

Best Budget-friendly Gaming Laptop

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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch

The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-inch laptop is a really good choice for those that want to do some gaming. And it's under $800, which makes it budget-friendly.

This sports a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, that is also sporting anti-glare coating.

Inside, you'll find the Intel Core i5-9300h processor, which is a quad-core chipset clocked at 2.4GHz, and can turbo boost up to 4.1GHz. There is 8GB of DDR4 RAM inside, with 256GB of PCIe M.2 SSD storage. For graphics, we have the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB of GDDR5 RAM.

The battery life is pretty good here too, with about 10 hours of mixed usage. Streaming will get you around 7 hours. And of course, this laptop has RGB, because it wouldn't be a gaming laptop without it.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch - Amazon

Best cheap laptop

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Acer Spin 1 SP111-33-C6UV

Acer Spin 1 SP111-33-C6UV

Not everyone needs the very best of the best in the world of laptops when they need to work from home. For them, the Acer Spin 1 is a really good option. This is not a high-end laptop, but at $300, it is a very good value.

It's worth noting that this comes with Windows 10 S included. So you will need to pay to upgrade to the full version of Windows, if you need it.

This has a 11.6-inch HD IPS touch display. Internally, you'll find the Intel N4000 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

So as you can tell, this is similar to a Chromebook's spec sheet. So don't expect it to be powerful or even good for gaming.

Acer Spin 1 SP111-33-C6UV - Amazon

Best budget-friendly Chromebook

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ASUS Chromebook C423NA

ASUS Chromebook C423NA

The ASUS Chromebook C423NA is one of the best Chromebooks you can buy, even if it is actually a budget device. This particular Chromebook has a 14-inch Full HD non-touchscreen display here. With a 180-degree hinge.

Inside, you'll find the Intel Celeron N3350 processor at 1.1GHz, as well as 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There is support for WiFi 802.11 AC, as well as Bluetooth 4.0.

It also offers up really great battery life. We're looking at 10 hours on a single charge, which is pretty incredible, even for a Chromebook.

ASUS Chromebook C423NA - Amazon

Best Gaming Laptop

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Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook

Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook

The Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook is perhaps the best gaming laptop to pick up right now. It's made of aluminum, and looks incredible. And at this 13.3-inch size, it means that it's also super portable.

Inside, the Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core processor is running the show. Along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage. There is also the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q for graphics. Making it really great for playing games and such.

Razer also outfitted the Blade Stealth 13 with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, making it future-proof. And you can also use the Razer Core X external GPU for this laptop.

Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook - Amazon

Best Chromebook

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Google Pixelbook Go

Google Pixelbook Go

Perhaps the best of the laptops on this list for work from home, is the Pixelbook Go. Especially if all you need to use a laptop for is the internet. Since this has Chrome OS on-board and also offers a really great look and feel. It is also super light weight.

Now, the Pixelbook Go comes in a number of variants, but the cheapest one that's $649, comes with the Intel Core M3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on-board. That is pretty powerful, actually for a Chromebook, but you can also upgrade. All the way up to an Intel Core i7 chipset with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Keep in mind that Chromebooks just have Chrome inside, and Android Apps. This is not an entire operating system, like a Windows or Mac laptop would have.

Google Pixelbook Go - Amazon