Top Laptops for the Road Warrior

Top Laptops for the Road Warrior

Does the concept of "working at your desk" sounds hypothetical to you? For those who spend the day away from their office, battery autonomy is a huge factor. The following devices are strong enough for you to be productive through the day while requiring little or no stops by the power outlet.

Your options 9 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$1120 to US$1755, with accessories.

  • #3, Laptops ($1575 - $1925)
    HP 13" Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop - Silver

    HP 13" Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop - Silver from US$1220;
    ~$1720 with accessories

    This versatile laptop can flip into a tablet when a keyboard would be in the way; it's also capable of handling pretty tough tasks for a few minutes every once... Read More about the 13-ap0028ca

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-8565U
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 30.88 x 21.79 x 1.47 cm
    Weight: 1.320 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #4, Laptops ($1225 - $1575)
    Asus PRO P2540UB 15.6-inch Notebook

    Asus PRO P2540UB 15.6-inch Notebook from US$930;
    ~$1317 with accessories

    This laptop is all about getting the job done, with quality components but nothing extravagant... Read More about the P2540UB-XB51

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8250U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 38.10 x 25.65 x 2.29 cm
    Weight: 2.310 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #5, Laptops ($1575 - $1925)
    Microsoft Surface Book 2 (256GB / Intel Core i5)

    Microsoft Surface Book 2 (256GB / Intel Core i5) from US$1130;
    ~$1599 with accessories

    The Surface book is a different take on the 2-in-1 concept. It's great if you can't make up your mind between a laptop or a tablet and you can detach the screen... Read More about the PGU-00001

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8350U
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.5"
    Screen Resolution: 3000×2000
    Dimensions: 31.20 x 23.20 x 2.30 cm
    Weight: 1.530 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #9, Laptops ($1000 - $1225)
    HP Envy 13-inch Laptop - Natural Silver Guillaume's pick; 11 times!

    HP Envy 13-inch Laptop - Natural Silver from US$770;
    ~$1120 with accessories

    This premium laptop is a natural fit for anyone needing to get work done away from the power outlet like the road warrior or the student.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-10210U
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 30.70 x 21.15 x 1.47 cm
    Weight: 1.170 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #7, Laptops ($1225 - $1575)
    HP 13" Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop - Natural Silver Aluminum

    HP 13" Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop - Natural Silver Aluminum from US$1080;
    ~$1420 with accessories

    This versatile laptop can flip into a tablet when a keyboard would be in the way.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-1035G4
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 39.37 x 19.45 x 1.70 cm
    Weight: 1.302 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #6, Laptops ($1575 - $1925)
    Microsoft Surface Book 2 (128GB / Intel Core i5)

    Microsoft Surface Book 2 (128GB / Intel Core i5) from US$1150;
    ~$1619 with accessories

    The Surface book is a different take on the 2-in-1 concept. It's great if you can't make up your mind between a laptop or a tablet and you can detach the screen... Read More about the HMU-00001

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power2/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-7300U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 128.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.5"
    Screen Resolution: 3000×2000
    Dimensions: 31.20 x 23.20 x 2.30 cm
    Weight: 1.530 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Microsoft site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #7, Laptops ($1575 - $1925)
    Apple MacBook Pro 13" w. Touch Bar (i5 1.4GHz, 128GB, 2019) Guillaume's pick; 6 times!

    Apple MacBook Pro 13" w. Touch Bar (i5 1.4GHz, 128GB, 2019) from US$108012% cheaper than usual
    ~$1605 with accessories

    Built for productivity on the go, the 13" MacBook Pro makes an excellent travel, classroom or meeting companion... Read More about the MUHQ2LL

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8257U
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 128.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.3"
    Screen Resolution: 2560×1600
    Dimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49 cm
    Weight: 1.370 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Staples site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #8, Laptops ($1575 - $1925)
    Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

    Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 from US$1180;
    ~$1669 with accessories

    Built for life (and work) away from the desk, this premium laptop sacrifices most upgrade options for thinness and lightness' sake.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8250U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 128.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.5"
    Screen Resolution: 2256×1504
    Dimensions: 30.81 x 22.33 x 1.45 cm
    Weight: 1.250 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #9, Laptops ($1575 - $1925)
    Apple MacBook Pro 13" w. Touch Bar (i5 1.4GHz, 256GB, 2019)

    Apple MacBook Pro 13" w. Touch Bar (i5 1.4GHz, 256GB, 2019) from US$118011% cheaper than usual
    ~$1755 with accessories

    Built for productivity on the go, the 13" MacBook Pro makes an excellent travel, classroom or meeting companion... Read More about the MUHP2LL

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8257U
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.3"
    Screen Resolution: 2560×1600
    Dimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49 cm
    Weight: 1.370 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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