If you're looking for the ultimate business laptop, get yourself the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga.

Best overall

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

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With a 14-inch, 1440p touch display, convertible design, strong battery, and powerful hardware working behind the scenes, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can quite literally do it all. Despite its rugged construction and host of ports, it remains one of the thinnest and lightest 2-in-1 laptops you can buy.

Bottom line: The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is built like a tank and everything you need in a business laptop.

One more thing: LTE-A connectivity is an option for anyone who needs to be connected to the internet at all times.

Why the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga is the best

The OLED display has a 2560x1440 resolution that is suited for many purposes, and when folded right back around you have an incredible tablet. You can draw flow charts and take meeting notes with ease with the included stylus. There are also IPS display options at 1080p and 1440p for anyone looking for something a little less taxing on the budget, but the OLED will be a simply amazing choice.

Great looking, packed with specs and even has a coffee-proof keyboard

You've got lightning fast internal storage thanks to a PCIe NVMe solid-state drive, which is about twice as fast as your typical SSD. Windows 10 Pro will boot in seconds, and you'll have plenty of room for your important files with up to 512GB of storage.

With up to an Intel Core i7 vPro processor, Intel HD Graphics 520, and 16GB of DRR3 RAM, you're sure to have the performance needed to tackle the day's workload and have time left over for some light gaming on the commute home. The battery should last you a full working day under standard use — about 11 hours.

The durable build is typical ThinkPad quality — it was subjected to a grueling military-grade test to ensure it holds up under heavy use and abuse — and even includes a spill-resistant keyboard. Because coffee happens and it shouldn't ruin your day. Despite its ruggedness, the X1 Yoga weighs only 2.8 pounds (1.27kg) and is only 0.66 inches (16.8mm) thick.

Adding to the laptop's versatility is its host of ports, including OneLink+, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, three USB 3.0, and a microSD card reader. Stay secure with a fingerprint reader, and stay connected at all times with an LTE-A option. Configurations start at about $1400 and go up to about $2100.

Best non-convertible

Dell XPS 13

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Sporting one of the best-looking bodies of all laptops, the Dell XPS 13 is a powerhouse. The 13-inch display sits in a chassis the size you'd expect for an 11-inch display, owing its compactness to the nearly-eliminated bezel around the screen. This alone could be the winner when it comes to a portable business machine. Choose an 1800p touch option for an incredible view, or 1080p non-touch option to keep the finance department happy. There are plenty of hardware configurations to choose from, up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Base models start at about $800.

Bottom line: For the best non-convertible laptop, check out the beautiful Dell XPS 13.

One more thing: The solid-state drive can be easily upgraded further down the line — save some cash now as you wait for 1TB SSDs to come down in price.

Best 2-in-1

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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The Surface Pro 4 is a tablet. It's also a laptop. It's probably the very best 2-in-1 Windows device ever made and it's a very real option for the enterprise user. You have the flexibility to use it like a convertible but completely free of a keyboard. And this 'tablet' packs a full laptop's worth of hardware inside.

Throw in a pen, kickstand and a terrific looking display and you have an incredibly versatile business machine.

Bottom-line: Part tablet, part laptop, 100% a great device.

One more thing: If you're looking for a tablet that's purely a tablet, the Surface Pro 4 is still a great choice. The type cover is an optional extra, so buying the Surface Pro 4 standalone means you'll be getting a full-on tablet.

Best overall

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

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With a 14-inch, 1440p touch display, convertible design, strong battery, and powerful hardware working behind the scenes, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can quite literally do it all. Despite its rugged construction and host of ports, it remains one of the thinnest and lightest 2-in-1 laptops you can buy.

Bottom line: The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is built like a tank and everything you need in a business laptop.

One more thing: LTE-A connectivity is an option for anyone who needs to be connected to the internet at all times.