Best laptops with number pads 2024

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In the market for a new laptop with a dedicated number pad on the keyboard deck? Well, you’re in luck! Not all laptops launching in 2024 ship with this handy hardware feature, so I've rounded up some of the best laptops you can find on the market right now that also include a number pad, using our expert knowledge and product reviews done by the excellent staff here at Windows Central.

Often found in larger laptops of the 15-inch or more variety, having a number pad on your keyboard deck is an extremely useful tool. If you find yourself living inside Excel spreadsheets or wanting to bind different commands to extra keys in a video game, a number pad will make that job a whole lot easier.

Not every laptop with a number pad is equal, however. Some can be full sized, others can feel a little more cramped, and some place the number pad in places you'd never think of. So, we've done our best to only include the very best laptops on the market right now, that just so happen to also have a great number pad too.

This buying guide is updated every month with the latest products that we've reviewed with a number pad, so bookmark it and keep checking back if you don't like the look of any of the laptops on this list currently, or are waiting for a model to be refreshed with the latest specs!

Zac Bowden
Zac Bowden

Zac is a senior editor for Windows Central with expertise in Windows PCs, including laptops, tablets, and desktops. He's the go to guy for information about the latest Windows features, as well as the latest hardware features. 

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The best laptops with number pads in 2024

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Below you'll find my full write-ups for each of the laptops I've picked out as the best laptops with number pads. Many of these laptops have been reviewed or had hands-on time with by the team at Windows Central, and have our full recommendations for each category specified. 

Best laptop with a number pad

The new Galaxy Book4 Ultra on launch day. (Image credit: Samsung)

1. Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra

Best laptop with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Up to Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
RAM: Up to 32GB
Storage: Up to 1TB SSD
Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 4050 / 4070
Display: 16-inch 2880x1800 OLED
Ports: 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB-A, 1x microSD, 1x Headphone jack, 2x Thunderbolt 4

Reasons to buy

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An absolute powerhouse
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Glorious 3K AMOLED display
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Intel Ultra chips

Reasons to avoid

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Quite a big and heavy machine
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Battery life could be better

The Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra is Samsung's flagship Windows PC for 2024, and it's the company's most powerful laptop to date. It features the very latest Core Ultra processors from Intel, paired with the very latest graphics cards from NVIDIA, along with one of the best screens ever put into a laptop.

On the inside, we've got two options: An Intel Core Ultra 7 155H or the Intel Core Ultra 185H, both of which offer incredible performance for a laptop. The same goes for the GPU, which can be had in either NVIDIA RTX 4050 or 4070 flavors. The 4050 card is great for creatives doing video or photo work, and the 4070 card is amazing for that plus 3D intensive tasks like gaming.

Onto the display, which is fantastic. It's a 16-inch AMOLED panel with a 3K resolution of 2880 x 1800, offering rich contrast and deep blacks. We've got a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello, too. Audio is also excellent, with quad AKG tuned speakers that offer clear and rich sound.

And of course, the Galaxy Book4 Ultra comes with a built-in number pad right on the keyboard deck, with plenty of space for all the additional keys thanks to that large 16-inch display up top. 

Best lightweight laptop with a number pad

The fancy LG Gram SuperSlim looks phenomenal. (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)
The best light laptop with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Intel Core i7-1360P
RAM: Up to 32GB LPDDR5
Storage: Up to 2TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch 1080p OLED
Ports: 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2, 1x headphone jack

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly thin and light
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Very stylish
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Large OLED display

Reasons to avoid

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No dedicated graphics
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Quite expensive
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Audio isn't great

The new LG Gram SuperSlim for 2023 brings the Gram series back to formula. It's a beautiful, slim, and light Ultrabook with a large 15.6-inch OLED display, offering inky blacks and excellent contrast. 

On the inside, the LG Gram SuperSlim features Intel's latest 13th-gen P series chips which offers impressive performance in thin Ultrabook chassis like this one. That's paired with Intel's onboard Iris Xe graphics which is good for light photo and video work. Don't worry though, if you need a better GPU, the LG Gram Style supports Thunderbolt 4 so you should be able to hook up an external GPU with ease.

We love the design of this laptop, rocking a minimalist aesthetic with a roomy keyboard and number pad. The device is so thin, there's only enough room to house three USB-C ports and a headphone jack. There's no room for full-size USB-A or HDMI ports here.

Best budget laptop with a number pad

Low-cost, yes. Good? Also yes. (Image credit: Windows Central)
Best budget laptop with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-1255U
RAM: Up to 16GB
Storage: Up to 1TB
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
Display: 15.6-inch 1080p LCD
Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x USB 2.0, 1x headphone jack, 1x HDMI 1.4

Reasons to buy

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Budget price
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High refresh rate display
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Intel 12th-Gen

Reasons to avoid

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Last gen specs
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Only 1080p option
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No touchscreen

Looking for a laptop with a number pad on a budget? The Dell Inspiron 15 with Intel's 12th-Gen U series processors is a great buy. Available today for as low as $379, you're getting a great PC with all the bells and whistles you could want at this price range. 

The Inspiron 15 features a large 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display, which includes a 120Hz refresh rate panel for smooth animations. Additionally, we've got a number of configurable RAM and storage options, starting with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage, all the way up to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage. 

It can also be configured with Intel UHD or Intel Iris XE graphics, and you can choose between Intel 11th-Gen or Intel 12th-Gen processors if you're looking to save a few more bucks. And of course, we've got a great number pad on the keyboard deck. 

Best convertible with a number pad

Can't go wrong with one of Lenovo's best convertible designs to date. (Image credit: Windows Central)
Best convertible with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-1360P
RAM: Up to 16GB
Storage: Up to 1TB
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
Display: 16-inch 1080p / QHD LCD
Ports: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1x microSD card reader, 1x headphone jack

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous design
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Latest Intel processors
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Convertible form factor

Reasons to avoid

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No dedicated GPU
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Max 16GB RAM

Lenovo's latest Yoga 7i is one hell of a laptop. Featuring a gorgeous, thin, rounded design, excellent 2.5K 16-inch display, and a touchscreen with support for pen input, this might be one of Lenovo's best ever laptops with a number pad built into the keyboard deck.

On the inside, we have Intel 13th-Gen processors which offer excellent performance and battery life. It can be configured with up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB m.2 SSD drive, along with an Intel Core i5 or i7 U or P-series processor. It also has a fingerprint reader built-in, and Windows Hello face unlock using IR, along with a 1080p front facing camera.

The Yoga 7i also features a convertible design, meaning it's rocking a 360-degree hinge that allows you to transform the laptop into a tablet. With its large 16-inch display, using it as a tablet will be quite cumbersome, but it's super great for drawing.

Best creator laptop with a number pad

Don't need the Ultra? The Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 is also great for creators. (Image credit: Samsung)

5. Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360

Best creator laptop with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Intel Core Ultra 7
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Graphics: Intel Arc
Display: 16-inch 2880x1800 AMOLED
Ports: 1x HDMI, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB-A 3.2, 1x MicroSD, 1x headphone jack

Reasons to buy

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Excellent Ultrabook
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Beautiful design
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360-degree hinge
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Support for touch and pen

Reasons to avoid

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No dedicated graphics
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No Windows Hello Face Unlock
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Mediocre battery life

Samsung is one of few OEMs on our list that includes number pads on almost all of their laptops in their larger 16-inch configuration, which is nice to see. The Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 is a toned-down version of the Book4 Ultra above, designed for those who don't need a mobile workhorse and instead just needs a great laptop for creative tasks that they can take with them on the go.

On the inside we have the Intel Core Ultra 7 chip, which offers excellent performance for daily tasks and creative workflows. Paired with Intel Arc graphics, this is an excellent choice for amateur photographers or video editors looking to get some work done. The laptop is also a 2-in-1, with a touchscreen that support's Samsung's excellent S-pen, which will benefit photographers or artists who draw.

The 16-inch display has a 3K resolution and is AMOLED offering great contrast and deep blacks. Additionally, we've got expandable microSD storage, a built-in fingerprint reader for Windows Hello biometrics, a great 1080p front facing webcam for video calls, and AKG tuned quad speakers for great audio. 

And, just like the Galaxy Book4 Ultra, the Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 includes a glorious number pad right on the keyboard deck. 

Best business laptop with a number pad

This one's all about business. (Image credit: Future)

6. HP ENVY 17t

Best business laptop with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-13700H
RAM: Up to 32GB
Storage: Up 5o 1TB
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
Display: 17-inch 1080P/4K IPS
Ports: 3x USB-A, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x headphone jack

Reasons to buy

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Highly configurable
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Intel 13th-Gen U or H series
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1080p or 4K models available

Reasons to avoid

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Average battery life
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No touchscreen option

If you're in need of a laptop with a number pad that was designed from the ground up for work, the ENVY 17t from HP is a great choice. Featuring a nice, sustainable metal design, a fantastic 17-inch 4K display with 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy, and of course, a full-size number pad on the keyboard.

The ENVY 17 can be configured with Intel 13th-Gen U or H-series processors, 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD for excellent performance. We've got two Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB-A ports, one HDMI 2.1 port, and a headphone jack. There's also Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 for great wireless connectivity.

There's also a 5MP front facing camera with Windows Hello face unlock, a great trackpad, and a full-sized keyboard with 1.5mm key travel. There's not much to dislike about the HP Envy 17. It even has a relatively affordable starting price. 

Best gaming laptop with a number pad

Wanna game? Lenovo has you covered. (Image credit: Windows Central | Zachary Boddy)
Best gaming laptop with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Intel Core i7-13700HX
RAM: Up to 32GB
Storage: Up to 1TB
Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 4050 / 4060
Display: 16-inch QHD IPS
Ports: 4x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Ethernet, 1x headphone/mic combo

Reasons to buy

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Great thermals and performance while plugged in
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A large, pleasant 165Hz and 16:10 display
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Practical design with a good keyboard
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Solid pricing at every configuration

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life is below average
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Performance takes a big hit on battery power

Lenovo's Legion series of gaming laptops has offered surprisingly great value since the first iteration, and Lenovo has continued to improve the line of budget to premium mid-range laptops with every successive generation. 

The new Lenovo Legion Pro 5i (Gen 8) features the latest and greatest hardware from Intel and NVIDIA, including Intel 13th-Gen HX processors and NVIDIA RTX 40 series GPUs. You can choose between an i5 or i7, and 4050 or 4070 if you want the most power you can get.

The display is a 16-inch 16:10 panel with a 165Hz refresh rate, making it one of the better choices for gaming with its fast response time. It can also be spec'd with up to 32GB RAM, and of course, we've got a dedicated number pad on the keyboard deck for gaming macros and other shortcuts.

Best 14-inch laptop with a number pad

The laptop with a hidden number pad (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)
Best 14-inch laptop with a number pad

Specifications

Processor: Intel Core i7-13700H
RAM: Up to 16GB
Storage: Up to 1TB
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
Display: 14.5-inch 2880x1800 OLED
Ports: 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x HDMI, 1 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack

Reasons to buy

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Small and compact
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Unique number pad
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Excellent OLED display

Reasons to avoid

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Number pad is capacitive
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Fans can be loud

Looking for a 14-inch laptop with a number pad? These are a lot harder to come by, because 14-inches generally isn't large enough to accommodate a usable number pad. With that said, ASUS was able to figure out a clever way of fitting in a number pad on a 14-inch laptop, and that's by putting it in the touchpad.

ASUS's clever design allowed them to design a trackpad that also includes a capactive layout for a number pad. In normal use, the number pad isn't visible, and the trackpad operates as normal. But at the tap of a button, the trackpad transforms into a large number pad, excellent for typing numbers into Excel!

Of course, this number pad is capacitive, meaning you won't get any tactile feedback from using it. If you're a touch typing you relies on hardware keys, this number pad won't be for you. However, if you don't mind the idea of a capacitive touchpad, this is the only great 14-inch laptop with a number pad out there.

The laptop itself is actually awesome. It has a gorgeous 2880 x 1800 OLED display, paired with a super powerful Intel 13th-Gen Core i7-13700H, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD storage. It's a powerful laptop for its size, and that hidden number pad makes it all the more awesome. 

How we test laptops with number pads

The best laptop with a number pad will ultimately come down to preference. Are you looking for a workhorse with lots of power under the hood? Or are you after something more lightweight? One thing is for sure, you will be looking for a laptop with a large screen, as that's the only way most OEMs are able to fit a number pad on the keyboard deck.

We think the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra is an all-round amazing laptop with a number pad. It's powerful, stylish, has an excellent display, and a great number pad. That said, it is a little overkill for a lot of people. So there's also the Galaxy Book3 Pro, which is a more mainstream offering from the same company, also with a trackpad.

Be sure to check out our roundup of best Windows laptops if you're looking for the best overall Windows laptop, number pad or not! 

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads