Traditionally found in larger laptops, having a number pad on the keyboard deck is an extremely useful tool. If you find yourself living inside Excel spreadsheets or inputting a lot of number as part of your job, a number pad will make your job a lot easier. And even gamers will benefit with added gaming controls. Not all laptops, however, ship with this handy hardware feature, but we've rounded some of the best ones if you need a dedicated number pad. Check out our picks for the category below:
The Yoga 7i 16 from Lenovo is one of its best-in-class laptops, with a gorgeous high-resolution 16:10 display, excellent design with rounded edges, 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs with Intel Evo certification, and above all else, a number pad! This laptop can also easily transform into a tablet with its 360-degree hinge for added versatility.
This business laptop features a beautiful 2K 16-inch display, and Intel 12th Gen P-Series chips. It also has a 52Wh battery, which provides up to 11 hours of use, with an optional larger battery of 86Wh for even more endurance! And of course, it has a number pad.
HP's EliteBook 860 Gen 9 is another excellent business-class notebook. Slim enough for travel, but with a number pad for added productivity, this versatile laptop comes with the durability that enterprise users demand in a sleek design.
Dell's Vostro line is a wallet-friendly entry into the enterprise laptop space. The Vostro 5620 delivers plenty of features without cutting (too many) corners to get the price right, including 12th Gen Intel processors, a 16-inch display, plenty of ports, and a dedicated number pad.
Unlike the other business-centric laptops on our list, Lenovo's Legion 5i Pro is made for gamers with excellent thermals, a bright QHD+ display that supports HDR and Dolby Vision, and Intel's 12th Gen H Series processor alongside Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics. There's also a nicely sized number pad too with RGB backlighting across the entire keyboard.
If you're after a more compact laptop with a number pad, Asus' 14-inch Vivobook S 14 Flip may be just the perfect ticket. You wouldn't know that the Vivobook ships with a dedicated number pad by looking at its keyboard, and that's because Asus embedded this feature as a secondary capacitive touchscreen display right into the touchpad to save space.
Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is an excellent choice for Windows users who also are deep inside Samsung's ecosystem. This 15-inch convertible laptop delivers solid performance with its slim design and comes with a brilliant AMOLED screen. The best part? You also get a dedicated number pad.
HP's Envy 17 is the creator's laptop for home users. With an affordable entry price that scales depending on the features you need, the Envy 17 comes equipped with up to Intel's 12th Gen processors and RTX 2000 series graphics. This sleek metal-clad laptop also boasts a dedicated number pad for data entry.
The last pick on our list is a performance-packed gaming machine. With a more aggressive design featuring RGB lighting for gamers, the MSI Raider GE76 comes with up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics. This gaming laptop can also be used as a mobile workstation with its 17-inch display and dedicated number pad.
Being productive on the go with a number pad
Why you can trust Windows Central Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.
For number crunchers and people who need the functionality of a full number pad, using laptops with a full numeric pad is essential. Data entry is significantly faster and more comfortable with a full number pad. Each laptop in this collection has a full number pad that increases your speed and optimizes your workflow.
There's a wide range of laptops with number pads, from thin and light laptops to the beefiest gaming setups. If you want a portable laptop with a lot of room to get your work done, the Lenovo Yoga 7i is an excellent option, with its smaller sibling on our list of best Windows laptops. It has a large screen but will feel like a much smaller laptop in your bag thanks to its lighter weight.
If you're looking for something that's good for gaming, the Lenovo Legion 5i is your best bet, with a crazy powerful processor and GPU on offer, along with a great QHD+ display.
Chuong's passion for gadgets began with the humble PDA. Since then, he has covered a range of consumer and enterprise devices, raning from smartphones to tablets, laptops to desktops and everything in between for publications like Pocketnow, Digital Trends, Wareable, Paste Magazine, and TechRadar in the past before joining the awesome team at Windows Central. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, when not working, he likes exploring the diverse and eclectic food scene, taking short jaunts to wine country, soaking in the sun along California's coast, consuming news, and finding new hiking trails.