A Business Laptop for Every Need

Find the right laptop for how and where employees work, from the office to the road to telecommuting.1 2

Laptops for Business and Telecommuting:

  • Business laptops equip your employees to remain productive on the road, in the field, or telecommuting from home.

  • The key to choosing the best business laptop is to evaluate your current business needs against each form factor and its features.

  • The built-for-business Intel vPro® platform offers hardware-based security features and powerful remote management capabilities that help employees work confidently from anywhere.

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Find valuable guidance in choosing the right business laptop for your mobile work needs, from standard laptops and 2 in 1s to ultraportable laptops, mobile workstations, and Chromebooks*. Compare the advantages of each form factor, as well as the processor (CPU), storage, power, security, and portability. Finally, learn what you should consider when it comes to telecommuting.

Choosing a Business Laptop

More than ever, today’s workforce is a mobile one. Be it on the sales floor, in the field, on the road, or at home telecommuting, the workplace has grown beyond the traditional office or cubicle.

But not all business laptops are created equal. Are your employees’ remote work demands best served by a standard laptop, a 2-in-1, an ultraportable laptop, a mobile workstation, or a Chromebook*? Answering that question will make all the difference for your workforce and their mobile experience.

As you evaluate the different options, consider the following features and how well they align with your employees’ needs.

Processor (CPU)
A processor, or central processing unit (CPU), is the chip that executes instructions and moves data in every business laptop. It is commonly called the brains of the system. The latest generation Intel® Core™ vPro® processors give you the performance you need for the business demands of today, including multitasking, videoconferencing, and security.

Memory and Storage
Your system’s main memory is provided by its random access memory (RAM). The data stored in RAM can be reached almost instantly by calling on the CPU. RAM works as short-term memory; data is cleared when the computer is turned off.

Storage is your system’s nonvolatile long-term memory. This data remains even when the computer is turned off. It’s where your applications, operating system, and other important files are stored. Storage can be a hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid state drive (SSD). Intel® Solid State Drives provide high performance while keeping up with ever-increasing infrastructure demands.

Battery Life

Battery life is critical in a business laptop. Once the province of smaller, less powerful options, extended battery life is increasingly a feature of all kinds of laptops. The latest laptops, such as those built on the Intel vPro® platform, provide long battery life for a productive workday.

Typically, the higher performing the system, the more power it will demand, accelerating the drawdown of the battery. But how you use the device also matters. For example, opt for your system’s 4K display with 500 nits of brightness and you will see power availability drop. The number of applications you are using simultaneously is another variable.

Size and Weight
What is the optimal size and weight for a business laptop? The answer must be driven by how your employees use their devices. Each choice comes with a tradeoff. Choose smaller and you sacrifice screen size. Opt for higher performance and you likely increase the weight.

Systems with 13 to 14 inch screens commonly offer the best balance between usability and portability, usually coming in under four pounds. Screens of 15 to 16 inches are the most popular, but typically weigh closer to five pounds or more. Finding that right mix of mobility, screen size, and performance starts with your employees.

Connectivity
A business laptop’s portability only matters if it comes with reliable connectivity. Wi-Fi connects your workforce to customers and customer information, corporate networks and resources, and ready internet availability—all fundamental requirements for remote work.

Integrated Wi-Fi 6 standards are built to ensure quality connectivity in locations with hundreds or thousands of connected devices working with time-sensitive, high-bandwidth applications. Intel vPro® platform-based laptops with integrated Wi-Fi 6-enabled PCs provide nearly 3x faster speeds6 and responsive performance. They also support next generation WPA3 Wi-Fi security features7 and up to 4x greater capability for more stable connections, especially in dense environments.

Today’s business laptops come equipped with a variety of other connectivity options as well. These can include USB, HDMI, Ethernet, and Thunderbolt™ 3 ports.

What to Consider When Telecommuting

Telecommuting is an ever more common working scenario across a range of industries. The needs of the modern telecommuter share much in common with other remote workers when it comes to their mobile device. As noted earlier, features like screen size, weight, and battery life are key considerations, especially for those people whose telecommuting life demands portability.

IT Support
Being mostly or completely remote, telecommuting workers need a device that remains accessible to IT support and repair, even if their OS or VPN crashes. That means looking for systems that offer remote management capabilities such as Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), included as part of the Intel vPro® platform.

Bandwidth
Bandwidth represents another potential challenge when telecommuting. With demands such as videoconferencing and the growing number of in-home devices, users must expect their systems to reliably perform with little latency and fast upload and download speeds. Intel® Wi-Fi 6-enabled PCs, such as those built on the Intel vPro® platform, offer higher capacity8, faster downloads6, and lower latency.9 Meanwhile, the latest Intel® Core™ vPro® processors provide integrated graphics and capabilities for an improved audio experience.

Multitasking
Working from home also requires a certain level of multitasking. Telecommuters will want to know their business laptop brings the requisite performance muscle to support the use of many applications at once, including bandwidth-hungry video and streaming.

Security
Finally, security should be top of mind when telecommuting. A critical concern for any device, it is especially important for business laptops relied on for remote work, as use of public or guest networks comes with greater risks to system and data safety.

Intel vPro® Platform

Laptops based on the Intel vPro® platform are built for business and an excellent fit for remote work and telecommuting. These systems deliver the business-class performance to power busy workloads, maximize employee productivity, simplify connectivity, and get the most out of battery life no matter where an employee is working.

The platform is also designed with hardware-based security features. It includes Intel® Hardware Shield, which provides enhanced protections against attacks below the OS and advanced threat detection capabilities to protect against damaging firmware-level attacks. The robust security is vital for remote workers who require portability and on-the-go connectivity.

But business laptops are only as useful as they are reliable. The Intel vPro® platform provides crucial remote manageability capabilities via Intel® Active Management Technology. The result is better system management and repair—even when the device is powered off or the OS is unresponsive. With laptops on the Intel vPro® platform, businesses can save on deskside support, reduce truck rolls, improve user experiences, and reduce downtime—all with the confidence of exceptional support for telecommuting employees.

By bringing together the latest technologies in one integrated, validated platform, the Intel vPro® platform gives you the peace of mind that you have a built-for-business solution. From processor and memory to storage, battery life, and security, you know you have the latest technologies, all validated to work together in the most optimized way for business.

The Intel® Evo™ vPro® Platform. Built for What IT Needs and What Users Want

The Intel vPro® platform delivers the latest technologies in one validated solution built to provide what IT needs. It brings together business-class performance, hardware-enhanced security features, superior remote manageability, and PC fleet stability. It’s all the things you need your PC fleet to deliver.

And now, the Intel® Evo™ vPro® platform is the premium thin and light laptop experience for highly mobile business users. Stylish, thin and light laptops with an amazing visual experience with beautiful, immersive displays are designed to deliver the remarkable responsiveness, instant wake and long real-world battery life.

Laptops based on the Intel vPro® platform are built for business and an excellent fit for telecommuting, offering high performance and remote management capabilities.

Informações de produto e desempenho

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Os recursos e benefícios das tecnologias Intel® dependem da configuração do sistema e podem requerer hardware habilitado, software específico ou ativação de serviços. O desempenho varia dependendo da configuração do sistema. Nenhum produto ou componente pode ser totalmente seguro. Consulte o fabricante ou o revendedor de seu sistema ou saiba mais em https://www.intel.com.br.

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A Intel não controla ou audita dados de terceiros. Você deve rever esse conteúdo, consultar outras fontes e confirmar a precisão dos dados mencionados.

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Para cargas de trabalho e configurações, acesse www.Intel.com.br/PerformanceIndex. Os resultados podem variar.

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Conforme medido pelo fluxo de trabalho do Microsoft Office 365. Processador Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 da 11ª Geração em comparação com AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U.

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Conforme medido pelo fluxo de trabalho de produtividade e colaboração. Processador Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 da 11ª Geração em comparação com AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U.

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Quase 3X mais rápido: o 802.11ax, 2x2, 160 MHz permite taxas máximas de dados teóricas de 2402 Mbps, quase 3X (2,8X) mais veloz do que o Wi-Fi padrão 802.11ac, 2x2, 80 MHz (867 Mbps), conforme documentam as especificações do padrão sem fio 802.11 do IEEE, e exige o uso de roteadores de rede sem fio 802.11ax configurados de forma semelhante.

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Recursos de segurança Wi-Fi WPA3: O consórcio industrial Wi-Fi Alliance certificará os produtos Wi-Fi 6 para conformidade com o padrão IEEE 802.11ax e exigirá a certificação de segurança WPA3 como um pré-requisito para garantir o que há de mais recente em recursos de segurança Wi-Fi. Senhas WPA3 simplificadas: O WPA3 usa a Autenticação simultânea de equivalentes (SAE) para substituir o protocolo de troca de chave pré-compartilhada (PSK) usado pelo WPA2. A SAE lida de forma mais segura com a troca de chaves inicial e usa o protocolo Forward secrecy, o que a torna mais resistente a ataques de descriptografia off-line e oferece uma autenticação mais forte baseada em senhas. Proteção avançada WPA3: Proteção de rede adicional vem do equivalente à força criptográfica de 192 bits em uma rede 802.11ax e é superior à criptografia AES de 128 bits utilizada com o WPA2.

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4X a capacidade/escalabilidade: Esta declaração baseia-se em uma comparação da capacidade geral da rede para redes 802.11ax de tamanho semelhante versus redes de 802.11ac. A emenda de especificação IEEE 802.11-14/0165r1 802.11ax define modificações padronizadas tanto nas camadas físicas (PHY) IEEE 802.11 quanto na camada de Controle de Acesso Médio (MAC) IEEE 802.11, que permitem pelo menos um modo de operação capaz de suportar pelo menos quatro vezes a melhoria na taxa de transferência média por estação (medida no ponto de acesso ao serviço de dados MAC) em um cenário de implantação densa, ao mesmo tempo que mantém ou melhora a eficiência de energia por estação. Para obter outros detalhes, acesse: https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0165-01-0hew-802-11-hew-sg-proposed-par.docx.

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A redução de 75% na latência baseia-se em dados de simulação da Intel (79%) do 802.11ax com e sem OFDMA usando 9 clientes. A latência média sem OFDM é de 36 ms, com OFDMA a latência média é reduzida para 7,6 ms. A melhoria na latência exige que o roteador 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) e todos os clientes ofereçam suporte a OFDMA. Para obter mais informações, acesse intel.com.br/wifi6disclaimers.

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Conforme medido pelo escore geral de aplicação do PC Mark 10 do processador Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 da 11ª Geração em comparação com o processador Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-8650U da 8ª Geração.