For instance, the Dell Latitude E7270 Ultrabook supports 8GB of memory and has an Intel Core i7 chip, giving it the power to execute light to intensive tasks.
Picture sitting at a desk with a laptop that's built for entertainment and can open an Excel sheet, but struggles to perform when you have multiple applications open. What a frustrating scenario, right? On the other hand, a home desktop might be just as powerful as a business laptop, but it's functionality is more geared for entertainment purposes.
The options for a business laptop and a consumer laptop are limitless, but in the end, what are the differences?
Some laptops are built for gaming and not for work, others are built for people who want to work with charts, graphics, presentations and need something with enough processing power to get their work done quickly.
A consumer laptop might lack the processing power needed to work with multiple business applications or play graphics-heavy games. These lowered powered laptops are used to browse the web, watch movies, socialize on social media, or work on school projects that don’t require a massive amount of processing power.
So, which laptop is right for you? A consumer laptop or a business laptop? And can either laptop really be used for any purpose? The answer is yes. It just really depends on how it will be used, but once you experience the difference, it'll be easier to know which is the right one for you.
For a deep dive into the benefits of business laptops, read our article, What is a Business Laptop?