If you seem to go through laptops like socks, it might be worth investing that little bit more to get something with real longevity. Laptops from the Windows Premium Collection are designed to go the distance – with tough-but-sophisticated design and a whole heap of innovative features.
What is the Windows Premium Collection?
It’s the gold standard of computers – high-end laptops carefully hand picked by Microsoft for their performance, quality and for what each can bring to different people.
They all come with the latest Windows 10 features – so you can get digital assistant Cortana to organise your life as well as run Microsoft Office and control the screen with your finger.
Our chosen laptops also boast powerful Intel Core processors and fast loading times thanks to SSD – a type of storage that’s slimmer, lighter and faster than a traditional hard drive. But which one should you choose? Read on…
1. Designers and creatives
You need serious power to run demanding software as well as super-sharp screens to showcase your latest projects. A digital pen to draw on-screen rounds off the wish-list.
Surface Book 2
With four versatile modes, including laptop and tablet, your creativity knows no bounds with the Surface Book 2. Make your presentations zing with fully rotatable graphics and show off vibrant projects on the PixelSense display. Photoshop and Illustrator run smoothly with the Intel Core i7 processor and 8 GB RAM.
This lightweight tablet can be used as a laptop by adding the keyboard accessory. It’s a fantastic mobile workstation for working in coffee shops and on trains. With the Intel Core i7 processor, it has plenty of power for Adobe CS.
The Surface Pen (sold separately) is a pressure-sensitive digital stylus that you can buy to complement either of these computers. With it you can draw directly on to your Surface device’s screen – it’s great for working in Photoshop and Illustrator or taking quick notes in OneNote.
2. Stylish laptops for working on the go
You want a laptop that’s slender, small and sophisticated but that packs enough power to stay productive on the go. You want to turn heads for looking good and working hard.
Dell XPS 15 2 in 1
With up to 15 hours of battery life, this seriously chic 2-in-1 can handle big projects on the go. Run demanding software with the quad core 8th Gen Intel Core processor and enjoy seamless streaming and stunning visuals with Dell Cinema.
What’s more, the new MagLev keyboard is 24% thinner than standard keyboards.
HP Spectre x360
Go from laptop to tablet in seconds with this versatile 2-in-1. If you’re on the train you can write reports in laptop mode, then switch to tablet mode to view training videos.
With up to 16 hours of battery life, you can use it on a single charge for the whole day. It has a powerful Intel core i7 processor too.
3. Power hungry homeworking on the big screen
Dell XPS 13 9370
Not only does this Dell look stylish on any worktop, it’s super-powerful too, with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. Editing complex documents and videos is a breeze.
Projects, games and TV shows look amazing on the 4K Ultra HD touchscreen that also features an ultra-thin bezel to give you more screen than most 13-inch laptops.
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