Notebook PC

Below are our current recommended notebook computers. We based these selections off experience, build quality, third party reviews and specifications. For any computer, we recommend the following minimum specifications in a business environment:

  • Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • For 15-inch laptops, a FHD (1920×1080) resolution display

We recommend the specific models below, however we can provide advice on any notebook. We generally recommend devices from HP, Dell, Lenovo & Apple.

Preferred 13-inch NotebookStandard 13-inch Notebook
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 2-in-1
  • Fast quad-core 8th generation Intel processor
  • 2-in-1 tablet functionality
  • 4G LTE mobile data option
  • Rechargeable stylus included
  • Not as thin & lightweight as the Lenovo X1 range
The Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 2-in-1 is a complete notebook. It is flexible to act as a laptop or tablet, and includes a rechargeable stylus similar to the Microsoft Surface Pen or Apple Pencil.

Thanks to its hardware, including a Core i7 Intel processor, it can perform in all situations.

While it could be lighter and have a higher resolution screen, the X380 Yoga is still highly impressive. It’s perfect for use inside-and-outside the office, powerful and flexible for a variety of use scenarios. A true all-round, modern notebook.

Indicative Price: $2,250 ex GST (email us for a quote)

Specifications: 

  • Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.00 GHz) with Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 13.3″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), 300 nits, Anti-reflective & Anti-smudge, Touch screen
  • 8 GB RAM (1x8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM, soldered) | 256 GB SSD – (M.2) PCIe
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Ports : 2x USB 3.0, 1x Thunderbolt (x2 Gen3),1x HDMI, 1x 4-in-1 Micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC), 1x combo audio/microphone jack,1 x mini RJ45
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Battery 4-cell (51 Wh), integrated, up to 13.6 hours
  • ThinkPad backlit keyboard, ThinkPad Pen Pro
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 313.5 x 222.2 x 18.2 mm
  • Weight: 1.43 kg
HP ProBook 430 G5 13.3-inch Laptop
HP ProBook 430 G5 13.3-inch Laptop
  • 8th generation Intel processor
  • Fast, solid state drive
  • Basic design
  • Low resolution screen (only HD)
  • A bit heavy for it’s specifications

A solid no-frills laptop option. If you need a device that’s ready for a work environment, the HP ProBook 430 is a reasonable choice.

While it can’t be compared with light-weight ultrabooks, the HP ProBook 430 notebook contains sufficiently powerful hardware for Office applications, website browsing and other non-graphic intensive programs.

The notebook shines as a device that can be docked in the office with monitors, yet retaining the ability to pick it up and work from a cafe or home.

Indicative Pricing: $1,150 ex GST (email us for a quote)

Specifications: 

  • Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (1.6 GHz base frecuency, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores) with Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 13.3″ diagonal HD SVA anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768) with 720p Webcam
  • 8GB RAM (1x8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM) | 256GB SSD (M.2 SATA)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Ports : 1x headphone/microphone combo, 1x RJ-45, 1x VGA, 1 HDMI 1.4b, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 powered port), 1x multi-format digital media reader, 1x AC power | Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo, non-vPro
  • Weight: 1.49 kg

All items listed in the Standard Technology Stack (STS) are available for purchase through Sentrian.

Updated on September 3, 2018

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