If you\u2019re searching for the best business laptop or just the best laptop, here\u2019s a suggestion: the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen. For starters, it\u2019s wielding a battery life of up to 15 hours, getting you through an entire day of work. It also does a swell job of securing your files, thanks to a built-in fingerprint reader and optional IR camera.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen\r\nThe Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen combines business performance with built-in security to keep your data safe, thanks to a Match-In-Sensor fingerprint reader and optional IR camera.\r\n\r\nPower & Performance\r\nLook underneath and you\u2019ll find an Intel Core i5-8250U, slightly slower than the Dell XPS 13 9380\u2019s i5-8265U, but a quad core good for multitasking nonetheless. An Intel Core i7-8650U would have been better\u2014and thankfully, there\u2019s a model of the X1 Carbon that has one. Its IPS pane is anti glare with a wide viewing angle and 1080p touchscreen. It has a version with 2560x1440 with HDR, but a non touch screen.\r\nBattery\r\nThe Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen is a whole step above the Dell XPS 15 7590 in terms of battery power. On a full charge, you\u2019ll get 15 hours, three more hours than the XPS 15 7590. And you get fast charging; 50% for 40 minutes of charging.\r\nPorts & Expandability\r\nThe Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen is very limited in its expandability; the RAM is soldered on, but you can upgrade your SSD. It has a small, yet healthy selection of ports, such as: two USB 3.1 Gen 1, two USB C ports (one Type C port supports Intel Thunderbolt 3), audio jack, microSD, HDMI, and an Ethernet extension connector.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nUnlike the all-aluminum chassis of the Asus Chromebook Flip C434, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is a combination of carbon fiber plastic, glass fiber plastic, and magnesium alloy. That all sounds heavy, but it isn't; it weighs just 2.6 lbs. It\u2019s going to survive you tossing it around.\r\nValue\r\nWhile the i5-8265U is great for multitasking, the i7-8650U is going to survive for much longer. And since you can\u2019t upgrade the CPU down the road, it\u2019s something to consider. The greatest value the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 offers is definitely its security features, which is great to fall back on if you forget your password or leave your laptop unattended.\r\nLenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen Wrap Up\r\nNo matter which model of the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen you pick up, you\u2019re getting a fine example of a business laptop. Sure, the Intel Core i7-8650U is better overall, but the base model still wields four cores well for multitasking. Battery life, above all else, is the greatest asset you can wish for, and there\u2019s 15 hours to play with.