5 Powerful Business Laptops

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HP EliteBook 2170p

The 12-inch EliteBook 2170p, priced at $999, packs quite a bit of punch into a small package. The entry-level version uses an Intel Core i3 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB drive. At 2.9-pounds, this is the one of the smallest and lightest notebooks around. While the EliteBook 2170p feels more like an old-school netbook, it has a speedy processor that's suitable for business apps and Adobe Photoshop. The killer feature: The 2170p is rugged, so it can withstand short drops and dings.