The Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480) is a top-notch business laptop when configured with top-of-the-line components, though it is a bit more expensive than rivals when so equipped.
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Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is aimed at students looking for a sleek alternative to the aging Apple MacBook Air.
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Prioritize mobile, but don't forget that customers spend many hours per day in front of their PCs.
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