The Big 4 Consulting Firms: What Business Laptops Do They Use?

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We’ve spoken with several employees of the Big 4 Consulting Firms: PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst & Young (E&Y), Deloitte, and KPMG; none of them appears to have set on a business laptop that they use throughout the company. An incoming grad may be given a Lenovo Thinkpad while others a Dell Latitude. Each company hasn’t settle for a brand nor laptop model. But across the four companies, we do see these models, and we are going to review them quickly:

Lenovo ThinkPad T490

Lenovo ThinkPad T490

Lightweight (3.23 lb) and slim, the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is ideal for portability. Excellent laptop to travel with, has a long battery life, touchscreen option, and fingerprint reader for an extra layer of security. We know KPMG consultants love it. The design is the least simple; the keyboard and touchpad are unique to the ThinkPad series; they had this design for years, if you are used to it, you probably will find it hard to use any other touchpad layout.

Dell Latitude 7300 Business Laptop

Del Latitude 7300

This laptop had top-notch security features: fingerprint reader on the power button or with the optional IR camera. Another great feature is the modern standby capability; you can resume work quickly when waking your system since Wi-Fi is running in the background. The Dell Latitude 7300 is the smallest 13″ Premium business-class notebook. EY employees are not very enthusiastic about the design of this laptop, not to mention that it has many different configurations. If you don’t like the design of this model, you can look into the Dell Latitude 7310 model, its screen fully folds and turns it into a tablet:

And if you are interested in exploring other Dell business laptop models, we suggest checking our Top 5 Dell Latitude Laptops 2021 edition post.

HP EliteBook x360 Convertible Laptop

We know this one has been a favorite for Deloitte, for its employees, not so much, mainly because its battery drains too quickly. That aside, its design is elegant, the most lightweight of business laptops (2.2 lbs), it has a folding screen that makes it comfortable to use in pretty much any surface area.

HP Elitebook x360

This model comes in many configurations, so as you climb up the corporate ladder, the better configuration you’ll get!

Used Business Laptop Trade-In Value

If properly maintained, business laptop models don’t depreciate quite as much as their home-use counterparts. Let’s check the resale value of the laptops we mentioned above:

  • Used Lenovo ThinkPad T490 with a touchscreen and Intel Core i7 processor yields up to $350* estimate.
  • The offer on the Core i5 version would be significantly lower; still, you can expect to get up to $216 for it.
  • Being a more affordable brand, the convertible version of the Dell Latitude 13 7000 series with the Intel Core i7 8th generation processor in excellent working, and the cosmetic condition gets a $206 cash estimate*.
  • And finally, the newer HP EliteBook x360 830 G7 model with the 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor will score a $733 quote; not bad for a used laptop.

If you are a business looking to upgrade your company equipment, please feel free to reach out for a bulk laptop estimate.


Bottom Line

Suppose you are looking to buy a business laptop and you would like to know what the big four consulting companies use. In that case, these are your finalists: Lenovo ThinkPad, Dell Latitude, and HP EliteBook. You can configure your notebook to tailor your needs and budget. Remember, you can save some money by buying pre-owned laptops at Gadget Salvation.

*Priced on 06/24/2021. Subject to change.

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Cesar N

Blogger at Gadget Salvation since 2014. Technology enthusiast.