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April 18, 2023

How to work from anywhere on a Surface laptop with a mobile office

With a drastic increase in remote and hybrid office jobs in the last few years, many employees can work from anywhere! Whether that’s home, a coworking space, your favorite coffee shop, or a combination of different places, remote jobs are giving people the freedom to turn any space with a good Wi-Fi connection into a mobile office. Learn how Surface laptops can be an essential addition to your mobile office setup and ways to happily and productively work from anywhere.

What is a mobile office?

A mobile office is exactly what it sounds like — an office space that is temporary and can be relocated at any time. However, the characteristics of mobile offices have changed with the popularity of remote work.

Hybrid and remote jobs have continuously updated the definition of what a mobile office can be. If you can work from a computer and aren’t tied down to one physical location for your job, any space can become a mobile office in a matter of seconds. And with the right Surface laptop, you can get to work and stay productive from anywhere.

How a Surface laptop can complete your mobile office

Surface laptops come with a variety of features and in a range of sizes. If you’re always on the go for your job, then having the right Surface laptop can make it easier to work out of multiple spaces. Here are some features and products to consider when choosing a Surface device for a mobile office space:


Even if you’ve got the most comfortable work chair in the world, it’s nice to occasionally change up the scenery and work from a nice coffee shop. Working from more than one location means you have to carry your laptop around a lot. Surface laptops are lightweight, durable, and easy to move from place to place.

If you need our most lightweight laptop with tablet functionality, the Surface Pro 9 is the device for you. Weighing just under 2 lb with a battery life of up to 15.5 hours*, the Surface Pro 9 is the perfect laptop for transporting. Also, you can easily jot notes and sketch using the Surface Slim Pen 2 on the pen-on-paper-feel PixelSense™ touchscreen.

Battery life

Forgot your charger at home? A laptop with a long battery life can be essential when you’re working while unplugged. Many Surface laptops can go the entire day without needing a charge, making them ideal devices for working away from home or the office.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is made for people who need to get stuff done without worrying about battery life. It’s the most powerful and durable device in the Surface laptop family, making it a game-changing addition to your mobile office. With all-day battery, stunningly crisp graphics, and a high-quality webcam, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 is built for performance and productivity.


It’s important to be able to stay productive in any environment, especially if you like to work from multiple locations. Surface laptops come equipped with Windows 11, which provides built-in productivity features like Focus assist. You can also access tools like Microsoft Teams to keep working alongside your coworkers.

If you’re looking for a laptop that will keep you productive from anywhere, try the Surface Laptop 5. This Surface device is fast, sleek, and comfortable to use, making it the perfect device for multitasking from any given space. You can rely on the Surface Laptop 5’s long battery life, transportability, and productivity tools to keep the ball rolling from anywhere.

Find additional help with choosing a Surface device

Still need help deciding? Try comparing Surface devices to see which laptop is best aligned with your preferences. You can also browse Surface for Business devices to find more laptops that are designed for workplaces.

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[*] Battery life varies significantly based on device configuration, usage, network and feature configuration, signal strength, settings, and other factors. See for details.