In this article, we will discuss the best laptops you can buy.
This list includes a variety of different models and prices so there is something for everyone.
We’ve done our best to include a mix of Windows and macOS computers as well as those from HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and others. Ultimately though it comes down to what your needs are – do you want a laptop that’s lightweight? Does that have a backlit keyboard? A gaming-centric machine or one with better battery life? Read on below for the best options out there today!
1. Apple MacBook Pro
Apple’s latest laptops are built on the company’s “Thin-and-Light” design language, which includes the new MacBook Air models that were announced at WWDC in June 2017. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has a slimmer body than its predecessor, although it still weighs 4 lbs., making it heavier than most other laptops on this list. Laptop Mag gave the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar an Editors’ Choice award for its excellent construction quality and keyboard. The 13-inch version starts at $1,799 and has no Touch Bar or Touch ID support — but it does have a very slim body, great build quality, and a new “Force Touch” trackpad.
2. Dell XPS 13
Not to be outdone by Apple, Dell also makes some of the thinnest laptops on this list thanks to its innovative design with an almost bezel-less display. The 1080p model has an optional backlit keyboard, a USB-C port that doubles as a charging port, and a decent selection of ports for a laptop this thin. The 2-in-1 model is equipped with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors, which offer better performance than last year’s Skylake chips. If you don’t mind the lack of battery life in such a small package, you can’t go wrong with Dell’s latest XPS 13.
3. Asus ZenBook 3
If you thought Dell made slim laptops check out the 12.5-inch Asus ZenBook 3. This aluminum laptop is just 0.46 inches thick and weighs 2 lbs., making it one of the slimmest machines on this list. It comes preloaded with Windows 10 and 256 GB of speedy PCIe storage. Asus also added two USB-C ports, which are reversible, so you never have to worry about fumbling around trying to plug in the connector. The keyboard is comfortable to type on and it has a 1,920 x 1,080 touch screen.
4. HP Spectre x360
The HP Spectre x360 is a good middle ground between a traditional laptop and a 2-in-1. This stylish convertible features a Kaby Lake Core i5 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, an SD card reader, and USB 3.0 ports. It also has a beautiful edge-to-edge IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Laptop Mag gave the Spectre x360 a 4-star rating, noting that it’s a “solid choice for a business or consumer that wants style and performance without breaking the bank.”
5. Microsoft Surface Book
If you’re looking for an excellent Windows laptop with long battery life, 2-in-1 functionality, and plenty of performance, the Surface Book is an excellent option. Microsoft took its Surface Pro 4 tablet and put it into a keyboard dock, creating one of the most powerful 2-in-1 laptops on the market today. The Surface Book has a 13.5-inch display with 6 million pixels, making it perfect for watching movies or editing photos.