Choosing the best laptop with a good price and specifications it’s not easy enough while we have thousands of new laptops. There are all sorts of things to take into account, from price to performance, and often you have to juggle between your needs in order to settle on the best.
From business-class laptops to ultraportable hybrids, or perhaps a mix of both, we’re here to help you find the perfect laptop for you. Below, you’ll find a laptop for every budget on our list of the best laptops you can buy in 2017.
1. Dell XPS 13
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 – Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD
If you want a slim, light and powerful laptop, Dell XPS 13 is the best choice for you. This laptop squeezes a 13.3-inch ‘Infinity Edge’ screen into an 11-inch frame- that means it’s the smallest/slimmest 13-inch laptop out there.
Dell XPS 13 includes the latest Kaby Lake Core i7 and Core i5 processors, plus the availability of a multi-use USB-C port, standard USB 3.0 and SD slots.
The most expensive versions have super high-res multi-touch screens plus Core i7 processors and loads of memory and storage, but you can save money in several steps which include opting for a non-touch full HD screen, Core i5 processor, and less memory/storage etc.
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch up to QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 256GB SSD
Dell XPS 13 has a good alternative with a less price, actually about the half price which is Asus Zenbook UX310UQ. It comes with a fabulous screen, excellent build quality, and looks, plus top performance for everyday tasks. Moreover, like most of the laptops, it comes in various specifications so the cheaper versions have Intel Core i3 CPUs and full HD screens while the most expensive options come with a super high res display and Intel Core i5.
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Graphics: Intel Atom | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch full HD IPS touchscreen | Storage: 64GB SSD, up to 128GB microSD
Unlike anything else on this list, the Lenovo Yoga Book doesn’t have a physical keyboard, more a flat touch-sensitive writing surface for typing and note-taking. It’s strange, but we loved it. This is a great option if you want something cheap for basic computing tasks.
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core 3.8GHz) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 + Intel HD Graphics 630 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD (120Hz with Nvidia G-Sync) | Storage: 512GB SSD
If you want a gaming laptop, this is the best gaming laptop out there right now! It’s thin and light, of course, it’s large compared to a MacBook Pro or Dell XPS 13, but compared to gaming laptops, it’s a great achievement for Asus.
With the powerful Core i7 CPU and GTX 1080 graphics, it’ll be easily powerful enough to play the best games for many years to come on the built-in 1080p screen.
CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ (quad-core 3.5GHz) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti + Intel HD Graphics 630 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD | Storage: 256GB SSD
If you want a gaming laptop and don’t have a budget for Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501, this is the best choice for you. It comes in at well under half the price and offers absolutely fantastic value for money. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics chip is easily powerful enough to lubricate the best games on the built-in 1080p display.
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 – 650 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
The 13-inch Macbook Pro with touchbar is the best laptop Apple has ever made, and builds new features into the classic design. Is has a thin OLED display at the top of the keyboard which can be used for any number of things, whether that be auto-suggesting words as you type or offering Touch ID so you can log in with just your fingerprint.
7. Dell XPS 15
CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ – i7-7700HQ | Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB DDR4 | Screen: Up to 15.6-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touchscreen | Storage: 1TB HDD – 512GB SSD
It’s perfect for those who like Dell XPS 13 but need a bigger screen and more graphics power. It’s quite pricey though, depending on which version you get. The very top end version has a 4K colour-accurate display which makes it perfect for graphic design.
CPU: Intel Core m3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 – Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 12.3-inch, 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display | Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD | Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1 | Camera: 8MP rear-facing, 5MP front-facing
If you’re looking for the perfect cross between a nimble Windows tablet and a fully functional laptop, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is your best option. It comes expensive this year but with so many improvements that’s really worth. Thanks to upgraded Intel Kaby Lake chips, battery life is absolutely brilliant.