One of the glorious inventions of our times is the LAPTOP which is basically a notebook computer. It definitely had a profound impact in all kinds of arenas. Laptop is an indispensible part of our professional lives. The portable nature of this small sized personal computer made possible for progress in the world to grow by leaps and bounds. So many companies swear by this small but vital machine all over the world. It also blessed us with the “work from home” option. And gave birth to many entrepreneurs who could kick start their start-ups right from their homes. So here we are to clear all your uncertainties if you are looking for a good buy. We present you the top 10 best laptops in town today.
The ultrabooks range that DELL possesses or the ones it keeps launching are always the most sought after. Looks like this custom is not going to end any soon. The new XPS13 has been given a complete makeover compared to its previous cousins and is a top notch windows utlrabook of its time. Build quality seems to be sturdy due to the aluminium chassis and the palm rest area has been given a carbon fiber finish. It comes with a gorgeous design, attractive screen and a strong battery life.
You also get to choose between a super high resolution and multi touch screens. It is supposedly very light and slim with a very vibrant display(4k resolution). They give a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD card slot and a USB Type-C port(that supports thunderbolt three), which can output DisplayPort video. There is 13.3 infinity edge display and the borders are almost absent on the sides and the top thereby making the images pop. The touch screen is glossy making it prone to fingerprints.
Video chatting is going to be slightly awkward due to the webcam position which is below the display. The side mounted speakers(one on each side) give you sound that’s loud enough and the pre-loaded Waves MaxxAudio software allows you to fine-tune the equalizer. The keypad is a little shallow but trust it to give you a solid typing experience. There is even spacing and good backlighting of the keys. Also the buttonless touchpad gives does not fail to give accurate navigation. All these features should be satisfying enough If you are in for a sleek ultrabook like XPS.
CPU: inter 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
Lenovo recently launched its new range of products based on the ‘Kaby Lake CPUs’. The company has definitely set standards for business notebooks. This is a solid laptop excellently suitable for media consumption or work. Comes with an all new white and silver accents, it makes for a decent office laptop. Be it portability or performance, this laptop doesn’t back down. This is not an entirely new version but a refresh that’s a delight to mainstream multimedia users.
It comes with a plastic body, except the lid and keyboard area have a metal finish providing some rigidity. You get a 15.6-inch machine with a 1080p display. The hinge of the display can be angled back up to 180 degrees. There’s also a good spread of ports on both sides – SD card slot, a headphone and microphone combo jack, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI and VGA outputs, LAN, and a DVD drive. The keyboard comes with a comfortable spacing between the keys with an evenly lit backlighting. The track pad is quite big and is well placed.
The four rubber feet that it features helps to maintain a decent elevation even on uneven surfaces and at the same time allows the vents on the bottom to take in cool air. The laptop also gives you two quick-access slots below the laptop for the hard drive and RAM. Inspite of there being two RAM modules, only one is user accessible.
It comes with a Windows 10 Home 64 bit along with Lenovo’s software suite. Doesn’t show any heating signs except that it slightly warms during charging or any high intensity usage like gaming. The HD webcam is definitely of good quality as it can capture video even with low indoor lighting. There’s also a microphone for audio recording purposes. This laptop will definitely thrill the multimedia users with its sharp display, excellent speakers and impressive webcam.
Dual core CPU - Intel Core i5-7200U
RAM - 8GB of dual-channel DDR4 and a 256GB SSD.
DOS Operating System
A 1TB hard drive
Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU with 4GB of dedicated RAM.
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Display - 15.6 inch
This is a midrange laptop that comes with high end features and definitely deserves your attention. It is a perfect fusion between an everyday laptop and an expensive all-aluminium ultrabook. It is portable, stylish and thin with a light metal coated body. One can say that it took after the Macbook Air.
This is a direct successor of the ASUS UX303UA and is a traditional clamshell laptop. You get premium feels with its all-aluminium coating which has a CD like glare and is also slightly thicker than the Macbook Air but the build quality is high enough. Zenbook is also available in bonze and metallic grey colours. There seems to be a slight flex with the metal body and also the keyboard depresses a tad bit with a firm-push.
It is amazingly light enough to carry around with you all day. It comes from the brushed concentric circles design on the lid. Coming to the sockets, along the left side you’ll find a round charging socket, a USB 3.0, HDMI, USB-C and a headphone jack with an integrated microphone socket. On the right there are two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader and a couple of lights, one for the hard drive and the other that let you know that it’s actually on, or if the battery is charging.
The charger is a perfectly serviceable L-shaped plug. Its full sized chicklet sized keyboard is perfect and is fully backlit. The display quality comes in QHD 3,200 x 1,800, but it’s also available with a full HD 1920x1080 resolution screen as well. It is viewable from wide range angles and comes with an anti-glare. Go ahead and buy this exceptional machine without any second thoughts.
CPU - Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
13.3 Anti-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display
Super light and portable
This is a fantastic forward-thinking Lenovo creation. A reinvention of the ultraportable flip around design. This one is actually small and thinner than the Apple’s Macbook ultralight and definitely not slippery. It is a convertible and marks the debut of a hinged digital keyboard and trackpad. There’s haptic feedback and audio cues that signal when typing, like on a smartphone, which can be toggled on or off. There’s a choice(a first for a laptop) between keyboard and a blank slate where you can use Lenovo’s Real Pen stylus just like you would on any drawing tablet, a real boon for artists. It is called a Create Pad, a layer of electromagnetic resonance (EMR) film beneath the keyboard that’s powered by Wacom Feel technology.
You get a power button and a volume rocker on the right side and speakers on the wither side of the keyboard deck behind the dotted grilles. The Dolby Atmos Technology provides for a good range and volume. There’s only one Micro-USB port for charging and connecting peripherals or storage. There’s also a Micro-HDMI video output and a 3.5mm audio socket. You get a tray on the left with cutouts for microSD card and for Nano-SIM. It has no air vents since no cooling fan is required.
You can also use it in tent-mode which is quite stable. Lenovo even offers it with Windows or Android. The charger is actually smart-phone sized. With this product, Lenovo has set standards in dual-purpose computing devices. Its edgy, exciting and very light-weight with a futuristic-concept design.
Intel Quad-Core Atom x5-Z8550 Processor 1.44GHz (Turbo boost up to 2.4 GHz)
10.1" Full HD Touchscreen IPS (1920x1200) 2-in-1 Convertible Display
Dolby Atmos Sound Processing with dual speakers
4GB LPDDR3 Memory
64GB Flash Storage
Intel HD Graphics 400
Up to 15 hours battery Life for All-Day
High Speed 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 x Micro USB, 1x micro HDMI, 1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
8MP Auto-Focus Rear and a 2MP Fixed Focus Front Webcam
Extremely thin and light
If you are a fan of Apple, then you must check out this latest and greatest laptop from its range. It is a good looking machine, sure to woo everyone with its sleek aesthetics. The top part comes with a 13-inch retina display that has 25% more colours than sRGB displays. The bottom part of the Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch with touch bar, a good chicklet type keyboard and a large touchpad that allows multi-finger touch gestures. The silver Apple logo on the back of the top lid gives it a certain edge. It has done away with the usual ports and introduced only 4 thunderbolt ports (two on each side) along with one audio port located on the right side. Even the DVD drive is missing.
The OS is light making it easy for the programs and the system to boot swiftly. You get a 720p FaceTime HD cam above the display and supports Bluetooth 4.2. This notebook comes with terrific set of stereo speakers which are 50 % louder and crisper than the previous edition of the Macbook pro. The ultimate feature is the touch bar. A strip of LED touch screen replaces the usual function keys on top and displays essential functions of the software that is running currently on screen. The usual software like Photos, Mail, Safari along with the purchasable Final Cut Pro are supported as well. It comes with a brilliant 49.2W/hour battery that ran upto 9.5 hours (with Wi-Fi on).
Professionals and enthusiasts, look no further if you want to buy this mean machine!
It is 14.9 mm thick and weighs 1.37 kg
2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor
Solid state Hard disk size – 512GB
Computer memory size – 8GB DDR3 RAM
Mac OS operating system
Graphics coprocessor – Inter Iris 540
Turbo Boost (up to 3.3 GHz, 4MB shared L3 cache
The Taiwanese major, ASUS presents us with a laptop that is every gamer’s dream. It is basically built around a 15.6-inch full HD screen which has viewing angles of 178 degree laden with matte finish. This allows the users to share the screen with fellow gamers without ambient light distractions. There is a Hd webcam above the display that supports multi-directional microphone.
The multi-coloured backlit keyboard comes with 4RGB light support. And the trackpad is large enough. The front portion is where the SD card slot along with the speakers are placed. The laptop also has 3 USB ports (two USB 3.0 and one 2.0) placed on the left and right sides of this gaming notebook. A USB C port is available too, for connecting latest mobiles and devices. On the left side of the laptop, the HDMI, Ethernet, Audio and power ports are placed. On the right side there is a DVD writer, too. The backside of the display on the panel you see a large ASUS ROG backlit logo in red, adding to the show.
It comes with a Windows10, is preloaded with apps, utility software and also an anti-virus software. The ROG software (which has every setting a gamer might need for the perfect gaming experience all under a single roof) enhances the overall appeal of this laptop. It is a great product for gamers who want portable performance or want to go all out and participate in a gaming night out with their buddies.
Processor type: Core i7 7700HQ
Hard Drive interface - eSATA
15.6 inch (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz
Anti-Glare Panel with 72% NTSC with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
Intel Core i7 7700HQ Processor
Processor speed: 2.8 GHz (6 M Cache, up to 3.8 GHz)
RAM size:8 GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM
2 x SO-DIMM socket , up to 32 GB SDRAM
Battery energy count – 65 Watt hours
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphic card
3 USB ports (two USB 3.0 and one 2.0)
Dimension: 38.3 x 25.5 x 2.10 cm
The best possible laptop for students or anyone who is continuously bogged down by work but need some refreshment from time to time. This is truly an affordable laptop. The entire keyboard deck comes in black and the keys are given a red colour accent. The best part is the red backlight. There is also a black variant for those who want a subtle version.
On the right side, there is an ethernet port, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the left side is a security lock, power port, another USB 3.0 port and, finally, a 2-in-1 SD card reader. The front speaker grille comes with a dual purpose which acts as an air pathway for the dual-fan cooling system.
The speakers are loud and crisp equally while playing music or gaming. There are two grilles on either side of the hinge for air passage on backside of the Inspiron 15 7000. It is brilliant that Dell has installed Nvidia’s latest, entry-level graphics processors in this budget friendly gaming laptop. Even beyond gaming performance, no one can deny the fact that the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is an all out workhorse. It offers a solid gaming experience, and has a fantastic battery that goes well. This Dell does an impressive job of balancing everyday computing needs with the increased demands of handling games and at the same time boasting an astounding battery life.
Up to 3.5GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ 7th Gen processor
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB 5400rpm hard drive
15.6-inch screen (1920 x 1080) with an anti-glare LED-backlit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB Graphics
Windows 10 with Office 2016 Home and Student operating system
1TB Hybrid HDD with 8GB Cache
Camera: Integrated Widescreen HD (720p)
Speakers: Realtek ALC3246 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Lithium battery energy content: 74 Watt hours
Way, way cheaper than the Microsoft Surface Pro, but it is perfect if you do not intend to use high end apps. It is the newest budget laptop in the market manufactured by the Taiwanese giant ACER also known for introducing the world’s thinnest ultrabook. Taking in the best of the 14-inch, full HD 1080p display, a 0.71-inch thick frame and 3.53 pounds (1.6kg) of heft, it would be difficult to claim the Acer Swift 3’s aesthetics as anything other than generic.
This extremely well built hybrid mean machine is an engineer’s excellence. The keyboard cover is firm and sturdy with a matte fabric. You also get a keyboard riser. It comes with a colorful 1,920 x 1,200 IPS panel, has good competent viewing angles and at 12.2-inches corner-to-corner, impressive pixel density. There is a rigid metal frame running around its edge giving the laptop the required strength which also extends into a u-shaped stand, technically adjustable to just about any angle.
Even at full throttle, it doesn’t seem to heat up that much. It also comes with a digitizer and a stylus which is flexible, performs well and pressure sensitive. This excellently constructed machine is a joy to use. Go ahead, buy it and indulge yourselves in it.
Switch 3 Pro can function as a Standalone tablet as well as a traditional laptop to the detachable keyboard
128GB SSD to keep your important files handy
Features 4GB RAM for faster read/write times
CPU: 1.10GHz Intel Pentium Quad Core N4200 (up to 2.5GHz burst)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505
Screen: 12.2-inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD
Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 type A, 1 x USB 3.1 type C, audio, MicroSD
Camera: 5MP rear, 2MP front
Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.3 kg)
Size: 11.6 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches (29.4 x 20 x 1.5 cm; W x D x H)
Connectivity: 802.11ac, Bluetooth
Mainstream consumers always have to try hard to find a 17 inch laptop. Keeping in mind the everyday user in mind, HP has launched this desktop replacement into the market. This is an absolutely elegant laptop with an aluminium chassis. There is a silver finish on the plastic underside that matches the bare-metal look of the lid. The drop hinge feature makes the Envy a bit uncomfortable to use on your lap as well as allowing for a better airflow for cooling and also raising the keyboard to a comfortable angle while typing. There’s plenty of space for slots. On the right side there is a tray-loading DVD optical drive. It's joined by a single USB 3.0 port as well. And on the left, you are given Kensington lock slot, a full-size HDMI port, two extra USB 3.0 ports (one with sleep and charge), a USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 support, an integrated SD card slot and an additional audio jack as well.
You get the display with top notch brightness and vibrant colours. The speaker is all about being stylish that comes at the top of the keyboard under a checkered triangle design on the grille. They produce plenty of sound. They keyboard has a silver on silver colour pattern. The keys are the usual square tiles. And the touchpad is large and comfortable.
There seems to be no slowdown even after a heavy usage session. The graphics card is far better suitable for non-gaming purposes. The battery life is also quite efficient and reliable. The webcam is of a full HD resolution and is capable of a wider angle than other webcams. This sleek, premium HP laptop is hands down the best desktop replacement.
2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-7500U processor
16GB of RAM
256GB solid-state drive
1TB, 7,200-rpm hard-disk drive for mass storage
17.3 Inches screen size
Nvidia GeForce 940MX
2GB of VRAM
USB 3.1, USB Type-C
SD memory reader
Optical drive: Super-Multi DVD
Operating system: Windows 10 Home
This laptop is a third one in the high end 17 inch gaming series that ACER has launched. The sharpness of the screen is absolutely perfect. It comes with a matte IPS display that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K) and a very high pixel density of 255 ppi. Even when under heavy multi-tasking, the laptop runs pretty smoothly. Its Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake, 2.6-3.5 GHz is actually fast enough. It comes with a chiclet, rubberised keyboard which has 3 colour zones and to the left of which are 6 special function keys. The number block gets a white backlight. The touchpad is just classic, has a red perimeter illumination and separate mouse buttons.
You get an additional FrostCore fan along with the laptop which can be inserted into the slot for the optical drive to provide additional cooling. The laptop has 4x USB 3.0, a USB Type-C connector supporting a full-fledged Thunderbolt 3 interface. The wireless connectivity is provided by the WLAN module Killer Wireless-AC 1535, that was specifically designed for gaming notebooks purpose. This decently built laptop of great quality comes with a potent hardware and a brilliant sound system. Buy it without any second thoughts!
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Intel Core i7),
2.8 GHz processor speed
16GB DDR4 RAM
2TB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
8GB of dedicated GDDR5X VRAM Graphics
Windows10 operating system
Lithium battery energy content: 37 watt hours
4 x USB 3.0ports
2 TB hard drive
Maximum screen display resolution - 1920x1080
Vivobook is one of the four prolific series that ASUS has launched. This is mainly to target the everyday laptop users. It definitely makes for an arch-rival to the best laptops in the market. The design of this Vivobook S15 is quite intriguing with its usual brushed metal texture. The evenly placed keys on the keyboard are backlit as well. You get a spacious touchpad with a fingerprint sensor as well on the top right corner which is powered by Windows Hello.
The stereo audio quality is brilliant even though the speakers are actually placed at the botton towards the front on either side of the laptop. The ASUS’ SonicMaster audio technology takes the entire experience a notch higher.
Being slim doesn’t stop this laptop from having a good array of connectivity options. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C (3.1), USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI and a card reader. Its beautiful display comes with a “Nanoedge” display. Even after heavy usage, the laptop promises to not slow down and performs well. The lithium polymer battery runs for over 6 hours. The machine supports fast charging. It can charge up to 60% in just 50 minutes. The laptop definitely set the benchmark for its kind in the market. It is good both for heavy as well as regular users.
15.6" (39.62 cm) display, 1920 x 1080 px
Diagonal FHD SVA Anti-Glare slim LED-backlit Display
Storage - 1 TB HDD
Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) Processor
8 GB DDR4 RAM
ASUS SonicMaster sound technology
Video recording - HD 720p
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphic processor
1 x HDMI, 1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) , 1 x USB 3.0 port , 2 x USB 2.0 ports
Battery Health Charging Technology – to stretch the battery for longer hours
These laptops are the best in the market for 2018. One doesn’t have to look any further if they are looking for the best performing laptops. Go for any of these and we promise there won’t be any regrets but just pure joy.