1. Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo

Lenovo’s high-end consumer business laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has a jaw-dropping 15.6-inch 4K HDR display and blazingly fast performance thanks to its Core i7 CPU and quick SSD. A luxurious and durable design combined with an excellent keyboard make the ThinkPad X one impressive piece of hardware. Most Intel CPUs you’ll see on laptops that cost over $400 are branded as Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7. As the numbering suggests, Core i3 is the slowest, i5 is in the middle and i7 is fastest. This extremely-light, 2.49-pound laptop lasts over 11 hours on a charge and packs one of the best keyboards you’ll find on any device. An optional HDR screen reproduces an eye-popping 199 percent of the sRGB gamut, making every image and photo look more vibrant.

2. Hewlett Packard(HP)

Hewlett Packard(HP)

Hewlett Packard(HP)

Currently HP in terms of everyday usage, performance, value for money and battery life. Also what I have realised over the years. The brand is not very important. Suit your needs with the specifications of the laptop. As one of the top laptop brands, HP has a laptop for every occasion, from premium business laptops to budget-friendly Chromebooks. This gorgeous gem-cut laptop will draw jealous looks at whatever coffee shop you work in, while the powerful hardware will make quick work of anything you throw at it.  It’s not the fastest laptop out there, but the fanless chip on board has enough juice to get through most everyday tasks, just don’t expect to get any serious video editing done. This is more for the professional taking a device between meetings.

3. Dell

Dell

Dell

The Dell improves upon our top-rated laptop by offering even longer battery life, faster performance and stronger Wi-Fi in an equally compact design. The Dell Latitude 5289 2-in-1 is a long-lasting business laptop with strong performance, but its screen could be more colorful. The chip combines an Intel CPU with an AMD Vega graphics chip, providing some ample gaming power, especially in 1080p. It did perform well, but our review unit struggled a little when it came to battery life, especially compared to other laptops in the XPS line up. Read our XPS 15 2-in-1 review. Dell has a long and rich history in computing, and it offers a good selection of laptops for every pocket. The XPS series is arguably a viable MacBook Windows alternative, but its Inspiron range offers laptops to those with smaller budgets but who don’t want to compromise on specs.

4. Acer

Acer

Acer

Acer is one of the best computer makers at providing excellent laptops at affordable prices. The Acer has a great display, a comfortable keyboard, and, perhaps most importantly, is relatively affordable. It has Intel’s 8th Gen Intel Core i5 CPu, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, so the performance is solid, and the chassis is real metal as opposed to plastic with a coat of paint on it. Acer is a widely renowned international brand and is very well reputed in the field of laptops. And when it comes to a laptop for college, whatever may be the need, budget is a strict constraint. A student’s laptop has to be powerful and must satisfy the budget constraint.

5. Asus 

Asus

Asus

Asus has some really strong value laptops, compelling premium Ultrabook and innovative gaming notebooks. Asus systems also have a few kinks, despite being very effective. However, over all, their reliability is high, their price is good, and their support is one of the BEST. The Asus Zen Book 15 UX533FD in our review configuration features an Intel Core i7-8565U with Intel’s integrated UHD Graphics 620. The GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q from NVidia is responsible for running demanding 3D applications. Moreover, the laptop features a 512 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM. Asus’ metal, minimalist designs won our hearts on the consumer side, while the compact Zephyrus and other gaming laptops showcased how good a gaming rig can look.

6. Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft is making its first-ever laptop. The laptop, called the Surface Book, has a 13.5-inch screen and weighs 3.34 pounds with a detachable keyboard clearly putting it in competition with Apple’s MacBook Air and the many, many Microsoft partners that make the class of lightweight laptops known as ultra-books. But, on top of a strange 13.5-inch display, the Surface Laptop 2 is in dire need of more modern ports. However, the lack of ports isn’t a huge issue, because the Surface Laptop 2’s internal improvements make this laptop a force to be reckoned with, and is definitely worth your time and money in 2019. it’s the same great laptop (ports and all, for better or worse) as the original Surface Laptop. The biggest upgrade is internal: stepping up to 8th-generation Intel Core processors means up to 85 percent faster performance, according to Microsoft.

7. Apple

Apple MacBook

Apple MacBook

Apple is the largest company in the world. Apple has huge brand recognition, and positive reputation for quality. Apple sells products that benefit from brand recognition/trust and can sell at a premium over its competitors because of its reputation for quality and design. Apple Macbook are just not worth coughing up that extra cash for basic usage, you are better off with Windows laptop. The Air has a newer generation of processor – although it’s not a straight on comparison as the Air uses a less powerful category of Intel processors. Other than that the graphics in the Pro are slightly better. But only the Air has the Touch ID. The starting configuration offers decent performance with its Core m3 processor, but if possible we’d step to the Core i5 CPU. You’ll also get 8GB of RAM and a 256GB standard along with a sharp Retina Display, but there’s only one USB-C port and it doesn’t support Thunderbolt 3 for the fastest speeds.

8. Samsung

Samsung

Samsung

A Samsung laptop is simply a computer, a base of hardware for you to install software on. As long as there is support for that hardware then you can install pretty much any OS. Samsung, if only your laptops were half as good as your phones and TVs. … The Notebook Odyssey 15, with a weak design, a dim display and prices that are higher than competitors’ offerings, just doesn’t stack up to other gaming systems. Prices for the 13.3-inch Notebook 9 Pro range from $899 to $1,099. All four have a Full HD touch-capable screen backed by Intel’s integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU. You’ll see only 8GB of system memory across the board while Samsung locks storage to 128GB or 256GB on a SATA-based SSD.