With the advent of the iPad just over six years ago, analysts were expecting laptops to be ousted by tablets at this point. Fortunately, for PC makers, that never happened. In fact, with the recent debut of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update alongside new AMD and Nvidia graphics cards and Intel’s new Kaby Lake processors, the best laptops on the market continue to thrive.
Between thin, light and stylish budget notebooks like the HP Chromebook 13 and thick, robust powerhouse computers like the MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro, laptops are on their way up rather than out. Even Apple’s MacBook sees persistent success year after year despite all the changes macOS has undergone since 1984.
Nevertheless, finding a laptop that suits your needs doesn’t come easy considering all there is to choose from. Those seeking the fast and fanless will be enticed by Ultrabooks, though heavy duty performance hogs may necessitate for i7 processors and discrete GPUs. Meanwhile, if you fancy flexibility, perhaps a convertible 2-in-1 laptop is in the cards.
1) Dell Xps 13: Dell’s latest Ultrabook is a masterpiece ahead of the curve.
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 – Intel Iris Graphics 540 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FH (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD
Gorgeous bezel-less display, Lightweight, compact frame, Off-center webcam, Small frame limits battery life
The Dell XPS 13 is, bar none, the best laptop you can buy today. It features a revolutionary design that’s astonishingly thin and light. Fitting a 13.3-inch screen into an 11-inch frame is no small feat; however, Dell has pulled off a miracle creating a nearly borderless Infinity display. It’s a powerful and long lasting machine even by today’s Ultrabook standards. The XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel’s latest Skylake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, all while coming in at a very affordable starting price. For these reasons, it easily takes the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.
2) Asus ZenBook UX305: Better than the MacBook and at a fraction of the price.
CPU: Intel Core Intel Core M3-6Y30 – M7-6Y75 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3200 x 1800) IPS display | Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
If you’re looking for a Windows alternative to Apple’s latest rose-tinted MacBook, the Asus ZenBook UX305 might be more your speed. Though it looks like a MacBook clone from every angle, it’s actually superior in almost every way. From its purple-tinged aluminum design to its sharp display and hearty helping of built-in storage space, the UX305 puts Windows back in style, fanless design, long battery life and all. And, while the low-cost is enticing, if you’re shopping for something with a bit more horsepower (not to mention an even more compact design), look no further than the Asus ZenBook 3.
3) 13-inch MacBook Air(2016): Light and faster than ever.
CPU: Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, LED-backlit glossy display (1,440 x 900) | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD
Excellent battery life, Nippy storage, Dated design, Low-res display
When you’re looking for something with rock solid reliability, there’s always the MacBook Air. Although the latest iteration sticks to its guns with a dated design and low-resolution screen, the Air isn’t showing any signs of slowing down on the performance front. Thanks to a capable CPU, this thin and light machine can handle everything from simple web browsing to serious number crunching and even some light gaming. Sure the New MacBook is lighter and thinner, but it does not come with the Air’s spread of full-sized ports nor a 13Hour Battery life to last you through entire Day.
4) Samsung Notebook 9: Greatness doesn’t need to break the bank.
CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED anti-reflective display | Storage: 256GB
Competitively priced, Nearly perfect display, Micro-sized video ports, Short battery life
The Samsung Notebook 9 may not be the flashiest title on the list, but at $949 it does offer more bang for the buck than you’ll see in most laptops. That’s because unlike much of the competition now, it’s an Ultrabook with a full-fledged Core i5 Skylake processor. That alone makes it effectively more powerful than a MacBook with a better screen resolution than a MacBook Air while still retaining a lower price point. On the downside, it’s the battery life that takes a hit as a result.
5) Microsoft Surface Book 4: The ultimate Windows 10 hybrid laptop.
Graphics: Intel HD graphics 520 – Nvidia GeForce graphics | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.5-inch, 3,000 x 2,000 PixelSense Display | Storage: 128GB – 256GB PCIe3.0 SSD
Futuristic design. Seamless tablet separation, Battery life falls well below promises, Major updates are still in tow
If you’re looking for a more traditional notebook, Microsoft knocked it out of the park with its first ever laptop, the Surface Book. Though it has a peculiar 3:2 aspect ratio and 13.5-inch screen that’s outside of the norm for most Ultrabooks, it’s one of the best designed convertible laptops ever created. As a standalone tablet, otherwise known as the Clipboard, it’s the most powerful and thinnest Windows 10 computers in the world. Then docking the screen into the keyboard base affords it even more performance by way of a discrete GPU.
6) HP Spectre: Thin, powerful and delightfully chic.
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 | RAM: 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS UWVA WLED | Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
Tasteful glitz and glam, Tactile keyboard, Below average battery life, Spongy trackpad
One glance at the HP Spectre, and you’d think it belongs in a mansion. What you may be surprised to discover is that not only does it boast a premium appearance, but the HP Spectre is actually more powerful than the latest MacBook and for a lower price at that.
From the beautifully designed gold hinge to the optional Intel Core i7 configuration to the trio of USB-C ports, you’ll not only look like you have one of the most capable (not to mention future-proof) laptops around, but you actually will. Although it only boasts a 1080p screen , that criticism is trumped by a work of supreme industrial design.
If there were ever a such thing as a MacBook killer, it would be called the HP Spectre – front and center, folks.
7) MacBook (2016): Gorgeous, thin and light.
CPU: Intel Core m3 – m5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 12-inch, 2304 x 1,440 LED-backlit IPS display | Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
Terrific design, Surprisingly good speakers, Processor is still slow, High cost for low performance
Apple has updated its most attractive laptop yet with an Intel Skylake Core M processor. Still clocking in at 1.1GHz to start, the 2016 MacBook aims at those who don’t need power as much as portability and pizazz. The stylish, aluminum unibody design and the Retina display are all back, too. Aside from a 3.5mm headphone jack, the only connector port remains USB-C, though the reversible interface has gained traction since last year’s debut. If you’re willing to lug cable adapters and take a performance hit in the name of stellar design, the brand new, appetizing Rose Gold finish might be just for you.
8) Lenovo Yoga 900: A thoughtfully refined 2-in-1 convertible.
CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6560U | Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 540 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 IPS display | Storage: 512GB – 1TB SSD
Gorgeous display, Slim design, Shallow keyboard, Display drivers issues
Whereas the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 had a winning design and underwhelming performance, the Yoga 900 is the full package. By integrating more powerful Intel Core i-series processors and a larger battery, Lenovo’s latest flagship convertible can stand toe-to-toe with most Ultrabooks and even Microsoft’s latest Surface Book. All this extra power has only made the Yoga 900 slightly thicker and heavier, however, it still largely retains a very thin and flexible frame for folding back into tablet mode. And, for those looking for the thinnest and lightest convertible machine, Lenovo has made an even more compact Yoga 900S.
9) HP Spectre x360: Striking the perfect balance between a laptop and tablet.
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD (2560 x 1440) Radiance LED-backlit touchscreen | Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
Superbly thin Excellent performance and battery life, Too heavy for tablet usage, Weirdly wide trackpad
This beauty comes easily as one of our most recommended 2-in-1 laptops. It’s one of the best looking and most powerful hybrid notebooks around, and the vibrant, bright display doesn’t hurt either. Although it weighs nearly as much as a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, its dimensions put it more in line with a MacBook Air. Plus, the fully metal body is a nice touch, even if it ends up making it a bit too heavy for prolonged tablet use. Users who want even more power and the best screen possible should look to the new Skylake model with an OLED screen.
10) Acer Aspire S7: Acer’s luxurious laptop is an ultraportable star.
CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400. RAM: 8GB DDR3. Screen: 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1440 IPS, LED backlit display with 10 finger multi-touch. Storage: 128GB SSD in RAID PCIExpress 3
Stunning build quality, Super sharp screen, Quite quiet and cool, No 802.11ac WiFi, OK battery life, Touchpad isn’t centered
The Aspire S7 didn’t need much of an upgrade. Acer came close to a Windows 8 dream machine last year, with design both gorgeous and slim. Now the attractive S7 has been given this season’s most fashionable upgrade, a 2560 x 1440 IPS touchscreen.
While the merits of such a sharp screen are suspect – and more readily visible if you’re keeping up with the optometrist – it’s definite future-proofing, and good defense against pixel envy from the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Acer isn’t just bumping up specs, it’s working on the overall Aspire experience. Just 0.3mm of extra keyboard travel of overall last year’s model may not sound like much, but let me assure you that means an excellent typing experience, but a bit expensive.
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