Whether you need one for the classroom, office, or home, there’s a plethora of great laptops around at the moment. Here are four of the best.
Apple’s laptop range is looking pretty tired at the moment, with one notable exception: the 12-inch Macbook. It’s the thinnest and lightest Mac ever, and comes with a beautiful Retina display, Force Touch track pad, and an impressive 10-hour battery life. It’s also available in Apple’s now-signature Rose Gold finish.
The Bottom Line: If you ignore its niggly compromises, like only having a single USB-C port, then this is easily the best Macbook yet.
Price: From $1,300
At just 10.4 mm, HP is billing the Spectre as the world’s thinnest laptop. But if that wasn’t enough to catch your attention, then its impressive internal specs should. The base configuration comes with a sixth-generation Intel Core i7, 256 GB solid-state hard drive, plus 8 GB of RAM.
The Bottom Line: Impressive specs married to stunning design. What more could you ask for?
Price: From $1,170
Because of the mega processing power they require, laptop gamers have long had to make do with ugly and decidedly non-portable devicesfrom the likes of Alienwareto play the latest first-person shooters.This need no longer be the case thanks to the arrival of the super svelte, all-aluminum Razer Blade. Even though it only weighs around 1.9 kg, it still packs a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor and a NVIDA GeForce GTX 970M graphics card.
The Bottom Line: For serious gaming-on-the-go, the Razer Blade slashes the opposition.
ASUS Chromebook C300
If you only need a laptop to browse the web or for tapping out a university essay, then there are some great budget Chromebook options available right now. One of them is the C300 from ASUS. It comes with a perfectly respectable 2.41 GHz processor, several ports, all-day battery life,and is offered up in a range of eye-popping colors.
The Bottom Line: A great option if you’re after a laptop that does the basics well.
Price: From $200