The 15 best laptops of 2017: the top laptops ranked
Update: In keeping our best laptops guide stacked with the latest assortment of choice notebook selections, we’ve made it a point to replace the Lenovo Yoga 900 with this year’s Lenovo Yoga 910.
It was only a few years back that we were all prematurely declaring the death of the PC, thanks to the swarm of tablet computers that flooded market following the lead of the iPad in 2010. While a handful of these slates saw success, many did not.
As market interest began to fade, many former tablet enthusiasts turned their heads to Chromebooks and 2-in-1 devices. Meanwhile, those interested in slim designs and lengthy battery lives were given the choice to pick up a thin-and-light Ultrabook, though hardy gaming machines like the Origin EVO15-S still remain.
That said, the versatility of convertibles like the Acer Swift 7 comes in handy for more than just creative types. For instance, if you’ve ever wanted to binge-watch a Netflix show in bed, a 2-in-1 notebook can mean doing so with or without the obstruction of a physical keyboard.
Despite the barrage of choices, finding the best laptop to suit your needs doesn’t have to be a chore. To help you complete your laptop checklist, we’ve compiled a definitive list of the 15 best laptops you can spend your money on today.
1. Dell XPS 13
Still first-rate, now with Kaby Lake
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD
Faster than ever
Same long-lasting battery
Still poor webcam position
No Windows Hello
With the 2016 model, the Dell XPS 13 reigns supreme as the best laptop you can buy today. Thin and light with a battery life that exceeds 7 hours, according to our movie test, Dell’s flagship laptop is the posterchild for Ultrabooks. Once again, too, Dell has managed to squeeze a 13.3-inch screen into an 11-inch frame, proving the nigh-borderless InfinityEdge display to be a design marvel. Outfitted with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors and lightning-fast storage and memory, the Dell XPS 13 is dressed to impress with welcome addition of a Rose Gold color option as well. It should comes as no surprise, then, that we still rank it as the best Ultrabook and best laptop overall.
2. Asus ZenBook UX305