It’s quite surprising how fast laptops have gone from being expensive, but not that quite powerful, to modern versions, which had the powerful features and so on. Today, top-level laptops have desktop GPUs, so the tradeoff between power and portability is shrinking. Prices are also at a point where buying a laptop is a matter of convenience, wherein comfortability and style are always considered.
So, here’s a list of the most accessible laptops for this year, for they all possess their own unique features and has been tested for providing quality performance upon usage.
1.) Dell XPS 13
The highly qualified Dell XPS 13 is considered to be the main challenge for the MacBook Pro. The XPS 13 features a virtually invisible 13.3-inch infinity edge screen, available with touch-display.
Dell also claims that the laptop offers up to 22 hours of battery life, although in practice it is more like 12 to 13 hours in which the video is transmitted. It is also one of the first laptops offering eighth-generation Intel processors for even more power.
This version includes eighth-generation Intel I5 processors and 256GB SSD. It does not have a touchscreen, but this saves you around £ 200 and this model only gets £ 999. The main disadvantage is an inappropriate webcam, located in the lower left part of the screen.
2.) MacBook Pro
Four years after Apple’s release of their latest high-end notebook, the latest MacBook Pro is thinner, more powerful and features innovations not seen in other laptops, such as the Touch Bar and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
And the new edition has eliminated some basic features, eliminating support for standard USB memories and SD cards, which means you may need to purchase new dongles or cables for USB-C ports. After a 2017 update to its range, models with the touch bar and fingerprint scanner cost £1,749, while the standard 13-inch model price has been reduced to £1,199.
The new MacBook Pro remains the best performing device for Apple lovers, with a beautiful screen, an exquisite butterfly keyboard, and an easy-to-use trackpad.
3.) Microsoft Surface Book 2
The new Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the most powerful laptop ever produced by Microsoft. This model is equipped with a 256 GB SSD, eighth-generation Kaby Lake processors and a discrete Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics processor. It has a two-in-one design, a screen that turns on and off, plus a touch panel and a keyboard with a luxurious touch.
It also has a huge battery life of around 17 hours, not to mention a 3,000 x 2,000-pixel display for dazzling clarity. It’s “immensely powerful, versatile and luxurious looking”. However, it comes with a huge price tag, and this version will cost you £1,999, much more than a MacBook Pro.
4.) MacBook 12-inch
The smallest current MacBook, the MacBook 2017 wafer is one of the most portable and lightweight laptops that exist. It weighs less than a kilogram with only 920g and still has 256GB of storage space, in addition to the basic MacBook Pro.
Naturally, this is mistaken for the total lack of connections with a single USB-C port. According to the Telegraph review: “If you bring your computer a lot, the MacBook is the ideal laptop, as in previous models, it’s ridiculously thin and light.” The keyboard and power-ups also mean that it is more capable of becoming the full-time computer that you can carry anywhere.”
5.) Google Pixelbook
Google has launched its new Pixelbook laptop for the most advanced Chromebook in history. This laptop comes with a dedicated Google Assistant key, which allows access to the virtual assistant activated by Google. It’s also very powerful for a laptop running on Chrome OS, with the seventh generation of Intel i5 and i7 internal processors.
It’s one of the first laptops that works with both Android and Chrome apps, which means you can use apps like Snapchat and Instagram on your laptop. You can also purchase the Pixelbook pen, a tactile pen that works with the touch screen of the laptop. We also like features like the bright keyboard and trackpad and find that the device is portable and lightweight, although the screen size may deter some people.
It also fell to £899 for the beginning of the year, which makes this a more attractive price.
6.) Lenovo IdeaPad 720s
A rival to the MacBook Air, the Lenovo IdeaPad 720 stands out for its similarity in design with the cheaper model of Apple, which is combined with its aluminum body. But it’s a cheaper alternative, for £ 849 from most retailers and includes additional features like a fingerprint sensor.
It is equipped with 8 GB of RAM and a USB-C port and two USB 3.0 ports, with an HD screen and seventh-generation Intel i5 processors. Storage includes a 256GB SSD. With a screen that can rotate up to 180 degrees, it is also flexible, it also has a battery life of up to 14 hours.
7.) Acer Chromebook R11
On the budget side of the market, the Acer ChromeBook R11 features less than £ 300 and looks good with a crisp white finish and aluminum top panel. It has an 11-inch touchscreen that can be quickly flipped for use in tablet mode and comes with the Chrome OS operating system.
The resolution of the R11 is a bit low at 1366 x 768 pixels, but will look good on the smaller screen. A solid 9-hour battery life with its thinner dimensions and its portability makes it ideal for use anywhere.
8.) Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
Last on our list is a gaming laptop which is suitable for your convenience. Dell recently updated the 7000 Gaming laptop series, adding new features and heavy design. This new entry-level model is priced under €1,000, features a Nvidia GTX 1050 Series graphics card, enough for most modern games, and comes with 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of RAM.
The cheaper model comes with less than £1,000, which is a bargain for a ready to play device. The design includes Ethernet, SD, HDMI, three normal USB ports and one USB-C port. You can find more laptops for games in our review of portable games.