The best laptops of the year

This list is your first stop to discover the best of our selection of laptops. Some of our favorites are included here for their battery life and performance; others, due to their style and characteristics; and a couple of them, because they are good deals in general. Whether you’re looking for work-or-play, home or travel gear, or a 2-in-1 or something more traditional in style, you’re sure to find it here. We have considered all the details, not just the battery life. This means that we have taken into account from the amount of gigabytes of RAM and the refresh rate to the quality of the screen and keyboard.

However, if you are looking for a specific style of laptop, check out our picks of the best gaming laptops, the best hybrids (2 in 1) and the best Chromebooksas well as the best options for students. Also, if all you are interested in is the battery duration The performance, please review our respective ratings. Do you only have a limited budget? In that case, take a look at our selection of cheap notebooks.


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The XPS 13 was already one of our favorites for those looking for great performance and battery life in the smallest possible frame for a 13.3-inch screen. But, by 2020, Dell has made its laptop even smaller while increasing screen size and performance for both CPU and graphics-intensive tasks. It is not a big jump compared to the previous model, but it is still the best in its category. Read more.

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HP outclassed itself with its newest 2-in-1 premium ultraportable. At first glance, it might seem like it only improved the processor (works with an excellent 10th generation Intel CPU), but the new x360 is significantly smaller than its predecessor, without sacrificing functionality. New features, like a button to instantly mute the microphone, join other privacy and security features like an IR (infrared) camera, a fingerprint reader, and a switch to disable your webcam. Plus, it’s available with 4G wireless LTE, so you can work wherever and whenever you want.

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Although HP and Dell have great convertible laptops, they do have small 13.3-inch and 13.4-inch displays. If you want a little more screen space, this Yoga C940 is a great option, as it has a better response and longer battery life.

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The Surface Pro continues to hit the mark if you are looking for a Windows tablet that doubles as a laptop. It has a tenth generation Intel Core processor, fast Wi-Fi 6 and a long-lasting battery.

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Asus surprised us when we first saw the B9450 at CES 2020. There are several things that stand out in this ExpertBook, including a 16-hour battery life.

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The combination of MacBook Pro hardware and macOS operating system allows you to get the most out of your components. At the same time, this notebook offers a battery life that puts it among the best in its class, something that Windows systems never seem to achieve, and its high-resolution screen is still excellent. In addition, this model says goodbye to the criticized butterfly keyboard. However, all this does not come cheap: the base price for the 16-inch model of this device is $ 2,399. Read more.

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The Razer’s unadorned block design makes this laptop a perfect fit for almost any environment, and if you go for one of the high-end configurations, you’ll have a great laptop for creative work and gaming. Also, if you don’t mind going home with an empty wallet, you can order it with a 4K OLED display calibrated with Adobe RGB and a GeForce RTX 2070 card for $ 3,300.

If you need a graphics and Windows workstation, you may be interested in the Studio Edition version of this notebook, which also features a balanced combination of design, speed and functionality.

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This is our recommendation for those looking for a macOS laptop for basic daily use. The 2020 MacBook Air features new processors and, most importantly, a new keyboard. Plus, it lowered its base price to $ 1,000, making its already more affordable laptop even more affordable. Of course, that price isn’t exactly a bargain, and you can get a lot more for your money by choosing a Windows model. If anything, the Air remains one of the best laptops available for its battery life, performance, and design.

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Normally available for less than $ 750, this slim 3-pound (1.36 kg) convertible is a solid choice for anyone who needs a laptop for the office or school. Its all-metal shell gives it a premium look and feel, and features a comfortable keyboard and a precise, smooth and responsive touchpad. Although it doesn’t have many additional features compared to its premium linemate (the Yoga C940), its webcam does feature one of Lenovo’s sliding panels that provide privacy when you need it. In addition, it stands out for its long-lasting battery.

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A notebook with gaming power (thanks to its Core i processor) in a thin and light frame. However, its keyboard is not great and it can overheat and be quite loud. Also, like any gaming laptop, its battery life is pretty short. But if you want maximum graphics performance, fast refresh rate, and CPU performance on a reasonably portable computer, this is a good option.

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This upgrade to Asus’ excellent Chromebook Flip C434 improves performance, thanks to new tenth-generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, faster NVMe SSD storage, and Wi-Fi 6. It’s expensive at a starting price of $ 800, but if you already like Google’s operating system, the C436 is designed to deliver the best Chrome experience in an ultra-portable 2-in-1 design.

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Acer knows how to assemble a solid and inexpensive laptop and the Aspire 5 is a good example of this. At a great price, it works well for simple tasks like email, word processing, and the like, but it’s also slim and relatively light for a 15.6-inch laptop. In addition, this equipment has a backlit keyboard, an Intel Core i5-8265U processor, a fingerprint reader and a USB-C port. It is available in a wide variety of configurations priced from $ 400, but can go up to $ 650. if you want basic discrete graphics for gaming and content creation. Our $ 530 version cleverly balances performance and affordability.

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The G5 15 mid-range notebook hits the mark with an excellent price-performance ratio, build quality and design. Dell’s G-series gaming laptops are cheaper than those in its Alienware division, but are still capable of playing the latest AAA titles (i.e. top-notch games).

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