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The Best Laptops

Updated Dec 10, 2022
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Smartphones and tablets may have taken over much of people’s screen time, but there’s still a need for a real computer sometimes—and for most people, that means a laptop. For school and office work and tasks like creating spreadsheets and editing video, there’s no good substitute for a decent keyboard and a big screen. But exactly which laptop you should get depends on how often you’ll use it, what you’ll use it for, and (of course) how much money you can afford to spend on it.

HP Spectre x360 13.5″, the best ultrabook

HP Spectre x360 13.5″

The best ultrabook
The Spectre x360 offers exceptional battery life, a tall touchscreen, and a reliable keyboard and trackpad, and our pick is thin and light enough to slip in a bag and take anywhere.
We recommend
Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020), a well-balanced macbook

Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

A well-balanced MacBook
The MacBook Air has a comfortable keyboard, good performance, and a reasonable amount of storage—things that haven’t always been offered in previous MacBook Airs.
We recommend
Dell Latitude 5420, for the corporate world

Dell Latitude 5420

For the corporate world
Equipped with a wide selection of ports, great battery life, and a nice trackpad, the Latitude 5420 is a versatile and well-built machine. It’s also easier to upgrade than a typical ultrabook.
We recommend
Framework Laptop, a repairable and upgradable option

Framework Laptop

A repairable and upgradable option
The Framework Laptop is the best—and so far only—option if you want a laptop that you can easily upgrade and repair any part of yourself. And it’s a great ultrabook, too.
Another good choice
Asus Zenbook 14 OLED, the best value

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED

The best value
The Zenbook 14 OLED is the best laptop you can get for the price. It’s fast enough for most people’s needs today, but it won’t perform as well as our top ultrabook pick in a few years, and it cannot be upgraded.
Budget friendly
Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook (13″), the best chromebook

Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook (13″)

The best Chromebook
Offering excellent performance for its low price, a great keyboard and trackpad, and a compact, light body, the Lenovo Flex 5i is the Chromebook to buy.
We recommend
Acer Aspire 5 (A514-54), the best windows laptop under $500

Acer Aspire 5 (A514-54)

The best Windows laptop under $500
Unlike most cheap Windows laptops, the Aspire 5 (A514-54) is fast, compact, and light, with a decent 1080p display and good battery life.
We recommend
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021), the best for editors on the road

Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)

The best for editors on the road
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is faster than any other laptop we’ve tested for photo or video editing, and it has truly impressive battery life, to boot.
We recommend
Dell XPS 15 9520, the best windows alternative for creative professionals

Dell XPS 15 9520

The best Windows alternative for creative professionals
The XPS 15 has a sharp 3.5K display and a ton of processing power. It’s also more repairable and upgradable than its MacBook equivalent.
Another good choice
Acer Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53-79FG), the best gaming laptop under $1,500

Acer Predator Triton 300 (PT315-53-79FG)

The best gaming laptop under $1,500
The Predator Triton 300 has a great graphics card and processor that will offer solid performance for years. But it can run pretty hot, and its quiet speakers are hard to hear over its loud fans.
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