- Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13-inch:
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i5 – i7 Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
If you are after the latest and greatest laptop from Apple, we suggest you look into the 2018 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The headline Touch Bar – a thin OLED display at the top of the keyboard which can be used for any number of things, whether that be auto-suggesting words as you type or offering Touch ID so you can log in with just your fingerprint – is again included. It’s certainly retained Apple’s sense of style, but it comes at a cost.
- Dell XPS 13:
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620. RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4k (3840 x 2160) Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
The Dell XPS 13 has been a regular of our best laptops list for years and to the 2019 model is no exception. It retains everything we have come to love from Dell’s flagship 13-incher from the gorgeous and light design to the powerful modern components that power it. The 2019 model doesnot bring a huge amount of improvements, but then not that much about the Dell XPS 13 needs improving. Its webcam has been placed at the top center of the screen, rather than at the bottom, which a lot of customers have been asking for. You also get a longer battery life in this year’s model.
- Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370:
CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 RAM: 16GB Screen: 13.3-inch full HD touchscreen Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
Asus has struck gold with its new refresh of its ZenBook Flip S 2-in-1 laptop, with the Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 impressing us. With a new Kaby Lake R 8th-generation processor powering the device, plenty of RAM and a super-fast PCIe SSD in certain models, this is an absolutely stunning laptop. Its 2-in-1 design means you can use it as both a laptop and a tablet, and while it is not as affordable as some machines on this list, if you have the budget you’ll be really happy with this fantastic device.
- Huawei matebook 13:
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 , Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 RAM: 8GB Screen: 13-inch 1440p (2,160 x 1,440) Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
Huawei has done it again, and its latest laptop has topped our best laptops list for 2019. As with last year’s Huawei MateBook X Pro, the MateBook 13 comes with some of the latest components, including a discrete Nvidia MX150 graphics card, and a gorgeous lightweight design, that you’d expect to find on a much more expensive laptop. you may be missing a few minor niceties here and there to achieve such a competitive price, but on the whole, this is the most value-packed flagship laptop that we have ever tested. If you are after a few more bells and whistles, like super-fast Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 4K display, then the Dell XPS 13 or MacBook Pro may be better choices, but for sheer bang for your bucks, the MateBook 13 is the laptop to beat in 2019.
- Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701:
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6 VRAM, Max-Q) | RAM: 24GB | Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel | Storage: 1TB M.2 SSD
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is the best gaming laptop of 2019 thanks to its powerful components that include a 6-core Intel processor, and the latest RTX 2080 graphics from Nvidia. Not only is this a brilliant performer, but it’s also impressively thin and light as well (by gaming laptop standards).If you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, check out the Acer Predator Helios 300 later on in this list.
- HP Spectre Folio:
CPU: Intel Core i5-8200Y – Intel Core i7-8500Y Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615 RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 13.3-inch (1,920 x 1,080) Storage: 256GB SSD
When HP unveiled the HP Spectre Folio, it made some big claims about how the 2-in-1 laptop would reinvent the PC. While it does not quite match the hype, what we do have is one of the most beautifully-designed laptops we’ve ever tried. Billed as “modern vintage meets technology”, the HP Spectre Folio is built directly into a piece of genuine leather.
- Dell XPS 15 2-in-1:
CPU: Intel Core i5-i7 Graphics: Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HMB2 Graphics Memory RAM: 8GB Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
Last year’s Dell XPS 15 was already one of the best laptops you could buy, but now that Dell has taken the beautiful redesign of the Dell XPS 13 and applied it here – while also making it a convertible. Not only do you get one of the most aesthetically pleasing 15-inch laptops on the market, but it also packs one of those new Intel Kaby Lake G-series CPUs featuring ‘discrete-class’ Radeon graphics.
- Acer Predator Helios 300:
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H (hexa core 2.2GHz) Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 + Intel UHD Graphics 630 RAM: 16GB DDR4 Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD Storage: 256GB SSD
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a fantastic affordable gaming laptop that proves that even if you donot have the kind of money to buy the MSI GS65 Stealth that also features on this best laptops list, you donot have to sacrifice too much when it comes to power. The Acer Predator Helios 300 packs some excellent components, such as a new 8th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card and 16GB of RAM.
- Asus Chromebook Flip:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30. Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 RAM: 4GB Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC
When it comes to the best Chromebook laptop, you have a choice between two stark alternatives. There is the premium Chromebook Pixel, which we list further down this page, and then there is the excellent Asus Chromebook Flip C302, which combines premium features in a much more affordable package. Chromebooks are excellent and affordable laptops that are perfect for students, and the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is easily one of the best Chromebooks, and one of the best laptops, money can buy.
- Microsoft Surface Laptop 2:
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense (2,256 x 1,504) Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD
Microsoft’s second attempt at a pure laptop device is an absolute winner in our view, and while it doesnot represent a huge overhaul of the original Surface Laptop, it offers improvements in all the areas we were hoping for, including updated hardware that brings serious performance benefits. This is a laptop that finally delivers on what Microsoft set out to do with the original.