Best laptop 2024: 10 best laptops tested and rated

Want a new laptop for the new year? With our shopping guide to the top laptops of 2024, you’ve come to the correct spot. There will be state-of-the-art gadgets to meet all of your computer needs in the coming year. Laptop for Work has done the research and testing to find the best solutions, whether you’re after a dependable, lightweight Chromebook or a powerful workstation for all your editing and productivity needs.

Our shopping guides aren’t useless. We do our best to identify laptops that suit a wide variety of prices and use cases, and only the finest make it to our top picks.

Even after evaluating and testing laptops for almost a decade, I can’t get enough of them. I am the perfect person to help you in your search for the ideal laptop because it is my passion. No matter what you’re looking for—a stylish ultraportable for the office, a Chromebook for the classroom, a hybrid laptop/tablet, or a powerful gaming laptop—you’ll find it here. Laptop For Work’s best picks for laptops, as determined by our most recent evaluations, are updated on this page on a regular basis.

Based on rating, price, and use case, I’ve compiled a list of the top laptops. Every laptop is subjected to extensive synthetic testing before being put to the test in real-world scenarios. These tests cover a wide range of topics, including general performance, screen brightness, keyboard comfort, and more. To give you an idea of how long these laptops last on a charge, we also do our own battery test here in the office.

If a laptop makes it to this list, you can be sure it is top-notch and worth every penny. If you keep reading, we’ll tell you about our best laptops and help you pick the one that’s right for you.

THE ABSTRACT

Excited to discover the ideal laptop for you? Rest assured, we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the laptops on the market today and included links to our in-depth reviews of each one.

TOP COMPUTER In EVERY WAY

MacBook Air M2

1. MacBook Air M2

Most people’s ideal laptop

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CPU: Apple M2
  • GPU: Apple M2 GPU
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • Display: 13-inch, 1664p
  • Size: 12 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 2.7 pounds

REASONS TO PURCHASE

  • Stylish new look
  • Top-notch functionality
  • Long-lasting battery

WARNINGS

  • Slightly slower SSD compared to M1 Air -Just two ports.

Most people’s ideal laptop is Apple’s tiniest notebook, which weighs in just a feathery 2.7 pounds. From its sleek new design to its many other great features, the MacBook Air M2 has it all. With a thickness of just 0.4 inches, this laptop is among the slimmest on the market, but its powerful Apple M2 CPU makes up for its little stature. This system performed better than the majority of Windows laptops on most of our benchmarks.

The MacBook Air M2 has a comfortable keyboard, a 13.6-inch display that is both brilliant and colorful, and, according to our tests, a battery life of more than 14 hours. The M2 chip’s silicon is more powerful than its predecessor, even though it won’t pull the numbers that its more powerful brethren, the M2 Pro and M2 Max, do.

Superior to its rivals, it’s much better. As an example, the Air M2 dominated several benchmarks, including Geekbench 5.4, Handbrake for video transcoding, and BlackMagic Read/Write. For a MacBook, that’s a lot of power at a reasonable price.

Moreover, a 1080p webcam is yours to enjoy. With all being said, what could possibly be disliked? We’d want a faster SSD, and there are only two Thunderbolt / USB-C connectors. In conclusion, the MacBook Air M2 is an excellent choice if you need a powerful ultraportable notebook.

BEST BUDGET

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (Q409ZA)

2. Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (Q409ZA)

The top laptop for less than $999

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-1240P
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Display: 14-inch, 1800p
  • Size: 12.4 x 8.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY IT:

  •  Long-lasting battery life Impressive 90Hz screen at a reasonable price Flawlessly vivid presentation with sharp details

THINGS TO AVOID: 

  • High price tag – Distracting notch – Lack of Face ID functionality

I almost feel guilty about stealing from Asus when I use this laptop. Even though it costs less than $800, the Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (Q409ZA) packs a powerful display. As an example, the laptop comes with Asus’ exclusive Number Pad 2.0, which can be used to convert the touchpad into a numeric keypad with the press of a button. Also, the screen is perfect for watching videos and movies because to its breathtaking 2.8K resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. In addition, it has many ports.

Performance will be average due to its Intel Core i5-1240P processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8 GB of DDR5 RAM, and 256 GB SSD. It isn’t terrible, but it can’t compete with a Core i7 processor. Although the laptop failed to impress on our benchmark tests, it proved to be up to the task of real-world multitasking, as our reviewer struggled to slow it down. Our battery test showed that the Zenbook 14 had excellent power efficiency, lasting for a total of 10 hours and 52 minutes.

The Asus Zenbook 14 (Q409ZA)’s squishy keyboard was our only other complaint, other from its average performance.

BEST ULTRAPORTABLE

Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (2023)

3. Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (2023)

Best ultraportable laptop

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-1355U
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • Display: 13.3-inch, 1800p
  • Size: 11.6 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds

A top-tier

  • Ultrabook in terms of aesthetics is a compelling selling point.
  • A top-notch mouse and keyboard
  • Exquisite organic light-emitting diode display

DETERMINANT FACTORS

  • Unsatisfactory performance
  • Limited battery life
  • Throttling caused by excessive heat.

Oh my goodness, it’s so skinny! Is it thin? The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (2023) weighs 2.2 pounds and has a thickness of 0.43 inches, making it slightly thinner than the M2 MacBook Air (2.7 pounds, 0.44 inches). The Zenbook S 13 OLED may look like a toy, but its Intel Core i7-1355U engine, 1TB of RAM, 32GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Xe GPU tell you otherwise. On top of that, the 13.3-inch OLED display is stunning. And the sound system on this little PC is actually pretty good, which is somewhat surprising.

The S 13 can complete the task to a reasonable degree in terms of performance. Our tester said, “There’s enough here for most of your productivity needs, and even some creative pro tasks like editing large RAW images in Photoshop.” But it won’t replace the MacBook Air. The Zenbook S 13’s total CPU performance score of 7,482 fell short of that of the MacBook Air M2 (8,919) and the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 (8,768) when we ran our tests. The U-series CPU is to blame since it prioritizes efficiency over performance.

Still, the machine’s performance is sufficient for daily tasks, and the OLED display is really stunning. Anyone seeking an eye-catching device capable of handling mid-range productivity duties admirably, or mobile professionals in particular, would do well to consider this option.

BEST HIGH PERFORMANCE

Dell XPS 15 (9350)

4. Dell XPS 15 (9350)

The best high-performance laptop

SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700H
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070
RAM: 32GB
Storage: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display: 15.6-inch, 2160
Size: 13.6 x 9.1 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 4.2 pounds

AFFORDABLE PRICE

  • Stylish, modern appearance
  • Top-notch general and gaming performance
  • Colorful organic light-emitting diode presentation

CAUSES FOR DEPARTURE 

  • Overly mushy keyboard
  • Poor battery life

It would be negligent of me not to include the Dell XPS 15 (9530) on the list. The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i, the best 14-inch, was still its home. Although I would classify it as a creative professional device, the laptop is also capable of becoming an excellent workstation and a decent gaming PC. With its impressive speaker configuration and eye-catching 3.5K OLED screen, the XPS 15 is clearly a powerful entertainment device.

Absolute dominance… nearly, anyhow. The XPS 15 (9350) has 32 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-13700H processor that runs at 2.4 GHz, thus it can be aggressive when competing with other models. Consider that the notebook’s score of 12,171 was higher than the average of 7,803 for premium laptops. As early as the Galaxy Book 3(12,405), which features Samsung’s own Core i7-13700H CPU, Dell faced stiff competition.Its sole competitor, the M2 Max MacBook Pro 16, reached 14,626

Transcoding a 4K video to 1080p took the XPS 15 5 minutes and 1 second, which is significantly faster than the 8:18 average in its category. That’s quicker than the 5:50 seconds recorded by the Vivobook Pro 16 and the 5:26 seconds recorded by the Galaxy Book 3. The XPS 15’s battery life was 8 hours and 58 minutes according to the Laptop For Work Battery Test. The end result is a faster time than the typical premium laptop (10:25) and the ridiculously slow MacBook Pro (18:56).

However, some customers may be put off by this multitasking machine’s less-than-ideal keyboard and battery life, which is below average but still exceeds 8 hours. However, in the end, the Dell XPS 15 caters to a wide range of needs.

BEST GAMING LAPTOP

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18

5. Asus ROG Strix Scar 18

The best gaming laptop

SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i9-13900HX
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090
RAM: 32GB
Storage: dual 1TB SSD in RAID 0
Display: 18-inch, 2560 x 1600
Size: 15.7 x 11.6 x 0.9~1.2 inches
Weight: 6.8 pounds

REASONS TO PURCHASE 

  • Stunning visuals and exceptional gaming performance
  • Eye-catching, futuristic style

DON’T BUY IT Because:

  • It’s expensive.
  • The camera isn’t up to par.
  • The battery life is subpar.

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is the best choice when you want to game, and I mean really game, as in destroy everything on the level with full recklessness. In those pivotal times, having a beast like this with a 240Hz refresh rate and an 18-inch monitor that can display 2560 x 1600 is the way to go for silky smooth rendering.

However, the misery you intend to inflict is brought about by the combination of the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, which boasts 16GB of VRAM. You can get every last bit of performance out of these cutting-edge, highly overclockable processors. While we’re here, I can’t help but notice the two 1TB solid-state drives set up in RAID 0. This dangerous trio annihilated nearly all of our overall and gaming performance benchmarks.

In the file transfer test and battery life, the Strix Scar 18 had a little issue. However, for a laptop with this much power, the battery life is still respectable at around 4.5 hours. Aside from that, the one thing I don’t like about this system is the webcam, which is only 720p. For almost $4,000, I would have expected at least 1080p, if not 4K. However, if you’re a gamer, this is the laptop for you.

BEST 2-IN-1 LAPTOP

Lenovo Yoga 9i (Gen 8)

6. Lenovo Yoga 9i (Gen 8)

The best 2-in-1 laptop

SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i7-1360P
GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 14-inch, 2880 x 1880, OLED
Size : 12.5 x 9.1 x .6 inches
Weight: 3.1 pounds

REASONS TO PURCHASE

  • Stunning 2.8K OLED screen
  • Powerful productivity features
  • Exceptionally quick solid-state drive

WARNINGS

  • The screen might need some brightness improvement.

Say this player has made the most progress out of all of them. The previous generation of the Lenovo Yoga 9i was panned in our review due to its average performance and poor battery life. The 8th generation Yoga 9i addresses both issues, beginning with a 13th generation Intel Core i7-1360P processor that competed head-to-head with the greatest 2-in-1 laptop up until then, the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360, and often outperformed it. In comparison to the Galaxy Book 3 Pro, which only managed 8,250 points, the Yoga 9i managed 9,954 points. With a data transfer rate of 1,669 MBps compared to 1,173.4 MBps for the Samsung, the Lenovo SSD clearly showed to be the faster of the two.

We tested the Yoga 9i’s battery life on the Laptop For Work test, and it lasted for 10 hours and 10 minutes. Its battery life is the longest one we’ve ever seen. Although it’s still shorter than the Samsung’s 7:46, it’s approximately three years longer. However, the Yoga 9i truly shines in more than just those areas. The 2-in-1’s stunning 14-inch, 2880 x 1880 OLED display wowed our reviewer. It has a broader color gamut (142.1% vs. 85.2% on the DCI-P3) scale than the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360.

The Yoga 9i has come a long way, but it’s not perfect. Although the OLED display is very brilliant, it isn’t quite as bright as the Galaxy Book 3, which had 381 nits and the Yoga 9i had 353 nits. Because of this, the notebook was named our Editor’s Choice and received 4.5 stars.

BEST CHROMEBOOK

Acer Chromebook Spin 714

7. Acer Chromebook Spin 714

The best Chromebook

SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i5-1335U
GPU: Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256GB SSD
Display: 14-inch,1600
Size : 12.3 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 3.2 pounds

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY IT:

  • Stylish body, nearly 13 hours of battery life
  • Excellent functionality with a 1440p webcam

CAUTIONS

  • People who talk too loudly

Thanks to the Acer Chromebook Spin714, I still stand by my op-ed that $1,000 Chromebooks shouldn’t exist. The nearly thirteen hours of battery life is only one of many great features of this sub-$500 device. We also heard that this Chromebook is the most aesthetically pleasing one they’ve ever reviewed. That’s quite an accomplishment, especially when you realize that the cheaper systems sometimes resemble plain gray slabs.

But for the time being, let’s ignore the Spin 714’s dark-gray exterior with gold accents and examine what’s under the chassis. The Intel Core i5-1335U CPU isn’t powerful enough to run AutoCAD or handle intensive data processing, but it’s more than capable of light to medium work. Put the 2-in-1 on hold for the time being.It scored 6,335 points on Geekbench 6, outperforming the $300 more expensive HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook (4,263).

On the JetStream 2.0 benchmark, which measures the loading speed of big web pages, the tables were turned. While the HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook managed a score of 256.7, the Chromebook Spin 714 managed a score of 250.2, which is better than the average Chromebook score of 240.

In our battery test, the Spin 714 finished first with a time of 12 hours and 43 minutes, much outpacing the Dragonfly’s 9:17. The lesson here is that you can’t always judge quality by its price.

BEST MACBOOK

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M3 Pro, 2023)

8. Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M3 Pro, 2023)

The best MacBook

SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Apple M3
GPU: Apple M3 GPU
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 512GB
Display: 14.2-inches, 1964
Size: 12.3 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 3.4 pounds

INDICATORS OF QUALITY 

  • Exceptional all-around performance
  • Robust gaming capabilities
  • Superb stamina

CAUSES FOR DEPARTURE

  • Distracting notch
  • Absence of Face ID

Apple’s third-generation silicon, the M3, debuted with even better performance than the previous two generations, proving that the company’s silicon is continuously improving. Not only that, but their performance is far superior to that of the majority of Windows PCs available. Better still, compared to the M2 before it, it’s $400 less expensive. For those who identify as MacBook fans, whether they be students, mobile workers, or creatives, it’s a resounding victory.

With a score of 11,870 on Geekbench 6, the MacBook Pro 14 outperformed the XPS 13 (10,525), boasting CPU performance that is 20% better than the M1 chip. There was no way it could compete with the Acer Swift X 14 (12,118).However, the MacBook’s time of 5 minutes and 38 seconds for transcoding a 4K film to 1080p on the Handbrake video transcoding test was significantly longer than the 7:51 average. It was also so much better than the Swift X (7:46) and the XPS 13 (8:14).

The new GPUs are the real deal, even though Apple has been gushing about the new CPUs. With Dynamic Caching, a new technology that incorporates mesh shading and hardware-accelerated ray tracing—a first for Apple—and a substantially larger GPU than previous generations, every graphics processor in the M3 series offers stunning visuals.On Sid Meier’s Civilization VI benchmark, the MacBook Pro outperformed the XPS 13 Plus (Intel Iris Xe graphics) with 51 fps at 1200p. Although it was 92 frames per second (2.8K), it was still behind the 53-frame-per-second average for premium laptops and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU found in the Swift X 14.

Although it falls short in a few respects, the MacBook Pro 14 makes up for it with a gorgeous screen, top-notch audio, and a Magic Keyboard that’s impossible to resist. Plus, you can get nearly a full day’s worth of use out of the MacBook Pro’s battery with its 17-hour battery life.

BEST BUSINESS LAPTOP

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11

9. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11

The best business laptop

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-1355U
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Display: 14-inch, 1200
  • Size: 12.4 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 2.5 pounds

PROS OF PURCHASE

  • Incredibly light, with a fast solid-state drive and excellent battery life.

THINGS TO STAY AWAY FROM 

  • Average results

We always recommend Lenovo’s X1 Carbon series when people ask us which laptops are the best. They pack a punch without weighing you down, and they’re very durable. In terms of design, the 11th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon continues this illustrious lineage. With its sleek matte black soft-touch surfaces, our top business laptop is truly ready for the office. The X1 Carbon is perfectly portable, weighing in at a feathery 2.6 pounds and measuring in at a just 0.6 inches thick. On top of that, it has passed MIL-SPEC testing, meaning it can withstand a little amount of spillage.

With a fingerprint reader and a TPM 2.0 chip to secure sensitive data, this laptop is designed to meet the extra security needs of mobile professionals. The infrared camera that is compatible with Windows Hello isn’t included by default, but it may be purchased as an optional extra. When you’re ready to get down to business, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s plenty of ports allow you to set up a complete workstation. Though it lacks the vibrancy we’d prefer, the 14-inch screen is more than enough. At the same time, the sound is clear and audible, and the feel of the iconic keyboard is as good as it has always been. We would prefer a larger touchpad, though.

When it came to our benchmarks, the X1 Carbon proved unstoppable, and its battery test duration was an impressive thirteen hours and forty-five minutes. Though it has a few little flaws, like a 720p webcam that doesn’t cut it in the age of remote work, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (11.6th Gen) is an indisputable powerhouse as a professional laptop. A formidable opponent, nevertheless, is the 9th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

BEST FOR STUDENTS

Acer Swift 14

10. Acer Swift 14

The best Windows 11 laptop

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-13700H
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • Display: 14-inch, 2560 x 1600
  • Size: 12.2 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds

EXCUSES TO PURCHASE 

  • Modern appearance
  • Powerful functionality
  • Extended runtime

CAUSES FOR DEPARTURE

  • Flimsy touchpad
  • Poor sound quality

On a regular basis, Acer ships out laptops that are a fantastic value for the money. Take the Acer Swift 14 as an example. Our reviewer gushed over the sleek design, praising the Mist Green aerospace-grade aluminum and stylish bronze details. Even if it isn’t the thinnest or lightest laptop, the device is nonetheless very portable at 2.9 pounds and 12.2 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches. The Swift 5 isn’t just an attractive phone, though.

During our comprehensive performance and file transfer testing, the Swift 14, which is powered by an Intel 13th Generation Core i7 processor with integrated graphics, remained competitive with its rivals. It also far outpaced the average in its category. The Swift 14 performed admirably, with a score of 11,375, on the Geekbench 5.5 test. When it came time to transcode videos using Handbrake, the notebook likewise finished first, taking just 5 minutes and 41 seconds.

The integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics on the laptop pleasantly pleased us as well; it managed 28 fps on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI benchmark. The Swift 5 has about 12 hours of battery life, which is good enough to keep it off our list of the longest lasting laptops. A 14-inch screen that our reviewer gushed about as “beautiful” and a generous assortment of ports are two other selling points.

The laptop comes with an excessive quantity of bloatware, thus it’s not a flawless machine. There was room for improvement in the speakers as well, and the touchpad might be a pain at times. These are, however, small gripes with an excellent Windows 11 laptop.

HOW WE TEST LAPTOPS

Reasons to have faith in Laptop for Work In order to help you find the finest product or service, our professional reviewers spend a lot of time using and comparing many options.Throughout the year, we examine more than 150 laptops spanning all price points and applications. We can help you locate the perfect computer, whether you need a powerful workstation for productivity, a powerful gaming rig, or a multimedia player for relaxing with a movie or two.

Our review score for the system must be at least 4 stars, and it must include the features that buyers value most, in order for it to be considered for our best laptop of 2023 list. Design, comfort, screen, keyboard, touchpad, performance, battery life, and value are the main points of our reviews.

In order to get a feel for the device and evaluate its functionality in real-world settings, our experienced evaluators put it through its paces. We are able to offer you a good picture of how each notebook compares to its immediate competitors and the average laptop in its price band since we see so many different models.

We bring laptops into the lab to test them in a way that mimics their real-world performance in the home or business. We rely significantly on in-house built real-world tests, although we do use some industry standard benchmarks like Geekbench and 3DMark.

Laptop For Work Battery tests the device’s endurance by continuously loading web pages at 150 nits of brightness until the battery dies. We utilize a video transcoder to go from 4K to 1080p, a massive spreadsheet macro to match 65,000 names with their addresses, and the Geekbench 5 synthetic test to measure processing capability. A number of games, such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Metro: Exodus, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption, and 3DMark Ice Storm / Fire Strike, are used to test graphical prowess.

We measure the key travel and ambient heat of a laptop using different equipment, and we utilize a colorimeter to measure the screen brightness and color gamut. For further information about our benchmarking techniques, please refer to this page on how we test laptops.

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT LAPTOP

A lot of factors should be thought about before purchasing a laptop. Above, you’ll find our most recent list of recommended notebooks, along with five considerations to bear in mind as you shop for a system.

Expenditure plan: Value for money.

For less than $500, you can get top-notch Chromebooks and affordable Windows laptops. On the other hand, high-quality mainstream laptops commonly cost over $700, and luxury Ultrabooks can cost over $1,000. The top gaming laptops can cost $2,000 or more, but even the best gaming laptops under $1,000 or under $1,500 will have more than enough power to run the newest titles at a respectable frame rate.

Twelve to fourteen-inch screens for portability

You can tell a lot about the overall portability of a laptop by looking at its screen size. A 12, 13, or 14-inch screen is ideal for those who often use their computers while sitting or who want to carry them about. A 15-inch model might be more sensible if you plan on using the computer on tables and desks and won’t be transporting it frequently. The most cumbersome workstations, media PCs, and gaming systems include screens that are 17 or 18 inches in diagonal.

Reusable or Clamshell?

The screens of modern 2-in-1 laptops can stretch back to a full 360 degrees or even separate to serve as tablets. A 2-in-1 may be ideal for you if you enjoy the concept of being able to use your laptop in slate mode for drawing, watching media, or simply standing up. But if you stick with the tried-and-true clamshell design, you might be surprised by how many great features you can obtain for less money.

Portability Enabled by an 8+ Hour Battery Life

Battery life is important unless you intend to use your laptop mostly for desk tasks. If you bring a lot of juice to the office or home, you can work anywhere—from the sofa to the conference table—without worrying about plugging in. A laptop with a battery life of eight hours or more on the Laptop For Work Test is your best bet for portability. Laptops with the best battery life can last for more than 10 hours.

Most Recommendations: 1080p, Core i5, 8 GB

Here are the most important things to consider, however you can spend a lot of time looking over specs. Opt for a 1080p display, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and a Core i5 CPU if you simply desire excellent mainstream performance.

Screen Resolution: It’s unfortunate that 51% of corporate systems and 66% of consumer laptops have low-res screens. Try to acquire a screen that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (full HD, 1080p, or whatever the technical term is) or above. A screen with a resolution of 2.5K or above is a must-have for any video developer. Pay close attention to the reaction and refresh rate if you’re a gamer. We advise 144 Hz and 3 ms, respectively.
Mainstream performance is good with an Intel Core i5. Core i3, Celeron, or Pentium CPUs are included in some cheap systems. These are sufficient for simple tasks, but they aren’t designed for intensive multitasking. When it comes to gaming or high-end productivity tasks like video editing and 3D modeling, a Core i7 or quad core CPU (serial number ends in HQ or HK) is your best bet. Thanks to its Ryzen series of chips, AMD is seeing a comeback. While Ryzen 5 and 9 are suitable for entry-level and power user requirements, respectively, Ryzen 7 is a mid-range CPU that will deliver mainstream performance. Not to mention Apple, whose ARM-based M-series CPUs have been a game-changer in the industry.
RAM: 8 GB is usually enough for most people. For low-budget devices, 4 GB is sufficient. Chromebooks and secondary computers might not have as many.
Storage: 256 GB of inbuilt storage should be more than plenty unless you’re a heavy gamer or super user. Solid State Drives (SSDs) are a great alternative to traditional hard drives and will significantly increase your computer’s overall speed if you can afford one.
Graphics Processing Unit: Individuals in the gaming and creative industries should investigate which discrete GPU is capable of running their preferred applications. The integrated Intel HD Graphics on the CPU will satisfy everyone else.

Laptops: Why You Can Trust Them for Your Job

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