The best laptops of 2020

Here’s our list of the latest tablets, models and notebooks for creatives and players, as well as our picks on low rate.

Using a laptop is important for more individuals operating and learning from home. This collection is your first stop on finding the best of our laptop range. For their battery life and efficiency, some of our favourites are mentioned here; some because of their appearance and characteristics; and a few because they are usually good deals. If you’re searching for a work or leisure device, a home or travel machine, or a 2-in-1 or something more conventional in nature, you certainly can find it here. We took all of the specifics into account, not just the battery life. That implies we have taken everything from the amount of gigabytes of RAM and the refresh rate into account.

So if you’re searching for a particular laptop type, check out our choices for the best gaming notebooks, the best hybrids (2-in-1), and the best Chromebooks, as well as the best college models. If the battery life or efficiency is what you’re interested in, check out our respective scores. Only only a small budget? Check out our range of budget notebooks in that situation.

The best ultraportable for Windows
Dell XPS 13 2020

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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 frame possible for a 13.3-inch screen. But for 2020, Dell has made its laptop even smaller while increasing the screen size and performance for both CPU and graphics-intensive tasks. It’s not a huge leap from the previous model, but it’s still the best in its class

Having watched the Dell XPS 13 evolve over the past years, I truly believed that we had reached the end of the line when it came to possible improvements. The 2019 version had a super-slim bezel, good performance at a decent price, 4K display options, and was a huge step up, solving a lengthy engineering problem by putting a super-small camera on top of the screen, rather than place it at the bottom.

And while I can no longer joke about the infamous webcam nose shot, the truth is that there are hardly any other major design and system complaints. So what do we have left?

Well, they started by adjusting the screen, reducing the bezel a little more and shaping the lid, to place a 13.4-inch screen, instead of a 13.3-inch. That sounds like a small adjustment, and it is, but I like that it now has a very modern 16:10 aspect ratio display. Not as much as a television, as with 16: 9 screens almost everywhere.

The best 2 in 1
HP Specter x360 13 (Late 2019)

HP outdid itself with its latest premium ultraportable 2-in-1. At first glance, it might appear that it only improved the processor (it works with an excellent 10th Gen Intel CPU), but the new x360 model is significantly smaller than its predecessor, without sacrificing functionality. New features, such as a button to instantly mute the microphone, join other privacy and security features such as 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 where and when you want.

The best 14-inch 2-in-1
Lenovo Yoga C940

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

The best 2 in 1 that can be disconnected
Microsoft Surface Pro 7

The Surface Pro continues to hit every point if you’re looking for a Windows tablet to double as a laptop. It has a 10th generation Intel Core processor, fast Wi-Fi 6 and a long battery life.

The best laptop for business
Asus ExpertBook B9450

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

The best balance of speed and battery life
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch)

The combination of MacBook Pro hardware and the macOS operating system allows you to get the most out of its components. At the same time, this notebook offers battery life that places it among the best in its class, something Windows systems never seem to achieve, and its high-resolution display 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.

Apple announced the 16-inch MacBook Pro since October 2019, but its availability has varied. Currently the laptop can already be purchased in official stores and distributors of the apple in the United States, Mexico and Spain, among other countries.

The best alternative to the MacBook Pro
Razer Blade Pro 17

The Blade Pro 17 deftly walks the line between powerful, slim and light 17-inch models like the Dell XPS 17 9700 and rugged gaming systems like the Acer Predator Helios 700 and Gigabyte Aorus 17x. Despite appearances, the Blade Pro is not a competitor to the MacBook Pro. It has, on the other hand, the high-quality screen and system performance you’d expect from one of Apple’s best laptops.

The best MacBook for most
Apple MacBook Air 2020

This is our recommendation for anyone looking for a macOS laptop for basic everyday use. The 2020 MacBook Air features new processors and, most importantly, a new keyboard. In addition, it lowered its base price to $ 1,000, making what was already its most 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 battery life, performance, and design.

The best cheap laptop
Acer Swift 3

This is an outstanding offering for simple tasks like answering emails, using a word processor and more, thanks to the AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors. The device has a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader and a USB-C port. It is lightweight at less than 3 pounds. You can find this laptop for less than $ 600.

We also like the Acer Aspire 5, which has a larger 15.6-inch screen. It’s available in a variety of configurations with a starting price of $ 400.

The best Chromebook
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook

This laptop is essentially a Chrome version of the first Microsoft Surface Go. Like the Go, the Duet is a 10-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard and touchpad. But unlike Microsoft, Lenovo includes the keyboard.

The best Windows alternative to the MacBook Air Lenovo Yoga C740

Typically available for under $ 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 frame gives it a premium look and feel, and it features a comfortable keyboard and an accurate, smooth, and responsive touchpad. Although it doesn’t have many additional features compared to its premium line companion (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.

The best 17-inch ultraportable
LG Gram 17

There is no other 17-inch laptop that is as light and has as long a battery life as the LG Gram 17. The Gram 17 lasted 13 hours in our video streaming test. Processor performance outperformed last year’s model thanks to the addition of the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7

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The best budget laptop for gaming
Dell G5 15

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 from its Alienware division, but they are still capable of playing the latest AAA titles (that is, top-tier games).

The best laptop for gaming
Razer Blade Pro 17

Yes, the best gaming laptop of the moment is the same as our selection for the best alternative to the MacBook Pro. There is a small exception, however. Although we recommend buying the Blade Pro with the 4K screen for creatives, for gamers we recommend a screen with a 300MHz refresh rate.