The best laptop of 2020

If you are looking for the best laptop of 2020 for your needs, you have come to the right place.

Here you will find the best of the best in different categories so that you can choose the laptop that really suits you, from the most powerful gaming laptops to the cheap Chromebooks and laptops suitable for all budgets.

To make it we have tested the latest innovations at CES 2020 in Las Vegas and the best options of 2019, analyzed and dissected by the TechRadar laboratory team.

And the best laptop in the world is …

Absolutely the best laptop in the world right now is the HP Specter x360 (2020). It is one of those rare notebooks that does everything right, with a fantastic design, thin, light and with the best hardware you can find right now.

It’s also the best 2-in-1 laptop, which means you can use it as a laptop or tablet. This versatility also makes it better than the rest. 

But if you want something that specifically meets a specific need, keep reading. We must really observe very well the trademarks and the quality of your product before making a decision.

The best laptops of 2020

1. HP Specter x360 (2020)

The best of the best

CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD

Good style and high quality finishingGood overall performanceThe battery is not bigIt overheats sometimes

The HP Specter x360 2-in-1 laptop has had a major update in 2020 and the improved technical specifications – with 10th generation Intel Core processors and new Intel Iris Plus graphics – plus the impeccable 2-in-1 design has catapulted it to the number 1 on our list of the best laptops.

HP’s been on a roll lately, with the excellent HP Elite Dragonfly also on this list, but when it comes to build quality, design, and sheer performance, the HP Specter x360 (2020) is by far the best laptop you can buy right now. in 2020.

And while it is true that it costs a lot of dollars, it has some excellent extras as standard, such as formidable security measures and Bang & Olufsen speakers. If you care about aesthetics as much as you care about power and quality, the HP Specter x360 (2020) is your new laptop.

2. Dell XPS 13

Best overall laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 8th generation
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD

Centered webcamBest battery lifeFantastic optional 4K displayThe 2019 model doesn’t add too muchExpensive

The Dell XPS 13 has always been at the top of our charts for years and the 2019 model has taken the crown of the overall. An exceptional lightweight design, powerful components and a near-borderless ‘Infinity Edge’ display have made the Dell XPS 13 the most popular Windows laptop.

Dell offers customization with a large number of options, so you can tailor it exactly to what you need most of the time.

3. Huawei MateBook 13

The best laptop that gives more for less

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 8th generation
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD

Great performanceNvidia graphicsAn excellent valueOnly 8GB RAM as standardDoes not have a Thunderbolt 3 port

Huawei has done it again and the 2019 Huawei MateBook X Pro has become one of our favorite laptops, with the powerful components – like the dedicated Nvidia MX150 graphics card – and the low-weight design you’d expect from a high-end laptop. high but with affordable prices.

It’s amazing how much the MateBook 13 offers for such a cheap price, especially when compared to competing Ultrabooks. This makes it the best value on our list even if it doesn’t have Thunderbolt 3 ports or a 4K display like the Dell XPS 13 or MacBook Pro. Although the American government has an embargo on Huawei, both Microsoft and Intel have announced that they will continue to support the Chinese company’s laptops, which means that the MateBook 13 and other models will continue to be updated with new versions of Windows.

4. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

The best Apple laptop

CPU: Intel Core i7 – i9 9th generation
 RAM: 16GB – 64GB
Storage: 512GB – 8TB SSD

Incredible 16-inch screen New improved keyboardExpensiveIt only has four Thunderbolt 3 ports

The MacBook Pro 15 is dead in good time because that keyboard was a hell of a problem. The MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) fixes this and is also so thin and the same size as the 15-inch … except they have increased the size of the screen – really excellent, by the way – to 16 inches thanks to very reduced frames. Bonus points: the sound is really good.

5. Alienware Area-51m

The best gaming laptop of 2019

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 – i9-9900K
RAM: 16GB – 64GB
Storage: 1TB SSHD – 2TB RAID0 SSDs + 1TB SSHD

Extremely powerfulAggressive designPerfect keyboardVery expensiveGets very hotFans are loud

The Alienware Area-51m is our pick for the best gaming laptop of 2019 , so it had to be on this list of the best laptops of 2020. With a unique design, excellent construction, the Alienware Area-51m is the ultimate exponent. than we can expect from the Alienware brand, now owned by Dell. Performance is amazing with 9th Gen Intel Core processors and the latest Nvidia RTX graphics cards. 

A luxury with a luxury price too. But beware, it overheats.

6. Google Pixelbook Go

The best Chromebook ever made

CPU: Intel Core m3 – Intel Core i7
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Storage: 128GB – 256GB eMMC

Incredible battery lifeFantastic ‘Hush’ keyboardExpensive price on the medium and high modelIt does not have a fingerprint reader

The new Google Pixelbook Go is the best Chromebook you can buy right now. Show off what Google envision as the best possible Chromebook to everyone after they’ve brought out the shiny (and extremely expensive) Pixelbook.

The Pixelbook Go, however, is considerably more affordable while retaining much of the advanced functionality of its predecessor and adding excellent battery life and a fantastic keyboard. And Chrome OS flies, putting you on par in speed with Windows and Apple machines. One of the best laptops – although not for Adobe Photoshop or Premiere, of course.

7. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

The best Microsoft laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 / AMD Ryzen 5 / AMD Ryzen 7
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD

Excellent battery lifeChoose between Intel and AMDDoes not have a Thunderbolt 3 portFew ports for its size

Microsoft has produced its best laptop ever with the Surface Laptop 3. It’s not a huge leap over its predecessor, but it improves on almost every aspect of the Surface Laptop 2.

The best thing is that with the 15-inch version you can choose between Intel Core or AMD Ryzen – the preferred option. The design remains exceptional and, together with its components, makes it one of the most desired laptops in the world without the apple logo even if it does not have Thunderbolt 3. Overall, one of the best in the world, without a doubt.

8. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

The best laptop for the office

CPU: Intel Core i5-i7
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD

Impressive power  Ultra-thin design  Kind of expensive 

Last year the Dell XPS 15 was one of the best laptops you could buy, but this year, the Texan manufacturer has applied the excellent design of the Dell XPS 13 – and on top of it made it convertible to tablet.

The result is excellent. One of the more attractive 15-inch laptops, the Dell XPS 15 is also powerful, with an Intel Kaby Lake G-series processor and dedicated Radeon graphics card.

9. Dell G5 15 5590

A cheap gaming laptop

CPU: up to an Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Storage: 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD – 1TB SSD

Balanced functionalitiesPowerful for video gamesGreat battery lifeIPS screen is only acceptableCould have more options

The Alienware Area-51m is hands down the best gaming laptop, but the price is prohibitive for most. This Dell G5 15 5590 is perfect for gamers on a budget. It doesn’t have the best technical specs but it can play video games at 1080p and has an average battery life of 10 hours. Good build and a decent design make the Dell G5 15 5590 a good choice for low-dollar game lovers.

10. Asus Chromebook Flip

The most affordable Chromebook

CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC

Sleek tablet modeTouch keyboardDoes not support Android applications as standardRegular speakers

There are two options for choosing the best Chromebook, both with stark contrasts: the more expensive Chromebook Pixel Go (see above) and the excellent Asus Chromebook Flip C302, which combines some premium technical specs into a more affordable package. 

For many people, Chromebooks are the perfect machines for students. The Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is easily one of the best Chromebooks on the market and one of the best laptops, period, thanks to its Intel Core processor, full 1080p touch screen, backlit keyboard, and USB-C ports.

What should I look for in a new laptop?

Our purchase decision is what really makes the difference in the performance marketing of a brand. To help you decide to buy your new laptop, here is a list of things to consider whether or not you choose a model from our list of the best laptops of 2020.

First, look at the technical specifications.

Battery life

There are laptops that claim to have battery lives of over ten hours but you always have to read the fine print because that doesn’t include playing high-performance video games, for example. The best way to estimate battery life is to read our reviews, in which we test with different process loads.

But the rule of thumb is that the higher the process load, the shorter the battery life. And therefore, the longer the duration that the manufacturer estimates, the more chances we have that the laptop will last almost the whole day without connecting to the electrical network.

What kind of laptop is best for me?

A small guide so that you do not get lost among so many types of laptop: