Want to find the best laptop? Our editors have found the top 10 systems you can buy.
The editors of PCMag.com test hundreds of systems each year to help you find the best laptop. There are a lot of laptops out there, from the large-screen desktop replacements to the lightweight ultraportables, but all share common features. In this story, we help you narrow your choices by collecting the top 10 laptops on the market today.
Dell XPS 15
The Dell XPS 15, a desktop replacement laptop, is a wonderland of lavish features and cutting-edge components. It’s is unlike any other desktop replacement out there, thanks to its long list of firsts.
Sony VAIO VPC-Z1390X
The Sony VAIO VPC-Z1390X is, hands down, the lightest and most powerful ultraportable money can buy.
HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl
The HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl’s new components, including a faster Core i5 processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory (from 4GB), and bigger battery, are more dominant than anything else you can buy at this price.
Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM/BJ
The Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM/BJ is loaded with features, including some that you’d never expect to find on a budget laptop, and it offers class-leading performance to boot.
The Gateway ID49C13u seduces with an aluminum design that not many can pull off for $850, let alone put in premium components like a Core i5 processor and Nvidia Geforce GT 330M graphics.
Toshiba Portege R705-P35
The Toshiba Portege R705-P35 is a more practical alternative to the Sony VAIO Z, bundling a 13-inch widescreen, optical drive, and a standard volt processor.
Acer Aspire AS5745-7247
The Acer Aspire AS5745-7247 is one sweet laptop deal, putting in parts and features you don’t normally get at these prices.
The U45Jc-A1 is powerful and battery efficient enough to work through an entire day and look good while doing it.
Dell Latitude E5510
The affordable Dell Latitude E5510 business laptop comes complete with a durable frame, excellent user experience, and the performance you would expect from a Latitude laptop.
Toshiba Satellite T235-S1350
Toshiba’s latest CULV-equipped laptop, the Satellite T235-S1350, has all the key laptop essentials for an unbeatable price.