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Best Laptops for 2024

Best Laptop For 2024

Best Laptops for 2024.

There’s no shortage of sleek and powerful laptops out there. These are our favorites.

If you’re planning to upgrade your laptop soon or want to buy one as a gift, there are numerous options to choose from. With so many models available from Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and other brands, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to get and which specifications you need the most. Should you opt for more memory or a bigger screen? These are just a few questions that may come to your mind as you browse through the plethora of laptops available. To help you make an informed decision, we have tested and reviewed several latest laptops and come up with the top picks for the best laptops that you can buy right now. We have also provided some buying advice that will hopefully help you understand the market better.

What to consider before buying a laptop.


You probably have an idea of your budget here, but just so you know, most modern laptops with top-of-the-line specs can cost you around $1,800 to $2,000 these days. That doesn’t mean you won’t find a good system for under $1,000 — a grand is the base price for a lot of high-end ultraportables in the 13-inch category, with chips like Intel’s Core i3 or i5 series. And if that’s too expensive, you’ll still have respectable options in the $600 to $800 range, but they might come with older, slower processors and dimmer screens. I’ve included our favorite budget-friendly model in this best laptop roundup but we have a list of more affordable laptops picks that you can check out as well.

Operating system: Apple, Windows or Chrome OS

After working out how much money you want to spend, the laptop’s operating system is usually the first thing you have to narrow down. As always, the decision is slightly easier for people who prefer an Apple MacBook. Now that the company has brought its M-series chips to its whole lineup — your only real considerations are budget, screen size and how much power you need.

Over on Team Windows, however, the shift to ARM-based chips hasn’t been as smooth. Though Apple laptops have been able to bring huge increases in battery life while maintaining (and in some cases improving) performance with their own silicon, PC makers have been limited by Windows’ shortcomings. Microsoft released Windows 11 last year, and it’s supposed to run better on ARM-powered machines. Since the first of these laptops, like Lenovo’s Thinkpad X13s or 10W Tablet, haven’t been available for review yet, we can’t tell how well the system runs. Of course, you can upgrade to Windows 11 on existing ARM-based PCs, but for now, it’s still safer to stick with an Intel or AMD processor.


Let’s not forget there’s a third and fairly popular laptop operating system: Chrome OS. If you do most of your work in a browser (lots of online research, emails and Google Drive), then a Chromebook might be a suitable, and often more affordable option.

As for other things to look out for when shopping for the best laptop, it’s worth pointing out that some of the latest models coming out this year have done away with headphone jacks. Though this doesn’t seem to be a prevalent trend yet, it’s a good reminder to check that a machine has all the connectors you need (otherwise, you’ll need to plan to buy the necessary adapters). Most laptops in 2022 offer WiFi 6 or 6E and Bluetooth 5.0 or later, which should mean faster and more stable connections if you have compatible routers and devices. While 5G coverage is more widespread this year, whether you need support for that depends on how much you travel.

Display size

Where you plan on taking your laptop also helps in deciding what size to get. Many companies launched new 14-inch machines in the last year, straddling the line between ultraportable and bulkier 15-inch laptops. For most people, a 14-inch screen is a great middle ground. But if you’re worried about weight and want a more portable laptop, a 12- or 13-inch model will be better. Those that want more powerful processors and larger displays will prefer 15- or 16-inch versions.

Best laptop overall: MacBook Air M2.

MacBook Air with M2 Chip
Image Source : Apple

Display: 13.6-inch Liquid Retina | CPU: 8-core M2 | GPU: Up to 10-core | RAM: Up to 24GB | Storage: Up to 2TB | Weight: 2.7 lb (1.24 kg)


  • Refreshed, thinner design
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Excellent performance


  • No ProMotion
  • Expensive




Best Windows laptop: Dell XPS 13 Plus


Dell XPS 13 Plus Laptop
Image Source : Dell

Display: 13.4-inch InfinityEdge | CPU: 13th-gen Intel Core | GPU: Intel Iris XE | RAM: Up to 32GB | Storage: Up to 2TB | Weight: 2.71 lb (1.23 kg)


  • Stunning design
  • Excellent performance
  • Gorgeous OLED display


  • Frustrating invisible trackpad
  • No headphone jack


Best gaming laptop: Razer Blade 15


Razer Blade 15
Image Source: PC World

Display: 15-inch quad HD | CPU: 13th-gen Intel | GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series | RAM: Up to 32GB | Storage: 1TB | Weight: 4.4 lb (2.01 kg)


  • Excellent build quality
  • Strong performance
  • Many configurations
  • Good port selection


  • Expensive
  • Just ok battery life


Best Chromebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook


IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook
Image Source : Lenovo

Display: 13.3-inch FHD | CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i3 | RAM: Up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Weight: 3.52 lb (1.6 kg)


  • FHD touchscreen
  • Good performance
  • Solid battery life


  • Boring design
  • Only 4GB of RAM


Best cheap laptop: HP Pavilion Aero 13


HP Pavilion Aero
Image Source: HP

Display: 13.3-inch micro-edge | CPU: AMD Ryzen 5000 series | GPU: AMD Radeon | RAM: 16 GB | Storage: 256GB | Weight: 2.2 lb (<1 kg)


  • Good performance
  • Lightweight design
  • Generous port selection


  • Boring design
  • Backlit keyboard only available on custom orders

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