What type of laptop should I buy


Everybody must have some sort of computer, laptop or desktop is a personal choice but if you are looking to move into the laptop world then this article will help you find some hidden gems in 2017 that will help you decide what laptop to get this year.

Best laptop overall: Dell XPS 13
As an all-rounder this laptop is the best of its range.

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 – Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD

+ Faster than ever
+ Same long-lasting battery

Still poor webcam position
No Windows Hello via camera

Best cheap laptop: Samsung Chromebook Pro
Very cheap and reliable, running chrome OS.

CPU: 0.99Ghz Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.3-inch, QHD (2,400 x 1,600) touchscreen | Storage: 32GB eMMC

+ Stunning, vivid screen
+ Stylus support on Chrome OS

Cramped keyboard

Weak speakers

Best gaming laptop: Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501
When you need to play some games on the move, but still need the best performance.

CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) IGZO (LED backlit, multi-touch) | Storage: 256GB – 1 TB PCIe SSD

+ Astonishingly powerful
+ Innovative and quiet cooling

Laughable battery life
Poor keyboard ergonomics

microsoft surface pro 5

Best laptop-tablet hybrid: Surface Pro
Again, Microsoft leading with the powerful tablet workstations.

CPU: Intel Core m3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 – Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 12.3-inch, 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display | Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD | Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1 | Camera: 8MP rear-facing, 5MP front-facing | Weight: 1.73 pounds | Size: 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches (W x D x H)

+ Hugely improved battery life
+ Much better Surface Pen
Surface Pen pulled from package
Only Core i7 can challenge A10X

Best MacBook: 12-inch MacBook (2016)
The true hidden gen in apple laptops.

CPU: Dual-core Intel Core m3 – Core m7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 12-inch Retina (2,304 x 1,440) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 512GB PCIe Flash | Dimensions (W x D x H): 28.05cm x 19.65cm x 1.31cm

+ Terrific design
+ Great speakers
Single USB-C port
Controversial keyboard

At the end of the day it comes to you, as the buyer, to decide which suits you the most. We have just compiled a few categories and models that may make it easier for you to decide which laptop to buy, including some that you may not as popular but still top of its range.
If you need a laptop or desktop you head over to out shop or contact us with what you need and we will do the hard work for you, recommending you the best one for you.

About the Author Brad Whitcroft

With over 20 years experience in the IT industry, There is no job to big or small. From a simple computer hardware installation, to a full-scale server based network rollout, Brad Whitcroft has you sorted!

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