Following the advent of the iPad just over six years ago, analysts were expecting laptops to be ousted by tablets by now. Fortunately for PC makers, that never happened. In fact, with the recent debut of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update alongside new AMD and Nvidia graphics cards and Intel’s new Kaby Lakeprocessors, the best laptops on the market continue to thrive.
Between thin, light and stylish budget notebooks, like the HP Chromebook 13, and thick, robust powerhouse computers, like the MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro, laptops are on their way up rather than out. They’re still the best when it comes to image editing, while laptops even continue to thrive in other areas, such asgaming and word processing.
Nevertheless, finding a laptop that suits your needs doesn’t come easy considering all there is to choose from. Those seeking the fast and fanless will be enticed by Ultrabooks, though heavy-duty performance hogs may necessitate for i7 processors and discrete GPUs. Meanwhile, if you fancy flexibility, perhaps a convertible 2-in-1 laptop is in the cards.
Whatever the case may be, we’ve gathered the best laptops around and narrowed them down to a list of 15 below.