The definitive breakdown of all the best laptops from the biggest brands

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The definitive breakdown of all the best laptops from the biggest brands

Choosing a new laptop and buying a car are similar experiences: two of the most important decisions you'll make in your lifetime. Laptops might cost a bit less – though they’re not cheap by any stretch of the imagination – but your job and other life essentials (like Netflix) are vastly improved by the purchase of a slick, reliable laptop. 

The point is that laptops are not a one-size-fits-all device. It’s not a choice that can be made based on simply price or looks. It's what's on the inside that counts.

Beginners need something user-friendly and straightforward. Frequent travellers need something light with a long battery life. Designers and gamers need top-notch 4K graphics and quick central processors. And everybody needs something that's not just going to break after a year.  Read more...

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BEST FOR TOUCHSCREEN

HP Spectre x360 14

A stylish convertible laptop with stunning OLED screen technology.

  • Storage: 512
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Battery life: 12 hours
£1,600 from Amazon

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BEST FOR WINDOWS

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

This next gen Microsoft Surface puts Windows up against Apple's very best competing laptops.

  • Storage: 256 GB SSD
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 17.5 hours
£1,449 from Amazon

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BEST FOR VIDEO AND PHOTO EDITING

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple's MacBook Pro is the best laptop money can buy for photo and video editing.

  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours
£1,152 from Amazon

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BEST FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Dell XPS 15

Features all the colour, sound, and up-to-the-second streaming that a video enthusiast could ask for.

  • Storage: 1 TB
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 7 hours
£2,899 from Currys

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BEST FOR GAMING

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

A powerful, expert-made machine for serious gamers.

  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 4 hours
£1,999 from Currys

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BEST FOR CREATIVES

Gigabyte Aero 17

A newly released laptop that packs all the power that creative professionals need.

  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours
£2,699 from Currys

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