Best Laptops 2014: 10 Best PCs and Macs
Looking for a new laptop? There's a lot to consider. Should you go for a Windows Ultrabook or a MacBook Air, or is a desktop replacement more your bag? Maybe you don't want to spend big at all and actually want to buy something for under £250. We take a look at the best laptops available to help you choose.
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Best Laptop for Battery Life | Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2014
Best Laptop for Screen Quality | Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
Best Gaming Laptop | MSI GT70 2PC Dominator
Best Chromebook | Toshiba Chromebook
Best 10inch Windows 8 Laptop and Tablet Hybrid | Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best 15-inch Windows Laptop | Dell XPS 15
Best Laptop for Students | Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite
Best Laptop for Video and Image Editing | MacBook Pro with Retina display 15-inch (2014)
Best Laptop for a MacBook Air Alternative | Asus Zenbook UX303LA
Best Desktop PC Replacement | ASUS N550JV Laptop
Many people we know have stopped using desktops, and laptops are at risk now that everyone seems to have a tablet on-hand. But there are some tasks that a laptop is still best-suited for.
Gone are the days when Windows-based laptops were your only viable option. Apple with its Mac-running Air and Pro ranges recently updated to include faster CPUs are now arguably amongst the best on the market. Google’s Chromebook range aims to bring cloud computing to the masses for an affordable price with the likes of Samsung, Acer, HP and Toshiba already signing up to the Chromebook cause.
PC laptops, whether it’s for gaming or just watching movies, are not going anywhere just yet, though. More Windows 8 laptop and tablet hybrid devices continue to flood the market offering more versatility for everyday computing tasks. Then there is the new breed of lean, supremely powerful Intel-based laptops better known as Ultrabooks that aim to offer an alternative to Apple’s sleek and powerful machines as some of the best laptops around.
There’s clearly plenty to pick from, so to help you find the perfect 15-inch or 13-inch laptop and spend that money wisely, we’ve rounded up our regularly updated list of the top ten best laptops to buy that all come with the TrustedReviews seal of approval.