Finding the right laptop is no easy task. If you didn’t get around to spending up big before the end of the financial year, fear not, there’s still plenty of opportunity to part with your dough on the best tech toys around!
We’ve got to admit, this is a question we get a lot – a real BBQ conversation that never goes out of style. What’s the best laptop around? What’s the best value? Which features do I need?
This week we’ve reviewed what we think are some of the best laptops around, bringing you a round up of some fantastic computers that fit whatever your needs are – from home use, small business peeps, to designers and people on the go.
Best laptops for…small business
This 14 inch mobile work station has a 13 hour battery life, comfy keyboard and full 1080 HD display. It also boasts ports galore with an SD card reader, 3 x USB 3 ports, Ethernet, HDMI and mini DisplayPort. This combined with 256GB SSD, 16GB of RAM and 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor provides you with everything you need to get the job done.
2. HP ZBook 14
Thin and light without sacrificing performance, this grunty machine features a 2.1 GHZ Intel Core i7 CPU, 16 GB of RAM and a 240GB SSD. A 14 inch full HD display, 3 x USB 3, DisplayPort and SD card reader make this the complete business package.
Best laptops for…designers
This MacBook Pro’s brilliant retina display allows for crisp and accurate colour representation. The 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 512GB SSD will allow for super quick transfers, which will make make working with large media files a breeze.
This laptop’s sleek design, 4K screen and 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 CPU make it perfect for high end graphics arts users. Also boasts a 15.6 inch screen, 512GB PCIe SSD, 16GB of RAM and Thunderbolt port.
Best laptops for…travellers and people on the go
The HP Spectre x2 features a 1.2GHz Intel Core m7-6Y75 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a 12inch full HD touchscreen. A hinged keyboard capable of 360 degrees of swivel is also included.
This little baby packs in a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and a full HD 10 inch touchscreen. This tablet-laptop hybrid comes with adjustable kickstand and the snap-on keyboard can be purchased separately.
If you’re still struggling for choice, give us a yell and we’ll try and help the best we can!