To put together this list of top laptops, we considered power, portability, battery life, and other must-have features, along with the price. No matter what type of laptop you’re interested in or what your budget is, you’re sure to find the ideal device for your needs here.

Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

Even if you’ve been a staunch Windows user so far, the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) will quickly convince you to switch loyalties. Thanks to its revolutionary ARM-based Apple M1 chip, it’s the best laptop you can buy right now. Expect excellent performance and fantastic battery life from this super sleek, lightweight, and easily portable stunner.

Dell XPS 15 (2020)

The Dell XPS 15 (2020) is the closest a laptop can get to perfection. It packs some of the newest, and best tech from Intel, and the battery life is phenomenal. It is arguably the best and most stylish Windows laptop available right now.

HP Spectre x360 (2021)

If you care about aesthetics as much as you care about performance, your search for the perfect laptop ends here. The 2021 model of the HP Spectre x360 comes with 11th-generation Intel Core processors. Thanks to its signature gem-cut chassis, it still is one of the best-looking 2-in-1 laptops out there. The price tag may raise a few eyebrows, but enticing extras like formidable security features and Bang & Olufsen speakers make every dollar spent worth it.

LG Gram 17

17-inch laptops aren’t typically portable – except for this one that weighs just 2.98 lbs. Stay productive on the go with a gorgeous 17-inch 1600p display and a battery that lasts more than 14 hours.

Acer Swift 3

The best budget laptop of the year boasts plenty of power for work and study. The Swift 3 packs some beefy components and is surprisingly close in performance to the far more expensive Microsoft Surface. This laptop’s roomy trackpad and backlit keyboard offer a comfortable typing experience.