We’ve reviewed a ton of laptops and played around with even more. Whether you’re looking for a cheap device or a powerful gaming machine, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of the very best laptops and convertibles you can buy right now.
Buying Forecast for Fall 2020: It might be wise to wait a little while. A ton of Intel 11th-gen configured laptops are on the way after Intel officially launched its 11th-gen “Tiger Lake”processors with integrated Iris Xe Graphics in early September. Some of these laptops will also come with a special Intel Evo badge, which signifies Intel has certified those laptops to include features like fast charging, a one-second wake up time, and nine or more hours of battery life. You can read more about those laptops here, but over the next few months Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and MSI will all release new laptops featuring 11th-gen chips that should be a lot faster than what’s available right now.
On the non-Tiger Lake side of things, Apple might release its first ARM-based laptop before the end of the year, while Google and Microsoft are expected to release new members of the Pixelbook and Surface line. It’s also been a hot minute since we’ve heard anything about AMD Radeon mobile GPUs coming to laptops, but there’s some time left in the year, so there’s a chance new Ryzen silicon could make an appearance.
Lenovo is also releasing a slimmer version of its Legon 7i and HP is coming out with a new line of its business-focused ZBooks, too. In all, there’s going to be a lot of options for the holidays to pick from. Many of the laptops below will get refreshes with those new 11th-gen guts, so if you can’t wait be sure to at least double and triple check the specs so you don’t wind up buying last year’s best laptop.