As the name implies, it gives you more vertical room to work, but it still has the width of a typical Between that and its battery life, which lasted nearly 13 hours in our tests, you'll be able to get more work done in a day with this Chrome OS laptop -- and it's still thin and light enough for an everyday carry. The latest version of this Chromebook is the first to receive Intel's Evo verification, which means you'll be getting the best possible mobile experience with this model.
It's also the first with Thunderbolt 4 support, which lets you connect to multiple external displays as well as providing fast data speeds and networking. Read our Acer Chromebook Spin review. HP packed a lot of value into the Aero Eye-pleasing magnesium-aluminum chassis, strong processing performance, long battery life, a bright, colorful display and a weight of just 2 pounds 0. Read our HP Pavilion Aero 13 review. A remarkable deal for simple tasks like email, word processing and much more, thanks to the new AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors.
In addition to this Acer Swift, we're also fans of the Acer Aspire 5, which has a larger There are simply no other inch laptops that are this light and also have long battery life. The Gram 17 continues to impress year after year. And while other manufacturers are now using similar body materials to make their laptops as light as the Gram, LG is still our top pick at this size. However, if you want something that's a little smaller, LG has an excellent inch laptop as well.
New Apple silicon, new display, new design and all the ports we've been asking for: The latest inch Apple MacBook Pro is the best Pro ever. The combination of the larger MacBook Pro's hardware and MacOS extracts the maximum performance from the components while delivering excellent battery life.
The new mini-LED high-resolution display is gorgeous. Read our Apple MacBook Pro review. Though HP and Dell have excellent premium two-in-one convertible laptops, they have smaller If you want a bit more room for your work or entertainment, the Yoga 9i is a great choice. It's available in and Well, except for their battery lives, which are good and long. Plus, they come with pens that charge and are stored in the body.
Keep an eye out for sales on this one, as the version with 12th-gen Intel processors is now available. Read our Lenovo Yoga 9i review. There are plenty of The inch display is a great size since the laptop is barely bigger than a Also, the laptop has a more premium fit and finish than we're used to seeing in the Inspiron line. Read our Dell Inspiron 16 Plus review. Although this Microsoft Surface laptop is not the Surface Laptop , the Surface Pro continues to hit all the right notes if you're looking for a do-it-all Windows tablet that doubles as a Windows laptop.
The Surface Pro 7 is still around for the time being at a discount, and an updated version called the Surface Pro 7 Plus will stay in the lineup, so you'll still be able to get the classic Pro design but with new processors. Read our Surface Pro 8 review. The all-metal chassis gives it a premium look and feel, and it has a comfortable keyboard and a responsive, smooth precision touchpad.
Though it's light on extra features compared to its premium linemate, the Yoga 9i, it does have one of Lenovo's sliding shutters for its webcam that gives you privacy when you want it. And it has a long battery life to boot. Its display can go pixel-to-pixel with the MacBook's. And its high-quality build is up there with the best MacBooks but, like an Apple, it's not necessarily the best laptop deal, even compared to other premium laptops.
Read our Razer Blade 14 review. Dell streamlined its G-series gaming laptops, going from three models down to just one -- and it's all for the best. Instead of having to decode the various feature and quality differences between them, there's just one chassis available with a variety of configurations with up to an 11th-gen Intel processor or AMD Ryzen H-series processor. Updated versions with 12th-gen Intel processors are available now , too.
They're basically more budget laptop-friendly versions of those from its Alienware division, but still capable of playing the latest AAA games. If you're going for the best, go big. Yes, there are faster inchers, but I draw the line at dual humongous power bricks. While I recommend getting this Blade Pro laptop with its 4K-resolution display option for creators, gamers will want to get the display with a Hz refresh rate that Razer offers for this model. Setting a budget is a good place to start when shopping for the best laptop for yourself.
You can also find touchscreens and two-in-one designs that can be used as a tablet or a laptop -- and a couple other positions in between. In this price range, you'll also find faster memory and ssd storage -- and more of it -- to improve performance.
Deciding between MacOS and Windows laptop for many people will come down to personal preference and budget. You can sometimes find it discounted or you can get educational pricing from Apple and other retailers. For the money, though, you're getting great hardware top to bottom, inside and out. Apple recently moved to using its own processors, which resulted in across-the-board performance improvements compared to older Intel-based models.
But, the company's most powerful laptop, the inch MacBook Pro, still hasn't been updated to Apple silicon. But, again, that great hardware comes at a price. Also, you're limited to just Apple laptops. With Windows and Chromebooks more on these below , you get an amazing variety of devices at a wide range of prices. Software between the two is plentiful, so unless you need to run something that's only available on one platform or the other, you should be fine to go with either.
Gaming is definitely an advantage for a Windows laptop, though. MacOS is also considered to be easier and safer to use than Windows, especially for people who want their computers to get out of the way so they can get things done. Over the years, though, Microsoft has done its best to follow suit and, with Windows 11 here , it's trying to remove any barriers.
Also, while Macs might have a reputation for being safer, with the popularity of the iPhone and iPad helping to drive Mac sales, they've become bigger targets for malware. Yes, they are , but they're not for everyone. Google's Chrome OS has come a long way in the past 10 years and Chromebooks -- laptops that run on Chrome OS -- are great for people who do most of their work in a web browser or using mobile apps. They are secure, simple and, more often than not, a bargain.
What they can't do is natively run Windows or Mac software. The pandemic changed how and where a lot of people work. The small, ultraportable laptops valued by people who regularly traveled may have suddenly become woefully inadequate for working from home. Or maybe instead of needing long battery life, you'd rather have a bigger display with more graphics power for gaming.
If you're going to be working on a laptop and don't need more mobility than moving it from room to room, consider a In general, a bigger screen makes life easier for work and is more enjoyable for entertainment, and also is better if you're using it as an extended display with an external monitor. It typically means you're getting more ports, too, so connecting an external display or storage or a keyboard and mouse are easier without requiring a hub or dock.
For travel, stay with or inch laptops or two-in-ones. They'll be the lightest and smallest while still delivering excellent battery life. What's nice is that PC-makers are moving away from widescreens toward or ratio displays, which gives you more vertical screen space for work without significantly increasing the footprint. These models usually don't have discrete graphics or powerful processors, though that's not always the case.
You can play games and create content on any laptop. That said, what games you play and what content you create -- and the speed at which you do them -- is going vary greatly depending on the components inside the laptop.
And similarly, if you're just trimming video clips, cropping photos or live-streaming video from your webcam, you can get by with a modestly priced laptop or Chromebook with integrated graphics. The other piece you'll want to consider is the display.
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Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product. Good for you. Good for the planet. See how it works. Size and Weight Height: 0. Learn more about latest operating system Accessibility Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new MacBook Pro. L p A,m is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position rounded to the nearest 0. The Wireless web test browses 25 popular websites.
Configuration tested: 2. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process. Testing conducted by Apple in April using preproduction 2. Because of the higher power consumption, the battery will only last for less than 5 hours when you use Windows 8. Depending on the load you can realize much longer idling OS X and minimum brightness: more than 17 hours or much shorter runtimes Unigine Heaven at the highest brightness: almost 2 hours.
The inch version cannot keep up with the stamina of the smaller MacBook Pro 13 Retina — but the results are more than impressive compared to the Windows competition. A full recharge of the battery takes about 2. We cannot understand the decision to launch a device with Haswell processors at this time. The new quad-core CPUs from the Broadwell generation are already being shipped and have higher power efficiency, which result in some significant advantages, especially in a thermally limited laptop like the MacBook.
We would also like to see better support for Windows including graphics switching. Apple puts all of this in a flawless aluminum unibody chassis, which is still the quality benchmark even three years after its launch. The familiar Retina display may have fallen behind the rivals in terms of the pixel density, but it can easily compensate this disadvantage with extremely wide viewing angles and a color reproduction that is suitable for professionals.
All things considered, the Apple MacBook Pro Retina is probably still the best multimedia notebook on the market — but the competition is closing the gap pretty quickly. If you are still undecided between the MacBook and the Windows alternatives like the Asus ZenBook Pro , the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro or the Asus GJW , which have been available for quite a while now, you should probably wait a few weeks longer: Dell announced its new XPS 15 with a frameless Infinity display at Computex, which will probably be equipped with Broadwell processors or maybe even Skylake?
The battle for the first spot in our Top 10 ranking remains exciting. Is this enough to compete with the improved rivals? Apple Laptop Haswell. Available configurations excerpt :. Intel Core iHQ 4 x 2.
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications. Similarities and Differences compared to the Predecessor. Memory, processor and graphics card are soldered source: MBP 15 Late , ifixit. AdobeRGB coverage ColorChecker pre-calibration. Saturation Sweeps pre-calibration. Grayscale pre-calibration. ColorChecker calibrated. Saturation Sweeps calibrated.
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You might even find a current inch MacBook Pro (M1, ), MacBook to four online vendors in Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, and OWC. The top-of-the-line inch MacBook Pro is now slimmer and more capable, and comes equipped with Apple's new Touch Bar. The Apple inch MacBook Pro comes with a built-in FaceTime HD Apple MacBook Air (, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, GB SSD, Amazon.