Picking a new laptop and choosing a new car are pretty similar experiences: They're two of the most important decisions you'll make in your lifetime.
OK, laptops are significantly cheaper than cars, and your life and safety don't exactly depend on them — but your job and other important life things (like Netflix) are made so much better by the addition of a reliable laptop.
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The point is that laptops are not one-size-fits-all, and this isn't a choice that can be made based on just price or looks. It's what's on the inside that counts: Beginners need something user-friendly and straightforward, frequent travelers need something light with a long battery life, designers and gamers need top-notch 4K graphics and quick central processors, and everyone needs something that's not going to break after a year. We're sweating already. Read more...More about Tech, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
BEST FOR TOUCHSCREENHuawei Matebook X Pro
If you can ignore the webcam placement, this laptop's 3K touchscreen and stellar speakers make it a powerhouse for work and play.
BEST FOR VERSATILITYLenovo Yoga 920
Lenovo's most recent upgrade to its already amazing convertible offers speed and great battery life.
BEST FOR VIDEO AND PHOTO EDITINGApple MacBook Pro
Apple's MacBook Pro is the best laptop money can buy for photo and video editing.
BEST FOR VISUAL ARTISTSDell XPS 15
Features all the colour, sound, and up-to-the-second streaming that a video enthusiast could ask for.
BEST FOR GAMINGRazer Blade
The best overall (and most aesthetically pleasing) gaming laptop out there, the latest Razer Blade provides top notch graphics with no lag.
BEST FOR PORTABILITYASUS Chromebook Flip
One of the best choices for frequent travelers or people who care about a heavy bag.