What Are The Best Laptops Of 2017?

If you’re looking for a new laptop and can’t decide which one you should buy, here we’ve compiled a list that will help you decide your pick from the best laptops available in the market. From the cheapest Chromebook to the most high-end laptop, the list covers them all. The list contains laptops that will suit your need. Whether you want a gaming laptop, a laptop to work at home, or a low-end laptop just to spend the day with, we have them all organized in one place.

Here are the best laptops of 2017 which are worth buying in the last stages of the year. However, they are not in any order or preference, and every system stands out on its own.

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The Dell XPS 13 2017

The Dell XPS 13 is Dell’s latest flagship and has all the right specs inside one system. With a Kaby Lake processor ranging from i3 to i7, the laptop is super fast. The bezel-less ‘Infinity Edge’ display is one out of the many eye catching features of the laptop. You can do your work on this laptop in the morning and use it for your gaming purposes in the evening. The Dell XPS 13 can do it all.

Moreover, the laptop comes with a USB C port along with a USB 3.0 port and an external SD card slot. The laptop also offers users to choose between a super-high res or multi touch screen. Users have the choice to opt for the highest specs if they don’t worry about the money or they can just switch to a lower specs version of the laptop. Either way, the Dell XPS 13 is promised to deliver quality. Here are some general specifications of the laptop:

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7
Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 620 – Iris Plus Graphics 640
Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
RAM: 4GB – 16GB
Price: $869-$1525.99

Asus Zenbook UX310UA

With almost the same specs as of the Dell XPS 13, the Asus Zenbook UX310UA delivers great performance within a cheaper price. Powered by a 7th Gen Kaby Lake processor, the laptop gives an all rounder performance. However, the same cannot be said for the battery. With an all-aluminum body, users have the option to choose between a full HD, 1080p display and an even higher 3,200 x 1,800-pixel, QHD+ screen. General specs of the laptop are listed below.

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i5
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
13.3-inch up to QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
Price: $858.98

The Lenovo Yoga Book

Termed as a 2-in-1 laptop, the Lenovo Yoga Book is something you should buy if you are looking for a minimalistic laptop which just gets you through the day. Lenovo has given users the choice to buy the Windows 10 version or the Android 6.0 version of the laptop. However, both have amazing displays along with a pretty good keyboard. On the other hand, the laptop is not suitable for heavy computing as the Intel Atom inside is optimized to save power but not to deliver great processing speeds.

CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8550
Storage: 64GB SSD, up to 128GB microSD
Intel Atom
Screen: 10.1-inch full HD IPS touchscreen
Price: $286-$370

Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar

The Apple Macbook Pro with a touch bar is the latest laptop released by Apple and that too, with a touch bar. The touch bar can be used for a number of purposes such as showing suggestions while you type or by providing Touch ID to login the system. However, the price is way too high and if you’re looking to move from a Windows system, you shouldn’t buy it. The Macbook Pro as compared to the Dell XPS 13 has a lower-res display and a battery that isn’t much better either. On the other hand, if you’ve always been an Apple fan, you might consider buying this one.

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CPU: Dual-core Intel Core i5 – i7
Storage: 256GB – 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 – 650
Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Price: $1709-$2199

Apple Macbook 2016

The Macbook 2016 is among the top selling laptops to this date. With a sleek, slim, and lightweight design, the Macbook is your thing if you want to carry a laptop without even noticing the weight of it. Although the laptop doesn’t deliver as much power as the Macbook Pro and only has one I/O USB Type-C port, the laptop is still suitable to fulfill your everyday general laptop needs.

CPU: Intel Core M3 1.2GHz – Intel Core i7 1.4GHz
Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
Screen: 12-inch, (2,304 x 1440) IPS 16:10
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Price: $1599

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

The ultimate gaming laptop by Asus, the ROG Zephyrus GX501 comes with the most powerful i7 CPU along with a GTX 1080 graphic card that can help you play the latest games for years to come. The laptop is way too powerful and is specially designed for gaming. Although the price is way too high on this one, it is the best desktop gaming PC replacement for you. In other words, it’s a ‘portable gaming PC’.

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad core 3.8GHz)
Storage: 512GB SSD
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 + Intel HD Graphics 630
Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD (120Hz with Nvidia G-Sync)
Price: $2299 – $2699

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

If you’re looking for a gaming laptop under a cheap price tag, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is your way to go. Packed with an i5 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphic card, the laptop can smoothly run all your favorite games. Moreover, the overall windows experience on the laptop is also phenomenal. One more thing that Dell can boast about on this laptop is its amazing battery life. The laptop ran for 8 hours while watching HD videos. The battery dropped to 66% after two hours of gaming session on medium settings. The Inspiron 15 7000 delivers great gaming experience and is available at half the price of the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501.

CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ (quad core 3.5GHz)
Storage: 256GB SSD
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti + Intel HD Graphics 630
Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD
Price: $929-$976

Asus Chromebook Flip

Powered by Google Chrome’s OS, the Asus Chromebook is the lightest laptop on board. It’s a great alternative to Windows and Mac OS as it is more cheap and delivers a quite good performance overall. The Chromebook Flip by Asus is suitable for students and teachers, who just need a laptop to carry out small tasks such as watch movies, write emails and a whole bunch of other minimal stuff. The body is quite brilliant with a touchscreen and a keyboard as well.

CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30
Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare
Price: $380 – $460

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Another 2-in-1 laptop but this time, far better. The Surface Pro 4 is a 2-in-1 tablet PC and delivers what it claims to deliver. Although a little expensive, it is the best table PC device out there. The Surface Pro 4 comes with the Surface Pen which you have to buy separately. However, users can opt for the full bundle but that is even pricier. The Surface Pro 4 is Microsoft’s benchmark Windows device with the perfect combination of software and hardware. However, if you’re looking for the same thing but a little cheaper one, check out the next Acer Switch 3.

CPU: Intel Core m3 – i7
128GB – 1TB SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 – Iris Plus Graphics 640
Screen: 12.3-inch, 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display
RAM: 4GB – 16GB
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Camera: 8MP rear-facing, 5MP front-facing
Price: $554.99 – $999 (With Surface Pen)

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Acer Switch 3

The cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the Acer Switch 3. With only a little bit of compromise on performance, the Switch 3 is almost the same as the Surface Pro 4. Moreover, the Switch 3 comes with a keyboard you don’t have to additionally pay for. So, that’s a plus too.

CPU: 1.10GHz Intel Pentium Quad Core N4200 – Intel Core i3 7100U
Storage: 64GB – 128GB eMMC
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505
Screen: 12.2-inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD touchscreen
Price: $453 – $491

Acer Swift 3

The Acer Swift 3 Ultrabook is a refined version of the Acer Swift 7. With a full aluminum body, the Swift 3 has the specs that can compete with the Macbook Air and even win that competition. Apart from its cheap price, the laptop delivers great performance. However, in order to sell it in this price, Acer had to compromise on the display as well as the sound quality of the device. Other than that, the Swift 3 has a processing speed that rivals that of the Surface Laptops!

CPU: Dual-core Intel Core i3 – i7
Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
Screen: 14-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) ComfyView IPS
Price: $499.99 – $599.99

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

As the name suggests, the Asus Transformer can be transformed into a table as well as a laptop. With a detachable keyboard, the laptop offers lightweight design and specs that can help you carry out some of your daily tasks on the system. However, the laptop can’t be used for high performance tasks. In the end, if you’re looking for a normal laptop with specs just to get through the day, the Asus Transformer isn’t a bad choice.

CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics – Intel HD Graphics 400
Screen: 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 HD IPS touchscreen
2GB – 4GB
Price: $299.99 – $389

Dell XPS 15

An even more powerful version of the Dell XPS 13 is the Dell XPS 15 with a 15 inch Infinity Edge display. However, as they say, with great specs comes a great price. The laptop is quite expensive and depending on the version you want the price varies. The highest-end 4k version of the Dell XPS 15 is a great option if you’re looking for a gaming laptop without worrying about the price.

CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ – i7-7700HQ
Storage: 1TB HDD – 512GB SSD
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
Screen: Up to 15.6-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touchscreen
RAM: 8GB – 16GB DDR4
Price: $1396.66 – $1969.99

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin

An alternative to the Dell XPS 15 is the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin. With almost the same specs as the XPS 15, the price of the Notebook 7 is quite low comparatively. One disadvantage of buying this laptop is that it’s not that much portable as it is quite heavy. Besides that, the laptop is superb in terms of performance and can perform even the heaviest of tasks easily.

CPU: Intel Core i7-6500U
Storage: 1TB HDD (SATA3); 128GB SSD (operating system; M.2)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 940MX (2GB DDR3L) + Intel HD Graphics 520
Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) LED touchscreen
Price: $628

HP Spectre x360

The HP Spectre x360 checks all the boxes for a high end laptop in 2017. With a combination of lightweight design and high end specs, the laptop is an all rounder. Another function the Spectre hosts is fast charging which is a need for everyone in 2017. It is the best ultra portable laptop of the year. Although expensive, the laptop has the lowest version with a full HD display while the highest one comes with a 4K display. Whichever laptop you choose, you’ll be purchasing a beast.

CPU: Intel Core i7-7500U
Storage: 512GB SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS UWVA WLED-backlit multi-touch – Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) RAM: 16GB
Price: $1349

So, which laptop you are really looking forward to purchase?

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