Top 10 Notebooks Now
What’s the difference between a good notebook and the best ones money can buy? They deliver a great combination of design, comfort and performance for your money, but also satisfy your specific needs. For example, the best Ultrabooks should boost fast and be easy to carry, while a superior business laptop offers extra durability and security. Then there are budget notebooks, which should deliver snappy performance for everyday tasks while costing less than $500.
At LAPTOP, we review dozens and dozens of laptops each year, putting each and every model through a series of rigorous tests. From screen brightness and heat to speed and battery life, our writers and editors evaluate every aspect of a given system to arrive at a rating. This list of 4-star notebooks represents the best of the best in every category.
Best Ultraportable: Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2012)
Apple makes the quintessential ultraportable notebook even better by giving the MacBook Air faster performance and longer battery life. The 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-powered notebook now lasts for over 8 hours on a charge.
Basic Configuration: $1,199