• Best laptop 2019: our pick of the 15 best laptops you can buy this year

    Posted on October 4, 2019 by in News

    TechRadar’s picks of the latest models from the top brands to help you find the best laptop for your needs

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    In this guide to the best laptops of 2019, we list the ultimate devices you can buy right now, no matter what your budget is, or what kind of laptop you’re after.

    Our best laptops list features laptops of all shapes and sizes, so no matter what kind of laptop you’re after, we have a great choice for your needs. So, maybe you’re after the best 2-in-1 laptop to take to University, or you want a great budget laptop to use around the house. This best laptops list has you covered.

    We’re also constantly updating our best laptops list, so the latest models are always included. And, as soon as a new model is announced, we’ll review it, and if it’s worthy, we’ll add it to this page. 

    Every laptop on this list of the best laptops has been carefully tested and reviewed by us, and only the machines that have really impressed us make their way into our best laptops list.

    When putting together this best laptop 2019 list, we take into consideration a number of things. First of all there’s overall performance. No matter what sort of laptop you’re after in 2019, you do not want a laptop that doesn’t perform well. So, we look at how fast the laptop is to boot up, how well it can handle day-to-day tasks, and for the best gaming laptops, we also put them through their paces playing the latest and the best laptop games.

    We also look at battery life. The best laptops need to be able to let you work – and play – for hours on end without you having to scramble for a power adapter. Modern laptops are getting ever more power-efficent, which has led to longer battery lives. For a laptop to be included in our best laptops list, it needs to offer a battery life of five hours or more.

    When reviewing the best laptops we also look at the design, features and screens. Finally, value for money is also an important factor when it comes to picking the best laptops for this list.