Best Laptops of 2021
Here are the top rated and most discussed laptops of 2021.
You can’t go wrong choosing a model below, their good reputation is well known.
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Best Overall Mac Laptop
Apple Macbook Air M1 2020
CPU: Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU
Graphics: Integrated 7-core – 8-core GPU
RAM: 8GB – 16GB unified memory
Screen: 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina display
Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD
The Macbook Air M1 late 2020 is probably the best laptop you can buy today.
Thanks to the revolutionary Apple M1 chip, this new processor is the star of the show here.
This thin and light laptop offers excellent performance while offering an incredible battery.
With over 14 hours of battery life, you can easily get through a day, or even two, on a single charge.
The Macbook Air’s aluminum heat sink dissipates heat generated by the laptop.
So, no matter how difficult the task, MacBook Air runs completely silent.
It is a reliable device with the excellent build quality that Apple is known for.
Even if you’ve only used Windows laptops before, the MacBook Air M1 2020 is worth buying and upgrading to macOS.
Best Overall PC Laptop
Dell XPS 13 (9310)
CPU: Up to 11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7
Graphics: Up to Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM: Up to 32GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x
Screen: 13.4-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Non-Touch
Anti-Glare UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective
Storage: Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe
This little gem is considered by many to be the best 13 inch you can buy and consistently ranks in the top listings.
With its touchscreen support, it also makes it one of the best touchscreen laptops.
The Dell XPS 13 offers the best possible balance. It has excellent performance and its integrated GPU makes it even capable of playing recently released video games.
It is exceptionally light and compact and its battery will last a whole day of work and school.
Additionally, in 2021, Dell started offering the XPS 13 with a 3.5K OLED touchscreen option. If you can afford it, the investment is worth it, as the deep and inky blacks of the OLED, the vivid colors and high contrast ratios are a beauty.
Best 2-in-1 Laptops
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
CPU: 10th Generation Intel Core i3 – i7
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus
RAM: up to 16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x
Screen: 13.4-in. touch display
Storage: up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
If you’re looking for a convertible that does just about everything, the XPS 13 2-in-1 is easily among the best you can buy.
Dell simply used the XPS 13 as a model but with the option of turning it into a tablet.
It has a robust and well-designed chassis, 16:10 touchscreen and the latest 11th Intel generation processors.
These Intel Tiger Lake processors with Iris Xe Graphics deliver solid performance and incredible graphics enhancement.
Exceptional battery life, large storage space, and quiet operation are some of the most notable features here.
It’s a great choice for those looking for versatility as well as performance and endurance.
HP Spectre X360 14
CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7
Graphics: 128MB Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM: 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X (onboard)
Screen: 13.5-inch 1,920 x 1,280 touch display
Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
HP’s Specter models have always stood out from their competition, but the Specter x360 14 is better than ever.
It features the crisp 2-in-1 design and gem-cut chassis that these laptops are known for and is easily one of the finest 2-in-1 laptops ever.
The latest edition of the line combines excellent build quality, superb display options, fast performance and long battery life.
Just about every other aspect of this laptop, like its comfortable keyboard and rich bass, rival or surpass the best convertibles on the market.
If you care about looks as much as performance, this laptop is for you.
Lenovo Yoga 9i
The Lenovo Yoga 9i is an impressive 2-in-1 laptop.
Not only does it have the latest 11th gen Core i7 processor, but you also get a great 1080p touchscreen and a built-in stylus to facilitate drawing and note taking.
The Yoga 9i offers great battery life and fast performance.
This 14-inch laptop has a rotating soundbar inside, so expect crisp, clear audio whether you’re using tablet, tent, or flip mode.
Audio quality, screen and convertible shape make this laptop an unbeatable machine for multimedia entertainment.
Best Gaming Laptops
ROG ZEPHYRUS G15
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
Graphics: Nvidia RTX 3070
RAM: 16GB RAM
Screen: 15.6-inch QHD (1440p), 165Hz, 3ms, 300 nits
Storage: 1TB SSD
The G15 is like the G14 but just a little bigger and better.
This is probably the best 15 inch rig you can buy.
The Zephyrus G15 contains some of the most powerful components you can get right now.
It offers almost everything you could want in a gaming laptop, spectacular performance, long battery life, powerful speakers and a clickable keyboard.
But the G15 will not be the laptop for everyone. There is no webcam, which is essential for some people.
Otherwise, it’s hard to beat. It is one of the best gaming laptops but also one of the best laptops ever.
Alienware M17 R4
CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core i9-10980HK
(eight cores, 16MB cache, up to 5.3GHz Turbo)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
Screen: 17-inch 1080p IPS, 360Hz
Storage: 2TB SSD (RAID 0)
Hard to imagine anyone making a gaming laptop more powerful than the Alienware m17 R4.
The 360Hz screen is recommended for competitive gamers, but otherwise go for the default screen or the 4K panel which promises much richer colors.
This is an extremely powerful gaming laptop with plenty of ports and a strong and stylish chassis and the RTX 3080 is one of the fastest mobile GPUs on the market.
Alienware m17 R4 also offers a top notch mechanical keyboard.
The short battery life can be a problem for some people, but in reality it is not a problem as you will be plugged in to play.
The Alienware m17 R4 is one of the fastest gaming laptops in 2021 and designed for serious gamers !
Razer Blade PRO 17
CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-10875H
(octa-core, 16MB cache, up to 5.1GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (16GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAM: 32GB DDR4 (2,933MHz)
Screen: 17.3-inch, 4K (3,840 x 2,160) 120Hz, touch display
Storage: 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is both one of the most powerful and portable 17-inch gaming laptops available.
With a unique 1440p high-resolution balanced display, it still delivers the refresh speed that gamers need.
Even with its superpower, it’s wrapped in an incredibly thin, strong, and attractive chassis.
More than just a gaming laptop, it’s also a great mobile workstation for creators.
If you’re on a big budget and looking for a gaming machine with a big screen that is still portable, the Pro 17 is your obvious choice.