The Top Most Anticipated Laptops of 2021

The best laptop of 2021 can come with a variety of brands, prices, and features. Here, we’ve got the rest of the best laptops, Windows 10 business notebooks, gaming rigs, Chromebooks, laptops for school, and 2-in-1 convertibles. Our current pick for the best laptop of 2021 is the MacBook Air. It’s a device that does just about everything right. While it’s certainly not a perfect device, there are no major flaws. It’s a great pick for productivity, browsing, and even light gaming.

The Best Laptops of 2021 (So Far)

1. MacBook Air source Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider It’s been a long time coming, but Apple finally went back to its roots and produced a MacBook Air. It is, without question, the best laptop Apple has made in years. It’s light, thin, and powerful – all for the same price as the $800 MacBook. While the MacBook Air isn’t going to be Apple’s biggest seller, it’s one of the best devices we’ll see all year. 2. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 source Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Dell’s XPS 13 is still one of the best Windows laptops on the market. In fact, the device has received the praise of our own J.A. Watson, who in the past has called it one of the best laptops on the market.

 

The Best Laptop for Windows 10

If you want the absolute best of Windows 10, you can’t go wrong with the HP Spectre x360 13. Not only is it one of the thinnest and lightest Windows 10 notebooks out there, but it’s also a great choice for gaming. It’s equipped with an 8th generation Intel processor, and it supports Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics card. And when it comes to the touchscreen display, it’s one of the best Windows 10 machines for watching movies, reading comics, and just generally chilling out. It also has a 4K display and a stylus. It’s a top choice for most PC users, as it has a healthy amount of both ports and batteries, so you can easily spend hours working or playing on it.

 

The Best Laptops for Gaming

Sure, all the other laptops we’re about to talk about are great choices if you need a powerful mobile workstation, but what if you want to game on the go? Well, that’s where the gaming laptops come in. Many of these devices can be picked up with a relatively affordable price tag that makes them highly desirable. Our pick for the best gaming laptop for the task is the ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC. Although its spec sheet is significantly better than that of the MacBook Air, the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC costs $1049. That’s a bit more expensive than we’d recommend, but it has a ton of bells and whistles to satisfy any gamer. The AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card provides excellent performance while the 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM and 32GB of DDR4 memory helps prevent any lag during your game session.

 

The Best Laptops for School

At this point, the Chromebook Pixel is old news. It’s been discontinued, and Google switched from making a “real” laptop to the Chromebooks it offers now. These devices range from the Chromebook Pixel to the more inexpensive Chromebooks. If you’re looking to buy the best Chromebook, you need to consider three things: its display, its specs, and how it handles the mobile OS. The good news is that a Chromebook with a bright, high-resolution display with wide viewing angles and great color reproduction is still available. The display needs to be a touchscreen, and it should be a high-quality IPS display. If you want a touchscreen Chromebook, make sure you’re getting the highest quality option. You should also look for a high-powered chipset and a 16GB RAM minimum.

 

The Best Laptops for Everyday Use

Laptops need to perform daily tasks – from web browsing to gaming – and they need to offer a large screen. That’s where the Chromebook comes in. With plenty of options in each price range, you can get a decent Chromebook to perform many of the tasks that a Windows machine can. They have a good, fast processor, plenty of storage, and plenty of ports. The Chromebook has a bit of a learning curve and it requires a lot of research to get a good one. It isn’t easy, but there are a lot of good Chromebooks out there. The best Chromebook in our opinion is the Chromebook 14 from Samsung. It has a relatively large 14 inch, 1080p screen, and plenty of ports. The keyboard is a little awkward, but the device is sleek and slim. It will be a tough sell without a price tag that starts at around $300.

 

The Best 2-in-1 Laptops

The 2-in-1 laptops of 2021 will change the way you work. If you want a device that has a decent amount of portability but you also need to be productive at the same time, then a 2-in-1 laptop will do the trick. The displays on these hybrid devices can fold all the way back to completely cover the keyboard so it’s usable as a tablet. The switch from tablet to laptop has gone through several iterations over the last few years, and the technology has continued to improve over the last few years. Acer has had a good head start in 2-in-1s, and that’s not just for the budget and mainstream users. Its Switch 7 Black Edition is the best 2-in-1 laptop you can buy right now, and it’s a top pick for our Best of the Year awards.

 

Conclusion

So, we know that we’re living in the future, but there are a lot of products and features that aren’t yet available. Among them, you’ll find proprietary processors, fingerprint scanners, fast charging, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports, ultra-thin and lightweight designs, and robust storage, memory, and processing options. In a perfect world, every laptop should have a few of these features. That being said, there’s still some time to go before some of these machines are available. The good news is that laptops are always getting faster, thinner, and lighter. Some of the laptops we have on our list may be ready to leave the starting gate in 2019. If so, they may be on your wish list for this year. You’ll also notice that some are still years out.

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