The Best laptops for you with different specs suitable for business, school, hardcore gaming, programming and so much more.

Purchasing a PC comes with a few steps, first you need to have a reason for buying the laptop. I personally don’t think there’s someone out there who buys a laptop just for the sake of buying it. Then you need to look at your budget, the amount of money you’re willing to spend. Last but not least comes the research, you look into many different types of laptops in the hopes of finding the ideal one for whatever you want it for. I’m here with my top picks to assist you with finding the most ideally equipped PC to your liking.

When looking for a laptop to buy people consider basic things like:

  • Price
  • Operating system
  • Processor speed
  • Graphics resolution
  • Storage
  • Battery life
  • Security
  • etc

On most occasions people buy laptops with the knowledge of whether they want a macOS laptop or windows laptop.I personally prefer the macOS for a lot of various reasons but that never stopped me from venturing into the windows OS  laptops. Most popular apps work just as well on either operating systems. If you are want to switch it’s all the same.

My personal pick for the best PC of 2021 is the MacBook Air. This PC is an all-rounder capable of performing tasks according to each person’s taste from business, school, programming and surprisingly gaming. But enough about that, it’s time you choose for yourself.

 

Top 10 ideal laptop


MacBook Air

1. MacBook Air.(2020)

In November 2020 Apple released the MacBook Air with the new Apple M1 chip, the first of its kind without an Intel processor. The M1 chip concluded the 15-year partnership with Intel. It is not a perfect PC but the MacBook air is an all-rounder type of PC.

Specs:

  • Operating System:macOS
  • Processor:M1 Apple Silicon Chip
  • Processor Model number:A2337/A1932/A2179 (Cactus)
  • Processor Speed:3.2 GHz
  • Graphics Processing Unit:7-Core GPU/8-Core
  • Display Screen Technology:Retina IPS Display
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Memory:8GB RAM
  • Storage:256GB SSD
  • Maximum battery run time:15-18 hours

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight:1.29kg
  • Dimensions:6.10 x 304.70 x 212.40 cm
  • Screen Size:13.3 inches
  • Colour:Gold/Silver.

Models- it has two models up-to-date.

  1. M1 chip (7-core graphics) & 256 GB storage
  2. M1 chip (8-core graphics) & 512 GB storage

MacBook Air

$799.00 ON AMAZON (Renewed)

Brand New (Not in stock)

 

HP Spectre x360 convertible

2.Hp Premium Spectre x360 Convertible 2-in-1 (2020)

HP’s most recent release the HP Spetre x360 convertible. It’s a 2-in-1 laptop with impeccable design and quality with an 11th-generation Intel processor and 13-inch 4K resolution. This PC is a near borderless display with a breakthrough power and performance.

Specs:

  • Operating System:Windows 10 Home
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ i7
  • Processor Model:i7-1065G7
  • Processor Speed:1.3 GHz-3.9 GHz
  • Processor Core:4 cores(Quad-core)
  • Graphics Controller Model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
  • Display Screen Technology:15.6″ 4K UHD IPS
  • Screen Resolution:1920×1080
  • Memory:16 GB RAM
  • Storage:512 GB SSD
  • Maximum battery run time:10 hours

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight:1.26 kg
  • Dimensions:230.6 x 21.8 x 1.36 cm
  • Screen Size:13.3 inches
  • Colour:Natural silver/Nightfall Black/Poseidon Blue

 

$1,699.99 ON AMAZON

$1,999.00 ON AMAZON

 

 

LG Gram 17

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3. LG Gram 17(2021)

It is a highly capable laptop with a long-lasting battery. This PC is fast, smooth and silent, it’s ultra portable and suitable as a business laptop.

Specs:

  • Operating System:Windows 10 Home(64 bit)
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ i7
  • Processor Model:i7-1165Gb
  • Processor Speed:1.80GHz/4.60GHz
  • Processor Core:4 cores(Quad-core)
  • Graphics Controller Model:IPS LCD
  • Display Screen Technology:Intel Iris Xe
  • Screen Resolution:
  • Memory:16GB DDR4 2400MHz – 8 GB x 1 (On Board) – 8 GB x 1
  • Storage: 512GB SSD/ 1TB SSD
  • Maximum battery run time:19.5 hours

Physical Characteristics:

  • Dimensions:15.0″ x 10.5″ x 0.7″
  • Weight:1.35kg
  • Screen Size:2560×1600
  • Colour:Black/Gray
LG Gram 17

(Image credit:LG)

$1,280.34 ON AMAZON

$1,549.99 ON AMAZON

 

MacBook pro 13

4. MacBook Pro 13

The MacBook Pro has an M1 chip which is extremely fast and powerful and it is the most advanced processor that MacBook has ever released. The processor is up to 2.8x faster than the previous generation. The MacBook Pro has swift lightspeed processor capable of running complex and heavy apps. It’s the ideal laptop for macOS games and also Netflix and chill.

Specs:

  • Operating System:macOS
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ i5/Apple M1 Chip
  • Processor Speed:2 GHz
  • Processor Core:i5-1038NG7
  • Graphics Controller Model:8-core GPU
  • Display Screen Technology:Retina display
  • Screen Resolution:2560×1600
  • Memory:8Gb/16Gb SSD
  • Storage:256GB SSD/1TB SSD
  • Maximum battery run time:17-20 hours

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight:1.56 cm
  • Width:30.41 cm
  • Depth:21.24 cm
  • Weight:1.4 kg
  • Screen Size:13.3 inches
  • Colour:Silver/Space Gray

MacBook pro 13

(Not in stock)

 

Dell XPS 13

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5. Dell XPS 13(2020)

Despite its lightweight size, the Dell XPS 13 is a multipurpose windows 10 PC which is beautiful and not only is it beautiful, it can handle light core gaming. It has 13.4-inch display screen and a 10th Gen intel Core i7 processor capable enough for fast speed processing. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the Dell XPS graphics is mind-blowing.

Specs:

  • Operating System:Windows 10 Home
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ i7 
  • Processor Model:i7-10510U
  • Processor Speed:4.2Ghz
  • Processor Core:4 cores(Quad-core)
  • Graphics Controller Model:13.3″ FHD
  • Display Screen Technology:Intel® Iris Xe,InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display
  • Screen Resolution:1920×1080
  • Memory:8GB
  • Storage:256GB SSD
  • Security:Fingerprint
  • Maximum battery run time:11 hours

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight:1.29 kg
  • Dimensions:11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Screen Size:13.3″ FHD
  • Colour:Platinum silver exterior, black interior/Frost exterior, arctic white interior
Dell XPS 13

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$879.99 ON AMAZON

$1,049.00 ON AMAZON

 

6. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14(2021)

This laptop is perfect for hardcore gamers. With the all powerful AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS processor combined with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU. Top that off with a lightning-fast SSD, a bright, 14-inch, 120Hz display, a comfortable backlit keyboard, gorgeous milky-white magnesium alloy chassis this PC comes close to the near-perfect gaming PC of any gamers dreams. The asus company has a reputation of top-lowing speakers and in the ROG Zephyrus G14 they far exceeded my expectations powered.

Specs:

  • Operating System:Windows 10 Pro
  • Processor:AMD Ryzen™ 9 4800HS/AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900HS
  • Processor Speed:3.3 GHz
  • Processor Core:8-core
  • Graphics Controller Model:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650/RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB
  • Graphics memory:6Gb
  • Screen Resolution:1920×1080
  • Memory:16GB RAM/40GB RAM
  • Storage:512GB SSD/1 TB SSD
  • Maximum battery run time:10 hours

Physical Characteristics:

  • Dimensions:0.7×12.75×8.74 inches
  • Weight:1.6kg
  • Screen Size:14″ FHD Premium
  • Colour:Eclipse Gray/Moonlight White

$1,436.00 ON AMAZON

$1,999.99 ON AMAZON

 

Acer Chromebook spin 713

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7. Acer Chromebook spin 713(2021)

Just perfect for online entrepreneurs. With a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, this Chromebook boots up faster than most PC’s and to top that off it has a battery run time of 10 hours enough to run through the whole day at work. This elegant aluminum Chromebook has a 3:2 display for seeing more of websites and documents.

Specs:

  • Operating System:Chrome OS™
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ i5
  • Processor Model:i5-10210U
  • Processor Speed:1.60 GHz
  • Processor Core:Quad-core (4 Core™)
  • Graphics Controller Model:Intel® UHD Graphics
  • Display Screen Technology:CineCrystal (Glare)
  • Screen Resolution:2256 x 1504
  • Memory:8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • Storage:128GB SSD/256 GB SSD
  • Maximum battery run time:10 Hours

Physical Characteristics

Acer Chromebook spin 713

(Image credit: Acer)

$789.00 ON AMAZON

$369.00 ON AMAZON

 

Alienware x17 R1

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8. Alienware X17 R1(2021)

This early 2021 PC is quite powerful for hardcore gaming but it’s also the best laptop for full-blown programmers. This PC is more than fine for programming as it has powerful CPUs, SSDs, and large memory modules (RAMs). I wouldn’t pick any other laptop out there and leave this one out.

Specs:

  • Operating System:Windows 10
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ i7
  • Processor Model:i7-10870H
  • Processor Speed:2.4 GHz
  • Processor Core:i9-10980HK
  • Graphics Card:NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
  • Graphics memory:6GB
  • Screen Resolution:1920 x 1080 360 Hz
  • Memory:16Gb/32Gb
  • Storage:1Tb/2Tb
  • Maximum battery run time:2 hours 33 minutes

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight: Dimensions:15.74 x 11.56 x 0.87 inches
  • Screen Size:17.3 inches
  • Colour:lunar white
Alienware x17 R1

(Image credit: Dell Alienware)

$2,379.99 ON AMAZON

$2,469.00 ON AMAZON 

 

Hp Pavilion Aero 13

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9. Hp Pavilion Aero 13(2021)

Putting priority on functionality over style, I can’t think of any key feature that’s missing in the HP Pavilion Aero 13. HP Pavilion Aero 13 weighs just under a kilogram, which is ideal for it to be a bussiness laptop. According to HP the Pavilion Aero 13 is its lightest consumer laptop yet. With an intel G7 processor and to top it all up the battery can sustain you through the day without need of recharging. This PC is perfect for college students.

Specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor:Intel Core i7
  • Processor Model: Integrated:i7-1165G7
  • Processor Speed:4.4GHz
  • Display Screen Technology:Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • Screen Resolution:1920 x 1200
  • Memory:16Gb RAM
  • Storage:512Gb SSD
  • Maximum battery run time:9 hours 43 minutes

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight:1.1kg
  • Dimensions:12 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Screen Size:15.6″ FHD Touchscreen
  • Colour:Natural silver/Fog Blue

(Image credit:Hp)

(Not in stock)

 

Razer book 13

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10: Razer Book 13

An ultra-lightweight, high-performance laptop. It’s a stylist yet powerful productivity PC. The ideal laptop for regular laptop users, and also a good fit for business owners. The Book 13 rivals some elite PC’s like the Dell XPS 13.

Specs:

  • Operating System:Windows 10
  • Processor:Intel® Core™ i7
  • Processor Model:i7-1165G7
  • Processor Speed:2.8GHz
  • Graphics Card:Intel® Iris® Xe
  • Screen Resolution:1920 x 1200
  • Memory:8Gb/16Gb
  • Storage:256Gb
  • Maximum battery run time:11-14 hours

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight:1.34kg
  • Dimensions:0.60″ x 11.6″ x 7.8″
  • Screen Size:13.4 inches
  • Colour:Mercury White
  • Display: 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200)

Models- it has three models

  1. The first model with a full HD, non-touch, matte display and a Core i5-1135G7 (3.8GHz) with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
  2. The second model with a faster Core i7-1165G7 (4.7GHz), 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
  3. The third with a full 4K touch display (anti-reflective), the same Core i7-1165G7 (4.7GHz) with 16GB of RAM and double the storage at 512GB.
Razer book 13

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$1,349.99 ON AMAZON

$1,469.99 ON AMAZON

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10 Responses

  1. Hi, Nelson.  What a great review of your favorite laptops for us non-techies.  I was in Best Buy just last week looking at the new MacBook Air.  You provide more information in this article than I was able to get at BB. When we are in stores looking at laptops, I believe most folks look more a style and looks than at all the stuff that’s going on on the technical side of things. Actually, two of my laptop possibilities are in your list.  Thanks for the great discriptions as well as your opinion. Well done.

    • Yeah you’re right, most people don’t look at the technical stuff but rather the design and style. If you ever have any laptops you want me to review just tell, I’ll be glad to look into them.

  2. My daughter just got a new job and is in the market for a laptop. This review is super helpful. I’m going to share it with her. The Macbook Pro 13 looks quite impressive and I’m pretty sure it will meet all of her needs. The 20 hours of battery life will get her through the work day before she would need to recharge as well. 

    • You’re welcome. Reviewing these type of products is my hobby so I thought I’d share with people. If you ever need another review just know I’m your guy. If it turns out she really likes it then you can always support me by clicking the purchase on amazon button, I’ll be really grateful. Later!

  3. Good Morning,

    Alienware X17 R1.. yes yes yes yes. I owned the 2009 M17 from Alienware to game out on. I got it for a birthday and almost died. I have been a hardcore gamer for sometime now, obviously audlt life has gotten in the way, but I also had an intention to purchase another because its such a great gaming computer. 

    There are soo many different types of laptops out there and you’ve done a great job of laying them out. What I like especially is you didn’t start with the most expensive. Sometime I visit sites that have a “Top #” of items and they always start with the most expensive, not the best quality. You’ve laid it out as to what features the best software and integration, not the most expensive. 

    At the end of the day, you’ll need to figure out what you want out of your laptop before you can really narrow down the best one for your personal needs.

    Thanks again!

    -B

    • The new alienware X17 r1 is just outright mind blowing. I like your tastes when it comes to laptops. Oh and yeah the price thing, I don’t do that because I like giving the best and honest reviews I can so I spend a lot of time researching and even testing out the PC’s myself. To me honest reviews are just ideal. 

      And yeah getting a PC just boils down to your personal taste and what you want to use it for. Later!

  4. When It comes to purchasing laptops I don’t have adept knowledge of the technical aspects. I merely based my selection of appearance and style. If I like it buy it. This article has opens my eye as so many other things that need be taken in to consideration when buying a laptop. Features like batter run, security and graphics never thought of those.

    • Well I can’t say you’re the only one, at first I personally never cared as to the specs of a PC but as I grew up I started needing laptops for specific purposes and not just general use so I started to the the downsides to choosing just any PC as most of them could not keep up with my needs.

  5. I believe when it comes to purchasing a device like a laptop we should go for quality and not just for beauty because there are some laptops that outperform others. These laptops have so much more to offer even though they may be a bit pricey we should seek to invest in them because we will get a good return.

    I need to buy a laptop by the way because the one that I have is old and broken, thanks so much for sharing these laptops that are of high quality.

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