There’s a laptop for every use case and budget. And while some consumers search for the best laptop, whether it’s a gaming, best business or 2-in-1 laptop, there’s also brand loyalty that comes into play. That’s why every year we put the top brands on the hot seat and rate them across several categories, including reviews, design, tech support, value and innovation.
After two years in the top spot, Lenovo has been dethroned by our 2019 Best and Worst Brands winner, HP. Over the course of our testing period, the company has earned nine Editor’s Choice awards for industry-leading systems like the 13-inch HP Specter x360, HP Envy 13t and the HP Chromebook x2. The company wasn’t afraid to innovate, launching the leather-clad HP Specter Folio. And while kudos go to the winner, keep an eye on Asus, which earned a solid second-place finish. Dell was right on its tail in third place. Now, without further ado, here are the rankings for our 2019 Best and Worst Laptop Brands special report.
One of the biggest problems with best laptops is that they’re expensive, especially if they’re designed for gaming. After all, it costs quite a bit to manufacture a mobile computer with several hundred gigs of SSD storage and a graphics card that can process images as fast as games throw them.
But Lenovo shows us that laptops don’t have to cost $3k. This company offers a handful of decent gaming rigs that you can buy for less than two grands. You can get the price of a Chromebook, but the features of a Microsoft Windows desktop.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is perhaps the best laptop example. This laptop costs around $1,600 and gives almost every other competitor a run for its money.
But they also have a few models that are even more affordable. The Legion Y530, just to name one, goes for less than $800 and can game for hours without wearing out at all.
This company gets that not everyone can shell out a car-sized payment for a computer. They’ve responded by making some products that are both high-quality and affordable, and we applaud them for that.
Dell continues to be one of the most consistent and forward-thinking laptop brands out there, maintaining its third-place spot in our rankings for the third year in a row. The Austin-based PC maker has stayed near the top of the pack with its stellar premium laptop lineup (led by the XPS line), and some of the slimmest and sexiest designs out there.
PRODUCTS OF LENOVO BRAND
Lenovo offers good quality laptops and other products as well. Lenovo introduced G series, B series and V series on laptops.
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