While smartphones have taken over many roles, laptops still manage to hold their place in our everyday lives. The list compiled herein is our pick of laptops from 2020 that fit the bill for every function and every budget. Whether you’re looking for a high-end model to edit photos and music, an intense gaming laptop, or even one for your kids, here are the top six laptops of 2020.
Dell XPS 13
This is a clear winner of 2020’s laptops. Owing to its overall features like 10th Gen Intel processors with integrated graphics, contemporary thin bezels with a 16:10 panel, exceptional battery life of 14.5 hours when tested with video playback, and bigger keyboard and touchpad, Dell XPS 13 earned its spot. This model weighs 2.8 pounds at 0.58 inches.
2020 Macbook Air
This Macbook Air is for the Apple fan in you! The biggest highlight is the price slashing down to around $900 for students. Featuring an exclusive processor made in collaboration with Intel, the model comes with Intel’s 10th-gen Ice Lake family that aids seamless performance. With a battery life of 10 hours with playback video and the improved keyboard make for great additions.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
Made exclusively for gamers, the 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD allows Zephyrus G14 to seamlessly run demanding games. With features like 35W 4900HS, 8 cores and 16 threads with an upgraded clock speed of 4.4 GHz, the laptop offers desktop-like performance and is claimed to be at par with Intel’s Core i9-9880H. The laptop can be used for official purposes too but it lacks a webcam.
If you’re looking for something on a budget, the Pixelbook Go could easily be an option. Starting at around $650, the ultra-light laptop offers a sleek design at 2.3 pounds and comes with an 8th-gen Dual-core processor, 8GB RAM, and 64GB SSD. The glass touchpad and the touchscreen display are great features available at this price range.
HP Envy x360
Envy carries many elements of it’s premium Spectre x360 model and starts at around $700, making it one of the best mid-range ultrabooks. With every model, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 chips may vary to offer different outputs. While AMD is known to be available only in budget and mid-range laptops, the Envy stands out with its sleek, premium-like design with an almost bezel-free display.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
Starting at around $280, this convertible Chromebook is a steal. You may think Lenovo may have cut corners for selling a laptop at this price, but it shockingly only weighs 2.03 pounds and offers over 11 hours of battery life. The price and features make this ideal for kids to browse and play games around the house and on the go.