Five laptops to buy in 2022
New year, new you – or how about time for a new laptop? Of course, it’s not a decision to enter into lightly as they don’t come cheap. But now we’re working from home more and more, or even from different locations, it’s as important as ever that your laptop is reliable and efficient. The laptop is also often more than just a device to send emails from but a one-stop shop for all your streaming, gaming and entertainment needs – even partaking in no deposit free spins – so it’s worth investing some time and money in picking the perfect model for you.
Admittedly, it’s not an easy task with the vast amount of choice out there and so many factors to consider: cost, quality, spec, adaptability, brand, aesthetics… So let’s break down some of the options looking good on the market for 2022 to get you started.
Best for Apple lovers: Apple MacBook Air M1
There’s just no denying that Apple make incredibly powerful and beautifully designed laptops. You’re never going to find a bargain on one of these bad boys, but you can expect excellent battery life, great power, fast memory, stunning display and an iconic aesthetic. And you really can’t go wrong with the MacBook Air, the lightest and slightest of their range, weighing 1.29kg and measuring only 4.1mm. Plus, if you’re an Apple fan, you have the added bonus of complete ease of compatibility across your devices. The Air currently on the market is powered by the brand’s M1 processer, with the benefits an ARM-based chip that provides better performance and battery efficiency. But there’s also a newer model set to be released soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Best for those on a budget: Lenovo yoga slim 7
If eye-watering prices are a no-go, don’t worry, as there are plenty of options that come in under the £700 mark. Lenovo’s products are well worth a gander, such as their yoga slim 7, which is ultra-thin and has a decent Intel Core i5 which is enough to cope with most uses you might have in mind, whether browsing websites like news spy, video editing or low-level gaming. For the price you won’t get a high-end screen but the 14-inch 1080p HD display is more than enough to keep you engaged.
Best for Windows users: Dell XPS 15
Another go-to brand for laptops is household name Dell. Their flagship product features a powerful 11th generation Intel processor, a stunning 3.5K OLED touchscreen display and parred-back design. It’s a solid option if you’re after something that can compete with a desktop computer and productivity is your priority. However, if you’re a roving worker, this might not be your best bet as portability is not it’s key selling point, with a larger size 15-inch screen and only about a day’s worth of battery.
Best 2-in-1: Microsoft Surface laptop 4
If you prefer to be working off a Windows system but want to get pretty close to the look and feel of an Apple product, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is a great option. Perfectly portable and sleek in its brushed-metal design, it has beauty inside and out, with the newest Intel Core i5 processor under its hood plus a very respectable 8GB of memory. The pièce de résistance? With a simple click you can detach the screen and have yourself a touchscreen Windows tablet. Neat.
Best for gamers: Razor Blade 15
It doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re looking for a bit of kit that can keep up with your gaming addiction, then the Razor Blade 15 could be your match. It features an impressive display, an Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 16GB of memory, 512GB of storage, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card plus plenty of ports, including three USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one Thunderbolt 3 port, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, one HDMI 2.1 port, and one Ethernet port. And despite all this, it’s still relatively portable.
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