Uninhibited by its reputation in the past, the best HP laptop today looks a lot different than it would have ten years ago. As the Hewlett-Packard company has looked in the mirror and reflected on its history, we’re now seeing a more stylish and in-touch version of a $10 billion megacorporation. Finally we’re seeing traditional laptops take on contemporary designs like we never thought possible when Apple was the indisputable ring leader.
Today, in the year 2018, you would be doing yourself a disservice to reduce the best HP laptop down to a single model. That’s why, through rigorous testing and masterful reviewing, we took it upon ourselves to arrange a list of 5 wildly different Windows 10-based computers to skim at your leisure. Each featuring a wide range of specs and utilities – for work or for play – here they are: our favorite picks of the best laptops HP has to offer.
HP has been steadily perfecting its flagship 13-inch convertible laptop and it’s among one of our favorite 2-in-1 laptops for a few years running. It has perfectly slim bezels and is lightweight enough to use as a tablet regularly. As a regular notebook, you won’t find many with a more tactile keyboard, brilliantly vibrant display or two Windows Hello biometric solutions.
This may very well be the most gorgeous laptop we’ve ever laid our eyes (and hands) on. The ceramic white finish is complemented by a two-prong, glossy hinge design that’s absolutely irresistible. That’s all fine and dandy, but in terms of power it’s a real winner too. As a matter of fact, it leverages the sheer might of the most recent 8th-generation Intel CPUs nigh-flawlessly.
What it lacks in performance prowess, the HP Pavilion 15 makes up for in finesse. It’s one of the few remaining AMD-based laptops that HP is still making, which should certainly entice those on a budget. It’s affordable, but don’t think cheap. The HP Pavilion 15 is a rare example of a laptop that knows how to strike a balance, making it an excellent value proposition, especially for students.
Now, we know that half a grand for a laptop is a bargain for some. But, for others who don’t need the best of the best, the HP Chromebook 14 G4 will suffice and with lower stakes. This laptop costs less than the cheapest game console you can buy and it’s about a fifth of the price of the newest iPhone. Surprisingly, the battery life and spacious display make it an investment worth your while, too.
Here’s a gaming laptop you shouldn’t think twice about buying should you have the disposable income. Sure, it has an extravagant starting and ending price, but isn’t it worth it for a laptop that demolishes anything Apple can conjure up? The official partner of the Overwatch World Cup, this is a notebook that’s guaranteed to bring you a steady stream of high frame rates.
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