Our list of the best laptops for 2018 offers a good blend of performance and crucial features, at every price point. The Top 10 laptops in India include options from latest laptops available today, offering budget laptops, mainstream laptops, ultrabooks and business laptops. Take a pick, we’re confident you’d find at least one of the latest laptops listed below worth checking out. This is the list of top ten laptops India currently available in the market for all kinds of usage.
1. HP SPECTRE 13
Sleek and lightweight
CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
RAM: 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1,866MHz)
Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 FHD IPS UWVA BrightView Corning Gorilla Glass WLED-backlit display
Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe; NVMe; M.2)
+Sleek and lightweight
–Standard 1080p display
- The Spectre 13 is so thin that tapping away on its tactile keyboard almost feels like your fingers are tap-dancing on the table.
- Its biggest advantage over the MacBook is its Intel Core-series processor inside, which lends it the winning combination of dazzling looks and computing muscle
- The Spectre 13 doesn’t just look like a laptop from the future – it has one eye trained on it too.
2. DELL XPS 13
one of the best Windows laptops in the world
CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.0GHz)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM: 16GB DDR3 (2,133MHz)
Screen: 13.3-inch, Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) Ultra-Sharp Infinity Edge touch display
Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD
+It’s really quick
+It’s got a 4K screen
–White version costs more
- The machine is simply a thinner and more powerful version of last year’s entry and, screen aficionados rejoice, comes rocking a luxe 4K screen, too.
- The mighty Dell XPS 13 is a frequent member of our best laptop buying guides and here, in 2018, it is business as usual.
- he almost bezel-less new design is also absolutely lovely, which squeezes a 13.3-inch screen into an 11-inch frame, and the wide selection of ports on the money.
- It’s expensive, and the stunning Alpine White model is even more so, but it is simply one of the best laptops in the world and an easy.
3. APPLE 12-INCH MACBOOK
Thin | Light
CPU: 1.3GHz or 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5300
Screen: 12-inch 2,304 x 1,440 pixel-resolution Retina display
Storage: 256GB or 512GB PCIe-based flash storage
Connectivity: USB-C (USB 3.1)
Camera: 480p FaceTime camera
Weight: 0.92 kg
Dimensions: 28.05cm x 19.65cm x 1.31cm (W x D x H)
Price : $1,299.00 | $1,599.00
Keyboard with second-generation butterfly mechanism
+Thin and light
–One USB-C port
- Every inch of Apple’s impossibly-thin machine is gorgeous, but it comes at the expense of usability.
- Apple’s 12-inch MacBook isn’t just the most portable MacBook of them all, you won’t find a more compact laptop with a high-resolution display full stop.
- With just one USB Type-C port, the MacBook requires an adapter if you want to use multiple USB devices – or a combination of peripherals and a display – at the same time.
- If you don’t mind carrying one around in a case, the MacBook’s surprisingly punchy speakers, good battery life and catwalk looks make it a unique (and fun to use) laptop.
4. MICROSOFT SURFACE BOOK 2
ultimate Windows 10 hybrid laptop
CPU: 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM)
RAM: 16GB LPDDR3 (1866Mhz)
Screen: 15-inch, 3,240 x 2,160 (260 ppi) PixelSense display (3:2 aspect ratio; 1600:1 contrast ratio)
Storage: 512 GB PCIe 3.0 SSD
+Massively powerful for a 2-in-1
+Battery life is excellent
+Screen is superb
–Surface Pen is not included
–Drab grey finish
- It’s expensive though, very expensive, and you can get a similar spec for less elsewhere if you sacrifice the ability to detach the screen.
- Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is a 2-in-1 laptop, with a screen that can be detached and used as a tablet, but don’t let that fool you – this is a beast of a laptop.
- Not only is its power unmatched in the 2-in-1 sector, but with a powerful Intel Core i7-8650U processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, and stunning 15-inch 3,240 x 2,160 display, it is more than a match for any laptop in this buying guide.
5. DELL XPS 15
portable 15-inch powerhouse
CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 6700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Nvidia Ge-force GTX 960M (with 2GB GDDR5)
RAM: 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 (2,133MHz; 8GB x 2)
Screen: 15.6-inch, 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) Infinity Edge touch
Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
+Dazzling 4K display
+Portable for a 15-inches
–Average battery life
–A bit heavy
- It brings the dual benefit of making whatever you’re doing on its gorgeous 15-inch ‘4K’ screen come to life while also lending it the dimensions of a 14-inch laptop.
- Like its smaller sibling, the XPS 13, Dell’s XPS 15 sports an almost bezel-less InfinityEdge display.
- It’s bag-friendly to boot and comes packing the goods, including an Nvidia GTX 960M mobile graphics card that’s beefy enough to handle just about any game so long as you stick to 1080p.
- The XPS 15’s battery life is its main weakness, so don’t expect its runtimes to stretch into the double figures without taking a booster pack along for the ride.
6. LENOVO YOGA 900S
Twists and bends
CPU: 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y54 (dual core, 4MB cache, up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
RAM: 4GB LPDDR3 (1600 MHz)
Screen: 12.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 FHD IPS LED glossy multi-touch display
Storage: 128GB PCIe SSD
+Twists and bends
- What you get then, is a 12.5-inch laptop with a bright and colourful screen that can rotate into several different positions, making it easier to interact with touchscreen apps, do a bit of lightweight gaming or even a spot of reading laid back on the couch.
- Convertible laptops undoubtedly make better tablets when they’re lightweight. The Yoga 900S is one such machine, weighing in at a svelte 2.2 pounds.
- It’s thinner too, while bringing the same pixel-packed 2,560 x 1,440 pixel-resolution display along for the ride.
- In terms of design, the Yoga 900S borrows the Yoga 3 Pro’s stylish watchband hinge design without charging the jewellery shop price tag.
7. GIGABYTE AORUS X3 PLUS V5
Known For Gaming
CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M (6GB)
RAM: 16GB 2,133 MHz DD4
Screen: 13.9-inch (3,200 x 1,800)
Storage: 512GB Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD
–Short on battery life
- Packing Intel’s top-end Skylake processor, paired with a mighty 6GB version of Nvidia’s GTX 970M, here is a gaming machine that can play any game at 1080p with the settings cranked up.
- Featuring an innovative cooling system that blows air out of the back, plenty of ports and a great keyboard, this Stealth Bomber-like machine can slip into your backpack with room to spare.
- Loading times are barely there thanks to its nippy M.2 SSD, and a decent range of connectivity ports that includes HDMI and DisplayPort Inputs means you can hook it up to an external display when not on the move.
- If you’ve got the money, you’ll be hard pressed to find a laptop that’s both as portable and powerful as the Aorus X3 Plus v5.
8. HP SPECTRE X360
Spectre that’s oddly brilliant
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.2 GHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Screen: 13.3 inches 1920×1080
Storage: 128GB SSD
Connectivity: 3x USB3
Dimensions: 12.79 x 8.6 x 0.63 inches
+Vibrant, bright display
–Too heavy to use as a tablet
–Weird, wide trackpad
- The X360 is another convertible that allows you to fold the screen backwards to create a tablet-style device.
- Clearly intended to compete with Apple in terms of build quality, but priced just a tiny bit lower to gain some traction with potential buyers.
- This is ideal for Windows 10, although you’ll probably not use it much as a tablet because it’s still a laptop-weight device.
- There’s something oddly brilliant about HP’s Spectre range
9. MACBOOK PRO 13-INCH WITH RETINA DISPLAY
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CPU: Intel Core i5 2.7GHz
Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Screen: 13.3- inches 2,560 x 1,600
Connectivity: 2x Thunderbolt 2x USB3
Dimensions: 12.35 x 8.62 x 0.71-inches
+Superb battery life
–Force Touch underdeveloped
–Base storage feels small
- It’s a larger, heavier machine but it’s also the powerhouse of the range.
- Starting at £999 it’s not bad value when you consider it has 8GB of RAM and an i5 2.7GHz and 128GB SSD.
- f we consider that the Air is essentially an Ultrabook then we can safely ignore it in this roundup and head directly to the Pro.
- Oh, and the trackpad – there’s simply nothing like it on any PC we’ve ever used, it’s a class act.
- If you need Windows 10, that’s no problem either, just install with Apple’s Boot Camp.
- You’ll get 10 hours out of the battery, in the ideal conditions, and the real keyboard makes for a pretty delightful user experience.
10. ASUS ZENBOOK UX310UA
CPU: Intel Core i3-i5
Graphics: Intel HD graphics 620
Screen: 13.3-inch, 3,200 x 1,800
Storage: 256GB SSD
+Aluminium body is lovely
+Top value for money
–Battery life is just so-so
- If you like the look of the Dell XPS 13 but don’t quite have the budget to stretch to it then the Asus Zenbook UX310UA is definitely worth a look.
- That’s because you get a thin and light system with all-aluminium body, fast Intel CPU and, if you so wish, a stunning 3,200 x 1,800 QHD+ screen.
- RAM is competitive too at 8GB, as well as storage, with a modest 256GB SSD packed inside.
- Yes, battery life isn’t stunning, but for less than £700 this system is simply fabulous value for money.