We are at the end of 2018, where all laptop manufacturers put their best foot forward to give us a complete portable experience and try to become as our only workstations. We saw classics like the MacBook Air make a return, and others make gaming laptops with no holds barred. Here are the best laptops of 2018, which deserve your attention.1. Apple MacBook Pro
No laptop roundup would be complete without a MacBook. You get a very well optimized software to take advantage of the equally capable hardware inside. You also get a touchbar above the keyboard for additional functionality at all times. Professionals will love the fact that the Macbook has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, so you can add a bunch of extra accessories, external displays and charge via each of them.
The 2018 MacBook Pro 15 is powered by the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, with 16GB of RAM and Radeon Pro 555X graphics with 4GB of RAM. You get a 15.4-inch display in a package that weighs 1.8 kgs.
The XPS 13 and 15 were the first laptops to sport a bezel-less display, like what we see on smartphones. The 2018 upgrade continues the beautiful compact design, with an upgraded processor, faster PCIe storage, yet weighs just 1.2 kgs. One of the most compact laptops around, with those specs, and a must have for professionals who need to carry their computer around.
It is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, integrated graphics and a screen of 13.3-inches in the footprint of a smaller laptop.
If any of these laptops didn't pique your interest yet design-wise, then the HP Spectre x360 might just do. A part of HP's new professional series of thin and light laptops, the x360 has a classy black and gold metal design, and a 360-degree hinge and support for the HP Active Pen. You get a couple of USB Type-C ports with another full-sized USB port, with a quoted battery life of over 10 hours.
The HP Spectre x360 is powered by an 8th gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM and Intel UHD 660 graphics.The display is a 13.3-inch touchscreen.
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The Huawei Matebook X Pro has a staggering 91% screen-to-body ratio, in an all metal construction and yet houses powerful components and dedicated graphics to keep you going. The display is a touchscreen panel with a 3K resolution. the webcam is hidden under the keyboard, for added privacy. You are paying for the design here, and the Matebook X Pro is definitely an eye-catcher.
You get an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, paired with 16 gigs of RAM and Nvidia MX150 graphics. The display is a sharp 13.9-inch panel, and the chassis also houses 2 USB Type-C ports, with a full sized USB port. A dongle is included in the package for additional display ports.
For those who need raw performance, without looking too good, this one is for you. The ASUS Vivobook Pro has a big Full HD screen, a ton of ports and dedicated graphics. A well rounded device for those who are looking for a desktop replacement.
You get an Intel i7-8550U chipset with 16 gigs of Memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 graphics and 1TB HDD with a 256GB SSD for optimum speed. It is a little heavy, at 2 kgs, but should serve the purpose for someone ;looking for a big display.
ROG is ASUS's gaming sub-brand, and the Zephyrus M is one of their best laptops this year. It looks like a gaming laptop through and through, with red and black accents, RGB logo and a unique air ventilation system under the keyboard which also raises the keyboard for a better typing experience. The battery life is a little worse than expected, and the complete laptop is definitely bulky, but so are most other gaming laptops.
The ROG Zephyrus M is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7 with 16GB of RAM, and a powerful Nvidia GTX1060 graphics card. The display is a 15.6-inch panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
If you are looking for a gaming laptop without breaking the bank, the Acer Nitro is what you need. It is not the prettiest design, but the performance capabilities will leave you amazed. It is also fairly bulky at 2.7kgs.
This is one of the cheaper laptops with an i7 processor, with 8 gigs of RAM, an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti graphic card and 1TB of storage.
Lastly, the Lenovo Ideapad 330S is for those who do not need the most powerful specs, but something that still looks well designed. It has a bezel-less display, a thin and light construction and a good port selection with USB Type A, type C and an SD card reader.
Internally, this laptop is powered by the AMD A9 processor, with 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for storage. With a 14-inch display, it tips the scale a comfortable 1.4kgs.