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Six of The Best laptops in 2018

SIX OF THE BEST… PORTABLE COMPUTERS

No1: BUSINESS BOOK

X1 Carbon is the cheapest of Lenovo’s three new Thinkpads. Like the rest of the range, it features an onboard e-SIM so it’s always connected, a Dolby Vision HDR display and a privacy shutter for the webcam.  It also has 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. $1,790 (£1,245 approx), lenovo.com

 

No2: RAZOR SHARP

Razer’s concept laptop is not a laptop at all. Instead, it’s a laptop-shaped dock for the Razer Phone that sports a 13.3-inch HD screen, a keyboard and 200GB of storage. Processing is handled by the phone, which slots below the keyboard and doubles as a trackpad and a second screen. £TBC, razer.com

 

No3: FEELING ZEN

It may tip the scales at just 985g, but the Asus ZenBook 13 is no lightweight. It packs an Intel Core i7 CPU, an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage and a 4K UHD touchscreen. Plus, Harman Kardon speakers make it the perfect choice for music lovers. £TBC, asus.com

 

No4: CHEAP AND CHEERFUL

With just 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage, the latest addition to Acer’s Chromebook range might not be suitable for power users. But it does offer 10 hours of battery life for just £249, and will run Android apps – making it a decent choice for students when it lands in April. £249, acer.com

 

No5: MAKE A NOTE

Samsung’s new hybrid, the Notebook 9 Pen, features a 13.1-inch 1080p display, 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7 GPU and up to 512GB of SSD storage. It has an S-Pen stylus, which is great for arty types: think of it as a halfway house between the Galaxy Note 8 and a laptop. £TBC, samsung.com

 

No6: WATCH OUT, APPLE

HP’s Spectre X360 15 laptop/ tablet now packs in Intel’s eighthgeneration quad-core chipset and a Radeon RX Vega GPU, making this a powerful beast for those who want a rival to the MacBook Pro. Other additions include a number pad and a fingerprint sensor for security. From £1,599 approx, hp.com

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