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The Which? top choice laptop of the month

By Michael Passingham

Don't have time to browse through hundreds of laptop reviews? No problem. We've picked our favourite two laptops from our recent tests

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We've tested hundreds of laptops in our lab, but if you're short of time, you don't have to read through all of our expert reviews to find the perfect option. 

Below, we take a look at one great value option and one top performer - both of which seriously impressed our experts in the Which? offices, and are among the best laptops at their respective price points. 

Want to browse our laptop reviews? Our Best Buy laptops page has the details on all of our best models.

Top pick laptops of the month

Typical price £1,200.00
Which? score 82%
Reviewed Oct 2018
Ease of use:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Screen quality:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Sound quality:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Features:
3 out of 53 out of 5
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Claimed storage capacity (GB):
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Screen size (inches):
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Among its many virtues, this laptop has one of the longest-lasting batteries we've ever tested on a Windows laptop, clocking in at an almost unbelievable 14 hours in our video playback battery test. Log in to see which laptop we're talking about.

Typical price £700.00
Which? score 77%
Reviewed Dec 2017
Ease of use:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Screen quality:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Sound quality:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Features:
3 out of 53 out of 5
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Claimed storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive

This powerful 14-inch ultrabook packs in the latest eighth- generation Intel i5 processor, backed up with 8GB of RAM and a solid state drive so we've got few concerns about its number-crunching ability. However, do the rest of the parts match up to make for a must-have laptop? Find out in our full review.

Pricing, recommendations, and test scores correct as of November 2018.

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The latest laptops put to the test

The two models above are just a tiny sample of the huge range of laptops we've tested. Our experts have reviewed hundreds of laptops in our expert test lab, and only the models that offer up a great user experience and solid battery life will be made a Best Buy. We rigorously test laptops paying close attention to the following:

Spending big on a laptop won't always guarantee you a Best Buy, which is why we suggest you use our expert reviews to find the perfect laptop for you.

Head over to our laptop reviews page for the latest releases from big-name brands, including Apple, Asus, Dell and HP. Alternatively, see our guide on the best cheap laptops for less than £500 for the best affordable picks.

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