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The Which? top choice laptop of the month

By Michael Passingham

Don't fancy browsing lots of reviews? No problem - we've picked out our favourite laptop from our recent tests, plus a cheap alternative that'll serve while you save.

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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 two options that represent excellent value-for-money. One was recently tested while another high-scorer has returned to our attention after having a significant price drop, making it an even better bet than when it was first launched.

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 £530.00
Which? score 82%
Reviewed Dec 2017
Ease of use:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Screen quality:
3 out of 53 out of 5
Sound quality:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Features:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Claimed storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive

This laptop was already great value, and it then received a big price cut down to £400 in September. At that price, it's a steal.

Typical price £300.00
Which? score 72%
Reviewed Jul 2017
Ease of use:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Screen quality:
3 out of 53 out of 5
Sound quality:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Features:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Claimed storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive

This budget Windows laptop has also taken a small discount, making it a better buy than before. A great, cheap note-taking laptop.

Pricing, recommendations, and test scores correct as of September 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 earn the Best Buy sticker. 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, HP, Dell and Asus. Alternatively, see our guide on the best cheap laptops for under £500 for the best affordable picks.

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