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The Which? top choice laptop of the month

By Tom Morgan

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

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We've reviewed hundreds of laptops in our test lab, but if you're short of time or boggled when comparing specifications, then you don't have to read through lots of reviews to pick the right laptop for you. Below, we reveal our favourite laptop from our recent rounds of testing. We're confident that if you choose this one, you'll be happy with your purchase.

There's nothing worse than spending a few hundred pounds on a laptop, only to feel disappointed by sluggish speeds or a rubbish battery life. So let us do the hard work for you - our top laptop of the month is a Best Buy that may be expensive, but it impressed us in our tests and is a great choice for those after something powerful and flexible.

We've also picked out a much cheaper model too. Buying a cheap laptop can be something of a lottery, with many simply not up to snuff. However, we've found a laptop that is a good choice, offering the full Windows 10 experience for those on a budget.

Our experts would genuinely buy either of these laptops with their own money - we're confident you'll be happy with them, too.

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 94%
Reviewed Dec 2017
Ease of use:
5 out of 5
Screen quality:
5 out of 5
Sound quality:
3 out of 5
Features:
3 out of 5
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Claimed storage capacity (GB):
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Powered by an eighth-generation i5 processor, this pricey but premium laptop is one of the best-scoring models we've tested. It will make short work of your most-used programs, also coping effortlessly with video streaming. If you're looking for a laptop that combines style and performance, this is a Best Buy to consider.

Typical price £430.00
Which? score 74%
Reviewed Dec 2017
Ease of use:
4 out of 5
Screen quality:
2 out of 5
Sound quality:
3 out of 5
Features:
3 out of 5
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Claimed storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive

This 14-inch laptop is a good all-rounder that's well-suited to managing everyday tasks on the move. You'll get around eight hours of use from it on a single charge, and an SD card slot means you can add more memory if 128GB isn't quite enough. For casual users on a budget, this Best Buy laptop has plenty to offer.

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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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