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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 for May from our recent tests, plus a cheap alternative that'll serve while you save.

Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

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 reveal two laptops that soared through our recent round of testing. One of our top picks will suit buyers on a budget - it's an affordable Windows machine that copes effortlessly with multitasking. If you have more to spend, we've also highlighted a premium Best Buy with a built-in fingerprint sensor that's worth a closer look.

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. 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 £700.00
Which? score 77%
Reviewed Jul 2018
Ease of use:
4 out of 5
Screen quality:
4 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 is an excellent laptop with an excellent screen, versatile design and good performance.

Typical price £500.00
Which? score 72%
Reviewed Mar 2018
Ease of use:
3 out of 5
Screen quality:
4 out of 5
Sound quality:
2 out of 5
Features:
4 out of 5
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Claimed storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive

This laptop also has a 360-degree hinge and an excellent screen, making it great for watching videos and getting a bit of work done. The processor isn't hugely powerful, but it's more than enough for light web browsing and office work.

Pricing, recommendations, and test scores correct as of July 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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