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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 three laptops worth taking a look at this month.

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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 three models at two different price points. They might have been tested recently or are on discount in some retailers this month. See our choices below to find out why we picked each of them.

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


It's rare to find a good discount on an Apple laptop, which is why we've chosen to highlight this model in January. It's unclear how long this deal will last, so be sure to check sooner rather than later.


This laptop did well in our tests, but it was always a hard sell given its very high price. Since then, this 14-inch laptop has had its price slashed several times and at the start of January could be bought for under £1,000. That's still fairly steep, but much more attractive than its original price.


This laptop did well in almost every measure, but was let down by its screen. We've still highighted it this month because, as of the start of January, the whole range is on heavy discount at Currys, which means you'll be able to pick up a model with a better screen for less cash.

Pricing, recommendations, and test scores correct as of January 2nd 2019.

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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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