Once perceived to be the cheap alternative brand to the Dell’s and Apple’s of the world, HP has made impressive strides towards being a trusted name in computing, made better by its swanky new logo and aesthetically pleasing hardware designs. It arguably makes the best looking products in the business, and it’s all thanks to a much-needed brand reassessment.But the company once known as Hewlett-Packard doesn’t only make premium flagship laptops, of both the 2-in-1 and Ultrabook variety. It also makes more affordable, budget-level Windows laptops and even Chromebooks, which have become increasingly popular in the past couple of years. As such, there’s a wide selection to choose from, yet below is the best HP laptop you can buy, along with four others.
HP has been steadily perfecting its flagship 13-inch convertible laptop and it’s among one of our favorite 2-in-1 laptops for a few years running. It has perfectly slim bezels and is lightweight enough to use as a tablet regularly. As a regular notebook, you won’t find many with a more tactile keyboard, brilliantly vibrant display or two Windows Hello biometric solutions.
You won’t find a 360-degree rotating hinge on the HP Spectre 13, but what you will find is a chassis that’s astonishingly thin. More powerful than a MacBook Pro, this laptop is also notably lighter and thinner. And although the base model lacks the high screen resolution of one of Apple’s laptops, you can soup it all the way up to 4K UHD, making buying one a no-brainer.Read our hands-on review: HP Spectre 13
Better known as the laptop everyone in college had, the HP Pavilion 15 should be familiar to all graduates and first in mind for new students. It mixes a blend of affordability with solid performance with extreme extremely customizable configurations to meet all your needs whether they be just simple paper writing to creation motion graphics. Of course, the modern HP Pavilion 15 isn’t just that thick, affordable notebook anymore, it’s gotten thinner and more stylish over the years.
For students on an even tighter budget, the HP Chromebook 14 G4 is a great alternative to the HP Pavilion 15. It’s long battery life and large screen make it perfect for both researching papers into the night and binge watching Netflix shows during the annual breaks in the school year.
Here’s a gaming laptop you shouldn’t think twice about buying should you have the disposable income. Sure, it has an extravagant starting and ending price, but isn’t it worth it for a laptop that demolishes anything Apple can conjure up? The official partner of the Overwatch World Cup, this is a notebook that’s guaranteed to bring you a steady stream of high frame rates.
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