Buying any laptop is a big decision. You may end up using it for several years before getting another, and there are many makes, models, and chip configurations to choose from. Lucky for you, we’ve tested many of the new releases in the past year. These are our top picks for the very best laptops you can buy right now.
If you don’t know exactly what you need, or what all the various hardware jargon means, be sure to read our guide on How to Buy a Laptop. And check out our many other computing guides, including the Best MacBooks, Best Gaming Laptops, Best Cheap Laptops, and Best Laptop Backpacks.
Updated August 2022: We’ve added the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2, Dell XPS 13 Plus, Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022), Lenovo IdeaPad Flex, and LG Gram 16.
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Scott Gilbertson, Brenda Stolyar, and Andrew Williams contributed to this guide.