The Best Laptops for 2020

Shopping for a notebook is more than just poring over spec lists. Whether you want a simple budget PC, a productivity workhorse, or a screaming machine for gaming, our guide has the advice you need to find the best laptop to fit your needs.

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0:00 – Intro
0:13 – Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
1:28 – Dell Inspiron 14 7000 (7490)
2:09 – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019)
3:02 – Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2019)
4:24 – Acer Chromebook 514
5:25 – Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2020)
6:04 – Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch
7:30 – Dell XPS 13 (9300)
9:07 – HP Elite Dragonfly
9:52 – HP Envy 13 (2019)

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50 Comments

  1. R K on January 10, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    I can’t believe the iPad Pro didn’t make anyone’s best laptop list…lol



  2. Manvi Lohia on January 10, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Where is acer swift 3



  3. _MelanatedKitten🤘🏾 on January 10, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    I’m trying to get a laptop that would be fast and great for creating designs for my tshirt business. Which one of these would work?



  4. Zohj Tv on January 10, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    looking for the a new laptop this year with a core i7 coz i heard it was really good but still cant decide what brand is the best and i wanted too.



  5. Semi Trucker on January 10, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    So which with you recommend



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  7. GioPlatinum on January 10, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    If u want a medium end laptop, just buy Acer Predator Nitro 5, I also bought it for in need of medium end laptop rn, and I didn’t regret it.
    Even if it’s below $1000, doesn’t mean it’s Bad !



  8. Tej Turk on January 10, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    What about Asus Zenbook 15 and Vivobook 15?



  9. ngale009 on January 10, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    I’m looking into buying a new laptop for work/school. I’m stuck between Dell and hp. I’ve heard a lot of negative things about Dell inspron trackpad. I’m pushing towards an HP. my two previous laptops were both HP and i was satisfied with them. also don’t want to spend over $1250 for a new laptop. any suggestions?



  10. EZart2015 on January 10, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    What about the Lenovo E14 ThinkPad with 4700u processor, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB hard drive?



  11. IdoitsRule on January 10, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Cries in Broke…



  12. Dj skinner on January 10, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks



  13. ARmer24 ll on January 10, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Best laptop in a budget of 900$?



  14. Dan Levin on January 10, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    The red track button is still a thing?



  15. Sailor Emily on January 10, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Im so lost T_T looking for a good laptop is hard T_T



  16. Hairpair 84 on January 10, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Pcboi talks about laptops



  17. G 2 on January 10, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    All I want is a Laptop with good camera quality, touch screen, i7 core light weight and supports long hours battery saver and that is not above 2k asking for a science major student ! Aka me



  18. Stace on January 10, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    acer… sucks…



  19. Arijit Ganguly on January 10, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Where is Xps 15?????



  20. Jatin Palnati on January 10, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Sir I’m thinking of buying a new laptop i have narrowed it down to 2 laptops one is the HP 14s cf3028tu and the other is Asus Vivobook 14 X409JA-EK372T. Both have SSD+HDD but there is a big price difference, please tell me if the extra money for the HP is worth it or please give me some other options. Thank you!
    Edit:-(the Asus doesn’t have MS Office but the HP does)



  21. Jim Lee on January 10, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Can I have one please 😀



  22. OT4EVERYD4YWinr WinnerOT43vrdy on January 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I need a laptop, if anyone could help me. I don’t have any idea about software and hardware, but I know what I want.. I want one that doesn’t lag, browse fast, can use for word, large memory capacity, suitable for student, online study, for young children that likes to watch videos on YouTube, can be use as an office laptop and just durable..something that would not make me feel like it’s a rip off cause it’s stop working after just few years. $1700Aud in budget. Please can someone recommend me one.



  23. CRACK DUDE on January 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Bruh no Alienware ?
    Seriously?



  24. A-C Challenges on January 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Does the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 handle well with word and PowerPoint? Is it also fast?



  25. James Gaming on January 10, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Best laptop = MacBook Pro



  26. V L on January 10, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    What type of laptops are recommended for something like running a business?



  27. ᗰEᒪᒪO YEᒪᒪO on January 10, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    I’m not sure what I should get, I do play games a lot and I also like watching videos and Netflix, but I may use it for school. So what would be the best?



  28. Jovan Tan on January 10, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Need help with finding a laptop. Going to use it for app and game development so it needs to have a good gpu, and a good cooling system. It needs to be sturdy and have an extra SSD expandable slot because I plan on dualbooting Linux. I don’t care much about about the thickness or size, nor about the keyboard or weight.

    Any suggestions? Much appreciated



  29. Alvira Rahman on January 10, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Already ordered an ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14



  30. Menna Khaled on January 10, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Can someone suggest a good laptop for a personal use that is 400$ or under?



  31. Miridmiir Gaming on January 10, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I want one just for writing but that runs well



  32. neneee !! on January 10, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve been reading and watching reviews for like two weeks now and I’m honestly so lost. I just want one that I’m able to games on and use with a drawing tablet since I think they’re compatible with laptops as well.
    If anyone can help I’d be very grateful!
    I’m not too picky about price and weight/battery life or design, just as long as it lasts a long time and had good performance.



  33. rusty on January 10, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    i need a laptop that’s good for doing work but also i can game on but really confused. can someone let me know



  34. Jack da Potato on January 10, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    i cant believe u didnt include the hp omen 15



  35. Shiela Jane on January 10, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I badly needed laptop for my modules . Its sooo hard to use phone 😭 I wish i can afford laptop .



  36. B K on January 10, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    You couldn’t pay me to buy another Dell. That being said, I am now more confused.



  37. ratnick on January 10, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    All garbage! None have an optical drive



  38. Cheng en Lau on January 10, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Hey any recommendation with laptop worth the price or budget? Maybe can do some coding and linux with i7 16gb ram and I don’t intend to use for gaming



  39. Brian Murphy on January 10, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    LISTEN UP!!!
    The HP Omen 15 is the worst gaming laptop I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned 7 of them, from age 26-43.
    1. Frame rate stutters, even when dialed down and nothing graphically intensive is happening.
    2. Fans sound like a jet engines at the best of times, to the point it’s embarrassing in public.
    3. Vents and top (when closed) allow for anything to get into it. (Dirt, dust and any other debris.
    4. It turns on all by itself, (this is common somehow?)
    I absolutely hate this thing!



  40. HECTOR MORALES on January 10, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Where’s MSI??



  41. XAUSOX on January 10, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    DELL ✅



  42. katryne damascena on January 10, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Love this video



  43. Maciek T on January 10, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    the background music makes this video unwatchable



  44. Francisco Butte on January 10, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    G14 is the laptop of the year. Easily.



  45. pickleppnig 666 on January 10, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    so what’s the best one ?



  46. mudge on January 10, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    You sound like the youtuber Macro



  47. ネkaiン on January 10, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    I need an laptop with an amd ryzen 5 or 7 with an graphic card like gtx 1660 or gtx 1050 or Vega 8 graphics and 8gb ram ddr4



  48. Braxton Burtis on January 10, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    What happened to the Golden medium between thin-and-lights and THICC heavy gaming laptops? You know, the ones that are a little over half an inch thick with full sized ethernet jacks without feeling like chonky beasts from the early 2000s. the thin-and-light craze is driving me nuts, cool to look at in a show room and it has its place, but doesn’t mean stop making designs just thick enough to have a ethernet jack , plus more room for cooling. ( more preformance without feeling super big. So the form factor of the 2011 macbook pro would be what I find perfect for me.



  49. Zahira Difa Zahrani on January 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I want to buy a macbook, but i dont have enough money🙂



  50. Etinosa HD on January 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Hello pls reply, I need help with buying a laptop that is good for video editing, business, productivity for college does anyone have any recommendations