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15 laptops to blow your budget on

Go on - treat yourself

15 laptops to blow your budget on

How's that faithful old lappy holding up? Still ploughing on without a 'K' button? Good for you. 

When the time to upgrade finally does arrive (or you spill another tea on your old one - whichever happens first), how about pushing the boat out? Going big? Sinking some serious cash into a serious laptop that'll keep you going for years to come. 

Here we select 15 of the finest laptops money can buy. Choose wisely. 

MacBook Air

  • Intel iCore i5
  • 8MG RAM
  • It's just so pretty


Asus N Series

  • Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers (it sounds massive)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card
  • 2TB hard drive


Dell XPS 13

  • Super-sharp 13.3-inch full HD edge-to-edge screen 
  • 8GB RAM
  • As good as anything with an Apple badge on it, but cheaper


Microsoft Surface Book

  • The best hybrid laptop/tablet currently available (in our humble opinion)
  • 13.5-inch touch screen (so Windows 10 actually makes sense)
  • Intel Core i5 processor


Lenovo YOGA 900

  • Fancy 360 hinge mechanism allows you to fold it flat into a tablet/tent/regular laptop
  • Intel Core i7 (seriously impressive brains for a laptop)
  • 13-inch QHD touch screen display


Samsung Notebook 9

  • Gorgeous, super-slim keyboard. It feels proper lovely
  • 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor
  • Weighs just 839g


Dell Inspiron 15 7000

  • Intel Core i7 process (big grunt)
  • A proper NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB graphics card
  • 15.6-inch UHD touch screen display

From £999

HP Spectre 13

  • Seriously portable: world's thinnest laptop at 1.04cm in thickness, weighing just over 1kg 
  • 256GB solid state drive
  • Guaranteed to attract more compliments than a squad of puppies


Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

  • 13.3-inch full HD display
  • 256GB solid state drive
  • 9.5 hour battery life - it's a really, really neat little package

Coming 27 August

Alienware 13 OLED

  • Absurdly sharp 13-inch OLED screen
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card
  • All-day battery life

From £999

HP Elite x2

  • Seriously clever laptop/tablet hybrid feature with a kickstand that can find the perfect angle
  • 12-inch touch screen display
  • 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

  • A proper 'work' laptop with a 360-degree hinge
  • 14-inch 2K touch display (if you pay extra for it)
  • Built to last

From £1,289.99

MacBook (12-inch)

  • Phwor
  • 12-inch Retina display
  • Cor blimey
  • 512GB flash storage



  • ABSURDLY powerful
  • Like, powerful enough to run a VR headset without breaking as sweat
  • Pretty much the best gaming laptop there is. Seriously


Toshiba Satellite P50

  • Hard disk 1TB HDD and 8GB SSD solid state hybrid drive (store all the stuff ever)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M video card
  • Forget about using a desktop ever again