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15 laptops to blow your budget on

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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. 

  • 15 laptops to blow your budget on

    MacBook Air

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

    £999

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    Asus N Series

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

    £899.95

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    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

    £999.95

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    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

    £1,299

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    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

    £1,199.95

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    Samsung Notebook 9

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

    £1,199

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    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

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    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

    £1,149.95

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    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

  • 15 laptops to blow your budget on 9

    Alienware 13 OLED

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

    From £999

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    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

    £934

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    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

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    MacBook (12-inch)

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

    £1,299

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    MSI GT80S 6QF

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

    £4,099

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    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

    £1,099.95

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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