Technology is evolving at an incredible rate, not to be alarmed though. I remember 8 years ago, to get a good enough Laptop the budget was so high way over $1500. And even those very so huge you could barely take them around. It’s almost 2019 now and Laptops are thinner than ever before. Brands like Razer and Acer are breaking the boundaries of Thin and Powerful laptops. Even Apple has made a powerful enough MacBook this year, the 15inch MacBook pro can be figured with a Vega 20 graphics card. And if you don’t know much about graphics cards, Vega cards are very powerful. It is also very thin and charges with USB type-c which is crazy to me how they did it. It gets you which are the best Laptops for 2019.
With laptops being thin and light as they can be. the thermals are also getting better you don’t need to apply ice on your lap after each use. Some laptops even have good battery life, but I won’t get my hopes up if you are looking for gaming laptops expect a trash battery. Because good graphics cards eat up battery very quick, and you will need to bring your charger around if you want to game. If you are looking for a portable laptop, that is good enough for some productivity. Then the battery options are pretty good going up as much as 8hours per full charge.
Best Laptops to buy in 2019
We have looked for the best Laptops with taking in regards these points. And I have separated them into two categories gaming and productivity. Keep in mind some laptops I name in each category might be good enough for the other as well. Like the thin and light gaming laptops these days are good for everything and are portable, I will put them in according to what their biggest selling point is. So make sure you read both categories and don’t miss a good one.
Best Gaming Laptops
When looking for gaming laptops your main focus would obviously be the graphics card. But in today’s game, the processor is as necessary as the graphics card, some games are even using as much as 6 cores. Which is actually crazy for how far pc gaming has come, it was like 3 years ago games weren’t using more than 2 cores. And if you are buying a laptop that should last you the whole next year, its best to buy a laptop with at least 6 cores. Most high-end gaming laptops have the I7-8750h which is the base CPU you should get. If you are looking to play AAA games of 2019 anything less wouldn’t be enough. Here is the list and also read about how to convert your laptop in the gaming machine.
If you are looking for gaming laptops, this one should be at your lists top. It has everything necessary to play games for the coming 5 years, and it comes at an amazing price. When you look at what it is packing the $1200 price tag doesn’t seem much. It offers a offers a powerful, VR-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU for a lower price than competitors and runs circles around the GTX 1050 Ti cards that competing laptops use at that price. It’s upgradable, should you want to spend more to improve it later, but the display is dimmer than I’d like. But if you don’t mind that, you’ll get a powerful gaming notebook for a steal.
Design: The laptop has an aluminum and plastic build.
Screen: When you lift the lid, you’ll find the 15.6-inch, 1080p display, surrounded by a bezel that has the Predator logo on the bottom and the Acer logo on the top-left corner. You can also get one in 144HZ to help with competitive gaming,
Weight: At 5.5 pounds and 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches, the Predator Helios 300 is a little larger than other mainstream gaming notebooks but also just a tad lighter.
Ports: Predator has plenty of ports. On the left side are an Ethernet jack, a USB Type-C port, HDMI output, a USB 3.0 port, and an SD card slot. A headphone jack and a pair of USB 2.0 ports are located on the right side of the laptop.
GPU and CPU: The Predator has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM. It also has I7-8750h which can clock up to 4.1 on all 6 cores. The CPU has 6 cores and 12 threads which are simply amazing. It has 16gb Ram and a 240 SSD also other options.
Battery: It can last about an hour on the battery while playing a game on lowest settings, you will need to bring a charger.
This laptop is probably the thinnest Gaming Laptop ever. This laptop is bit more high-end than the previous one, but if you want incredible innovation there is price. You cant even be fooled by its amazing build quality, because the hardware in it is amazing as well. This laptop will last you years on years, to say the least. Here are some specs:
Design: This pure aluminum beast is all kinds of gorgeous. Starting with the lid, the Zephyrus S has a two-tone black design that splits diagonally, dividing an elegant matte and brushed-aluminum coating.
Screen: The Zephyrus S’ 15.6-inch, 144-Hz, 1080p panel is remarkable, especially with its 3ms response time. The Zephyrus S’ panel hit a solid 113 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which narrowly passes the 111 percent average for mainstream gaming laptops.
Weight: At 4.6 pounds and 14.2 x 10.6 x 0.6 inches, the Zephyrus S is the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, as well as one of the lightest.
Ports: On the left, there’s the power jack, one USB Type-C port, two USB 2.0 ports, and a headphone jack. The right side features one USB 3.1 port and one USB Type-C/DisplayPort.
GPU and CPU: The Zephyrus S is ready to dominate its foes with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM. The Zephyrus S is armed with an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
Battery: the Zephyrus’ battery lasted 3 hours and 33 minutes, on 150 nits surfing the internet on wi-fi.
Razer has been one of the first brands that made thin and light gaming laptop. So it was a given that Razer would be competing with Asus and others. Here are the specs for the Razer Blade 15:
Design: Razer has completely retooled the look of the Blade, and it really is drop-dead gorgeous. The corners are slightly more squared off, giving it an edgier look (no pun intended) that’s still classy. It is still made of aluminum.
Screen: The 15.6-inch, 144-Hz FHD screen on the Razer Blade is perfectly usable, and it looks great with such minimal bezel. But it’s not as bright or as vivid as competing for gaming-notebook displays.
Weight: At 4.6 pounds and 14 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches, the Blade is still portable and svelte. But the Zephyrus is more light and portable.
Ports: On the left side of the laptop, there’s a pair of USB 3.1 ports, a headphone jack, and a power jack. While USB Type-C can’t deliver enough power for a gaming notebook, Razer’s proprietary adapter is a similar shape and is reversible, which is appreciated.
GPU and CPU: It has pretty much the same specs as the Zephyrus scroll up and read that. They have the same GPU and CPU combo and similar space choices.
Battery: The Blade ran for 5 hours and 54 minutes on Laptop Mag Battery Test 2.0, making it slightly longer-lasting than other gaming notebooks.
Productivity Laptops (Laptops for Students and Businesspersons)
When it comes to the top of the line laptops. Dell takes care of it with the XPS line up. They have bezel-less screens which are beautiful to look at.
Design: XPS 13 is the 13 inch variant. If you put the last few generations of the XPS 13 in a lineup, you would not be able to tell them apart though. The XPS has amazing build quality feels amazing on the hand and to look at.
Screen: The XPS 13 9370’s 13.3-inch, InfinityEdge display has bezels that are 23 percent thinner than the almost nonexistent borders on the XPS 7360. Because there’s virtually no frame around the top and sides of the screen, images just seem to pop more.
Ports: On the left side of the XPS 13 9370, you’ll find two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which can charge the laptop or connect to high-speed peripherals. On the right, you’ll find a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD card slot and a USB Type-C port, which can output DisplayPort video.
Weight: The XPS 13 9370 weighs just 2.65 pounds and is a mere 0.46 inches thick at its thickest point (0.3 inches at its thinnest).
CPU and performance: The high-end model sported a Core i7-8550U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 4K touchscreen. While the mainstream version has a Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 1080p non-touch screen.
Battery: The 1080p version can last as long as 12 hours, the 4k version will last several hours less.
The MacBook air is the most popular Apple MacBook’s so it was clear they would make a new version. I wont do the same format I was doing for the windows laptops, because the MacBook have very different build types. Here is the full spec list:
- 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS Retina display
- 2560 x 1600 native resolution (227 PPI)
- 16:10 aspect ratio
- Eighth-gen Intel Core i5 CPU
- Intel UHD Graphics 617
- Apple T2 security chip
- Up to 16GB of faster 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM
- Up to 1.5TB of SSD storage
- Integrated Touch ID Sensor
- Third-generation butterfly keyboard with individual backlit keys
- Force Touch trackpad
- Two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Three microphones
- Stereo speakers
- 720p FaceTime HD camera
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
- 30W power adapter + USB-C charging cable
- Supports one external 5K display or two 4K displays up to 60Hz
- Colors: gold, silver, space gray
- Tapered design
- Battery life: 12 hours web, 13 hours iTunes movie playback
- Weight: 2.75 pounds
- Width: 11.97 inches
- Depth: 8.36 inches
- Thickness/Height: Between 0.16 inches (thinnest point) and 0.61 inches (thickest point)
The MacBook pro come in 15 inch and 13 inch version. We will talk about them both.
The flagship is the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, available in two standard specs: a 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, Radeon Pro 555X GPU and 256GB PCIe SSD, and a 2.6GHz Core i7 processor with Radeon 560X GPU and 512GB PCIe SSD. This can be maxed-out with a build-to-order 2.9GHz i9 CPU, 32GB of RAM 4TB PCIe SSD. All models have four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. Pricing starts at $2399.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also available in two models: a 2.3GHz Core i5 CPU, Intel Iris 640 GPU, and 256GB PCIe SSD, while the higher-tier model also includes a 2.3GHz Core i5 processor, and a slightly beefier Intel Its 655 GPU. Both models have 8GB RAM. The maxed-out version offers a 2.7GHz i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 2TB PCIe SSD, but there’s no option for a discrete GPU. All models have four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. Pricing starts at $1799.
New specs on both:
- Coffee Lake processors with quad-core i7 options on the 13-inch and 6-core i9 options on the 15-inch
- Thunderbolt 3 on all four ports on both 13- and 15-inch models
- Radeon Pro GPUs (15-inch models only)
- Super fast PCIe SSDs in capacities up to 4TB on the 15-inch, 2TB on the 13-inch
- Improved display, with a new True Tone display
- 3rd-generation butterfly keyboard
- T2 chip with improved security
These are the best laptops you can buy in 2019. These laptops will last for years to come. They all have the amazing performance in their own rights and good enough portability. You easily take them to class when you want to or use it at full power plugged in at home.