Are you looking to buy a new laptop in 2018? We’ve reviewed 3 of the latest models for 2018 to help you choose the right one for you.
The features you prioritise in your laptop will dictate the type of device you purchase. It can be difficult visiting a shop and asking advice when you’re searching for new gadgets, especially if you’re not familiar with tech jargon. We’re here to offer independent advice based on the features of 3 laptops from different price brackets and operating systems.
Dell XPS 13 – Starting at £1,249.00
This laptop just gets better and better, it’s been around for a while but each year Dell ensure that this laptop continues to stay at the top of its game.
This laptop is not only slimmer and more powerful it’s got 4k display and comes in a rose gold and Alpine White colour. As with all great things, it comes at a price. Specifically, £1,249, which is marginally higher than its predecessor; but it comes with a powerful 8th generation Intel processor, 13.3-inch screen and 11-inch frame.
The Dell XPS also comes with the option of a super high-res screen or a multi-touch screen depending on which you prefer.
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – Starting at £1,949.00
If you’re a fan of Apple this won’t take much convincing; if you’re a Microsoft fan on the other hand… you’ve probably already heard the claims that the Surface Book 2 is twice as powerful.
The stand out feature for this laptop is the Touch Bar; the ‘bar’ features an OLED screen and is situated just above the keyboard. As with anything Apple, this latest feature is designed to make life easier, this time its giving users access to areas of the PC which would usually be hidden through the function keys (F1 -F12) at the top of your keyboard.
Unfortunately, the battery on this device is a little disappointing, but what it lacks in touchscreen and battery it makes up for in typical Apple style. If you have budget constraints, our advice would be to opt for the XPS 13 but if you’re a loyal Apple fan this is still an incredible piece of tech.
Acer Swift 3 – Starting at £649.98
We’re not all about the most expensive laptops; the Acer Swift 3 is an incredible laptop for those who are looking for a portable yet high performing, low price device. The battery life is very good and we were pleasantly surprised by the performance.
Unfortunately, when the price is low it’s going to show somewhere; with this laptop, it’s the weight; it’s heavier and thicker than lots of other higher priced ultrabooks and laptops on the market. Alongside the weight of the product, the screen quality is also compromised by the price with limited brightness and colours. Our advice is not to let this put you off if you’re price conscious a little extra weight is a small price to pay for the performance of this device.
Overall this laptop has incredible performance for the price you’re paying; this laptop features plenty of ports for USB and HDMI attachments and has everything you need for a powerful ultrabook.
Overall it depends what you prioritise in your laptop. If you’re looking for a PC with a great battery life and incredible performance we’d recommend the Dell XPS range. If price and performance aren’t a priority; for those who want new features, a great design and great performance, the Apple Mac Book Pro with Touch wins hands down.
If you need a high performing laptop but can’t justify spending over £1000 we’d highly recommend the Acer Swift 3.
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