Best Laptops of 2016

Best Laptops of 2016

With the advent of tablets people started to think that laptops may become obsolete, but time has proved that this is not the case, instead laptops have kept their place. With the introduction of Windows 10 and new graphic cards by Nvidia and AMD the future for laptops look brighter than ever.


The market is full of amazing models of laptop offering latest and up-to-date features, we have prepared the list of the best laptop models that came out this year, these laptops can cater to any professional or personal user.


Here is the list of the best laptops of 2016.

10. Lenovo Yoga 900

CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6560 U

Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 540

RAM: 8GB – 16GB

Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 IPS display |

Storage: 512GB – 1TB SSD

This convertible laptop features a large battery and a powerful i-series processor enabling it to compete with the Microsoft’s surface book and most of the Ultrabooks available in the market today. This extra power has added a little weight and size of the laptop but the design is still very sleek and the display is extremely gorgeous. There are some issues however, the shallow keyboard does not perform well and the display drivers have issues while installing.


9. Samsung Notebook 7 Spin

CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 940MX (2GB DDR3L); Intel HD Graphics 520

RAM: 12GB – 16GB

Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) LED with touch panel

Storage: 1 TB HDD – 1TB HDD; 128GB SSD

Anybody looking for a laptop with affordable price but still has a premium build, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is the best choice. This laptop is a 2-in-1 and features a Core i7 CPU, Nvidia graphics card and 12 GB of RAM and a touchscreen, as far as performance is concerned it can match with the MacBook Pro. Samsung also added the HDR display although it only features 1080p display. Samsung Notebook 7 spin gives you the best value for money, the only drawback is the hefty weight of the laptop.


8. Macbook (2016)

CPU: Intel Core m3 – m5

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515


Screen: 12-inch, 2304 x 1,440 LED-backlit IPS display

Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD

This thin, light and gorgeous laptop by Apple features an Intel Skylake Core M processor clocking in at 1.1GHz, this model is for people who do not need much power but are more into portability and style. There are only two connectors on the laptop the laptop, one for the headphone and the other for USB-C. If you want to spend a lot of money on a laptop that lacks power but looks amazing, then the MacBook (2016) might be for you.


7. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga

CPU: Intel Core m3 – m5

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520


Screen: 14-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 Widescreen

Storage: 256GB SSD

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga combines all the good aspects of Lenovo business laptops with a thin convertible design, large battery and numerous ports to keep you productive while at the office or on the move. This laptop has a very comfortable keyboard and has a built-in stylus. There are some drawbacks however, like it is missing the USB-C and Ethernet ports.


6. Surface Book

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7

Graphics: Intel HD graphics 520 – Nvidia GeForce graphics

RAM: 8GB – 16GB

Screen: 13.5-inch, 3,000 x 2,000 PixelSense Display

Storage: 128GB – 256GB PCIe3.0 SSD

The Surface Book by Microsoft can be considered as the definitive windows 10 hybrid laptop with its seamless tablet separation and futuristic design. Even though it has a smaller screen size than the usual Ultrabooks, it still has the best convertible design in any laptop available on the market today. It is also the most slimmest and powerful windows 10 device when used as a standalone tablet, when docked the discrete GPU enhances its power even more.


5. Samsung Notebook 9

CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200U

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520


Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED anti-reflective display

Storage: 256GB

This may not be the most flashiest laptop on the list but regarding the prices the Samsung Notebook 9 offer more bang for the buck than many other laptops listed here. This Ultrabook features a Core i5 Skylake processor making it more powerful than the MacBook Air while being considerably less expensive. The Samsung Notebook 9 has an amazing near perfect display, however the battery timing needs improvement the micro-sized video ports are also an issue.


4. Acer Chromebook 14

CPU: Intel Celeron N3160

Graphics:  Intel GMA HD 3150


Screen: 14-inch, 1,920 x 1,090

Storage: 32GB


The Acer Chromebook 14 offers a beautiful metallic body with nearly 12 hours of battery life, plus almost every feature that makes up a quality laptop. The Acer Chromebook has a large screen with 1080p HD screen. It also comes at an affordable price, however it has no SD card slot and the keyboard is quite stiff.

3. Toshiba Chromebook 2

CPU: Intel Celeron – Core i3-5015 U

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics – HD Graphics 5500


Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,090

Storage: 16GB eMMC


The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is one of the most powerful and the best looking Chromebooks available today. Anyone looking for a fast laptop with sharp display and without Windows should really try the Toshiba Chromebook 2. It features Chrome OS with a full HD display, with a Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM, this laptop offers plenty of power. In regards of drawbacks, other than the bit high price there is also the issue of annoying screen glare.


2. Acer Aspire R14 (R5-471T-52EE)

CPU: Intel Core i5-6200U

Graphics:  Intel HD Graphics 520


Screen: 14-inch, 1,920 x 1,090

Storage: 256 GB


Featuring a very versatile design, the Acer Aspire R 14 is a convertible-hybrid laptop offering excellent battery life and strong performance. It has a 14-inch HD touchscreen with 1080p resolution and it comes at an affordable price. Another interesting feature is that he speakers adapt to the screen position, it also performs very well while playing 3D games. The one drawback is that it feel very large when being used in Tablet mode.


1. Dell XPS 13

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 – Intel Iris Graphics 540

RAM: 4GB – 8GB

Screen: 13.3-inch FH (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)

Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD


The Dell XPS 13 is by far the best laptop of 2016, this Ultrabook is way ahead of its competition, with a surprisingly light and thin design. The almost borderless display is an amazing feature achieved by Dell. The XPS 13 offers quick storage and memory with a latest Intel Skylake processor. All these features come in an affordable price range. The off-center camera is the only drawback that we can think of in this amazing machine.



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