The Best Laptops of 2020 | Dell, Apple, Microsoft, Razer & More!

by birtanpublished on November 22, 2020

So we're nearing the halfway point of 2020 and now is a great time to be buying a new laptop and as you can see in front of me there's a ton of great options out there in each of their individual categories so I'm gonna break it down from cheap stuff that you can bring to college with you to powerful gaming machines and hit everything in between and saving my overall best pick for best laptop towards the very end of the video so hopefully by the end of this you should have a really good place to start for going out there and buying your next laptop first let's start with the best college laptop and this is

Important because a lot of people are looking to get a new laptop we're going into school for the first time who need something reliable that's gonna get them through the four years and I think a great option is the MacBook Air this is a great laptop for college students in particular because it starts at just $8.99 and that's a discount just for students and what you're getting is all those Apple trademarks like the really great build quality the high resolution screen and great typing experience this is a solid option that's gonna be reliable get you through those four

Years of school or even as a nice kind of entry level into the MacBook lineup now if you're looking at spending a couple hundred dollars less than that and that's where a lot of people are shopping for laptops I would recommend the Acer Swift 3 it might not look like anything special on the surface but underneath it has an AMD Rison 4000 processor that might not mean anything to you but in terms of actual performance what you're getting here is 8 cores and that's going to equal a lot more performance power than the intel version of really any laptop at this

Price so if you're on a budget but still want to be able to run some content creation applications or really just anything heavy the Acer Swift 3 really does give an incredible value it's just $650 and even though you're not getting the best screen or the best touchpad experience what you are getting is a ton of performance for what you're paying as an alternative to the Swift 3 I'd also recommend the Lenovo yoga C 640 that's a great option if performance really isn't as important to you but instead you're more interested in a thin and light design that looks really modern and

Sleek and then one last option in this same price is the pixel book go this is by far my favorite Chromebook it gets excellent battery life and it's a great option for people on a budget before we move on to some more high-end premium machines let's talk about the best two-in-one laptop you can buy which is the Microsoft Surface pro 7 this is a device that's made to be used either as a tablet or a laptop but this is a laptop list here and I think this is the kind of device that works best as a laptop replacement that doesn't mean the tablet

Functionality is like complete throwaway it's definitely something you can use it's great for watching videos or while you're cooking propping up a recipe that you're looking for things like that the surface pro 7 is really really good at now I know what you're thinking an iPad pro and a magic keyboard can also work really well for a similar solution and totally and what you're gonna get there is a much better tablet experience with a way more robust ecosystem of apps that's just not existent in Windows 10 as it is today however what you're getting here is the better laptop

Experience so best two-in-one laptop is still gonna go to the surface pro 7 next up let's talk about the best gaming laptop now obviously this is a huge category and we could make a video just on gaming laptops alone but for now I'm gonna pick out my favorite which is the razor blade this has been my favorite gaming laptop for years and it's primarily because of its design it's really unlike any other gaming laptop out there because it doesn't scream gaming and I know some people are gonna be into that and some people aren't but for me the razor blade really is the

Happy balance of great design great performance and in a laptop that you could actually use for other things in your life other than just gaming now it starts at $1,600 and you can go crazy all the way up to it RTX 2080 super you can get an OLED 4k touchscreen you can get the 300 Hertz refresh rate a bunch of different options for specking this thing out to be exactly what you want it to be and it can be a very expensive laptop but I think regardless of what you choose in terms of configurations the razor blade is gonna look like the razor blade which is really what makes

It a standout in this case now as an aside if performance really is what you care about and that's really what matters in gaming I'd recommend something like this the Dell g5s II there's also the Zephyrs g14 these are both rising based systems that have great gaming performance at a really low price so as an alternative to those really fancy you know razor blades out there these are also really great options next up let's talk about the best content creation laptops and this is tricky right because really what we're talking about is performance in

Specific apps whether you're a graphic designer or a video editor really you're gonna need a different setup to best utilize those applications and we're not gonna hit all of those today but I do want to talk about the two primary ones photo editing and video editing now for photo editing really what you're looking for in a laptop is one that has a really high resolution screen that's really color precise and the best option in that case is the 13-inch MacBook Pro it also happens to have really great CPU performance better than a lot of 13-inch laptops in this similar size so the 30h

Bagram Pro is a great photo editing machine just make sure you get the 17 $99 version for video editing I think your best option is the Dell XPS 15 because you have great CPU and that discrete GPU performance and what you're getting here is up to 8 cores and 16 threads on a great 4k panel I mean this is really an expensive premium machine that's gonna do really well whether you're working in premiere or After Effects working with big resolutions high-quality codecs all that kind of stuff just make sure you opt for those high core count configurations when

You're buying your laptop now one caveat about the XPS 15 is that the core I 9 technically is not available quite yet to purchase but it will be soon and the other caveat is that the XPS 17 is actually coming soon as well and that comes with a beefier GPU that should make those renders even faster and finally the moment you've all been waiting for my pick for the overall best laptop of 2020 it's the Dell XPS 13 now if you've been following this channel for very long you probably know that this has been our pick for the best laptop for

Many years and it's for a reason Dell just continues to pump out a new upgrade of this every year and it just keeps getting better and I'm telling you in 2020 though really has hit this peak where they've refined and tweaked the formula enough where it just feels like they've perfected the XPS 13 but the reason why I call the XPS 13 the best overall laptop is because I think this is the laptop that fits best for the most amount of people I really think everything from the typing experience to the screen to the battery life the CPU performance is really good it's in a

Really really small package it just hits every one of those things that I think most people are looking for in a laptop so then the cheapest laptop in the world and it certainly isn't the most powerful either but I think the XPS 13 sits in that middle ground where most people's computing needs really are and for that purpose it's the best laptop you can buy thanks for watching this video these were the best laptops you can buy in 2020 but of course I'm sure you have one that I missed so make sure to leave it in the comments below and make sure to give this video a like and a subscribe

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