It’s almost Christmas 2016, and there’s no better gift in the information age than a brand new laptop.
You might be a little confused on which one to buy though – with all the technical terms (netbook? notebook? ultrabook!?) and the vast range of Laptops, it can be hard to find the best type of Laptop to buy.
That’s why, we’ve put together a list of the best laptops for Christmas 2016 which are all available to buy in the UK. We’ve given you a choice for each budget range, so whether you’re aiming to spend a little or spend a lot, we’ve got you covered!
The Lenovo Essential B50-10 is the cheapest laptop that we recommend. It’s the standard laptop size of 15.6″ inches, with a 1366×768 resolution, which is just above 720P HD resolution. It has 4GB RAM, meaning you will be able to run Microsoft Office without any problems.
A big reason we picked this one is because it uses an SSD for storage. An SSD is 10x faster than regular hard drives, so you should see a nice speed boost on this laptop. For example, my laptop with an SSD boots up in under 10 seconds! It also comes with the standard expected Laptop features such as a webcam, DVD drive, Windows 10 and WiFi.
The Lenovo B50-50 is a slight upgrade to the above Laptop. While very similar, it has more storage space (500GB vs 128GB) and an upgraded Intel i3 CPU. Therefore, if you’re still on a budget this Christmas but want a slight speed upgrade on your laptop, we highly recommend this one.
If you want a serious upgrade from the budget laptops, we recommend the Acer E5-575 as your Laptop for this Christmas. With an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, this Laptop will run almost all software at a decent speed.
It will be able to handle light gaming such as Minecraft at a decent speed and handle heavier applications such as Photoshop at an average speed. It also has a great design and Acer’s technology has given it a quality boost with great screen colours, great audio and a great webcam & microphone.
If you’re serious about gaming, we recommend this MSI gaming laptop as a great Christmas gift for 2016. Although it has a Intel Core i5 CPU, it makes up for it with a dedicated graphics card which is needed for heavy gaming such as GTA V and FIFA 17.
It also has a large amount of storage space – 1TB – which is great as modern games such as GTA V take up over 60GB of space. It also has 12GB of RAM and a 1080p screen. This is a great gaming laptop for anyone interested in one this Christmas.
This ASUS speed demon is great because it is 13.3 inches and super thin, making it great for travel. It has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 12GB RAM and a 256GB SSD which guarantee’s it will run the average users software at great speeds, including heavy applications such as Photoshop at a decent speed.
It also has a great 1080p screen. This is a great laptop for university students and business men, who aren’t interested in gaming, as the portability of it means it doesn’t have a dedicated GPU for gaming. However, this is still a great Laptop, and would probably be the one I choose if I had a budget of £800.
The Dell XPS 15 is probably the best Windows laptop ever made. It’s portable, super fast, has a great design and is reliable. If you the best Windows based laptop, this is the laptop to buy this Christmas 2016.
Sporting a great borderless 1080p display, with a huge 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD for storage, the great Intel i7 CPU and a NVIDIA 2GB graphics card, this laptop can pretty much run anything you throw at it (including games) at a great speed.
The Apple MacBook Pro doesn’t need much explanation. If you’re not concerned about using Windows on your laptop, and want a super fast laptop with a great display, a reliable operating system and great customer service, you want the Apple MacBook Pro.
It can run all the greatest software such as Photoshop and Final Cut Pro at great speeds, and have a reputation for being great laptops. If you aren’t concerned about playing video games on your Laptop, this is a great buy.
That concludes our list of the best laptops for Christmas 2016 in the UK. These are all sold on Amazon, which is a super reliable supplier. If you want 1-day delivery on your Laptop, simply click here for a free trial!