Now let it be known (and begin by saying) that this was not easy to narrow down, simply because there are so many awesome laptops out there. To be honest – when researching this I found that one laptop’s weakness would be another’s strength, and each one has its virtues. So it really all just boils down to what is best for YOU and YOUR needs. All of these, when purchased – will serve you extremely well.
Most laptops in these techy times have been superbly equipped to pretty much act as your personal “portable office”, with specs that quite frankly … blow your mind. Convenience is fast becoming an understatement in this industry. Soon there will probably be some AI app installed on your laptop to make you coffee – that was just a joke… or is it?
Remember… The top ranking tech gadgets change more frequently than the weather in Cape Town – (which is quite often). So, keep in mind that these are the top 5 ranking laptops in 2018 to date (well according to Google and our Webafricans’ general opinion that is!).
Naturally Webafrica would be the best to provide internet for these epic devices, right?
Now to provide some insight on the best laptops around, you know … to go hand-in hand with that cool Webafrica internet service, you already have 😉
- Huawei MateBook X Pro
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620, Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.9-inch 3K (3,000 x 2,080) | Storage: 512GB SSD
- Beautiful design
- Fantastic display
- Terrific battery life
- No SD card slot (memory card)
- Webcam not great
2. Dell XPS 13
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4k (3840 x 2160) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
- Centered IR webcam (Infrared)
- Gorgeous new design
- Beautiful optional 4K display
- Steeper starting price
- White option is pricier
- Lenovo Yoga Book
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Graphics: Intel Atom | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch full HD IPS touchscreen | Storage: 64GB SSD, up to 128GB microSD
- Extremely thin + light
- Excellent display
- It’s cheap!
- Intel Atom is underpowered
- Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris plus Graphics 640 – 650 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
- The best Macbook Pro ever
- Super-fast performance
- Disappointing battery life
- MSI GS65 Stealth (The best gaming laptop of 2018)
CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM, Max-Q) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare, wide-view 144Hz panel | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD
- Beautiful, subtle design
- Excellent performance
- Underside gets very hot
If you require any explanation on the spec abbreviations above– it is okay our people – Google is there for us all! You now have all the info you need to make the best laptop purchase, and be the talk of the techy town for your newly found laptop guru status.
For more information about what specs you should be looking at when choosing a laptop, see our article “Top 5 things to look for when buying a new computer”.
Have fun and remember #WebafricaCares.