Best laptop brands (and manufacturers)

Thinking of buying a laptop from the best brands, then you are at right page. We’ve reviewed over a dozen of the best laptop brands, let’s see which one has easy after-sales service, features, and value.

Since it is an investment for years to come, do all research before making any final decision.

Today having a laptop is no luxury, and once we reach a certain age the computer are necessity. Those were the days when we have to think ten times and do a monthly budget to get a laptop, but that’s not the case today. Fortunately, healthy competition in the electronics market made the laptops affordable.

Best Laptop Brands

Consumers are more watchful on buying the most of their budget, that’s why laptop manufacturers are now more focused on making cost economical, energy-efficient, and faster laptops.

Let’s check out what are the best laptop brands in the world recommended by atulhost.

Best laptop brands list.

RankBrand NameBrand OriginDurabilityReliabilityServiceOverallTotal Score
1HPAmerica8/108/108/1026/3050/60
2DellAmerica8/108/108/1026/3050/60
3LenovoChina7/108/106/1024/3045/60
4AsusTaiwan7/108/107/1022/3044/60
5AlienwareAmerica8/109/107/1024/3048/60
6RazerAmerica8/109/106/1024/3047/60
7AcerTaiwan7/107/106/1024/3044/60
8AppleAmerica9/109/109/1022/3049/60
9MSITaiwan8/107/106/1020/3041/60
10MicrosoftAmerica7/107/106/1020/3040/60
11LGKorea7/108/105/1020/3040/60
12SamsungKorea7/107/105/1018/3037/60
13RealmeIndia-based Chinese8/108/106/1022/3044/60
14HuaweiChina5/106/102/1010/3023/60

Best laptop brands reviewed.

Check out the most trusted and reliable laptop brands by their rankings and overall reviews. Based on the consumer’s interest history, I’ve listed them from best to worst brands.

Understand that laptops ranked first doesn’t mean its best, and later doesn’t mean its worst.

1. HP (Hewlett-Packard).

HP

HP, “Hewlett-Packard” is an American multinational information technology company and in the consumer electronics sector, it’s one of the most recognized and valuable brands.

It’s common to see the HP brand around us, including desktop computers, printers, and computer-related accessories. Most of the HP laptops offer a balanced combo of functionality and style; that’s why they ranked top among the consumers.

HP laptops are mostly aimed towards a wide range of consumers like home and office users. HP has comprehensive models like Spectre, Envy, Elitebook, Probook, Zbook, Notebook, Pavilion, Chromebook.

Recommended models:

  • HP Spectre x360 (Recommended for Professionals)
  • HP Envy x360 (Recommended for Budget Users)

2. Dell.

Dell

Dell is a US-based multinational computer technology company that empowers communities and customers to use the technology for benefits.

It is also a common brand, and we can see it around us. Dell has been designing laptops for the masses. Dell laptop brand should be the first choice if you are looking for a durable laptop brand that offers the best combination of excellent hardware and after-sale services.

Dell offers various laptop models like XPS, Alienware (for high-end gamers), Precision, Inspiron, Latitude (discrete line for business users), and Chromebook.

Recommended models:

  • Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS 15 (Recommended)

3. Lenovo.

Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese computer manufacturing company. The original name of Lenovo was Legend Holdings. Back in 2004, Legend Holdings changed its business name to Lenovo. In 2005, Lenovo acquired the former Personal Computer Division of IBM that invented the PC industry in 1981. Today, Lenovo holds a big market share in the laptop’s business, and they are known for their superior class components.

Their laptops seem nondescript, it may lack in style segment. For long term use, their laptops are reliable. Lenovo has a wide range of laptop models like ThinkPad (for office users), Yoga, Legion (gaming lineup), Flex, and IdeaPad.

4. Asus.

Asus

ASUS is a Taiwan-based multinational corporation known for its high-quality computer components and hardware.

For affordability and reliability, Asus is one of the best brands that balances features and value. Its laptops are available at different prices ranging from $300 to $2399 and the high-end models are aimed for premium users.

Asus laptop’s designs are solid and pretty straightforward, we can call it a performance king for the bucks we invest in, that’s why it holds the 4th rank.

5. Alienware.

Alienware

Alienware is an American hardware subsidiary of Dell. It is known for its high-end gaming desktops and laptops. Most of their laptop design resembles the look of an alien.

Alienware is not an affordable laptop brand, they have no deal under $1000 which is the budget of most gamers, as most of their laptop models are focused on desktop-level gaming performance. This size factor is too much complicated to minimize; they know how to fix that.

6. Razer.

Razer

Razer Inc. is an American company specialized in computer hardware and known for its ultraportable gaming laptops. It is one of those brands that has a serious footprint in all the latest and modern technology like gaming equipment, wearable techs, and all. Razer has many laptop models to satisfy your style and performance needs. Most of the Razer laptops resembles the look of MacBook Pro – thin, lightweight, and study. When we talk about the execution of intensive level workload in the smallest form factor without compromising performance; Razer has its own identity.

7. Acer.

Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese multinational corporation known for its hardware, electronics, and highly recognized by the public and makes laptop and desktop computers, tablets, smartphones, monitors, projectors, and cloud solutions for business as well as home users. It’s common to see Acer devices around us like in the offices, internet cafés, supermarkets, and also famous in the consumer segment.

So whether you want a laptop for daily utility driver, ultimate portability, or just simplicity, you can go with Acer. Since they have everything for everyone, it is not difficult to select their models.

8. Apple.

Apple

For this brand, we do not need any introduction. Apple Inc. is an American multinational tech brand that has been always on the recommended list no matter what list you read because it has done some serious innovation and research on their laptops that makes users buy their products no matter how costly they are. Apple knows, how to innovate and change the game in the market, that’s why it stands foremost among them all. Their research and development are remarkable and ahead of its time. They have essentially revolutionized many an industry with their products. Apple laptops are renowned for their build class and come with ease of using features. Apple laptops are truly made for editing and productivity. The overall design tends to be excellent and elegant, which is the main feature of Apple machines.

However, some of their recent design changes are famous for serious critics (like – butterfly keyboard flaws in some MacBooks, unbearable overheating issues due to its slim design) still they are better for creative users who look for easy to use and reliable daily driver.

9. MSI.

MSI

MSI is a Taiwanese multinational corporation that is known for high-quality motherboards and dedicated graphics cards, but recently they have entered into a laptop’s business too. While it’s not the right choice for people on a budget, but their laptops have high-quality components which are an investment. Their most of the laptops are available around $1,000-$1,500 and are the most reliable one for mediocre and high-end users. Gamers, editors, or heavy taskers can choose the MSI brand.

10. Microsoft.

Microsoft

Microsoft is an American brand and a new contender on this list of the best laptop brands and with their latest Surface Book and Surface Pro lines, they have already gained lots of attention from the users. Most of the models are sleek in design and facilitate touch screens to support Windows 10 out of the box. Their laptops are dependable and function well. If you want a premium design with a powerful system, it is worth investing in Microsoft laptops. In the United States, Microsoft has a solid reputation and offers excellent service.

11. LG.

LG

LG, formerly Lucky-Goldstar, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate. They are known for a wide variety of home electronics like AC, Fridge, TV, Monitors, Projectors, Mobiles and more. Recently, LG took a step ahead and launched its first laptop line “Gram” to grab some attention from the laptop’s market too. LG Gram is LG’s only laptop series which is successful and still known as one of the best Ultrabooks, which offer an excellent battery life of around 12 hours on a single charge. LG has nothing more to offer here, but whatever they have is the best in the market.

12. Samsung.

Samsung

Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate (multi-industry company) headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It has garnered a lot of reputations in the last few years for its tech innovations and consumer electronics. We know the Samsung brand for its remarkable displays. So how can Samsung be behind in the laptop industry?

Samsung also manufactures laptops for almost every kind of user, including gamers. It has been manufacturing laptops at a different price point, whether you are on a tight budget or have enough money, you can get the one that gratifies your needs. Samsung usually names their laptop lineup as “Notebook” and series are Notebook 9, Notebook 7, Notebook 5, Notebook Flash, and Notebook Odyssey (build for gaming).

13. Realme.

Realme just entered in laptop market, and it seems they have successfully appealed a large audience with similar design like MacBook Air. Since this brand is pretty new, I’ll add a detailed review as soon as I encounter with one.

14. Huawei.

Huawei

Huawei is a Chinese multinational technology company that is a quite new contender in the industry of the laptop market. Even though they started late in 2018 in the laptop market, the brand has attracted a significant amount of users’ attention, especially in China.

Since the tech support for this brand is very limited outside China and doesn’t exist at all, which led the Huawei brand to debut, and we do not recommend it unless you live in China.

MateBook X Pro is an awesome laptop by value; it also won our heart in looks. But we suspect some fishy stuff too. Companies who care about their privacy avoid Chinese software and hardware. Many countries including America put a ban on Huawei for many malpractices like leaking sensitive data.

Huawei is also famous for 5G critics worldwide, many news sources say it could lead to a national security risk because its equipment can be used for spying by the Chinese government. However, Huawei has repeatedly denied those allegations. We’re leaving the decision to you.

What is the best laptop brand?

To be honest, no specific brand is best, or all are best for their target audience.

  • HP, Dell, and Lenovo are the best laptop brands for everyday use.
  • Alienware, Razer, and MSI are recommended as the best gaming laptops.
  • Apple is unique here, and no doubt it’s for content creators.
  • Rest other brands are options for you if you don’t like any specific brand or its service.

Conclusion.

The laptop industry is huge now and one can get confused with dozens of brand options. That’s why this is a list of laptop brands that can be considered as the best buy. Your small research and this article about the best laptop brands will definitely help you to pick the right laptop brand for you or for someone you are buying for.

Published by AtulHost

Creator of AtulHost. An ardent Linux user. Comes from a business management background. Loves to do research on modern business insights and enterprise solutions like career, education, finance, investments ideas, marketing strategies, and productivity skills; technological trends like automation, artificial intelligence, cloud and edge computing, computer hardware and networking, data science, and the internet of things.

Comments and feedback

  1. Here in the Philippines the dominant brands are Acer, Asus and Lenovo laptops. Can you suggest sir, what models are best suitable for me if I want a laptop that can provide a good gaming experience in the range of $400-600? Thank you.

    • I would recommend then Acer Aspire E5, Asus F556UA and Lenovo ThinkPad 13. Pick any one whichever you like most.

  2. Hello Atul, is it good to buy a used laptop on eBay or any online website? I want to buy a used laptop machine with decent specs. What is your take in that? Please explain to me 2nd hand laptop vs certified refurbished laptop machines, which one should I buy?

    • It depends upon many scenarios.

      2nd Hand and Certified Refurbished both are different things. You cannot be sure about 2nd hand machines but certified refurbished machines can be trusted as they have a warranty period to cover any faults.

      We all know what is the second-hand product is, it is a machine which is used by its previous owner, and now you are planning to buy it.

      Certified Refurbished is just a new machine that has been returned to the original manufacturer, licensed vendor, or supplier for any valid reason (like damaged, fail to work, or similar things) so that it can be fixed, and sold again on the market. Since the company tested it for all the defects and fixed it, the sellers call it a certified refurbished machine.

      Keep in mind to check for return policy and warranty period while purchasing used products. At the day end, it is your hard-earned money.

  3. Super list Atul! ASUS is awesome bro, as I have owned ’em in the past. Now I love my Acer Chromebook. Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan

  4. Very well researched review on best laptop brands. Thumbs up for you.

    As of now I am using Dell XPS 13 and I can say that it is one of the best laptop which I have tried and tested yet, just webcam placement is little weird.

    Apple is slightly backed by their butterfly keys issues which they are not accepting as a total failure. I can say that because I used Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 Touch Bar edition and their keys just failed to register my key press most of the time.

  5. Each laptop brand has its own plus and minus side. Unless we have very specific requirements choosing a best laptop brand is difficult.

    Your list of of best laptop brands is trustworthy as your work is visible after reading such a nice review. You have gone through some serious work there Atul, keep it up.

  6. Well you have written such a nice review on the best laptop brands, I would like to add my opinion here as well.

    The choice of best laptop brands also depends on your needs.

    Let’s say if you require the laptop for gaming then MSI, Razer Blade, and Asus are the best brands to go with. But if you need the laptop just for surfing the net, watching movies or playing light games on it then you can’t go wrong with the laptops from Dell, HP, and Lenovo as they are equally better. We can’t be very specific that this particular brand is better than the other one.

  7. Hi, Atul. Thanks for the well-researched article! I got to know lots of new facts about the most known and truly speaking some unknown laptop brands too.

    I completely agree with you about the HP brand. HP is the most versatile and robust laptops and other tech gadgets manufacturers, which has dominated the market. HP brand is around us for many years. Even when we talk about printers, this brand name comes instantly in my mind. Cheers!

  8. I was looking for non chinese laptop brands, fortunately, I came to know some brands, although I see those brands too says made in china. I need your suggestion. Thanks.

    • Brands like Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Razer, etc are American brands or we can say non-Chinese brands. But the fact is even those brands have some chunks, devices, peripherals, parts in laptops which are made in China or assembled in China. In the coming years, we’ll see some non-Chinese laptops because many companies are leaving China due to increasing frauds, tax evasion, sudden increase in labor costs, and of course the intentional mishandling of COVID-19.

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