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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterEmirates’ triple-deck Infinite Possibilities Stand delighted visitors at this year’s ITB trade show in Berlin, as the airline’s teams welcomed more than 15,000 guests during the five days of the event.The new stand provided an opportunity to see first-hand some of Emirates’ iconic on board features. The airline’s signature First Class Shower Spa unit – equipped with a working shower and underfloor heating – and the ever-popular Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge were among the attractions and activities which captivated more than 8500 visitors to the ground floor of the stand between 9 and 13 March.The Emirates Hello Tomorrow Virtual Reality Experience was a definite highlight. More than 300 visitors a day were wowed by a virtual tour of the training grounds at The Emirates Arsenal Stadium with a chance to ‘meet’ Ex-Arsenal player Raymond Parlour or a get glimpse of the First Class Lounge in which an experienced Emirates chef prepared their virtual gourmet meal.Crowds gathered to see and try Emirates’ brand-new Boeing 777 Business Class seat, being showcased for the very first time at ITB. The newly enhanced seat features additional amenities like a conveniently located mini-bar and the latest touch-screen controller, allowing the seat to be electrically converted into a comfortable, flat sleeping position. The fully functioning seat also has one of the industry’s largest personal TV screens at 23 inches, offering high-quality viewing experience with Emirates’ award-winning ice inflight entertainment.During ITB, more than 430 meetings took place in the state-of-the-art meeting rooms on the second floor of the stand, underlining the importance of contact with trade partners, customers and industry stakeholders. Guests experienced Emirates’ award-winning hospitality and fine dining in the hospitality areas while sharing ideas and best practice.Throughout the last two decades, Emirates has continuously reinforced its commitment to the ITB Berlin trade fair, as well as the German market. Emirates offers 10 daily connections from four gateway cities to Dubai, three of which are serviced by an Emirates A380 – Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more


Best Laptop 2019 15 notebooks for every budget


first_img6. LG Gram (14Z980)The 14-inch LG Gram is an excellent – if expensive – laptopPros:An ultra-portable machine weighing just 1kgSpeedy processing powerSuperb battery lifeCons:256GB storage isn’t plentifulSome might expect a dedicated GPU at this priceThe LG Gram 14Z980 is the best ultrabook out there right now. It manages to cram three USB 3.0 ports (including USB-C), a microSD card reader, and an HDMI port into a tiny, lightweight frame. Despite the name, the LG Gram 14Z980 weighs a fraction less than 1kg.Despite the slender build and lightweight frame, battery life, processing power and overall performance is exceptional.The LG Gram 14Z980’s display is also impressive, offering decent maximum brightness, and respectable colour space reproduction. Netflix and YouTube looks fantastic. With the LG Gram covering 94.9% of the sRGB gamut, designers ought to be able to work easily on this too, though the low Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 colour gamut scores of  67.5% and 70.6% mean this isn’t one for photographers.The only area where we feel the LG Gram is a letdown is internal storage. There’s only one option and that’s to pick a 256GB SSD. If you’re primarily after a laptop for work and streaming media, this will likely not be an issue, but others might find themselves running out of space sooner than they’d like.Read our full LG Gram review Best list If you’re looking for the best laptop to suit your needs, whether you’re a creative, gamer or a Netflix addict, we’ve assembled a list of the greatest portables currently on offer.Before we get started, we should mention that even more powerful laptops than these, are going to ship later in the year following Intel’s recent reveal of the 10th Generation Intel Core processors.The Dell XPS 13 2 in 1 is the first confirmed laptop to rock Intel’s next-gen chip, with more expected to hit stores before Christmas. There’s also some very interesting laptops on the horizon, including the bonkers twin screen Asus ZenBook Pro Duo and the the creator-focused Acer ConceptD range.Can’t wait until then? Not a problem, as the Intel’s 9th Gen mobile processor that can currently be found in laptops still provides an outstanding performance.Here to help you get the perfect laptop for your specific needs and budget we’ve created a definitive list detailing the best laptops we’ve currently tested. We’ve listed our top 10 here, but find our full assessments of the best 16 below.Our overall winner: Dell XPS 15Best all round ultrabook: Dell XPS 13Best budget laptop: Asus VivoBook E200 HABest MacBook: MacBook Air 2018Excellent high performer: Asus ZenBook 15Best ultrabook: LG GramGreat value: Lenovo IdeaPad 720SBest 2 in 1: LG Gram 2 in 1Best for style: Surface Lapotp 2Best Windows convertible: Surface Pro 6Also check out our Laptop Deals and Tablet Deals articles for round-ups of the latest offers, bundles and bargains. Best value laptopDell XPS 13Still as stylish as the day it came out, Dell’s swish XPS 13 laptop is now cheaper than it’s ever been.Now £1,070.00View deal 2. Dell XPS 13 (2019)The best all-round Windows 10 ultrabook you can buyPros:Quality design and displayImproved performance and battery lifeWebcam moved back to topHuge range of configurationsCons: Still no full-sized SD card reader or USB portsSSD slow at saving dataScreen not ideal for artistsThe Dell XPS 13 is the best 13-inch laptop money can buy right now, especially after its 2019 refresh. Since last year’s model it features an improved Whiskey Lake processor and has moved the webcam back to its rightful place above the screen.There are a lot of customisation options here too. Plump for the 4K resolution (which includes a touchscreen), and coupled with Dell’s Cinema optimisations and the laptop’s new quad speaker setup, you’ve got the perfect setup for Netflix binging.Under the hood you’ll also get your pick of i5 and i7 Intel 8th gen CPUs and be able to load it with up to 16GB of RAM. The top-specced Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM version we tested blitzed through our synthetic tests and earned the XPS 13 a place as one of the fastest laptops currently available, in most situations.The only slight issue is that you’re limited to Intel HD graphics. The lack of Iris, or dGPU options mean it won’t be able to enjoy even moderate gaming, or edit video in 4K. But considering the fact its cheaper than other laptops with these options, this omission is more than forgivable.Read our full Dell XPS 13 review 11. Lenovo Yoga 730Lenovo’s Yoga 730 is a cheaper alternative to the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1Pros:Decent power for applications and gamesExcellent exterior designComfortable ergonomicsSolid screen and speakersCheaper than its key rivalCons:Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 has more speedScreen could be a little betterBattery life inconsistentThe Lenovo Yoga 730 is the latest addition to Lenovo’s hybrid laptop line-up, boasting a 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i7-8550U processor and Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics.It’s a powerful and literally quite flexible machine, that’s a compelling (not to mention cheaper) alternative to our current favourite, the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 – connections-wise, you get two full-size USB 3.0 ports, a Type-C Thunderbolt port and a full-sized HDMI port, which for some, will beat the XPS 15 2-in-1’s twin pairs of Type-C USBs.A 4096-point active stylus comes includes, and there’s a slot for that too, and the aforementioned Nvidia GPU (plus 4GB of vRAM) suggests that this is a shoe-in for creatives, too. Unfortunately, the display covers just 84.1% of the sRGB colour gamut, 61.5% of the Adobe RGB gamut, and 68% of the DCI-P3 gamut, which compares poorly to rivals.Battery life also varies wildly depending on what you’re doing. In our looped video test, the Lenovo Yoga 730 gave us an impressive 15 hours of power, which would see you right through most Netflix and iPlayer binges no sweat. When doing something intensive, like gaming, we saw between 1-2 hours.Read our full Lenovo Yoga 730 review How we test laptopsWe put every laptop listed below through a set of benchmark tests to gauge its GPU, CPU and SSD performance. We then test its screen using a colorimeter, which measures the intensity of colours, and DisplayCal, which tells us how accurate those colours are.Finally, we run a battery test by looping 10 minutes of web browsing and five minutes of video playback, until it runs out of juice. Afterwards the reviewer uses the device as their primary work and personal laptop for at least a week, before giving it a final score. You’ll find a link to each full review below each of the following summaries.How much should I spend on a laptop?What you decide to spend on a laptop will be determined by what you’re likely to want to use the laptop for. If you simply want to do a bit of web browsing and send and receive a few emails then a cheap 11-inch netbook or Chromebook for under £200 will do the job.Most Chromebooks run on low-powered CPUs, and, while they will handle most common PC tasks with ease, don’t expect to be able to do anything too intensive, like photo editing, on a Chromebook.Want something a little bigger? You can pay between £300 and £500 for a 15.6-inch laptop powered by an Intel Core i3 processor that’s powerful enough to carry out the basics without slowing to a crawl. It will even handle a little Minecraft and photo editing.If you want something thin and light, expect to spend upwards of £500 for a sub-1.5kg laptop. Powered by more efficient dual-core and quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, these machines are far more suitable for light photo and video work and should last all day on a single charge if they’re not pushed too hard. If you want premium build and a great screen, expect to pay at least £1,000.You’ll need to spend at least £700 on a gaming laptop, and considerably more if you want to future-proof it. Look for “discrete” or “dedicated” graphics from AMD or Nvidia, and check online benchmarking figures to see how well your favourite games will play. A laptop with a dGPU, as opposed to a laptop running on the integrated graphics of a CPU, will be far more capable of handling games and photo editing.There are alternative form factors, too. Two-in-ones have reversible screens that can be versatile in small spaces, while tablet hybrids are great for drawing and taking notes. The latter often come with attachable keyboards for when you want to get typing work done.What’s the best operating system?Windows: Windows 10 remains the most versatile operating system around, and you’ll find it on the vast majority of laptops sold in the UK.Chrome: However, if you’re buying a cheap laptop and don’t need to run Windows software, then Google’s ChromeOS is likely to be a better bet. It’s lightweight – it’s essentially a glorified web browser – but with so many excellent web-based applications now available, most people on a budget will be able to get by with just that.MacOS: is tied into MacBook laptops, so you’ll always pay a premium to get Apple’s operating system. It’s undeniably slick, smooth and reliable, so if you have the money then it offers a better experience than Windows for many people.Don’t want to pay the ‘Windows tax’? Some laptops now sell with Ubuntu Linux installed. This free OS is powerful if you know what you’re doing, and it has the advantage of costing next to nothing.With all that out of the way, here’s our rankings of the laptops we’ve tested recently.1. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1Winner of the ‘PC of the Year’ gong at the Trusted Reviews Awards 2018Pros:Excellent performance, even when gamingSolid build qualityFantastic keyboardAmazing screenCons:Very loud when running intensive processesBattery life could be betterIf you’re after a power-house 15-inch laptop that can do everything from video editing to lightweight gaming, then you’ll want to check out the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1.The convertible is one of the first laptops to run one of Intel’s G-series chips. The chips are the result of an unprecedented partnership between Intel and its arch-rival AMD. Specifically, the chip combines Intel’s CPU architecture with AMD’s Vega graphics.The combination works a treat and means the XPS 15 2-in-1 is a powerhouse machine that can match laptops with discrete Nvidia 1050 graphics on performance.Add to this its top notch 4K screen and foldable, Yoga-like, hinge mechanism and the XPS 15 2-in-1 justifiably earns its place as one of 2019’s best availble laptops.Read our full Dell XPS 15 review This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. 5. Asus ZenBook 15 (UX533F)An excellent, high performance laptopPros:Solid performanceFantastic battery lifeErgoLift shape makes for easier typingDedicated graphics cardCons:Trackpad issuesLow Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 coverage on anti-glare versionThe Asus ZenBook 15‘s colourful and lightweight style is complemented by exceptional battery life and excellent performance, thanks in part to it being powered by an Intel Core i7-8565U, an Intel processor that’s designed specifically of high-end laptops. It features a nifty ‘ErgoLift’ design, which makes for a more comfortable typing position, and also lets warm air escape from the main vent more easily. As well as that, the ZenBook 15 gives you plenty of ports – two Type-A USBs, Type-C USB, HDMI, and SD card slot. The only real downside here is the lack of an Ethernet port, but that’s mitigated by the fact that you get a USB-A-to-Ethernet adapter in the box.This means if you need a laptop primarily for writing reports, essays and articles on, you won’t have to shell out for multiple dongles in order for you to your work done, and the long lasting battery means you can work for over ten hours without having to reach for your charger. The Asus ZenBook 15 isn’t cheap, but it’s a solid investment.There’s a dedicated graphics card too, an Nvidia GTX 1060, and up to 16GB of RAM, which means you can get some video editing and gaming done on the side. The ZenBook 15 isn’t a star performer here, and if you’re after a laptop primarily for wasting fools on Apex Legends on, then you’re better off looking at our Best Gaming Laptop round up, or waiting for machines featuring Nvidia 20 Series cards like the RTX 2080 to hit shelves. If gaming’s of secondary import though, and you want a performance Windows 10 laptop, the Asus ZenBook 15 is worth a look.Read our full Asus ZenBook 15 review 12. Apple MacBook Pro (2018, 13-inch)The MacBook choice for people who need power on the movePros: Outstanding design and buildHigh res display with excellent colour, contrast and brightnessThunderbolt 3 portsCons:Cramped and uncomfortable keyboardTouchpad depresses awkwardlyYour port options are Thunderbolt, buy an adapter, or go homeExpensiveApple’s recently refreshed range of MacBook Pro’s covers a lot of bases, from the 13-inch entry level versions, aimed at photographers and anyone who wants a powerful laptop for general work, to the 15-inch versions that are more geared towards editing and exporting video on the the go.We’ve reviewed the highest-end 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018, which features an Intel 8th Gen Core i7 CPU (i7-8559U), 16GB of LPDDR3 (2133 MHz) RAM and a 2TB SSD.The 2560 x 1600 Retina display is incredibly impressive in terms of detail (227 ppi), colour temperature (6514K) and colour gamut, covering 100% of the sRGB gamut, 84% of Adobe RGB and 98.9% of DCI P3.Overall performance is excellent, something that’s reflected in the high Geekbench scores of 5378 (single-core) and 18885 (multi-core) and Blackmagic read and write speeds of 2631.2MB/sec and 2281.1MB/sec, but not Cinebench (594cb). Real-world testing showed that the 13-inch MacBook Pro could render 4K video quickly in Final Cut Pro, but it took a sizeable chunk out of the battery.Downsides include a lack of any ports besides Thunderbolt 3 and the overall price of the series. While you do get a level of basic support from Apple’s high street stores, and the option of buying these direct from Apple on 0% finance, they’re still priced very highly.Read our full Apple MacBook Pro 2018 9. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2The Surface Laptop 2 is a stylish and powerful daily driverPros:Excellent displayBattery that’ll easily last you a dayLightweight and attractive designNicely spaced keyboardCons:No USB-C portsExpensiveThe Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is a svelte, alcantara-covered aluminium that boasts an impressive 2256×1504 resolution display and  a very durable battery life. Most days, we’ve been able to get ten hours of power out of the Surface Laptop 2.While it’s not a high-performing gaming laptop – and therefore is unsuited to high-end gaming and video work – it’s got more than enough processing and graphical power to get you through the day and have enough left over in the tank to binge through your favourite Netflix show or play some Fortnite.As with a lot of slimline laptops, you don’t get many ports. You get a mini DisplayPort, USB-A, and a proprietary Surface Connect port, and that’s it. No HDMI, no USB-C, no SD card reader. There are adapters available if you need more connectivity, but having to embrace the dongle life after stumping up, in most cases, over £1000, is a bit of an ask. If this is a stumbling block for you, then maybe the LG Gram would be a better choice.But, if you’ve ever wanted a Windows 10 laptop that can match the Apple MacBook Air in terms of looks and style without compromising on performance, the Surface Laptop 2 is for you.Read our full Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review  Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor 8. LG Gram 2 in 1The best value 2 in 1 laptop aroundPros:Fantastic versatility with touchscreenSuper-fast CPU performancePlenty of portsLong-lasting batteryCons:Design awkward in tablet modeLow GPU performance will scare away artists and creativesLid is easily scuffedMost convertible laptops are either incredibly expensive or restricted to a Chromebook performance. The LG Gram 2 in 1 hits the sweet spot, offering a quality ultrabook and a decent tablet bundled into one product.With a high-speed CPU performance, long-lasting battery and a plethora of ports, the Gram 2 in 1 is a fantastic option for office workers. By day its a powerhouse portable ready for your spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentation, and by night it can be flipped into a tablet for Netflix in bed and Microsoft Paint doodling thanks to the boxed stylus.Mind, with a low-performing integrated graphics card and low-latency touchscreen, this isn’t a 2-in-1 laptop aimed at creatives. Plus, the design does feel awkward once in tablet mode, with the keyboard sitting at the back and the absence of a volume button. If you can forgive these flaws though, then you’re getting incredible 2-in-1 value with the Gram.Read our full LG Gram 2 in 1 Review 15. Acer Swift 5One of the best sub-£1000 Windows 10 laptops out therePros:Solid performance, quiet runningPleasingly slim and lightCons:A couple of keyboard issuesIntegrated graphicsAffordable ultrabooks are normally, at best, a mixed bag. That’s why the Acer Swift 5 is such a pleasant surprise. It’s one of a select few ultrabooks that delivers in nearly every area, despite costing less than £1000.Featuring a lightweight design, the Swift 5 comes with a wealth of solid hardware that’s sure to meet most users’ needs. Highlights include a choice of Intel 8th Gen CPUs, plus an above-average 1080p display.If you’re on the market for a swish, portable, reasonably powerful laptop that won’t break the bank, then you should definitely check out the Acer Swift 5.The only minor issues stopping it from earning our top score are its complete lack of graphics upgrade options, and the keyboard, which doesn’t have the best key travel.Take note, though, a new edition of the Acer Swift 5 – which is rocking Intel’s Whiskey Lake CPU – will be launching in Europe in early 2019 with a starting price of €999. While there’s no UK price or solid release date just yet, it may still be wise to wait that little bit longer for its inevitable arrival.Read our full Acer Swift 5 review Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time.center_img We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. 13. LG Gram (15Z980)The 15-inch LG Gram is bigger, more powerful (and more expensive) than its 14-inch counterpart 10. Microsoft Surface Pro 6Lightweight, flexible and powerful, the Surface Pro 6 is one of the best Windows 10 convertibles we’ve testedPros:Great screenGood battery lifeSolid performanceLightweight and portable hybrid designCons: Pricey accessoriesKeyboard dock may be too small for someThe Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is lightweight, flexible and pretty powerful. As a convertible 2-in-1 Windows 10 device, it’s got a foot in both the tablet and laptop camps.Our review model ran full fat Windows 10 out of the box, not the safety scissors Windows 10 S version Microsoft sometimes installs on its Surface devices, like the Surface Go.An excellent 12.3-inch screen, solid performance and a battery which gives you around 7-8 hours of use on a single charge mean that the Surface Pro 6 is ideally suited to office work, giving you enough power to get through the working day. The high quality screen means that it’s also perfect for streaming media on at the end of the day (or during the day, if your job really is that bad).A downside is the small number of ports and the absence of USB-C. While it’s normal for tablets and convertibles not to have much in the way of physical ports, there are few dongles available from Microsoft’s store. On that note, TypeCover keyboard dock, which is sold separately, costs £150. While it allows for excellent, fast typing (especially considering its size), it’s on the pricey side.However you skin it, you’re going to have to drop some extra cash in order to turn the Surface Pro into a fully-fledged work laptop. If you don’t mind splashing out, then the Surface Pro 6 will no doubt delight.Read our full Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review Cons:Integrated graphicsBottom-mounted speakers 16. HP EliteBook x360 G2A high-end laptop aimed at business usersPros:Attractive designLots of security featuresGood performanceDecent battery lifeCons:Slower SSD on this modelStylus costs extra in UKThe HP EliteBook x360 G2 is one of HP’s finest laptops to date and was shortlisted for Best Laptop of 2017 at the Trusted Reviews Awards.It’s very much a business machine, but its price isn’t totally out of reach of someone who just wants a premium Ultrabook. Weighing in at just 1.29kg, it’s super light. And with its 13.3-inch form factor, you’ll have no problem chucking it in a bag to take home from work. It’s loaded with security features, too.Performance is good – although, for the money, the Dell XPS 13 offers more power – and the screen is ready for Windows Ink if you buy it with the optional stylus. The whole package is expensive for a plain laptop, but given its premium design, sturdy hinge and draw-ability, it doesn’t seem quite so extravagant.Read our full HP EliteBook x360 G2 review 4. Apple MacBook Air (2018)This is the upgrade MacBook Air fans have been waiting forPros:A classic design, refreshed for 2018Lightweight, premium-feel bodyRetina Display screenPro features for a lower priceCons:Two USB-C portsThe MacBook Air 2018 is a long-awaited refresh of Apple’s line of lightweight laptops, which, since 2015, had only seen tiny, iterative updates instead of big leaps forward.The 2018 line-up brings a 2560×1600 Retina Display screen, which boasts fantastic levels of colour accuracy and decent levels of brightness and contrast. There’s Touch ID, which lets you unlock the MacBook Air with a tap of your finger, and the T2 security chip, which encrypts your files on the go. The stereo speakers also offer sound quality that’s among the best of any laptop we’ve seen recently. For everyday use, the battery gave us 9-10 hours of power, too.Downsides include the fact that you get just two USB-C ports. They support the Thunderbolt 3 standard, so you’ll be able to charge and transfer files quickly and hook your Air up to all manner of monitors, drives, eGPUs and other accessories, but, when you’re working on the go, this will be very limiting.Pricing for the range starts at £1199, which is a good for a premium laptop of this pedigree, but the higher up in the MacBook Air range you go, you’ll start to see prices equivalent to what you’d pay for a (much more powerful and versatile) MacBook Pro – so if you’ve got the cash to splash, you may want to consider picking one of these up instead.Read our full MacBook Air 2018 review 14. Asus ZenBook 13 UX331USlim and stylish, the ZenBook 13 is ideal for everyday office workProsVery slim and lightStrong usabilityWell-designed screenConsPriceyWeak audioThe Asus ZenBook 13 UX331U is being marketed as ‘the thinnest laptop on the planet’. Measuring in at a meagre 13.9mm thick it’s certainly one of the smallest we’ve tested, only losing out to the even dinkier 9mm Acer Swift 7.Despite being super thin it packs some solid hardware. You’ll have a choice of 8th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs, both of which’ll come with 8GB of RAM. Whichever CPU you opt for the combo will power through most everyday offices tasks.It’s 13-inch, FHD screen is above average at this price and coupled with the ZenBook’s stellar keyboard and trackpad make the laptop a great choice for any buyer looking for a device that neatly balances portability and performance.The only downside is that its super thin dimensions mean you only get integrated graphics, which will be an issue for gamers and people that want to edit video or photos on it.Read our full Asus ZenBook 13 UX331U review 7. Lenovo IdeaPad 720S2017’s laptop of the year, now for a lower pricePros:Slim, stylish, all-metal exteriorGreat screenExcellent overall performanceGood connectivityCons:Nvidia graphics not necessary for all14-inch form factor adds weightThe Lenovo IdeaPad 720S is a model from last year – it won Laptop of the Year at the Trusted Reviews Awards 2017 – meaning you can now pick this up for less if you shop around. For your money you get a laptop with a 14-inch Full HD screen. Battery life is solid, giving us around nine hours in testing and the all-metal jacket gives it a premium feel.Processor options include an Intel Core i5-7200U or Core i7-7500U, along with an Nvidia GT 940MX dedicated graphics from Nvidia, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This isn’t anywhere near enough to play latest games at the highest settings, but it’ll handle older titles easily, and those specs will give you plenty of power if you just want something for regular work. In terms of ports, you get two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Thunderbolt, and an SD card reader, which is pretty generous – not every laptop will pack in as many connections.While it’s a 2017 laptop, the IdeaPad 720S still has plenty going for it.Read our full Lenovo IdeaPad 720S review  What’s the best laptop for most people? best overall laptopDell XPS 15 2-in-1 15.6-inch FHD Laptop (Silver)As the winner of Trusted Reviews’ ‘PC of the Year’ award 2018, the the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is everything you could want a laptop to be and more.Now £1,249.99View deal 3. Asus VivoBook E200HAThis is the best budget laptop available right nowPros: Super-cheapAttractive designSlim and lightGood keyboardCons: Screen is fairly basicA little slowSmall amount of storageThe Asus Vivobook E200HA is a brilliant little netbook that weighs less than a kilogram but still manages to pack all the features you could want from a budget laptop. With 12 hours of battery life in normal usage and a dinky footprint, this is the most baggable laptop we’ve ever tested.With that crazy low price and weight come performance compromises – but if you only use a few browser tabs at a time, you’ll be right at home.Since we reviewed this lovely little netbook, the price has dropped to below £200 at most retailers, although it varies week by week.Read our full Asus Vivobook E200 HA review The new LG Gram 15Z980 notebook is a solid choice for mobile professionals always on the move.It boasts a seriously lightweight chassis, despite its 15.6-inch size. It doesn’t compromise on the specs or build quality, either.The 15.6-inch IPS panel is as strong as expected from LG, who obviously know a thing or two about eye-pleasing visuals. For a start, the Full HD resolution keeps everything pin-sharp. High-definition movies look great, photos are packed with detail.Performance is certainly reliable enough for everyday tasks, even at that base clock level. 16GB of DDR4 RAM helps to keep everything running smoothly, even when you have a half-dozen or more apps all active at once.You get three full-sized USB 3.0 connections, plus a Type-C USB for fast data transfer. There’s an HDMI port and a microSD card reader, providing plenty of options for hooking up to peripherals and managing your data. For such a slim laptop, that’s seriously impressive.The LG Gram is tougher than a tank, while packing some premium components to boot. It’s impressive in terms of performance, battery life and build quality. And if you’re happy to sacrifice a little bit of power in favour of improved portability, then the LG Gram 14Z980 is a solid choice too.Read our full LG Gram 15Z980 review Pros: Lightweight build Impressive display Long battery lifelast_img read more