It's that time of year again where the team here at Pocket-lint is gearing up ready for our annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, this year in association with EE. Our awards are now in their 12th year and with them will come 12 categories, each celebrating the amazing devices we have seen appear and reviewed in full over the last 12 months.

Every year we post a series of features in the the run up to the awards, each diving a little deeper into the individual categories and the nominees within them. The idea is to give you a run down as to why they have been shortlisted and what we think is great about them.

So far, you'll be able to find the breakdown of the Best Tablet / 2-in-1 category, as well as Best Phone and here we are looking at the nominees for Best Laptop of 2015. This is an exciting category this year, with several manufacturers really upping their game when it comes to design.

Apple said see ya to all ports and slots giving us a glimpse into the future of laptops, while Dell unveiled one of the most desirable 13-inch consumer laptops that we've ever seen, even after the company decided it was focusing on business. But which if the five laptop nominees will take home the trophy?

Click here to see the Awards nominees for 2015's Best Laptop in a little more detail to help you make your mind up about which one should get your vote.

Voting in the 12th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open so you can let us know which one of these great devices you think should win the Best Laptop award for this year and give us your verdict on all the other tech across the 11 select categories.

Winners will be announced at the exclusive event in London on 26 November in association with EE. For now, keep an eye on the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 hub for all the latest on how the voting works, who the elite judges are and the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist.