Latest laptop buyer's guides

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around
Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around By Adrian Willings

If you're looking for the best gaming headset for your money, see our guide to the best we've tested. Wired, wireless, stereo and surround sound too.... Read more

Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today
Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today By Adrian Willings

Our guide to the best gaming mice to buy. Top-of-the-range gaming mice, high-dpi, multi-button, wired and wireless devices to up your gaming prowess.... Read more

Best laptop 2018: All the top notebooks, 2-in-1s and ultraportables to buy today
Best laptop 2018: All the top notebooks, 2-in-1s and ultraportables to buy today By Mike Lowe

We've broken down the best all-rounders, ultraportables, Chromebooks, 2-in-1s and more. These are the top laptops currently available for your money. Read more

Which Apple MacBook is best for you? MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?
Which Apple MacBook is best for you? MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? By Britta O'Boyle

This feature rounds up Apple's current MacBooks from what each model offers to cost and configurations to help you work out the right MacBook for you.... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (2018) vs MacBook Air (2015): Refactored for a new generation
Apple MacBook Air (2018) vs MacBook Air (2015): Refactored for a new generation By Chris Hall

Just when we thought that the MacBook Air had reached the end of its disruptive life, Apple has announced a new model, with a 2018 twist... Read more

The best Chromebook 2018: Our pick of the top Chrome OS laptops
The best Chromebook 2018: Our pick of the top Chrome OS laptops By Dan Grabham

Whether it's school work, video editing, spreadsheet managing, or whatever else you do, Chromebooks are fast becoming a super option.... Read more

The best monitor 2018: Top 4K, Full HD and Quad HD options for creatives and gamers
The best monitor 2018: Top 4K, Full HD and Quad HD options for creatives and gamers By Cam Bunton

Whether you're a creative or a gamer, we've selected some of the best 4K and Full HD monitors on the market right now.... Read more

Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around
Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around By Adrian Willings

See our guide to the best gaming keyboards to buy. High-end gaming keyboards with mechanical keys, RGB lighting, macro functionality and more.... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

There are new Surfaces in town. How do they differ?... Read more

Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you?
Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you? By Maggie Tillman

Which is the best Surface device to buy? Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Book, Surface Studio or Surface Go? Read our guide to find out.... Read more

Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference?
Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference? By David Nield

We explain the difference between Intel's two most popular processor brand names.... Read more

MacBook Pro (2018) vs MacBook Pro (2017): What's the difference?
MacBook Pro (2018) vs MacBook Pro (2017): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Apple has announced updates for the 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. But what's the difference over 2017?... Read more

Chromebook vs laptop: Which should you buy?
Chromebook vs laptop: Which should you buy? By David Nield

You're after a compact but powerful computer you can take on the road with you – so do you opt for one of the cloud-based Chromebooks backed by Google,... Read more

Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop
Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop By Elyse Betters

 Got a MacBook? You're not alone, of course, and there are absolutely stacks of MacBook cases to protect your diminutive laptop. Here's a selection of... Read more

Best laptops of CES 2018: All the laptops that matter so far
Best laptops of CES 2018: All the laptops that matter so far By Adrian Willings

The Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Vegas every January is back for 2018 and we've been rushing around the show floors looking for all... Read more

New Dell XPS 13 (2018) vs XPS 13 (2017): What’s the difference?
New Dell XPS 13 (2018) vs XPS 13 (2017): What’s the difference? By Dan Grabham

Dell’s XPS 13 has been one of the best ultraportable laptops since it was first launched back in early 2012. It was part of Intel’s initial push into... Read more

Google Pixelbook vs Microsoft Surface Laptop: What's the difference?
Google Pixelbook vs Microsoft Surface Laptop: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

If you're a student who wants an easy-to-use, high-end hybrid laptop, you have two main options: Pixelbook and Surface Laptop.The Pixelbook is essentially... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?
Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Apple hasn't officially killed the MacBook Air yet, but it hasn't redesigned it recently either, choosing to give it a slight bump in specs at WWDC in... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro, at an event in May, while Apple announced updated specs for it's iPad Pro 12.9... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s
Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s By Chris Hall

If there's one category that's heating up, it's the 2-in-1 category. Small format notebooks have largely stepped aside for tablets with a lot more power,... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device - and it runs a new version of Windows 10.Called Surface Laptop, it's a premium device designed to... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The gauntlet has been thrown down. Microsoft has updated its top-spec Surface Book, while Apple has updated its MacBook Pro, putting in a new Touch Bar... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) vs Surface Book (2015) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) vs Surface Book (2015) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft announced a couple of new devices to its mobile computing portfolio in 2015 with the launch of the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. One... Read more

Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

If there's one message we're getting from companies, it's that designing your own hardware and pairing it with your own software is the way to go. Apple... Read more

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?
Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Considering the 12-inch Retina display MacBook was released last April it was due for a refresh and Apple hasn't disappointed.A new model has been announced... Read more

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style
Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style By Britta O'Boyle

It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

Microsoft says that its first ever laptop, the Surface Book, is the most powerful 13-inch laptop ever made. Apple may have something to say about that.The... Read more

Apple MacBook vs MacBook Air 11-inch: What's the difference?
Apple MacBook vs MacBook Air 11-inch: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Apple has announced a new MacBook at its Spring forward special event, a device that Phil Schiller, Apple VP, said was designed for "extreme portability".... Read more

Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?
Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Apple recently updated its Retina MacBook Pro line with Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processors, new graphics chips and better battery life. It... Read more

Mac Pro (2013) vs Mac Pro (2012): What's the difference?
Mac Pro (2013) vs Mac Pro (2012): What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Apple has announced the release date and pricing details for the new, cylindrical Mac Pro. It looks nothing like the 2012 Mac Pro, and the price hike it... Read more

Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs Retina MacBook Pro (2012): What's the difference?
Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs Retina MacBook Pro (2012): What's the difference? By Jake Smith

Apple has officially announced its next-generation Retina MacBook Pro, the laptop considered to be the go-to among students, professionals, and those looking... Read more

Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?
Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference? By Stuart Miles

Acer and HP have just announced budget Chromebook laptops that promise to be cheaper, lighter, thinner and quicker than the previous offerings, but with... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (2012) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?
Apple MacBook Air (2012) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Apple has opened up WWDC 2013 with an announcement of a new MacBook Air models. They look the same, they cost just about the same and in many ways, they... Read more

Best Bluetooth keyboards
Best Bluetooth keyboards By Jamie Carter

For anything other than tweets and status updates on Facebook, a Bluetooth keyboard can take the on-the-go typing experience that little bit further. Able... Read more

Best Windows 8 accessories
Best Windows 8 accessories By Dan Sung

Windows 8 is ready to go for your computing experience but are you ready for Windows 8? Sure, you might have a laptop of AIO that can handle it. By Jiminy,... Read more

Ultrabook face off: Toshiba Portégé Z830 vs Acer Aspire S3 3951 vs Asus Zenbook UX31 vs Lenovo IdeaPad U300s vs Macbook Air
Ultrabook face off: Toshiba Portégé Z830 vs Acer Aspire S3 3951 vs Asus Zenbook UX31 vs Lenovo IdeaPad U300s vs Macbook Air By Hunter Skipworth

Technology has been on a diet from day one. The slimmer, the better. Why the need for this permanent state of weight loss? It's rather simple really; thin... Read more

Best looking laptop accessories: making your gadgets beautiful
Best looking laptop accessories: making your gadgets beautiful By Dan Sung

We’d all love to own the most beautiful gadgets in the world but sometimes irritating things like money and family members who don’t want us to blow... Read more

Best looking laptops in the world. Ever.
Best looking laptops in the world. Ever. By Dan Sung

Laptops have been through quite the change over the last five or six years. As soon as the technology that ran them got small enough, manufacturers realised... Read more

MacBook Air 2010 vs MacBook Air 2011
MacBook Air 2010 vs MacBook Air 2011 By Hunter Skipworth

The new MacBook Air is here, complete with brand spanking new OSX Lion and a connectivity update in the shape of a speedy Thunderbolt port. As ultra-portables... Read more

Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...
Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are... By Libby Plummer

The past year has seen plenty of innovation on the computer front, not least the introduction of an entirely new sector - tablets, with Apple's iPad leading... Read more

Ten best netbooks for students
Ten best netbooks for students By Lucie Clay

While there’s been a lot of chat of late about tablets being the next big thing in the portable, lightweight computer space, right now the average consumer... Read more

Best external hard drives for your desktop
Best external hard drives for your desktop By Lucie Clay

The funkier the laptop, the smaller the disc drive. Unless you’re shelling out for some kind of gaming beast, that’s largely the trade off these days.... Read more

Best gaming laptops on the market right now
Best gaming laptops on the market right now By Lucie Clay

The desktop is dead, apparently, long live the ridiculously overpowered, heavy and LED encrusted gaming laptop that'll take your arm off and crush your... Read more