The Best Laptops for 2020

The Best Laptops for 2020

Shopping for a notebook is more than just poring over spec lists. Whether you want a simple budget PC, a productivity workhorse, or a screaming machine for gaming, our guide has the advice you need to find the best laptop to fit your needs.

For our latest top laptop picks, read our story in the link below!

0:00 – Intro
0:13 – Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
1:28 – Dell Inspiron 14 7000 (7490)
2:09 – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019)
3:02 – Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2019)
4:24 – Acer Chromebook 514
5:25 – Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2020)
6:04 – Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch
7:30 – Dell XPS 13 (9300)
9:07 – HP Elite Dragonfly
9:52 – HP Envy 13 (2019) is your ultimate destination for tech reviews and news.

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  1. ratnick on November 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    All garbage! None have an optical drive

  2. Hairpair 84 on November 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Pcboi talks about laptops

  3. Shaders on November 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Cries in Broke…

  4. Braxton Burtis on November 25, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    What happened to the Golden medium between thin-and-lights and THICC heavy gaming laptops? You know, the ones that are a little over half an inch thick with full sized ethernet jacks without feeling like chonky beasts from the early 2000s. the thin-and-light craze is driving me nuts, cool to look at in a show room and it has its place, but doesn’t mean stop making designs just thick enough to have a ethernet jack , plus more room for cooling. ( more preformance without feeling super big. So the form factor of the 2011 macbook pro would be what I find perfect for me.

  5. Arijit Ganguly on November 25, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Where is Xps 15?????

  6. Fladico on November 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    i miss the huawei matebook x pro

  7. SHRIYA on November 25, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Hi PCMag, and Gadget geeks out there, need your valuable suggestions over buying a laptop, since I’m not well versed in technical aspects . Here are my requirements: (cost is a major concern)

    – should be able to run Ms office or Libre

    – should be able to download and run R, SQL, python, tableau

    – good speed when using web.

  8. pickleppnig 666 on November 25, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    so what’s the best one ?

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  10. ngale009 on November 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I’m looking into buying a new laptop for work/school. I’m stuck between Dell and hp. I’ve heard a lot of negative things about Dell inspron trackpad. I’m pushing towards an HP. my two previous laptops were both HP and i was satisfied with them. also don’t want to spend over $1250 for a new laptop. any suggestions?

  11. Maggie Casey on November 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    So I got envoy the right hinge just headed out😂

  12. G 2 on November 25, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    All I want is a Laptop with good camera quality, touch screen, i7 core light weight and supports long hours battery saver and that is not above 2k asking for a science major student ! Aka me

  13. Jack da Potato on November 25, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    i cant believe u didnt include the hp omen 15

  14. Sailor Emily on November 25, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Im so lost T_T looking for a good laptop is hard T_T

  15. A-C Challenges on November 25, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Does the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 handle well with word and PowerPoint? Is it also fast?

  16. ARmer24 ll on November 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Best laptop in a budget of 900$?

  17. Etinosa HD on November 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Hello pls reply, I need help with buying a laptop that is good for video editing, business, productivity for college does anyone have any recommendations

  18. Gregori Mironov on November 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    is it just me or the backgroung musics from watch dogs 2? lol

  19. James Gaming on November 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Best laptop = MacBook Pro

  20. Menna Khaled on November 25, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Can someone suggest a good laptop for a personal use that is 400$ or under?

  21. Sergio Alexander on November 25, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Mejores laptops para 2020 y muestras laptops del 2018…🤦🏻‍♂️

  22. Dj skinner on November 25, 2020 at 4:48 pm


  23. GioPlatinum on November 25, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    If u want a medium end laptop, just buy Acer Predator Nitro 5, I also bought it for in need of medium end laptop rn, and I didn’t regret it.
    Even if it’s below $1000, doesn’t mean it’s Bad !

  24. Alvira Rahman on November 25, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Already ordered an ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

  25. katryne damascena on November 25, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Love this video

  26. rusty on November 25, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    i need a laptop that’s good for doing work but also i can game on but really confused. can someone let me know

  27. Shem Life on November 25, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Just bought 2 it was a tough process. Wanted a 2 and 1 flip, and, wanted an LTE mobile. DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING INTEL. HAD A REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE LAST TIME I BOUGHT INTEL. NEVER AGAIN IN LIFE. Ended up getting them both for $1200s total. Do your homework there deals out there. Got the Samsung Book S ARM which I love. And, the Lenovo Flex 5 14 AMD which I also love. Was only shopping for 1 computer. Stuck with the A list.

  28. Brian Murphy on November 25, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    LISTEN UP!!!
    The HP Omen 15 is the worst gaming laptop I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned 7 of them, from age 26-43.
    1. Frame rate stutters, even when dialed down and nothing graphically intensive is happening.
    2. Fans sound like a jet engines at the best of times, to the point it’s embarrassing in public.
    3. Vents and top (when closed) allow for anything to get into it. (Dirt, dust and any other debris.
    4. It turns on all by itself, (this is common somehow?)
    I absolutely hate this thing!

  29. Maciek T on November 25, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    the background music makes this video unwatchable

  30. Zohj Tv on November 25, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    looking for the a new laptop this year with a core i7 coz i heard it was really good but still cant decide what brand is the best and i wanted too.

  31. blue gravity on November 25, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    So what was the numbers on here? The best to the least best? You didn’t give us the stats so we could compare. You just rattled off what a magazine said. A 6 year old could do that.

  32. Cheng en Lau on November 25, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Hey any recommendation with laptop worth the price or budget? Maybe can do some coding and linux with i7 16gb ram and I don’t intend to use for gaming

  33. Shiela Jane on November 25, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I badly needed laptop for my modules . Its sooo hard to use phone 😭 I wish i can afford laptop .

  34. Miridmiir Gaming on November 25, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I want one just for writing but that runs well

  35. mudge on November 25, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    You sound like the youtuber Macro

  36. Semi Trucker on November 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    So which with you recommend

  37. Jovan Tan on November 25, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Need help with finding a laptop. Going to use it for app and game development so it needs to have a good gpu, and a good cooling system. It needs to be sturdy and have an extra SSD expandable slot because I plan on dualbooting Linux. I don’t care much about about the thickness or size, nor about the keyboard or weight.

    Any suggestions? Much appreciated

  38. Jim Lee on November 25, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Can I have one please 😀

  39. Shakib Rasul on November 25, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    There is no budget laptop for students😢😢

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  41. Jatin Palnati on November 25, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Sir I’m thinking of buying a new laptop i have narrowed it down to 2 laptops one is the HP 14s cf3028tu and the other is Asus Vivobook 14 X409JA-EK372T. Both have SSD+HDD but there is a big price difference, please tell me if the extra money for the HP is worth it or please give me some other options. Thank you!
    Edit:-(the Asus doesn’t have MS Office but the HP does)

  42. Zahira Difa Zahrani on November 25, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I want to buy a macbook, but i dont have enough money🙂

  43. OT4EVERYD4YWinr WinnerOT43vrdy on November 25, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I need a laptop, if anyone could help me. I don’t have any idea about software and hardware, but I know what I want.. I want one that doesn’t lag, browse fast, can use for word, large memory capacity, suitable for student, online study, for young children that likes to watch videos on YouTube, can be use as an office laptop and just durable..something that would not make me feel like it’s a rip off cause it’s stop working after just few years. $1700Aud in budget. Please can someone recommend me one.

  44. Mike Vasquez on November 25, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I want one where I can play steam games (mostly 16bit , small games like don’t starve , Minecraft, stardew) nothing high resolution like overwatch cod etc. another doing tasks for my job Microsoft word , google classroom ,google meet. Can anybody help? Any recommendations from one of these laptops?

  45. Dan Levin on November 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    The red track button is still a thing?

  46. Stace on November 25, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    acer… sucks…

  47. CRACK DUDE on November 25, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Bruh no Alienware ?

  48. HECTOR MORALES on November 25, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Where’s MSI??

  49. _MelanatedKitten🤘🏾 on November 25, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I’m trying to get a laptop that would be fast and great for creating designs for my tshirt business. Which one of these would work?

  50. Valeria Morales on November 25, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I just started college and i need one as soon as possible but idk which one, and my budget is 1200 max, (i7, 8gb ram, 1 tb and 15 in) someone help mee pleaseee🙏🏼