The Best Laptops of 2022 – The ULTIMATE Guide!

The Best Laptops of 2022 – The ULTIMATE Guide!

In this video, i’ll tell you exactly, which laptop you should buy. Whether a budget shopper or someone with unlimited dollars to spend. I go over all major use cases including students, office workers, casual users, programmers, content creators, and gamers. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

00:00 Intro
01:31 Budget Laptops
02:06 HP Pavilion Aero 13
03:36 Asus Zenbook 14
04:26 Bang for Buck Laptops $800 to $1,100
04:35 Macbook Air
05:14 Acer Swift X
06:10 Laptops for Software Development
07:12 Premium Laptops
07:19 Apple Macbook Pro 13
07:59 Dell XPS 9310
08:49 Thinkpad X1 Nano
09:12 Framework Laptop
10:12 Yoga Slim 7 Pro aka Yoga 14S
11:20 Portable Powerful Laptops
11:28 Apple Macbook Pro 14
12:28 Legion Slim 7
13:40 Powerful Laptops incl. Gaming and Video Editing
13:55 HP Omen vs Legion 5 Pro
15:10 Apple Macbook Pro 16
16:09 Gigabyte Aero 15
16:39 Ultimate Software Development Laptops
16:56 Apple Macbook Pro 16 … Again
17:05 Dell Alienware X17
17:15 Gigabyte Aero 17
17:29 Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
18:10 Thankyou

Videos and Links Mentioned:
– Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MHrS4wG
– Honey Price Tracker: https://www.joinhoney.com/explore
– Jarrod’s Tech HP Omen vs Legion 5 Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JppgwyKpRFE

Laptop’s Recommended:

Acer
– Swift X: https://amzn.to/32ix5Rz

Apple
– Macbook Air: https://amzn.to/3FeaKmf
– Macbook 13: https://amzn.to/3HjDADV
– Macbook Pro 14: https://amzn.to/3kxzi1Q
– Macbook Pro 16: https://amzn.to/3oTIa30

Asus
– Zenbook 14: https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/kj9y1d

Dell
– XPS 9310: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13-laptop/spd/xps-13-9310-laptop
– Dell Alienware x17: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/alienware-x17-gaming-laptop/spd/alienware-x17-r1-laptop

Framework
– Framework Laptop: https://frame.work/

Gigabyte
– Aero 15: https://amzn.to/3nGz8ap
– Aero 17: https://amzn.to/2Zb9hOm

HP
– Pavilion Aero 13: https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=7168&awinaffid=762031&ued=https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/mdp/laptops/hp-pavilion-aero
– Omen 15: https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=7168&awinaffid=762031&ued=https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/omen-laptop-15-en1010nr

Lenovo
– ThinkPad X1 Nano: https://lenovo.vzew.net/WDAZzA
– Yoga Slim 7 Pro aka Yoga 14s: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002500304430.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.33b766cc5N0Pso&algo_pvid=dae08ad4-3bc0-4d8e-bf67-9eff74816225&algo_exp_id=dae08ad4-3bc0-4d8e-bf67-9eff74816225-0&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2212000021711243935%22%7D
– Legion Slim 7: https://lenovo.vzew.net/LPO56V
– Legion 5 Pro: https://lenovo.vzew.net/VyAJDO

Microsoft
– Surface Laptop Studio: bestbuy.7tiv.net/QOAado

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Laptops & Setup I Use:

Casual Laptop – Dell XPS 9310: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-xps-13-laptop/spd/xps-13-9310-laptop
Video Editing Laptop – Macbook Pro 16: https://amzn.to/3oTIa30
Gaming Laptop – HP Omen (HP Store Configurable): https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=7168&awinaffid=762031&ued=https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/omen-laptop-15-en1010nr
Programming Laptop – Macbook Pro 16: https://amzn.to/3qhjOTg
Monitor: https://amzn.to/3cfSTgw
Keyboard: https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=7168&awinaffid=762031&ued=https://store.hp.com/us/en/omen-spacer-wireless-tkl-keyboard
Mouse: https://amzn.to/34wrc0d

Youtube Gear I Use:

Camera 1: https://amzn.to/3oMDLhB
Camera 2: https://amzn.to/35TqfQH
Main Lens: https://amzn.to/380FKsB
Thumbnail Lens: https://amzn.to/381u8G0
Vlog Lens: https://amzn.to/37Xr39T
Key Light: https://amzn.to/2ETUNEG
Shotgun Mic: https://amzn.to/30wa9aR
Lav Mic: https://amzn.to/2QlQhYq
Wireless Mic: https://amzn.to/2E4jq4t
Backup Drive: https://amzn.to/2L9NSuG
My Watch: https://amzn.to/2TzK0HA

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50 Comments

  1. Jose Gonzalez on May 15, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I keep hearing word about the HP Omen 15s screen flex. In most if not all reviews I’ve seen, everyone claims that the Omen 15 is an all plastic build. I contacted HP today, they informed me that new Omen 15 models are an aluminum "all-metal" build? You heard anything about this? Is the screen/lid truly as weak as everyone says ? I got the Omen 15 in my cart and I’m hesitant to pull the trigger.



  2. Tedz on May 15, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Josh. Great video!! Can you recommend longest battery life in actual use? I need >10hours. Casual use (browsing, office, a bit image editing — but not video). Many thanks!



  3. SanchaX on May 15, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    does the rog zephyrus g14 2022 version good for programming. please reply becouse i am software engineering student



  4. Raine Cruz on May 15, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    i am choosing between lenovo legion 5 ryzen 5 5600h 130w tgp and predator i5 11400h 105 tgp both rtx 3060 what should i pick?



  5. Omer S on May 15, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for the great review!
    In my opinion, though, whenever you talk about MacBooks, it’s crucial to mention that if, at any time, you’d need to fix your MacBook, you’re probably going to have to spend tons of money – way more than should have been necessary – due to Apple’s disgusting policies around repair. Also, I think it’s important to emphasize that almost all components of a MacBook are (intentionally…) non-upgradable. That should also be mentioned, of course, for with some other laptops (like some of the Lenovo ones you’ve mentioned, which have their RAM soldered on), but with Apple, it’s really their signature.



  6. Daniel Walz on May 15, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I have a 3k budget(has to include 3 year service plans) and I am a web developer. I need a computer that is versatile since my projects can vary. I’m not sure if I should pursue Mac or a windows machine. Of course if I go mac, I will get Mac 16. I do like to game but I’m not a hardcore gamer. If I choose to go windows, I’m thinking about Dell XPS 17. What do you think would be best?



  7. Noah Weigert on May 15, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I’m a cs student.. Should I get the MacBook Air or one of the other laptops in the video ?



  8. Mr. Orson Welles on May 15, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Nice vids sir.

    Just a question. Im using a non gaming laptop (dell vostro 5515 ryzen 7 5700U and radeon graphics)

    Just gonna ask if you could get some tips for those who want to play on a non gaming laptop like mine?



  9. Jacob Rien on May 15, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Has your macbook rendering problems been fixed yet?



  10. Eric Gattis on May 15, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Did Adobe ever fix it?



  11. Ashin A on May 15, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Dell G15?



  12. Haseo Vanguard on May 15, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Josh, thank you for the absolute helpful video. I got a question regarding the sensitivity of the screen’s joint of the Omen how do you rate it’s survival against the movement as I usually move laptops a lot for work any recommendations for that?



  13. Top 5 products on May 15, 2022 at 8:18 pm


  14. David on May 15, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Good job
    Plz also make a video about 3d modeling and whether gaming laptops can be used as the main device doing those tasks
    I personally can’t afford workstation laptops so I’m waiting for Nvidia 40 series GPUs for my next laptop to be as cheap and as future proof as possible
    Tnk u



  15. aksha y on May 15, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Hows your opinion about asus vivobook 14 pro oled?? It has 16 gb ram -512SSD, i5 11th , nvidia GTX 1650 ?? And 2.8k display?? Am a master’s student ,and I also had asus zyphrus g14 with ryzen 5800u in my bucket list but choose not to just cuz it doesn’t had a webcam and it heats bad



  16. Billium on May 15, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Was ready to buy Asus Swift X until I saw your video mentioning the low contrast keys. I checked a Swift 3 in the store and I think this issue is even worse for developers and creators who use lots of hotkeys. Most people can type text mostly using muscle memory but if you need to use the other keys then productivity can slow way down if you have to look closely to find a key in say Blender.
    Also the Swifts have really skinny right-angle (thus fragile) power plugs and I don’t think it would survive even one accidental tug on the power cable.



  17. Anxious Earth on May 15, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    5:55 Lotsa laptops with hard to see keys. But then, it’s a simple fix with stickers.



  18. Nainasa Tamanikaiyaroi on May 15, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Josh i need a office laptop!



  19. Candra WP on May 15, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Hi josh, please help me find any windows laptop, that has good battery life, premium build quality, good display (2k and 16:10 or 3:2), good speakers, and has discrete graphics (at least rtx 3050). I’ve been tired for two weeks, looking for this kind of windows laptop. any advice would really help me, thanks.



  20. Andy Zhang on May 15, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    13:10 why do not recommend the 4k screen for gamers?



  21. IJ REVIEW on May 15, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Hi bro
    GAMING LEPTOP OR GAMING CPU



  22. Barnadhya Barman on May 15, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    This is the best laptop recommendation I have ever found. Thank you soooo much Josh you and Jarrod are my favourite laptop reviwers



  23. Salman Aslam on May 15, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Bruuuuu



  24. mbahmusalto on May 15, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    how about your favorite HP envy x360 ?



  25. Noah Curoe on May 15, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Would be worth putting one or two 2in1s on the list next time, as a student I am extremely interested in those laptops.



  26. Kentona on May 15, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    What about the vivobook pro 15 for budget laptops?



  27. NoTimeToBeVoid. on May 15, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Why no zeph g15?



  28. bruce Wayne on May 15, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Can you please do a dedicated budget laptop video.



  29. Raman Chawla on May 15, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    While i like his presentation skills but recommending $1300 laptops for CASUAL usage just blows my mind….are $600-$800 laptops not good enough for casual usage?



  30. Holfisteng on May 15, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    What about HP Spectre x360, Asus ZenBook 14 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 4?



  31. tecla sicbaldi on May 15, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    which of these laptops has less problems of overheating? my last was a Dell Inspiron and was always incandescent



  32. Noah Weigert on May 15, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Is it worth getting the 16 gb upgrade for the MacBook air ?



  33. Nilesh Devdutt Sharma on May 15, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    i was surprised to see not a single MSI making it to the list.. any specific reason to exclude it?



  34. shiny leelavathy on May 15, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you for taking this video



  35. Narkis Mukhatasov on May 15, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    So good and interesting .Thanks a lot.



  36. OpentoPublic on May 15, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Great video 👍👍👍👍



  37. prophetjamz94 on May 15, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Now THIS is a laptop shopping guide, I was skeptical seeing that "ULTIMATE" guide label because everyone nowadays says that but this was truly comprehensive. Touched on all points and not just gaming. The Legion Slim 7 really seems like the perfect bang for my buck, fell a few hundred dollars short when I really needed a new laptop and settled for the Legion 5 personally, the screen is amazing the ryzen chip is perfect for my Software Dev needs and 3050Ti gets me some good performance in casual gaming, and the port selection handle my 3 screen setup (Laptop screen included) easily! Im just sad its not as portable for the times when I have be mobile so I think I’ll definitely be getting the 7 later on



  38. Co De on May 15, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you for another great review video. Would you consider reviewing laptops from System 76, Slimbook, and Tuxedo in the future? The hardware is really good and Linux, which is an option (if not the only one) on all of them, might be a great alternative to Windows and macOS for some people.



  39. xxxXXXCH04XXXxxx on May 15, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Have you ever reviewed one of those Eluktronics/XMG laptops?



  40. Ella Idonije on May 15, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Bro if ur not using anyone could u give me man’s really need a laptop and can’t afford any



  41. Chris on May 15, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for the video. I’m a 10 year + Mac user but in my business, we use Microsoft 365. Not a fan of google workspace. But I’ve found mac + 365 to be an extremely buggy and unreliable combination, which is frustrating since I have a 16" macbook pro (amazing) and the new iMac that I also love. Do I need to just surrender and get a windows PC to stop the pain, and if so what do you recommend? Looking for speed and strong storage capacity. Your input would be very much appreciated.



  42. Ray Bois on May 15, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Damn it!! Dutch subtitles only??



  43. Dawit Gebeyehu on May 15, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Could you please give me one of those PCs 🥺
    I really need it but I can’t afford to buy it



  44. Anxious Earth on May 15, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    10:55 Yoga Slim



  45. Jessica Sive Yan Hing on May 15, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    @Just Josh Which gaming laptop would you recommend these days for a 1.4k USD budget, requiring to do tasks simultaneously like premiere pro, photoshop, indesign & google chrome, spotify for work & gaming ?



  46. KidBrave_ on May 15, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Hey Just Josh, I’m new to your channel and love your content. I recent saw your pavillion aero and HP pavilion 15, so wanted to find out which one would you recommend to me if I’m planning on grabbing either one being a software developer. 😏



  47. Clown World on May 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Asus z3nbook with 11th gen i5 do 5080 points in CBr23. 20w sustained when plugged. Not the best laptop ever but compared to the price of an XPS its a steal.



  48. AMRITPAL SINGH on May 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Make a full guide on laptop displays how to choose the best thing available



  49. Just Mark🤍 on May 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I’m so done with people telling me about macs



  50. MGGC Rathnayake on May 15, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Why there were no Ideapad 5 pro laptops?