These are the best high-spec laptops on the UK market 2021 for all purpose-use, as reviewed by our expert

Choosing a laptop usually comes down to three incompatible elements: processing power, weight and price

The best high-spec laptops on the market, as reviewed by our expertThe best high-spec laptops on the market, as reviewed by our expert
The best high-spec laptops on the market, as reviewed by our expert

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Of course, as you’d expect, if you want impressive processing power at a lighter weight, you’ll be needing to spend more money.

You can, of course, buy a decent laptop for sub-£1000 - if that’s your desire, our guide to the best laptops under a grand rounds-up the best available. But if you have a little more cash to play with, you can step things up in terms of performance quite considerably.

What should you be looking for in a laptop?

Portability has long been important but working from home has changed the game, as our laptops have become the device we use both for work and play, wherever we are.

The ideal, then, is one with a display big enough for easy home use and speed enough to keep everything ticking along, but is still reasonably lightweight. While battery life is less important if the computer can be plugged in all the time, that won’t always be the case, especially as many of us are getting used to the work commute for at least some of our days each week.

Which OS is right for me?

There are three operating system choices: Microsoft Windows is on most laptops but Apple has its own brilliant macOS set-up and Google its Chrome OS (though this is almost exclusively found on less expensive laptops than these, so no Chromebooks appear here).

All the laptops here, apart from the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Dell XPS 15 and LG Gram 17, have touchscreen displays.

Here are the best laptops you can find, focusing on machines with price tickets above £1,000.

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