Regardless of whether you ae after a $200 or less laptop, one that is portable and lightweight for play and work or a more powerful gaming rig, the variety out there nowadays can be intimidating when you are trying to pick one out. Therefore, DotCom Magazine can help you out with our guide to what we feel are the five best laptops of 2018.
Acer Aspire E15
By far, one of the best, if not the best, laptops under the price of $500 is the Acer Aspire E15. This is one of very few laptops on the market that still includes a DVD burner in its setup. There is also an amazing array of ports, such as the HDMI, Ethernet, VGA, Type-A and Type-C USBs. Although it's got a relatively low price, it is still got a screen that can produce images with 150% of its RGBs color gamut. The battery pack that comes with the laptop also makes it a winner with more than eight hours of power per charge.
Huawei MAtebook D 14-inch
From Huawei, comes the great value for money laptop, the Matebook D. This comes with a touchscreen display and AMD processor and has a very slick and aluminium body. It is something of a doppelganger for the MacBook, with a lower price, at a very competitive $629. You also get a relatively long battery life, great speakers and a comfortable-to-use keyboard.
Alienware 17 R5
If you're looking for a powerful laptop to play games on, look no further than this beast from Alienware. It comes with an optimized design that will ensure it stays quiet and cool. The most notable feature however is the Tobii eye Tracking that enables you to use your pupils to control apps and games. Did we mention that it has a stunningly crisp and clear 2560 by 1440 display so that your games really pop out of the screen?
Dell XPS 15
The 15-inch laptop is one of the most popular sizes, mainly because of the comfortable it gives you. By far, one of the best on the market this year was the Dell XPS 15. This had a 4K display that could be switched on or off as required and was capable of reproducing around 188% of the color gamut, while giving a brightness level of 282 nits. The 45W Intel H processor provided better performance than the CPU U-series used in the smaller cousin. Whereas the addition of the nifty Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics hardware makes this laptop a good choice for anyone interested in using their computer for content creation.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The best feature of the Lenovo is the deep and comfortable keyboard. That along with the highly responsive keys and the soft-touch deck makes it and incredibly easy machine to use when you've got to type lots. Navigation is a pleasure thanks to the acutely accurate touchpad and TrackPoint and regardless of the three screen options you choose, you'll get the benefit of an incredibly clear and vibrant screen. Another wonderful asset that this laptop has is the fact that the battery can last at least 11 hours on a single charge.