6 Laptop Brands to WATCH OUT For in 2020

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Whether you are buying shoes, clothes or tech gadgets like mobiles and laptops, the brand always has a vital role to play. That is because, in the case of laptops it can define the type of components used, customer service provided, design, etc.

But deciding on the right brand is easier said than done. After all, we not talking about 2-3 brands but rather 5-10 brands that deliver laptops for every use and budget.

Thankfully, you do not have to worry about searching through reviews and articles about all the brands to find the best one. We have listed them all right here.

So here are the best 6 best laptop brands to watch out for in 2020.

1. Apple

Well, who at some point hasn’t wanted to own a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, right? But while many of you might buy it because of its luxury brand status, both the Pro and Air can pack serious punches in the features department.

For starters, both the laptops fit the ultralight category which means if you live life on the go, these laptops are ideal for you as they easily fit into any backpack, or handbag (you can literally carry them in the hand as well).

The laptops run on the Mac OS and are some of the most user-friendly models on the market as they are super quick. So whether it is booting or switching between windows and tabs, you can do it all at lightning speed.

Plus, compared to the Windows OS, the Apple OS has lesser bugs and is not prone to viruses. Not to forget, these look extremely attractive as well especially with the Apple Logo on the front lighting up every time you turn it on.
But can these sexy looking laptops pack some power as well?

Absolutely, the latest MacBook Pro comes with a 512GB SSD, an i9 processor, and 16GB RAM to give you the perfect combination of both speed and power. Plus, thanks to the backlit keyboard, you can work all night long.

These laptops are ideal especially for graphics designers and programmers looking to develop on the Apple platform.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, the latest MacBook Pro also comes with a Retina Display and Touch Bar. While a Retina display makes the whole viewing surreal, the touch bar automatically adjusts to give you shortcut keys depending on the program you are using.

Lastly, these laptops also come with a 14-day money-back guarantee which is ideal for first-time buyers (no wonder they are so highly rated).

2.HP

HP or Hewlett-Packard was one of the first laptop brands and if it has lasted this long as one of the best then it surely is doing something right.

Not just laptops, HP is also one of the leading manufacturers of desktops as well. So in case you are looking for a power-packed desktop for your home office or for live streaming of games, this is the go-to brand.

HP even has a wide range of printers as well that are worth every penny. From laser to inkjet printers they have got a model that suits every need and every budget.

As for the laptops, if you want durability, the HP laptops top the charts and are way ahead of brands like Acer and ASUS. Once again, they cater to a wider audience by manufacturing both high-end and low-budget laptop.

Yup, that means you can get a from $200 to even a gaming beast like the HP Omen for over $2000. And the Omen does not just leave you gobsmacked with its feature but design as well that is sure to appeal to any avid gamer with its RGB keyboard, build, etc.

Other great laptops from HP include Envy, Spectre, Pavilion, and Elite. These also include convertible laptops which make for the perfect travel partner as they can also be used in tent mode and tablet mode.

Although customer services are not as good as Dell’s, in general, there is very little to complain about. Add to this the warranty and the reasonable pricing and HP makes a compelling case to be your next laptop brand.

You can connect with them through email, chat or for more pressing issues, just give them a call. And for more differences between the two brands, check out our detailed post on HP or Dell.

3. Dell

Need a Windows laptop? Then Dell is the go-to brand irrespective of what you need a laptop for of what your budget is. But cheap doesn’t mean compromising on quality. Yup, they keep their design simple but when it comes to hardware, they leave no stone unturned.

In the past, Dell wasn’t really as competitive as it is today but with the launch of their XPS series, they have stepped it up a notch thus making them a clear winner in Dell VS Lenovo battle.

Similarly, even their Inspiron series has been performing really well. But the real game-changer is their Alienware gaming laptops.

The XPS series makes for the perfect laptop for programmers, video editors, and other similar professional work that is not too graphic-intensive whereas the Inspiron series is ideal for budget buyers as you can get a good laptop for less than $400.

And then comes Alienware, the one designed for gamers. Ever since their launch, Alienware has garnered thousands of positive reviews from users and isn’t just powerful but also grabs the eye with its design.

But only manufacturing powerful or even durable budget laptops alone won’t get it if you are aiming to be recognized as one of the top brands, your technical support plays an important role.

And that is where Dell shines brighter than most other brands. Whether you get in touch with them via email or live chat, their replies are efficient and provide quick-fire solutions. When contacting them through phone waiting time is minimal and once again, the replies are equally efficient.

All in all, their wide range of laptops, customer support, and build quality makes them a brand that is worth consideration irrespective of your needs.

4. Lenovo

The one thing Lenovo is revered for amongst users is their range of convertible laptops. Convertible laptops are great choices for businessmen that live life on the go and entertainment purposes as they can be used even in smaller spaces buy converting it into a tablet.

Two of their most-popular convertible laptops are the Yoga and the Flex. The Flex’s lower price range combined with the good features has made it turned into one of Amazon’s best-selling 2 in 1 laptop.

Another range of their laptops goof for budget buyers and office use is the Ideapad.

But that’s not where the buck stops.

To cater to the growing demand for gaming laptops, Lenovo announced its Lenovo Legion range of laptops which are set to go toe to toe with some of the other beasts in the market such as the HP Omen, ASUS ROG, and even Acer Predator in terms of features.

But when it comes to pricing Lenovo fares better than HP, ASUS, etc. on gaming laptops.

The Legion isn’t just about good design and an RGB keyboard but is also armed with a powerful graphics card, processor, RAM, etc. and thus capable of supporting all the upcoming gaming titles.

5. Asus

ASUS laptops are mostly known for being affordable compared to other brands and the reason behind that might be their in-house manufacturing of motherboards. Their mini-laptops and Chromebooks are highly known for being the best budget-friendly machines.

Most of their hardware is of ideal quality including HD displays, storage drives and of course motherboards. The Taiwanese brand also manufactures other electronics including smartphones and tablets.

There was a time when ASUS wasn’t even considered in the list of best laptop brands but with their vast collection of attractive and powerful laptops, they have reached the 4th spot on our list.
Currently, they have a big lineup of computers from budget notebooks to high-end gaming beasts. They have also improved their technical support recently and you can get help from them over the phone, Twitter or Facebook.

Even their budget machines offer good performance, full HD display and over 4 hours of battery life which proves that ASUS cares about the user’s experience. When it comes to design, they use premium quality material even if you’re looking at their laptop under $300.

They also offer unbelievably powerful gaming laptops thanks to their ASUS ROG series and these days most of the gamers prefer ASUS ROG over MSI and Alienware machines.
If we look at the overall reviews, Apple is the only brand to have more positive reviews than ASUS and all we can say about ASUS in 2020 is that they have become a huge brand of laptops.

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6. Acer

Acer laptops are usually the best value for the money and most of the time with Acer you get what you pay for. The Chinese laptop brand is known as one of the largest manufacturers in the world and its machines are extremely popular among budget users. Acer is accused of flooding the laptop market with its extremely low-budget laptops as well as Chromebook that are available from just $150.

However, don’t be confused with this as they also manufacture high-end gaming laptops as well as premium notebooks. Their all-time famous series is known as Aspire and it has hundreds of notebooks for all kinds of users. You can find Acer’s machines all over the world and they have some really amazing laptops such as Aspire S7.
When it comes to customer services, we wouldn’t say it’s the best and if we had to rate it out of 10, we’d be giving it a 6. Also if we talk about the design, most of their laptops have a basic design that’s similar to classic notebooks and there isn’t much innovation.

Anyways, recently they introduced the Predator series for their gaming users and we’re really hoping that these machines will change the future of the company. They should also increase the quality of their Chromebooks because its performance is appreciated by the users but not the build quality.

All in all, Acer is a decent laptop brand and we highly recommend it to users on an extremely low budget.

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My name is Eric Smith and I've been working within the tech space for over 10 years, both at one of the largest computer manufacturers (for which I have no affiliation with anymore) but also in the retail sector where I gained a lot of experience in helping people finding suitable tech products.

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