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.

The 6 Best Laptop Brands for 2020

1. Apple

Apple MacBook

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 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?

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 Laptops

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 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

Dell Laptops

Need a Windows laptop? Then Dell is the go-to brand irrespective of what you need a laptop for 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 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 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

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

ZenBook vs VivoBook for 2020

Are you looking for something on the cheap? Then an ASUS laptop could be your next purchase. But hey, that does not mean they do not have some big guns in the armory.

Yup, haven’t you heard of the ASUS ROG Mothership yet? It is one of the biggest, baddest gaming laptops out there. This beast is pretty much everything any hardcore gamer dreams about. It’s quick, durable, and powerful enough to run gaming engines of the future.

But if you do not want to go all-in with the ROG Mothership, the ROG Strix Scar series is also pretty popular for its mid-range to high-end gaming laptops while the ASUS TUF has been designed keeping in mind budget gamers.

That’s great but I am not a gamer?

Well, no problem, ASUS has something for everyone. On the professional laptop side, the ZenBooks and ZenBook Flips are the ones to watch out for.  The Flips are not only power-packed but also offer you the advantage of owning a 2 in 1 laptop i.e. excellent portability.

And for all you students out there looking for a budget laptop to watch your favorite movie or make presentations, browse the web, etc. there is the VivoBook series. VivoBooks are available for less than $800, some for even less than $500.

The awesome part about ASUS is that even at the cheaper range, their laptops are durable and come with good-quality parts when it comes to RAM, Processor, etc. so you get your money’s worth.

The only letdown with ASUS is their Chromebooks that compared to some of the other brands like HP are slower. But that compromise on speed and power means their Chromebooks cost much lower making them the ideal choice for budget buyers.

As for the customer care department of ASUS, there is room for improvement when it comes to phone and chat services and time taken for replies is longer when compared to Lenovo or HP.

The best way to contact ASUS customer service would be through their Twitter or Facebook or you can also check out the main website and forum for quick-fire solutions.

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6. Acer

Acer

Acer is another brand that has taken huge strides in the gaming lineup with the Acer Predator Triton 900. Yup, it is a laptop at par with the ROG Mothership is terms of performance and build. It only misses a 144Hz or a 244Hz refresh rate but apart from that, if you have the big bucks, the Triton 900 is hard to ignore.

Acer has an eye-catching lineup of gaming laptops for mid-range to budget gamers as well. For example, their Predator Helios 300 is one of the best-selling gaming laptops of all time (yup, even in 2020).

But that’s not where the buck stops for this Chinese brand, the Acer Spin 3 does not just offer you the portability a 2 in 1 laptop comes with but is also powerful enough for all professional uses including programming and graphics designing.

Aspire is one of the most popular Acer series. They are best suited for budget buyers as you can get a decent laptop for less than $500. Though keep in mind, they lack durability and cannot be used for gaming or another graphics-intensive task.

As for Chromebooks, the R11 impressed us the most and you can read all about its features and how to it compares to some other Chromebooks in our Acer vs Lenovo post (if you looking for a Chromebook, you definitely want to read this).

Talking about customer care, there was a time when calling the Acer support services would be a nightmare for laptop users but in recent times, Acer has worked a lot on improving that and the results are visible.

Though there’s no doubt, improvements can be made in terms of response timings and solutions when it comes to emails and chats but it has gotten better.

Like all top brands, even Acer can be contacted on their social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. They also have a handy YouTube channel where they cover tips and tricks to improve the performance of their laptops. You can also find similar details (and more) on their community page.

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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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