The best 4K laptops in 2021

The best 4K laptops with the brightest and most colorful screens

The best 4K laptops are beautiful enough to make your jaw drop. Yes, you can watch movies and TV shows all in 1080p if you want, but with a sharper resolution, at 3840 × 2160, 4K panels are typically brighter and even more colorful than 1080p screens. And since there’s an increasing number of games that support this resolution, the best gaming laptops are stacked to deliver the best experience possible.

There’s a huge selection of the best 4K laptops, and you’ll find these super-sharp displays on the best laptops you can buy, including the best 2-in-1 laptops and workstations. And the best 4K laptops can double as video editing laptops and the best photo editing laptops as well. However, keep in mind that 4K laptops typically don’t have the best battery life around, so there are some compromises you’ll have to make.

We determined which were the best 4K laptops by measuring the nits of brightness and the percentage of sRGB that their panels cover. When (not if) 8K laptops arrive, we’ll be ready for a whole new page for you

 

  1. Dell XPS 15 (2019)

The best overall 4K laptop you can buy

CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7/Core i9 | GPU: Intel UHD 630/Nvidia GTX 1650 | RAM: 8GB/16GB/32GB | Storage: 1TB HDD or 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch (1080p/4K/4K OLED) | Size: 14.1 x 9.3 x 0.7~0.5 inches | Weight: 4.5 pounds

Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March -  NotebookCheck.net News

The Dell XPS 15 is one of the best 4K laptops around, blasting 239% of the sRGB color gamut and 626 nits of brightness on an OLED panel. Boasting dramatic, lively colors with rich, detailed contrast, the XPS’ 4K panel must be seen to be believed. We were immediately taken with how the amber street lights glowed against actress Jodie Turner-Smith’s warm mocha skin and accentuated each twist in her long box braids as she rode in the car.

 

  1. Alienware m17 R3

The best gaming laptop

Alienware m17 R3 17.3" FHD Gaming Notebook 300Hz Intel Core i7 16GB Memory  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 1TB SSD Lunar Light AWm17-7616WHT-PUS - Best  Buy

CPU: Intel Core i7/Core i9 | GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5500M/Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super/RTX 2080 Super | RAM: 16GB/32GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch (1080p/4K/4K OLED) | Size: 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.7~0.8 inches | Weight: 6.6 pounds

The third iteration of the Alienware m17 is here and it’s even better than the previous models. Sporting Intel’s new 10th Gen H-Series processor and an Nvidia Super GPU, the Alienware m17 R3 is a formidable force in the gaming laptop arena. Not only is the laptop powerful, but it’s got an intergalactic elegance that’s a bonafide headturner. It’s also one of the lightest desktop replacements on the market. The m17 R3’s screen is also seriously bright, averaging 591 nits.

 

 

  1. Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR

The best HDR gaming laptop

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB review | TechRadar

CPU: Intel Core i9 | GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512 SSD | Display: 17.3-inch (4K) | Size: 15.6 x 10.6 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 5.8 pounds

 

While the Gigabyte Aero 17 doesn’t have an OLED display, its HDR replacement is kick-ass, nailing 575 nits of brightness and 165% of the sRGB color gamut. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the lush greenery popped in contrast to the red, green and yellow shanty houses that surrounded us. When we dove into a swamp, we could see the details in the rocks around the darkest corners. And the cracks on the wood houses were incredibly sharp, even at several feet away.

Now combine that with a slim aluminum chassis packed with an RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU that can still last a wild 5 hours and 30 minutes on a single charge. The Aero 17 is an excellent choice for video editors and gamers alike.

 

 

  1. Dell XPS 17

The best 17-inch 4K laptop

Amazon.com: New XPS 17 9700 17" Laptop 10th Gen Core i7-10875H up to 5.1  GHz 8 cores RTX 2060 6GB Max-Q 4K UHD Anti-Reflex 500-Nit Touch Display  Plus Best Notebook Stylus Pen

CPU: Intel Core i7-10875H | GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Display: 17.3-inch (4K) | Size: 14.7 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 5.5 pounds

The Dell XPS 17 wields a magnificent 17-inch, 4K panel in a chassis that is smaller than most 15-inch systems. And if that isn’t impressive enough, the performance of its 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU should be. And let’s not forget the speedy SSD, bumping sound, and highly efficient thermal system. However, the N300,000($1,449 starting) price is going to give a lot of consumers pause.

The laptop has a 93.7% screen-to-body ratio with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which means instead of your normal 4K panel (3840 x 2160), the XPS 17’s panel has a resolution of 3820 x 2400. Measuring for color reproduction, the XPS 17 hit 172% of the sRGB color gamut, and the screen is also extremely bright, averaging 505 nits of brightness. And despite that glossy display, the XPS 17 has an anti-reflective coating that allowed us to see clearly from every angle.

 

 

  1. HP Spectre x360 (15 inch, OLED)

The best 2-in-1 laptop

HP Spectre x360 15-inch (OLED) Review: Bright Like a Diamond - Tom's  Hardware | Tom's Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7 | GPU: Nvidia GTX MX150 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB/1TB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch (4K) | Size: 14.2 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 4.5 pounds

Need a relatively affordably 2-in-1 laptop with a lovely 4K OLED display? The HP Spectre x360 returns with its gorgeous copper-accented chassis, a comfortable keyboard and powerful Bang & Olufsen speakers. It also ramps up its panel with 483 nits of brightness and 258% of the sRGB color spectrum.

. Now combine that with a Intel Core i7-8565U processor, an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card and the uber-flexible design for a versatile multimedia experience.

 

 

Top 10 brand new low budget laptops for Nigerians

Looking for a laptop but have a low budget. Look no further, we’ve compiled a list of Top 10 low budget laptops with great specs that can do just as much as the expensive ‘big names’.. This price list of cheap laptops in Nigeria has brands such as Lenovo, HP, Acer, Asus and dell. In addition, we have listed the key important specifications/ features. This will help you choose the best laptop that best suits your needs. To add to that, we’ve also included laptops from various price range, mini and normal laptops and various brands. Here’s our list;

 

  1. HP 15 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz (4GB Ram,500GB HDD) 15.6-Inch Screen Windows 10HP Laptop 15.6 Inch ,500 GB,4 GB RAM,Intel Celeron N3060, - HP 15-RA008NIA  | Wavenet Nigeria

Price: ₦ 97,990

CPU: Intel Celeron 1.6Ghz

GPU: Intel HD Graphics

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels

RAM: 4GB

Storage Space: 500GB HDD

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 2.5Kgs

 

  1. Lenovo Ideapad 110S-11IBR Intel Celeron N3060 1.6Ghz (2GB DDR3L 32GB EMMc) 11.6-Inch HD Windows 10 HomeLenovo Ideapad 110S-11IBR Troubleshooting - iFixit

Price: ₦ 83,300

CPU: Intel® Celerpn ® Dual-Core N3060 1.6Ghz

GPU: Intel® HD Integrated Graphics

Display Size: 11.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 798 HD

RAM: 2GB DDR3L

Storage Space: 32GB eMMc

Operating System: Windows 10

 

  1. ACER TRAVELMATE TMB117-MP-C5NX-CA Intel Celeron DUAL CORE N3060 1.6GHZ, 2GB RAM, 32GB HDD WIN 10 PROAcer TravelMate TMB117-M-C4WR 11.6-inch Intel Celeron N3160/2GB/500GB/Intel  HD Graphics/Windows 10 | VillMan Computers

Price: ₦ 84,000

CPU: Intel Celeron DUAL CORE N3060 1.6GHZ

GPU: Intel HD Graphics

Display Size: 11.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 HD

RAM: 2GB

Storage Space: 32GB SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 1.4KGs

 

  1. HP 255 AMD Quad Core (500GB HDD,4GB+ 32GB Flash) Windows 10HP 255 Series - Notebookcheck.net External Reviews

Price: ₦ 93,900

CPU: AMD Quad Core

GPU: AMD Graphics

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels

RAM: 4GB

Storage Space: 500GB

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 3 Kgs

 

  1. Acer Aspire ES 11 Intel Celeron Quad Core (2GB,500GB HDD) 11.6-Inch Wins 10 Laptop

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Price: ₦ 92,500

CPU: Intel Celeron Quad Core N3150, 1.6GHz up to 2.08 GHz

GPU: Intel HD Graphics

Display Size: 11.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 HD

RAM: 2GB DDR3

Storage Space: 500GB HDD

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight:                  2.3Kgs

 

 

 

  1. ASUS Vivobook GQ39 Intel® Dual-Core Celeron® N3350 Processor (2M Cache, Up To 2.4 GHz) 500GB HDD 2GB RAM 15 Inch DVD+RW Win 10ASUS Vivobook GQ39 Intel® Dual-Core Celeron® N3350 Processor (2M Cache, Up  To 2.4 GHz) 500GB HDD 2GB RAM 15 Inch DVD+RW Win 10 + Laptop Bag And Mouse  price from jumia in

Price: ₦ 99,000

CPU: Intel® Dual-Core Celeron® N3350

GPU: Intel HD Graphics

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 HD

RAM: 2GB

Storage Space: 500GB HDD

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 2.1Kgs

 

  1. Lenovo Intel Celeron Quadcore 1.6Ghz (2gb Ram, 500 Hdd + 32gb Flash Drive +led Lamp) Windows 10

 

Lenovo Ideapad - Intel Celeron- 15.6"- 4GB RAM - 500GB HDD - Windows 10 +  Mouse | Konga Online Shopping

Price: ₦ 84,000

CPU: Intel Celeron Quadcore 1.6Ghz

GPU: itel HD Graphics

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768

RAM: 2GB RAM

Storage Space: 500GB HDD

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 2.5Kgs

 

 

 

  1. Dell Inspiron 11 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB,32GB HDD 11.6-Inch Antiglare Led BCKLIT Windows 10

Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 Laptop - Computer Village | Authorized HP Dell  Apple Acer Lenovo Distributor in Lagos Nigeria.

Price: ₦ 85,000

CPU: Intel celeron 1.6GHz base frequency,

GPU: Integrated: Intel® HD Graphics

Display Size: 11.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768

RAM: 4gb RAM DDR3L-1600 SDRAM

Storage Space: 32GB eMMC

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 2Kgs

 

 

  1. ASUS Vivobook X540NA-GQ039 Intel® Dual-Core Celeron® N3350 Processor 1.6GHz (2GB DDR3 500GB HD) 15.6’-Inch Free DOS LaptopASUS Vivobook X540NA-GQ039 Intel Celeron Dual Core Upto 2.4Ghz 500GB HDD  2GB RAM 15 Inch DVD+RW Win 10 +32gb Flash And Mouse price from jumia in  Nigeria - Yaoota!

Price: ₦ 75,100

CPU: Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor

GPU: Intel HD Graphics

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 HD

RAM: 2GB

Storage Space: 500GB 5400RPM SATA HDD

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 2KGs

 

  1. HP 250 G5 Notebook 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 10, 15.6 inchesHP 250 G5 Notebook PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Price: ₦ 109,500

CPU: Intel Celeron Processor

GPU: Intel HD Graphics 400

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels

RAM: 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM

Storage Space: 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA

Operating System: Windows 10

Weight: 1.9 Kgs

 

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