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.

 

 

9 of the top rated laptop brands in Nigeria 2021

You’ve seen our recent list on the top laptops for gaming, best laptops for programming, best laptops for students and even our top rated laptops for family.

Now, we’ll bring you the very best laptops by brand recognition.

BEST-REVIEWED

LENOVO

While you wouldn’t think it, Lenovo is the brand to check out if you’re looking for some of the best-reviewed laptops out there

10 Most Beautiful Laptops In The World

BEST FOR GAMING

RAZER

When it comes to PC gaming, Razer is a premiere name, offering premium laptops in a thin body without sacrificing power.

Razer Blade Stealth Review

BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT

APPLE

Apple doesn’t just offer premium laptops — their premium customer service ensures that those who buy a MacBook will have it for years to come.

Why I'm not buying the most powerful MacBook Pro anymore - Visual Media  Alliance | Visual Media Alliance

BEST FOR 2-IN-1S

HP

It may not be your first choice, but if quality customer service and an excellent 2-in-1 laptop line are important to you, don’t sleep on HP in 2020.

Popular Line: Spectre

Chromebooks available: Yes

2-in-1s available: Yes

The HP Spectre is the World's Most Beautiful Laptop - TechieReader

BEST FOR SLEEKNESS

SAMSUNG

If “looks” is at the top of your list when it comes out to shopping for tech, Samsung will probably have something that’ll mesh with your aesthetic (they’re good laptops, too).

Popular line: Galaxy Book

Chromebooks available: Yes

2-in-1s available: Yes

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review: A rare and charmingly blue 15-inch 2-in-1  | Windows Central

BEST BODY DESIGN

ASUS

Whether it’s the durability of the affordable Chromebooks, or the extra cooling on the Zephyrus, Asus’ body design is second to none.

Popular line: VivoBook

Chromebooks available: Yes

2-in-1s available: Yes

ASUS 14" ZenBook Duo UX481FA Multi-Touch UX481FA-DB71T

BEST SELECTION

ACER

If variety is the spice of life, then Acer is as spicy as it gets thanks to their selection of laptops.

Popular line: E series

Chromebooks available: Yes

2-in-1s: Yes

The 10 most beautiful laptops: PHOTOS

BEST AT INNOVATING

DELL

Whether it’s space-grade heating materials or unrivaled settings customization, Dell continues to push laptop boundaries.

Popular line: Inspiron

Chromebooks available: Yes

2-in-1s available: Yes

The 10 most beautiful laptops

BEST APPLE ALTERNATIVE

MICROSOFT

Microsoft’s selection of 2-in-1s take a “best of both worlds” approach to laptops, and offers a great alternative to both MacBooks and iPads.

Popular line: Surface

Chromebooks available: No

2-in-1s available: Yes.

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Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

How the Dell XPS 13 (2020) and Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) shape up against each other in all the key areas

 

When it comes to finding the best laptop, there are so many potential contenders that it can be difficult to sift the best from the rest – which is why we’ve put together this guide comparing the latest Dell XPS 13 laptop with the new M1-powered Apple MacBook Air.

 

These laptops were both refreshed in 2020 from earlier models with the same name, which is why we sometimes refer to them as the Dell XPS 13 (2020) and the Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) – just so it’s absolutely clear which Dell and Apple laptops we’re referring to.

 

 

 

Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020): design and screen

 

While there are plenty of differences when it comes to the 2020 editions of the Dell XPS 13 and the Apple MacBook Air, there are also some similarities: both follow the design principles of previous models in their respective ranges, and both come with a 13.3-inch screen in a 16:10 aspect ratio (which fits more on screen vertically, making them good for browsing the web or reading documents).

 

 

 

Dell gives you the choice of either a 1920 x 1080 pixel or 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, whereas your only option on the Apple laptop is 2560 x 1600 pixels: that covers pretty much all the bases between them. Both displays are sharp and bright and perfectly good for whatever you need to do with them, and the size means these are two very compact laptops as well – easy to slide into a bag or briefcase.

 

 

 

Specifically, the Dell XPS 13 measures 296 mm x 199 mm x 14.8 mm (11.7 inches x 7.8 inches x 0.6 inches), and comes with a premium-feeling carbon fiber finish. It’s hard to complain about the build quality or the typing and trackpad experience on this laptop, as everything about the design and finish is superb, and you even get a choice of colors for the laptop – either black or white.

 

The Apple MacBook Air, meanwhile, measures 304 mm x 212 mm x 16.1 mm (11.7 inches x 8.3 inches x 0.6 inches), so there’s not much in it at all between the two portable computers. With a starting weight of 1.23 kg (2.7 pounds), the Dell XPS 13 is slightly lighter than the Apple MacBook Air at 1.29 kg (2.8 pounds), but again there’s not a huge amount in it. These are both ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight laptops.

 

Apple barely touched the design of the MacBook Air for the 2020 refresh – all the changes were internal – and to be honest there were no modifications necessary. The Apple laptop design remains iconic, with a typing and trackpad experience that’s among the best there is. The laptop is fantastically finished with aluminum, and you get three different colors to pick from with this laptop: gold, silver, and space grey.

 

You probably want to know about ports too, and the M1-powered Apple MacBook Air for 2020 makes do with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, plus two USB-C ports that also function as Thunderbolt 4 ports and ports for charging your laptop. The Dell XPS 13 2020 features a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a microSD card reader, and two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, so there’s not much to choose between the laptops here either.

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Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020): specs and performance

Moving on to the internal specs and the resulting performance, and it’s worth pointing out right at the top that both these laptops – like most laptops – are available in a choice of configurations, depending on how much power you need and how much you’re prepared to spend. While we can talk about the specs available at the time of writing, it’s always worth checking the latest options on the Dell and Apple websites.

 

When it comes to the Dell XPS 13, your options go all the way up to an 11th-gen Intel i7-1185G7 processor, a generous 32GB of RAM, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, and a maximum of 2TB in SSD storage – those are excellent specs, especially for a laptop that’s so compact and light. It’s going to be able to breeze through most tasks, unless you’re really testing it with high-end games or heavy-duty video gaming.

 

Over on the Apple side, it’s the internal specs that are the most notable feature of the 2020 MacBook Air: it’s one of the first laptops to feature the new, custom-made Apple M1 chip as its processing unit, a piece of silicon which is attracting rave reviews for its performance and its low power consumption (the MacBook Air is completely fanless, by the way). For just about everything – again, high-end gaming is the exception – the M1 will serve you very well indeed.

Besides the processor, the other specs you can look forward to if you buy the Apple MacBook Air are 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2GB of internal SSD storage – an ample selection for the majority of users. While the new M1 processor requires some older and traditional desktop programs to be emulated, we didn’t notice any real issues or slowdowns in our testing.

 

Battery life impresses on the MacBook Air as well: we managed to eek out 14-15 hours between charges while using the laptop normally, and even pushing it with some mid-tier games only ; even intensive gaming can only knock the battery level down about 25% per hour. This is a laptop that you can take away from the office or the home and feel confident that you’re not going to be searching for a charger by the evening (the M1 chipset really helps here too).

 

As for the Dell XPS 2020, it’s way behind the Apple laptop in the battery life category – we only got between 5-6 hours of general use during our time reviewing the laptop. That was with the 4K screen though, and with the display at full brightness, so with the lower resolution display and/or some tweaks you can probably stretch the time between charges a bit further. That said, battery life is clearly an area where the Apple MacBook Air 2020 comes out on top.

 

Dell XPS 13 (2020) vs Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020): price and verdict

It should be clear by now that these are two of the very best laptops on the market right now, which means you should be prepared to pay accordingly. The embedded widgets on this page should give you the very latest prices for the Dell XPS 13 (2020) and the Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020), but whichever one you decide to go for, you’re probably going to have to do some saving up.

 

At the time of writing, you can buy the Dell XPS 13 direct from Dell for N400,000-N410,000 and up, and the Apple MacBook Air direct from Apple for N420,000-450,000 and up. Again, it’s worth emphasizing that these prices shift a lot over time – especially in the case of the laptops Dell sells – and as you start to go up through the gears to the more powerful internal specs on these models, the price starts rising quite steeply.

 

It is fair to say that you can get the Dell XPS 13 for a touch less than the Apple MacBook Air if you get the basic editions, but at the higher price points there’s really not much in it. Of course you have to factor in all the other considerations when you’re comparing those prices, and what you get for your money – think about whether you’re going to be able to carry on using your existing peripherals with your new laptop for example (if not, it’ll cost you extra to upgrade them).

 

We haven’t mentioned Windows or macOS yet, and while the two operating systems are both slick, intuitive and powerful, there are plenty of differences between them too. At this stage you probably have your favourite, and if you’re more comfortable with either Windows or macOS then that’s likely to make a significant difference when it comes to deciding whether the Dell XPS 13 or the Apple MacBook Air is the upgrade for you.

 

The M1-powered Apple MacBook Air is undoubtedly one of the laptops of 2020 and one of the best laptops full stop – it’s been wowing reviewers in terms of its performance, and unless you have a particular affection for Windows or want to play some top-tier Windows games, it’s very difficult to argue against it as the best laptop upgrade you can make right now. It even leaves out the Touch Bar, which is an extra gimmick that feels a bit out of place on the MacBook Pros.

 

However, the Dell XPS 13 is also an excellent choice for your next laptop: it’s compact, it’s powerful, and it’s stylish. The XPS 13 is often at the top of the best laptop lists every year, and it’s not difficult to see why. If you much prefer Windows on your laptop, or you prefer the Dell aesthetic, then this is also a great pick that we can wholeheartedly recommend. As always, shop around for the best price before you make a purchase.

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7 of the most impressive gaming laptops in 2021

Here are the most impressive gaming laptops in the market this 2021. The best Gaming Laptops of today can actually give their fellow competitors a run for their money. It used to be a great war with your mind while choosing the best Gaming laptop of your choice. The rapid advancement in technology is already creating competition among many laptop companies.

 

Gaming performances have really improved a lot over the years. A lot of gaming laptops has been produced over the years. Their overall quality is being massive. They equally have the same power to equally compete with the best gaming PCs. Nowadays, there’s been much difference between gaming laptops and the best gaming PCs. Recently, the best gaming laptops possess plenty of powers inside them, making your virtual gaming something worth memorable.

 

With games becoming more engaging and enjoyable, the desire to acquire some gaming laptops for immediate satisfaction has really improved as well. A lot of considerations have to be done before purchasing your dream gaming laptop. On the next subheading below, we’ve out listed the top Seven(7) gaming laptops in Nigeria that will give you the ultimate gaming Experience as well as their different prices in naira. Here’s the list;

 

 

  1. Alienware Area-51m

thenDisplay:17.3-in, 1,920×1080 | Weight: 8.5 pounds | RAM: 16GB-64GB | Storage: 1TB-2x1TB SSDs+1TB SSHD | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060-2080 | CPU: 9th generational Intel core i7-i9, 3.6-5GHz | Price: N752,000-N850,000

7 of the most impressive gaming laptops in 2021

Toping our list today is the impressive Alienware Area-51m. For Gamers who play with high-quality graphics games, the Alienware Area-51m is the best laptop the market can offer you. It’s specially designed to run give you the best smooth gaming experience. It’s weakest GPU is GeForce RTX 2060, but guess what, that’s already overkilling for recent games. It comes with RTX 2080, which will guarantee your future for a very long time. It comes with Area 51m’s CPUs range which comes from a very strong Intel Core i7s- i9s. It possesses a very high speedy rate, 3.6 GHz, reaching up to 5 GHz.(No more annoying slow hanging games) It comes with a whopping 16GB RAM which can be upgraded to 64GB.

 

The Alienware Area-51m upgradability is what sets it apart from other gaming laptops. You can improve this RAM, internal storage, CPU and, GPU as time goes on which will help give you satisfactory gaming experience.

  1. Razer Blade

Display:15.6-in, 1,920×1080 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB–512GB SSD | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 | CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | Price: N733,000-N750,000

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For the past few years now, the Razer Blade has really been constantly named the best gaming laptop by its users because of its astonishing gaming performance and quality. It’s stunning components features and amazing graphics display are really something worth considering. This is really a ton of power for such a thin laptop. Although it’s a little bit pricy, but if you want the ultimate gaming experience having both clean cut graphics, excellent sound & amazing speed, it’s really worth every penny.

 

 

  1. Asus ROG.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Display: 14-in, 1920 x 1080 | Weight: 3.5 pounds | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 | CPU: AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS | Price: N604,000-N640,000

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Asus ROG is the definition of a gaming laptop and the very best you can find in Nigeria. … It’s portably designed to give you a great gaming experience, with a massive sleek design that comes with massive bigger battery life.

 

Its bigger battery life is just a glimpse of what it can offer, its svelte design is one of the smallest and lightest you can ever imagine. With an AMD Ryzen 9-49000HS CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, you can enjoy the latest PC games at 1080p.. First class virtual display, massive speakers and a powerful battery that would last you hours of gaming till you get tired, this Laptop is definitely one of the best gaming laptops in Nigeria.

 

  1. Dell XPS 17

Display:17-in, 1,920×1200, 3840×2400 | Weight: 5.53 pounds | RAM: 16GB-64GB | Storage: 512GB-2TB SSD | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, GeForce RTX 2060 | CPU: 10th generational Intel core i5-10300H, i7-10750H, i7-10875H | Price: N529,000

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Dell XPS 17 is a very attractive, slim design gaming laptop. It comes with a stunning immersive graphics display that will make your gaming experience astonishing. It’s not really a gaming laptop per see but comes with some gaming specs and runs so smoothly,it has to make the list. It comes with a 10th Gen Core i5-10300H CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, which can run games but not a gaming beast. You can option for a model with the Core i7-10875H and the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card if you really want a beast in gaming.

It’s really quite expensive but you’re guaranteed of getting high-quality graphics gaming display.

 

  1. Lenovo Legion Y740

Display: 15.6-in, 1920 x 1080 | Weight: 5.3 pounds | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB SSD | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 | CPU: 9th generational Intel core 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H | Price: N550,000

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This is the best Gaming laptop for hardcore gamers with a low budget. The machines GPU of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 will surely guarantee your gaming satisfaction with max settings on silky smooth frame rates, you’ll also be able to play more virtual games on a mixture of medium and high. It comes with a whopping 16GB RAM, which will guarantee your gaming enjoyment for the time being.

 

Although it’s storage space of 256GB is a drawback on recent gaming laptops, but it’s much better for a low budget gaming laptop.

 

 

  1. Gigabyte Aorus 17G

Display:17.3-in, 1,920×1080 | Weight: 5.95ib | RAM: 64GB | Storage: 2×M.2SSD | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 | CPU: 10th generational Intel core i7-i9, | Price: N1,929,000

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If you want a massive beast in gaming laptops, then Gigabyte Aorus 17G is the best for you. With a net weight of 5.91ib, it’s a small amount of money to pay for such a gaming beast. A massive 10th generational CPU, and 64GB RAM storage, coupled with Nvidia’s most powerful RTX and Super RTX GPU, there’s nothing this gaming laptop can’t offer you. Pricey right? But if you want the best of the best, it’s worth it.

 

  1. Dell G7 15 Gaming Laptop

Display:15.6-in, 1,920×1080 | Weight: 4.2 pounds | RAM: 16GB-32GB | Storage: 512GB-1TB SSD | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060-2080 Max-Q | CPU: Intel Core i7-i9, 3.6-5GHz | Price: N467,000

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This is Dell ‘s one of the best laptop which is designed mainly for gamers. You can see the full specs of the laptop here. The eye seeking factor in this laptop is 6GB GeForce 1060 GTX graphics card which is very difficult to get in many expensive laptops. It also has 16GB DDR4 memory and these two are enough to play all type of games. It makes the game run faster and also very smooth to play just as you are plying in some best gaming console.

 

If you are looking for an affordable option that can be shipped to your doorstep in Nigeria, click here to see our HP Folio; a high end performance laptop we have in stock.