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 7 laptops with huge battery capacity

Only the laptops with best battery life can crush the most premium machines no matter how stacked their specs are, because laptops are useless if they can’t hold a charge.

We’ve identified the laptops with best battery life on the market.

 

 

  1. Dell Latitude 9510

Dell Latitude 9510 announced: An Intel-powered 5G Windows laptop

Display: 15-inch, 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-10810U vPro CPU | Weight: 3.7 pounds

Willing to sell your soul to the devil for the longest-lasting laptop ever? Forget about it, this product is real and purchasable. The Dell Latitude 9510 comes with battery life that’ll last you two work days, a bright 15-inch screen and solid performance packed in a super slim design.

 

  1. Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1

Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 review | Laptop Mag

It’s not easy to stand out in the crowded business laptop category. Competitors like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and HP’s Elite Dragonfly have raised the bar, making it difficult for others to make their case. But Dell is proving that it’s up to the task with the Latitude 9410 2-in-1, a sleek and sturdy business notebook with unmatched battery life

It might not attract as much attention as those aforementioned models, but the Latitude 9410’s all-aluminum chassis is thin and durable. Housed within are powerful components, including a 10th Gen Intel Core CPU capable of running demanding workloads. And when you’re off the clock, the Latitude 14-inch, 1080p display captures rich colors, although it could get brighter

But what makes the Latitude 9410 2-in-1 a true contender to the one of ther best business laptops is its nearly 17 hours of battery life, which distracts from some minor pitfalls, like a high price and comparatively hefty weight.

 

  1. Asus ExpertBook B9450ASUS 14" ExpertBook B9450FA Laptop B9450FA-XS74 B&H

Display: 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-10510U CPU | Weight: 2.2 pounds

The Asus ExpertBook B9450 wowed us with its battery life score. If you need a laptop with one of the best battery life scores of all time, the ExpertBook will keep you comfortable for an insane 16 hours and 42 minutes. You can literally get through two workdays without having to charge this beast.

 

On top of that, you get an incredibly lightweight yet durable design covered in an attractive midnight-blue shade. You’ll also get some useful security features like an IR camera and fingerprint sensor. Its 14-inch, 1080p display is fairly bright and colorful as well, but its biggest asset is an anti-glare coating. Asus also equipped the ExpertBook B9450 with a speedy SSD – Its 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD duplicated 4.97GB in 6 seconds at a rate of 771.1 megabytes per second.

 

  1. Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)M1 Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2020) review: This laptop will change the world  | Expert Reviews

Display: 13.3-inch, 1600p | CPU: Apple M1 CPU | Weight: 3 pounds

Stellar overall and gaming performance

Excellent battery life

Lightning-fast SSD

Great webcam

Not enough ports

Call it the emancipation of Apple, the company’s freedom song or just plain liberation. With the advent of the M1 chip, Apple is free –– free to be faster and stronger, free to dominate. And the company’s wasting no time in asserting its dominance. Not only does the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 have better overall and graphics performance, it has some of the longest battery life we’ve ever seen on a laptop.

 

Apple could have stopped there, but instead, you get faster web page loading times, a more powerful camera and seamless integration between Mac, iPad and iPhone thanks to native Universal apps. The 5nm chip even improves the camera and microphones. If you’re looking for the fastest, most powerful premium laptop in the land, say hello to the new king.

 

  1. Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 2-in-1 15.6" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop Intel Core  i7 12GB Memory 512GB SSD Royal Blue NP950QCG-K01US - Best Buy

Display: 15.6inch, 1080p, QLED | CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU | Weight: 3.5 pounds

Epic battery life

Quiet speakers

The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 is a blue-hued, 2-in-1 head-turning laptop that will rock your world with a built-in, show-stealing S Pen that attracts all the attention.

 

Taking notes (pun unintended) from its successful Galaxy Note smartphone series, Samsung packed a pizazz-filled, entertaining layer of stylus fun for artistic creatives, scribble-happy students and note-taking professionals. But the pen is just the “cherry on top” of this spectacular convertible — there’s so much more that this badass ultraportable offers.

 

Put your shades on! The Samsung Galaxy Book 15 (along with the Galaxy Book Ion) is the first laptop in the world to feature a QLED display, an energy-saving technology that helps to output super-high brightness scores without depleting too much battery power. Speaking of its battery, it lasted a whopping 15 hours and 44 minutes on our test.

 

  1. MacBook Air with M1

Display: 13.3-inch, 1660p | CPU: Apple M1 CPU | Weight: 2.8 pounds

It’s amazing what a new heart can do for a laptop. The latest MacBook Air ushers in a new era for Apple with its custom-made M1 chip. Yes, Apple’s long-awaited transition away from Intel and into the ARMs of custom silicon has arrived, and the new chip blows us away.

 

I’ll start by saying the new MacBook Air is an improvement over the previous model in every way, bringing monumental performance and battery life enhancements. Those bold claims Apple made about the M1? They weren’t exaggerations. This MacBook Air out-muscles every laptop in its class while lasting a full day on a charge. And it does so with a fanless design, meaning the Air is pin-drop silent.

 

Along with record-setting performance, Apple Silicon adds iOS and iPadOS apps to the Mac App Store. You also get better webcam quality, and macOS Big Sur is a gorgeous redesign of Apple’s desktop OS. The new MacBook Air may have a few faults, but it’s the closest Apple has ever been to crafting the perfect laptop.

 

  1. LG Gram 14 2-in-1 (2020)LG Gram 14 2-in-1 (2020) review | Laptop Mag

Display: 14-inch, 1080p | CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-10510U CPU | Weight: 2.5 pounds

The Gram 14 2-in-1 we reviewed last year was no fluke. After a shaky entry to the laptop market, LG has proven that it can craft a laptop as good as any. The newest Gram 14 2-in-1 is the company’s best yet, boasting epic battery life and a lightweight design with military-grade durability — a big change from the flimsy paperweights LG sold just a few years back.

LG used to tout ridiculous battery life figures for earlier models. The outdated benchmarks the company used were so misleading that our real-world battery test often showed less than half the advertised endurance. So forgive us for rolling our eyes at the Gram 14 2-in-1’s claimed 20.5 hours of battery life. No, the Gram 14 doesn’t last for 20 hours — but it comes much closer than I expected. On our Laptop Mag battery test, the Gram 14 2-in-1 lasted for 14 hours flat.

 

Read our review on Dell Latitude core i7 here

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.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5in) review: A superb laptop gets even  better | Expert Reviews

 

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5 of the best laptops for family use

For a family having a laptop, is an essential part of entertainment, media consumption, news and social media presence at home. Here, we’ll look at the best laptop for Family Use. Depending on the use cases, laptops require certain minimum specification in order to be handle everyday tasks thrown at it.

First, lets talk about performance. In a normal family home, a laptop might be used for watching movies, browsing, listening to music, reading and responding to email, some casual gaming, reading, school, in addition to some work. All these activities, require good performance in order for all the tasks thrown at the laptop to be handled smoothly.

An intel Core i5/ Ryzen 5, should be the minimum processor. These, are able to handle, without performance issues all the programs that are commonly used by families at home.

In most cases, you’ll have several programs open at the same time, maybe a browser, pdf file or word document. You don’t want to be in a situation where switching between these, brings about performance issues and slowdowns. This is where the RAM comes in play. For a family laptop, the minimum amount of RAM your laptop should have, is not less than 4GB. With this, you can intuitively switch between several apps and programs without lags.

When watching movies, you need to have a high resolution with details, and high contrast ratio. The screen of the laptop you buy, should at the least, have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Another important consideration you should take into account, is the display size. Anywhere from 14 inches upwards, might suit most families.

All the laptops listed here, are suited for home family use. They meet the minimum requirements listed above and would run smoothly. Here’s our list for the 5 of the best laptops for Family use.

  1. Samsung Notebook 9Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (13-inch, 2019) review: A fine premium 2-in-1 in  need of some personality - CNET

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U

GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Display Size: 15 inches

Display Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels

RAM: 16 GB LPDDR3

Storage Space: 512 GB Flash Memory Solid State

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: USB, Headphone Jack, HDMI, Mini Display

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                  13.7 x 9.02 x 0.67 inches

Weight:                  7.8 ounces

Pros: Fast charging, Good design, Performance

Cons: None

 

 

  1. Gigabyte AERO 15 SA-7US5130SH Laptop
  2. Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB Review: Intel's 10th Gen H-series processor has  arrived - HardwareZone.com.sg

CPU: Intel Core i7-9750h (2.6Ghz-4.5GHz)

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GDDR6 6GB

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels

RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz

Storage Space: 512GB Intel 760P SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: Intel Thunderbolt 3 | Killer Ethernet E2600/ Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (powered by Intel)

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                   14 x 9.8 x 0.8 in

Weight: 9 lbs

Pros: Performance

Cons: Heavy

 

  1. HP ENVY 13 LaptopHP Envy 13 review: A slim, light, and inexpensive workhorse with discrete  graphics | PCWorld

CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Graphics

Display Size: 13.3 inches

Display Resolution: 4K Display (3840 x 2160)

RAM: 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM

Storage Space: 512GB SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: USBs, HDMI, Audio Jack, Ethernet

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                   13.3 x 8.9 x 0.89 in

Weight:                  4.85 pounds

Pros: Design, Performance, Display quality, Lightweight and Portable

Cons: None

 

  1. Dell XPS 9370 LaptopDell XPS 13 9370, i7-8550U - Notebookcheck.net External Reviews

CPU: Intel Core 8th Generation i7-8550U Processor (Quad Core, up to 4.0 GHz, 8M Cache)

GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Display Size: 13.3’’

Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge Touch display

RAM: 8 GB DDR3

Storage Space: 256GB SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: 2x ThunderboltTM 3 with PowerShare & DC-In & DisplayPort, 1x USB-C 3.1 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort, 1x card reader, 1x headset jack, 1x Noble lock slot

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                  Height: 0.3”-0.46” (7.8mm-11.6mm), Width: 11.9” (302mm), Depth: 7.8” (199mm)

Weight: 2.67 lbs 1.21Kg

Pros: Quality display, Good performance

Cons: Storage may be inadequate for some.

 

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro XMicrosoft Surface Pro X - 13" Multi-touch - Sq2 Cpu - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM  - Win10 | Konga Online Shopping

CPU: Microsoft® SQ1™

GPU: Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU

Display Size: 13 INCHES PixelSense

Display Resolution: 2880×1920 (267 PPI)

RAM: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM

Storage Space: 128, 256, or 512GB SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: 2 x USB-C, Surface Connect Port, Surface Keyboard port, Nano SIM

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                  11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.28 in (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm)

Weight 1.7 lbs (774g)

Pros: Lightweight, Portable, Good performance, Long battery life

Cons: NA

 

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.

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

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.

Top laptops for computer programmers

Be it that you’re a beginner or professional programmer, coding under C, C#, Python, Pearl & the likes, You’ll need the best laptop for coding, having slow systems that take time.before running your code could be quite frustrating. Consider more than just raw power when looking at the best laptop for programming. Storage, speed, and a comfortable keyboard are just as vital if you’re coding on a laptop. Look past the clock speeds, cores, and threads, when searching for the right laptop for you.

 

It’s true that you’ll need one of the best processors for the best programming and coding laptop, but a speedy machine also means speedy memory and storage, like one of the best SSDs. When you’re coding and testing, the last thing you want are any potential bottlenecks. And, a swift laptop will save time when loading and running your projects. That not only means time saved but a streamlined workflow.

 

Also, they might not be the first things that come to mind but make sure the laptop has a great screen and comes with the best keyboard you can find. You don’t want the display to strain your eyes after hours of use. And, you don’t want to deal with an uncomfortable keyboard when you’ve been typing for long periods of time.

 

Don’t worry if that sounds like a lot to keep track of. We’ve collected our favorites for the best laptop for programming to help you get the right one for you. Whether you’re looking for a Windows 10 machine, a macOS, or even some of the best Chromebooks, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the Top 10 best laptops for programming.

 

  1. HP Spectre x360

The best laptop for programming in 2021

CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7Graphics: Intel Iris Plus GraphicsRAM: 8GB – 16GBScreen: 13.3” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch – 13.3” diagonal 4K (3840 x 2160) UWVA BrightView micro-edge AMOLED multitouchStorage: 256GB – 2TB SSD

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The HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 laptop had a big refresh for 2021, and the boost in specs, with 10th-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Plus graphics, along with the impeccable 2-in-1 design and pristine gem-cut chassis, means that this version is at the top of our best laptops for programmers list.The HP Spectre line has always consisted of stunning devices. So, when we say that the Spectre x360 takes things to another level, that should mean something. Not only is this one of the most beautiful laptops on the market right now – with its gem cut design and sleek profile, but it’s tough on the inside. HP fitted this with impressively long battery life, which means that you’re getting one of the best laptops on the market, hands down. As such, it’s also the best laptop for programming right now.

 

 

 

  1. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop

Great power, massive price tag

CPU: up to 8th-generation Intel Core i7Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max-Q designRAM: up to 64GBScreen: 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) – 15.6” 4K UHD HDR (3840 x 2160) multi-touchStorage: up to 1TB SSD

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If you have the funds for an unstoppable workhorse, then Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme mobile workstation is the best laptop for programming for you. This gets our vote as one of the best Lenovo laptops for many reasons. It has several configurations on hand, depending on your needs and budget, but at its most basic, it’s already pretty powerful, packed with a solid graphics card in a robust carbon-fiber and aluminum package that will survive any office or field.

 

  1. HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 2-in-1

The best business laptop just got better

CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620RAM: 8GB – 32GBScreen: 14-inch diagonal BrightView LED FHD (1920×1080) – UHD (3840×2160)Storage: 128GB – 2TB SSD

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The EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is, without a doubt, the “apex predator of the business world.” It’s not the perfect machine, but it’s got plenty of features that make up for its flaws. It boasts many excellent features in its handsome-looking chassis, as well as plenty of ports, a port that works wonders and impressively audio. Simply put, it’s fit for the professional who demands seamlessness and power at work, making it the best laptop for programming.

 

 

 

  1. MacBook Air (2020)

New and improved

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7Graphics: Intel Iris Plus GraphicsRAM: 8GB – 16GBStorage: 256GB – 2TB PCIe-based SSDDimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.61 cm

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Apple’s thinnest and lightest MacBook came back last year with a vengeance. Not only did it fix a lot of the complaints with its predecessors – namely, that problematic keyboard, replaced by a drastically improved keyboard. Thanks to improved hardware for better performance and an affordable price, the MacBook Air is a brilliant laptop for programming on. It keeps that same light and slim design which means it’s easy to sling into a bag and carry around with you, but it also has enough oomph to make programming on it a joy.

 

  1. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

An incredibly powerful workstation

CPU: 9th-generation Intel Core i7 – i9Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M – Radeon Pro 5500MRAM: 16GB – 64GBScreen: 16-inch Retina display with True ToneStorage: 512GB – 8TB SSD

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When you’re looking for the best laptop for programming, especially if you’re developing software for macOS, you’re eventually going to find yourself looking at the MacBook Pro. And, the new MacBook Pro, with its powerful processor and heaps of RAM, is the fastest MacBook that the Cupertino tech behemoth has ever birthed. As thin, light and sleek as ever, this doesn’t feel like a 16-inch behemoth. If you’re worried that this was going to be bulky and awkward to use, don’t be. Yet, despite its svelte frame, you’re still getting that extra real estate on that stunning display, as well as the latest and greatest components behind it. Apple then rounds those out with amazing (and loud) speakers and a much, much better keyboard. This is truly the best MacBook for content creators, designers and other creative professionals.

 

 

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 7

A great tablet for programmers

CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i3 – i7Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics – Iris Plus GraphicsRAM: 4GB – 16GBScreen: 12.3” PixelSense DisplayStorage: 128GB – 1TBConnectivity: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 (2 x 2 MIMO), Bluetooth 5Camera: 8MP rear-facing, auto-focus camera (1080p HD); 5MP front-facing, 1080p HD cameraWeight: 1.7 pounds (771g)Size: 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches (292 x 201 x 8.5mm; W x D x H)

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The seventh iteration of Microsoft’s award-winning product may not be the generational leap many Microsoft tablets have been waiting for, but it offers some improvements from its predecessor. This 2-in-1 tablet aimed at pros has received impressive gains in power, making it more capable than ever as a laptop alternative. Also, it now boasts a USB-C port and Wifi 6 connectivity. With its quad-core processors and plenty of RAM, you’ll be able to compile code quickly and efficiently, even when you’re on the move. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to pay extra for the Type Cover – you’re not going to want to get any coding done on a touch screen, trust us.

 

 

  1. Google Pixelbook

The best Chromebook for Programming

CPU: 7th-generation Intel Core i5-i7Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615RAM: 8-16GBScreen: 12.3” LCD 2400×1600 (235 ppi)Storage: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD

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Yes, a Chromebook (or two) has made our best laptop for programming list. That’s because Google Pixelbook is powerful (and beautiful) enough to contend with the Surfaces and MacBooks of the world. Admittedly, the ChromeOS is not as good a place to program as Windows or macOS. However, the Pixelbook’s support of Android makes it a must-own laptop for any Android developer. The fact that this laptop succeeds the now discontinued Google Chromebook Pixel, which was designed by and for Google’s own developers, should give it some street cred in the eyes of coders.

 

 

  1. Asus Chromebook Flip C436F/C436FA

A whole lotta hits

CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i3 – i5Graphics: Intel UHD GraphicsRAM: 8GB – 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3Screen: 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 displayStorage: 512GB / 256GB / 128GB PCIe® NVMe 3.0x 2 M.2 SSD

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Premium Chromebooks occupy their own space in the laptop market, bridging that gap between powerful traditional laptops and super lightweight Chromebooks. And, the Asus Chromebook Flip C436F is perhaps one of the very few examples of these out there, with its combination of superb power, terrific feature set, premium build and a price tag that’s cheaper than its rivals. That makes this portable perfect for web developers who need a powerful machine.

 

  1. Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch)

The most powerful 2-in-1 laptop in the world

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050RAM: 8GB – 16GBScreen: 13.5-inch 3,000 x 2,000 PixelSense Display with touchscreenStorage: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe SSAD

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The Surface Book 2 is an excellent choice for any coders out there, as Microsoft has crafted one of the most powerful 2-in-1 laptops on the planet. After all, it boasts components powerful enough to handle pretty much everything you could throw at it – including some light gaming in your down time. If you’re looking for a larger display, there’s a 15-inch model, which also features beefier components – albeit at a higher price tag.

 

  1. MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020)

Worth the upgrade at the highest configuration

CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – 10th-generation Intel Core i7Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645RAM: up to 32GBScreen: 13-inch Retina display with True ToneStorage: 256GB – 4TB SSD

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The MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020)’s entry-level model may miss out on some of the lineup’s new toys. However, going for the higher-end configurations will get you new (and powerful) Intel processors and improved RAM speeds for better performance, all packed in the 13-inch incredibly svelte body. Apple rounds it all out with that incredible Magic Keyboard from the new 16-inch, finally getting rid of that problematic keyboard, making it a worthy and comfortable to use adversary in the best laptop for programming category. Even if you don’t go for the 10th-generation Intel Core configurations, you might still appreciate the fact that all models come with more storage capacity for the same price as their predecessors.

 

Are you into professional video editing? Check out our post on the top 5 laptops for professional video editing here

 

Most durable laptops to buy this year

Sometimes we need to have some Most durable laptops to buy safety in using laptops, we all don’t want to have Changing computers frequently.

Today they may not be the hugest brand, all the most popular of brands. But these laptops top our charts on

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T480:

For most people, when you ask them about a durable and indestructible laptop they might immediately say “the ThinkPad”… which, they certainly aren’t wrong. Lenovo’s ThinkPad has been a staple for many schools and businesses that know their users might not know how to appropriately respect technology. The ThinkPad has a body that was designed to be durable for the military, withstanding extreme temperatures, significant amounts of dust, and serious drops. With a tested battery life of just over 17 hours, you’re sure to be good-to-go for just about any workday.

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While this may be the perfect laptop for anyone interested in this list, that doesn’t mean it is without cons. The ThinkPad is tough… but you can’t have tough without a little extra weight. With the battery inside the machine, this laptop weighs in at just under 4 pounds (3.98lbs), which may not seem like much, but against its competitors, it’s a stark difference. The only other complaint many users of the ThinkPad come up with is that the screen is not as bright as other notebooks. If you’re one to like very bright and vivid colors on a laptop screen then the ThinkPad might not be for you. On the other hand, if you want a nearly indestructible laptop that lasts all day, then look no further!

 

 

 

  1. The Apple MacBook Pro 13“:

 

Some people might disagree with this, but it’s important to look at everyone’s needs. There are some schools and businesses that like to strictly operate within a Macintosh ecosystem. Because of this, I think it’s important that we really look at just how durable a Mac can be! When you think of MacBook’s, you probably visualize this very thin laptop with a state-of-the-art user-friendly interface. Now, MacBook Pros might be thin, but don’t let that fool you… these machines are built to withstand some pretty crazy drops and that brings me to my next point: build quality.

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I think it’s safe to say that Apple set a standard for laptop designers everywhere after the success of their first notebook products. In order to maintain this repertoire, Apple spared no expense. The MacBook Pro is clean, sleek, and built to last. If you were turned off by the ThinkPad due to its weight and screen, then this is the perfect alternative. This notebook features a bright and beautiful retina display and weighs in at 3 pounds. As far as battery life is concerned, it is shorter than the ThinkPad, but still boasts up to 10 hours of usable screen-time. If you are someone that needs durability in a notebook but don’t want to slack on design, then this is the machine for you.

 

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  1. The Dell XPS 13:

 

If you didn’t like the thickness of the ThinkPad and don’t really want an Apple product, then this is probably the perfect laptop for you. The Dell XPS 13 has been a global favorite for college students everywhere. That’s because this machine is built well, has a gorgeous display, and sits just below 3 lbs. (2.7 lbs. to be exact). The XPS 13 is also a favorite due to its consistency. As far as the XPS lineup is concerned, there isn’t much to hate about this machine. It handles drops effectively, it’s easy to carry around, and it performs a lot better than some might expect for a Dell notebook.

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Even though all of that hardware is busy providing you a steady experience, it still manages to boast a battery life of 12 hours! This means that our ThinkPad is still the king, but it manages to beat out the MacBook Pro by 2 hours of usable screen time. Due to all these benefits, the XPS 13 has earned a rightful spot on this list.

 

 

Note: I did not recommend the 2019 version, the XPS 15, due to complaints about the device’s performance issues and overheating problems. Even though this is not the latest model for the XPS lineup, it is still going to provide you with a robust and lasting experience!

 

 

  1. HP Spectre x360

 

Even though this laptop is a 2-in-1 (doubling as a laptop and a tablet), that doesn’t mean it isn’t built to last. The HP Spectre x360 features a premium design with a lot of character built in. Since this machine is a 2-in-1, it brings a lot of potential functionality to the user. The Spectre has a beautiful display and a very surprising battery life. With a battery life of just over 13 hours, it’s the only other machine on this list that can hold a candle to the stats from the ThinkPad.

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If you tend to be on the move and look for a very functional and durable laptop, then this 2-in-1 might just be your best bet. The only problem you may run into is price, but since the machine will last longer, consider it an investment!

 

 

Wrapping up

 

To conclude, we hope that this list made shopping for durable and long-lasting laptops a bit easier. 2019 has given us a load of options to pick from, but you can be comfortable with any notebook featured on this list. Remember, even if these options can get pricey, you’ll be thanking yourself that you paid a little extra to avoid any repair costs you could’ve had with other less durable options!

APPLE MACBOOK AIR 2015 VS MACBOOK AIR 2020

COMPARE APPLE MACBOOK AIR 2015 VS MACBOOK AIR 2020

Apple for years has dominated the computer world bringing the best of the best, Today we make a comparison between the Macbook Air 11 2015 and the Macbook Air 2020, both laptops are amazing with really cool features, but here’s a breakdown between both power packed systems.

KEY FEATURES COMPARISION

OS

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015 (X El Captain)

Macbook Air 2020 (macOS)

 

DISPLAY

Apple Macbook Air 11 201511.6” (1366 x 768)

Macbook Air 202013.3” (2560×1600)

 

PROCESSOR

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015Intel Core i5 (5th generation) | 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 2.6 GHz

Macbook Air 2020Quad-core 10th-Generation Intel Core i5 | 1.1 GHz

 

MEMORY

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015128 / 256 GB Flash/4GB DDR3

Macbook Air 2020512 GB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4

 

BASIC INFORMATION

Model Name

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: Apple Macbook Air 11 2015

Macbook Air 2020: Macbook Air 2020

 

 

 

Launch Date (Global)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 10/03/2015

Macbook Air 2020: 07-07-2020

 

Operating System (With Version)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: X El Captain

Macbook Air 2020: macOS

 

Laptop Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: Ultrabook

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

DISPLAY

Resolution

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 1366 x 768

Macbook Air 2020: 2560×1600

 

Display Size (In Inches)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 11.6

Macbook Air 2020: 13.3

 

 

Display Technology

 

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: LED-backlit glossy widescreen display

Macbook Air 2020: LED-backlit display with IPS technology

 

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Panel Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015 :N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

 

Refresh Rate

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

CONNECTIVITY

Wireless Connectivity

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015 : WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
Macbook Air 2020.   :Available

Connectivity

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x thunderbolt 2

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

Features

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: Built in HD Webcam, Backlit keyoard

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

Pointing Device

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: Multi-touch Gesture Touchpad

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

MEMORY

Ram Included (In Gb)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 4gb

Macbook Air 2020: 8 GB

 

Ram Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015:DDR3

Macbook Air 2020: DDR4

 

Ram Speed (In Mhz)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 1600

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

Ram Expandability Options (No. Of Unused Slots)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

PROCESSOR

Processor Model Name

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: Intel Core i5 (5th generation)

Macbook Air 2020: Quad-core 10th-Generation Intel Core i5

 

Clock Speed

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 2.6 GHz

Macbook Air 2020:

  • GHz
  • Cores

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015 :Dual

Macbook Air 2020

:

N/A

Ultra-Low Voltage (Yes Or No)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015:N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

Graphics Processor

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: Intel HD Graphics 6000

Macbook Air 2020

:

Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Gpu Memory Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020

:

N/A

Gpu Memory Amount

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020 :N/A

 

 

Gpu Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

Cache L3

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015b: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: 6mb

 

Boost Clock Speed

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

 

STORAGE

Storage Drive Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015:Flash

Macbook Air 2020:SSD

 

Storage Drive Capacity

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 128 / 256 GB

Macbook Air 2020: 512 GB

 

Hard Drive Speed (In Rpm)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

Optical Drive

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015:N/A

Macbook Air 2020:N/A

 

Second Storage Drive Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

Second Storage Drive Capacity

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

POWER

Battery Backup (In Hours)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 9hrs

Macbook Air 2020: 11hrs

 

Battery Type

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: Lithium polymer

Macbook Air 2020:Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery

 

Battery Expandability Options (Yes Or No)

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: N/A

Macbook Air 2020: N/A

 

Power Supply

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

Macbook Air 2020: 100–240V AC

 

DETAILS OF PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE

Pre Installed Software

Apple Macbook Air 11 2015 : N/A
Macbook Air 2020 : Mac Software, Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X

From the Breakdown, the Macbook Air 2020 is an obvious upgrade than the Apple Macbook Air 11 2015, ,but both laptops have really mindblowing features and you can’tgo wrong picking an of these stunning laptops

As an extra bonus we’ve also added the price of both laptops

APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11 2015 Ranges from :N350,000-420,000

Macbook Air 2020 Ranges from : N525,000-560,000

Four major differences between core i5 and core i7

What’s the difference between the Intel Core i5 vs Core i7? You might think it’s the number of cores, but for the most part desktop Core i5 processors have four cores, just like i7s.

 

The Core i5 processor from Intel is a scaled down version of the high performance but highly priced i7 processors. The lower corresponding price of the i5 makes it accessible to the mainstream market. The most noticeable difference between the two is the shift in the socket type being used. The i5 uses the LGA1156 socket along with a new chip set. Although it is expected that the i7 would also move to the same socket, most of the existent i7 processors use the LGA1366 socket type and its corresponding chip set.

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When it comes to memory, the i5 uses the more traditional dual channel memory. Dual channel improves the speed of the system by providing an individual channel for two identical memory modules. The i7 uses triple channel memory which means that you need to buy memory in sets of three in order to take advantage of its full potential. This can be quite costly, especially if you use expensive brands of memory. But when it comes to the performance, triple channel memory is considerably superior compared to dual channel.

The i7 is also a lot more superior compared to the i5 when it comes to hyper-threading. The system sees an i5 quad core processor as having four cores, which is quite reasonable. When it comes to the i7, the system sees eight cores instead of the actual four. This seemingly minor difference does not really do anything to improve the speed of the most common computer activities like browsing and doing paperwork. But when it comes to heavy load applications like 3d rendering that can benefit a lot from multi-threading, the speed improvement is fairly noticeable.

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After breaking it down, to sum it up the four Major difference between core 15 and core i7 laptops are;

 

  • The largest difference between the i5 and i7 is Hyper-Threading, which is a technology to increase the performance of multithreaded tasks. Hyper-Threading makes the processor appear to have double the cores to the operating system and applications.

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  • The i5 uses the LGA1156 socket while the i7 uses the LGA1366 socket.
  • The i5 uses dual channel memory while the i7 uses triple channel memory.
  • The i5 is the mainstream version of the high-end i7.

 

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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

7 of the most impressive gaming laptops in 2021 by showict.com in Nigeria

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

7 of the most impressive gaming laptops in 2021 by showict.com in Nigeria

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.