10 best laptops 2022 reviewed and rated: top portables to buy today
Looking for a new laptop? From gaming machines to productivity powerhouses, these are the best notebooks you can buy right now.
It’s hard to keep up with the latest laptops, and even harder to work out which is right for you.
Well it just so happens, we’ve tested a bunch of the best from a range of prices to find out precisely if it’s any good.
Our pick of the best laptops to buy today
Apple MacBook Air (M1)
Blazing speeds, better battery – but a disappointing camera
- Great battery life
- Retina display is superb
Apple MacBook Pro 14in with M1 Pro (2021) review
Mac to the future
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The Surface Laptop 3 is everything a laptop should be, if not everything a lot of modern laptops are today
- Superb keyboard
- Great speakers
- Excellent build quality
Apple MacBook Pro 13in with M1 (2020)
We’d love two more Thunderbolt ports and a redesign, but colour us surprised the entry level MacBook Pro has this much to offer.
- Speedy and responsive
- Display remains first-class
- Battery lasts for ages
- Mostly whisper quiet
LG Gram 16 (2021)
The LG Gram 16 is incredibly light, with a big screen, good keyboard, and sensational battery life, so it’s a top-notch laptop for everyday use – but it’s easy to find more CPU power and better screens if you need to tackle tougher tasks.
- Incredible, lightweight design
- Big, bold 16:10 display
- Fantastic battery life
- Decent features and ergonomics
Dell XPS 13
Dell’s stellar laptop is back once again and looks set to be better than ever
- Light and super portable
- Evolved design
Huawei MateBook X Pro
A few minor upgrades don’t make the MateBook X Pro a massively better ultraportable – but it was a damn good one already. If you want a powerhouse Windows laptop that you can carry anywhere, it’s still a great choice.
- Still one of the best-looking laptop screens
- Fully-loaded models pack plenty of power
- Premium looks and quality keyboard
Razer Blade 14
It’s undeniably expensive, but with impressive power in a good-looking, robust and compact package, the Razer Blade 14 is a great portable gaming laptop
- Sleek, slim and light design
- Impressive all-round performance
- Crisp, fast keyboard
- Decent battery life and screen
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)
The ZenBook’s ScreenPad is a useful, innovative addition for creatives, and elsewhere this machine has good battery life, reasonable internals and impressive display quality. But the ergonomics and dimensions have been compromised so that second screen fits, and cheaper, faster rivals are available
- Impressive, high-quality dual-screen design
- Lengthy battery life
- Decent features and connectivity
- Solid processing power
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
New silicon gives Microsoft’s ultraportable even better battery life and a healthy performance boost. It’s still not perfect, but can continue to trade blows with the MacBook Air.
- Distinctive yet understated looks
- Day-long battery life
- Comfy keyboard