Update November 4, 2022 – There’s a bit of cleaning up and new stuff in our selection this month, but it’s on the price side that we’ll have to watch out. November is indeed the month that marks the start of the holiday shopping season, with the approach of Black Friday
13″ Laptop: the best for mobility
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5 inches
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 in its 13.5-inch version is a computer that has a design that does not leave you speechless with beautiful finishes but also offers powerful configurations while maintaining a weight and a pleasant daily use.
HP Spectre x360 14 (13.5″)
HP Spectre x360 14 (2020)
From its privacy features to its stylus to its performance, this HP Spectre x360 14 2-in-1 laptop has it all. With a screen as tall as a 15.6-inch laptop but as wide as a 13.3-inch model, you get more vertical space to work without affecting portability. The aluminum chassis provides a high-end feel worthy of its price.
Razer Book 13
The Razer Book 13 is a high-performance ultrabook for productivity and office work that flatters the eye. It features an extremely pleasing full HD+ display, an 11th generation Intel processor and a great-looking plastic.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360
Available as a traditional laptop or a convertible two-in-one in 13- and 15-inch sizes, the new Galaxy Book Pro is the first result of a co-engineering relationship between Samsung and Intel. It is designed to be the cornerstone of a Galaxy ecosystem for consumers who prioritize mobile use.
14″ laptop: the best compromise between mobility and display
Acer Swift 5 2021
The Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55T-71NL), powered by Intel’s 11th-generation processor, has a lot of the bells and whistles of a high-end notebook: a featherweight of just under a kilogram, a full HD touchscreen, Wifi 6 compatibility, a Thunderbolt 4 port, insane battery life, a 512GB SSD. We have to admit that we could see very few weaknesses during our test.
Huawei Matebook 14S
Huawei’s Matebook 14s is a Windows 11-compatible laptop optimized for mobility without sacrificing performance with an H-version of the latest 11th generation Intel processors. In a thin and light design it has a 2.5K display and a fast charging system to recover battery life quickly.
Huawei Matebook X Pro 2022
The Matebook X Pro is the flagship of the Huawei brand’s laptop range. This 2022 version, certified by Intel Evo, offers a few changes with a new webcam slot, a new texture and color for the body of the device and new features for the touchpad. The internal components have also been updated with the latest technological developments.
15″ Laptop: the best for comfort or power
Acer Aspire Vero
One of Acer’s first Windows 11 laptops features an attractive eco-friendly design and all the performance needed for everyday use. It’s also Acer’s first laptop made from recycled plastic. It comes in a package made from recycled materials that are also 100% recyclable.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15″
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 inches
This is a modest redesign for this 2021 vintage of Microsoft’s laptop with the latest Intel and AMD processors as the main new feature. We tested the top of the line 15-inch model and, not surprisingly, it’s the twin brother of the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 with better performance and the same flaws.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro laptop is a classic format laptop offered in two screen sizes 15.6 and 13.3 inches with several different variations in configuration. This one with its 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel screen is equipped with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage. Very light and with a nice design, it is adapted to mobile situations and benefits from the Intel Evo certification.
16″ to 17″ Laptop: the best with a large screen
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus
Dell has designed a great 16-inch laptop at an affordable price for creatives and gamers. The base configuration of the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus starts at 999 euros with an 11th generation Core i5 processor, 8 GB of Ram, 512 GB of SSD and an Intel UHD graphics chip. You can upgrade to a Core i7, have 16 or 32 GB of Ram and 1 TB of SSD. For the graphics card, Dell offers three options: GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB of memory, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB or a GeForce RTX 3050 with 4 GB.
Huawei Matebook 16
The Huawei Matebook 16 is a laptop designed to meet the demands of creative people with a 16-inch 2.5K screen in 3:2 format, which has the particularity of having obtained the TÜV Rheinland certification, guaranteeing the respect of color rendering. On the other hand, its configuration allows to consider tasks requiring power with two choices of configuration based on AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor. The 135W charger that comes with it allows for 3.5 hours of autonomy after only 15 minutes of charging.
LG Gram 16
The LG Gram is a laptop with a 16-inch screen in 16:10 format with very thin edges that could be mistaken for a 13- or 14-inch equivalent when you lift it up, so much so that the brand has managed to lighten the package (1.19 kg). It is delivered by default under Windows 11 and has the Intel Evo certification attributed to responsive, autonomous and mobile PCs.
HP Envy 17-ch1056nf
The HP Envy 17 Full HD laptop is a large and heavy model, but with interesting features for those who would like to replace a desktop PC with a less bulky computer. Its 11th generation Intel processor and Nvidia MX450 graphics card allow it to perform tasks that require power.
Gamer laptops: the best for gaming
Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5
This former top-of-the-line Alienware model with an AMD processor is repositioned favorably in the mid-range. With the combination of RTX 3060 and Ryzen 5800H it should be able to handle almost any 1080p game you throw at it.
Gigabyte Aorus 5 SB (15″)
Gigabyte Aorus 5 SB
The Aorus 5 SB is a 15.6-inch laptop that packs a solid configuration that allows you to play all the big games in 1080P without batting an eyelid as well as to run heavy applications.
HP Omen 15-en0046nf
For a reasonable price, the Omen 15 has all the qualities of a high-end laptop: a sleek design, a powerful processor, a 1TB SSD that promises both space and speed. The only problem is that its graphics card, an RTX 2060, lacks a little memory and power to achieve sufficient fluidity in games.
Razer Blade 14 (2021)
A powerful gaming laptop with a great screen. The Blade 14 version 2021 features one of the fastest mobile processors on the market, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, and a high-end GeForce RTX 3070 or 3080 graphics card. Razer’s design is well thought out. It has the same well-made keyboard, a large touchpad, an HDMI 2.1 port as the larger models, and two USB-C ports.