Which Laptop should I buy?

13th January 2022
which laptop should I choose

Whether you’re buying a laptop for home, business, or study, it’s important to find one that meets all your needs. From choosing the right operating system, processor, memory, and storage, through to screen size, graphics, and battery life, there’s plenty to consider.

There is no single “best laptop” on the market – the best one for you will depend on why you need it, how you’re going to use it, and what features you’re looking for.

working from home

So which laptop should you buy? Take our quiz to find out.

What will you mainly be using the laptop for?

A: Home

B: School or studying

C: Work

What files do you store on your laptop?

A: I don’t store much on my laptop

B: I store documents, photos, and videos on my laptop

C: I store large files including videos and professional files

What type of laptop do you want?

windows and Mac OS

The next thing to think about is operating systems. Do you want a Windows, macOS, or ChromeOS laptop?

A: Windows

B: ChromeOS

C: macOS

What style of laptop are you interested in?

A: Convertible – the keyboard can be folded behind the screen and used tablet style

B: Detachable – the screen can come away from the keyboard to be used as a tablet

C: Classic – traditional style laptop

What size screen do you need?

The size of the screen you need will depend upon a range of factors, including the type of work you’ll be doing on the laptop. Screens usually reach up to 17 inches. But it’s important to note that bigger isn’t always better – if you want a laptop that’s ultra-portable with long battery life, an 11, 12, or 13-inch display may be the best option for you.

A: 13-14 inch

Laptop screen sizes

B: 15-16 inch

C: 16 inch+

What sort of processor are you looking for?

The processor determines the laptop’s performance. An everyday processor is effective for watching videos, online browsing, and word processing tasks. Fast and responsive, a premium processor will streamline everyday tasks and support basic design work and gaming. Or, if you need your laptop to support photo and video editing and high-end gaming, a premium processor could be the best option.

A: Everyday processor

B: Premium processor

C: Powerhouse processor

So, which laptop should you buy?

Mostly As

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

The Lenovo X1 is more than just a laptop. With a 360 degree hinge, it’s also a tablet, making it perfect for use in the home. Available to lease from £17.95 per week.

macbook air decision tree

MacBook Air 13”

Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook to date. Powered by the Apple M1 chip, this lightweight MacBook delivers incredible performance and industry-leading power efficiency.

Lease from £8.65 per week.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5”

Alim, powerful, and efficient, the Surface Laptop 13.5” comes with a 13.5” touchscreen and delivers 70% faster performance than its predecessor. Features include an all-day battery life and fast charging, PixelSense touchscreen display with a 3:2 screen ratio and 720HD camera. Lease from £11.10 per week!

Mostly Bs

Samsung Galaxy Book

Mult-task on the move with this Samsung Galaxy Book. Offering power and portability wherever you are, the slim, light design weighs just 1.55kg. So it’s thin enough to pack in your backpack and take to class. Lease from just £7.70 per month.

Dell XPS 13

This compact, efficient laptop gives you the ability to work however and wherever you want. Weighing just 1.16kg with a 13.3” display and 80.7% screen to body ratio, the incredible design is complemented by powerful, responsive performance, and excellent battery life.

Lease from £7.95 per week.

Asus Chromebook Flip

Save 5% on a MacBook Pro 16" with M1 Max chip, 64GB RAM, 32-core GPU

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is an ultra-light, ultra-compact Chromebook. Stylish and ergonomic, it has a 14” NanoEdge display, which can be held at any angle thanks to the 360 degrees ErgoLift hinge. Lease from £10.30 per week.

Mostly Cs

MacBook Pro 16 inch – i9

With a 16-inch display, super-fast processors, next-generation graphics, and the largest battery capacity ever in a MacBook Pro, this laptop is perfectly equipped to handle professional, creative work.  Lease from £23.50 per week.

Razer Blade Pro 17

With stunning visuals and impressive graphics, the Razer Blade Pro 17” delivers incredible performance. Features include a brilliant 300Hz FHD, 17.3” display, 10th Gen IntelCore i7 Processor, and more. It’s powerful enough to take on the biggest workloads with productivity performance. Lease from £18.90 per week.