Apple’s also upgraded its internal webcam to 1080p , as we’re all spending far more time on video conferencing calls than ever before. Combined with that fantastic display, improved internal mics and a six-speaker setup that produces stellar sound, the new MacBook Pro will have everything looking and sounding better than before. Apple’s move to ARM-based processors look to reap massive benefits, and that includes the ability to run iOS and iPadOS apps on your Mac. Plus, the MacBook Air’s webcam is clearer and more color-accurate than ever, thanks to signal processing. We’re also still happy to see the Magic Keyboard, a great upgrade from the Butterfly-style keyboard of the previous MacBooks.
Windows is perhaps abitmore technical, MacOS is abitmore user-friendly, ChromeOS has abitless support for software developers, but it’s really not going to make a lot of difference to the layperson. If you’re typing all day you will likely enjoy the comfy keyboard, and the sizable Precision touchpad makes for easy pointing. Ports include USB-C, two USB-A, HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm audio, and an SD card reader.
That’s far more fast storage than any other device on this page so if you need lots of room for files, videos, photos or more then this could be the laptop for you. It doesn’t lack in performance elsewhere, either, with a powerful Ryzen 5 processor and 8GB of RAM that ensures it’s a capable all-around laptop. Save £20 – This may only show a £20 saving but it’s still one of the best laptop UK deals available this week. You don’t often see a laptop this cheap with 128GB of storage – especially one with a 15.6-inch screen, too. If a larger screen and extra room for files and applications are important then it’s worth picking up this Asus VivoBook while it’s on offer.
Buying one by looking at specs and speed feeds alone can be maddening, though. Which specific features, and which laptop class, are best for you depends on your budget and how you plan to use your laptop. A trim-to-the-max chassis, a beautiful screen, and a cutting-edge Intel “”Tiger Lake”” processor help the latest Dell XPS 13 affirm its status as today’s top high-end ultraportable.
You can either prop it up like a tent or fold the screen all the way back and use it like a tablet. We were also impressed with its vibrant display, all-day battery life, and diverse selection of ports. The design is a little utilitarian, but this is the kind of machine that favors function over aesthetics. The build is robust and there was hardly any flex in the keyboard tray.
You should be a lot more careful when buying ‘refurbished’ laptops from unofficial sellers as there’s basically no guarantee that you’re not getting some clapped out old hand-me-down. Firstly, you should only buy refurbished laptops from certified sellers. Lenovo and Dell both have official ‘outlet’ websites, where you can pick up refurbished laptops that have been checked over and restored to as good a working condition as possible by certified engineers. The Magicbook is Honor’s first foray into the world of personal computing but it’s an assured introduction.