When deciding on a new laptop what’s most important is thinking about how you plan to use it. Will you be doing sophisticated digital work or content creation or are you just going to use it to surf the web and let the kids chat with friends? Knowing your goals can help you decide on a whole bunch of things—from the amount of storage and RAM you need to how much weight you’ll be willing to carry. Now it’s time to scan through our list of 2021’s top notebooks to find the best laptop for you.
Weight: 2.9 pounds
CPU: Intel Celeron N4020
Full HD screen streams high-definition content extremely well.
Not enough power to edit high-quality photos and videos.
Weight: 5.3 pounds
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5
The solid-state drive is speedy.
The GeForce GTX 1650 is good for most games, however, it’s an entry-level graphics card.
Weight: 2.8 pounds
CPU: 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7
Windows 10 Home provides full PC functionality.
512GB of storage isn’t a lot of space for creative projects and may require an external hard drive or cloud space.
Weight: 3.6 pounds
CPU: Intel Pentium Silver N6000
Has more than seven hours of battery life.
Weak integrated graphics prohibit playing the latest games.
Weight: 4 pounds
CPU: Intel Core i5-1135G7
Speedy SSD lets you power up, open apps and shut down in seconds.
No keyboard backlighting.
Weight: 3.3 pounds
CPU: Intel Core m3-8100Y
The 14-inch Full HD touchscreen is crisp, bright and almost frameless.
It’s larger and heavier than a typical slate when used in tablet mode.
Weight: 3.2 pounds
CPU: Intel Celeron N4020
Built-in 720p camera, mic and stereo speakers are ideal for video calls.
32GB of storage is only enough space for a small library of pictures and songs.
Weight: 3.3 pounds
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
It has four viewing modes: tablet, tent, stand, and laptop.
It’s a tad heavier than you might expect.
There’s a laptop for every need—from lightweight models for travel to high-performance notebooks for gaming and video editing.
Don’t worry too much if you don’t know diddly about tech specs. Most of us only need to know a few key terms and numbers in order to buy the best laptop for our needs. Here’s a quick list of things to be aware of while shopping. (Check out our laptop buying guide for a deeper dive.)
A 14-inch Windows laptop with a Full HD screen that’s so thin it could be mistaken for a pad of paper? And at a price that you might be willing to spend on a pair of concert tickets? Yes, such a laptop exists and you’re looking at it. Asus’ entry-level portable PC won’t win any races, but it’s a lightweight, affordable fit for everyday use.
Acer’s entry-level gaming notebook has everything you need to get your game on, including a discrete graphics chip and a large, bright Full HD screen. If you want a notebook that will let you play a game like Call of Duty without leaving a smoking hole where your credit card used to be, this model is a good place to start. (Our best gaming laptops roundup also has more picks that you might like.)
Photo and video editing demand an amalgam of power and creative flexibility, and HP’s Spectre convertibles provide just that. With the latest Intel core processors and a fast SSD, this hybrid quickly churns through complex tasks, while a responsive touchscreen and rechargeable Tilt Pen turn the display into a digital canvas.
Chromebooks are great for students, but if your kid wants something with a bit more kick for not much more money, this Windows 10 Home notebook is worth a look. It’s equipped with a spacious 15.6-inch Full HD screen—great for schoolwork and streaming video—as well as built-in stereo microphones and speakers for video calls.
An unreliable laptop is an obstacle to productivity and profitability. Enter Asus and the VivoBook, an inexpensive, dependable and versatile notebook made with professionals in mind. It’s got more than enough processing power to get your work done and plenty of practical extra features—like a fingerprint sensor—to boot.
Asus’ Chromebook Flip is for folks who can’t decide whether to get a laptop or a tablet. It serves as a fully functional notebook with a traditional physical keyboard, but when you can also bend the display back to enter tablet mode. The 2-in-1 laptop format gives you all the flexibility and accessibility of a large-screened Android slate with the practicality of a regular clamshell notebook when you need it.
If all you really need is a notebook that will let you do a little shopping from your couch, catch up on your email and maybe stream a show while preparing supper, then let us introduce you to HP’s affordable—and stylish—Chromebook. This portable PC is practical and dependable.
If your secret goal is to turn heads when you walk into a meeting, Asus’ Zenbook will do the trick. Just over half an inch from top to bottom—nearly as slim as some smartphones—it’s a marvel of svelte engineering, with luxe materials and a gorgeous touchscreen to match.
Simply put, we don’t recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves. Our writers leverage a number of sources as a starting point, including reputable third-party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff has final say for all products included in this guide.
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