Best laptop brands by their reliability

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Many school-college students, employees, and business professionals choose to buy the best laptops of the best brands because they all need reliable and more efficient laptops for their studies or work.

Laptops are essential these days for many tasks such as writing documents, creating excel sheets and making presentations, conducting research, and staying connected with classmates and colleagues. They also need laptops that can handle demanding software and multitasking, with long battery life, good performance, and portability to use it in different locations.

Additionally, many students and professionals rely on their laptops only for entertainment and personal use as well. So, they tend to invest in a high-quality laptop device that can meet all of their needs.

Consumers are more watchful now about buying the most of their budget, which is why laptop brands and manufacturers are now more focused on making cost economical, energy-efficient, fast, and lightweight laptops.

Why laptops are the first choice of users over desktops?

Laptops are considered to be better than desktops in some ways because they are more portable and convenient to use.

  • Laptops can be easily taken with you on the go, allowing you to work or study from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Laptops take up less space than desktops, making them a better option for people who have limited space in their homes or offices.
  • Laptops are also more energy efficient, which is beneficial for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint or save on electricity bills.
  • Laptops have become more efficient and versatile over time, with many models now offering performance that is similar to desktops.
  • Additionally, laptop designs have improved in recent years, providing better ergonomics and overall user experience, making it more comfortable for long hours of use.

Overall, laptops are considered to be a better option for people who value portability, space-saving, and energy efficiency, and for those who need to work or study from different locations.

But with so many options how to choose the right one? Let’s read.

How to choose the best laptop for yourself?

Choosing a laptop from so many brands is itself a tricky task.

It is hard to judge a brand just by looking at its laptop only, that is why users need to focus on a few more important things like after-sales service and the availability of service centers. Without decent service, no brand can make its status among the best laptop brands. Let’s check out what are the best laptop brands in the world.

Here are the top 10 best laptop brands.

RankBrand NameBrand OriginReliabilityCostService

You can look into these brands individually and compare their features.

Laptop brands reviewed.

Most reliable and trusted laptop brands by their rankings and overall reviews.

The ranking is based on our study based on the last 5 years of laptop sales and users’ opinions on each brand collected from surveys.

Let’s begin reading reviews of each brand one by one.

1. HP (Hewlett-Packard).

HP (Hewlett-Packard) is an American multinational information technology company. HP is one of the most recognized and valuable brands when it comes to making laptops, computers, peripherals, and printers.


It offers laptops with a balanced combination of functionality and styles. While the products are higher ranged among laptop users, HP has aimed their products towards a wide range of consumers irrespective of budget.

HP has models like Spectre, Envy, Elitebook, Probook, Zbook, Notebook, Pavilion, and Chromebook.

  • HP Spectre x360 (Recommended for Professionals)
  • HP Envy x360 (Recommended for Budget Users)

2. Dell.

Dell is a US-based multinational computer technology company that empowers communities and customers to use the technology for benefits.


Dell is a renowned brand that has been designing laptops for the masses in different price ranges. If you are looking for a laptop that is worth the money you spend, You can go with Dell. Dell offers various laptop models like XPS, Alienware (for high-end gamers), Precision, Inspiron, Latitude (discrete line for business users), and Chromebook.

  • Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS 15

3. Apple.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational tech brand that has been always on the recommended list no matter what list users read because Apple has done some serious innovation and research on their laptops.


Apple laptops are renowned for their quality and come with ease-of-use features. The overall design tends to be excellent and elegant, which is the main feature of Apple machines. If you are not on a budget, then it is a good choice. However, some of their recent design changes are famous for serious critics that can not be ignored like the butterfly keyboard, motherboard damage due to moisture, and touch bar. But things have corrected with time.

  • MacBook Air and Pro

4. Asus.

Asus is a Taiwan-based multinational corporation. Asus is well-known for its high-quality computer hardware components and is the topmost brand when it comes to affordable laptops. The laptops from Asus are available in different price ranges, the high-end modes are aimed at users who have a big budget for getting a laptop. The designs are solid and straightforward.


Asus has a reputation for making durable products which is why users show more trust in this brand.

5. Alienware.

Alienware is an American hardware subsidiary of Dell. It is known for its high-end gaming desktops and laptops. Most of their laptop design resembles the look of an alien. Alienware is not an affordable laptop brand, they have no deal under $1000 which is the budget of most gamers, as most of their laptop models are focused on desktop-level gaming performance.


This size factor is too complicated to minimize; they know how to fix that.

6. Razer.

Razer Inc. is an American company specializing in computer hardware and is known for its ultraportable gaming laptops. It is one of those brands that has a serious footprint in all the latest and modern technology like gaming equipment, wearable techs, and all. Razer has many laptop models to satisfy your style and performance needs.


Most of the Razer laptops resemble the look of the MacBook Pro – thin, lightweight, and study. When we talk about the execution of intensive level workload in the smallest form factor without compromising performance; Razer has its own identity.

7. Acer.

Acer is a Taiwanese multinational corporation known for its hardware, and electronics, and is highly recognized by the public. It’s common to see Acer devices around us like in offices, internet cafés, supermarkets, and also famous in the consumer segment.


So whether you want a laptop for daily utility drivers, ultimate portability, or just simplicity, you can go with Acer. Since they have everything for everyone, it is not difficult to select their models.

8. Lenovo.

Lenovo is a Chinese computer manufacturing company. The design of Lenovo laptops tends to be gray or dark and nondescript. They may lack in style but come with a strong build quality. They are renowned for quality components and hardware. Lenovo laptops are reliable and last for a longer span of time. Businesses usually prefer Lenovo laptops for their employees.


One of the biggest advantages of the Lenovo brand is that it supported the laptop docking feature from its initial days which helps businesses in many ways.

9. MSI.

MSI is a Taiwanese multinational corporation. MSI is known for high-quality motherboards and dedicated graphics cards, but recently they have entered into laptop manufacturing too. While it is not the right choice for people on a tight budget but their products have high-quality components.


Their laptops are available above $1,000 and are pretty reliable to mediocre and high-end users. Gamers, content creators and editors, or heavy taskers can choose the MSI brand.

10. Microsoft.

Microsoft is an American brand and a new contender on this list of the best laptop brands and with their latest Surface Book and Surface Pro lines, they have already gained lots of attention from users.

Most of the Surface models are sleek in design and facilitate touch screens.


Their laptops are dependable and function well. If you want a premium design with a powerful system, it is worth investing in Microsoft laptops. In the United States, Microsoft has a solid reputation and offers excellent service.

So these are the top 10 best laptop brands ranked by their reliability.

Ultimately, what laptop brand to consider?

I’ll recommend users select a brand that offers all the features at a better value. Additionally, do not forget the following pointers:

  • Never buy a laptop that has old fashioned HDD (hard disk drive), it is outdated for now. SSD/NVMe is the best and consumes less energy.
  • Prefer IPS, VA, OLED, or AMOLED displays over LCD. The new display has better viewing angles and utilizes less energy.
  • Choose a lightweight laptop. Bulkier laptops are not friendly enough if you travel a lot. Also, choose one that can be charged by a power bank.
  • Go with premium designs only. Do not buy old and out fashioned ones.
  • Do not ignore the specifications.
  • Check the battery life. Having at least 6-8 hours is recommended. In the editing or gaming laptop do not expect a big battery backup, 2-3 hours is more than enough as they are not meant to be used without a charger.


The laptop industry is huge now and one can get confused with dozens of brands available. So consider this list of the best laptop brands. Your small research and this article about the best laptop brands will surely help you to pick the right laptop brand for you or for someone you are buying for.

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36 responses to “Best laptop brands by their reliability”

  1. Lindsey Avatar

    Whenever I go for a laptop purchase, one question always triggers in mind about the best and worst laptop brands. But looking at the scorecard and research you have done for all those laptop brands I’m pretty much confident that I’ll buy the best one. I have decided to go with either Dell or Lenovo brand as both are easily available to me with the best deals.

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Thanks, Lindsey. You have made the right choice. Dell and Lenovo both are the most popular laptop brands.

  2. Lukasz Avatar

    Thanks, AtulHost for making this awesome list of best laptop brands. It is really helpful for a user like me who is looking for a new laptop. I have one doubt about laptop’s Graphics, here is my question:

    Do I need dedicated graphics if I’m into editing a lot?

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Most people think that they don’t need graphics unless they are into editing. It’s half true because there are some applications that demand dedicated graphics. Although those apps work on integrated graphics too; the performance will be average and time-consuming. Also, if you want the benefits of HD Games, your laptop must have the right amount of graphics memory too.

      We don’t recommend going for dedicated graphics unless you have any of these requirements. In all other instances, the integrated graphics by Intel is just enough to move on.

      On the other hand, if you are planning to do some intensive editing or want to play some high-end games, definitely go with a laptop with dedicated graphics.

  3. David Avatar

    Hi Atul, I would like to add my opinion. In the USA, Apple and Dell are the most trusted and well-known laptop brand. Of course, other laptop brands are doing good like Acer, Asus, Alienware, HP, and Lenovo. Microsoft has just started its own lineup.

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Thanks, David for sharing your feedback.

  4. Morgan Sterner Avatar
    Morgan Sterner

    Authentic review for the best laptop brands, you have done a remarkable job Atul.

    I used to be a fan of Apple’s all device and those time they were undoubtedly on top, but their main support system is dying nimbly.

    This is my personal opinion that after Steve Jobs I didn’t see any fruitful innovation.

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Kinda true, the service industry is the biggest factor why a laptop brand becomes number one but these days Apple seriously fails to do so. Thanks for your feedback.

  5. Gonçalo Avatar

    If you’ll ask me which laptop manufacturer is the best. I will definitely vote for Dell for home and office use and for editing and gaming there are some dedicated brands are Razer, MSI, and Alienware.

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Thanks for the feedback Gonçalo.

  6. Vignu Avatar

    Hi Atul, It’s really wonderful article. Well, I would like to know which one is the most durable laptop for everyday use out of Dell, Asus, lenovo, Toshiba?

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Hi Vignu, It is not the right way to pick the brand. Almost all brands are good for daily uses. The specific need and requirement makes us to justify a brand to pick.

  7. Saami Kapoor Avatar
    Saami Kapoor

    Hey dude, you are giving really a piece of good information to people to select not only their brands but quality brands of laptops and peripherals, etc., Thanks.

  8. André Avatar

    Why didn’t you put Sony there?

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Hi, André, Sony recently sold out their laptop business, also their laptop products are deprecated from a long time.

  9. Amar Kumar Avatar
    Amar Kumar

    Hey Atul,

    Glad to read your informative post and it is a fully interesting topic because we know very well how people are fond of laptop and its brand. Selecting a laptop of good configuration is really a big deal, we have to become choosy of mainly processor and ram which are very significant organs of any laptop to boost speed.

    You have shown the best brand of laptop and they really are known for their genius performance. I have used HP and Dell laptops and have really a good experience with me. This list will really very helpful for people for make their choice. Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy information with us.

    With best wishes,
    Amar Kumar

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Thanks, Amar Kumar for sharing your feedback.

  10. Mohd Waseem Avatar
    Mohd Waseem

    Sir, I have got Sony VAIO laptop, is it good?

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Don’t mind my words. but Sony already sold out its business from the laptop’s market. VAIO was a decent model; now there are other brands that serve better models.

  11. John Kenneth Avatar
    John Kenneth

    Here in the Philippines the dominant brands are Acer, Asus and Lenovo laptops. Can you suggest sir, what models are best suitable for me if I want a laptop that can provide a good gaming experience in the range of $400-600? Thank you.

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      I would recommend then Acer Aspire E5, Asus F556UA and Lenovo ThinkPad 13. Pick any one whichever you like most.

  12. Prince Avatar

    Hello Atul, is it good to buy a used laptop on eBay or any online website? I want to buy a used laptop machine with decent specs. What is your take in that? Please explain to me 2nd hand laptop vs certified refurbished laptop machines, which one should I buy?

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      It depends upon many scenarios.

      2nd Hand and Certified Refurbished both are different things. You cannot be sure about 2nd hand machines but certified refurbished machines can be trusted as they have a warranty period to cover any faults.

      We all know what is the second-hand product is, it is a machine which is used by its previous owner, and now you are planning to buy it.

      Certified Refurbished is just a new machine that has been returned to the original manufacturer, licensed vendor, or supplier for any valid reason (like damaged, fail to work, or similar things) so that it can be fixed, and sold again on the market. Since the company tested it for all the defects and fixed it, the sellers call it a certified refurbished machine.

      Keep in mind to check for return policy and warranty period while purchasing used products. At the day end, it is your hard-earned money.

  13. Ryan Biddulph Avatar
    Ryan Biddulph

    Super list Atul! ASUS is awesome bro, as I have owned ’em in the past. Now I love my Acer Chromebook. Thanks for sharing.


    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Glad to know that you are using what you love.

  14. David Cowling Avatar
    David Cowling

    Very well researched review on best laptop brands. Thumbs up for you.

    As of now I am using Dell XPS 13 and I can say that it is one of the best laptop which I have tried and tested yet, just webcam placement is little weird.

    Apple is slightly backed by their butterfly keys issues which they are not accepting as a total failure. I can say that because I used Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 Touch Bar edition and their keys just failed to register my key press most of the time.

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Thanks David for your kind feedback. I am glad that you have liked our work.

  15. Elise Dopson Avatar
    Elise Dopson

    Each laptop brand has its own plus and minus side. Unless we have very specific requirements choosing a best laptop brand is difficult.

    Your list of of best laptop brands is trustworthy as your work is visible after reading such a nice review. You have gone through some serious work there Atul, keep it up.

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Thanks Elise for the kind words. Stay tuned for future updates.

  16. Mark Hodson Avatar
    Mark Hodson

    Well you have written such a nice review on the best laptop brands, I would like to add my opinion here as well.

    The choice of best laptop brands also depends on your needs. Let’s say if you require the laptop for gaming then MSI, Razer Blade, and Asus are the best brands to go with. But if you need the laptop just for surfing the net, watching movies or playing light games on it then you can’t go wrong with the laptops from Dell, HP, and Lenovo as they are equally better. We can’t be very specific that this particular brand is better than the other one.

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Thanks for sharing your personal opinion here Mark, it is really helpful for readers.

  17. Leon Ensign Avatar
    Leon Ensign

    HP is one the best brand. It offers better efficiency and easier access to the user.

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Thanks Leon for your feedback.

  18. Michael D. Pollock Avatar
    Michael D. Pollock

    Hi, Atul. Thanks for the well-researched article! I got to know lots of new facts about the most known and truly speaking some unknown laptop brands too.

    I completely agree with you about the HP brand. HP is the most versatile and robust laptops and other tech gadgets manufacturers, which has dominated the market. HP brand is around us for many years. Even when we talk about printers, this brand name comes instantly in my mind. Cheers!

  19. Sophie Avatar

    I was looking for non chinese laptop brands, fortunately, I came to know some brands, although I see those brands too says made in china. I need your suggestion. Thanks.

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Brands like Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Razer, etc. are American brands or we can say non-Chinese brands.

      But the fact is, all brands have some chunks, devices, and peripherals made in China or assembled in China. In the coming years, we’ll see some non-Chinese laptops because many companies are leaving China due to increasing frauds, tax evasion, and sudden increase in labor costs.

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