What is the best top end Laptop?

Following Apples recent conference and reveal of the all new Macbook pro, there is finally a time we can compare the big hitters on the market and see who has the lead. Below are the 3 biggest laptops on the market and how they stack up with specs and prices, obviously there are other factors to also compare such as weight, battery life, the OS, software and tools etc.

For me at least, it seems the Apple are stagnating, where once their products were cutting edge more and more gimmicks are being released rather than useful and efficient hardware and software solution. The other 2 Microsoft devices are quickly catching up offering different, and one would argue stronger devices than what Apple are offering. I’d be interested in hearing your views below…

Macbook Pro

This new Apple device that was launched last week has one massive trick up it’s sleeve. A new touchscreen function keybar that changes based on what you are doing, offering a more personalised and unique feel. Apple have opted to keep the device non-touchscreen and also removed all USB ports, opting for the USB-C approach using the ThunderBolt3 ports.


The standard offering with the new Touchpad is:

Touch Bar and Touch ID
2.9GHz Processor
256 GB Storage

  • 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based SSD1
  • Intel Iris Graphics 550
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID


A fantastic Windows device, with super powerful innards, a beautiful 4K touchscreen, with a tiny bezel and svelte design this is a serious contender to the Macbook crown.


Similarly for the first best spec we have:

New XPS 13

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor

7<sup>th</sup> Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home

8GB Memory

8GB Memory

256GB Solid State Drive

256GB Solid State Drive

Touch EnabledTouch Enabled

Surface Book

The surface book is the resurgent effort from Microsoft and there Surface range. Finally packing some serious specs, looking beautiful with the ability to turn full tablet this is the best 2 in 1 on the market at the moment!


Once again comparing like we have:

Microsoft Surface Book – 256GB / Intel Core i5

  • 6th Gen Intel Core i5  with 8GB Dedicated GPU
  • 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display
  • Surface Pen included
  • Windows 10 Pro
Now £1,439.10 incl. VAT

Others to consider…

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