​The Best Laptops for Work and School in 2018

​The Best Laptops for Work and School in 2018

Published by Carly on Aug 29th 2018

Whether you are writing a paper for a college class or working while on the road for business, a reliable laptop is a valuable asset when you have to get things done. There are several laptops available right now for a variety of price points that are sure to meet your needs. We have laid out our favorite laptop choices below!

HP Spectre

This 13-inch laptop carries many cutting-edge features, including a touchscreen and fast CPU. The “Ultrabook” that is the HP Spectre is incredibly light and thin, making it particularly easy to carry anywhere from work to school. HP boasts that the Spectre’s screen has over two million pixels and is finished with Gorilla glass for a durable, yet dazzling, display. This laptop is a solid option for anything from surfing the web, to streaming, to word processing. The HP Spectre is available starting at $1,299.

Acer Spin 5

If you are looking for a laptop and tablet duo for an affordable price, then the Acer Spin 5 is a great choice for you. While this 2-in-1 would likely be placed in the “value” category, that does not mean that it is lacking in performance. This device is available in 13-inch and 15-inch, both of which transform relatively effortlessly from laptop to tablet. It comes with a stylus, which is an added bonus for anything from sketching to note taking. Also, Acer is the first company to sell laptops with Amazon’s Alexa built in, essentially allowing you to utilize the laptop’s commands similar to an Amazon Echo. The Acer Spin 5 is available starting at $757.

Microsoft Surface Book 2

For a top of the line, versatile 2-in-1 device, look no further than the Surface Book 2. Referred to by some as “the most powerful 2-in-1 laptop in the world”, this device offers just about anything you could want from a laptop. There are 4 “modes” that the device can contour to: Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, Studio Mode, or View Mode. Thanks to the processor within the Surface Book 2, Microsoft claims that you can run professional-grade software all day long on this laptop. If you choose a model with a graphics card, you will be able to do things such as video editing or gaming, if desired. This laptop is available in 13-inch or 15-inch, and the larger your device, the more powerful it comes. The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is available starting at $1,199.

Apple MacBook Pro

In the world of premium laptops, it does not get much better than the newest MacBook Pro. While it certainly would not be called “affordable”, MacBooks are always top of the line devices and the newest addition to this line is no different. Available in 13-inch and 15-inch, it includes a thin OLED display right above the keyboard called the “Touch Bar”, which replaces the function keys and changes in each program that you are using to allow for varied functionality. Also, the Touch Bar allows you to can unlock the laptop with your finger print using Touch ID. If you are in the fields of coding, editing, or design, not only can the MacBook handle the different programs that you need, but there is likely not a better choice on the market to fit your needs (except possibly the Surface Book 2 above). This laptop offers the sleek design of its predecessors, but with more power for higher performance than ever before. The Apple MacBook Pro is available starting at $1,799.

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