Updated on September 7, 2015 4:07 PM

BUYER'S GUIDE / The Best Laptops

Pick of the best notebook computers

The 4 best laptops of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value laptop, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Editor's Choice : Acer Aspire V Nitro 15

The Acer Aspire V Nitro 15 Black Edition is one of the best deals on the market right now. It's decent in all respects (picture quality, processing, games, manufacturing...) and doesn't really have any major shortcomings, just some bits that are less optimised than others. Overall, this is a good all-rounder of a laptop.

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Store Available Price £
Very - 599.00 See offer  
Laptops Direct - 719.97 See offer  
BHS Direct - 725.00 See offer  
Dabs.com - 768.66 See offer  
BT Shop - 768.66 See offer  
John Lewis - 839.90 See offer  

Mac or Bust : Apple 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display 2.5 GHz (2015)

The new 15" MacBook Pro is exceptional. It has enough processing power to stay well ahead of the competition, and it boasts first-class manufacturing, picture quality and battery life. It's a good machine for anyone with tall expectations—and a tall budget.

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Store Available Price £
Viking-direct - 1199.99 See offer  
Viking-direct - 1390.80 See offer  
Amazon 1434.99 See offer  

Best for Games : Asus ROG G751

The Asus ROG G751 is a first-rate gaming laptop. It has tons of connections and superb in-game performance, all with low fan noise and heat. Our only complaints are with this model's lack of an SSD and that the speakers could have been better.

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Store Available Price £
Very - 1399.00 See offer  
BHS Direct - 1405.00 See offer  
Amazon 1481.22 See offer  

Budget Option : Lenovo Flex 2 (15")

With the 15" Flex 2, Lenovo has made a slightly better machine than the original Flex. The display is a tad better and has higher resolution, but still has a way to go. It's also nice to have a DVD drive this time around. On the whole, the Flex 2 is a decent, enjoyable laptop for productivity and lightweight multimedia usage, aided in part by its handy "stand" mode.

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Store Available Price £
Currys - 449.99 See offer  
PC World - 449.99 See offer  
John Lewis - 499.95 See offer  

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