Updated on June 27, 2015 4:15 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 £ P&P
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  

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 £ P&P
PC World - 449.99 - See offer  
Currys - 449.99 - See offer  
John Lewis - 499.95 - See offer  
Amazon 599.99 - See offer  
Amazon 599.99 - See offer  

Mac or Bust : Apple MacBook Pro 13" (2015)

The MacBook Pro 13.3" is still an appealing product and performed excellently in our tests. The changes made to the 2015 model aren't monumental, but they do make the device even more of a pleasure to use. If you're looking for a top notebook (and if you have the means), this would be an excellent choice.

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Store Available Price £ P&P
Rakuten.co.uk - 740.00 +2.99 See offer  
Amazon 789.00 - See offer  
Argos.co.uk 899.00 +3.95 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 £ P&P
Amazon 994.95 - See offer  
Very - 1399.00 - See offer  
BHS Direct - 1405.00 - See offer  
Amazon 1481.22 - See offer  
Amazon 1598.22 - See offer  

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