Updated: December 5, 2014 2:17 PM
By Bénigne Millière
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

Asus N550JK award
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Asus N550JK

The Asus N550JK is an outstanding, versatile laptop. Only the most demanding gamers should find fault with it. Tech-savvy users might want to replace the HDD with an SSD to boost the performance even further and get the absolute most out of this stellar PC.

Best of the rest

Five-Star MacBook

Apple MacBook Pro 15" (2013) award

Apple MacBook Pro 15" (2013)
This year's MacBook Pro 15" is one of the best laptops we've reviewed for this form factor. Anyone who loves quality images will love this computer. Our only qualm with it is the limited number of connections ports. Everything else is great... if not perfect!

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Best Deal

Acer Aspire V Nitro 15

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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Budget Option

Lenovo Flex 2 (15")

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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