If your laptop is on the go-slow and breaks your back when you lug it to meetings, then there are loads of options available to change. New laptops are faster, lighter and a whole lot prettier to look at thanks to the latest technological advancements.
Here’s our top 4 reasons to upgrade your laptop…
1. Finding the right laptop has never been easier
Say goodbye to… Spending hours trying to understand what laptop suits you best
Finding the right laptop
To help you narrow down the choice of laptops we’ve divided them into some lifestyle categories – Achieve, Everyday, Social and Gaming. Explore the categories at What’s your story?
Or try the Windows Premium Collection. A curated set of laptops hand-picked by Microsoft for performance, style and design.
Learn more about the Windows 10 Premium Collection
2. Everything is faster with SSD
Say goodbye to… Slow load times and lazy wake-ups
Newer laptops now feature a solid state drive – aka an SSD – making copying files and loading programs much quicker than with a traditional hard drive. They’re small and don’t contain any moving parts – so laptops with an SSD are quieter to load and lighter to carry around.
Lenovo Yoga 530 2 in 1
Lenovo’s Yoga 530 2-in-1 laptop features SSD tech. It weighs a mere 1.6kg and offers superfast boot-up speeds and seamless multitasking – all thanks to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processing power.
A 360° hinged screen lets you easily flip it into tablet mode, while its wide-angle FHD display and Dolby Audio Premium make it the perfect laptop for watching movies on the go.
Check out the Lenovo Yoga 530 2-in-1
3. You get the best from Windows 10
Say goodbye to… Operating systems designed solely for laptops with the all-encompassing Windows 10
Windows 10 is intuitive to use and comes with some great new features. From the built-in personal assistant Cortana to Windows Ink, that lets you scribble on web pages.
Even the Start menu has been improved with the addition of a snazzy Live Tiles feature for all your apps. And the software has been optimised to get the best possible experience out of every device – be it laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone.
Here are 10 things to know about Windows 10
HP Envy x360
The HP Envy x360 lets you get the best out of all Windows 10 has to offer. It works great as a notebook thanks to AMD Ryzen, Radeon Vega graphics and 10.5 hours of battery life. An ultra-bright FHD micro-edge display and Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers are great for music and video content.
Check out the HP Envy x360
Microsoft Surface Pro
Looking for a laptop-tablet hybrid that lets you design and create? Then check out the Microsoft Surface Pro. This laptop-tablet hybrid is ‘faster and more powerful’ than previous Surface tablets – so it can run the most demanding Adobe software.
Add the Surface Pen and you have a mobile design studio.
Get the Microsoft Surface Pro
4. Portability and power combined
Say goodbye to… Lugging around a bulky laptop
Portability and power
Laptops can be thinner than a paperback and lighter than a small bag of sugar – while boasting the most powerful tech.
How do they do it?
Wrapped in a single piece of lightweight aluminium
Using fast and compact SSD storage
Ditching the DVD drive
Favouring USB 3.0 and even smaller USB Type-C ports
While 8th Generation Intel Core and Core M processors ensure they’re still powerful tools. Read more about Intel 8th Gen processors
Dell XPS 13
Take the new Dell XPS 13. Weighing just 1.2kg it’s the world’s smallest 13-inch laptop. Its 8th Gen Intel Quad Core i7 processor means it can tackle the most demanding of tasks, while Dell Cinema technologies make it perfect for streaming movies and your favourite tunes.