Updated on 2 December 2015 by

Whether it be HD video editing or playing high-end games, laptops having cutting edge hardware deliver incredible performance. The best high performance notebooks are used in computing, coding, gaming, designing and multimedia. These laptops produced by the manufacturers namely Apple, HP, Asus, Lenovo and Dell can be expensive with price ranging above $1000.

Specifications:
The best high performance laptops have Intel Core i7 processors and at least 4GB installed RAM. These laptops have fast processors operating at speed greater than 2 GHz. Also, hard drives with large capacity are included in the top rated high performance laptops. You can opt for laptops with flash based SSD (Solid State Drive) for faster access to system data. High performance flash based SSD consume less power when compared to HDD.

Options from manufacturers:

  • At present, Apple MacBooks are the top rated high performance notebooks available with high-resolution retina displays of 13 inch and 15 inch. The 15 inch expensive Macbooks have core i7 processors along with integrated Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT graphic processors. If you are looking for better performance in your tasks of video editing, music production, design and architecture, these MacBooks are highly recommended.
  • If you need high performance ultrabooks for business activities which can accompany you during travel, Lenovo and Samsung have lightweight laptops with durable design. You can use these Lenovo notebooks for videoconferencing because of the excellent webcams and microphones owned by them.
  • Acer laptops could be your choice with SSD for high performance and for more productivity dual-screen laptops from Asus would do great.

Choosing the best high performance notebook for you would be simpler with our product listing based on the top rated reviews from around the web.


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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Getac V110
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Getac V110
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
$1,725 - $3,499
$1,499 - $5,000
$3,298 - $4,299
$1,754 - $2,050
$1,499 - $1,999
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Jul 2015
Mar 2015
Jul 2015
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
13.5 inches, Widescreen, 3000 x 2000
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
14 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1440
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 3840 x 2160
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
256 GB, SSD
128 GB, SSD
256 GB, SSD
512 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
16 GB
8 GB, 8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i5-6300U
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i5-5200U
2.3 GHz, Intel Core i5-5300U
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Ultraportable, Tablet
Tablet, Business, SSD
Business, Ultrabook
Desktop Replacement
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
Display
72% Positive
28% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Positive
Keypad
75% Positive
25% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Negative
Connectivity
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
Performance
85% Positive
15% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
83% Positive
17% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
81% Positive
19% Negative
100% Positive

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