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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.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2015

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)


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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
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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

  • The latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display gets a Force Touch trackpad and better battery capacity than its predecessor, but it faces stiff competition.


  • Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.


  • - The highlight, of course, is its Retina Display, which is a 15.4in IPS affair with a stunning resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 – that’s 220ppi.
    - Getting to the glass touchpad, meanwhile, it’s still the best we’ve used, rivalled only by the cream of the Windows laptop crop.


  • The innovative Microsoft Surface Book offers comfortable ergonomics, a big, beautiful screen, more than 15 hours of battery life, and the power to make short work of everyday and multimedia tasks. It's the first premium detachable-hybrid tablet to earn our Editors' Choice.


  • An impressive display, superb battery life and 2-in-1 versatility make the Surface Book one of the most exciting laptops yet, but its high price narrows the appeal.


  • While it's not nearly as refined as the new fourth-gen Surface Pro, Microsoft's Surface Book is a powerful, feature-filled premium hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first.


  • The Getac V110 is a well-made ruggedized laptop with a lightweight design, best-in-class durability, and strong performance in testing. Bonus: It's also more affordable than the competition.


  • The fully rugged Getac V110 convertible can take a beating and delivers a powerful Core i5 punch in a portable design.


  • The latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is an incredibly thin and light business ultrabook that features a premium design with a 14-inch touch screen and all-day battery life.


  • The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent business ultraportable, offering strong performance, long battery life and an improved keyboard, all in a svelte and durable design.


  • The Carbon is a good laptop
    in every department and a big improvement over its


  • The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501J-DS71T is a premium desktop-replacement laptop that not only offers category-leading performance in most tests, but does so for a very affordable price.


  • The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J offers a 4K display, great performance and excellent audio in an attractive package.

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    You want a laptop that looks nice. Asus understands that. That’s why the company has tried so hard to build a better MacBook. The ZenBook line has given birth to many beautiful, powerful, desirable machines that offer PC people a chance to preen—even when they’re surrounded by MacBooks at their local cafe.