Updated on 21 June 2016 by

The best notebook for personal use is priced reasonably and exhibits convenient features like portability and good configuration, and is also attractive in appearance.

The application requirements of personal laptops differ from person to person since their uses can typically be anything from gaming and multimedia entertainment to web browsing and social networking; consequently, the specs of your laptop largely depend on what you intend to do with it. By and large, a dual core processor with 2 GB RAM and a decent 400 GB hard drive should be appropriate for most needs.

Another key factor to reckon with is the size and weight of your book. Since personal laptops are generally required to follow you around, we would recommend screen sizes between 12 to 16 inches or the ultraportable kind that integrates essential features in a compact and light body.


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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Feb 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Display Size
15.4 in.
13.3 in.
13.3 in.
13.5 in.
12.3 in.
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1600
13.5 inches, Widescreen, 3000 x 2000
12.3 inches, Standard, 2736 x 1824
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
128 GB, Flash storage
128 GB, Flash storage
256 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
16 GB
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB, 8 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Apple OS X El Capitan
Apple OS X El Capitan
Windows 10
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
2.7 GHz, Intel Core i5-5257U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i5-6300U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core m3
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Ultraportable, Flash storage
Ultraportable
Ultraportable, Tablet
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
Display
72% Positive
28% Negative
22% Positive
78% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Keypad
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Connectivity
37% Positive
63% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Look and Feel
83% Positive
17% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative