Updated on 2 December 2015 by

The best notebooks combine high processing capabilities with great usability and multimedia capabilities. The best notebook applications can take advantage of the improved hardware specs to deliver outstanding media/processing capabilities.

Another clear niches of the best performing notebooks are the Macbooks which are known for their excellent multimedia performance. They also currently have a very strong following amongst the programming crowd because of the Mac OS combines the best user interface in the market with a UNIX like OS and some great programmer productivity tools.


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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
$1,725 - $3,499
$899 - $2,049
$899 - $1,099
$1,299 - $2,449
$897 - $1,299
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Aug 2015
Feb 2015
Sep 2015
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1600
12.3 inches, Standard, 2736 x 1824
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
128 GB, Flash storage
128 GB, HDD
128 GB, Flash storage
Installed Memory
16 GB
4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Apple OS X El Capitan
Mac OS X Yosemite
Apple OS X El Capitan
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
2.7 GHz, Intel Core i5-5257U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core m3
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Ultraportable, Flash storage
Ultraportable, HDD
Ultraportable
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.8 stars
Display
72% Positive
28% Negative
22% Positive
78% Negative
28% Positive
72% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
100% Positive
Keypad
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Connectivity
37% Positive
63% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Look and Feel
83% Positive
17% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative

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