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The previous year saw the markets being flooded with laptops of all sizes and configurations. With the size of the hardware components of these devices decreasing, they now seem to be on a no-fat diet. At the same time, software specifications are reaching a pinnacle, making them even more intelligent.

With more and more players coming into this highly competitive market of laptops, the consumers are bound to benefit as the prices come plummeting down. Here's a look at some of the top laptops available in the market across various segments.
Best Ultra-portable Laptops for 2018
Dell XPS 13
  • Processor - 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U
  • Memory - 4GB
  • Storage - 128GB
  • Graphics - Intel HD Graphics
  • Screen - 13.3" FHD AG (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge display
  • Price - USD 800 (approximately)

This is the world's first laptop with a virtually borderless display. It comes with a solid state hard drive and a non-touch display. It is studded with stereo speakers and a wide-screen HD webcam.
HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop-13t touch
  • Processor - Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7 GHz, Intel Core i7-7560U 2.4 GHz
  • Memory - 16GB
  • Storage - 256GB, 360GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Screen - 13.3" FHD touch display
  • Price - USD 1300 (approximately)

It is the thinnest ultrabook made by HP. It comes with a 360 degree hinge which makes it highly convertible. It has the long battery support of around 16 hours and is studded with a high resolution 4k display and HP audio boost system.
Apple 12-inch MacBook 1.2GHz
  • Processor - 1.2 GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core m3 processor
  • Memory - 8GB
  • Storage - 256GB
  • Graphic - Intel HD Graphics 615
  • Screen - 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • Price - USD 1300 (approximately)

This ultra-stylish, ultra-thin MacBook is faster and more powerful than ever. It is suitable for daily computing, and can upgrade to faster Solid State Devices with a 3.6 GHz Turbo Boost processor. It has around 10 hours of battery support and comes with a retina display.
Best Budget Laptops for 2018
Acer Swift 1 (SF113-31-P5CK)
  • Processor - Intel Pentium N4200, Quad-core 1.10 GHz
  • Memory - 4 GB
  • Storage - 64 GB
  • Graphic - Intel HD Graphics 505
  • Screen - 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • Price – USD 330 (approximately)

This is a budget friendly, lightweight laptop. It is a thin and portable device. It comes with a backlit keyboard which makes typing comfortable. It has a fair amount of battery and connectivity support.
Lenovo Miix 320
  • Processor - Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Processor, 1.44GHz
  • Memory - 4GB
  • Storage - 64 GB
  • Graphic - Intel HD Graphics 400
  • Screen - 10.1-inch FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS LED Multitouch
  • Price - USD 350 (approximately)

The Lenovo Miix 320 is a budget-friendly, fully functional laptop as well as a tablet. It comes with a removable keyboard and a touch screen display to function as a tablet. This device has an elegant design and a light weight, which makes it easy to carry, while traveling.
Asus VivoBook W202
  • Processor - Intel Celeron Dual-Core N3350 Processor, Intel Pentium Qua-Core N4200 Processor, 1.6 GHz
  • Memory - 2 GB
  • Storage - 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
  • Graphic - Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Screen - 11.6-inch, LED backlit HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare
  • Price - USD 280 (approximately)

This device is ideal for education. It has efficient performance which makes learning fun. It supports a wide range of connectivity and has stereo speakers. It comes with an anti glare display. Overall a budget-friendly machine.
Best Gaming Laptops for 2018
Alienware 17
  • Processor - 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Memory - 8GB
  • Storage - 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD – 2TB SSD, 1TB HDD
  • Graphic - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series
  • Screen - 17.3-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare 
  • Price - USD 1300 (approximately)

Alienware is well known for high end graphics and this laptop is one such to roll-out of the stable. The laptop offers a great screen, hard drive and processing power. The only disappointment is the battery life, you will always need to keep your charger around.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
  • Processor - 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • Memory - 8GB
  • Storage - 1TB
  • Graphic - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
  • Screen - 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare
  • Price - USD 800 (approximately)

This machine is absolutely stunning. It has all the specs that gamers look for. The powerful graphic card gives you a wonderful gaming experience. The non-touch, anti-glare display adds to the gaming glory. It comes with a revolutionary cooling technology, so that the CPU doesn't heat up.
ASUS Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501
  • Processor - Intel Core i7 7700HQ Processor, Intel Core i5 7300HQ Processor
  • Memory - 24 GB
  • Storage - SSD 256GB/512GB/1TB
  • Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design, with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Screen - 15.6" LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 120Hz Anti-Glare
  • Price - USD 2700 (approximately)

This is the world's slimmest gaming laptop. The thin and light weight design takes the gaming experience to a new level. It comes with an innovative hinge and a fan designed to keep the CPU cool.
The Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) and the powerful processor makes it a perfect one to compete with the high end gaming laptops.
Best Business Laptops for 2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th gen)
  • Processor - Intel Core i7-7600U Processor
  • Memory - 16GB
  • Storage - 1TB
  • Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Screen - 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare Non-Touch
  • Price - USD 1400 (approximately)

This is one of the best in class business laptop. It comes with a carbon fiber reinforced body, which makes it durable. It is Lenovo's lightest and thinnest business laptop. This laptop is tested against a number of durability tests. It comes with an excellent battery life and a rapid charging feature.
Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch
  • Processor - 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Memory - 16 GB
  • Storage - 256 GB
  • Graphics - Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, automatic graphics switching, Intel HD Graphics 630
  • Screen - 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • Price - USD 2400 (approximately)

The MacBook Pro is faster, lighter, and thinner than its predecessors. This beautiful machine comes with a retina display and a finger touch unlocking system.
The powerful i7 processor along with graphics card make it an ultimate laptop.If you are passionate about buying a business book then this model is for you.
Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Processor - Intel Core 7th-generation m3, i5, or i7
  • Memory - 4GB
  • Storage - SSD 128GB
  • Graphics -  Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Screen - 12.3” PixelSense Display
  • Price – USD 800 (approximately)

The new Microsoft Surface Pro is a device which can be used in a laptop, studio and a tablet mode. This portable device comes with a good battery support and superb memory storage. Studded with a faster processor this laptop gives you an exceptional performance.
These are some of the best laptops mentioned based on some of the important features. The prices and specifications may vary, depending on regional prices and applicable discounts (if any). Happy shopping. Cheers!