What laptop suits one person’s needs may not be what is best for another person, as different models are designed to cater for different tasks. 2015 has seen a myriad of dissimilar but arguably as good laptops arrive on the market. If you are shopping for a laptop this Christmas, take a look at the following five great buys.

 

Apple MacBook Air 11inch

 

If your two main concerns are a good battery and a good price, then the Apple Macbook Air 11 Inch might be for you. It features one of the best batteries on the market today for £749. There are cheaper laptops out there, of course, but none will come close to matching the battery life of this one. A lot of the features are similar to the previous model, such as the 4GB of DDR3 memory and the Intel 5000 integrated graphics, however this new Macbook Air has replaced the 1.3GHz Core i5 dual-core chip with the faster 1.4GHz processor. All in all, this is a high quality mid-range Macbook with a truly outstanding battery life.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2

 

At £500, the IdealPad Yoga 2 by Lenovo is another relatively inexpensive laptop that still packs a pretty good punch. It offers a pretty standard but reliable performance and thus is a very good option for anyone trying to find the right balance between performance and price. The Yoga designs are especially interesting as they get their name from the screen’s ability to flip back 360 degrees. You can flip it all the way back so it resembles a tablet, or make an A-shape to stand the laptop up for screening DVDs or online videos, making it an excellent laptop for non-gaming related entertainment purposes.

 

Schenker XMG C703

 

There are two options on this list for gamers and this first one is the least expensive option, though it will still cost you a pretty penny. However, the £1250 approximate price is well spent as you get a fantastic gaming laptop with very powerful features. The screen is a magnificent 17 inches while also being one of the slimmest and lightest gaming laptops on the market, with a chassis measuring just 22mm. The Schenker XMG C703 only weighs 2.68kg, yet still manages to fit in a quad-core i7 processor and GeForce graphics card.

 

Gigabyte P35W v2

 

The second of the gaming laptops on this list is the pricier of the two at £1399, but it is only outshined in performance by the nearly £4000 Alienware 18. This Gigabyte really does provide the hardcore gamer with everything they need though, with a quad-core Intel Core i7 and 16 GB of memory. It runs at 2.5 GHz and features an nVidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics card. It’s even slimmer than the Schenker at 20.9mm, and lighter too, though not by much. The Gigabyte is probably one of the best looking gamer laptops in existence.

 

Compaq CQ58

 

Let’s bring things back down to earth with a bump after those two gaming-focused laptops might have given your wallet a few scares. If it’s a budget laptop you need, then you won’t go far wrong with this Compaq CQ58. At about £240, it’s one of the most affordable laptops out there and actually has a pretty good battery life. It has a 15.6 inch display, an AMD processor and an E1-1200 which runs at 1.4GHz. The memory capabilities of this Compaq CQ58 are not good, with only 2GB of memory, so this won’t serve you well if you want to edit videos or play games. But for standard internet browsing, playing DVDs or Youtube videos, this is a pretty decent budget laptop.

 

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