The best laptops for everyone: Chromebooks, ultra portable laptops, student laptops and more

Laying out the kit you need, so you can take back the time to enjoy it

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You’re on the hunt for the right gear to suit the situation and don’t have the time to spend trawling the interwebs. Fear not T3 is here.

This guide will offer you the best of the best, the cream of the crop, so you know what to buy for what you need - no matter what it is.

This week it’s all about bringing you the best laptops for whatever the need. That means the ultimate folding slate of silicone for portability, for affordability or for the most efficient use of power. We’ve got Chromebooks, Microsoft Windows machines, Apple MacBooks, ultraportable laptops and more. There’s something for everyone here.

Ultraportable laptops

Welcome to our guide to the top ultraportables and the best ultrabooks 2017. 

Our favourite ultraportable laptop right now is the HP Spectre 13. The epic HP Spectre 13 is just an awesome experience that boasts both muscle and feather-like lightness. Its powerful specs are mightily impressive, too (there's a rapid Core i7 under the hood) and 256GB SSD, too. As we've said below, it really does feel like a laptop from the future. We love it and so will you.

10 best ultraportable thin and light laptops 2017

Best Chromebooks

When the Chromebook arrived a few years back it wasn't so much with a bang but with some confusion. That’s now gone. Google's Chrome OS may be essentially the Chrome browser, but it too has been improved and is very usable. 

For many, its simplicity compared to Windows and Mac OS is a real boon and Chromebooks are great laptops for school, university and those who are quite happy just using the web and Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and more. 

8 best Chromebooks 2017: our pick of the best cheap Chrome OS laptops

Best student laptops

Off to college, university or going back to school? Need a laptop? Then look no further than this list. 

We're here to guide you through the process of selecting the very best laptop for school, college or university that's great for studying (and a bit of play as well, of course).

9 best student laptops 2017 for school, college or university

Best laptops for under £1,000

For us, these are the top sub-£1,000 laptops on the market at the moment. We've deliberately chosen a selection of different types of laptop below — from Macs to ultrabooks and hybrids. 

Now it's your turn to choose how to spend your money.

The best sub-£1,000 laptops 2017