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What are your needs?


The first thing to consider is what you'll use a laptop for most of the time. Read more

How we tested


Details of how we tested performance, ease of use and battery life. Read more

Models we tested


Check the models of laptops included in our test. Read more


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  • Compare performance, ease of use and specifications for 7 laptops with 13.3 to 15.4 inch screens
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We tested 7 laptops with screen sizes of 13.3 to 15.4 inches.

Desktop PCs are seemingly on the way out as most people adopt WiFi and enjoy the portability of a laptop. We tested the ability of 7 laptops to perform everyday computing tasks, and assessed their battery life and ease of use.

We also help you work out the specifications and features you need, and reveal which brands and retailers our members rated most reliable.