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Best Rated HP Laptops
November 30, 2018
Over the years, HP® has provided a number of laptop models for all kinds of users. With the newest generation of laptops available for consumers, there is something for everyone looking to purchase a new PC.
HP® has added new features to its series of notebooks, including improved graphics cards from NVIDIA®, faster processors from Intel®, and higher quality audio from Bang & Olufsen. With these specs in place, it’s possible to find a computer that works for any purpose.
Whether you are planning to purchase a laptop for school, work, or creative projects, HP® has the right option for you and your budget. Here are some of HP®’s best-selling laptops for this year.
Best touch screen laptops
Touch screen laptops have grown in popularity over the past few years, and they offer flexibility and versatility for users who want a computer that serves multiple purposes. HP® has a number of touch screen computers that not only provide room for creativity but also the power to accomplish anything you throw their way.
1. HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop
This laptop comes in a number of options depending on what you need, with the 15-inch touch screen model proving to be most popular. With the 8th Generation Intel Core™ i7 processor and an advanced graphics card, the HP Spectre x360 15t laptop also boasts 16GB of memory and 256GB SSD storage for smooth performance.
It’s built for the future, too, with a 4K display and a digital pen meant to help you get the most out of your device. For those involved with graphic design or art, the HP Spectre x360 line offers a tactile experience with enough speed to help you create your projects fast.
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass display built for toughness
- Tablet mode
- HP Fast Charge technology for easier recharges
- Fingerprint reader for added security
2. HP ENVY x360 convertible laptop
With Intel’s Core i7 processor and more than enough SSD storage at 512GB, the HP ENVY x360 convertible laptop is a favorite among those who need a touch screen computer that delivers performance. It is specifically designed to respond to precise commands and its Windows 10 Home 64 makes it easy to simplify your to-do list.
It also has four distinct modes to help you create all your sketches and handwritten notes, and easily handle on-screen navigation. You also don’t have to worry about running out of battery because this laptop stays powered for up to 7 hours. Along with a 4K touch and micro-edged display, you have all the tools you need in order to explore your creativity.
- 16GB of RAM
- Bang & Olufsen audio
- Full-size, backlit keyboard
- Lightweight at 4.76 lbs
3. HP Pavilion 15z touch screen laptop
For those looking for a reasonably-priced touch screen computer, the HP Pavilion 15z touch screen laptop offers quality graphics and plenty of storage at an affordable price tag. 8GB of memory and 1TB HDD storage allows you to run almost any application you want, and the included AMD Ryzen™ 3 processor runs seamlessly with video and photo-editing software.
The high-quality audio is another reason to consider this portable notebook. Touting HP Audio Boost, B&O PLAY capability, and HP speakers, this device can play your favorite music at any volume. You also have a choice of which color you want to show off with three different options available.
- 15.6-inch touch screen display
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- Windows 10 Home 64
Best HP Chromebooks
More and more of our lives are shifting to the internet, and HP® took that into consideration by creating a brand-new line of HP Chromebooks meant to surf the net with ease. Not only are these laptops a great option for those on a budget, but they deliver a surprising amount of power for such light devices.
4. HP Chromebook 11-inch laptop
If portability is a requirement, you can’t get lighter than the HP Chromebook 11-inch laptop. Its ENERGY STAR®-certified design means that not only are you helping the planet by using less energy, but you also don’t have to worry about laptop battery life when you are taking your computer away from a power source. In fact, it can last up to an impressive 11 hours.
It also includes an 11.6-inch HD display meant to make videos and photos look their absolute best, while the Chrome OS™ offers fast loading times. With this laptop, you can discover a whole host of applications meant for play and functionality.
- Slim design
- Intel Turbo Boost technology for processing power
- 16GB of storage
- Intel HD Graphics 400
5. HP Chromebook x360 convertible laptop
Along with portability, it’s nice to know that your notebook will hold up to whatever you throw its way. The HP Chromebook x360 11-inch laptop was created for those planning to take their devices with them wherever they go. With software that encourages collaboration and online learning, this can be the perfect option for students or teachers who need a laptop that will last.
It’s also a good option for creatives looking to draw and take notes with their device. With 360-degree rotation, you can go from watching your favorite movie one moment to finishing your homework the next.
- 8GB of RAM
- 12 hours of battery life
- Corning Gorilla Glass for extra protection
- Battery-free HP x360 11EMR pen
6. HP Chromebook 13-inch laptop
With a slightly larger screen than most Chromebooks available on the market, professionals will have a device they can take anywhere with the HP Chromebook 13-inch laptop. It makes giving presentations in meetings easy with its 13.3-inch Quad High Definition display and port for external 4K displays. Along with high-quality audio from B&O PLAY, video conferencing sounds and looks clearer, too.
It also includes 32GB of RAM storage and 16GB of memory for small projects you may need to complete on-the-go without an internet connection. Along with the high-speed Chrome OS 64 and a number of accessories available, this HP Chromebook is designed to help you get your work done and get it done well.
- Chrome security provides extra protection
- Chromebook docking capability for USB charging and multiple displays
- Multi-format digital media reader
- Lightweight at 2.86 lbs
Best HP notebooks
A quality notebook computer can be essential to accomplishing major tasks or creating projects that you are proud of. HP® is well-known for designing high-powered laptops with plenty of storage and gorgeous displays, all while making them affordable and easy to operate no matter what your needs.
7. HP ProBook 470 G5 notebook
Whether you need your computer to function in the office or your home, the HP ProBook 470 G5 notebook has a beautiful 17.3-inch HD display at 1600 x 900 resolution. Along with 128GB SSD storage and an NVIDIA GeForce® 930MX graphics card, you have enough power to watch your favorite television shows or YouTube channels and accomplish whatever you need to in the office.
It’s also created for easy docking, so you can connect your computer to a larger display at work before slipping it into your bag to take home. It looks good, too, thanks to the silver finish and aluminum casing.
- Quad-core performance for extra power
- Single docking cable
- Skype for Business™
- HP Noise Cancellation
8. HP 17z notebook
The HP 17-inch notebook is designed to last for the long run, both into the future and during your daily use thanks to the HP Fast Charge battery. You can also pick from a 17-inch display in High Definition (HD) or Full High Definition (FHD) in addition to processors that can help you make your to-do list a breeze.
For those who need the extra storage options for media and software, the HP 17z laptop has a 1TB HDD to store plenty of video, photos, and music. It also has a brushed keyboard to round out the design, giving you a PC that’ll keep you going for several years.
- Four colors available
- Theft protection from Absolute Home & Office
- DVD writer
- Up to 8 hours of battery life
9. HP Pavilion 15-inch notebook
Over the past few years, the HP Pavilion 15-inch laptop has become a new standard for an affordable, high-performance notebook. The HP Pavilion has a slim design but packs a lot of power with 4GB of memory and 16GB of Intel Optane™ Memory so you can load your favorite applications fast.
You can also choose an optional touch screen and Windows 10 Home 64, so you can find the right specifications for either work or play. Advanced graphics from Intel make your photos and videos look the best they can be. And with the included webcam, you can see family and friends with clarity on the HD display.
- Full-sized, backlit keyboard
- Bang & Olufsen audio with HP Audio Boost
- Only 4.69 lbs
- ENERGY STAR certified
10. HP Stream 14-inch notebook
Sometimes, you just need to get back to the basics, and the HP Stream 14-inch laptop has plenty of always-connected features to keep you online for hours. It’s specifically designed for a portable life. And with a WiFi antenna, you can take your work wherever you want. Vibrant color options for your device will help you make a statement no matter where you take your HP Stream notebook.
Excel, OneNote, Word, and the other programs in the Office 365 Personal Suite are also included. Along with Microsoft 10 in S Mode, you have access to more than 1TB of OneDrive for those large files you don’t want taking up space on your device.
- Up to 14 hours of battery life
- 14-inch HD display
- Light at 3.17 lbs
- Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600
Best HP gaming laptops
Computers are made for more than work. They can also be a great way to connect with friends and opponents from all corners of the globe. With HP gaming laptops, you can have a smooth, quality gaming experience with plenty of power and decreased lag times.
11. HP Pavilion 15-inch gaming laptop
If entertainment is the main reason you are purchasing a new computer, then you don’t need to look any further than the HP Pavilion 15-inch gaming laptop. Any type of media should run well on this PC, and with the renowned NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, you can play pretty much anything you want. It is also designed with a 144 Hz refresh rate for competitive players.
In addition to a 17.3-inch display, you’ve got plenty of room for a variety of games and media on the 1TB HDD. The powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7 makes it possible to run a number of applications at once, as well.
- Dragon Red backlit keyboard
- Compatibility with VR, 4K, and FHD
- 3 USB ports for additional devices and monitors
- Choice of Windows 10 Home 64 or Windows 10 Pro 64
12. HP OMEN X 17-inch gaming laptop
As one of the top models on the market for gaming, the HP OMEN X 17 gaming laptop creates an immersive experience whether you are a pro or just starting out. It includes advanced thermal technology to help you avoid crashes and a mechanical keyboard that can help you make precise movements. Whether you plan to game in 4K or FHD, fast refresh rates make sure you don’t miss a thing.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card makes games look their best, while the Intel Core processor allows for fantastic performance. It also features two Thunderbolt ports for additional devices, and HP® has made the HP OMEN upgradable for those who want a more personalized device.
- HDMI port for additional monitors
- 17.3-inch FHD
- 32GB of DDR4 RAM
- Battery fast charge
Whatever your needs are in a new laptop, it’s likely that HP® has the right notebook. Browsing our site can allow you to see the wide variety available to you, while this guide can help you pick your perfect laptop.
About the Author: Daniel Horowitz is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Daniel is a New York-based author and has written for publications such as USA Today, Digital Trends, Unwinnable Magazine, and many other media outlets.