- Top Laptop Manufacturers
- The best manufacturers of reliable laptops by price-performance ratio
- The best manufacturers of premium laptops
- The best manufacturers of gaming laptops
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The modern market of portable computers is literally flooded with offers in many different variations of form factors (laptops, ultrabooks, “transformers”, netbooks, etc.) and. d.). And these offers come from many manufacturers. It would seem that certain parameters depend on the specific model and its specifications. But in fact a lot can be said about the laptop is his brand and, accordingly, the company-manufacturer. Expertology specialists have prepared for you a rating of the most prominent and respectable laptop manufacturers from different perspectives.
Top Laptop Manufacturers
|The best manufacturers of reliable notebooks by price-performance ratio||1||DELL||4.9|
|The best manufacturers of premium laptops||1||Apple||4.9|
|The best manufacturers of gaming laptops||1||MSI||4.9|
|The best manufacturer of inexpensive and compact laptops||1||Acer||4.8|
The best manufacturers of reliable laptops by price-performance ratio
Let’s start with the obvious parameter in terms of importance to the consumer, which is also the most difficult when it comes to a specific choice. It’s about value for money. Our experts have distinguished four manufacturers, which are mostly known for their good-quality “workhorses” at a reasonable price.
The first manufacturer on our list is a huge American corporation with a rich and ancient history. DELL produces a wide model range of electronics of various kinds, among which there are premium and even gaming laptops (after the purchase of A
Most of the model range of DELL laptops are made in a metal (aluminum) case – this is an undeniable plus. A characteristic feature of DELL laptops is a comfortable keyboard with large spacing between keys, most of which have water-resistant qualities.
The technological basis of almost all DELL laptops is the Intel central processor in a wide range of variations – from Core i3 to i7.
A separate plus is the use of Waves MaxxAudioPro technology that allows the appropriate software to accurately recognize the voice, reduces background noise during voice communication, adds stereo effects to the standard sound.
The closest examples of series with acceptable performance for an affordable price are VOSTRO, compact LATITUDE and, of course, the well known INSPIRON.
- aluminum enclosures;
- excellent sound, both output and input;
- Weatherproof and comfortable keyboards;
- Extreme minimalism in design.
The second brand in our rating is not less, if not better known and loved by the mass consumer than the previous one. Owned by China’s AsusTek Computer Inc. Produces the richest range of electronics, an impressive share of which are high-performance laptops at affordable prices. In terms of price to quality ratio, ASUS is literally “breathing down the neck” of DELL Corporation, lagging behind by literally one or two points, according to a number of independent expert reviews.
A notable advantage of ASUS’ best-priced, best-performing laptops is the quality of materials and build. This is really the best choice for “field conditions”, long-term comfortable use with not the most careful attitude towards the device.
Another factor, inherent to ASUS, is the lightning-fast implementation and adaptation of innovations. The company’s engineers work 24/7 to develop outstanding new products in one way or another. And if an innovation is created by a third-party developer, then you can be 100% sure that ASUS will implement it in its next brainchild in record time.
And where the company should “tighten up” is in terms of feedback, service and customer support. For example, ASUS’ web support is frankly weak.
- Rapid learning and innovation;
- are known for their reliability, durability and “stress-resistance”;
- High quality materials and construction;
- Somewhat weak user support.
The American company Hewlett-Packard comes next in the rating from Expertology. For many years it has been more common for ordinary users to call the brand by its abbreviated name – HP.
At different periods under the brand HP came out different series of inexpensive and good-quality laptops – these were Pavil
Not least of all the stability of HP laptops in operation and their “viability” in general is provided by a strict company policy aimed at adhering to high quality standards for components. Hewlett-Packard really don’t skimp on the quality of materials and parts even in budget laptops, let alone mid-range devices.
Against the background of all these advantages in HP laptops traced one disadvantage – a significant percentage of cases of cooling problems. Of course, this is not a 100% pattern and it varies from series to series. But our experts recommend that before choosing a specific model, in the most detailed way to study user reviews specifically on this parameter.
- reliability and durability;
- High-quality materials and components, regardless of the class of the particular model;
- high levels of stability and uptime;
- cooling problems are not uncommon.
And the brand, which in terms of the optimal ratio of price and quality raises no doubts, completes this group of ratings. Lenovo laptops – it’s a truly mass-produced, a great opportunity to get for reasonable money quite “fast” and reliable machine. For the sake of fairness it is worth mentioning that Lenovo does not disown the most demanding users, and the company offers quite elite, expensive series and even gaming models.
As a manufacturer, the Chinese corporation Lenovo Group
If we talk about the disadvantages of Lenovo laptops, the most notable point is this. The manufacturer is often in a hurry to launch a new product, which leads to a noticeable percentage of engineering flaws and other miscalculations. Of course, this does not apply to the entire range of products, otherwise the company would have long gone bankrupt, but our experts recommend choosing not to try to grab the latest novelty, and wait for feedback from the first users.
- some of the most affordable prices in the mass for very productive laptops;
- A very decent user support;
- The widest range of models and modifications of laptops in the trade offerings;
- there are punctures with the “dampness” of new products;
- Mostly too “plain” in design (budget and middle class).
The best manufacturers of premium laptops
The second group of manufacturers in our rating are companies, known for their laptops, which without any reservations belong to the premium class. If you consider a laptop not only as a working tool, but also as an element of style and status, then “you’re here”.
Despite the fact that this company with its logo in the form of an apple bitten is familiar only to wild tribes somewhere in Polynesia (and even that is not a fact), some key points for which laptops Apple is so loved and revered around the world, it is still worth if not to clarify, then to remind.
Reliability, stability and durability are hard to beat in some places, but for Apple notebooks it’s hard to say anything else. These devices really work “as it should. Of course, nothing in the world is 100% flawless, but Apple laptops are the closest to that flawlessness. You can be completely confident that your MacBook (Pro or Air – it doesn’t matter) will be working exactly the same in a year or three as it did the first day after you bought it. Such, rather usual phenomenon, as “degeneration” and system clogging, typical for other platforms, in Apple laptops with a native operating system is almost completely absent.
The company also pays close attention to ergonomics and quality of materials. To say that the Apple laptop is a pleasure to work with is to say nothing. And this is not a subjective statement, it says it all – the design, mechanics, design features, even some small details. Nothing rattles, snaps, creaks or falls apart over time.
We can continue to praise Apple laptops for a long time, but this is enough. We can only add that the whole set of advantages generate one very important consequence – an extremely high liquidity of the laptop, used. If a laptop from any other manufacturer loses half its value as soon as you take it out of the store, a MacBook can still be sold after a year for 70% of its market value.
- The No. 1 brand in the world;
- The exceptional liquidity of used laptops;
- unparalleled aesthetics and ergonomics;
- The complete absence of the effect of “degeneration” of the operating system;
- Perfect quality of materials and assembly;
- status thing;
- high cost (in the context of the market of premium models is not a disadvantage).
And the second manufacturer in the group ranking of premium laptops is Microsoft. Some may find it strange how the top producer of Software “squeezed” into the company of manufacturers Hardware, and even premium laptops. But people who know what I mean. Let us also clarify this point for our reader.
Due to Microsoft’s obvious specialization, the range of laptops that come out under this brand is, to put it mildly, small. But what is there is definitely noteworthy. Of course, we’re talking about Microsoft’s Surface Laptop series.
As blasphemous as it may sound for Apple fans, but the most important technical characteristics of Surface in its pure form really give a head start to any “Apple” notebook. This was stated explicitly, without any reservations, already at the Surface presentation last year by the vice president of Microsoft Panos Panay. In his words, “The Surface Laptop is lighter and thinner than any MacBook … it’s more powerful and lasts longer in battery life.”. And if you look at the electronic “stuffing” of this beautiful brainchild of Microsoft, its physical and ergonomic indicators, then you have to admit Panay is right.
Of course, Microsoft’s dominance of the Surface in parts does not make Apple laptops worse than they are, as technology in this class should be considered as a whole. This just goes to show that Apple laptops have a really worthy competitor.
- exquisite design;
- A recognized competitor to Apple;
- Respectable autonomy;
- power and high performance;
- Not everyone recognizes the reasonableness of the cost.
The best manufacturers of gaming laptops
The next group in our ranking of the best laptop manufacturers is a special. Here we will talk about the companies that took on the extremely difficult task of designing and manufacturing gaming laptops that would not be inferior to desktop computers. Specialists from Exertology identified three manufacturers on the market today, which not only set this goal, but also successfully cope with it.
MSI stands for Micro-Star International, which is exactly what it stands for (with the prefix Co., Ltd) is a Taiwanese company which has been producing quality electronics since 1986.
MSI is a relatively newcomer to the “club” of full-fledged gaming notebook makers, but in full force and on all fronts. MSI GAMING lineup includes a whole range of gaming notebooks: Titan, Dominator, Stealth, Phantom and more, with a variety of modifications and options.
MSI does not skimp on the most important functional modules and gaming notebooks equipped with the most powerful and efficient processors, graphics cards, memory. Patented Cooler Boost Titan technology is used for cooling. Available in models with screens from 15 to 18 inches.
For the most part MSI gaming notebooks design is a real delight – futuristic forms, curved slim lines, bright, aggressive colors, hypnotizing shimmering backlights – all this contributes to an appropriate environment for a sophisticated gamer.
Another plus for the company – the department of innovation has contrived lightning fast implementation in a new series of all the brightest novelties, inventions and ideas.
- A wide selection of models and modifications;
- record time for innovation;
- efficient cooling;
- mostly impressive design;
- No clear disadvantages noted.
Continues the rating of manufacturers of gaming laptops company, which is well known to every gamer. And if you don’t know, we’d like to stress that Razer has specialized in gaming devices since the early days. So Razer has “gaming” absolutely everything, just by definition – mice, keyboards, accessories and, of course, laptops.
Gaming laptops Razer, namely the series Razer Blade are famous for its beautiful and strong housing, made of anodized aluminum, coated with a special compound, giving a characteristic shade.
The latest generation Blade has yet another technical highlight that the manufacturer itself points out as an achievement and pride. We’re talking about the unique backlighting of the keyboard, which now has a fantastic number of modes. If a gamer suddenly has the desire, you can assign a different color to each key – more than 16 million available combinations of colors will help you in this. So, in terms of keyboard personalization, the long-standing rivalry between Razer, MSI and A
- an illustrious brand;
- The narrowest, gaming, specialization;
- Keyboard customization is beyond compare;
- power, reliability, performance laptops;
- High Noise Threshold in High Performance Mode.
This is a manufacturer, under the brand name of which produces countless series and modifications of laptops of different form factors, capacities and price categories. In this wide range, a prominent place is given to compact notebooks at an affordable price. In fact, it is the budget models that are the focus in terms of market penetration, and it is this factor that has earned the respect of the company.
Acer is a Taiwanese company, producing high-quality and mostly inexpensive electronics for over 40 years. Currently in the segment of low-cost compact notebooks the number of its sales is almost unmatched in the world. At least, if we take Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, this is true. One of the most popular and recognizable series is the Aspire.
Compact laptops Acer – reliable “machines”, sturdy, strong and quite fast, as for such a price in mass. Of course, as far as design and aesthetics are concerned Acer laptops are far away from gaming or premium models, but that wasn’t the company’s original goal.
- Very affordable compared to peers;
- great customer service;
- quality and reliability;
- an obvious “budget” already on the design level.