With the incredible speed at which technology keeps upgrading, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if your beloved 2-year-old laptop lags behind. The latest laptop models are engineered to cater to a wide variety of users. Which is why you will find laptops that are ultraportables, which weight less than 2 pounds, and laptops that are gaming behemoths that weigh 10 pounds or more as well. It is also essential for you to understand that your standard definition of a laptop is not the same as it was. There are dozens of convertible designs with touch interfaces that have replaced the standard clamshell design.

Buying a laptop isn’t an easy task. Plus, since you will be spending a significant amount of money, it has to be worth every penny you shell out. Which is why you need to acquaint yourself with the top laptops of the year before you begin laptop shopping.

Dell XPS 13
The 2019 Dell XPS 13 does away with its one irksome caveat—the webcam position. However, the latest version of this amazing laptop sports a smaller webcam that fits into the top bezel perfectly. The Dell XPS 13 is a compact and classy laptop that features a 4k touchscreen. The laptop has one of the best keyboards among the ultraportable class, with a dedicated Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys instead of the Fn key/ cursor-arrow combinations. The entire system is energy-efficient and has a respectable battery size, which implies that it can last all day. This magnificent, all-encompassing laptop starts at just $900 and is equipped with all the features of a high-end laptop.

Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370
The Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 has acquired a spot in the list of top laptops as it is equipped with powerful core components without compromising on its aesthetic appeal. It is powered by the Kaby Lake R 8th-generation processor and has a 16GB RAM, which is plenty. Additionally, it has a super-fast PCIe SSD, which contributes to making it one of the top laptops of 2019. Its incredible 2-in-1 design allows you to use it as both a laptop and a tablet at the price of $1,099. Though this laptop costs more than a regular one, you should consider opting for it if you have the budget.

HP Chromebook x2
The HP Chromebook x2 is meant for people who wish to have a well-built 2-in-1 device at a reasonable price. In fact, the Chromebook x2 is the first of the innovative and premium Chromebook form to be designed along the lines of the Microsoft Surface Book 2, which is a detachable tablet. It has a 12.3-inch IPS screen and is powered by the 7th-generation Intel Core m3-7Y30 CPU. It has a 4GB RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. All these components function well with the Chrome OS. You can seamlessly transition from one task to another with this sturdy laptop which is priced at $599.99.