Whether you’re a gamer, a student, or a newbie, here are the best PCs running on Windows 10

Do you remember the old “Mac vs. PC” commercials that Apple used to run — you know the ones with the hip and cool Justin Long playing the Mac while the stuffy, buttoned-up John Hodgman took on the role of PC? Well, if you’re still letting your memory of those ads dictate your laptop preferences, we’ve got news for you. Those ads ran when Windows Vista was still the most popular operating system. Windows 10 has come a long way.

It’s not just the operating system that has gotten better. It’s the computers, too. While MacBooks still benefit from the Apple shine, PCs have caught up and then some. Now there is a Windows 10 laptop capable of doing just about anything. Whether it’s schoolwork, running a business, making art, or gaming, there is a Windows 10 laptop that can handle it. It’s just a matter of finding the one that is right for you. Read more…

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BEST APPLE ALTERNATIVE

Huawei MateBook X Pro

A legit macOS alternative with a processor and graphics card that make for a machine capable of powerhouse performance.

CPU: Intel Core i7

RAM: 8GB-16GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Screen: 13.9 inches

Display: 3K (3000×2000)


$1,800 from Amazon


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BEST DISPLAY

Dell XPS 15

Built for portability and business, the Dell XPS 15 is a powerful laptop with a brilliant display and a powerful processor.

CPU: 10th Gen i7 Intel Core

Memory: 8GB-64GB

Storage: 256GB-2TB

Battery life: Up to 8 hours

Screen: 15.6 inches

Display: FHD+ (1920×1200)


$1,799 from Amazon


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BEST FOR ARTISTS

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Lightweight and versatile, the Surface Pro 7 is a 2-in-1 laptop with a crystal clear display that’s perfect for artists on the go.

CPU: Platinum Intel Core i5/i7

RAM: 4GB-16GB

Storage: 128GB-1TB

Battery life: Up to 8 hours

Screen: 12.3 inch

Display: 2736×1824


$749.99 from Microsoft


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BEST FOR TRAVEL

Microsoft Surface Go 2

A small and light laptop-tablet combo that'll adapt to on-the-move lifestyles with no gimmicks.

CPU: Intel Premium Gold 4425Y

RAM: 4GB-8GB

Storage: 68GB-128GB

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Screen: 10.5 inches

Display: 1920×1280


$392.17 from Amazon


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BEST FOR BUDGET GAMING

Acer Predator Helios 300

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a mighty powerful gaming laptop with a seamless refresh rate for flawless gaming mechanics.

CPU: 11th Gen Intel Core i7

RAM: 16GB-32GB

Storage: 512GB-2TB

Battery life: Up to 6 hours

Screen: 15.6 inches

Display: FHD (1920×1080)


$1,441 from Walmart


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BEST 2-IN-1

Lenovo Yoga C940

The best of both worlds: Slim and light in tablet mode and a solid machine when used as a traditional laptop.

CPU: 10th generation Intel Core i7

RAM: 12GB

Storage: 512GB

Battery life: Up to 15 hours

Screen: 14 inches

Display: FHD (1920×1080)


$1,019 from Amazon


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BEST WITH STYLUS

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15

This 2-in-1 laptop looks cool, is easy to use, and comes with a great stylus.

CPU: 10th generation Intel Core i7

RAM: 12GB

Storage: 512GB

Battery life: Up to 19 hours

Screen: 15.6 inches

Display: FHD (1920×1080)


$949.99 from Samsung


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BEST DURABILITY

HP Spectre x360

The HP Spectre x360 is a trusty Windows 10 machine that will keep users surprised with how much it can do.

CPU: 11th generation Intel Core i5

RAM: 8GB-16GB

Storage: 256GB-2TB

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Screen: 13.3 inches

Display: FHD (1920×1080)


$1,450 from Amazon


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BEST FOR GAMING

Alienware Area-51m

Designed with serious gamers in mind, this laptop delivers jaw-dropping performance — but at a steep price.

CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i7

RAM: 16GB-64GB

Storage: 256GB-2TB

Battery life: Up to 3 hours

Screen: 17.3 inches

Display: FHD (1920×1080)


$2,900 from Amazon


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BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Asus ZenBook 13

A well built (and conservatively priced) Windows 10 laptop that’s ultra portable, compact, and can handle gaming.

CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i5

RAM: 4GB-16GB

Storage: 256GB-1TB

Battery life: Up to 22 hours

Screen: 13.3 inches

Display: FHD (1920×1080)


$1,100 from Amazon

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