The definitive breakdown of the best laptops available in the UK

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Picking a new laptop and choosing a new car are pretty similar experiences: They're two of the most important decisions you'll make in your lifetime.

OK, laptops are significantly cheaper than cars, and your life and safety don't exactly depend on them — but your job and other important life things (like Netflix) are made so much better by the addition of a reliable laptop.

SEE ALSO: 6 of the best gaming laptops for £1,000 or less in the UK

The point is that laptops are not one-size-fits-all, and this isn't a choice that can be made based on just price or looks. It's what's on the inside that counts: Beginners need something user-friendly and straightforward, frequent travelers need something light with a long battery life, designers and gamers need top-notch 4K graphics and quick central processors, and everyone needs something that's not going to break after a year. We're sweating already. Read more...

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BEST FOR TOUCHSCREEN

Huawei Matebook X Pro

If you can ignore the webcam placement, this laptop's 3K touchscreen and stellar speakers make it a powerhouse for work and play.

  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Battery life: 12 hours
£1,307 from Amazon
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BEST FOR VERSATILITY

Lenovo Yoga 920

Lenovo's most recent upgrade to its already amazing convertible offers speed and great battery life.

  • Storage: 256 GB SSD
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 15 hours
£1,300 from Amazon
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BEST FOR VIDEO AND PHOTO EDITING

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple's MacBook Pro is the best laptop money can buy for photo and video editing.

  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours
£1,449 from Amazon
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BEST FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Dell XPS 15

Features all the colour, sound, and up-to-the-second streaming that a video enthusiast could ask for.

  • Storage: 1 TB
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Battery life: Up to seven hours
£1,379 from Dell
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BEST FOR GAMING

Razer Blade

The best overall (and most aesthetically pleasing) gaming laptop out there, the latest Razer Blade provides top notch graphics with no lag.

  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 7.5 hours
£1,950 from Amazon
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BEST FOR PORTABILITY

ASUS Chromebook Flip

One of the best choices for frequent travelers or people who care about a heavy bag.

  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours
£749.99 from Amazon

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