The bets laptop brands, as rated by online laptop magazine Laptopmag, are Dell, Apple, Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba, MSI, HP, Acer and Samsung. Apple and Dell are rated as the highest overall brands, with Dell's XPS 13 awarded the title of best overall laptop for 2015.
Apple's 13 inch MacBook Air was one of the most highly rated Apple machines, in part thanks to the extremely portable design. The MacBook Pro 15 inch with retina display was also named as the best overall choice for video editing.
Lenovo also rated highly as a brand, with the ThinkPad T440s awarded the title of best business laptop, thanks to the excellent battery life, powerful processing capabilities, and user focused design. The ThinkPad X240 was rated as having the best battery life, able to last well over 8 hours.
The Asus EeeBook X205TA was the best budget laptop, as it not only comes equipped with Windows 8, the price range is ideal for those on a budget that need a competent machine. The Asus Transformer Book won the best combination laptop/tablet device, mainly as a result of the high quality of both modes, and the 11.6 inch display.
Toshiba and MSI are both highly regarded thanks to the Chromebook 2 (Toshiba) and the GT80 Titan SLI (MSI).