Some of the highest rated laptops include the Apple MacBook Pro, Apple MacBook Air, Asus ROG and Dell Inspiron 17, according to PC Magazine in 2015. The Dell Inspiron 17 laptop is the most affordable, with a price of about $450; the Asus ROG is the most expensive at $2,750, as of 2015.
All four of these laptops were chosen as "Editor's Choice" picks by PC Magazine, and all are rated highly, above four out of five stars. Both of the Apple laptops run on the Mac OS X processor, and the Dell and Asus run on Windows 8. The Asus ROG has the fastest processor, one that reaches speeds of up to 2.4 gigahertz, and the Apple MacBook Air has the slowest, at 1.4 gigahertz.
When it comes to battery life, the Apple MacBook Air lasts the longest, clocking over 15 hours before the battery runs down. To compare, the Asus ROG, the laptop with the weakest battery, only lasts about three hours before running down. The Apple MacBook Air has the smallest screen at 13.3 inches, and the largest screen of these laptops is found on the Asus and Dell, both with a 17.3-inch screen. The Asus is particularly suited for gaming, whereas the other three are most likely to be used as desktop replacements.