The top five laptops as of 2105 include the Apple MacBook Air, Apple MacBook Pro, Asus ROG, Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series and Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series, according to PC Magazine. Brands such as HP Lenova, Razer and Toshiba make up the rest of the top 10.
The Apple MacBook Air is the top choice, and it features the Mac OS X operating system and an Intel Core i5-4260U processor. The retail price is $856. The second top pick is the Apple MacBook Pro, which is about $1,000 more than the MacBook Air. This laptop features the same Mac OS X operating system, but it has an Intel Core i7-4770HQ processor that is about twice as fast.
The Asus ROG was chosen as the third best laptop. It features the same processor as the MacBook Pro, but the processing speed is even faster. This laptop runs Windows 8 and costs more than $2,700.
Dell has long been a contender of the top laptops on the market, and two of its models, the Inspiron 11 and Inspiron 17, make up the rest of the top five laptops. Both of these laptops are affordable, with a price tag under $500, and they both have Intel Pentium processors. The Inspiron 11 is a bit faster, but the Inspiron 17 has more RAM.