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Which laptop should I buy?

The definitive guide to buying a laptop

PC Advisor's in-depth, expert guide to choosing a laptop.

There has never been more choice when shopping for a laptop, which can make purchasing the right laptop a difficult process. Do you want a netbook or an ultraportable? Or are you more concerned about price: looking for a budget laptop, mid-range laptop or a high-end laptop? Perhaps you need a Mac laptop or even a tablet?

The first thing to do is to read our unrivalled laptops buying advice. This explains all the relevant specifications, and shows you how to get to grips with the specs on offer and how to learn the bare minimum requirements for today's portable computers. Start with 'Laptop buying advice'. We've also for specific advice on buying an ultraportable laptop, a Mac laptop buying guide and even one for Google's Chromebooks, and a special report on whether you should buy a laptop, netbook or tablet.

Then check out PC Advisor's laptops reviews reviews, which we've broken down into the relevant categories to help you make a selection. Comparing two or more similar laptops and working out which is the best laptop for you is, of course, a tricky task. And even though to an extent this is a subjective decision, we've tried to take some of the pain out of it with the laptops section of our unique, constantly updated Top 5 charts.

We present the best laptops available in the UK, in a variety of product categories. And because we review more products than any other UK website, our charts are constantly updating, so you can be sure you're getting good, up to date advice.

Top 5 charts: the UK's best laptops revealed

Laptops by price

Different types of laptops

Laptops accessories

Tablets

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