Updated December 02, 2020 by Willis Kuelthau

The 10 Best HP Laptops

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Formerly known as Hewlett Packard, HP has long been a producer of quality PCs and has emerged as a leader in mid-range to high-end portable computers. They offer a wide variety of laptops, from lightweight Chromebooks all the way to high-powered workstations. We've narrowed down their extensive selection to some of the most versatile, powerful, and cost-effective models. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Spectre x360 13

2. Envy x360 13

3. Elite Dragonfly

Editor's Notes

November 29, 2020:

HP continues to shore up its impressive lineup of premium and midrange laptops. They've earned acclaim for 2-in-1 models like the Spectre x360 13 and Envy x360 13, both of which are powerful enough to be professional workhorses but light enough to use in tablet form.

Business users looking for upgradability and versatility have choices at either end of the price spectrum. The Elite Dragonfly is a beauty worthy of C-suite executives, while the ProBook 445 G7 is a budget-friendly workhorse that should please any IT department.

With working from home on the rise, users who don't need premium design or 2-in-1 functionality still have plenty of options. The Envy 15 packs enough punch to be a desktop replacement, and the HP 17 offers plenty of screen real estate.

The biggest changes in HP's lineup come in budget offerings. For buyers who prioritize affordability, ChromeOS is a good way to get streamlined performance at a lower price. The Chromebook x360 14 is a versatile entry-level model, and the Chromebook 15 is larger and more capable than many competitors.

June 10, 2019:

HP hasn't been making a ton of budget-friendly options recently, but their Chromebook and Pavilion X360 are worthwhile choices if you don't want to spend a lot. If you're looking for a full-featured laptop with a particular flashy design, though, they have you covered. Their newest Spectre X360 models, both the 13T and the 15.6-Inch, sport an attractive gem-cut design that more than holds its own against the current wave of good-looking UltraBooks. Even more noticeable is the Spectre Folio, the world's first leather-bound laptop, which is one of the classiest laptops we've seen to date.

The company also produces a large number of different 2-in-1s, usually in the convertible style that has a 360-degree hinge where the keyboard acts as a stand or folds back for handheld use. In fact, a majority of the items on our list offer this versatile functionality. The good thing about this kind of tablet is that because the body is permanently connected, you won't sacrifice computing power like you would in a standard detachable 2-in-1. Of particular note is the EliteBook X360, which is one of the few newly developed LTE-enabled laptops, and while that adds a premium to the price, it can really come in handy for people who travel a lot.

There are also some larger and more powerful models to be aware of. The Envy 17T is a more traditional laptop with a 17-inch screen and fast enough components to get pretty much anything done that you need. The ZBook is a workstation that's meant solely for professionals who process huge amounts of data. And if you plan on gaming, it's hard to beat the Omen, which boasts Nvidia's relatively recent 2060 mobile GPU as well as a super-fast 144-hertz display.

Special Honors

ZBook Studio Pricier and more powerful than most consumers need, this line of mobile workstations is perfect for creative professionals on the go. It's designed for uncompromising performance, with options including Intel Xeon processors, Nvidia Quadro graphics, and a 4K display. hp.com

4. Envy 15

5. Omen 15

6. HP 17

7. Chromebook 15

8. ProBook 445 G7

9. Spectre Folio

10. Chromebook x360 14


Willis Kuelthau
Last updated on December 02, 2020 by Willis Kuelthau

Born in Boulder, Colorado, Willis began his writing career in third grade with a short story about a cat detective. After graduating from Williams College, he earned his editorial stripes at a magazine in Maine before making the leap into the world of freelance writing. He wrote for a variety of industries in Philadelphia and Rhode Island, until the New England winters sent him scurrying for sunnier skies. Now a resident of Los Angeles, he can frequently be found flailing away on a tennis court, dangling from a cliff face, or playing with his cats. Areas of expertise include fitness, nutrition, sports and outdoors, and automotive.


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