The 10 Best HP Laptops

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This wiki has been updated 10 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best hp laptop on Amazon.

10. HP Chromebook

9. ZBook Studio X360 G5

8. Pavilion X360

7. Spectre X360 15.6-Inch

6. Envy 17T

5. Omen 15-Inch

4. EliteBook X360

3. Spectre Folio

2. Envy x360

1. Spectre 13t

Special Honors

ZBook DreamColor Mobile Workstation HP's ZBook line comes in a particularly high-end version that has what's called a DreamColor display. This proprietary LCD technology offers top-of-the-line color accuracy and gamut coverage as well as premium Quadro graphics processors that are meant specifically for professional video and photo editors. As you'd imagine, one of these high-powered portable devices will set you back quite a bit of cash. hp.com

Editor's Notes

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.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 13, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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