Updated December 26, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Laptops With i7 Processors

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Intel's Core family of CPUs offers high-performance features like industry-leading single-thread performance and high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity. The i7 line is the top consumer-focused level, so if you're looking for one, it's safe to say that overall performance is an important part of your decision. Here are some laptops with excellent value, and others with impressive amounts of power. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

2. HP Spectre x360

3. LG Gram

Editor's Notes

December 24, 2020:

Because it's the top tier of Intel's consumer-oriented CPUs, you might expect the i7 line to always command a high price, but that's not always the case. The HP Pavilion 15 is a very good deal with plenty of firepower, as does the Acer Nitro 5, which is focused on gaming. The Asus ZenBook 15 is also reasonably priced, especially for one with such interesting components.

Spending a little more, you can get impressively lightweight yet still large options like the LG Gram, or supremely well-made ones like the Razer Book 13. The HP Spectre x360 is probably the most versatile mid-range option, and we really like its Quad HD OLED panel, which is basically right in the sweet spot in terms of clarity and color. Two of the most interesting here are the Acer Predator Triton 500, a high-octane gaming machine, and the Acer ConceptD 7, which is focused on creative professionals who demand color accuracy.

January 15, 2019:

It's as good a time as ever to pick up a new laptop, especially because components are getting more compact and efficient than ever. A relative newcomer to the scene, the Huawei not only performs with the best (aside from gaming), but it looks, feels, and runs like a truly professional-quality machine. The Dell XPS is no stranger to "best of" lists, and this year's update only pushes the envelope further. The Razer and Acer Predator are fantastic gaming machines, both capable of ultra-high frame rates with reasonable to high-end settings. The Yoga C930, ZenBook Flip, and Surface Pro are incredibly thin and light, and slip easily into almost any bag or briefcase, making it wildly simple to have a seamless computing experience on the road. If you're on a tight budget, it's almost impossible to beat the Acer Swift 7, while if you DON'T have any budget constraints, whatsoever, the MacBook Pro could make a great choice. If you like MacOS, of course,.

Special Honors

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4. Asus ZenBook 15

5. Razer Book 13

6. HP Envy x360

7. Acer Predator Triton 500

8. Acer ConceptD 7

9. Acer Nitro 5

10. HP Pavilion 15


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on December 26, 2020 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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