Buying a new laptop can be an extremely tricky task, with manufacturers offering customers a mind-boggling range of different machines to suit every budget. China has begun to get in on the act in recent times, as technology companies there have started to produce laptops that rival some of the more established brands in the industry.
Some of the best tech gear now comes from China and is providing serious competition in a marketplace that is awash with different types of equipment and specifications. The days when reliability was an issue with Chinese tech are long gone, with companies like Xiaomi and Huawei seriously upping their game over the past few years. With the added bonus that Chinese laptops are much more economical to buy than other alternatives, it makes sense to seriously consider purchasing one. Read on as we look at the best laptops in 2019.
Xiaomi launches updated Mi gaming laptop
Xiaomi recently launched the 2019 edition of the Mi Gaming Laptop and it is fair to say that it looks a lot like the previous version from a design perspective. However, delve a little deeper into the specifications of the machine and the new version is a significant improvement on the first one. There are three variants, with the top-end model featuring a 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor and a NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2060 graphics card.
The laptop also boasts 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM (2666MHz), 512GB PCIe SSD and 144Hz High Refresh Rate Full HD display. All three models come with dual-band WI-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x 3W speakers, Dolby Audio, a 1MP HD webcam and a wide range of ports. The specs offered by the Mi Gaming Laptop make it well-worth considering if you want a top-end machine without breaking the bank.
Chuwi LapBook the ideal buy for kids
Buying a laptop for children can be fraught with danger, particularly with the amount of abuse the machine is likely to receive in a relatively short space of time. The Chuwi LapBook is one of the best laptops for kids, coming in a robust plastic casing with a solid keyboard for a fraction of the price of many of its competitors. The specification includes a 14.1in full-HD IPS display and impressive battery life that should keep your kids merrily tapping away for hours on end.
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The LapBook also comes with 64GB storage, 4GB DDR3L RAM and an Intel Celeron N3450 processor that makes the machine much quicker than many of its rivals. That solid package delivers an efficient browsing experience and gaming at basic levels, making it the ideal buy for kids.You can even add a further 128GB of storage via a microSD card or use an external hard drive, future-proofing for the occasions when your kids need to save their school work.
Let Huwaei be your mate at college
The Huwaei MateBook X Pro features a high-resolution display, quick performance and impressive battery life that will get you through the day at college. The machine’s keyboard is far more comfortable than the Apple MacBook Pro and a recent reduction in price now makes it a hugely attractive proposition. The Core i7 model of the MateBook X Pro features an NVIDIA MX150 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD which will handle anything and everything you can throw at it while you are studying.
The aluminum design feels high-quality, while a smart bevelled edge around the keyboard deck is feature that MacBooks don’t currently possess. The X Pro has Dolby Atmos 2.0 sound and a Dolby-branded audio manager, providing users with an impressive listening experience for music, movies or gaming. Many of the other bigger brands will tell you their comparable machine is the best in the industry, but don’t be fooled – the MateBook X Pro is an excellent laptop.
Go pro with the Jumper EZBook 3
If you are looking for an equivalent to the MacBook Air without making a huge dent in your bank balance, the Jumper EZbook 3 is undoubtedly the machine for you. The entry-level version features an Intel Celeron N3450 processor, Intel HD Graphics 500, 6GB DDR3 (800MHz) RAM, 13.3-inch FHD display and 64GB eMMC memory.
You also get 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 w/PowerShare port, an SD card reader, audio jack, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2MP HD webcam. The keyboard and trackpad on the EZBook 3 are responsive, while pre-installed software allows you to block accidental taps while typing. The machine weighs just 1.4kg, making it the ideal companion if you’re venturing out during the day or planning to take it on holiday with you. The EZBook 3 stacks up well against its competitors in the performance stakes, making this a super buy if you are aiming to join the pro revolution