Best of 2017: Laptops

Help with the purchase of your next laptop is always welcome. Because every year many new models are released, so that you can no longer see the wood for the trees. This year we again tested different models. We found these to be the best laptops of 2017, from cheap to (pepper) expensive.

Acer Aspire ES1-533-P1SA

Tip: Most of the laptops in this overview are also available in more expensive or cheaper variations. Be sure to keep that in mind!

Therefore also read: What to look out for when buying a laptop.

If you have a limited budget, the Acer Aspire ES1-533-P1SA is in the right place. This model was the best all-round test when we took a closer look at the best laptops under 600 euros earlier this year. Don't be too put off by the Pentium processor, it's fast enough for most basic tasks today.

What made this notebook particularly popular is its excellent battery life. There is also 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of free space on the built-in SSD. The screen is full HD. All in all, for less than 500 euros, you get a very decent model, as long as you don't intend to play hard on it.

Read more about the Acer Aspire ES1-533-P1SA here.

Lenovo Ideapad 510S

Do you have a little more to spare for a notebook but still don't want to spend too much? Then the Ideapad 510S comes into view. This one also came out well in the above test, as the 'sexiest laptop'. Still not unimportant. This notebook is very thin and light, which is always a plus if you are often on the road.

For the extra price you can also expect more powerful specifications. The processor used in this case is, for example, a Core i3 CPU from Intel. There is a 256 GB SSD, which is also easy to exchange. If you still need some extra space. There is 4 GB of RAM available. A good choice for lovers of a size smaller.

Read the entire Ideapad 510S review here.

Acer Aspire 7

We make a big jump in price for the Aspire 7 from Acer, but this is also a laptop for large consumers. For example, Intel's i7 processor is fast enough for most tasks, while this notebook also has a dedicated video card. Namely the GTX 1050 from Nvidia. You don't play the latest games on the highest settings with it, but you come to an end.

In addition to a 256 GB SSD - necessary for a fast boot of Windows 10 - there is also a 1 TB hard drive on which you can store more files. No less than 12 GB of RAM also ensures that this model performs very smoothly. Finally, the 15.6-inch screen stands out in a positive way due to an excellent viewing angle.

Read the entire Acer Aspire 7 review here.

Medion Erazer X7853

Looking for a gaming laptop? Be prepared to put down a lot of money anyway. This year our eye fell on a striking brand, namely Medion. That company does not have a very good track record, but it leaves a good impression with its first gaming laptop. The Erazer X7853 is definitely a model to consider in your search.

Well, what do you get in return for the hefty purchase price? In any case, a 17.3-inch screen with full HD resolution. Also here is a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. But the wafre power lies in the combination of processor (Core i7), video card (GTX 1070) and working memory (16 GB RAM). Not bad, but that's okay for the price.

Read the entire Medion Erazer X7853 review here.

Apple MacBook Pro (2017)

In the category 'most expensive' (but in the meantime dropped in price), two laptops in this overview competed for a place in this top 5. Namely the Surface Pro from Microsoft and the MacBook Pro from Apple. Our preference is for the latter. Because if you can spare that much money for a notebook, then Apple's laptop is just a really good one.

The 2017 version of the MacBook Pro is very similar to that of 2016. But of course there are some improvements under the hood, so that the new variant performs about 20 percent faster. The Touch Bar is still primarily a gimmick, but what it certainly isn't is the screen. The Retina display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels is 'simply a picture'.

Read the full Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar 2017 review here.

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