Best Laptops of 2017

Dell XPS 13


  • CPU – 2.3GHz Intel Core
  • Graphics – Intel HD Graphics 520
  • RAM – 8GB LPDDR3 (1,866MHz)
  • Screen – 13.3-inch
  • Storage – 256GB PCIe SSD
  • Ports – 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 w/PowerShare, 1 x USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3, SD card reader, headset jack
  • Connectivity: DW1820A 2×2 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz; Bluetooth 4.1
  • Camera: 720p widescreen HD webcam with dual array digital microphones
  • Weight: 2.93 pounds (1.32kg)
  • Size: 11.97 x 7.87 x 0.35 – 0.59 inches (W x D x H) (30.4 x 19.9 x 0.89-1.5mm)



Asus ZenBook UX305


Screen 13.3 inch, 3200 x 1800 px resolution, IPS, matte, non-touch
Processor Intel Broadwell Y Core M-5Y10 CPU
Graphics integrated Intel 5300 HD
Memory 8 GB LPDDR3
Storage 256 GB M.2 NGFF SSD
onnectivity Wireless N, Bluetooth, LAN (with adapter)
Ports 3xUSB 3.0, micro-HDMI, SD card reader, headphone jack
Battery 45 Wh
Operating system Windows 8.1
Size 324 x 226 x 12.3 mm (12.7” x 8.9” x 0.48”)
Weight 1.23 (2.7 lbs)
Extras the keyboard is not backlit, available in two colors: Obsidian Stone or Ceramic Alloy



HP Chromebook 13


CPU 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y57
Operating System Google Chrome
RAM Upgradable to 16GB
Hard Drive Size 32GB
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Type eMMC
Secondary Hard Drive Size
Secondary Hard Drive Speed
Secondary Hard Drive Type
Display Size 13.3
Native Resolution 3200 x 1800
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 515
Video Memory Shared
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Model Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile Broadband
Touchpad Size 3.8 x 2.1 inches
Ports (excluding USB) USB 3.1 with Type-C
Ports (excluding USB) USB 3.1
Ports (excluding USB) Headphone
USB Ports 3
Card Slots SD memory reader
Warranty/Support 1-year limited warranty. 1-year limited warranty on primary battery.
Size 12.59 x 8.64 x 0.50 inches
Weight 2.6 pounds

Razer Blade Stealth


Processor Options6th Gen Intel Core i7-6500U (3M Cache, 2.5GHz to 3.1GHz)
12.5-inch WQHD (2560×1440) IGZO IPS Touchscreen, 70% Adobe RGB

GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520
8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM 1866MHz (Soldered to mainboard)
Storage128GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive


Wireless ConnectivityWireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)

Interface (Left)Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headset Jack

Interface (Right)HDMI 1.4b port, USB 3.0

KeyboardChroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys

WebcamBuilt-in webcam (2.0MP)

Operating SystemWindows 10 (64-Bit)

Battery45Whr (Up to 8 Hours)
Dimensions0.52 (H) x 12.6 (W) x 8.1 (D) inches
Weight2.75 pounds
Manufacturer Warranty1 year



Samsung Notebook 9


CPU Intel Core i7-6500U CPU @ 2.5GHz
Operating System Windows 10 Home
RAM Upgradable to
Hard Drive Size 256GB SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Type SSD
Secondary Hard Drive Size
Secondary Hard Drive Speed
Secondary Hard Drive Type
Display Size 15
Native Resolution 1920×1080
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 520
Video Memory
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Model
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Mobile Broadband
Touchpad Size 4.2 x 3.0 inches
Ports (excluding USB) USB Type-C
Ports (excluding USB) HDMI
Ports (excluding USB) Headphone/Mic
Ports (excluding USB) USB 3.0
USB Ports 3
Card Slots microSD
Warranty/Support 1 Year Standard Parts and Labor
Size 13.64 x 9.32 x 0.57 inches
Weight 2.77 pounds


Post Author: Shannon Myers

1 thought on “Best Laptops of 2017

    Jacqueline M. McLaughlin

    (December 3, 2016 - 6:01 am)

    I love the color of HP Chromebook 13 and Samsung Notebook 9, but all the laptops are really good.

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