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Best Laptops You Can Buy in 2018 – Powered by 7th/8th Gen i5 and i7

In one of my recent post, I discussed How you can decide which laptop you should buy and what are the hardware specs you should look for in laptops in the year 2018. I also mentioned that I will be posting a blog post on the list of best laptops you can buy in 2018 and this post is about the best laptops in the market available that you should consider in 2018.

I will list all new laptops that are recently released by various brands powered by new Intel 7th and 8th gen processors, like Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, and many more. This will help you narrow down your search and will also give you an idea about the hardware specs coming out in these fresh ultrabooks and laptops. You can also go through the following video to learn How to decide Which Laptop You Should Buy!

DELL

Dell has already released a fresh batch of laptops and ultrabooks in their Inspiron and XPS series. These ultrabooks and laptops are equipped with the latest powerful 8th generation processors.

1. New Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop (Inspiron 5570 India)

Dell has worked on their Inspiron 5000 series budget gaming laptops and made it a bit thinner and lighter which improved mobility. Also, with the premium metallic finish, it looks fresh and lots better than it’s the previous generation. The new Inspiron 5570 series laptop starts from  ₹59,689.99 in India and $599.99 in the United States.

5570 New Inspiron Gaming Laptop

Dell Inspiron 5570 Specification

Price as reviewed  ₹59,689.99 (India) and $599.99 (US)
Display size/resolution 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED-Backlit Display
PC CPU 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
PC Memory 8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
Graphics AMD Radeon® 530 Graphics with 4G GDDR5 graphics memory
Storage 2TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
Networking 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1×1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

 

2. Dell Inspiron 7000

It’s the newer generation 38.1cm (15) lightweight and portable laptop with expansive views on a thin-bezel screen. There are two models with powered by 8th Generation Coffee Lake i5 and i7 processors. This Dell 7000 series starts at ₹77,189.99 for the i5 variant in India and $699.99 in the United States.

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Also, there is a 2-in-1 model in Inspiron 7000 series called Inspiron 7373 which is starts from  ₹76,290 for i5 variant in India.

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INSPIRON 7373

Dell Inspiron 7570 Specification

Price as reviewed  ₹77,189.99 & $699.99
Display size/resolution 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Narrow Border Display
PC CPU 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U or i7-8550U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
PC Memory 8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz; up to 32GB
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory
Storage Dual drives with 256GB Solid State Drive+ 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
Networking 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 2×2
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming

dell 7577

Price as reviewed $999 or  ₹1,27,189.99
Display size/resolution 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS Anti-Glare
PC CPU 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ
PC Memory 8GB and 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2400MHz
Graphics 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Max-Q)
Storage 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD+1TB HDD
Optical drive None
Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2
Operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

3. NEW XPS 13

Here’s what all you need to know about the New Dell XPS 13 ultrabook which is now world’s smallest 13″ Ultrabook. Luckily, it’s available in India. The non-touch i5-powered variant starts from for  ₹86,990 ($1370 USD) and the same model is available for just $999.99 ( ₹63,270) in the United States.

Price for Touch-Enabled QHD+Display variant powered by i7-8550U, starts at  ₹1,43,999 or $2099 in the United States.

Also, the US customers have an advantage of customizing the hardware as per requirements which we in India don’t have. That’s one of the biggest disadvantage considering the price we pay as compared to customers in the United States.

Dell XPS 13 (late 2017)

Display size/resolution 13.3-inch 1,920×1,080 display or 13.3” QHD+ (3200 x 1800) InfinityEdge touch display,
PC CPU 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U
PC memory 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 1,866MHz
Graphics 128MB Intel UHD Graphics 620
Storage 256GB PCIe SSD
Networking 802.11ac Killer 1535 Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

HP (Hewlett-Packard)

HP laptops are also good in performance and HP has also released several variants powered by 8th Gen powerful Quad-Core processors from Intel Family. These laptops and ultrabooks start from  ₹56,970 in India and $699 in the USA. Let’s have a look at some of the best options by HP India and the United States.

There are two series in the United States offered by the HP, Spectre, and Envy. In India, we have the ProBook, Pavillion followed by Envy and Spectre series. Currently, In India, HP has released 8th gen laptops in Pavillion and Probook series only. But the good thing is (may be bad for some), that HP has launched 17 different variants across their Pavillion and ProBook series so you can choose one that suits your needs.

Click Here to Browse all HP Pavillion and ProBook laptops powered by 8th Gen i5 and i7 Processors. If you want more portability and lightweight laptops, look at HP Spectre series.

HP Spectre x360 13 (2017)

HP’s Spectre 360 series is the ultralight and thinnest ultrabook series that weights only 1.11Kgs. Currently, there are four models available in India powered by 7th Gen i7 7500U Processor and 256GB, 360GB or 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD storage. There is still no UHD (4K) model available in India.

HP Spectre 360 2017 HP Spectre 360 2017 HP Spectre 360 2017

Price as reviewed $1,599, £1,799 (with 1TB SSD) and ₹115,290 (India)
Display size/resolution 13.3-inch 3,840×2,160 touch display or FHD IPS UWVA BrightView Corning® Gorilla® Glass WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
CPU 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U
Memory 8GB or 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 1,866MHz
Graphics 128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 620
Storage 256GB, 360GB or 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD
Expansion 2x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 USB 3.1 Type-A
Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home or Pro(64-bit)

Lenovo

Lenovo has three categories of laptops or ultrabooks, the Ideapads, Yoga, and ThinkPad. You can choose according to your requirements. Thinkpads are business class laptops made to last longer.These are rough and tough and provide longer battery life as compared to Ideapad. While Ideapad is cheaper and more affordable. It is good for media and web surfing.

Lenovo’s Yoga brand is all about 2-in-1 hybrids. if you can’t decide if you want a tablet or a laptop, go for the Yoga series. These three series are further divided into Ideapad 300, 400, 500 or ThinkPad Yoga, ThinkPad T and Yoga 300/900 series. Learn more about Lenovo’s series here.

Lenovo Ideapad

Lenovo IdeaPad is categorized into six further series, namely,

  • IdeaPad 100 – Affordable Personal Laptops
  • IdeaPad 300 – Affordable, All-Purpose Laptops
  • IdeaPad 500 – Laptops that combine robust multimedia features with serious horsepower.
  • IdeaPad 700 – Sleek, light, and powerful laptops with cutting-edge technology and enhanced multimedia features.
  • IdeaPad Legion Y – Gaming laptops designed by people who understand gamers’ needs, built to deliver the ultimate gaming experience right out of the box.
  • MiiX Series – Perfect for work and play, Miix provides a laptop when you need it and quickly becomes a touchscreen tablet.

Click here to explore all Ideapad series laptops.

Lenovo Yoga Series

  • Yoga 300 – Affordable & Ultra portable 11 inch
    Incredibly slim, light & stylish design.
  • Yoga 500 – Multimode PCs with fast processing power and four classic modes.
  • Yoga 700 – Ultraportable 2-in-1 Multimode Laptops
  • Yoga 900 – Beautifully slim, yet amazingly powerful, 2-in-1 laptops featuring the unique watchband hinge and four usage modes.

Explore Lenovo Yoga Series here.

Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB (Just Launched)

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Price as reviewed $1,300
Display size/resolution 13.9″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Multitouch with integrated camera

13.9″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Multitouch with integrated camera

PC CPU 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U
PC Memory 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz
Graphics 128MB Intel UHD Graphics 620
Storage UUp to1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Lenovo ThinkPad Series

  • Thinkpad X – Light & slim, with long battery life for extreme mobility
  • Thinkpad P – Blazing-fast portable workstations.
  • Thinkpad E – Distinctive design with small-business tools
  • Thinkpad T – Performance & durability in our flagship laptop series.
  • Thinkpad L – Tough and functional business laptops that fit the bill.
  • Thinkpad 13 – Lightweight but powerful, with battery life to spare, these laptops balance mobility and productivity perfectly.
  • Thinkpad Yoga – Premium 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabooks for business, with four usage modes: Laptop, Tablet, Tent, & Stand.

Explore all Thinkpad laptops here.

New Laptops and ultrabooks launched by Lenovo, (at the time of this review)

Thinkpad Yoga 370Thinkpad Yoga 370

Price as reviewed  ₹1,13,999 and  ₹1,25,999
Display size/resolution 13.3 “FHD (1920 x 1080), 300nit, IPS, touchscreen
PC CPU Up to 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7
PC Memory Up to 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 620
Storage Up to 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
Networking
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless (2 x 2 AC) 8260, Bluetooth® 4.2
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless (2 x 2 AC) 8260, Bluetooth® 4.2
  • ThinkPad ac Wireless (2 x 2 AC) and Bluetooth® 4.2 Integrated Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A
  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless 18265 (WiGig + Wi-Fi 2 x 2 AC + Bluetooth® 4.2)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

ThinkPad P51s Mobile WorkstationThinkPad P51s Mobile Workstation

Price as reviewed ₹1,16,999 with Fingerprint Reader
Display size/resolution
  • 15.6″ 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS (300 nits)
  • 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen (250 nits)
  • 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (250 nits)
PC CPU Up to 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
PC Memory
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 – 2133 SDRAM (2 x 16 GB)
  • 2 SODIMM slots
Graphics NVIDIA® Quadro® M520
Storage
  • Up to 1 TB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Up to 1 TB HDD (5400 rpm)
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

ThinkPad X1 YogaThinkPad X1 Yoga

Price as reviewed ₹179,990
Display size/resolution
  • 14″ WQHD OLED (2560 x 1440) Touch 300 nits
  • 14″ WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) Touch 270 nits
  • 14″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) Touch 270 nits
PC CPU Up to I7-7650U Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processor
PC Memory
  • Up to 16 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3
  • Up to 16 GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 (for Intel® Iris™ only)
Graphics
  • Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • Integrated Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (optional)
Storage
  • 128 GB SSD SATA
  • 180 GB SSD Intel SATA
  • 256 GB SSD Intel PCIe TLC OPAL2
  • 256 GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
  • 512 GB SSD Intel PCIe TLC
  • 512 GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
  • 1 TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
Networking
  • WWAN: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X7 LTE-A
  • WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 2 x 2 AC + Bluetooth® 4.2
  • WiGig: Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265 (WiGig + WiFi 2 x 2 AC + Bluetooth® 4.2)
  • NFC optional
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

ThinkPad X1 CarbonThinkPad X1 Carbon

Price as reviewed ₹177,990
Display size/resolution
  • 14.0″ WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) 300 nits
  • 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 300 nits
PC CPU Up to Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7-7600U processor
PC Memory 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz
Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
Storage
  • 128 GB SSD SATA
  • 180 GB SSD Intel SATA
  • 256 GB SSD Intel PCIe TLC OPAL2
  • 256 GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
  • 512 GB SSD Intel PCIe TLC OPAL2
  • 512 GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
  • 1 TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
Networking
  • WWAN: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X7 LTE-A
  • WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 2 x 2 AC + Bluetooth® 4.2
  • WiGig: Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265 (WiGig + WiFi 2 x 2 AC + Bluetooth® 4.2)
  • NFC optional
Operating system Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

Yoga 720 (13)Yoga 720 (13)

Price as reviewed Starts ₹87,999
Display size/resolution
  • 13.3″ 4K UHD IPS (3840 x 2160)
  • 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080)
PC CPU Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7
PC Memory Up to 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GTX1050
Storage Up to 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Yoga 520 (14″)Yoga 520 (14")

Price as reviewed Starts ₹51,599
Display size/resolution
  • 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen
  • 14″ HD (1366 x 768) touchscreen
PC CPU Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7
PC Memory Up to 16GB DDR4
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GeForce 940 MX
Storage
  • Up to 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Up to 1TB SATA HDD
  • Up to 512GB PCIe SSD + 1TB SATA HDD
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Yoga 920 VibesYoga 920 Vibes

Price as reviewed ₹149,990
Display size/resolution
  • 13.9″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS touchscreen
  • 13.9″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen
PC CPU Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 U processor
PC Memory
  • 8 GB DDR4
  • 12 GB DDR4
  • 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics
Storage
  • 256 GB PCIe SSD
  • 512 GB PCIe SSD
  • 1 TB PCIe SSD
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Lenovo Legion Y520Lenovo Legion Y520

Price as reviewed Starts ₹80,999
Display size/resolution 139.62cm (15.6) FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 16:9 aspect ratio, 250 nits
PC CPU
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Processor (6 MB Cache, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz max)
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (6 MB Cache, 2.8 GHz, 3.8 GHz max)
PC Memory 32GB max, 2400 MHz DDR4, 2 x 260-pin SO-DIMM sockets
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5, supports external digital display; max. resolution: 3840×[email protected] (HDMI)
Storage
  • HDD / 2.5″ wide, SATA 6.0Gb/s, 5400 RPM: 1TB / 2TB
  • M.2 SSD, PCIe 3.0 x4: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB

System supports M.2 SSD and 2.5″ HDD at same time

Networking
  • 11ac, 1×1, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1 combo adapter, M.2 Card
  • 11ac, 2×2, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1 combo adapter, M.2 Card
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Lenovo Ideapad 520SLenovo Ideapad 520S

Price as reviewed Starts ₹57,099
Display size/resolution Up to FHD (1920×1080) IPS
PC CPU Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
PC Memory 4 GB DDR4 / 8 GB DDR4 / 8 GB DDR4 + 16 GB Intel Optane SSD
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Storage 256 GB SATA SSD; 512 GB SATA SSD; 1 TB SATA HDD; 2 TB SATA HDD; 128 GB PCIe SSD + 1 TB SATA HDD
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Ideapad 520 (15, Intel)Ideapad 520 (15, Intel)

Price as reviewed Starts ₹54,199
Display size/resolution
  • 15.6″ HD (1366 x 768)
  • 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080)
PC CPU Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
PC Memory
  • 4 GB DDR4
  • 4 GB DDR4 + 2 GB slot
  • 4 GB DDR4 + 4 GB slot
  • 4 GB DDR4 + 8 GB slot
  • 16 GB slot
Graphics
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX
Storage
  • 128 GB SATA SSD
  • 256 GB SATA SSD
  • 512 GB SATA SSD
  • 500 GB SATA HDD
  • 1 TB SATA HDD
  • 2 TB SATA HDD
  • 128 GB PCIe SSD + 1 TB SATA HDD
  • 256 GB SATA SSD + 1 TB SATA HDD
  • Optional 16 GB Intel® Optane™ SSD
Networking
  • 1×1 AC + BT 4.1
  • 2×2 AC + BT 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Lenovo Miix 320 2-in-1Lenovo Miix 320 2-in-1

Price as reviewed Starts ₹18,999
Display size/resolution Up to 10.1″ FHD (1920 x 1200), touchscreen
PC CPU Intel® Atom™ X5
PC Memory Up to 4 GB DDR3L
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Storage Up to 128 GB eMMC
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Up to Windows 10 Pro

Keep looking for more on this page as this post will be updated from time to time with new laptops and ultrabooks.

Written by Ravi Singh

I am an Avid learner and Tech Enthusiast. He is the Founder of Techposts. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel for HowTo Video Guides and reviews.

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