Top 10 Best Laptop Brands in 2013

In case you’re looking for a new laptop then it is really important for you to know what best laptop brands are, so you can invest your money properly in your laptop. Of course, there are many top brands when it comes to computers and notebooks and each one of them has its own cons and pros. But it’s not just about them it’s also about you, because you’re the one who will be using that laptop, so you must know about specs you want in your notebook and that is why you must decide which is the best brand for you.

I know there are just too many brands these days and it can be overwhelming choosing one of them, but trust me once you know what you’re looking for in a laptop then it’ll be extremely easy to decide. If you have no knowledge about computer hardware then you should start with that because that is all you need to know before choosing the best brand for you. It is not that difficult as it sounds and while looking for a laptop you don’t just want to look at its design but also its other features. Alright, let’s have a look at best laptop brands of 2013. This shall surely help you to learn more about best brands.

10. MSI Laptop Brand

MSI

Micro-Star International is mostly known as MSI and is one of the best and lesser known brands. They have been manufacturing computer hardware and notebooks since 1986 and MSI is also one of the largest IT manufacturers in the world. Right now they don’t have many models of laptops like other brands but their devices can be among top laptops when it comes to gaming or other heavy usage of computer like video or graphics editing. So, in case your essential need is gaming then there are few gaming laptops manufactured by MSI and that is exactly what you should look for, or else you can go with some other brand. Other than best gaming notebooks, MSI is also known for producing amazingly designed pink laptops.

Best MSI Notebooks

9. Dell

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Dell surely is among the top brands that manufactures best notebooks and has time to care about their customers. Yeah, their customer support is so far the best and in case something happens to your laptop their service centers won’t take much time to fix it. Dell is an old brand when it comes to computers and other electronics, but recently they started manufacturing laptops and they have grown so fast that today they have more models than one can remember. Their laptops are mostly known for being affordable and offer all basic features. Other than Dell, they are also known as Alienware which is the best laptop brand for gaming devices that can handle every single game in the world. So if you are looking a regular laptop then choose Dell, or if you’re looking for gaming laptop then go for Alienware.

Best Dell Notebooks

8. Toshiba

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Toshiba can certainly be the best brand if you’re looking for an affordable laptop for everyday use. Their customer support might not be as good as other brands but they offer wide range of laptops to choose from and one can surely find a suitable notebook. They had some poor feedback in past about their keyboards and touchpads but recently they have changed their entire design so I guess that’s all in the past. With their latest design, they offer many kinds of lightweight laptops for an extremely affordable price. If you are running little low on budget and are looking for some rough laptop then definitely you need to check Toshiba’s devices and I am sure you’ll find one good for you.

Best Toshiba Notebooks

7. Acer

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Acer has been getting a lot of attention lately after they launched Acer Aspire series laptops. This brand just seems to be all over the world even though their prices are not that affordable compared to others. Not sure about their new models, but in past there were plenty of complaints on the internet about their slow hard drive and bad viewing angles. Anyways, they do have some models that can be acceptable for a decent price but not many people consider Acer as good brand for notebook. While comparing it with other brands it lacks quality in sound, video and keyboard as well as touchpad. If you check out some best rated laptops blogs then you’ll notice many experts rate Acer laptops lower due to their design. However, they have started manufacturing more innovative notebooks and like I said Aspire series is just everywhere.

Best Acer Notebooks

6. ASUS

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ASUS is known for producing best mini laptops and of course my favorite brand when it comes to netbooks. This brand is very much like Acer and is known for manufacturing most affordable laptops in the industry. Yeah, their Netbooks are extremely cheap and you could get it for as low as $200. Also their designs are very much appealing and since they come in plenty of colors their netbooks are the best selling laptops in last 2 years. If we talk about regular laptops, ASUS offers those too and they are great in design but not that great while delivering performance. They have poor feedback about their keyboards and touchpads response and also their customer support is not that great.

Best ASUS Notebooks

5. Lenovo

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Lenovo is definitely one of the most reputed brands when it comes to computers and they are always first choice when someone is looking to buy a branded desktop computer. Prices of their notebooks can be little higher than other regular laptops but they do not lack in anything, whether it is design, hardware or just about any other feature. Lenovo is usually considered as the best brand for Windows laptops and yeah it can be compared with other best laptop brands like HP, Samsung and Sony. I can’t say that Lenovo will give you best value laptop but they are good in all areas like sound, graphics, keyboard, touchpad and display. Also their technical support is pretty good than other brands. So I guess these are the things that make Lenovo among the best brands.

Best Lenovo Notebooks

4. Samsung

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Samsung is a very old brand that manufactures plenty of electronics including home appliances like Television, Freezer, Air conditioner, Washing machine and a lot more. After a huge success of their Smart Phone Samsung Galaxy S series they have been improving their laptops because one bad product can make entire brand suffer. When it comes to design Samsung has to be on top and we’re not just talking about laptops here, you can say that about all electronics manufactured by them. Other than design, audio and video can be good too and the average price of Samsung laptop can be around $500-600. They also have their best notebooks for gaming which can cost you more than $1500.

Best Samsung Notebooks

3. HP

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HP is one of the oldest laptop brands and after merging with Compaq they’ve become a lot more known than before. This brand is mostly known for manufacturing standard laptops and all they care about is delivering quality, yeah, laptops from HP can be little expensive but surely they are worthy of their price. Recently they’ve also started producing netbooks that can easily compete with ASUS and Acer netbooks and most of them cost less than $500. They usually focus more on their sound and graphics section because these days that’s all most of naive people care about.

Best HP Notebooks

2. Sony

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Just like Samsung, Sony is also an older brand and manufacturer of plenty of electronics. Sony has been the most popular brand for decades in electronics and now their laptop section is no exception. The only brand ahead of Sony in laptops is Apple and that might be because of OS. Yeah, I think Apple is ahead of all brands because they have their own OS which can’t be used in other brand’s laptop. Sony VAIO laptops are usually pricier than other brand laptops but things they surely deliver are performance, great keyboard, good battery life and reliable hardware. There are plenty of colors available while choosing Sony laptop and their multimedia features entirely vary upon the different models.

Best Sony Notebooks

1. Apple

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If performance is all you’re looking for in a laptop then no other laptop can even come close to Apple’s MacBook. They merely have 7-8 models of laptops but all of them costs more than $1000. These days professional require a lot more than Windows and these Apple notebooks tend to deliver that. Apple is definitely the best laptop brand because they lack absolutely nothing, from displays to design, keyboard to touchpad, everything is perfect and accurate in MacBook including its long battery life. They are also known for their good customer support and their official website for any problem user might face, other than that they have Apple Stores all around the world where you can quickly get solution for any issue or hassle. Overall, it can be little expensive but it’s the best and most reputed laptop brand.

Best Apple Notebooks

  • Agreed with Apple, HP and Sony.. but why Dell is on ninth spot? Seriously dude, it deserves to be in top 5.. and I have used Acer and ASUS laptops, trust me, they are all waste of money..

    Sumit

    April 10, 2013

  • OMG, I can’t believe that Alienware is not in this list of best laptop brands.. I seriously think it is the best of all and deserves to be on top and I’ve been shocked to see it out of list, seriously dude, you need to revise this list and add Alienware at any cost.. its my favorite brand since childhood and I want it to be on top of this list..

    Batman

    April 18, 2013

  • @ Batman,
    Alienware and Dell are technically one brand and I have included Dell in this list.. and btw Dell is their primary brand name and Alienware is secondary which they created especially for manufacturing gaming laptops.. and I know Alienware notebooks are best when it comes to gaming but there definitely are better brands like Apple, Lenovo, HP, Sony, etc.. hope this answers your question..

    Preetam

    April 19, 2013

  • Why did you include HP in this list, it is not really good. Replace it with Dell.

    arjunp

    April 25, 2013

  • For me and my family Toshiba has always worked perfect and I am not only talking about laptop but also TV, washing machine and other home appliances.. so I really think you’ve underestimated that brand.. but anyways I agree that Apple is the best brand ever when it comes to laptops..

    American Sam

    May 2, 2013

  • To people who don’t have much knowledge about laptops and its brands, be careful before buying any Dell laptop, currently they are having a big transition and recently I bought a Dell XPS laptop and I am having plenty of issues with it. Anyways, you’re right about their customer service, it isn’t really that bad..

    Robocop

    May 7, 2013

  • No doubt, Apple is the best and better than every single laptop brand out there..

    Matish

    May 7, 2013

  • I totally disagree with your rankings, ASUS should be on the top since they provide strong, affordable and latest laptops and also their customer support is pretty good.

    Kajal

    May 7, 2013

  • Apple is the best? Seriously? Are they paying you to put them on top? They can’t even provide Windows with their macbooks.. I think Sony or Dell deserves to be on rank 1.

    Tom

    May 7, 2013

  • I think hardware of all laptops is pretty much same, you should have focused on company to rank brands properly.. well, I bought a lenovo laptop few months ago and had lot of trouble with it, so then I talked to their customer service and I was treated really bad, so one thing I know for sure is that I am never ever going to buy anything that is manufactured by lenovo brand..

    Larry

    May 7, 2013

  • I have to agree with the above comments and I think this list needs to be revised properly and not just focus on hardware, we all know that Apple is truly solid when it comes to hardware and performance of laptop but their customer support, prices and OS is worst.. you could have added ASUS on top because I think that’s the most favorite laptop brand of young people these days..

    Mickey

    May 7, 2013

  • Lol, you must be kidding about Apple’s support, first of all I’d like you to know that I am using Macbook from last 3 years, never had any big issuge but recently my keyboard keys kept coming out so I had to take my MacBook to Apple store, I got an appointment pretty quickly, support was amazing, staff was kind and polite. So I think Apple is the best company out there to buy tech devices.

    Abhijeet

    May 8, 2013

  • Not really sure if people above have actually read the entire article or are just blabbering after checking the brand names, agreed, Apple is best I have ever used, Sony too is good but their laptops become little laggy after using it for year or more.. and I am not just saying this because I have heard about them, I own a huge cyber cafe and have tried all of the above listed brands, that’s why I am saying, Apple is unbeatable, Sony, ASUS and Acer are pretty nice too..

    Sanz

    May 8, 2013

  • I call this totally BS because Apple is so outdated now and I think I’ll agree with the guy above who wrote that Apple paid you to put them on top, lol, anyways, I just said that because most of latest laptops are of touch screen and come with Windows 8 and if Apple is such a great brand then where are their touch screen laptops?

    Nolan Smith

    May 8, 2013

  • For me, Dell has always been the best and I have my old Dell notebook for more than 8 years.. their support was great and also I got my laptop replaced for free and that too after warranty, I know it sounds too good to be true, but that’s what happens when you’re dealing with the best laptop brand such as Dell..

    Gunjan

    May 8, 2013

  • I’ll have to agree with the above comment since Apple has not been much into manufacturing good laptops these days, all they care about is their smartphones which will be soon replaced by Samsung Galaxy.. also their customer support isn’t that great..

    Dennis

    May 8, 2013

  • I’m not sure on what basis you’ve prepared this list. Being a longtime user of almost all brands, i strongly believe ASUS must be on top of the table.

    Madhes

    May 9, 2013

  • I don’t know much about laptop brands but I feel Acer Aspire is the best and worst brand I have ever encountered is HP Pavilion. It was really a nightmare using it without the video card, still I changed its motherboard twice but still it didn’t last long..

    Madjid

    May 10, 2013

  • can any one answer?
    are there any disadvantages for Apple laptops if used in India?
    How about FUJITSU laptops? are they suitable?

    Kai

    May 22, 2013

  • @nolan smith,
    apple has no need to produce a touchscreen laptop because they manufacture iPads, and if they are so outdated then why are so many people buying their products. They may seem outdated to you because you are probably a gamer or are payed by another company to write bad comments about apple products.

    swjr98

    May 28, 2013

  • Omg, do you guys seriously think that big laptop brands like Apple, Samsung, HP, etc. have to pay to be on top? If you guys think like that then you clearly have no idea about their laptops and probably have never used them.. so keep your mouth shut, stop wasting your time on this blog and go troll people on some forums..

    Rajveer

    June 1, 2013

  • Well, every laptop brand has its own quality but if you expect more then you must the price of laptop, if the price is expensive then you might meet all the standards but if the price is low and you are looking at some cheap laptop then definitely there will few features that are sacrificed due to the price. Anyways, it is up to you and how you use your machine, if you handle your hardware with care then you might never face any problem whatever the laptop brand is. About design, of course every brand have their designs under the law of protection and no other brand can directly copy design from another one.

    rezuj

    June 7, 2013

  • There are several good brands when it comes to laptops and every laptop is varied accordingly with its specs and brand. This article has been really helpful to reveal actual information about laptop brands and their prices. Thanks for writing such a valuable article here.

    Mak ZR

    July 16, 2013

  • Believe in Lenovo, most of their products are now the best ones in market. Many people including me believe in Lenovo and I think it should not be among the selected ones. Not just laptops but all computer parts manufactured by Lenovo are best. It certainly is the best laptop brand and you might want to revise this list.

    Victor

    July 28, 2013

  • Pffft, Apple is the best? No way. I’ve used many Macs in my life as a graphic designer and the only thing that’s good about them is the display and even that isn’t impressive to me anymore. They are terrible at multitasking and I have to face grey screen of death very usually. I find the OS too simplified and childish. It lacks good business softwares. As a designer I need originality, individuality and fluidity which i definitely did not find in the overly simplified Apple OS. On the other hand my HP (running nearly as fast as out the box) is two years old and is as personalized as it can be. I’ve also done some amazing art on it as well. To conclude the Apple OS is definitely not superior. It’s just popular right this moment.

    graphic desi

    July 31, 2013

  • Very general comments. It’s a good thing you mention color when choosing Sony. Because when paying +$1000, I want to make sure it matches my shoes.

    Dave

    August 1, 2013

  • 1. Apple has superb design, superb customer service. BUT, their processing power as compared to other brands at the same price is bad. Their OS still does not receive enough recognition for people to run certain applications (because they are not implemented on MacOS). Most desktop games do not have a Mac version, or the Mac version is badly done. Overall, you’re just buying an overpriced laptop from Apple for its style. You’re not buying it for anything else. I used Macbook Pro 13″ and 15″, and it is a real pain not being able to play games designed for Windows effectively (using BootCamp lowers the effective processing power).

    2. Alienware is falling.

    randomdude

    August 6, 2013

  • Though I must mention that Apple is VERY stable (especially on BootCamp). Not something that you will find easily in other laptops. I suspect it is because of this impression that people regard Apple laptops highly. I used my 13″ for four years and it is still in perfect condition. However, the price is simply NOT worth it.

    randomdude

    August 6, 2013

  • I feel that this list is crap, the reviewer has not disclosed on what grounds and on configurations had he rated these brands. if it is just the brand value that he is looking at, then just understand that a brand is an image in the mind of the customer. For a tech device, u need to look for the configs and specs. responsiveness and speed do matter, aftersales service and defects on parts also matter. n another major aspect to purchase is the price. All laptops have an almost common configuration in hardware n software. its only the hardware I/O devices that may vary and the casing. I do agree that products from apple are good, but they charge a high premium. Sony also charges a premium on their branding. Toshiba is well accepted worldwide, but not in India. Acer is perceived as the worst brand in India, when it is not. Asus is a very strong company who produces hardware components, but is not well known to India. That doesn’t mean these brands are inferior to any.
    I am using a sony vaio since last 18 months and after 1 year of purchase, the machine is lagging. I also own a Toshiba satellite- 3 years old which in current performance is faster that my sony vaio. So what does these rating imply?

    Please Rework.

    Anoop Nair

    August 23, 2013

  • acer is the worst brand i have ever seen. i purchased acer aspire series laptop and in just three months it stopped working. it has been deposited in service center and still after one month it has not been repaired by the service center. even the acer service centers look like a garbage station and their engineers are just dumb. acer products are not all reliable. i have two more laptops at my home one sony and other dell. both these are a bit costly models but they are working fine for last two and three years. not even a single problem with them.

    it is better to remain away from acer, no quality worst service.

    vrsha singh

    August 29, 2013

  • My suggestion is also not to consider HP, their technical support is very poor and unprofessional. They are simply outsourcing to some unprofessional companies in Chennai. Those companies will send incompetent resource and they will keep trouble shooting problem along with you. You cannot expect a solution.

    Sekar

    September 17, 2013

  • “If performance is all you’re looking for in a laptop then no other laptop can even come close to Apple’s MacBook.” Try taking a look at the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus. This is a 13″ Haswell touchscreen laptop that beats the 13″ MacBook Air in every category except battery and is .06 pounds heavier. This is the Windows 8 answer to the MacBook Air 13″

    Antonio

    September 29, 2013

  • For a long time Apple was my favorite laptop brand but lately I have noticed that Apple is no more coming up with anything new for MacBooks and other top laptop brands have been revealing new technologies such as touch screen display, ultrabooks and 4th generation processor. Anyways, 2013 is about to end and I believe in 2014 some laptop brand will replace Apple for sure.

    Pooja

    October 3, 2013

  • Dell India is worst company.. never ever trust them otherwise you will regret one day like i do now. worst customer service, after taking details of your problem and about your pc/notebook, they promise to send parts /upgrades and then after you deposit money they call back and apologize that they cant provide that part/upgrade. Though promise (again) for complete refund and then you have keep them following/case reports/ keep complaining/talk hours for customer support but you get neither money nor parts/upgrade.. i vow now that i will never buy any dell products.. i sure. Much to say but just remember ! AVOID DELL.

    Saksham

    October 9, 2013

  • I have hard time finding software for everything that works on Apple. Its hardware might be good…. but finding a software for any application that works on apple is a real pain

    Jaya

    October 10, 2013

  • oh, why sony is on 2nd position. sony should be out of top 10 because It is one handed users, its hardware is not strong, it is weak I agree with samsung, I know samsung is not popular but it is better than sony on uses so samsung is great i recomnded you samsung..

    Nitish Kumar Yadav

    October 14, 2013

  • on the top branded company samsung should be on 2nd rank

    Nitish Kumar Yadav

    October 14, 2013

  • replace ASUS and SAMSUNG PLEASE !

    Peter from Slovakia

    October 29, 2013

  • I believe this entire list is confusing people about laptop brands because Dell is clearly a well known brand which deserved to be in at least top 5. However, I’m not saying Apple, Samsung and Sony are bad brands or something but I just feel that this list needs some editing and switching.

    John

    November 13, 2013

  • hey why have you kept dell on rank 9? are u mad? their hardware, keyboard and synaptics are really decent and performance is good as well. Lenovo is worst.

    samir

    November 26, 2013

  • Apple is better than SONY because it has its own OS.

    ly

    December 14, 2013

  • You know what? Toshiba is the best one to buy and affordable compared to Dell and HP..

    yash

    December 17, 2013

  • having read the comments, i understood that every brand is bad and every brand is good. no one ever used all brands so there is not a single user who can be absolutely objective about all listed names. but being more specific about one’s own experience could be at least more helpful for info seekers. personally, i used dell inspiron for the last 6 years. i did lots of things on it except for gaming. so here is what i have now – my battery died after 4 years, my DVD/RW died after burning around 150 DVD’s, i start to have problems with fan (very noisy and works with efforts) and when my laptop gets too hot it just turns off by itself due to lame fan operating. however, despite all these problems i can’t say DELL is really that bad. a priori, i accept the normal operating life of any laptop as 5 years. after this you should buy a new one. my Dell went through 5-year cycle and didn’t die completely. i can call it acceptable.

    An

    December 20, 2013

  • After reading all your comments, i am even more confuse. I have Toshiba laptop just one year old and it is so bad that its battery gets frozen every hour. I do have two Dell laptops but they are not really good to work and I do have one Apple but it’s very complicated for the software, lastly one HP. Look guys i am not a computer engineer like you all but I came here to see which laptop I will buy, need help from a genuine engineer in 2014. So that I can have a decent laptop, but all you talk is like some child wanting to have a toy. Can some body research and help me which laptop should I buy?

    Talli

    January 1, 2014

  • bro i will tell u this and if you like take my word for it, go for dell laptop it’s the best laptop anyone can think of. i have my for 4 years now and it’s working perfectly well, if you must know dell is the only laptop i have ever bought. i am an engineer and i fix laptops so i know about other laptops brands too. the only problem about dell is their battery but it will take you up to 2 years before the battery dies. i will always tell anyone to go for dell cause it will give u value for money, good performance and long lasting. for me dell should be on the top 3 on this list. thanks……..

    kenny

    January 5, 2014

  • It’s true that apple macbook is best on its design and its OS but I don’t agree on its expensive price cause it’s difficult to buy and use them in poor countries, apple inc. has to notice that.

    ebez

    January 23, 2014

  • This is all good, but Toshiba needs to be excluded alongside sony.
    Order:
    1. Apple
    2. Lenovo
    3. Asus
    4. Dell
    These companies are real competition and are more than credible.
    The rest are lies within lies and disappointments. Some companies main focus are on different electronic goods, for ex: Samsung: Smartphones. Sony: Playstation

    Daren Brasley

    February 19, 2014

  • Apple is the best. No doubt. When it comes to Sony.. it’s features are pretty good. I agree. But I think Lenovo should be on the second after apple since it has released several of ideapad thinkpad and essential, of which the s series of ideapad is running extremely well in the market.! They are lightweight and extremely good for day to day browsing and for downloads. And the most important thing is that they are affordable.

    ahanita

    March 20, 2014

  • Apple.. lenovo….. sony.. hp.. dell..!!!!! ^_^ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡♡ these companies.!!!
    All others are not at all good.! -_-

    ahanita

    March 20, 2014

  • Is Sony really a great laptop brand?

    vaibhav

    July 1, 2014