There is a laptop for every use and budget. And while some consumers are looking for the best laptops, some are loyal to a particular brand. That is why we introduce the top brands every year and rank them based on design, technical support, efficiency, and innovation.
Lenovo has been at the top for two years, but this year’s winner is HP. During our trial period, the company has won 9 awards for leading systems such as the 13-inch HP Specter x360, HP Envy 13t, and HP Chromebook x2. The company is not afraid of innovation, and HP Specter Folio has produced the world’s first leather laptop.
Asus is also in second place, and Dell is in third place. We will now turn to rank the best and worst laptops of 2020.
1- HP brand laptops – score 86 out of 100 (86/100)
HP is number one on our list of best and worst laptop brands thanks to its excellent reviews, special designs, impressive innovations, and superior values and choices.
2- Asus (83/100)
As you know, those who take risks will succeed. Asus came in second this year thanks to innovations such as the ScreenPad and ErgoLyft. The design of Asus laptops is still popular, and the company offers its customers a wide selection of products.
3- Heart (81/100)
Dell is still one of the leading thinker brands and has taken third place in our rankings for the third year in a row. The Austin PC maker still tops the table with its premium laptops and some of the most elegant and attractive designs.
4. Alienware (80 out of 100 points)
Alienware is new in our ranking and is in fourth place. It’s only one point away from its parent company. Alienware, known for its gaming laptops, has introduced many innovations, including the design of its Command Center software.
5- Lenovo (76/100)
Due to a few poor points and unauthorized technical support, our first brand last year fell to fifth place. Although this year was illegal for Lenovo, thanks to some innovative new features and a wide selection of available laptops, the company has reached the middle of our ranking.
6- Razor (75/100)
Razer is in progress. The brand climbed from eighth to sixth place with two climbing points. But the Razer shine resulted from a concerted effort to keep its customers happy.
6- Acer (75/100)
After finishing fourth in 2018, Acer has fallen a few steps this year. The company has introduced powerful innovations (including the Acer Swift 7) and will continue to be one of the best overall gaming and mainstream choices for any budget. However, Acer laptops performed differently in our reviews this year, and we found that some of the company’s recent designs had shortcomings.
7- Xiaomi (74/100)
If you are looking for the best prices, we recommend Xiaomi laptops. Especially the Air series, which are both light and powerful. The only drawback of these labels is their screen quality, which is slightly lower than other brands.
8- Microsoft (72/100)
Microsoft has fallen several steps this year despite offering the perfect mix of laptops and tablets. The company has also improved its choice by adding a Surface Go device.
9- Huawei (70/100)
While Huawei has just started, it is low ranking in the standings seems strange. We love the MateBook X Pro 2018 because of its value, performance, and design, but regardless of it, limited selection and disappointing technical support have made this brand on the list of our best and worst brands, ranked 9th out of 12 To take.
11-MSI brand (66/100)
MSI was not the worst brand in the survey but ranked second from the bottom, largely due to poor technical support and the company’s unwillingness to develop new designs.
12- Samsung (64/100)
Not only has Samsung placed itself at the bottom of our rankings, but it has dropped three points from last year, which is not surprising. The brand does not care enough about the innovation of its laptops and ensuring the excellent quality needed by consumers and businesses.
How to evaluate brands
Each laptop brand is assigned a score based on a scale of 100. Scores are given in five categories: design, user feedback, technical support/warranty, innovation and performance, and selection. We will explain each of them below.
User feedback (40 points): The most important aspect of any brand is the quality of its products. To determine the score of the user comments category, we considered the average score for each brand, converted this average score to a 40-point scale, an
d then added a score of 0.75 for each positive comment.
Design (15 points): We have judged according to the body, decorations, edges, and base device. However, no two laptops are the same, and each brand has a design language used in its product lines.
Technical Support and Warranty (20 points): When buying a laptop, you want to know if the manufacturer intends to support its production device and help you with technical problems. We did this group’s scores based on the annual Showdown ranking by asking different questions from consumers. Of course, out of 20 points, 2 points are considered based on the quality of companies’ guarantees.
Innovation (10 points): The laptop market is changing rapidly, and if you do not want to move forward, you will be eliminated from the competition. For the innovation category, we scored based on each brand’s ability to advance the market by implementing or developing new technologies and using risk-taking.
Efficiency and selection (15 points): In this section, we have paid attention to whether the manufacturer has paid attention to different types of buyers and whether the products are suitable for you or not. In this category, scoring is based on a wide range of laptops (cheap, commercial, gaming, etc.) and offers competitive prices.