Best Laptops To Buy For Christmas 2015

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Best Laptops To Buy For Christmas 2015

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Best laptops of 2015

The super geeks at ExpertReviews have named the three best general-purpose and multimedia laptops for 2015.

These are the laptops that present great value for money for students and families who want to be able to browse the web, send emails, write documents, watch movies and perhaps play a few games.

1. Toshiba Chromebook 2

ExpertReviews say: "The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is one of the best value Chromebooks available. It has a Full HD screen that sets it apart from other cheap Chromebook rivals with decent battery life. If you're not needing a laptop for any taxing tasks, a Chromebook is an enticing proposition."

Price when reviewed: £270. For the latest prices, see the full Toshiba Chromebook 2 review

Processor: Dual-core 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2840, RAM: 4GB,Size: 320x214x19mm, Weight: 1.35kg, Screen size: 13.3in, Screen resolution: 1,920x1,080, Graphics adaptor: Intel HD Graphics, Total storage: 16GB SSD

2. Asus EeeBook X205TA

ExpertReviews say: "The X205TA is Asus's super cheap answer to the Chromebook. Costing just £180 and coming pre-loaded with a year of Microsoft Office 365 personal and 1TB of OneDrive storage (worth £60) it looks to be amazing value. Performance is perfectly reasonable, too, as long as you don't push it too hard. It's happy to browse the web, edit documents and play videos, which is about as much as you should expect from it."

Price when reviewed: £180. For the latest prices see the full Asus EeeBook X205TA review.

Processor: Quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F, RAM: 2GB, Size: 286x193.3x17.5mm, Weight: 980g, Screen size: 11.6in, Screen resolution: 1,366x768, Graphics adaptor: Intel HD Graphics , Total storage: 32GB eMMC

3. Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (early 2015)

ExpertReviews say: "The changes made to the 2015 MacBook Pro are relatively minor when compared to last year's model but, frankly, Apple didn't have to do a lot to keep the thing ticking over. You get faster storage, a better processor, better battery life and the innovative Force Touch touchpad, which all add up to a better product for pretty much the same price. It's absolutely worth the upgrade."

Price when reviewed: £1,199. For the latest prices, read the full Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display review.

Processor: Dual-core 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 5257U, RAM: 8GB, Size: 314x333x18mm, Weight: 1.6kg, Screen size: 13.3in, Screen resolution: 2,560x1,600, Graphics adaptor: Intel Iris Graphics 6100, Total storage: 256GB SSD

If you need more help, ExpertReviews laptop buying guide gives you the lowdown on what to look for in a laptop, from design and build to performance, storage and other specs.

If gaming's your thing, check out their four specific recommendations and if you're after something ultra-portable, there are four more recommendations to suit you.

Last Updated 15 December 2015

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