It can be hard to choose which laptop to buy, but once you've found the brand you want then what next? If you've settled on an HP, then you're probably wondering what the best HP laptop is for your budget.

Here we've gathered together the top models for your delectation.

But if you don't want to buy an HP, check our 20 best laptops in the world piece. If it's something smaller you want, look at our 15 best netbooks.

1. HP 620

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With its impressive performance, ample storage, vibrant screen and resilient design, there's a lot to like about the HP 620, though it does have limited graphics performance.

Read our full HP 620 review

2. HP Pavilion dv6-3040sa

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This is a great-looking laptop with an uncommon 7200rpm hard drive. Overall performance isn't as fast as some of the other HP laptops in this list, but is still more than enough for simple home use.

Read our full HP Pavilion dv6-3040sa review

3. HP Pavilion dm4-1050ea

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The HP Pavilion dm4 is very nearly a solid all-rounder, and a laptop that we'd heartily recommend. There's plenty to like, from the slim and light form to the excellent Core i5 performance.

Read our full HP Pavilion dm4-1050ea review

4. HP EliteBook 8440p

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A resilient design, fantastic usability and lashings of power make this Core i7-powered 14-inch laptop ideal for corporate users and for students.

Read our full HP EliteBook 8440p review

5. HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea

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If you're seeking a high-powered, big-screen media centre for enjoying games, music and HD movies with the whole family, the Pavilion dv8-1250ea has a lot to offer. The quad-core Core i7 processor and 1080p screen make this ideal for video playback, and the Nvidia graphics are capable of solid gaming performance, too.

Read our full HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea review

Don't forget to check out our 20 best laptops in the world piece. Or, if it's a netbook you want, our 15 best netbooks.

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