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The best Currys PC World laptops 2017

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If you're looking to buy a laptop at Currys PC World (they're one store these days) then you've come to the right place. We've reviewed literally hundreds of laptops and have presented a list here of the best options available at Currys PC World.

All of the laptops in this list are available at Currys PC World and have been thoroughly tested and reviewed independently by TechRadar. We've picked out something for everyone, so if you're after the outright best laptop in the store, we've got you covered. If you need a gaming laptop, something ultraportable, a 2-in-1 or a Chromebook we've also got plenty of recommendations for you!

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The best laptops available at Currys PC World:

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1. Dell XPS 13

This is the best laptop on the planet right now

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 – Iris Plus Graphics 640
RAM: 4GB – 16GB
Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Very powerful+Great battery life+Incredible screen
Reasons to avoid
-Aynoying webcam position

If you're after the best all-round laptop money can buy right now, this is it - the Dell XPS 13. It's got the latest Intel processor and packs an Infinity display that runs right to the very edge of the device - that gives it the ability to hold the size of a smaller laptop. There are multiple models available so you can save yourself some money by opting for a lower res screen and a Core i5 CPU instead of a Core i7.

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2. Asus Zenbook UX310UA

A superb all-rounder laptop that offers great value for money

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i3 – i5
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM: 8GB
Screen: 13.3-inch up to QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
Storage: 256GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Great build quality+Really fast to use+Great value for money
Reasons to avoid
-Average battery life

This is a fantastic laptop for anyone who wants most of the benefits of a high-end ultrabook like the Dell XPS 13 above but doesn't want to spend quite that amount of money. The Asus Zenbook UX310UA is roughly half the price of the Dell so while it's not quite as nice it does offer stunning value for money.

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3. Lenovo Yoga Book

A fantastic 2-in-1 laptop offering brilliant versatility

Specifications
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8550
Graphics: Intel Atom
RAM: 4GB
Screen: 10.1-inch full HD IPS touchscreen
Storage: 64GB SSD, up to 128GB microSD
Reasons to buy
+Really thin + light+Really nice display+It's very cheap!
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most powerful

The Lenovo Yoga Book is a great option for anyone looking for a cheap and versatile laptop that doesn't feel like a cheap piece of plastic. It's super flexible, ultra light and portable and most importantly it's brilliantly cheap. It's not the fastest machine but for basic tasks it's great.

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4. Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar

The most impressive Macbook Pro ever, now with snazzy Touch Bar

Specifications
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 – 650
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS
Storage: 256GB – 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
Reasons to buy
+Thinner and better than ever+Super fast performance
Reasons to avoid
-Quite expensive-Average battery life

If you're interested in the best ever Apple Macbook Pro - this is it. It comes with the new touchbar - a thin OLED display that runs along the top of the keyboard, giving Macs a touchscreen element for the first time. It also comes with a great screen and it's fast with plenty of graphics grunt. It's pricey but you're getting a luxurious laptop for the money.

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5. Apple MacBook 12-inch

The thinnest and most beautiful Macbook ever

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core M3 1.2GHz - Intel Core i7 1.4GHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 12-inch, (2,304 x 1,440) IPS 16:10
Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+New design+Great battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Only one port and it's USB-C-Pricey

The new Macbook is Apple's answer to the ultraportable laptop market. It's the successor to the Macbook Air, and is thinner and lighter than any Apple computer before it. It's not as powerful as the Macbook Pro but that's not the point of the Macbook - and it's battery life is amazing.

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6. Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

The best gaming laptop in the world right now

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad core 3.8GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 + Intel HD Graphics 630
RAM: 16GB DDR4
Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD (120Hz with Nvidia G-Sync)
Storage: 512GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+G-Sync screen 120Hz+Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Reasons to avoid
-Poor battery life

The Asus ROG Zephysus is an incredible gaming laptop - the best of the best. It's a Max-Q which means it's not only super powerful with a GTX 1080 GPU inside, but it's also really slim and portable which means you can take it with you far easier than a traditional top-end gaming laptop. The screen is stupendous as well - we really loved this laptop.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 

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7. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

A brilliant gaming laptop offering excellent value for money

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ (quad core 3.5GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti + Intel HD Graphics 630
RAM: 8GB DDR4
Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD
Storage: 256GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Superb value+Excellent battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Average screen

The gaming laptop above is the best there is, but this one is a superstar in the shadows. It doesn't quite have the same power as the high-end gaming laptops but it's still a great system and able to run the latest games on its full HD screen. The battery life isn't bad either - we played Tom Clandy's The Division on medium settings for two hours and the battery only dropped by 33%. This is definitely the best value gaming laptop around at the moment.

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

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8. Google Pixelbook

A fantastic Google laptop - the best Chromebook ever

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 12.3-inch QHD (2,400 x 1,600) LCD touchscreen
Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Brilliant design+Full Android app support+Awesome keyboard+Excellent stylus support

The Google Pixelbook is Google's best ever Chromebook. Running Chrome OS, it does away with all of the complexity of a Windows 10 or MacOS installation and runs everything from a Chrome browser. They've become mega popular in schools all over the world and with people who just want a computer that's easy to use.

Read the full review: Google Pixelbook

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9. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The best ultra portable laptop ever

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core m3 – i7
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 – Iris Plus Graphics 640
RAM: 4GB – 16GB
Screen: 12.3-inch, 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display
Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Camera: 8MP rear-facing, 5MP front-facing
Reasons to buy
+Brilliant screen+Excellent performance+Good battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Keyboard sold separately

The Surface Pro is Microsoft's answer to the iPad - a touchscreen device running its own software in Windows 10. Except, it's so much more than an iPad. It's both a fully functional and powerful laptop, and a nimble, light and portable tablet that can slide into a bag without you even noticing it. Prices vary wildly but this version of the Surface Pro is the best ever and the first one that Microsoft has gotten just right.

Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 

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10. Acer Swift 3

A cheap ultrabook offering a bit of everything

Specifications
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core i3 – i7
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM: 4GB – 8GB DDR4
Screen: 14-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) ComfyView IPS
Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Great value for money+Excellent battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Boring looks

The Acer Swift 3 is a brilliant laptop if you're looking for a powerful, portable laptop for less than £600. It looks great for a midrange ultrabook - you'd definitely think it cost a lot more money.

Read the full review: Acer Swift 3

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11. Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

A very compact touchscreen laptop offering portability and value for money

Specifications
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 400
RAM: 2GB - 4GB
Screen: 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 HD IPS touchscreen
Storage: 32GB
Reasons to buy
+Really portable+Good battery life+Keyboard included
Reasons to avoid
-It's not super powerful

The Asus Transformer Mini is a brilliantly portable 2-in-1 laptop. It's the most lightweight laptop in our list so perfect for portability. It has an Intel Atom processor so it's not super powerful but that's the price you pay for the thinness and the cheap price. A really great cheap laptop that gets the job done.

Read the full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA 

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12. Dell XPS 15

The world's best 15-inch laptop

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - i7-7700HQ
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
RAM: 8GB - 16GB DDR4
Screen: Up to 15.6-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touchscreen
Storage: 1TB HDD - 512GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Super powerful+Fantastic screen+Slim and light

If you're after a powerful 15-inch laptop with all the trimmings, the Dell XPS 15 is just for you. It's the bigger brother to the XPS 13 at the top of the list but carries many of the same design principles including amazing Infinity display, super powerful components and a stunning screen.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 15

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13. HP Spectre x360

HP’s flagship 2-in-1 laptop is a stunning device

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-7500U
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM: 16GB
Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS UWVA WLED-backlit multi-touch - Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
Storage: 512GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Ultra thin and light+Great performance+Quick to charge
Reasons to avoid
-Thick bottom bezel

If you're after the best laptop HP has to offer, look no further than the HP Spectre x360. Similarly priced compared to the Dell XPS 13 and actually the two are very similar indeed.

Read the full review: HP Spectre x360