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Top portable PCs of 2018

In the market for a shiny new laptop? Choosing a new make and model can leave you overwhelmed with options. Thankfully, there’s the Y Geek Squad to the rescue…




THE PRO


The Huawei MateBook X Pro is our number one value-for-money top pick. While the brand hasn’t been long in the market making laptops, it knocks it out of the park with the MateBook X Pro. With a stunning screen, this powerhouse comes packed with cutting-edge components that allow it to perform brilliantly, and a battery life that’s heads and tails above the competition. Buy it from Amazon for RO460.


ON THE EDGE


Touted as ‘the world’s smallest 13-inch laptop’, the Dell XPS 13 continues to grace the top of the charts for best laptops for three years running. Their all-new model is slimmer and more powerful, with a speedy performance and 12-hour battery life. Packing an 8th-generation Intel Core i5, or i7 CPU and a bezel-less ‘Infinity Edge’ display, take home one of these, and expect your pocketbook to take home a dent as well. Available on Amazon for RO672.


IN POWER


With the Surface Book 2, Microsoft has created one of the most powerful 2-in-1 laptops in the world. From handling your day-to-day tasks, to light gaming and even video editing (with a dedicated graphics card), the Surface Book 2 functions as either a laptop, or as a powerful Windows 10 tablet. Upping its geek quotient is the fact that it comes with a 7th generation Intel Dual Core i5 Processor and 256 GB of storage. With an excellent battery life, the Surface Book 2 comes in a 15-inch large screen and 13.5-inch small screen options. Snag it from Amazon for RO525.


THE GAMER


The Asus ROG Zephyrus is arguably the best gaming laptop currently on the market. With exceptional performance, it’s both extremely powerful and amazingly thin and light. With a powerful Core i7 CPU and GTX 1080 graphics card, the laptop is strong enough to hold up to years of intense game-play for all you geeks out there. If you’re looking for a 15-inch gaming laptop, then this is the best buy from Amazon for RO995.