Best HP laptops 2017: the top HP laptops we’ve seen and tested

2. HP Spectre 13

The thinnest Ultrabook

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: : Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 6 – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) | Storage: 256GB-1TB SSD

Incredibly thinFashionable designNot the longest battery life

The HP Spectre 13 is one of the thinnest laptops we’ve ever reviewed, and yet it features the same 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and long battery life as other thicker Ultrabooks. Between the pristine matte black/white exterior and touches of gold, this uber-thin Ultrabook is as much a fashion statement as it is an everyday computer.

Read our hands-on review: HP Spectre 13

4. HP Chromebook 14 G4

HP’s most affordable laptop

CPU: Intel Celeron N2840 – N2940 | Graphics: : Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 2 – 4 GB | Screen: 14-inch HD (1366 x 768) – HD (1,920 x 1,080) | Storage: 16 – 32GB eMMC

Long battery lifeLarge screen real estateFully plastic build

For students on an even tighter budget, the HP Chromebook 14 G4 is a great alternative to the HP Pavilion 15. It’s long battery life and large screen make it perfect for both researching papers into the night and binge watching Netflix shows during the annual breaks in the school year.