At CNET, our laptop experts have collective decades of experience testing and reviewing laptops, covering everything from performance to price to battery life. This hand-curated list covers the best laptops across various sizes, styles and costs, including laptop computers running on Windows, MacOS and Chrome. (Microsoft released the full version of its Windows 11 operating system in October 2021; all of the Windows laptops on this list are on Windows 11.)
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he expects private developers to release lots to buyers as soon as possible, and flagged his government was open to legislative reforms to crack down on land banking.
Passengers queue for ferries at the Port of Dover in Kent, as families embarking on summer getaways at the start of school holidays have been warned by ferry operators to expect delays of several hours at the border
Thanks to a new design, a larger display (13.6 inches versus the previous 13.3 inches), a faster M2 chip and a long-awaited upgrade to a higher-res webcam, the 2022 version of the MacBook Air remains our top choice for the most universally useful laptop in Apple’s lineup, with one caveat. At $1,199, the MacBook Air starting price is a disappointment. That’s why you’ll still find the M1 version of the Air retains a spot on our best laptop list. Still, we like everything else about it and is our first choice if you’re considering an Air and don’t mind spending more.
‘These measures include the installation of 50% more booths for use by French border control, improvements to internal traffic routes, provision of welfare facilities for passengers and the training of a team of Passenger Champions to provide help and information on-site.
Higher-end components like Intel Core i-series and AMD Ryzen processors and premium design touches like thin-display bezels and aluminum or magnesium bodies have made their way to laptops priced between $500 and $1,000. You can also find touchscreens and two-in-one designs that can be used as a tablet or a laptop — and a couple other positions in between. In this price range, you’ll also find faster memory and ssd storage — and more of it — to improve performance.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Verstappen’s closest title rival, was third fastest on the timesheets but a hefty 0.637 slower than the Red Bull driver who will be favourite for pole position in later qualifying.
CNET’s Joshua Goldman reviewed the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 favorably last year and it even picked up an Editors’ Choice award. “This is a premium Chromebook that delivers a great user experience and is worth the extra money for its performance and durability,” he writes in his review, noting that its usual $699 list price might cause sticker shock for people used to cheaper Chromebooks. Today’s near-$150 discount at Best Buy should help to assuage those concerns.
Experts predict some of the worst jams will be on the M25, M3, M23 and M40, and say drivers should try and travel before 10am and after 7pm on Friday, which is set to be the worst day of jams and queues.
For a lot of folks, a Chromebook is all they need for day to day computing and opting for one over a PC or Mac laptop can help you save a decent amount of cash. Nowadays, Chrome OS is more than just a glorified web browser and many Chromebooks, like Acer’s Chromebook Spin 713
HP Victus 16
Best laptop gaming on a budget
HP’s Victus 16 is a surprisingly robust and powerful gaming laptop that keeps up with the latest games at a more affordable price. Compared to HP’s high-end Omen gaming laptop line, the Victus is more of an all-purpose laptop but still configured for gaming with a price starting at less than $1,000. HP offers several configurations with graphics chip options ranging from Nvidia’s entry-level GeForce GTX 1650 up to a midrange RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6500M.
A spokesperson for the Port of Dover said: ‘Ahead of the summer getaway and the expected return of pre-pandemic tourist volumes, the Port of Dover enacted several interim measures to ensure passengers have a smooth start to their holidays.
Based on the Intel Evo platform, the Chromebook Spin 713 model on sale today is packing an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Its 13.5-inch VertiView display offers a 2K resolution, touchscreen capability, and 3:2 aspect ratio, which gives you a little more vertical room to work with without increasing the laptop’s width. The 360-degree hinge makes switching between laptop and tablets modes a breeze, too.
In addition to this Acer Swift, we’re also fans of the Acer Aspire 5, which has a larger 15.6-inch display. The Acer Aspire 5 is available in a variety of configurations starting as low as $400, but can go up to $690 if you want entry-level discrete graphics for basic gaming and content creation.
Nonstick coating is a popular choice, especially for frying pans and skillets. But there are also Teflon-coated pots, bakeware, air fryer baskets and plenty more. The big draw is, of course, that food won’t stick to it the way it does to other metal materials so it’s easy to flip a pancake or extract an egg. It also makes cleanup a snap.