Best Notebooks and Laptops: Top 5 + 1 to buy from over 1200 € | May 2022

Which top-of-the-range notebook should I buy with a budget ranging from 1200 to over 2000 euros? Requests for advice for the purchase of this type of product are among the most popular questions among the comments to reviews of laptops. Also for this reason, we have decided to create a series of guides to help you choose the solution that best suits your needs. It is a content that comes updated quarterly, flanked by other product selections, such as those relating to low-end notebooks up to 600 euros and the other from 600 to 1200 euros. In short, thanks to our dedicated articles, you can certainly find the perfect notebook model for you.

Before starting, however, it is necessary to make a quick introduction: i prices of the products you find here fluctuate, in excess and in defect, in an unpredictable way and, therefore, it may be that, at the moment in which you are reading, the figures do not correspond. Don’t despair, offers cyclically return and prices drop based on product availability. Furthermore, these tips of ours are also useful to give you an idea of ​​the type of product that may be convenient to buy at that time at that given price; if you find very similar solutions at the same price, it will likely be an equally good notebook.

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ASUS VIVOBOOK PRO 16X OLED



The first product of this selection is the Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED, a model that, compared to the selling price, offers a really interesting hardware. We find a great 16-inch OLED display diagonally with PANTONE certification and aspect ratio of 16:10; a processor 11th generation Intel core i7 of the H series, therefore high performance, accompanied by 16 GB of RAM, upgradeable 512 Gb SSD and a graphics card GeForce RTX 3050 with 4 GB of dedicated memory.

All this in a chassis that is not particularly bulky, despite the size of the screen. What is certain is that the matt black plastic frames are not the best in terms of aesthetics, but after all it was necessary to make some compromises. The keyboard is extended, backlit and includes the numeric keypad, while the touchpad isn’t gigantic, it still remains good for responsiveness and precision. Complete the port set that includes 3 USB-A, one USB-C, audio jack, HDMI, microSD reader and proprietary charging connector.

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FRAMES DISPLAY A LITTLE CHEAPNOT VERY LARGE TOUCHPADTHE DIMENSIONS COULD BE IMPROVED

LENOVO YOGA 7I



Let’s move on to a slightly lighter and thinner solution, namely al Lenovo Yoga 7i 14-inch. You can find it on the manufacturer’s official website, configurable to your liking. The hardware equipment that we recommend consists of one 12th Generation Intel Core i7 1260P CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB PCIe 4 SSD. There is also a basic version with Core i5 and 8Gb of RAM, which is also good for the selling price.

This is a notebook made with a aluminum alloy shell, solid and elegant, with a reduced thickness, equal to 1.46 cm, and a weight of 1.3 kg. The display is a 14-inch IPS with 2240×1440 pixel resolution with anti-glare finish. The keyboard has no numeric keypad, but it remains one of the most comfortable and well-made, as per Lenovo tradition. The set of ports includes two USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 support, one USB-A and a combo jack. In short, if you are looking for a performance notebook, compact and perfect for mobilitythis Lenovo will be for you.

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SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK 2 PRO 360



We remain in the category of thin and light notebooks with the very recent Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 which, among other things, it is also convertible. It is a model with a 15.6-inch AMOLED display diagonally, larger than that of the Lenovo described a little above, but which allows it to be rotated 360 degrees to be also used in tablet mode. The main feature is obviously the lightness. Think him weighs only 1.4 kg, very little when compared to the size of the screen. If we then add it to it thickness of only 1.2cm here is the recipe for limitless portability is practically perfect.

In addition to the great OLED panel, this Book 2 Pro delivers 12th generation Intel processorsspecifically a Core i7, accompanied by 16 GB of LPDDR5 ram soldered on the motherboard and a 512GB SSD which is replaceable. Sufficient the allocation of ports, despite the reduced thickness, we have 1 USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 support, two other standard Type-C, a Micro SD reader and combo audio jack. Finally, the battery is 68Wh and in packaging we also find the S-Penalways convenient for interacting with the Touch display.

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MICROSOFT SURFACE LAPTOP STUDIO



And here is an absolute new entry in our selection: the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio. This is certainly a particular solution, intended for a very specific user, that is To the so-called creators and to those who, more generally, work in the field of multimedia content production. Much particular the design of the hinge which allows you to fully lay the display down on the keyboard and to make the most of the Surface Pen. The construction is very solid and, despite the particular movement of the display, you always have the feeling that you are dealing with a quality product.

Under the body we find a Intel Core i7 11370H processor, a high-performance CPU that Microsoft and Intel worked on together for better overall optimization. To accompany this CPU we find 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSDwhile the graphic component is entrusted to a NVIDIA GeFOrce 3050 Ti GPU. The display measures 14.4 ”and guarantees very high quality color reproduction. Along the sides of the body are then placed two USB-C Thunderbolt 4, the audio jack and a memory card reader in SD format.

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MSI CREATOR Z16



We now come to a solution that, during the review phase, convinced us in a particular way. we refer to MSI Creator Z16 notebookjust updated with i new 12th generation Intel processors. In the case of the model chosen for this guide, we find a Intel Core i7 12700H flanked by 16 GB of DDR5 ram and a 1TB PCIe 4 SSD.

The highlight of this notebook is certainly the display, a 16-inch IPS with 2560×1600 pixels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz which, given the presence of a GeForce RTX 3060turns out to be particular attractive for those who create content, but also for those who want to play with the best titles, always finding adequate graphics performance. Very good too stereo sound thanks to the presence of 4 speakers and more than sufficient the allocation of ports that includes a USB-C Thunderbolt, a standard USB-C, two USB-A, microSD reader, HDMI and audio jack. The battery capacity is also excellent, which is 99.9 WHr.

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APPLE MACBOOK PRO 14



You thought it ended here right? But no, this time too we have included a sixth bonus solution. This is the MacBook Pro 14 from Apple and, in particular, of the version with M1 PRO 10-core16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. There is not much to say about this product, the review you find on the site and we believe is quite eloquent. It has power to spare, very sober design, a great display, world-class stereo sound And an autonomy that is difficult to find on solutions of this type.

In short, if you come from a MacBook the choice is almost obligatory, if instead you have already been thinking about switching to MacOS for some time then this is perhaps the best opportunity. Defects? It’s not cheap, on the contrary, but you pay for the quality.

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