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13 Best Laptops in Singapore for All Budgets | Best of Tech 2020

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Laptops are an essential part of busy daily life: on the morning commute, at work, for leisure time, and for schoolwork too. If you’re looking for an all-rounder, try the Dell XPS 13 or the Razer Blade Pro 17, both of which are great for gaming, work, and watching films. There are more specific laptops tailored towards a purpose: such as sketching, writing quick notes, and reading, such as the Yoga Book by Lenovo. Looking for a good laptop in Singapore for work, gaming or school? Well, you have come to the right place. In this Best of Tech series, we introduce up the 13 Best Laptops in Singapore that will fit a variety of needs, preferences, and budget. Check them out below!

This article was last updated on 21 May 2020.

Table of Contents:

Best Laptops in Singapore

1. Dell XPS 13

laptops singapore Dell XPS 13

Best overall laptop

Specifications:
Weight: 1.27 kg
OS: Windows 10 Home
Screen size: 13.3 inch
Display: 3840 x 2160 UHD, IPS InfinityEdge

Processor: Intel Core i7-8565U (4 Core), 1.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Max Turbo)
Memory:
16 GB (2 x 8 GB), DDR 3, 2133 MHz Ram
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Storage: 512 GB
Camera: HD Camera
Battery: 12 hours

The Dell XPS13 is top of the range for overall performance, resolution, and content creation. Probably one of the best laptops in Singapore, the Dell XPS13 is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor along with integrated graphics, the 1080p model operates perfectly for all general requirements. It is also available in a 1 TB model, for extra storage and capacity. If you want a larger screen, for example for gaming, the Dell XPS15 is slightly larger while performing just as well as the XPS13. Moreover, the crisp display makes it visually engaging to watch videos and play games on. Commute daily on the train? The Dell XPS13 has you covered with its slim and lightweight frame.

Yahoo praises the computer as “easily one of the best laptops you can buy”, while Digital Trends placed it as their best laptop overall for 2020, with a stellar performance and overall beautiful, modern design which makes it a great all-rounder. Toms Guide also admires the advancement of an already stunning display and design with 10th Gen Intel power with hardly a visible bezel to be seen. The battery lasts approximately 12 hours, therefore making it perfect for the workday and recreational use.

Why buy this laptop:
  • Overall best laptop for everyday use and performance
  • Long battery life of 12 hours
  • Vibrant, engaging screen
  • Slim and lightweight

2. ASUS Zenbook 14

laptop singapore ASUS Zenbook 14

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 1.09
OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
Screen Size: 14 inches
Display: 14.0’//LED Backlit//300nits//FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9//Anti-glare display//sRGB: 100%

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
Memory: 8GB LPDDR3
Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0  SSD
Camera: HD IR Camera
Battery: 11-13 hours

At 14 inches and just over 1KG, the ASUS Zenbook 14 UX433FN provides great performance for a decent price. For a slightly cheaper version, try the ASUS Vivobook Flip. The battery life extends for approximately 11-13 hours, perfect for working from home or at the office.

Why buy this laptop:
  • Battery life approximately 11-13 hours
  • Lightweight and slim
  • High performing internals

3. Microsoft Surface Pro X

Microsoft Surface Pro X

Best for working on the go

Specifications:

Weight: 0.76kg
OS: Windows 10 Home
Screen Size: 13 inches
Display: 13” PixelSense™ Display
Dimensions: 11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.28 inches.
Processor: Microsoft® SQ1™

Memory: 8GB or 16GB
Graphics: Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU
Storage: 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
Camera: 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD and 4K video
10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video and 4K video
Battery: 12 hours

Microsoft’s Pro X is a great multitasker for on-the-go writing and productivity, featuring super-quick LTE and a super-slim 13” inch touchscreen. With a display resolution of 2,880×1,920, you can work with up to about 12 hours of battery life. It is Microsoft’s thinnest Surface to date at 7.3mm and weighs 0.76kg. Two USB-C ports are present for plug-ins to connect to displays or docking systems. If you prefer a full laptop, you can purchase the Signature Keyboard and Slim Pen separately to complete the experience.

This computer has been featured on CNET, Digital Trends, and TomsGuide for its stellar performance and display. If you’re a heavy gamer or video editor, check out the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 which is better suited to these needs. Stay connected wherever you are, even without Wifi! Gone are the struggles of carrying a heavy laptop from home to college, or a cafe, or your friends for a study session – the Pro X will be so easy to transport you’ll forget it’s even there.

Why buy this laptop:
  • Edge to edge 13” display
  • 12 hours of battery life
  • Incredibly lightweight and slim

 

4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MFS0UH00)

The powerhouse

Specifications:

Weight: 1.7 kg
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Screen Size: 15.6 inches
Display:15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) w/ Dolby Vision HDR
Processor: Intel Core i7-8850H (2.60GHz)

RAM: 32GB DDR4
Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050TI with Max Q (4GB DDR5)
Storage: 1TB SSD PclE
Camera: HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Battery: 15 hours (80Wh battery)
Security: TPM 2.0 chip, Windows Hello facial and touch recognition

Lenovo’s got all your needs covered with this multifunctional laptop for writing, gaming, or video editing. Despite being a ‘powerhouse’, it is still relatively lightweight and easily portable, yet delivers all facets of multimedia for you to either create or enjoy. You can also use a stylus pen for annotating, sketching, or even signing your art! This smart laptop listens to your instructions to turn on, file events, or turn off, therefore improving your productivity with less time.

Tested to pass 12 military-grade requirements and over 200 quality checks, this laptop pretty much excels in many aspects. Check out Matthew Moniz’s YouTube review below for more information. The optional IR camera uses Glance technology which uses face, eye, and gaze tracking, so you can move the screen with a flick of your eyes. The four independent displays make complex data analysis, calculations, or statistical work a walk in the park because it is clearly laid out. 15 hours of battery life will last for a long, busy day.

Why buy this laptop:
  • Heavy-duty performance for editing, gaming, or data analysis
  • Voice recognition improves productivity
  • 15 hours of battery life
  • Tested to pass military-grade requirements

 

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5. MacBook Air 13”

laptops singapore Macbook Air 13”

Best for Mac Lovers

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 1.29
OS: macOS Catalina
Screen Size: 13.3 inch
Display: High-resolution Retina display with True Tone

Processor: 1.1GHz dual-core 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor
Memory: 8GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Storage: 256GB SSD storage
Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
Battery: Up to 12 hours

One of the most popular laptops in Singapore, Apple’s most recent MacBook Air features sharp text clarity and 48% more colour variety, in a 2560×1600 resolution for an extra vivid display. True Tone technology adjusts the white point of your display to match your environment’s colour temperature, meaning web pages and email appear as natural as a real page. Graphics performance is improved by 80%, meaning no lag time playing games or streaming videos. Editing videos have never looked so beautiful, and the Intel Core i7 processor delivers 2x faster CPU performance for extra smooth use. I personally use a Macbook Air for video editing on Final Cut Pro X and attest to its capabilities handling the software. Check out our edited videos here!

The Wirecutter rated it as Apple’s best laptop over the past few years and has improved the keyboard by changing the butterfly switches underneath keys to provide more reliability. Laptop Mag placed Apple as the second brand for helpful, friendly tech-support which was speedy, but needs to expand its social media presence across more platforms.

Why buy this laptop:
  • For Mac lovers and Mac functionality
  • Sleek design
  • Up to 2x faster CPU performance and 80% faster graphics

6. Acer Chromebook 514

laptop singapore Acer Chromebook 514

Budget option

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 1.4
OS: Chrome OS
Screen Size: 14 inch
Display: 1920×1080 resolution, HD Ready 1366 x 768p

Processor: Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor
Memory: RAM: 4 GB
Graphics: PCI-E
Storage: 32 GB
Camera: HDR webcam
Battery: 12 hours

One of the cheapest laptops in Singapore, the Acer Chromebook 514 offers a decent option if you have a limited budget. Acer’s Corning Gorilla®Touchpad makes tapping, scrolling, and zooming easier and smoother than ever. You won’t even need your charger to get you through the day, whether you’re at work or play.

Why buy this laptop in Singapore:
  • One of the cheapest laptops in Singapore – good budget option
  • Corning Gorilla Touchpad
  • 12 hours battery life
  • Strong and lightweight

7. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Specifications:

Weight: 1.26kg
OS: Windows 10 Home
Screen Size: 13.5”
Display: PixelSense™
isplay Resolution:
2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)

Processor: Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 Processor
Memory: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM
Graphics: Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics
Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Camera: 720p HD f2.0 camera (front-facing)
Battery: Up to 11.5 hours

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is available in either a 13” or 15” touchscreen to scroll through documents or webpages. All your information will be safely and securely stored in any of the four storage options from 128GB to 1TB. The smaller laptop weighs 1.26kg, making it easy to carry and commute with. Microsoft has improved the speed of the model for general better productivity: from writing papers, online shopping, streaming music, or creating content on Adobe Creative Cloud. What’s impressive is its improved Omnisonic speakers for incredible, omnidirectional sound, great for movies and Netflix.

The thin, light design holds improved graphics and speed for an even better experience. With Windows Hello password-free sign-in, it is the most secure and safest log-in to the laptop. Different, vibrant colours are available but all are sandstone with a cool, metal keyboard for enjoyable user experience, and the laptop is designed to quickly charge so you can get back to work while charging up. If you prefer Mac, the new 16” MacBook Pro will be the equivalent of the Microsoft Surface Laptop.

Why buy this laptop in Singapore:
  • Improved Omnisonic speakers for spectacular, omnidirectional sound
  • Slim and stylish
  • New AMD Ryzen™ 7 Microsoft Surface® Edition processor is the fastest 15” in its class

8. Razer Blade Pro 17

laptops singapore Razer Blade pro 17

Best for work and play

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 2.75
OS: Windows 10
Screen Size: 17”
Display: Full HD or 4K UHD screen, 3840×2160 pixels

Processor: 9th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor
Memory: 16GB Dual-Channel
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™
Storage: 512GB
Camera: Built-in HD webcam
Battery: 70.5Whr

Razer needs no introduction. Sporting a huge 17-inch display, this laptop is incredibly fast and effective with the 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor that has 6 cores and a Turbo Boost of 4.5GHz. Both gaming and work requirements are merged to create the Razer Blade Pro 17, one of the most impressive laptops in Singapore. Hardcore gamers will love this computer for the amazing graphics it has, which simulate light to render stunning images. The anti-glare matte display controls the harsh glare from the screen while retaining the clarity and resolution.

Unlock all the possible potential with the Razer Advantage: the bold design is a heavy-duty performer from gaming, to school and work and everything in between. The laptop is customisable, with up to 16.8 million colours and scope of lighting effects for total gaming immersion.

Why buy this laptop in Singapore:
  • 17” inch with anti-glare matte display
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX
  • 25% smaller than its predecessor while boasting incredible performance

9. Razer Blade 15

laptop singapore Razer Blade 15

Powerful gaming laptop

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 2.03
OS: Windows 10
Screen Size: 15”
Display: Full HD 60Hz, OLED 4K

Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor
Memory: 16GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™
Storage: 256GB SSD
Camera: Built-in HD webcam
Battery: Up to 6 hours

One of the most powerful gaming laptops in Singapore, the Razer Blade 15 doesn’t hold back anywhere: more power, 25% faster graphics, and up to 144Hz FHD matte display for an exceptionally powerful computer. There is also an optional OLED 4K display in the base model, while the advanced model features a 300Hz FHD matte display and/or OLED 4K Touch. The other main difference between the base and advanced model is the processor: either an 8-core or 6-core and also greater storage with 1TB.

The response time is so quick, it takes 1ms to fulfil your request. This makes it not only a great gaming laptop, but also well-suited for work and content creation. Slimline at 0.7 inches and crafted from aluminium for a durable scratch-resistant frame, the Razer Blade 15 is also customisable, such that you can individually assign colours for the keys, lighting effects, and improving graphics in Gaming Mode. This laptop is great for video editing, high-performance gaming, 3D animation, and so much more.

Why buy this laptop in Singapore:
  • Most powerful gaming laptop in Singapore
  • OLED 4k display with 300Hz FHD matte display
  • Highly customisable to your liking
  • Amazing graphics

10. Lenovo Yoga Book C930

laptops singapore Lenovo Yoga Book C930

Great for mobile productivity

Specifications:

Weight: From 0.77kg
OS: Windows 10
Screen Size: 10.8”
Display: 10.8” QHD (2560 x 1600) IPS touchscreen with pen support

Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 Processor
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 615
Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Camera: Webcam
Battery: 13 hours

The Yoga Book is great for on-the-go mobile productivity, harnessing two screens to improve your productivity: for example, take notes as you watch a video, interact across multiple platforms, make a sketch using a photograph or video. There isn’t an actual keyboard but a virtual one, which supports a 22% increase in productivity from the previous Yoga Book, and is also customisable for your language and format preferences. With 4,096 levels of pen sensitivity, the laptop mimics the pen-and-paper experience for complete creative immersion. The display is durable Gorilla® Glass and is anti-glare for easier reading of up to 13 hours.

At 9.9mm thin, it’s light, thin and is also fanless. There is a quick shortcut for easy access: just double knock on the lid and it will open. Log in with just a tap of your finger, through an infrared optical fingerprint sensor, and Windows Hello. After winning more than 20 awards, there is no doubt the Yoga Book is a laptop to try for mobile creation such as sketching and note-taking. The 360° watchband hinge makes it easy to transform the tablet into a laptop and vice versa for seamless typing, reading or drawing.

Why buy this:
  • Two screens
  • Virtual keyboard
  • Anti-glare for easier reading
  • 360° hinge to transform into laptop or tablet

11. Lenovo Convertible Yoga

laptop singapore Lenovo convertible

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 1.35
OS: Windows 10
Screen Size: 13.9”
Display: 13.9 UHD IPS (Touchscreen)

Processor: i7 8550U
Graphics: Integrated
Storage: 16GB DDR4 2400
Camera: HD 720p
Battery: 9 hours

The Lenovo Convertible Yoga is an improved version of the C930. Featuring a bigger 13.9” touchscreen display, it provides an improved i7 8550U processor. The 16GB of storage is great for general use and storing work documents. Make content creation even more fun with the Convertible Yoga, which easily transforms into a laptop or tablet depending on your requirements to take notes, sketch, or reading.

Why buy this:
  • 13.9” touchscreen with an improved processor
  • Convertible to laptop or tablet

12. HP ENVY X360

HP envy x360

Value for money

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 1.31
OS: Windows 10
Screen Size: 15.6”
Display: 15.6 Full HD IPS (TOUCH)

Processor: Intel Core i5 7th Gen
Graphics: AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
Storage: 256GB
Battery: 4Cell up to 9 hours

An affordable laptop in Singapore, the HP Envy X360 provides a backlit touch screen which is anti-glare for easy use and reading, while featuring a sleek, compact design for home, school or work. The 360° hinge allows you to pick the perfect positioning while you use it, and has also been designed to consider your privacy by integrating a Webcam Kill Switch to securely turn off the camera.

The speakers are high-quality and provide high-quality entertainment, through immersive sound. Watching videos, film, and TV shows will be more engaging than ever, especially with the 3-way micro-edge high-resolution display. Be ready for anything with the HP Envy X360. If your budget isn’t too rigid, consider the HP Spectre X360 which provides all the benefits of the Envy, but with upgraded power and an overall more attractive exterior.

Why buy this laptop in Singapore:
  • Affordable option
  • Compact and lightweight

13. Acer Aspire 5

Aspire acer 5

Best Budget Laptop

Specifications:

Weight (kgs): 1.5
OS: Windows 10
Screen Size: 14”
Display: 14” HD LED-backlit Narrow Bezel Display

Processor: 10th gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U processor (Up to 4.1GHz, 6MB smart cache)
Graphics: Integrated
Storage: 4GB RAM, 512GB PCle SSD
Camera: HD Camera
Battery: 8/9 hours

One of the best budget laptops in Singapore, the Acer Aspire 5 is your general every-day laptop that is reasonably priced and also has a good processor and graphics to deliver a good user experience. This model is the A5145258BS, equipped with the 10th Gen Intel Core Processor, making it reasonably powerful and suited to daily use, and Windows 10.

The battery will last for the best part of a day and will perform well as long as you don’t use it for video editing or intensive gaming. Because the laptop is HD and LED-backlit, the display is good and will perform for movies, TV shows, and videos. You don’t need to spend a lot on decent laptops, and the Acer Aspire is one very reasonable choice to try if you’re looking for an affordable laptop.

Why buy this laptop in Singapore:
  • Great value for a low budget
  • Good battery life at 8-9 hours

Where to buy a laptop in Singapore?

You used to only be able to buy laptops in Singapore from stores, but now you can purchase them online for the ultimate convenience and even enjoy discounted prices! Shopee is my go-to for electronics and appliances.  It is also a great place to compare prices.

 

I hope that our guide on the 13 Best Laptops in Singapore for All Budgets has helped you to buy the right laptop in Singapore for your needs. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful.

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