Last year, you gifted yourself with an interesting canvas print that has become the focal point of your living room. It was a personalized canvas print from a photograph taken during one of your foreign adventures. Now, you are about to choose another gift for yourself. This time, you prefer a budget friendly laptop with the ultimate in craftsmanship.

Some of the best laptops with Mac OS X, Windows 10 and Chrome OS are available with powerful processors and sharp displays. The all new MacBook Pro that includes a Touch Bar and Touch ID is sleeker, lighter and more powerful than previous Mac models. You have a choice between a 13 and 15-inch display. The innovative Touch Bar delivers relevant shortcuts and tools for the apps that are installed on the device. The Touch ID is not only intended for security, it can also be used to access Apple Pay.

Another option is Microsoft’s “ultimate laptop” that can also be used as a tablet. The Surface Book is gorgeous, expertly crafted and incredibly powerful. It is the best laptop for a creative personality because it comes with a surface pen and an ultra-sharp display.

The latest generation among HP laptops is the HP Spectre X360 2-in-1 laptop with the powerful 7th generation Intel processor and bright display with bezels. It boasts of a phenomenal battery life including excellent speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen. At less than 3 pounds, the all-metal body is incredibly light.

If the laptop is intended for work, your best option is Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga. It is sleek with a no-frills design which is extremely suitable for work. It has an ultra-tough body that has been tested for extreme endurance. The 14-inch touchscreen rotates while a built-in stylus offers an option to a backlit keyboard.

If you are in the market for a high end Windows laptop, your best choice is Dell’s XPS 15. It has an optional 15.6-inch 4K display, the latest Intel processor and a sleek aluminum body. The battery can last for up to 10 hours on a single charge. It looks more compact that its actual screen size because of the tiny bezels around the display.

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