Best USB-C Laptops Windows Central 2019

Looking for a new laptop that has USB-C ports? Perhaps you need Thunderbolt 3. Maybe Thunderbolt 3 isn't a requirement for you and you just want your laptop to be futureproofed. Either way, we've rounded up what we think are the best USB-C laptops available to buy today. We've got everything from beautifully designed, to those with all-out power.

All-round powerhouse: Dell XPS 15

Staff pick

Featuring up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB RAM, a GTX 1050Ti, and a 1TB SSD, this laptop should be able to do everything you need it to. It also features a Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C port for fast file transfer, power, and even external GPU support.

From $1,058 at Dell

Sleek for gaming: Razer Blade Stealth

Featuring an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB RAM, and a 13.3-inch Full HD or 4K touch-enabled display, this laptop was designed by gamers, and built for the gamer who needs to get work done too. It has a Thunderbolt 3-powered USB-C port, one USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port, and two USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Attach an external GPU, and you'll be way on your way to a good gaming session.

From $1,100 at Razer

Lightweight 2-in-1: Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390)

Dell's latest XPS 13 2-in-1 features Intel's latest 10th-generation processors, along with two Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports for super fast file transfer and power to external USB-C accessories such as eGPUs. This is a great convertible laptop designed for people who work on the go, need a touchscreen, and an excellent typing experience in a thin design.

From $980 at Dell

Just stunning: Huawei Matebook X Pro

Rocking 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, a beautiful 13.9-inch touch display, up to 16GB RAM, and a beautiful external design, this is one hell of a sexy device. It has two USB-C ports, one Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C port for external power or graphics, and a standard USB-A 3.0 port for good measure.

From $1,480.99 at Amazon

Super lightweight: LG Gram

If lightweight is your thing, the 1.15kg LG Gram is for you. It comes with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, a 512GB SSD, 14-inch Full HD touch display, and integrated graphics. It has one USB-C 3.1 port, which isn't Thunderbolt 3-enabled so you can't use it for external graphics power, but it's still great for fast file transfers.

$978 at Amazon

Business in the front: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

If you're looking for something for the workplace, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is your best buy. Featuring two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and two USB-C 3.1 ports, there's a lot of room for all your USB-C accessories. It can be configured with up to a 15.6-inch 4K OLED display with HDR and touch, which is a common trend in laptops this year. That display also has X-Rite Pantone color calibration making it perfect for graphics professionals.

From $1,462 at Lenovo

Unique design: Microsoft Surface Book 2

The Surface Book 2 is Microsoft's flagship laptop, featuring most of the bells and whistles you'd come to expect on a premium laptop. It rocks 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 32GB RAM, 1TB of storage, and a beautiful 4K display. It has just one USB-C port however, and it's not Thunderbolt 3-enabled. It's still great for file transfers though.

From $999 at Microsoft Store

If we're making some suggestions

USB-C is a universal USB port that works with a number of different external peripherals ranging from USB drives, external GPUs, webcams, and much more. There's different kinds of USB-C, but they all use the same connector. Not all USB-C ports support external GPUs, for example, since that requires Thunderbolt 3 powered by four PCIe lanes, so make sure you pick correctly depending on what you need. If you absolutely need Thunderbolt 3 ports, you'll want to look at a different laptops list.

Whether you're looking for a USB-C enabled laptop that puts emphasis on design like the Huawei Matebook X Pro, or something with all the power and all the ports, like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, there's something for everyone in the world of USB-C laptops.

I personally love the Dell XPS 15 as it feels like the all-round best laptop you can get for great price. It's powerful and has plenty of ports, especially that crucial USB-C port we're all here for. It also has that beautiful Infinity Edge display with very little bezel, making a 15-inch laptop feel like a 13-inch one.

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