HP takes top spot in best and worst laptop brands report

What you need to know

  • Laptop Mag's annual list of the best and worst laptop brands is out.
  • The list rates brands based on a number of factors, including review scores, design, support, and value.
  • HP took 2019's top spot, while Samsung landed firmly in last place.

Laptop Mag today released its annual list of best and worst laptop brands, and there was quite a bit of movement when compared to the 2018 list. For 2019, HP took the top spot, followed up by ASUS, Dell, and Alienware.

Most notable is the fifth spot, which went to Lenovo. Last year, Lenovo was in the number one spot, so it saw quite a drop. You can view the full list, along with how far each brand has jumped or dropped compared to last year, in the chart below.

Image credit: Laptop Mag

For its rankings, Laptop Mag considers several different factors. Review scores carry the most weight, but the rankings also take into account design, support, innovation, and value. With its consistently solid hardware and focus on design, it's not hard to see why HP took the top spot. The company has gone all-in on experimenting with alternative materials recently with the likes of the Spectre Folio and its new wood-accented Envy laptops.

For an in-depth look at the rankings, be sure to check out Laptop Mag's full list.

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