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Most Powerful Laptops

Most Powerful Laptops

There are many laptop models and brands available to choose from. But which is the most powerful in terms of functionality? Read on to learn more.
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Judging power is never a black or white issue. In the world of computers, it becomes even more complicated. True computing power is defined by hardware and software, matching up to each other. Think about it. However high the processor, if the screen clarity is poor, the computer becomes unusable. So a perfect blend of features is a good rank of power. But different uses of the same machine can display its weaknesses. A powerful gaming machine does not make a good portable machine and vice versa. So, in our quest to find the most powerful laptop, we look at the most mighty, power-packed laptops in different categories of usage.
Most Powerful Laptops for Business Use
Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the fairest of them all? Why, the light-as-air, snow white MacBook Pro, of course. This beautiful laptop combines computing power with functionality in a gleaming aluminum frame.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch

  • Equipped with either Intel Core i5 or i7 dual-core processor
  • Use touch gestures like pinch-to-zoom and swipe with buttonless Multi-Touch Trackpad
  • Built-in ports include 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 FireWire and 1 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Up to 4 GB RAM and 500/750 GB Serial ATA hard drive
  • Multimedia features include Intel HD Graphics 3000 with FaceTime HD camera
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life on single charge

Corporate laptops need a winning combination of useful but powerful specs in a compact and light frame. No matter how efficient the laptop, no one wants to carry a deadweight machine to-and-fro the workplace. The HP Folio 13 features impressive hardware in a light frame.

HP Folio 13

  • Intel Core i5 with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD
  • Built-in ports include 2 USB ports (3.0 and 2.0), 1 HDMI port, 1 MMC slot and 1 Ethernet port
  • 13.3 inch LED-backlit BrightView screen with Intel HD 3000 Graphics
  • Very sleek and slim frame with just 18 mm thickness and weighing only 3.3 pounds
  • Smart features include 1.3 MP webcam, backlit UV-coated keyboard and Bluetooth 3.0
  • Up to 9.5 hours of battery life on single charge

Beauty with brains is a fitting analogy for the Samsung Series 5. It has terrific hardware specs and is very functional. At the same time, it has a clean, sleek and shiny silver look, that makes carrying it around, pure pleasure.

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook

  • Intel Core i5 with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB HDD
  • Screen size of 13.3 inches with SuperBright™ technology
  • Fast performance with Fast Boot (Boots-up in 20 seconds) and Fast Start (wakes from sleep in 2 seconds)
  • Very light in weight (just 3.24 pounds) with ultra-thin frame
  • Equipped with 3 USB ports, 1 HDMI port and a 4-in-1 card reader
  • Perks include 4 stereo speakers, 1.3 MP HD webcam and Bluetooth 3.0
Most Powerful Gaming Laptops
For a customized machine, tailored to match your gaming needs, you need a laptop manufacturer that knows how to fit powerful hardware into a portable frame. Check out The Origin, a gaming computer brand, that specializes in making high-end customizable gaming machines.

Origin EON17-S

  • Intel Core i7 processor with overclocking available up to 4.8GHz
  • Overclocked NVIDIA Quadro or NVIDIA GeForce GPU systems
  • Secure backup of configurations and data with RAID storage option
  • Choose from 4, 8, 12, 16 and 32 GB Dual Channel RAM
  • Wide 17.3-inch 1030p 3D-enabled (optional) screen with LED-backlit technology and NVIDIA 3D Vision Technology
  • Equipped with 7.1 Digital Surround Sound
  • Built-in ports consist of 4 USB ports, 1 eSATA port, 1 HDMI 1.4 port and 1 DVI-I out port
  • Includes fingerprint reader, 9-in-1 media reader and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Toshiba has established itself as a manufacturer that produces impressive laptops for a wide range of users. From their sleek and shiny Portege series for corporates to the sturdy and dependable Satellite series, there's a Toshiba laptop for everyone. Their Qosmio series is essentially designed for gaming and media use.

Toshiba Qosmio X775

  • Intel Core i7 processor with 8 GB RAM and 1.25 TB Serial ATA hard disk
  • Built for multimedia use with Blu-ray Disc system, Waves MaxxAudio® 3 and harman/kardon® stereo speakers
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics system with 1.5 GB graphics memory
  • TFT LED backlit 17.3-inch display with 1080p HD factor
  • Ports include 4 USB ports (3.0 and 2.0) and 1 HDMI port
  • Extra features include Bluetooth 3.0 and NVIDIA 3D Vision

Alienware laptops are considered the ultimate in gaming machines. Their laptops are powerful, packed with the best of hardware, and encased in bold, in-your-face cases. Equipped with everything a hard-core gamer needs, from impressive graphic systems to powerful audio, an Alienware laptop can handle the most tasking of PC games. Its most powerful and latest model is the M18x.

Alienware M18x

  • Intel Core i7 processor (which can be overclocked to 4.0GHz)
  • Customizable RAM: choose from 4-32 GB Dual Channel DDR3
  • Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M - NVIDIA® SLI® Enabled video card system
  • Equipped with AlienFX™ Lighting controls and AlienTouch™ Touchpad Controls
  • AlienFusion™ Power Management feature allows you to control hardware performance as needed
  • Maxed out media experience with High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio and 18.4-inch WLED screen
  • Designed for gaming with 5 programmable keyboard keys
  • Built-in ports include 2 HDMI, 2 audio ports, 4 USB ports, 1 Mini-Display port and a 9-in-1 Media Card Reader



Most Powerful Laptops for Home Use
The Sony Vaio collection is renowned for its useful and functional laptops that are very aesthetically pleasing. The F Series is a little less colorful than the Y, C or Z Series but is no less stylish or powerful. Laptops in this Vaio Series are very media-friendly and capable of handling a wide range of media-related tasks from simple movie watching to advanced video editing.

Sony Vaio F Series

  • Intel Core i7 processor with 4/6/8 GB RAM and 500/640/750 GB HDD
  • Full HD 16.4 monitor can be 3D-enabled and will auto-convert 2D video into 3D
  • Superior audio playback with Dolby Home Theater 5-channel Surround Sound and bass-boosting speakers
  • Imagination Studio™ Multimedia Edition allows you to edit, create and share video and audio media effortlessly
  • Media features include Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, Blu-ray Disc and built-in HD camera
  • Built-in ports include: 3 USB, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI port and SD card slot

The G74SX from Asus is garnering rave reviews as an ideal desktop replacement laptop. It has a lot of advanced and high-tech hardware, which makes it perfect as a reasonably-priced gaming machine or a multimedia machine for home.

ASUS G74SX

  • Intel Core i7 CPU with 3 GB RAM and 500/640/750 GB HDD
  • Immersive graphics thanks to NVIDIA® GTX 560M GPU and DirectX® 11
  • LED backlit 17.3 inch screen with full HD(1920x1080) resolution
  • Powerful 3D content rendering with NVIDIA 3D Vision
  • Built for media use with Blu-Ray DVD and Writer, THX TruStudio and EAX Advanced HD 5.0 audio
  • Ports include 4 USB and 1 HDMI port as well as 3-in-1 card reader

This is one powerful desktop replacement laptop. The XPS 15 is capable of turning your home into a mini-arcade, 3D theater and audio center. Plus it's portable, so you can take your media center wherever you go.

Dell XPS 15

  • Intel Core i5/i7 processor with 4/6/8 GB RAM and 1000 GB HDD
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT graphics system
  • Immersive sound with Waves MaxxAudio® 3 technology and JBL speakers
  • Media-friendly features include Blue-Ray Disc combo, TV Tuner, 9-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth 3.0 and 2MP HD webcam
  • Built-in ports are 3 USB ports, 1 HDMI 1.4 port and 1 Mini DisplayPort
  • Play 3D media and games from your laptop on your 3D TV using NVIDIA 3DTV Play™

Power is also judged by longevity. Whoever lasts the longest, can also be regarded as the most powerful. Unfortunately, technology usually doesn't play by that rule. The attitude in the laptop market can be best summed up as "here today, gone tomorrow". A powerful laptop today can easily be displaced by the addition of a new technology feature in another laptop. So the lesson here is to give room to growth and carry out good research, before purchasing. Whatever the model or brand, the most powerful laptop for you is one that serves your purpose, yet offers slightly more.