KITGURU SHORTLISTS: THE BEST LAPTOP OF 2022

Last updated on May 23rd, 2022 at 02:13 pm

As more and more power becomes available in sleek laptops that weight less and less, with longer and longer battery life – every KitGuru reader will be checking out the deals this year – either for themselves or in order to help advise a friend of family member. Start with our shortlist and you'll see the best that we've tested.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

It’s no over exaggeration to call the 2022 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 - with its concoction of new AMD hardware - a fantastic laptop. The Ryzen 9 6900HS processor is fast and incredibly efficient, the RX 6800S GPU pushes out some impressive frame numbers – once again with strong power efficiency, and the inclusion of new technologies like DDR5, PCIe Gen 4, and WiFi 6E is good to see. Plus, that 14-inch, QHD+, 120Hz display is impressive to my eyes.

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ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage

The ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage is a conventional laptop that has been built around an efficient CPU and GPU that can work in harmony to improve efficiency and performance to a higher level than you can hope with AMD/Nvidia or Intel/Nvidia. The result is greater than the sum of the parts and that makes us very happy...

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Gigabyte Aorus 17G

The Gigabyte Aorus 17G YD is a gaming laptop that packs a mighty punch, with a combination of Intel Tiger Lake H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, yet it sells for significantly less than £3,000. Add in a mechanical keyboard and a display panel with 300Hz refresh rate and you are looking at an impressive piece of kit.

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ASUS TUF Gaming A15

It won't come as a surprise to hear that the combination of 8-core Ryzen CPU and RTX 3070 Laptop GPU delivers the goods when it comes to gaming. This is a gaming laptop first and foremost, and you will be hitting 60FPS - or pretty close to it - at ultra settings in any game you can think of. If you're primarily an esports gamer, then rest easy as you will be making the most of the A15's 240Hz display.

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Razer Book 13

The Razer Book 13’s specifications line up well for its target audience. The 11th Gen Intel i7-1165G7 quad-core processor, 16GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, the Samsung PM981a OEM-only SSD drive paired with the UHD touch display and useful connectivity all performed well during our tests. The benchmark results were spot on for this Ultrabook and shows it’s more than capable for those looking for a device aimed at productivity and workflow.

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