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The Morning After: Our guide to the best laptops

Despite the global chip shortage.

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Mat Smith
May 24, 2022 11:15 AM
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Whether you’re planning for the back-to-school season, or you just need a refreshed work machine, a new laptop is an expensive purchase that warrants some thought. Despite a global chip supply shortage, companies are still making a ton of new laptops, and there’s still plenty of choice.

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Most laptops with top-of-the-line specs can cost you around $1,800 to $2,000 these days. That doesn’t mean you won’t find a good system for under $1,000 — a grand is the base price for a lot of premium ultraportables in the 13-inch category. Then again, if you do most of your work in a browser (lots of online research, emails and Google Drive), then a Chromebook might be a cheaper alternative.

Let Engadget’s Reviews Editor, Cherlynn Low, guide you through the best choices.

— Mat Smith

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