Best Laptops For Engineering

10 Best Laptops For Engineering 2021 – Reviews & Guide

There are a lot of resources out there for students searching for the best laptops for engineering, but it can be overwhelming with all the options available. To save you from wasting time, we’ve put together this list of some of our favorite laptops that will streamline your engineering school experience.
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1. Dell XPS 15

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Series‎9550-3628
Item model number‎XPS 15
Operating System‎Windows 10
Item Weight‎3.9 pounds

The Dell XPS 15 is an extremely powerful, ultra-portable laptop and it has been my main laptop for the last year. I’ve used it for everything from rendering videos to working late at night. It has been able to handle my workload very well. If you’re looking for a workstation laptop with a powerful processor that can play games and also handle your everyday tasks, then the Dell XPS 15 is for you.

2. Google Pixelbook Go

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Brand‎Google
Series‎Pixelbook Go
Item model number‎GA00521-US
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Chrome OS

When it comes to laptops, Chromebooks are under-appreciated. A lot of people tend to look past them and focus on Windows. And yes, you can do a lot more on a Windows laptop than you can with a Chromebook. But the truth is – a good laptop should be judged on how well it performs its main job (which in this case is to provide you with online work and entertainment).

3. Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

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Product Dimensions‎11.97 x 0.63 x 8.36 inches; 2.8 Pounds
Item Weight‎2.8 pounds
Manufacturer‎Apple Computer
Language‎English

It’s been a long time, but now here’s the next-generation Apple MacBook Air (2020). This time with an all-new gorgeous 13.3″ Retina display and the all-new Apple M1 CPU/GPU.

4. Asus Zephyrus G14

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Brand‎ASUS
Series‎ASUS ROG
Item model number‎ASUS ROG
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Windows 10

The Asus Zephyrus G14 is different. It’s a 14-inch gaming laptop that’s thin, light and powerful, and looks like no other laptop on the market today. The Zephyrus G14 features an overclocked AMD Ryzen 7 4800HQ CPU coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU.

5. HP Spectre x360 (2021)

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Brand‎LG
Series‎14Z90P-K.AAB8U1
Item model number‎14Z90P-K.AAB8U1
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Windows 10 Home

The HP Spectre x360 (2021) is a 13.3-inch convertible laptop featuring a 35.7 cm (14″) diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT™ and active pen support (included), 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, and up to 16 GB of memory.

6. Dell G5 15

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Brand‎Dell
Series‎Dell G5 15
Item model number‎Dell G5 15
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Windows 10

The Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop is a superb midrange gaming laptop that competes with the best budget gaming laptops like the MSI GL62M and the ASUS FX504. The G5 15 features Intel’s 9th Gen Core i5/i7 processor, Nvidia MX150 graphics or AMD Radeon RX 560X, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB PCIe SSD storage. It also features a 1080p screen with a 144Hz refresh rate. The G5 also offers great build quality and ergonomics, and it costs considerably less than similarly configured laptops like the Dell Inspiron 15 7000.

7. Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch)

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Brand‎Microsoft
Series‎Microsoft Surface Book
Item model number‎FUX-00001
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Windows 10 Pro

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is unlike any regular laptop or tablet. It’s impressive to look at, even more, impressive to use. The 15-inch variant of the Surface Book 2 is one of the most powerful laptops ever built. Best of all, it looks and feels just as premium as it performs.

8. Dell XPS 17 (2020)

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Brand‎LG
Series‎14Z90P-K.AAW5U1
Item model number‎14Z90P-K.AAW5U1
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Windows 10 Home

The Dell XPS 17 is geared for multimedia and gaming, boasting 16 hours of battery life and a vibrant 4K display. The powerful Core i5 processor is paired with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, providing adequate processing power for gaming and video editing. Boasting a slim and lightweight aluminum body, the Dell XPS 17 is sure to be a showstopper wherever you take it.

9. ThinkPad X1 Extreme Mobile Workstation

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Brand‎MSI
Series‎Stealth 15M A11UEK-009
Item model number‎Stealth 15M A11UEK-009
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Windows 10 Home

This is one of the best laptops I’ve owned. It’s blazing fast with the SSD Super-M.2 system drive, has the best and most accurate touchpad I’ve ever used (it even has a high-quality speaker inside), the battery life is outstanding, it has the best thermal design on a laptop, and it even has some fairly decent speakers (although, for serious audio work I use my dedicated speaker setup). Having said all that, these are not cheap laptops. Starting at $1799 US, you better be sure you are going to use every single feature in this notebook because it will cost you over 3x as much for the higher-end model.

10. Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition (2020)

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Brand‎Razer
Series‎Blade 15
Item model number‎RZ09-03304E42-R3U1
Hardware Platform‎PC
Operating System‎Windows 10 Home

The matte 15.6″ 60Hz OLED display featured on the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition (2020) is gorgeous and one of the best monitor displays I’ve ever seen. The bezels around the screen are incredibly thin, and it’s lightweight at just 4.16 lbs in a 15-inch form factor.