Best HP Laptops 2016

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Best Overall

HP Spectre X360

Editor's Choice

This stylish, 13-inch, all-aluminum convertible can go from laptop to tablet mode, with several stops in between. Boasting a bright 1080p touch screen (upgradeable to UltraHD), the Spectre x360 also has a large, comfortable keyboard and ClickPad, a Core i5 processor, and a 256GB SSD. It lasts more than 9 hours on a charge and has some excellent speakers to boot. In all, it's a really good deal.

HP Spectre X360 Review

  • Best Budget

    HP Stream 11

    Editor's Choice

    Looking for a lightweight laptop that's also light on your wallet? HP's Stream 11 is an eye-catching Windows 8.1 laptop that performs capably, and it costs just $200. Typing documents and reports is a breeze, thanks to the comfortable keyboard, and you'll enjoy ample sound, thanks to the powerful speakers. And with a year's subscription to Office 365 Personal thrown in, the Stream 11 is a great companion when you're traveling for work.

    HP Stream 11 Full Review

    HP Pavilion x2 10t Review
    HP Pavilion x2 10t ReviewWeighing 2.74 pounds and measuring 12 x 8.1 x 0.78 inches, the Stream 11 is compact enough to take anywhere. It's also one of the most affordable Windows laptops yet at $199, and like its Google-powered rival, this laptop is geared toward cloud-based computing with HP and Microsoft throwing in a whole terabyte of cloud storage for one year. With comfortable keyboard and loud speakers, the HP Stream 11 is ultraportable and ultrausable.
    HP Pavilion x2 10t Revie

  • Best 2-in-1

    HP Spectre X360 15t

    Though its 15.6-inch screen is on the large side, the HP Spectre x360t is thinner and lighter than many products with smaller displays. A gorgeous 4.2-pound, .63-inch thick aluminum chassis gives this 2-in-1 a premium feel while a colorful display - available with a 4K option - makes the x360t a joy to look at. Its 8 hours and 27 minutes of battery life is also far superior to the results on similarly-sized competitors.

    HP Spectre X360 15t Review

  • Best Budget 2-in-1

    HP Pavilion x2 10t

    Is it a tablet with a detachable-screen keyboard or a laptop with a removable screen? Who cares? Starting at just $250, the HP Pavilion x2 10t is a versatile 10.1-inch 2-in-1 that packs a lot of value. Its plastic body feels much sturdier than a typical budget machine, its screen has nice, wide viewing angles, and you even get 9.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. Plus. you get the convenience of a screen that simply lifts away when you want to get up close and personal with your media. The only real issue is the undersized keys on its keyboard, but on a machine as compact and portable as this one, we sort of understand.

    HP Pavilion x2 10t Full Review

  • Best for Students

    HP Stream 13

    The larger of HP's affordable Stream line of Windows 8.1 laptops, the Stream 13 delivers the same smooth performance in a larger, but still attractive package. Its fun, bright color scheme will mirror your mood when you realize this 13-incher costs only $230. We particularly liked the booming DTS Studio Sound speakers. Plus, as with the Stream 11, you get a year's free subscription to Office 365 Personal and 1TB of cloud storage on OneDrive so you can take your work on the go.

    HP Stream 13 Full Review

  • Best Chromebook

    HP Chromebook 14

    As HP's second go at the Chrome OS, the $299 Chromebook 14 is a success. For those who mainly use their notebook to surf the Web, watch videos and send email, this may be all the machine you need. We appreciated the color options for the exterior (snow white, ocean turquoise and coral peach), as well as the impressive 7 hours and 57 minutes of battery life.

    HP Chromebook 14 Full Review

  • Best for Business

    HP EliteBook Folio G1

    The EliteBook Folio G1 is slimmer than a MacBook and almost as light, but don't let this laptop's small size fool you. This 12.5-inch, 2.1-pound system is a business behemoth, complete with a comfortable keyboard, sharp screen, vPro manageability and the ability to survive drops from up to 30 inches in the air. You can even use your face to log in if you forget your password.

    HP EliteBook Folio G1 Review

  • Best Work Station

    HP ZBook 15u G2

    Those looking for a powerful work laptop will love the ZBook 15u G2. Its 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-5500U processor and AMD FirePro M4170 GPU combine to offer blazing performance. Whether you're doing photo editing, video editing or CAD work, you'll appreciate the accurate and colorful 15-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel display With a sleek and lightweight design, the HP ZBook 15u G2 is a notebook that works as hard as you do, wherever you go. 

  • New and Noteable

    HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook

    You don't know the power of the dark side, but with HP's Star Wars Special Edition, you can learn. This 15-inch laptop has a unique design that looks like it a tool of the Empire, with images of Darth Vader, storm troopers and the Death Star baked on its chassis. The WIndows 10 system also comes loaded with 30GB of Star Wars content, along with solid specs like a Core i5 / Core i7 CPU and optional Nvidia GeForce 940M graphics.

    HP Star Wars Special Edition Hands-On