If you’re looking for the best 4K laptop ever, that would be the Dell XPS 15. Not only does it have the brightest 4K screen around, but it also totes some impressive battery life, so you won’t be making the one compromise that you typically would on most 4K laptops. This also marks the first time the XPS 15 gets an OLED display, which is in itself monumental. But the system also packs an overclockable Core i9 processor and pairs it with a discrete Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU, making for one beautiful beast. If you’re looking to get into video editing or some light to medium taxing games, this laptop is perfect for you.
But, if you’re a full fledged gamer, the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR is the best 4K gaming laptop that you can buy. You get all the bells and whistles, including a gorgeous 17.3-inch, 4K HDR display, a super-comfortable keyboard, solid battery life and strong overall performance, all packed into a sleek design. You’ll even get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, and while it’s not as good as competitors, it’ll still net you high frames in your favorite games.
People who need a machine for professional creative work like 3D modelling and video editing 4K content, you’ll probably want the MSI WS65 9TM, which is the best 4K workstation available right now. The WS65 packs a powerful 9th-Gen Core i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q GPU into a superslim, durable chassis. Top that off with solid battery life and a gorgeous 15.6-inch, 4K display.
The best 4K laptops you can buy today
- Dell XPS 15 (2019): 626 nits; 239% sRGB
- Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR: 575 nits; 165% sRGB
- HP Spectre x360 (OLED): 483 nits; 258% sRGB
- Razer Blade 15 (OLED): 438 nits; 243% sRGB
- HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, OLED): 414 nits; 218% sRGB
- MSI WS65 9TM: 393 nits; 251% sRGB
- Alienware m15 OLED (2019): 376 nits; 265% sRGB
- MSI GT76 Titan: 376 nits; 157% sRGB
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme: 366 nits; 186% sRGB
- Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED: 357 nits; 200% sRGB
- HP ZBook 17 G5: 342 nits; 171% sRGB
- Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition: 336 nits; 216% sRGB
- Dell Precision 7730: 330 nits; 211% sRGB