Top 10 Best Laptops of 2021
A laptop has become one of the most important devices we own. Using a laptop for school, university or work is now the norm, but with so many different laptops to choose from, it can be hard deciding which will be the best laptop for you.
When comparing laptops, there are a few terms you should familiarise yourself with to ensure you choose a laptop with the specifications you need. You can view the full range of specifications on our laptop buying guide.
We’ve carefully selected the best laptops at Officeworks so you can easily find the one that’s right for you.
Our top 10 laptops
- ACER Nitro 5 Notebook 15.6" Core i7
- Lenovo 13.3" Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Core i7
- Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 5i 2-in-1 Laptop Core i3
- HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1514TU 2-in-1 Laptop Core i5
- HP ENVY x360 115-ed1503TU 2-in-1 Laptop Core i7
- MacBook Air 13.3" M1 8-Core CPU 7-Core GPU
- Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Slim 1 Laptop Athlon
- MacBook Pro 13.3" M1 8-CoreCPU 8-CoreGPU
- Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 2-in-1 Laptop Core i5
- Acer Spin 3 2-in-1 Notebook Core i3
Our top 10 laptops
Best Laptop for Gaming
ACER Nitro 5 Notebook 15.6" Core i7
Call out feature: High grade graphics & processing power.
This Acer Nitro 5 Laptop has a solid, understated design that features a lightning-quick FHD IPS screen and a lineup of impressive tech to enhance all aspects of gameplay. The twin fans combined with Acer CoolBoost technology and quad exhaust port design ensures that the laptop doesn't overheat. Additionally, there is a 4-zone RGB keyboard with a dedicated NitroSense Key, while the WASD and arrow keys are highlighted for easy location.Shop now
Best Laptop for Graphic Design
Lenovo 13.3" Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Core i7
Call out feature: QHD display, High grade graphics & processing power.
The Yoga Slim 7i offers QHD visuals, Intel Iris Xe graphics and powerful Dolby Atmos sound for an optimised media experience. The military-grade durable, lightweight design and its long battery life makes it a great choice for working on the go. This laptop is great for flying as 15 minute charge will provide you with 2 hours of video playback.Shop now
Best Laptop for Primary School Students
Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 5i 2-in-1 Laptop Core i3
Call out feature: Lightweight, touchscreen and webcam.
The Lenovo Flex IdeaPad 5i is ideal for doing your everday tasks for work, school, and university, as well as viewing your favourite media. It has a 14" FHD LED display for clarity in your visuals, and comes with an integrated webcam fit with privacy shutter. It can be used in a traditional laptop mode for everyday use, tent mode for sharing with others, stand mode for binge watching, and tablet mode for interactive use during classes and lectures.Shop now
Best Laptop for High School Students
HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1514TU 2-in-1 Laptop Core i5
Call out feature: 8 hours of battery life.
This HP Pavilion 2-in-1 Laptop lets you create and connect with flexibility. You can switch between tablet and laptop mode using the 360-degree hinge, or simply find the perfect angle to view your media. The touchscreen display lets you interact with your content and creations on a whole new level, giving this 2-in-1 laptop an intuitive edge.Shop now
Best Laptop for Small Business
HP ENVY x360 115-ed1503TU 2-in-1 Laptop Core i7
Call out feature: Privacy and smart security features.
This HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 Laptop is primed for flexible work on the go, with its 360-degree hinge that converts it from tablet to laptop and back. The highly-responsive touchscreen accommodates all kinds of creativity, from drawing to viewing. With clever features, like fingerprint unlocking, dual-array microphones for video calls, and a webcam shutter for added privacy, the HP ENVY x360 is the intuitive partner to your work and home life.Shop now
Best Laptop for University
MacBook Air 13.3" M1 8-Core CPU 7-Core GPU
Call out feature: Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU and machine learning performance.
Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with an up to 7-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever — up to 18 hours.¹ MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.Shop now
Best Affordable Laptop
Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Slim 1 Laptop Athlon
Call out feature: Under $500, pre-loaded with Windows 10.
Tackle daily tasks easily with this Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1. Work and play with little distraction thanks to the high definition 14" display and narrow bezel. This laptop also comes with a 1 year Microsoft 365 Personal subscription so you can get to study, work and more right away. Free Upgrade to Windows 11 (when available).Shop now
Best Apple Laptop
MacBook Pro 13.3" M1 8-CoreCPU 8-CoreGPU 8GB
Call out feature: Retina display, Ultrafast SSD and M1 Chip.
The Apple M1 chip redefines the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Featuring an 8-core CPU that flies through complex workflows in photography, coding, video editing and more. An incredible 8-core GPU that crushes graphics-intensive tasks and enables super-smooth gaming. An advanced 16-core Neural Engine for more machine learning power in your favourite apps. Superfast unified memory for fluid performance. And the longest-ever battery life in a Mac, at up to 20 hours.² It’s Apple’s most popular pro notebook. Much more performance and much more pro.Shop now
Best Laptop for Work
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 2-in-1 Laptop Core i5
Call out feature: Digital pen, fingerprint reader and 512GB storage.
This Lenovo IdeaPad i5 offers both laptop and tablet functionality, and comes with the Lenovo Digital Pen included. You'll find crisp, clear visuals on its 14" full HD screen, and hear rich, bold sound from its Dolby Audio speakers. With up to 11 hours of battery life, too, it's the perfect on-the-go companion.Shop now
Best 2-in-1 Laptop
Acer Spin 3 2-in-1 Notebook Core i3
Call out feature: All day battery and 1.5kg weight.
This Acer Spin 3 2-in-1 Notebook offers you the flexibility of both a conventional laptop and a stylus-compatible touchscreen. The Acer Active Stylus is included in the box, and facilitates writing and drawing on the go. For added protection, there's a fingerprint scanner, offering a password-free method of unlocking your notebook.Shop now