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Best Windows and Apple laptops in Nigeria for 2022

Best Windows and Apple laptops in Nigeria for 2022 – Laptops have thwarted the attempts of tablets to take over and remain a staple of the tech world, especially in the new hybrid working era brought about by the pandemic. There are almost endless amounts to choose from with a complicated range of models and specs so we’ve reviewed and ranked the best right here.

We’ve tested and ranked 15 of the best laptops you can get right now and we’re adding more (and getting rid of old models) on a regular basis – more 2022 models will arrive as soon as we can get them. You’ll find a summary along with our expert rating and where you can buy each laptop, but make sure you click through to each review for more details.

If none of the laptops we’ve listed here is quite right for you, let us arm you with the knowledge you need to help you choose what laptop to buy. Following the chart, you’ll find extensive buying advice that covers everything from what processor is suitable to how much storage you’ll need and whether or not you should be looking for a more portable option.

1. Huawei MateBook 14s (2021) – Best Overall

Pros:

  • Plenty of power & ports
  • Killer keyboard
  • 90Hz display
  • Fixed webcam

Cons:

  • Plain design
  • Thunderbolt 4 only on top SKU
  • Webcam only 720p

Pound for pound, the MateBook 14s is the best laptop you can buy right now. A great blend of performance, design, and affordability means it’s easy to recommend, especially with the webcam back above the screen rather than hidden in the keyboard. The latter is only 720p, but a separate IR sensor means there’s still support for Windows Hello face unlock as an alternative to the fingerprint sensor.

Almost everywhere else, the 14s is mightily impressive almost everywhere else. 11th-gen Intel CPUs and up to 16GB of RAM means performance is excellent, provided you don’t need a device for gaming or 4K video editing.

Other highlights include a 2.5K touchscreen display, complete with a 90Hz refresh rate for smooth visuals. You also get a decent port selection, solid battery life, and one of the best keyboards you’ll find in any laptop. There’s even a 90W fast charger included in the box.

It’s worth noting that there is now a 2022 version of the MateBook 14s, but aside from new Intel CPUs, it’s essentially the same device.

2. Apple MacBook Air (M1) – Best MacBook

Pros:

  • Powerful components
  • Long battery life
  • iOS apps

Cons:

  • Very limited ports
  • Throttled performance

The MacBook Air may not look any different from its predecessor, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Offering a significant boost compared to the 10nm Intel CPU that powered earlier MacBook Air models, the 5nm M1 chipset is blisteringly fast in operation, handling light video editing and gaming via Apple Arcade without breaking a sweat.

It’s faster than many Intel-based Windows alternatives, offering great bang for your buck from Apple’s entry-level ultralight laptop. There’s also a big jump in battery life and the display is top-notch, as are the keyboard and trackpad.

It’s fanless, which brings the benefit of silent running, but it also means that the laptop will throttle performance to keep things cool. But that’s not an issue unless you plan on gaming or video editing for hours.

The MacBook Air has now had a 2022 refresh, but it’s $200/£200 more expensive than the original and introduces a notch. With frequent discounts, this original model is where you’ll find the best value for money.

3. LG Gram 17 (2021) – Best big screen

Pros:

  • Insanely light
  • Stunning battery life
  • Excellent screen

Cons:

  • Spongy keyboard
  • McAfee pop-ups

We didn’t think LG could make the Gram 17 much better, but the 2021 model has really nailed it. It remains an incredibly lightweight marvel of engineering, but LG has now improved our main problems with the 2020 model – namely the speakers and trackpad. Design refinements mean the Gram 17 looks better than ever, while a performance from 11th-gen Intel chips is impressive.

But on a 17in laptop that weighs just 1.35kg, getting such great battery life is a pleasant surprise. There are plenty of ports here for most people (including Thunderbolt 4), plus above-average speakers and an excellent display, although the latter isn’t a touchscreen.

If you can look beyond a spongy keyboard and the relatively high price, the Gram 17 is the large laptop to beat. There is a 2022 version, but new CPUs and the option for a discrete GPU are the only real upgrades.

4. Huawei MateBook 16s (2022) – Best 16in

Pros:

  • Superb display
  • Fast charging
  • Lots of ports
  • Solid performance

Cons:

  • No discrete GPU
  • No NumPad
  • Can get expensive

If you’re specifically looking for a 16in laptop, there’s more choice than ever in 2022. But the new MateBook 16s takes the crown, performing well in almost all the key areas. Performance from 12th-gen Intel CPUs is solid, especially when used in tandem with the gorgeous, large, touchscreen display.

Other highlights include a generous 84Wh battery with impressive fast charging, alongside a diverse range of ports and Huawei’s trademark premium design.

It’s big and bulky and there’s no discrete GPU, but if you can look beyond these things the MateBook 16s could be for you.

5. Dell XPS 15 (late 2021) – Best 15in

Pros:

  • Plenty of power
  • Impressive screen
  • Great keyboard
  • Robust design

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Middling battery life
  • Only USB-C
  • High Delta E

The Dell XPS 15 remains one of the best-looking business laptops on the market, thanks to its aluminum and carbon fiber finish. It excels in many other areas, too: it’s Core i7-11800H processor is very fast, while the laptop also boasts plenty of storage and a great keyboard.

A 15-in display is vibrant and a joy to use, especially when combined with excellent speakers. It’s also got the battery power to handle a day of work in most scenarios. XPS machines are never cheap, though, and the 9510 is not perfect. You’ll want to look elsewhere if color accuracy is a top priority, and you’ll be able to find better battery life and a broader selection of ports elsewhere.

6. HP Envy 13 (2021) – Great Value Core i5

Pros:

  • Great display
  • Solid speed & battery
  • Sleek design
  • Quiet keyboard

Cons:

  • No HDMI or Thunderbolt
  • Expensive i7 model
  • Disappointing trackpad

The HP Envy 13 looks decent, it’s got a superb screen, and it has rock-solid everyday computing power in its Core i5 guise. It’s also got a solid keyboard and good battery life. In many respects, it’s an impressive everyday ultraportable.

HP’s core laptop has been a favorite of ours for years but the 2021 model has taken a dip and the 2020 model is now hard to find.

It’s still a good laptop and comes at an affordable price unless you’re looking at the i7 SKU, and you might not enjoy the lack of HDMI and Thunderbolt either. You can find sturdier designs elsewhere and better trackpads, too.

7. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 – Best Convertible

Pros:

  • Solid performance
  • S-Pen support
  • Great battery life
  • Optional 5G

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No dedicated GPU
  • Screen could be brighter

Samsung continues to make excellent convertible 2-in-1 laptops since its return to the laptop market and this is our new favorite, even though the Galaxy Book Flex 2 is still a great option.

The screen could be a bit brighter and there’s no dedicated graphics card here but the excellent design and stylus support make the Book Pro 360 a versatile machine that will cope with a wide range of regular and creative tasks.

Performance is still solid, battery life is formidable and you can even opt for 5G mobile data if you need it. A newer Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is now available, while the regular Book 2 360 is worth considering if you’re looking for a more affordable option.

8. Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 – Best Build Quality

Pros:

  • Excellent display
  • Solid performance
  • Great battery life

Cons:

  • Noisy fans
  • Limited ports
  • Top-specs overpriced

It’s more of the same from Microsoft here and while the design could maybe do with a refresh, the Surface Laptop 4 is another great all-rounder notebook that will suit many different users. 

The fans can be a bit loud, but performance is solid from either AMD or Intel chips and battery life is strong, too. A high-end display and a nice keyboard make for a comfortable experience. 

However, top-end models are overly expensive, and we’d like to see some options like an OLED panel and optional LTE connectivity. 

9. Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) – Best Keyboard & Trackpad

Pros:

  • Great performance
  • Slick design
  • Excellent trackpad

Cons:

  • Below-average battery life
  • No discrete GPU option
  • Awkward keyboard webcam

The design is getting a little tired after four years, especially the webcam placement when video calling is more important than ever, but the X Pro still looks slick and has premium build quality.

Better battery life can be found elsewhere and there’s no longer an option for a dedicated graphics card which is a shame. It’s not as Pro as before but remains an excellent choice in various other ways.

The latest Intel chips are fast, the 3:2 screen is decent and the X Pro is among the best for keyboard and trackpad. Look out for the MateBook X Pro 2022 which we’ve rated highly and should go on sale soon.

10. LG Gram 16 (2022) – Best Design

Pros:

  • Thin and light
  • Stunning matte display
  • Solid battery life

Cons:

  • No discrete GPU
  • Refresh rate only 60Hz
  • More expensive than some rivals

The Gram 16 being so low on this list reflects the strength of laptops in 2022, but also that it’s not quite as impressive as it once was.

It uses 12th-gen Intel CPUs, but not from the most powerful H-Series, and still with an integrated GPU. Many premium laptops are shifting to a high refresh rate display, but the Gram 16 is still stuck at 60Hz. At this price, it’s harder to accept these compromises.

But we’d still recommend considering it due to the way it excels in other areas. The Gram 16 is still incredibly thin and light, while a matt coating on the screen contributes to an excellent viewing experience. Battery life is among the best you’ll find in any laptop, and it’s impressively durable for a device that’s so portable.

11. Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio – Best 3-in-1

Pros:

  • Great 120Hz screen
  • All three modes work well
  • Impressive battery life
  • Solid performance

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Limited to three fixed positions
  • Not enough ports

If you’re looking for a 2-in-1 laptop, well how about a 3-in-1 which Microsoft has achieved with the Surface Laptop Studio? The screen might not detach like the Surface Book but a slick hinge design means you can quickly alter the Studio between three useful modes, although we’d like to adjust the angles on some.

The laptop also has a gorgeous 120Hz display, which can automatically adjust depending on what you’re doing. This should boost already-solid battery life, while a dedicated RTX 3050 Ti GPU at the higher end helps deliver impressive performance.

Combined, these features make it a well-rounded and versatile laptop. It is at the premium end in terms of price and we’d like more ports but the Surface Laptop Studio could make an excellent choice for some users.

12. Asus ZenBook Duo – Best for Multi-Tasking

Pros:

  • Dual-screens
  • All-round performance
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Cramped keyboard
  • Tiny trackpad
  • Expensive

The innovative ZenBook Duo hinges, quite literally, around its second screen and makes for an interesting setup if you like the idea of having two screens without having to plug one in.

It makes for impressive multi-tasking for certain situations once you get used to it and performance is good for a wide range of tasks as well as decent battery life. It’s also surprisingly light and portable for a machine with two displays.

That second screen does have downsides though, mainly the knock-on effect to the keyboard and trackpad, making them small and awkward.

13. Asus Zenbook 14 (UX3402) – Best 14in Display

Pros:

  • Excellent OLED display
  • Great battery life
  • Thin and light
  • Impressive port selection

Cons:

  • OLED only on more expensive models
  • No discrete GPU

The Zenbook 14 might be at the bottom of this list, but that still makes it one of the best laptops you can buy right now.

Highlights include a stunning 14-in OLED display, premium design, and lots of ports, all within a 1.35kg chassis. Battery life is also excellent, while Intel’s latest CPUs deliver solid performance. Some people might miss a dedicated GPU and the webcam isn’t great, but these are minor inconveniences. If you can afford one of the more expensive models with an OLED display, this is a great option.

14. Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 – Best small laptop

Pros:

  • Impressive performance
  • Great keyboard
  • Decent battery life
  • Extremely portable

Cons:

  • Often runs hot
  • Slow charging
  • No backlit keys

Want a regular laptop but need a smaller screen? The Surface Laptop Go 2 is typically associated with students, but it’s a great option for everyone.

The key selling point here is a 12.4-in display, making it much more compact than your average laptop. At 1.16kg and 15.7mm, it’s a thin and light device that doesn’t make big sacrifices to get there.

Performance from 11th-gen Intel CPUs is impressive, while the keyboard offers a surprisingly great typing experience given its size. Even battery life – something often sacrificed for designs like this – is above average. Hopefully, Microsoft will work on improving charging speeds and thermals next time around, but the Laptop Go 2 is still easy to recommend.

15. Asus TUF Gaming A15 – Best for Gaming

Pros:

  • Excellent performance
  • Stunning hi-res screen
  • Decent battery life
  • Relatively affordable

Cons:

  • Average build quality
  • Slow USB ports
  • Underwhelming trackpad

The TUF Gaming A15 isn’t a laptop most people should consider, but it’s an excellent option for people who want a portable gaming machine.

A heavy, bulky one will put many people off, but it means the device has some incredible specs. A powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor is paired with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 discrete GPU to help the A15 handle very demanding workloads. It’s supplemented with 16GB of RAM and a generous 1TB SSD.

The 15.6in 1440p display is a joy to use, especially with its 165Hz refresh rate. Battery life is better than many gaming laptops and there are plenty of ports, although the USB ports could be faster. You also miss out on a fingerprint scanner, while the webcam and trackpad aren’t great.

But for gamers, this remains one of the best ways to play anywhere without making big sacrifices to the quality of your experience. As a result, it’s easy to recommend, but only to specific people.

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