The best HP computers you can buy

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Deciding on a new laptop or computer can be a monumental task. There are many places to start your search, but some good old-fashioned brand research can go a long way. HP started its journey as Hewlett Packard more than 80 years ago, so it’s probably learned a thing or two along the way. Whether you’re thinking about a laptop or desktop, this is the place to be. Here are all of the best HP computers to buy.

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We’re sticking exclusively with HP for this roundup, so get ready to hear a few familiar names. Before we get into the list itself, here’s a quick way to keep all of the product lines in order:

HP branding explained

The Spectre brand represents HP’s high-end performance line of mainstream laptops. The Envy family is a step-down in both laptops and desktops, though it seems to get closer to the Spectre each year. From there you move into the Pavilion line for HP’s everyday computing. It is followed by the unbranded HP Laptop series, Stream devices for younger users, and Chromebooks.

On the business side, the EliteBook 1000 series sits atop HP’s list followed by the EliteBook 800 and EliteBook 700 models. The ProBook 600 series is the next step down for “pros” without sacrificing enterprise-grade security. Next are the ProBook 400 family, 200 Series, and Chromebooks for businesses on a budget. The ZBook brand is HP’s workstation-class laptop line, while the Omen range is dedicated to powerful gaming that doesn’t break the bank.

Now then, ready to learn about the best HP has to offer?

The best HP Computers:

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The HP family of laptops is tough to challenge. It includes nearly half-a-dozen product lines, and that’s before you even add Chromebooks to the mix. We’re sticking with Windows-based machines in this first section. Yet, that doesn’t make it any easier to choose. Here are the laptops that made the cut:

Spectre x360

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HP’s Spectre x360 is the premium model amongst its laptop family, available in both 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch sizes. Every detail has been polished, from the gem-cut aluminum body to the carefully angled USB-C charging port. On the inside of this…