Best Hewlett-Packard Laptops

Check out the best Hewlett Packard laptops, as rated by Digital Trends’ expert reviewers.

Best HP LaptopsHP is one of the largest companies in the consumer PC business. It offers a massive catalog of laptops that range in price for extremely inexpensive (the company’s $299 netbooks) to massively expensive (the company’s $2,000+ EliteBooks).

Most people know HP for its Pavilion laptops, which are sold in a variety of retailers across the globe, but there are other options. The Envy line includes a number of thin, sleek and powerful options while the EliteBook sub-brand includes business oriented products that compete with Lenovo’s ThinkPad.

The company’s options are so varied that it’s nearly impossible to summarize them. If not for the HP logo on the lid, you’d have a hard time finding any similarities between a Pavilion, Envy and EliteBook. Our top picks below will help you become acquainted with the very best of HP’s enormous product line.

Our best Hewlett Packard laptops list is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market.

Check out all our HP PC reviews for a wider look at HP models, as well as our all-in-one PC reviews and budget PC reviews if you’re looking an end-all or a PC within your budget.

HP Spectre 13t

An excellent 1080p touchscreen and long battery life help the Spectre 13t secure our recommendation.

  • Features Touchscreen, Webcam, HDMI, Bluetooth
  • Release Date 10/16/2013
  • Release Price $999.99
  • Type Media, Ultrabook
  • Width 12.75"
  • Pros: Thin and light , Excellent 1080p display , Loud, enjoyable speakers , Great touchpad , Long battery…
  • Cons: Compute performance is below average , Only two USB ports and no Ethernet ,
Our Score 9
User Score 9

HP Spectre 13t x2

The new Spectre 13t x2 is essentially the 13t ultrabook with a tablet bundled into the package.

  • Features Touchscreen, Webcam, Bluetooth, HDMI
  • Type All-purpose
  • Width 13.4"
  • Depth 8.5"
  • Thickness .44"
  • Pros: Solid build quality , Pleasing keyboard , Intuitive hinge and dock , High-quality 1080p touchscreen…
  • Cons: Lackluster processor performance , Disappointing battery life (as a tablet) , Heavy for its size
Our Score 8
User Score 6

HP Envy x2

This plucky hybrid PC isn’t the best tablet, or the best laptop, but it’s a good compromise for people who want (yet can’t afford) both.

  • Features Touchscreen, Webcam, HDMI, Bluetooth, HD Video Recording, Front-Facing Camera
  • Release Date 12/2012
  • Release Price $849.99
  • Type All-purpose
  • Width (PC) 16.7"
  • Pros: Attractive design , Thin and light , Great keyboard dock , Average battery life as tablet; excellent…
  • Cons: Low display resolution , Poor performance
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Check out all our HP PC reviews for a wider look at HP models, as well as our all-in-one PC reviews and budget PC reviews if you're looking an end-all or a PC within your budget.

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart

The Spectre XT TouchSmart is representative of HP’s current PC strategy. It is a solid system that takes no risks. Every element is as adequate as it needs to be – and no more.

  • Features Webcam, HDMI, Bluetooth, Touchscreen
  • Release Price $1,349.99
  • Type Media
  • Width 14.87"
  • Depth 10.01"
  • Pros: Good build quality , Amazing 1080p display , Loud, strong audio , Excellent processor and hard drive…
  • Cons: Ho-hum design , Vague keyboard feel , Short battery life
Our Score 8
User Score 0

HP EliteBook 820 G1

The Elitebook 820 suffers from poor display quality and unimpressive battery life.

  • Features Touchscreen, Webcam
  • Release date Unknown
  • Release price $874
  • Type Business
  • Width 12.2"
  • Pros: Durable construction , Well-rounded performance , Excellent software suite , 3-year warranty
  • Cons: Looks low-budget , Poor quality 1366x768 display , Lackluster battery life , Not a good value
Our Score 7
User Score 9

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m offers a nice balance of portability and power with long battery life, but its display is a drawback.

  • Features Webcam, Bluetooth
  • Release Date 10/2012
  • Release Price $1349
  • Type Business, Ultrabook
  • Width 13.3"
  • Pros: Slim and light for a 14-inch laptop , Lots of ports , User-removable battery that doesn't jut out…
  • Cons: Display resolution and quality is too low , Small keys on right edge of keyboard , Uninspiring…
Our Score 7
User Score 0

HP EliteBook Revolve

Mediocre battery life and a dim display hold the Revolve back, but it’s still a reasonable alternative to the Helix for businesses small and large.

  • Features Touchscreen, Webcam, Bluetooth
  • Release Date 3/2013
  • Release Price $1,449
  • Type All-purpose
  • Width 8.35"
  • Pros: Durable construction with grippy exterior , Lots of ports (for the size) , Great keyboard , Strong…
  • Cons: Mediocre battery life , Small touchpad , Dim display , Very loud at full load
Our Score 7
User Score 0

HP Slatebook PC

The Slatebook is one of the better budget notebooks around, but Android still isn't a strong replacement for Windows, or even Chrome OS.

  • Release price $429.99
  • Form factor Ultra portable
  • Width 13.5 in
  • Depth 9.45 in
  • Pros: Thin and attractive design , Good keyboard and touchpad , 1080p at a low price , Long battery life…
  • Cons: Mediocre image quality , Android's feature set is limited , Many apps aren't designed for a notebook
Our Score 7
User Score 0

HP ZBook 15

The HP ZBook 15u G2 packs performance, but expensive upgrades and mediocre battery life hold it back.

  • Release date 2013
  • Release price $1899
  • Form factor Mid-size
  • Width 15 in
  • Depth 10.1 in
  • Pros: Fast enough to handle general work , Design is clean, professional , Rated at military-grade…
  • Cons: Too expensive for what you get , 1080p doesn’t impress at this price , Bulky, heavy, and awkward…
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook

The Pavilion 14 Chromebook is cheap and cheerful, but that’s not enough to make Chrome OS an alternative to Windows 8 for the average consumer.

  • Features Webcam, HDMI
  • Release Date 6/2013
  • Release Price $329.99
  • Type Budget
  • Width 13.66"
  • Pros: Attractive and well-built design , Spacious keyboard and touchpad , Cool, quiet operation ,
  • Cons: Below average battery life , Chrome OS lacks expected features , Very poor game performance…
Our Score 6
User Score 0