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Chris McKay • Edited on

I really don't think there's anything wrong with Windows. I've tried Linux and MacOS for years and have decided Windows is the best if the bunch, for now. However, that's just my opinion (it can always change) and based solely on my own experience.

That said, the best Windows laptops on the market right now are Dell's XPS line and the Razor Blade 13. I have an older XPS 15 and have only ever had two minor annoyances with it and they were software related (yes, Windows does have bugs). Additionally, you can get an XPS 13 pre-loaded with Linux, if you so choose. The 15 and 17 would take a little more work due to the nVidia GPUs.

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Preslav Rachev Author

That said, the best Windows laptops on the market right now are Dell's XPS line and the Razor Blade 13.

Those are the two options that my quick research suggested as well. Both are in the MBP price range, which, to be fair, shouldn't be a big deal if we speak about a sturdy, but lightweight laptop that's going to withstand the next five years.

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Chris McKay

I got lucky. I walked into a Microsoft store about two years ago and got my fully-specced out version for $1,400USD (it was on sale). The best part is that it was a Signature version, which means no bloatware (other than what MS installs and the Dell support utility).

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Derek D

Don't forget MSI. The Creator and GS lines are really good, too. XPS has a lot of issues but they have the best LCD Panels out there.

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Chris McKay

I almost got an MSI. The only one available had thermal issues worse than my XPS. I've heard they've really improved since that time.

That said, I think I'd love a Razor the next time around.