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Top 10 laptops for work & play

Our gift guide has Christmas 2018 all wrapped up.

We’re got loads of ideas for Christmas gifts to help even the most extreme workaholic let loose. Here are 10 amazing laptops that are all work and all play.

Game faces on

Perfect for when it’s time to clock off, this Asus TUF 15” Gaming Laptop has everything they need to switch off from work. With a VR ready GTX 1060 graphics card, they’ll be able to handle any game that they want to unwind with, whether they’re racing round a track or saving the world. Plus, the 8GB of RAM means they can seamlessly switch back to their emails, when the 9-5 rolls back around.

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Get more time for play

This HP Stream is the ideal companion for getting the school work done and dusted. Students can work through all their assignments and still have time to stream their favourite shows thanks to this model’s impressive 10 hour battery life.

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Crank up the power

If you know someone in need of a serious upgrade, the Asus Zenbook packs a real punch. There's no need to worry about all that extra power weighing them down, though. The lightweight design means they'll be able to keep up with their new machine with no problems whatsoever.

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Swiftly does it

The clue’s in the name with this one. The incredibly thin and light Acer Swift 7 will give you helping hand speeding through those day-to-day activities. With a powerful 10 hour battery life, they can up and go with their work wherever they please. Because it's so light, it'll fit nicely into their new term backpack.

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For when work is play

Those creative types need a special kind of laptop to get their juices flowing. The Surface Pro 6 is super light, so they can take it wherever the wind takes them. The super-responsive touchscreen means they can get hands on and let their unique creativity loose.

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For the pros

The epitome of style, Apple’s MacBook Pro comes with plenty of storage and is super quick, so it’s ready whenever they are. And with that iconic sleek and stylish Apple feel, they’ll be showing off their shiny new Christmas present for years to come.

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Cool as Chrome

Powered by Google’s Chrome OS, pop a Chromebook under the tree this year and one lucky person will be able to enjoy a quick, lightweight laptop for hours on end. This 14” Acer model is super easy to use and has everything you need to get your work done wherever inspiration strikes.

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For the on-the-goers

They can take the power of Chrome with them wherever they go with this nifty little 11” Acer Chromebook. It can flip into a portable and light tablet – perfect for those on-the-go folks who want to work on the train or watch movies on the plane.

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Work or play, morning or night

The main feature any workaholic appreciates is the battery life. How can they spend all their time in front of a screen if they have to charge it up every few hours? Luckily, with products like the HP Pavillion, they’ll breeze through their workweek (and any sneaky online shopping) untethered to a plug socket.

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The envy of their friends

HP’s aptly named ENVY model has an astonishing 14 hour battery life for them to take here, there and everywhere. The built-in Bang & Olufsen speakers will also give them a perfectly clear soundtrack – whether they’re working away or catching the latest films.

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