7 most expensive laptops in the world

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

For the vast majority of people, a laptop itself is not a cheap pleasure. Especially gaming models and ultrabooks. But some mobile computers are too expensive.

We have compiled a rating that includes the 7 most expensive laptops in the world. Of course, each of them is quite productive.

Rating of the most expensive laptops in the world

Nomination a place Name of product price
top most expensive laptops in the world 1 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook 202,000 rubles.
2 HP Omen-X (17-AP010NR) RUB 170,000
3 Alienware ALW17-5312sLV RUB 434,000
4 MSI GT83 Titan 8RG 341 900 rub.
5 Lenovo Notebook 20HK001CUS ThinkPad P71 RUB 458,000
6 Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 RUB 299 860
7 HP ZBook x2 G4 (2ZB86EA) RUB 179,900

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Rating: 4.9

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Why # 1: One of the most expensive Ultrabooks on the market.

Who's it for: For businesspeople who need the ultimate in productivity.

Description: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a top-end ultrabook from the branded professional line. At the same time, it is focused primarily on mobility, that is, it will not become a full-fledged workstation for engineers, 3D developers and similar specialists in need of super-powerful components.

In the maximum configuration, it is equipped with the current generation i7 processor (the device is updated annually), 16 GB of 'RAM', an m.2 PCIe SSD-drive and a 14-inch high-resolution touchscreen display.

The device retains all the attractive features of the ThinkPad line – the proprietary AccuType keyboard with slightly curved keycaps; touchpad with buttons on both sides; trackpoint. In addition, it is made in a carbon body, which is lighter than metal and at the same time just as durable. A fingerprint scanner and 10 hours of battery life are also available.


  • Convenient and pleasant to use;

  • Works fast;

  • Lightweight and compact;


  • Noticeable overpricing;

  • Bluetooth – the module Intel periodically 'falls off', but quickly connects back;

  • Carbon is a fairly easily soiled material;

HP Omen-X (17-AP010NR)

Rating: 4.8

HP Omen-X (17-AP010NR)

Why second place: Top-end gaming laptop, starting at $ 10,000.

Who's it for: For gamers looking for a powerful laptop that's comparable to a desktop configuration.

Description: HP Omen-X is the most 'stuffed' gaming laptop. In the current configuration, it is equipped with a processor of the i7 family and the desktop version of the HQ, which is complemented by up to 32 GB of RAM. In addition, it has an m.2 PCIe SSD and an impressive SATA hard drive (up to 1 TB).

But the main advantage of this laptop is the desktop video card. In particular, it is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics accelerator with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. This configuration is enough to run any modern game on a laptop at maximum or even ultra-high graphics settings.

The disadvantage of a laptop is the screen. Of course, the display quality was sacrificed for the sake of the refresh rate (which is 120 Hz), but it is still an IPS matrix with a resolution Full HD with a diagonal of 17.3 inches.


  • High gaming performance thanks to 'desktop' components;

  • Upgradeability;

  • Attractive design with LED lighting throughout;


  • The screen resolution could be higher; Me

  • mbranny keyboard (for that kind of money they could have put a mechanical one);

  • Bulky and heavy;

Alienware ALW17-5312sLV

Rating: 4.8

Alienware ALW17-5312sLV

Why the third place: Unexpectedly expensive, from 13 thousand dollars. The only laptop in the ranking whose price is not justified at all.

For whom: For gamers who have nowhere to put their money.

Description: Let's face it, this is an overpriced laptop for 2018. Of course, you can find it on sale for $ 700-1500, but it got on the list thanks to one interesting configuration with a price tag of 13,200 US currency units.

It would seem that for that kind of money, it should offer the highest possible performance. But no. For 2018, it offers a too strange configuration with a fourth-generation Core i7 processor (Haswell), 8 GB of 'RAM', a 1 TB SSD-drive and a previous generation video card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 2 GB GDDR5 memory.

Finally, the device is equipped with a 17.3-inch screen with a resolution Full HD. The display doesn't have any cool features like 144 Hz or N-Sync. But the design of the laptop is both more aggressive and less flashy than modern models. It looks really nice, but it is a little wasteful to give 13 thousand dollars for it.


  • Beautiful;

  • There are budget configurations;

  • 1TB SSD storage;


  • Overpricing, too conspicuous;

  • TN matrix;

  • Technical characteristics do not correspond to the present;

MSI GT83 Titan 8RG

Rating: 4.7

MSI GT83 Titan 8RG

Why fourth place: Only 6 thousand dollars – somehow even inexpensive compared to other models in the ranking.

Who's it for: For gamers looking for maximum performance.

Description: In the middle of the list is a laptop that justifies its cost. Its main feature is two desktop-level video cards NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB GDDR5 video memory, operating in SLI mode. In addition, the eighth generation Core i7 processor, which is Coffee Lake, is also responsible for performance. And all this is complemented by a proprietary cooling technology, thanks to which the desktop components do not overheat. And then there's up to 64GB of DDR4 'RAM' and up to 1TB of m.2 PCIe Gen3 SSD storage. However, there was also a place for a classic hard drive.

One of the nicest features of the laptop is the mechanical keyboard based on Cherry MX switches. And it also has individual backlighting for each key. Also, the device is equipped with professionally tuned speakers from Dynaudio.

The screen is really disappointing. With a diagonal of 18.3 inches, it has a resolution Full HD. But the matrix is ​​IPS level.


  • The freshest and most powerful components;

  • Sophisticated cooling;

  • Two video cards in SLI;


  • Relatively low screen resolution;

  • Cooling system makes noise under high load;

  • Bulky and heavy (5.5kg)

Lenovo Notebook 20HK001CUS ThinkPad P71

Rating: 4.6

Lenovo Notebook 20HK001CUS ThinkPad P71

Why fifth place: Unexpected value.

Who's it for: Engineers, 3D developers, IT professionals, and others looking for a complete mobile workstation.

Description: Lenovo The ThinkPad P71 in this configuration is not just a laptop. This is the first full-fledged mobile workstation in the rating. Server-level processor Intel Xeon, professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, 16 GB of 'RAM' (however, expandable, you can deliver a couple of planks yourself) and m.2 PCIe SSD 512 GB. In general, everything you need to deploy servers on the go. Or 3D modeling. Or other purposes that require high-performance equipment.

Like the rest of the models on the list, this laptop suffers a bit from the disproportionately small screen resolution. With a diagonal of 17.3 inches, the matrix – which, by the way, is made using IPS technology, but with a matte finish – has a resolution Full HD.

But it is light – with such a professional filling it weighs only about 3.5 kg with a battery, but without a charger.


  • Server processor and professional graphics card;

  • Support and upgradeability;

  • Relatively lightweight;


  • Relatively short battery life;

  • Discreet 'industrial' design;

  • Relatively low screen resolution;

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20

Rating: 4.5

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20

Why Sixth Place: Unimpressive performance, but the only rugged hybrid on the market.

For whom: For builders, engineers, surveyors, geologists and similar professionals.

Description: Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 attracts not by its technical characteristics. Moreover, at a price of 5-6 thousand dollars, they seem too unimpressive: a Core m5 processor with a mobile clock speed, 8 GB 'RAM', on a 256 GB SSD. Screen 10 inches FHD IPS, touch. In general, the market is full of 'hybrids' that offer the same performance but 10 times cheaper.

But none of them will be protected by military standards. Rubberized, impact-resistant metal case withstands drops of up to 2 meters. The hybrid can even be used in the rain – it is IP65 waterproof. The device includes a serial port, smart card reader and barcode scanner. With an additional supplied battery, the hybrid will work up to 25 hours.

In general, this is a device for serious business, made in the format of a laptop that turns into a tablet.


  • Dust and moisture resistant waterproof case;

  • Up to 25 hours of battery life;

  • Convenient design;


  • Not the greatest performance;

  • Many components are only available as an option;

  • A relatively old processor for 2018 (sixth generation);

HP ZBook x2 G4 (2ZB86EA)

Rating: 4.5

HP ZBook x2 G4 (2ZB86EA)

Why seventh place: A mobile workstation that's worth its $ 5,000.

Who's it for: For IT professionals who need a high-performance device that's also beautiful.

Description: With the release of the ZBook x2 G4 (2ZB86EA), HP has broken the stereotype that mobile workstations look like a piece of brick with buttons. This computer is surprisingly thin, beautiful and stylish. And at the same time it has quite good technical characteristics.

In particular, he received a seventh generation ultrabook Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM (non-expandable), SSD m.2 PCIe storage with 512 GB, and a professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics card with 2 GB of video memory. But the main advantage of the device is the screen. The touchscreen display is made using IPS technology, has a diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels. It makes the laptop ideal for digital artists, graphic designers and other creative professionals.

And the built-in battery lasts about 10 hours And this laptop weighs just 2 kg, which is also surprising for mobile workstations.


  • Professional grade video card;

  • High quality display;

  • Attractive design;


  • Ultrabook processor;

  • Doesn't support upgrade.

  • Only 2 GB of video memory;

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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