Best Laptops Not Made in China

Recently, the ‘boycott Chinese product‘ movement has become controversial in India, and many of us want to spend our hard-earned money on the right products. If you’re someone who wants to support Non-Chinese manufactures, our team has researched for 8 hours to find you the best laptop that is not made in China.

The products include in our list are from parent companies located in the USA and Taiwan. However, we are glad to let you know that most of these products are made entirely in India. HP and Dell have their manufacturing plants set up in South India, so you will be supporting employment in our own country when buying these laptops.

All kinds of laptops have been covered on this list. Be it gaming laptops or thin ultrabooks or laptops that are suitable for students and office goers. They have been discussed in full detail below. So, shall we begin with the list?

Best Laptops Not Made in China (2020)

1. Best for High-Performance: ASUS ROG Strix G

ASUS ROG Strix G G731GT-H7158T 17.3' FHD 120Hz Gaming Laptop GTX 1650 4GB Graphics (Core i7-9750H 9th Gen/16GB RAM/1TB NVMe SSD/Windows 10/One-Zone RGB KB/2.85 Kg), Black
CountryTaiwan
Processor2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM16GB
Storage1TB SSD
Display17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
BatteryUp to 5 hours
Warranty1 year

Asus ROG Strix G is the ultimate gaming laptop under 1 lakh Rupees. Its specs are boosted in every regard, so you will be getting unmatchable performance out of it. Let it be 3D-rendering, Full HD gaming, video/photo editing, or deep-learning programs; this laptop can handle everything.

Behind its raw power are its CPU and RAM. Asus has provided 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and Intel Core i7-9750H processor. The base speed of the CPU is 2.6 GHz, which is impressive, to begin with in the first place. However, it can be taken to a maximum of 4.5 GHz on Turbo Boost. So, you can count on your laptop to never give out on you.

The display size of the Asus ROG Strix G is 17.3-inches, and it has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. I am sure you will love to play games and watch movies on this large panel.

In terms of Storage, you will be getting 1 TB of NVMe Solid-State drive. It is super fast and will boot up your laptop in seconds. Thanks to this drive, everything from transferring files to the installation of apps will happen within the blink of an eye on it.

Asus has provided the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB graphics card with this laptop. It is ideal for playing games in Full HD, but do not expect it to run them in 4K. It will put too much pressure on its CPU and GPU, and the laptop might freeze.

Other key features of the ROG Strix are 1 x 2.5-inch empty SATA slot, Windows 10 OS, Anti-Glare IPS panel, RGB lighting keyboard, and Intelligent Cooling system. You can buy it for about 98k Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • Best in class specs
  • RGB lighting keyboard
  • The high customer satisfaction rate
  • 120 Hz display panel
  • Build quality is amazing
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Cons
  • Not ideal for carrying around
  • The chunky and heavy design

2. Best Gaming Companion: Dell G7 7590

Dell Gaming-G7 7590 15.6-inch FHD Laptop (9th Gen Core i7-9750H/16GB/512GB SSD/Windows 10 + MS Office/8GB NVIDIA 2070 Graphics/Abyss Grey)
CountryUSA
Processor2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM16GB
Storage512GB SSD
Display15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics8GB Nvidia GeForce 2070
BatteryUp to 10 hours
Warranty1 year

Dell Gaming G7 looks like an everyday laptop, but its specs are amazing. So, if you prefer a low-key gaming laptop that does not draw any attention to itself, this is your go-to device. You can take it to your office, college, or school.

The laptop is powered by 16 GB of RAM and Intel Core i7-9750H Processor. This is one of the best CPUs that are available in the market, and the RAM in itself is quite high. So, you will be getting a fantastic performance out of this machine.

Dell has provided an 8 GB graphics card inside this laptop, and it is the Nvidia GeForce 2070. So, it is safe to say that you can do any type of editing on it or play any games for that purpose. It will run everything from FIFA 20 to Red Dead Redemption 2 without any cluttering, whatsoever.

Storage space is the only area where this laptop underperforms. You will get just 512 GB of Solid State Drive, so I recommend you upgrade it on arrival. I do not think it will be sufficient for any kind of user. Let it be a gamer or video editor.

Battery backup of the Dell G7 is 10 hours, which is impressive, given its high specs. Most of the laptops with the same numbers will not go above 6 hours on maximum.

Starting price of this laptop is 95k Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • Compact and lightweight 
  • Minimalistic and simple design
  • 8 GB of VRAM
  • The trust and reliability of Dell
  • Reasonable pricing
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Cons
  • Storage space is less

3. Best with 8GB RAM: MSI Gaming GL65

MSI Gaming GL65 9SCK-009IN Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen 15.6-inch Laptop (8GB/512GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10 Home/GTX 1650, 4GB Graphics/Black/2.3Kg) 9S7-16U412-009
CountryTaiwan
Processor2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM8GB
Storage512GB SSD
Display15.6-inch FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
Graphics4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
BatteryUp to 5.5 hours
Warranty2 year

MSI Laptops are famous for being the best in gaming. They have exceptional specs for their price, which has made them one of the best in business. The MSI Gaming GL65 laptop that we are discussing fits this definition very well.

The laptop comes with a Full HD 15.6-inch panel that has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. If you only played games at 60 Hz until now, playing games on it would be a surreal experience for you. Everything will be extra smooth, and you will be able to track the movements precisely.

MSI has provided the GL65 with 8 GB of RAM and Intel Core i7-9750H processor. This is a hexacore CPU that has a maximum speed of 4.5 GHz, so it is quite fast. You will be getting desktop-like performance on your laptop.

The graphics card of this laptop is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, and it has a VRAM of 4 GB. It will run all the latest games in Full HD at above 60 fps.

Storage space of the GL-65 is just 512 GB, but it is a Solid State Drive. It is quite fast and will keep your OS buttery smooth at all times. If you feel like this is not sufficient, order an external HDD. It will cost you around 3k Rupees for the 1 TB version.

You can purchase this fantastic laptop for about 85k Rupees, and it comes with an extended warranty of 2 Years. This warranty does not cover any physical damages.

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Pros
  • Premium looking gaming laptop
  • RGB keyboard
  • 2 years long warranty
  • Windows 10 and Norton Security comes preloaded
  • Powerful graphics card
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Cons
  • No major cons

4. Best for Students: HP Pavilion x360

HP Pavilion x360 Intel Core i7 8th Gen 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8GB/16GB Optane/1TB HDD/Windows 10 Home/MS Office/4GB Graphics/Mineral Silver/1.59 kg), cd0055TX
CountryUSA
Processor1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U
RAM8GB
Storage1TB HDD
Display14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics4GB NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Weight1.59 Kg
BatteryUp to 11 hours

HP Pavilion x360 is an Ultrabook laptop that can be used by all kinds of users. Students can use it as an everyday laptop for taking notes and programming; gamers can use it for gaming and editing videos/photos; the general public can use it as an entertainment center and much more. This versatility of the x360 comes from its high specs and compact design.

This Non-Chinese laptop has a 14-inch touchscreen display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is incredibly sharp and colour accurate, allowing you to see minute details in movies and games. Moreover, it comes with a stylus. So, you can turn the laptop in tablet mode and use it for doodling.

HP has installed the Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen processor inside this Ultrabook. It might not be the latest version of Core i7, but it still is incredibly powerful. It will keep your OS smooth and fast.

Gaming/Editing will not be a problem on the x360, thanks to its 8 GB of RAM and 4 GB of VRAM in the form of Nvidia GeForce MX130 Graphics Card. All the latest games like FIFA 20, Assassins Creed Odyssey, COD: Warfare, and more will run without cluttering.

Battery backup of this Ultrabook is 11 hours. It is impressive and will last you an entire day on normal usage. However, I recommend you to plug it in when playing games. That consumes plenty of power and battery alone will not be able to provide it.

You can buy the HP Pavilion x360 for about 80k Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 Year. Its stocks do not last for long, so order as soon as possible, if you like it.

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Pros
  • Touchscreen display
  • Safe and secure 360-degrees hinge
  • It comes with an Intel Core i7 processor
  • Compact and lightweight @ 1.59 Kgs
  • HP Pen comes within the box
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Cons
  • It has an HDD and not SSD

5. Best Value for Money: Apple MacBook Air

New Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.1GHz Dual-core 10th-Generation Intel Core i3 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage) - Space Grey
CountryUSA
Processor1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)
RAM8GB
Storage128GB SSD
Display13.3-inch Retina (1440 x 900)
GraphicsIntel HD 6000
BatteryUp to 10 hours

The Apple MacBook Air is value for money device on this list. With just 1.25 Kg of weight, you can carry it in your backpack, and not even feel its pressure.

The RAM of the laptop is 8GB, and its processor is Intel Core i5 5th Gen. A 2018 processor might seem too old to you in 2020, but it does its job with perfection. It will compile your code, run your games, and edit your pictures without any stress whatsoever. This is possible due to Apple’s incredible macOS, which is highly efficient. So, do not let the fact that this is an old chipset worry you.

The only thing which you should worry about with this MacBook Air is its Storage. You will have a Solid State Drive of just 128 GB capacity, which is not enough by any means. So, order a memory card, hard disk, or pen drive along with the laptop to have some breathing room in this regard.

Apple has provided plenty of ports on this laptop, so you can connect many external devices to it at once. It has 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x Thunderbolt 2, and 1 x SDXC port.

Battery backup is one of the best selling features of this Macbook Air. It will consistently give you over 10 hours of screen time on a single charge. So, charge it once in the morning to 100 percent, and you will be good for the entire day.

You can buy the Macbook Air for about 70k Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 Year. It comes in a single Silver colour.

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Pros
  • Fantastic backlit keyboard to type on
  • Sleek and fashionable design
  • Has Thunderbolt 3 port
  • 10 hours of battery backup
  • Plenty of connectivity options
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Cons
  • Less storage space

6. Best for Office Use: ASUS VivoBook 15

ASUS VivoBook 15 X509FJ-EJ502T Intel Core i5 8th Gen 15.6-inch FHD Compact and Light Laptop (8GB RAM/512GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10/2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX230 Graphics/FP Reader/1.90 Kg), Slate Gray
CountryTaiwan
Processor1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8265U
RAM8GB
Storage512GB SSD
Display15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX230
BatteryUp to 6 hours
Warranty1 year

Asus VivoBook 15 is another versatile laptop that can be used for a wide array of purposes, especially for office work. If you could not afford the higher price tag of HP x360 that we just discussed, take a look at this one. It has similar specs, but can be bought at a much lower price, and that’s what makes it the best Non-Chinese laptop to buy in India.

This 15.6-inch laptop comes with 8GB of RAM, Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 512GB NVMe SSD Storage, and pre-installed genuine Windows 10 Operating System. These are the perfect specs for a laptop to be used at the office. You can do all kinds of tasks on it, thanks to this computational power. Playing games, editing videos, making 3D models, programming, everything can be handled by the VivoBook 15.

The Graphics Card of this laptop is from Nvidia, and it is the MX230 2GB one. It will run most of the games like GTA Vice City, PubG via an Android emulator, FIFA 19, and more.

Other key features of this laptop are Fingerprint Reader, Anti-Glare display panel, 1 x 2.5-inch empty SATA slot, full-size chiclet keyboard, and advanced cooling system. You can purchase it for about 52K Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • Full HD display panel
  • A fingerprint reader is available
  • Comes with dedicated graphics
  • Windows 10 comes preloaded
  • Compact design
  • Reasonable pricing from Asus
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Cons
  • No major cons

7. Best Budget Laptop: Dell Vostro 3581

Dell Vostro 3581 15.6-inch HD Laptop (7th Gen Core i3-7020U/4GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10 + MS Office/Intel HD Graphics/Black)
CountryUSA
Processor2.1GHz Intel Core i3-7020U
RAM4GB
Storage1TB HDD
Display15.6-inch HD LCD (1366 x 768)
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD 600
BatteryUp to 6 hours
Warranty1 year

Dell Vostro 3581 is a budget laptop that is best for people who are looking for their first laptops. It might not have the highest of specs, but not everybody needs them. If you want to just watch movies, surf the web and do the basic computer tasks, then this would be a suitable laptop for you.

It comes with an Intel Core i3-7020U 7th Gen processor, which is designed for all these light-hearted tasks. Do not try to play games on it, as you will freeze your laptop. The OS might crash, and you might suffer from data loss. So, stay away from these big games; otherwise, everything will run smoothly.

Other key features of the Vostro 3581 are 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, Intel HD Graphics Card, 1 TB of HDD storage space, and Windows 10 OS. Apart from the HDD, everything else is as you would get in this price bracket. This HDD is quite slow, as it has a speed of just 5400 RPM. I recommend you to upgrade it to an SSD on arrival. Your laptop will become much faster and smoother.

Battery backup of this laptop is just 6 hours, and it should have been better. We can not do anything about it, except keep its charger around us at all times.

You can buy the Vostro 3581 for about 42k Rupees, and it comes with a limited warranty of 1 Year. Only manufacturing defects are covered in this warranty and not the physical ones.

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Pros
  • Ideal for the everyday user
  • Windows 10 comes preloaded
  • Solid build quality
  • 1TB of storage space
  • Good battery life
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Cons
  • Average specs

8. Best with Slim Design: Acer Aspire 5 

Acer Aspire 5 Slim 7th Gen Core i3 15.6-inch Thin and Light Laptop (4GB/256GB SSD/Windows 10/Obsidian Black/1.8kg), A515-52K
CountryTaiwan
Processor1.6GHz Intel Core i3-7020U
RAM4GB
Storage256GB SSD
Display15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD
BatteryUp to 8 hours
Warranty1 year

Acer Aspire 5 Slim is a budget laptop under 30K INR. It comes with the basic 7th Gen Intel Core i3 processor that is ideal for normal tasks like working with spreadsheets/ppts, surfing the web, filling online forms, and watching movies. You can not play any big games on it; however, it will run the light games like GTA San Andreas, Vice City, Hitman, and more.

The RAM of the laptop is 4GB, which is sufficient for the tasks that it is designed for normal users. You can also upgrade the RAM up to 32GB as per your needs in the future if required. However, we do not think you will need that much computational power.

In terms of Storage, you will get a 256GB of SSD. It is swift and will boot up the laptop under 10 seconds. Your overall user experience with this system will be much better, thanks to the SSD storage.

The only shortcoming of the Aspire 5 is its hinge quality. It seems to be fragile. So, do not drop it from any height, whatsoever. Handle it with extreme care, if you end up finalizing it.

The laptop comes with a warranty of 1 year, and you can purchase it from the link mentioned above.

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Pros
  • RAM is upgradable up to 32GB
  • The display panel is bright
  • RAM and Storage both can be upgraded
  • Genuine Windows 10 Home edition
  • Awesome audio quality
  • Highly rated from existing customers
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Cons
  • Less storage space

9. Best 2-in-1 Convertible: Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 VDH-00013 12.3 inch Touchscreen Laptop (10th Gen Intel Core i3/4GB/128GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/Intel UHD Graphics),Platinum
CountryUSA
Processor1.2GHz Intel Core i3-1005G1
RAM4GB
Storage128GB SSD
Display12.3-inch Pixelsense Touch (2736 x 1824)
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD
BatteryUp to 10.5 hours
Warranty1 year

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a 2-in-1 touch screen device that can be used as both, as a laptop and as a tablet. It is ideal for people who have to carry their laptops with them. It weighs just 0.77 Kgs, making it quite easy to move it from one point to another.

The display size of this tablet-cum-laptop is 12.3-inches. It is a touchscreen panel, so you can use Microsoft’s pen to doodle or take notes with it. It is quite responsive, and you will surely enjoy working on it.

The chipset of this laptop is from Intel, and it is their 10th Gen Core i3-1005G1. It is perfect for doing day to day tasks that involve spreadsheets and powerpoints. You can also watch movies and play games on it, but that is about it. It is not ideal for gamers and video editors. Its 4 GB of RAM and Intel Ultra HD Graphics limit its functionality in that regard.

Storage space of the Surface Pro 7 is 128 GB. Given that it will be used just for data files and surfing the internet, it will be sufficient. Otherwise, you will have to buy an external HDD.

When fully charged, you will get 10 hours of screen time from this laptop. This is impressive, and possibly the best backup on this list. You will glide through your day on a single charge.

Windows 10 Home and MS Office 365 will come preloaded onto the laptop since it is targeted towards students and office going people. You will not have to install either one of them.

You can purchase this two-in-one device for about 70k Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 Year.

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Pros
  • Amazing battery backup
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Audio quality is fantastic
  • The Stylus comes within the box
  • Lightweight at just 0.77 Kgs of weight
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Cons
  • Less storage space
  • Not for gamers

10. Best Laptop for Kids: Google Pixel Slate

Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Laptop Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB, Aspect Ratio 3:2
CountryUSA
ProcessorIntel Core M3
RAM8GB
Storage64GB SSD
Display12.3-inch Molecular
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD
BatteryUp to 7 hours
WarrantyNot mentioned

Google Pixel Slate is a laptop-cum tablet device. It is similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 that we have discussed on this list, so if you liked that one, you will like this one too. If you’re looking best laptop for kids, you should consider this one. Otherwise, you should skip to the next product.

The laptop is powered by 8 GB of RAM and Intel Celeron 3965Y processor. These figures are good just for everyday stuff of surfing through the web and watching movies. You can not do coding, editing or play games on it, so stay away from it if you want to do these tasks.

The storage space of the Pixel Slate is 64 GB only. It is not sufficient from the point of view of a laptop or a tablet. So, I recommend you to carry an external HDD with you at all times.

The Chrome OS that will be preloaded onto this laptop is fantastic. It will keep your entire experience smooth and fast. So, you will not miss your Windows 10 OS at any time.

One thing which you should know about the Pixel Slate is that you will have to buy the Stylus and Keyboard separately. Within the box, you will just get a tablet. So, if you want to use it as a laptop, order the keyboard along with it.

Google Pixel Slate is available at 60k Rupees, and it has a warranty of 1 Year against manufacturing defects.

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Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Perfect for students who take notes regularly
  • The high customer satisfaction rate
  • 10 hours of battery life
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Cons
  • Keyboard and Stylus must be bought separately

11. Budget Chromebook: HP 14-CA002TU

HP Chromebook Intel Core N3350 Processor 14-Inch Thin and Light Touchscreen (4GB/64GB onboard + Additional Cloud storage/256GB Expandable/Chrome OS/Backlit/Chalkboard Grey/1.5kg), 14-ca002TU
CountryUSA
Processor1.1GHz Intel Core N3350
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Display14-inch HD SVA Touch (1366 x 768)
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD 500
BatteryUp to 12 hours
Warranty1 year

HP Chromebook is a thin and lightweight laptop that you can get for about 40,000 Rupees. The main difference between it and any other device that we have discussed is that it is based on Chrome OS. Chrome OS is much faster than Windows 10 but has slightly limited functionalities. So, you will have to make this trade, when buying this Chromebook.

The laptop is powered by an Intel Core N3350 Processor and 4 GB of RAM. This CPU might not be too powerful for a Windows-based device, but it works with perfection with the Chrome OS. Your laptop will boot up in less than 10 seconds, and everything else will be swift too.

The display size of the Chromebook is a 14-inch, and it is a touch screen panel. So, you can doodle on it if you want. However, you will have to buy the pen separately for that purpose.

The best thing about owning a Chromebook is that it keeps everything in sync. All your devices that use Google Apps will be in sync with each other, so you can work continuously without wasting any time.

Storage space is the only place where you will have to adjust to this laptop. With just 64 GB of room, you will have to buy an external HDD or SSD. They can cost you anything from 3k Rupees to 15k Rupees.

Battery backup of the laptop is 12 hours, which is impressive. It will easily get you through a day of work in the office.

You can buy the HP Chromebook from the link mentioned above, and it comes in two colours, Ceramic White and Chalkboard Grey.

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Pros
  • Expendable storage up to 256GB
  • 12 hours long battery life
  • Reasonable price
  • Weighs just 1.5 Kg (super lightweight)
  • 2 colour options to choose from
  • Touch screen experience
  • Good speaker output
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Cons
  • Less RAM

Best Laptops Not Made in China – FAQs

Is it possible to play games in 4K on a laptop?

Yes, some laptops can run games in 4k at above 60 fps, but they have not been discussed on this list. Moreover, they will cost you a minimum of 2 Lakh Rupees, so I recommend you to stay away from them. Instead, build a gaming PC, as that is a much cheaper alternative than these laptops.

Can I play games on Chrome OS?

No, Chrome OS is not designed to run massive games, so you will not be able to play them on it. If you want to play games, stick to Windows 10 OS, as that is the best platform for playing games.

How much RAM do I need for video editing and 3D rendering?

16 GB should be sufficient for these heavy computational tasks. However, keep in mind that graphic-intense work depends more on the graphics card than RAM. So, invest in that department first, before you upgrade your RAM.

Which one is the best laptop for programmers on this list?

Dell Gaming G7 would be the best laptop for programmers on this list. It has amazing specifications and a subtle design that does not draw any attention to itself. So, you can easily take it to your office and start working.

Verdict

Laptops from all price brackets have been discussed on this list of Non-Chinese laptops. So, pick the one that suits your budget and meets your requirements. If you are looking for a high-end gaming laptop that is not made in china, the Asus ROG Strix is a top-notch machine to go for. If you want an Ultrabook for your office work, Asus VivoBook 15 would be our top recommendation. Similarly, if you are a student who wants all kinds of activities from gaming to coding or project work, then the HP x360 should be your ideal choice. Hope our reviews help you pick the right laptop that lasts long.

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