January 17, 2017 23:15

Top laptop manufacturers


While with desktop computers we have the freedom to build them piece by piece with processors, memory, storage media etc. from different manufacturers, with laptops our choices are much more limited as we buy ready computer hardware configurations from a few known good and notable manufacturers.

The rule is that we have a handful of good manufacturers and when buying a new laptop we choose any brand from them, depending on our financial capabilities, the appearance, and the characteristics that we want the machine to have.

Beyond that, we contemplate only the reputation of each company in terms of quality and support it provides (e.g. that MSI makes good gaming laptops, that CompanyX is known to have cheap machines but not so good quality, etc.). Besides, most manufacturers have moved their production to factories in China (often the same ones), so the chips are made by the same people and in the same factories.

You may visit the following page at Intel’s website to see new releases of laptops from various well-known manufacturers that are equipped with an Intel processor:


Also, Wikipedia has a comprehensive list of manufacturers:


In the table below, we present a list of world-famous laptop manufacturers, classified by country of origin of the company. Some of these companies are better known in their own country’s market rather than abroad. Some other well known, such as Sony, have stopped production of laptops, some like Toshiba no longer make them for general consumers and only target businesses, while others specialize in specific machines like Panasonic which manufactures durable laptops, known as rugged laptops and toughbooks.

Company Country
Dell / Alienware, HP, Microsoft (Surface), EVGA, Razer, Velocity Micro, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, CyberPowerPC και CybertronPC USA
MSI, Gigabyte / AORUS, Asus και Acer Taiwan
Samsung, LG South Korea
Lenovo China
Fujitsu, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony Japan

From the above table, we distinguish Dell (+ Alienware), Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft with Surface laptops, MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, Acer, and Lenovo.


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