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15 Best Laptops To Buy in Kenya in 2020


These are the best laptops to buy in Kenya in 2020. If you are looking to buy a laptop this year, you have come to the right place. In this guide I have gathered together all the information you need about the very best laptops for any use you may think of.

I have listed the best laptops from gaming laptops that will play all the latest titles to affordable chrome books. What more, if you working on a tight budget, then I have some budget laptops for you, with quality still in mind-and everything else between.

I am looking at 2020 to be a very exciting year for laptops, with some brilliant laptops that could revolutionize the way we use our notebooks on the horizon, and in this guide I’ll show you what the best laptops are that you can buy right now.

 I am constantly updating our best laptops list, and I’ve now got a new pick for the best laptop in the world: the HP Elite Dragonfly. This is a stunningly-designed laptop that’s incredibly thin and light, while also offering brilliant performance and cutting-edge features, such as built-in LTE connectivity for mobile internet.

But if the HP Elite Dragonfly isn’t right for you, read on for more brilliant suggestions on the best laptops to buy in Kenya 2020. Every device in our best laptops list has been extensively tested by me; while our price comparison tool will make sure you get the best deals for the best laptops.

The Best laptops to buy in Kenya 2020 at a Glance

Best laptop overall: HP Elite Dragonfly

Best laptop runner up: Dell XPS 13 (2019)

Best laptop for pure value: Huawei MateBook 13

Best 2-in-1 laptop: HP Spectre x360 (2019)

Best Apple laptop: MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

Best gaming laptop: Alienware Area-51m

Best Chromebook: Google Pixelbook Go

Best laptop by Microsoft: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Best laptop for productivity: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

Best budget gaming laptop: Dell G5 15 5590

Best affordable Chromebook: Asus Chromebook Flip

Best mid-range laptop: Asus VivoBook S15

Best affordable laptop: Acer Switch 3

Best cheap MacBook: Apple MacBook 12-inch (2017

Best looking laptop: HP Spectre Folio.

Here is a closer look at the best laptops to buy in Kenya in 2020.

Laptop Specs Price
HP Elite Dragonfly Best laptop Overall CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7  Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 13.3″ diagonal Full HD touch display – Full HD touch Sure View display Storage: 256 GB SSD Ksh. 179,000.00  
Dell XPS 13 Best laptop runner up CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 RAM: 8GB – 16GB  Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4k (3840 x 2160) Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD Ksh. 109,900.00  
Huawei MateBook 13 Best laptop for pure value   CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7  Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 , Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5  RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13-inch 1440p (2,160 x 1,440) Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD Ksh. 92800.00  
HP Spectre x360 (2019) The best 2-in-1 laptop   CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 RAM: 8GB – 16GB  Screen: 13.3-inch full HD (1,920 x 1,080) – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) touchscreen  Storage: 256GB – 2TB PCIe SSD Ksh. 143,900.00  
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) The best Apple laptop   CPU: 9th-generation Intel Core i7 – i9  Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M – Radeon Pro 5500M  RAM: 16GB – 64GB  Screen: 16-inch Retina display with True Tone  Storage: 512GB – 8TB SSD Ksh. 225,200.00  
Alienware Area-51m The best gaming laptop   CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 – i9-9900K Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 – 2080 RAM: 16GB – 64GB Screen: 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS – 144Hz IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC Storage: 1TB SSHD – 2TB RAID0 SSDs + 1TB SSHD Ksh. 226,400.00  
Google Pixelbook Go The best Chromebook ever made   CPU: Intel Core m3 – Intel Core i7  Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615  RAM: 8GB – 16GB |Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) or 4K LCD touchscreen |Storage: 128GB – 256GB eMMC Ksh. 64,800.00  
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 The best laptop by Microsoft   CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 / AMD Ryzen 5 / AMD Ryzen 7  Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics / AMD Radeon Vega 9 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 |RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense (2,256 x 1,504) / 15-inch PixelSense (2,496 x 1,664)  Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD Ksh. 86,800.00  
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 The best laptop for productivity   CPU: Intel Core i5-i7  Graphics: Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HMB2 Graphics Memory RAM: 8GB Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD Ksh. 128,300.00  
Dell G5 15 5590 The best budget gaming laptop   CPU: up to 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H  Graphics: up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q  RAM: 8GB – 16GB  Screen: 15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 300-nits – 15.6 inch FHD(1920 x 1080) 300nits IPS Anti-Glare LED with 144Hz refresh rate  Storage: 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD – 1TB SSD Ksh. 96,500.00  
Asus Chromebook Flip The best affordable Chromebook   CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30  Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515  RAM: 4GB Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC Ksh. 53,000.00  
Asus VivoBook S15 The best mid-range laptop   CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7  Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics  RAM: 8GB DDR4 Screen: 15.6-inch full HD (1920 x 1080)  Storage: 512GB SSD Ksh. 56,500.00  
Acer Switch 3 The best affordable laptop.   CPU: 1.10GHz Intel Pentium Quad Core N4200 – Intel Core i3 7100U Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505  RAM: 4GB |Screen: 12.2-inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD touchscreen Storage: 64GB – 128GB eMMC Ksh. 52,200.00  
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2017) The best cheap MacBook   CPU: Intel Core M3 1.2GHz – Intel Core i7 1.4GHz Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 12-inch, (2,304 x 1,440) IPS 16:10  Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD Ksh. 105,500.00  
HP Spectre Folio The best looking laptop     CPU: Intel Core i5-8200Y – Intel Core i7-8500Y Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615 RAM: 8GB – 16GB Screen: 13.3-inch (1,920 x 1,080) Storage: 256GB SSD Ksh. 93,500.00  

Tips to buying a laptop

Buying a laptop is not as easy as you may think. You may buy a box take it home and assume that you have a laptop. I always advice my clients about the following:

  • Always research and then refine you search. For example are you looking for chrome books, Ultra books, 2 in 1 laptops, General laptops, gaming laptops? This also helps you know what you expect to pay.
  • If your pocket allows, always go for new laptops and check whether the laptops actually new.
  • Specifications, specifications and specifications. Think about the RAM, RAM, processors etc. This tells you how powerful a laptop is.
  • Check the battery life. It is the battery life that makes a laptop one. Otherwise if the battery is dying in minutes why even bother buying one?
  • Buy from reputable dealers. Personally I would prefer buying from a physical shop. There are reputable online shops such as laptops best""“>Amazon or Jumia that sell laptops. But there are some items I cannot buy online.


Which are the best laptops for you to buy in Kenya in 2020? If you are looking for cheap laptops, then the General laptops will the best for you. Ultra books are usually thin and stylish but they are pretty expensive.

On the other hand, Chrome books that run on Chrome OS can be a good option and are not that expensive. Gaming laptops in the other hand can cost you between Ksh 80000 to Ksh. 300000. There are also hybrid laptops that also work as tablets.

Whatever you feel suits you, go for it.

Maishah Marsden
Maishah Marsden
Maishah Marsden is the founder of ShopaXo (ShopInKenya.Com) and Maishah.Co.Ke . He is a top Kenyan blogger casually called by his peers as "Life'. If he is not writing your favorite articles, he is with his family. He loves sport and won't mind going on Safari anytime.

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