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The next version of Windows operating system is almost here! There is a lot of talk going around on the features and specifications of the new operating system. Now, if you are planning to buy laptops, and you are a Windows fan, you must look for laptops that are compatible with the new version of operating system. The Windows 10 preview is available now and you should be able to download and install that for free in your new laptop. However, before that you must know whether the laptop you are planning to buy are compatible with Windows 10. You'd be happy to know that the hardware requirements for Windows 10 is quite similar to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. So, if you are choosing a device that worked well with these two operating systems, you can be sure that it will work well on Windows 10. Such a device has little or no problem adjusting to the new OS.

There is already a wide range of laptops – powerhouses to light models, that are ready to take on the challenge of working on Windows 10. In total there are three conventional laptops that you can choose from. The list of devices also contain two hybrids. These laptops with a specific configuration (as given below) runs the Windows 10 technical preview quite well and is expected that the original version of the operating system would work fine too.

The configuration used for comparing the laptops

  • Intel Core i7
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • A high-resolution screen

List of 10 laptops that work great with Windows 10

1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3:

This hybrid from Microsoft has been running successfully on the Windows Technical Preview since its launch in the market. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the best among the Windows tablets. If you are determined to buy a laptop that will work great with the new operating system, choose this. The laptop features a 12-inch display screen with full HD resolution of 2160x1440. This hybrid comes with an adjustable stand and allows you to use the device both as a laptop and as a tablet. The other features of the Microsoft surface Pro 3 is the USB 3.0 port and a smart keyboard cover. The cost of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is competitive as compared to other laptops in the market and you can get it for a price of around $699.99. There are a lot of accessories that you can buy with the laptop. Microsoft claims that the new operating system will "work like butter" on the laptop.

2. Dell XPS 13:

It is the Ultrabook from Dell that you should buy if you are looking for a cool product that works efficiently with Windows 10. It is considered to be one of the best laptops available for Windows 10. Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3-inch HD display screen with a tiny bezel that makes it similar to a 11 or 12-inch notebooks. Look-wise - it's great, and is expected to function well enough with the new operating system. The starting price of Dell XPS 13 is $799. You can choose a raft of specifications and options for the Dell XPS 13 and turn it into a real powerhouse!

This laptop features an HD screen of 3200x1800 screen that you can touch to work. This feature will go great with the interface that Windows 10 is coming up with. Remember, the new operating system will go great with both laptops and touch-screen devices. The processor of this laptop is Intel Core i7. It has 128GB of SSD storage and 8Gb memory. It is a premium laptop that you can get for $1,300. It's pricey, but its worth the money spent.

3. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon:

The newly launched second generation and the third generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both look impressive. In the new laptops the issues of trackpad buttons and the lack of Fn keys has been addressed well. The laptop is a must-have gadget for people who are planning to work on Windows 10. However, you must remember one important thing about the Lenovo ThinkPad - the entry level device with a 14-inch display is not the best for Windows 10. For getting the best experience of the new operating system, you should a high resolution IPS screen of 2560x1440. With the high-resolution display, this laptop is currently available at $1, 889.

4. Asus Transformer Book T300:

It is a hybrid from Asus that comes with a detachable dock. So, you can use it both as a laptop and a tablet. The laptop has a 13.3-inch screen with an impressive resolution of 1920x1080. The laptop attaches the dock of the keyboard magnetically. The Asus Transformer Book T300 is actually tailor-made for Windows 10. With it, you can leverage the features of the laptop to the operating system. You can also pull the display off and run that in tablet mode. The features of the device include Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB memory, and 256GB SSD storage. You can get the laptop at $1, 120.

5. Lenovo ThinkPad X250:

yet another marvel from Lenovo that is definitely going to work great with Windows 10. Two of the most important features of the laptop are the long battery life and power-packed hardware. The laptop has a 12.5-inch screen with full HD resolution. The Lenovo's PowerBridge Technology can keep the laptop running for around 20 hours. So, for professionals who are looking for a laptop that they can work on for long hours without charging, it is a good solution. It comes with a 3-cell internal battery and you can later configure it with another 3-cell or 6-cell battery. The cost of the laptop is $1, 263. As the ThinkPad is a part of the business laptop line, you should not be concerned with the Superfish malware situation.

6. Apple MacBook Pro

Its crazy that you can actually use the Windows 10 with the MacBook Pro. In a virtual machine or in a dual-boot configuration, MacBooks are capable of running Windows 10 successfully. The MacBook can run Windows 10 alongside the OSX. It can run software on both the platforms or operating systems. It can also move data between the two operating systems. It has a 13-inch screen and features Retina Display. The cost of MacBook Pro is $1,599 from Apple.

7. Asus Zenbook UX305:

This laptop from Asus is one of the best devices to use Windows 10 with. One of the key features of the laptop is the 13.3-inch full-HD display screen with a resolution of 1,920x1,080 IPS. The laptop has around 11-hour battery life. It is one of the ultra-portable laptops in the market. It is slim with just 12.3mm at the thickest point. There are three different 3.0 ports and a full-sized SD card reader. There is also a microHDMI slot in the laptop. It has bright, sharp, and impressive viewing angles. It is powered with an Intel Core M-5Y10c processor and is a great device for all web related tasks. You can also watch movies and do general office tasks with the laptop. The price of the Asus Zenbook UX305 is $650.

8. Dell Venue Pro 11:

It is a hybrid that is expected to work wonders with the Windows 10. The laptop features a portable 10.8-inch display and weighs around 772 grams. It provides a 12-hour battery life. It can be used as a very capable work laptop as well as a portable tablet. It is available in the market with an array of warranty and service options. Buying the keyboard is optional and you can buy it separately at $176. The tablet is around 13mm thick and a bit bulky as compared to other hybrids in its range. This laptop from Dell is made for business consumers. The screen of this laptop has an impressive resolution of 1920x1080, which is bright, accurate, and amazing to look at. It can handle color specific work efficiently. You can buy it for ?520.

9. Alienware 15:

It is the gaming laptop that can work pretty well with Windows 10. It is a powerful beast that comes with a 15.6-inch display. It has a full-HD resolution of 1,920x1,080 IPS display.Its a laptop you must choose if you love gaming and loud designing. It is not a very portable laptop and weighs around 3kgs. However, there's a sense of style to it. It is more than an inch in thickness. The base model of the laptop comes with Intel Corei5-4210H processor. As a gaming laptop, it has a graphics card if Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M and 1TB hard drive. You can buy it for ?1,099. There's an array of features that come with this laptop.

10. Dell Latitude 13:

This laptop comes with a 13.3-inch, 1,920x1,080 IPS display. One of the best thing about this laptop from Dell is its 10-hour long battery life. The top level model of Dell Latitude 13 costs around ?2,000. However, the power-pack of features that the laptop comes makes it the device worth spending for. The Latitude is powered by an Intel Core M processor, which is great for office work. You can buy a Windows 10 compatible model for ?1,570.

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