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Best laptops in 2020
10 Mar
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Best laptops in 2020

Best laptops in 2020 


Best Laptops

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What's the best laptop for you? We know the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming, which is why we made this list.

In the market for a cheap laptop or maybe a high-powered gaming notebook? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Our best laptops list includes every major category, from ultraportables and cheap laptops to 2-in-1s and gaming laptops.

Every laptop goes through our rigorous reviews process, which includes extensive testing, research and comparisons against top competitors.

In order to make our best laptops list, the system needs to score at least 4 out of 5 stars on our reviews and deliver on the things shoppers care about most. In our evaluations, we focus on design and comfort, display quality, the keyboard and touchpad, performance, battery life and especially value.


The best laptops of 2020 you can buy today

  1. Dell XPS 13 (2019)
  2. Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
  3. Acer Aspire 5 (Core i3, 2019)
  4. Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch)
  5. Asus Chromebook C434
  6. HP Envy 13t
  7. Acer Swift 7 (2019)
  8. HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, Late 2019)
  9. Alienware Area-51m
  10. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  11. Samsung Chromebook 3
  12. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 for Business (Intel, 15-inch)
  13. Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
  14. Dell XPS 15
  15. Lenovo Yoga C940

1. Dell XPS 13

The best overall laptop you can buy

CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD | Display: 13-inch, 4K | Size: 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.3~0.5 inches | Weight: 2.7 pounds

Slim, lightweight design
Strong performance
Gorgeous 4K display
InfinityEdge bezels with properly placed webcam
Below-average battery life

The best laptop just got even better. Not only did Dell outfit the 2019 XPS 13 with a new Intel Whiskey Lake processor, but it also fixed one of the most annoying flaws of its predecessor. No longer does its webcam point up your nose, as Dell's engineers found a way to fit its webcam in a still-small top bezel. While the 4K model we tested offered lower battery life than some may need, we expect longer endurance on the model with a 1080p display.

See our full Dell XPS 13 review.

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2. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

An excellent choice for power users

CPU: Intel Core i9 | GPU: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 512GB SSD | Display: 16-inch, 1920p | Size: 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 4.3 pounds

Radically improved Magic Keyboard
Immersive 16-inch display with slimmer bezels
Beastly performance
Powerful 6-speaker audio
Nearly 11 hours of battery life
Display not 4K
No full-size USB port or SD card slot

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is just your type if you’ve been waiting for Apple to make a better keyboard. The Magic Keyboard on this premium laptop ditches the Butterfly mechanism in favor of scissor switches, and the result is a much more comfortable typing experience. You also get a bright and sharp 16-inch display with slimmer bezels, powerful performance from an available Core i9 CPU and robust AMD Radeon 5300M or 5500M graphics. 

You can also configure the system with up to 64GB of RAM and 8TB of storage if you really want to splurge. The 11 hours of battery life is another plus on this laptop, dwarfing the runtimes of its competitors. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is pricey, and Apple still doesn’t include full-size USB ports, but overall this is the best laptop for creative pros.

See our full MacBook (16-inch, 2019) review.



3. Acer Aspire 5 (Core i3, 2019)

Good performance at a solid price

CPU: Intel Core i3-8145U | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p | Size: 14.3 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches | Weight: 3.8 pounds

Strong performance
Long battery life
Bright, 1080p display
Middling graphics
Questionable build quality

The Aspire 5 is an excellent budget laptop. It features great performance for the price, a display that's brighter than most cheap laptops, and it'll survive longer than your average workday. Despite its sub-$500 price, the laptop still delivers a premium aluminum chassis, a comfortable keyboard and an entry-level discrete graphics chip for more intensive tasks. Despite the laptop's budget price, the Aspire 5 outperformed the category average in display brightness, performance, file transfer and battery average -- all in a slim, lightweight chassis.

See our full Acer Aspire 5 review.

4. Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch

Our favorite Apple laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5 | GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB SSD | Display: 13-inch, 1600p | Size: 11.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3 pounds

Great battery life
Very fast performance
Bright and colorful display
Powerful speakers
Touch ID is convenient
Keyboard has shallow travel
Just two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Thick bezels

The new MacBook Pro 13-inch packs a much faster 8th Gen Intel Core CPU and both Touch ID and the Touch Bar. And while the keyboard still isn't great, Apple has introduced minor enhancements that will (hopefully) make it more reliable. Add in more than 10 hours of battery life and you have the best Apple laptop for most people -- at least those who want a future-proof system. For the price, you get a much faster processor, brighter display and considerably longer battery life for your money.


See our full 13-inch MacBook Pro review.

5. Asus Chromebook C434

The best Chromebook overall

CPU: Intel Core m3-8100Y | GPU: Intel UHD 615 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB eMMC | Display: 14-inch, 1080p | Size: 12.6 x 8 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds

Sleek, premium design
Thin display bezels
Vivid, 14-inch touch screen
Long battery life
Finicky touchpad
A tad pricey

With a larger display, longer battery life and stronger performance, the new Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is one of the best Chromebooks we've ever tested. The 2-in-1 has a sleek, aluminum chassis and a panel that is both vivid and bright. Thanks to its Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, it's a reliable multitasker when combined with ChromeOS. And with over 9 hours and 58 minutes of battery life, this laptop can transition from work to play with ease.

See our full Asus Chromebook C434 review.

6. HP Envy 13t

A great college laptop with long battery life

CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 256GB PCIe m.2 SSD | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p | Size: 12.9 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches | Weight: 2.9 pounds

Aluminum chassis
Very good graphics performance
Punchy keyboard
Long battery life
MacBook-look-alike design
Display could be brighter
Grainy webcam

The new HP Envy 13 isn't just one of the best laptops around; it's also a great deal. Starting at $799, the new 2019 model gets you an attractive, slim chassis, great performance and powerful speakers. New to the latest Envy are a fingerprint sensor and a webcam kill switch for those who value their privacy.  The 1080p model of the Envy 13 also gets 11+ hours of battery life while both the FHD and 4K display options are bright and vivid. So unless you need a Thunderbolt 3 port (see Spectre x360), the Envy 13 should be at the top of your buying list. It's the best laptop

See our full HP Envy 13 (2019) review


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7. Acer Swift 7

Meet the world's thinnest 14-inch laptop

CPU: Intel Core i7-7Y75 | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 615 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Display: 14-inch, 1080p | Size: 12.9 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches | Weight: 2.6 pounds

Inconceivably thin and lightweight
Elegant design
Gorgeous 14-inch display
Surprisingly long battery life
Inconceivably thin and lightweight
Elegant design
Gorgeous 14-inch display
Surprisingly long battery life

If you want a large display in a super-portable chassis, look no further than the Acer Swift 7. At just 0.4 inches thin, this 14-inch laptop can slip into a backpack or briefcase during your daily commute or on long trips. Combine that portability with a gorgeous display and long battery and the Swift 7 earns a place as one of the best Ultrabooks around. It's the best laptop for on-the go professionals looking for an ultra lightweight laptop for frequent business trips. 

See our full Acer Swift 7 review

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10 of the world's fastest supercomputers
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10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

JUNE 2019


BERKELEY, Calif.; FRANKFURT, Germany; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The 53rd edition of the TOP500 marks a milestone in the 26-year history of the list. For the first time, all 500 systems deliver a petaflop or more on the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark, with the entry level to the list now at 1.022 petaflops.

Top 10 rundown

The top of the list remains largely unchanged, with only two new entries in the top 10, one of which was an existing system that was upgraded with additional capacity.

Two IBM-built supercomputers, Summit and Sierra, installed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, respectively, retain the first two positions on the list. Both derive their computational power from Power 9 CPUs and NVIDIA V100 GPUs. The Summit system slightly improved its HPL result from six months ago, delivering a record 148.6 petaflops, while the number two Sierra system remains unchanged at 94.6 petaflops.

The Sunway TaihuLight, a system developed by China’s National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, holds the number three position with 93.0 petaflops. It’s powered by more than 10 million SW26010 processor cores.

At number four is the Tianhe-2A (Milky Way-2A) supercomputer, developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou. It used a combination of Intel Xeon and Matrix-2000 processors to achieve an HPL result of 61.4 petaflops.

Frontera, the only new supercomputer in the top 10, attained its number five ranking by delivering 23.5 petaflops on HPL. The Dell C6420 system, powered by Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors, is installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center of the University of Texas.

At number six is Piz Daint, a Cray XC50 system installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano, Switzerland. It’s equipped with Intel Xeon CPUs and NVIDIA P100 GPUs. Piz Daint remains the most powerful system in Europe.

Trinity, a Cray XC40 system operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories improves its performance to 20.2 petaflops, which earns it the number seven position. It’s powered by Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors.

The AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) is installed in Japan at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and is listed at number eight, delivering 19.9 petaflops. The Fujitsu-built system is equipped with Intel Xeon Gold processors and NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.

SuperMUC-NG is in the number nine position with 19.5 petaflops. It’s installed at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre) in Garching, near Munich. The Lenovo-built machine is equipped with Intel Platinum Xeon processors, as well as the company’s Omni-Path interconnect.

The upgraded Lassen supercomputer captures the number 10 spot, with an upgrade that boosted its original 15.4 petaflops result on HPL to 18.2 petaflops. Installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lassen is the unclassified counterpart to the classified Sierra system and shares the same IBM Power9/NVIDIA V100 GPU architecture.

Corrections: July 14th, 2019

Shoubu system B, a ZettaScaler-2.2 system at the Advanced Center for Computing and Communication, RIKEN, Japan was decommissioned in March 2019. The Top500 team was not notified of this fact and following the TOP500 rules the system was removed from the lists.  This puts the DGX SaturnV Volta system, a NVIDIA system installed at NVIDIA, USA in the first spot of the Green500 list. It achieved 15.1 GFlops/Watt power efficiency. It is on position 469 in the TOP500.

TOP 10 Sites for June 2019

For more information about the sites and systems in the list, click on the links or view the complete list.

RankSystemCoresRmax (TFlop/s)Rpeak (TFlop/s)Power (kW)
1 Summit - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.07GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband , IBM
DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
2,414,592 148,600.0 200,794.9 10,096
2 Sierra - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband , IBM / NVIDIA / Mellanox
United States
1,572,480 94,640.0 125,712.0 7,438
3 Sunway TaihuLight - Sunway MPP, Sunway SW26010 260C 1.45GHz, Sunway , NRCPC
National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi
10,649,600 93,014.6 125,435.9 15,371
4 Tianhe-2A - TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 12C 2.2GHz, TH Express-2, Matrix-2000 , NUDT
National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou
4,981,760 61,444.5 100,678.7 18,482
5 Frontera - Dell C6420, Xeon Platinum 8280 28C 2.7GHz, Mellanox InfiniBand HDR , Dell EMC
Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas
United States
448,448 23,516.4 38,745.9  
6 Piz Daint - Cray XC50, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA Tesla P100 , Cray/HPE
Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
387,872 21,230.0 27,154.3 2,384
7 Trinity - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect , Cray/HPE
United States
979,072 20,158.7 41,461.2 7,578
8 AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) - PRIMERGY CX2570 M4, Xeon Gold 6148 20C 2.4GHz, NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2, Infiniband EDR , Fujitsu
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
391,680 19,880.0 32,576.6 1,649
9 SuperMUC-NG - ThinkSystem SD650, Xeon Platinum 8174 24C 3.1GHz, Intel Omni-Path , Lenovo
Leibniz Rechenzentrum
305,856 19,476.6 26,873.9  
10 Lassen - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband, NVIDIA Tesla V100 , IBM / NVIDIA / Mellanox
United States
288,288 18,200.0 23,047.2


10 Mar

Innovation Pedagogique

Evenement Mars 2018 " Innovation Pédagogique "

                L'HPC de l'université Mentouri de Constantine a accueilli dans ses locaux, plus exactement au niveau de la salle de formation de l'unité de calcul, le premier examen sur tablette pour les étudiants inscrits en 3 eme Année licence Bio-Informatique

               Cette innovation a été un succès grâce aux efforts des enseignants de la matière et les compétences de l'équipe de HPC qui assure la mise en place technique de cette initiative et anssi que son administration.

               Cette première expérience très appréciée et par les étudiants eux -même et par les enseignants, sera très certainement élargie à d'autres spécialités dans l'avenir très proche.

10 Mar

projet en cours

Projet en cours :

1° : Simulation cosmologique et analyses en cadre du doctorat

Par : Abdelali Med Lamine           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


2° : Simulation en structure nucléaire/simulation en bases activités

Par : Benrachi Fatima           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


3° : Simulation en structure nucléaire

Par : Laouet Nadjet           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


4° : Simulation pour comprendre la nature de la liaison métal-métal dans les complexes organométallique

Par : Menacer Rafik           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


5° : Structure atomique

Par : Khalfalah Omar           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


6° : Calculs en structure nucléaire

Par : Naidja Houda           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


7° : Etude comparative par des paramètres théoriques de l’actualité antioxydants

Par : Rekkab Seifeddine           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


8° : Small Silver cluster

Par Mr : May Abdelghani           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


9° : Toplogical Insulator

Par : Toumiat Amour           // Université Frères Mentouri (Constantine1)


10° : Simulation sur de quelques minéraux et plus exactement sur des calcite

Par : Belkofsi Reguia           // Université Bejaia


11° : Simulation atomistique de quelques cristaux moléculaire

Par : Chahi Ghiles           // Université Bejaia