Easing our way of a global pandemic, 2022 was a year full of laptop innovation both big and small. This year saw innovative, yet polarizing designs from Dell and a powerful second act from Apple by way of its M2 chips. Meanwhile, Intel, AMD and Nvidia put their best foot forward to deliver some of the best gaming laptops to date.
However, the biggest story of the year was our underdog laptop, the Acer Swift 5 which came out of nowhere with stunning performance for a ridiculously affordable price. The little notebook that could even outpaced the mighty MacBook Air and Pro, both of which are outfitted with Apple’s latest powerhouse chip.