If your computer is starting to show its age, you might be tempted to try and just get buy with a tablet or smartphone. And to be fair, you almost can - which is why PC manufacturers are starting to drop like flies.
Those that have survived have done so because they're able to offer the laptop in a truly innovative way, whether it's the virtually indestructible Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon or the tablet-that's-so-good-it's-an-ultrabook Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
They all offering something that their competitors can't, it makes it close knit, tightly fought over and great news for us, the customer.
As such all hope is far from lost, here are nine of the best from work laptops, to gaming laptops, 2014 has seen a new breed of portable computers.
To help cut through the clutter, we've come up with our list of the 9 best laptop computers you can buy in 2014, based on scores registered by GDGT, other tech blogs and our own impressions.
Take a look at our choices below.