The best laptops of 2020 are a bit of a moving target, because of hearty sales brought on by the forced isolation of the pandemic. Some of our favorite models have come and gone quickly. That said, the biggest story of the year continues to be the pitched battle between AMD and Intel:Â Ryzen 4000â€™s cores vs. Coreâ€™s clock speeds.
Most recently,Â Intel launched its Tiger Lake CPUs for thin-and-light laptops, promising yet again that thanks to flexible clock speeds, and its potent new Iris Xe discrete graphics, it would hammer Ryzen 4000. Or so Intel says. The normally diplomatic company even went so far as to say Ryzen 4000 stinks on battery. Maybe Intel is sore thatÂ AMDâ€™s laptop share is increasing.