It's no wonder 15-inch laptops are a very popular size... They're not as difficult to carry around as a 17-inch and, in comparison to 13-inch, they have more display room for multitasking or editing.

They're popular with students and creatives, gamers, video editors, professionals, or simply professional shoppers who like to compare things side by side.

It's also good to look for a non-bulky design that's easy to carry, and a good battery life for work on-the-go or smooth streaming while travelling.

We've rounded up the best 15 inch laptops below for all budgets.

Best 15-inch laptops on the market right now

Need a good all-rounder? This 15-inch laptop was made for you.

“If you’re looking for a great every day laptop to use for browsing, shopping, and indulging in the latest Netflix show, we’d recommend the Acer CB315-2H Chromebook,' says Naeem Adam, AO.com’s computing expert.

"It has built in antivirus so you can set it up and start browsing safely straight away, and with the 10 hour battery life you’re not likely to need to charge it very often."

Price: £280, AO.com - buy here now

Ideal for creatives, the 15-inch MacBook Pro offers easy photo and video editing opportunities.

It's got a really speedy performance, an easy-to-use Touch Bar, and a high-quality display.

Price: £2136.63, Amazon - buy here now

With a sleek, slender chassis, this 15-inch laptop is easy to carry around and looks stylish too.

Great for multitasking, it has a powerful Ryzen 3 processor, which means everything is super-fast, from start-up to saving files. Whether you're browsing online, watching Netflix or downloading files, you can do it all at the same time.

And, with 9.5 hours of battery life, you won't be reaching for the charger while you do it.

Price: £449, Currys - buy here now

When you're a professional, you need a reliable computer with fast downloading and a great package. Cue the Asus Vivobook 15-inch laptop.

AO's Naeem Adam says: :If you’re looking for a model that will perform exceptionally well whilst doing work, the Asus VivoBook X512JA is lightweight and comes with a one year personal subscription to Microsoft 365 – making it easy to work for those on the go, whilst its super-fast loading abilities mean you won’t have any awkward pauses during Zoom meetings!"

Price: £449, AO.com - buy here now

Bit of a gamer? Get ready for some interactive excitement on this 15-inch Lenovo laptop.

"For gamers, we’d recommend a model with 4GB graphics such as the Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH which offers outstanding display," says AO's Naeem Adam. "It also has a built in blue light reduction to ensure that your eyes are being looked after whilst enjoying your game.”

Price: £699, AO.com - buy here now

On the hunt for a powerful yet portable 15-inch laptop for everyday use? Stop the search.

Whether you're streaming movies, FaceTiming, working or browsing, this computing companion has got you covered.

It has an anti-glare screen, is lightweight for easy carrying, as a powerful Ryzen 5 processor for fast loading, and seven hours of battery life - enough for a full day's work session (but you will need to buy a Microsoft bundle separately).

Price: £499, Currys - buy here now

This premium 15 inch laptop comes with sleek good looks you'd expect at a higher price point, is slim, lightweight and portable.

It's perfect for working on-the-go with a good battery life of 11.5 hours, plus standby time when you're away from the screen.

It offers razor-sharp resolution for an elevated viewing experience, a display with an interactive touchscreen, and excellent speakers.

Price: £1199,  Amazon - buy here now