List of the Best & Most Popular Computer Brands

We look at social media and search metrics to determine the world’s most popular computer brands. This list also features info and online shopping links.

Updated on November 24th, 2021
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Our Ranking of the Brands

This list consists of 9 brands.

  1. 1 HP HP is an American brand and corporation. This is the second largest personal computer vendor behind the Chinese company and brand, Lenovo. According to our metrics, HP is the number #1 most popular computer brand. You can purchase its computers at stores like Newegg and the official online store. Google Search Popularity: 42% Instagram Popularity: 1.2m Price Range: $40 – $7.610 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Desktops Newegg: Monitors Official Store HP Computer Screenshot
  2. 2 Dell Dell is the second most popular computer brand according to our metrics, Google search data and Instagram popularity. It is an American company and brand that was founded in 1984 by Michael Dell. It is one of the largest technology corporations in the world with over 165,000 employees. You will find a large selection of Dell computers at Newegg and at the official online store. Google Search Popularity: 13% Instagram Popularity: 930k Price Range: $59 – $6.690 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Desktops Newegg: Monitors Official Store Dell Computer Screenshot
  3. 3 Lenovo Lenovo was founded in Beijing in 1984 by a team of engineers. Today it is one of the most popular, and arguably best, computer brands in the world. Google Search Popularity: 11% Instagram Popularity: 956k Price Range: $66 – $8.630 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Desktops Newegg: Monitors Official Store Lenovo Computer Screenshot
  4. 4 Asus Asus is one of the top computer brands. It is actually the most popular according to Instagram follower count (when excluding Microsoft which is most famous for software, not computers). It is a Taiwanese company and brand that was founded in 1989. This is the world’s 5th largest PC vendor by unit sales as of January, 2021, according to Wikipedia. Asus might be most famous for its gaming computers. Google Search Popularity: 12% Instagram Popularity: 2.7m Price Range: $180 – $4.180 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Desktops Newegg: Monitors Official Store Asus Computer Screenshot
  5. 5 Samsung Samsung is a super-popular South Korean technology company and brand. It is most famous for other things than computers though so I won’t rank it at the top of this list. The selection of Samsung computers is also not as great as some of the other top brands. Some of the brand’s most popular computer products might be the high-end gaming monitors. Google Search Popularity: 100% Instagram Popularity: 636k Price Range: $70 – $2.880 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Monitors Official Store Samsung Computer Screenshot
  6. 6 Microsoft Microsoft is an American tech giant. It is most famous for its software though and does not offer good selections of laptops, desktops, or computer monitors. The brand is, however, famous for its sleek Surface computers. There are a few different variants of these including laptops and tablets. Google Search Popularity: 29% Instagram Popularity: 3.5m Price Range: $580 – $3.210 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Surface Microsoft Computer Screenshot
  7. 7 MSI MSI is a Taiwanese brand. It lacks a bit behind the more popular brands in this list at least when using search and social media metrics. MSI is still a very popular computer brand though and offers a wide range of high-end gaming computers. Google Search Popularity: 4% Instagram Popularity: 77k Price Range: $469 – $8.490 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Desktops Newegg: Monitors MSI Computer Screenshot
  8. 8 LG LG is short for Life’s Good. It is a South Korean corporation and brand. You’ll find a selection of LG laptops and monitors at Newegg. This brand also has a good official online store. Google Search Popularity: 20% Instagram Popularity: 231k Price Range: $656 – $2.790 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Monitors Official Store LG Computer Screenshot
  9. 9 Acer Acer is a Taiwanese brand and the 5th largest PC vendor according to Wikipedia. You can purchase Acer laptops, desktops, and monitors at Newegg and at the official online store. Google Search Popularity: 6% Instagram Popularity: 373k Price Range: $185 – $4.020 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Newegg: Laptops Newegg: Desktops Newegg: Monitors Official Store Acer Computer Screenshot
That’s it. Those are our picks as the best computer brands!

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About This List

We have used Google Trends to measure search popularity and we’ve gotten the Instagram follower count straight from Instagram itself.

The popularity measures (green meters) are all relative to each other. This means that there will always be one brand in the list that have 100% search popularity and 100% Instagram popularity. The lesser popular brands will have a percentage of that.

Keep in mind that one exponentially more popular brand can make other really popular brands look like they are not. They still are – just not in comparison with that one.

The price meters are also relative. All meters start from 0 on the left-hand side.