These are the best laptop brands as far as I know. I'm a regular laptop user who has an HP computer and always have had an HP. I like it and it's done well for me. As for the others, some I've used for work, others are based on the recommendations of colleagues, and then the rest from what I've heard.
I don't know if these are your favorite laptop brands, but they're the ones I like. The top ones have good speed, graphics, battery life and are good value laptops, and that's why they're ranked high.