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Best Laptops: Here Are a Few Suggestions

    March 24, 2014
    Aleyia Dixon
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As laptops have taken the main stage as the solely used computer in many households, the importance of choosing the right one has grown substantially. Things to consider when purchasing one of the best laptops are its battery life and if it can handle all of your necessary tasks. Here are the top three from a recently chosen lift of the best laptops from LaptopMag.com.

Best Overall Laptop: MacBook Pro 13-inch With Retina Display

This laptop combines power with speed in a lightweight package that gives it the distinguished ranking of being the best laptop overall. It even performs magic tricks, when it appears, suddenly close to $2000 disappear. But with a 4th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and a vivid 2560 X 1600-pixel Retina screen, its worth it.

Best Mainstream Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

This notebook is lightweight, has satisfactory battery power the Intel 4th-generation Core i% processor and a touch screen. The screen features vivid images, and the starting price is an affordable $628 to make it the best laptop for the basic use of the majority of folks.

Best Budget Laptop: HP TouchSmart 11z

HP offers the touchscreen in this affordable laptop that starts at $399. It has a respectable six hours of battery life and only weights 3 lbs. This laptop uses Windows 8/8.1 and its appearance gives has an overall attractive bang for its buck.

Other standouts include the still-standing Lenovo Thinkpad for its T440s being the best business laptop, the 15-inch MacBook Pro for its workstation prowess, the Alienware 7 being listed as the best gaming laptop— even the Acer is included for their luxury Aspire S7. Use this guide as a beginning to determine your next purchase, and feel free to make any suggestions of your own below.

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  • bemis

    I wouldn’t choose any of these hunks of junk! An apple computer would be the last one I’d ever consider, ever. The whole article is based on opinion not any real data, even then you can pick and choose data sets to include or exclude data to make your choice the best.

    • Mr Keebler

      Your comment is based on opinion as I am sure you have not owned all 3 of these laptops to know how it really runs.

      • Kris

        This entire article is an opinion.

  • BryantTucker

    surface pro 2 hands down.

  • Mr. Keebler

    I would say the MacBook Air is a better choice 11 hours of battery life… I know cell phones with less life. Computers built by HP, Sony, Toshiba, Lenovo, Dell or any of the other countless makers have only 1 huge defect, the Operating System. I have owned 5 or 6 differant brands of laptops and where some were nicer looking than others most often my problems came from software not hardware. I own right now a HP laptop, Dell Laptop and Desktop, MacBook Pro 15, MacBook Air. I can say other than the few programs I need windows to run because the companies do not support OSX yet I would never turn those other ones on.

  • Cliff

    I would get the ASUS G750JW gaming laptop cheaper than the Apple Macbook and has way more performance than it.Better in every single way.

  • Khon

    This is the type of article I would completely ignore for advice on laptops. It is merely a biased opinionated article with zero concrete data on what is considered a “best laptop”. Save your money and don’t buy an Apple, there are better options than this for less money.

    • Sea More

      So this article is much like your comment. I say if you can afford it apple is best. I have a macbook they rock, I also have a pc laptop. Its ok but I use Windows 7 on my mac if I need to use a windows OS. I also have a desktop 1500$ gaming pc and mac thats 7 years old thats a desktop as well. Mac still runs great for being 7 years old pc works pretty damn well too

      • Khon

        Actually my comment is based on fact. It is fact that you can get a “best overall” laptop for less than an Apple and still have the same or better performance. A higher price does not denote better performance in all cases.