Top 10 Laptops to Buy in 2013
Laptops have become very important aspect of our lives, whether you are a student, professional or business person, you use your laptop on daily basis for a number of reasons that includes carrying out daily business activities, storing vital information, you also use it to keep in close contact with your friends and family
It is very vital to get the best laptop that is fast, durable and reliable, there are few things to consider before getting a new laptop and that includes the size of the RAM, the disk space or capacity, the processing speed, you might also want to first determine whether you are going for Mac or Windows, these are the two most popular operating systems in use today
No matter what you use your laptop for, whether for games, entertainment, business or studies, we have compiled a list of top ten laptops for your consideration, These laptops are some of the best you can get in 2013.
10. Lenovo IdeaPad Z580
This machine comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 750GB of hard drive space which makes it a good choice for anybody that requires high performance laptops but doesn’t have a lot of money to spend, the only major issue is its dim display and a battery life of only five hours. The 1 GB graphic memory it comes with also makes it perfect for gaming
9. Dell Inspiron i17R
Dell computers are not just popular these days but also comes with low price, the only issue with this laptop is the weight as it weighs over 7 pounds, it comes in several colours, this product features a 17.3-inch display screen with a resolution of 1600 x 900, it only costs approx $695
8. Toshiba Satellite P870 -ST3NX3
This comes standard with an Intel Core i7 processor, although the integrated graphics card is weak and doesn’t really give you room for much other than watching videos and viewing images, the laptop makes up for great overall specs in what it lacks in graphics performance.
7. Sony Vaio E15
If you are looking for a laptop that is not so expensive, a laptop that can be used at the office, then Sony Vaio E15 is what you are looking for. This laptop uses 2nd generation Intel Core i5 process of 2.5 GHz with 3 MB cache. Although the battery life is low but what it lacks in battery life, it makes up performance wise.
6. Sony S Series
Number 6 for the 2013 so far is the Sony S Series. The Sony Vaio S features Vegas Movie Studio HD, a potent software application for video editing. Having worked out early kinks in the laptop market, Sony has created a great machine, for business people, and those looking for fun online, the downside to this product is the weak speakers it comes with, all in all it’s a perfect laptop if you’re interested in look and feel, screen resolution and portability.
5. Apple MacBook Air
This is one of the world’s lightest and thinnest computers, Apple MacBook Air is just 0.68 inches thick and weighs about 3 pounds. The only setback to this machine is the 128 GB Hard Drive it has. The Intel Core i5 processor can provide some of the basic functions any laptop computer can give you. It comes with 4 GB RAM which is upgradeable to 8 GB. It is available in two different sizes: 11.6″and 13.3″
4. HP Envy 17
This is an extraordinary laptop in terms of specs, it makes use of 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor with a speed of 3.3 GHz/ 2.3 GHz. You’ll like the slim and attractive design with full-HD 1080p display and USB 3.0 port, however it only comes with one GPU option, the clickpad still isn’t perfect and it has a short battery life when compared with other laptops in the list.
3. Dell XPS 15z -5834ELS
Like MacBook, this machine is also extremely thin for a midsized laptop, as a matter fact it is claiming to be the world’s thinnest windows laptop, it comes with a powerful CPU and midrange GPU, along with a 1080p display and backlit keyboard. It weighs just 2.5 kg. Its battery is long lasting because it is 8-Cell Lithium Ion battery, reasonably priced at $999, Dell XPS15z is occupying the 3rd position on our list
2. HP Envy dv6t i7-3630QM
This laptop comes with a switchable graphics card, a fast processor and full HD resolution that will impress you, it also comes with a battery life of seven hours and Beats Audio technology, this is a high end performance laptop with a cool design features. This is definitely the laptop to go for in 2013 if you are looking for the best
1. Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A
I personally use a similar machine, 17″ of this and I’m quite impressed with it’s performance, like the HP Envy, it also offers up to seven hours of battery life on a single charge, it comes with a sleek design, like any other Apple product this is a little bit pricey at just over $2,000 (£1,600 – £1,700) but it’s a very powerful machine, It comes with a 4 GB RAM but you can upgrade to 8 GB.
Let us know what you think, Do you think I’ve omitted any, do you think there’s one that could have been included on the list, post your comments below