Our Top Laptops
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Best Touchscreen Laptop
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Best Value Laptop
Recently updated, our list of top selling laptops includes modern touchscreen capable laptops and featherlight ultrathin laptops. These are PC laptops only, and all under $1000. Each one is great for the road warrior, but be careful to choose what is right for you. Often times portability comes at the cost of performance, but we took care of that by including an incredible list of diverse machines.
11 ASUS N550JK-DS71T 15.6" Full-HD Touchscreen Quad Core i7 Laptop w/ Aluminum-Body, 8GB RAM & 1TB HD
This is the most expensive laptop on our list. Unlike most 15.6″ screens, with this Asus you get an absolutely incredible and vivid 1080p experience, not a mediocre 136×768 resolution. Match that with 8gb of ram, a modern i7 processor, and a 1000GB hard drive and you are ready to do work. The laptop is also stunningly beautiful with award winning design. Details like an illuminated keyboard and Bang
Enjoy home entertainment with this 15.6" high-definition widescreen CineCrystal LED backlit display. And with 720p visuals you get a true 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio format. If that doesn't cut it for you, this Acer laptop also has an HDMI output that allows you to connect to an external monitor to watch and share HD videos anywhere. Other notable features include Windows 8 system, a 500 gigabyte hard drive, an average battery life of 4.5 hours, two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port, and a 1.3' megapixel high-definition web cam.
This Pavilion is loaded with 6gb of ram and a touchscreen. With an excellent battery life and gigantic 750gb hard drive, you just can not go wrong. Although it does use an AMD processor, it is a higher end AMD and should compete with Intels just fine. After all, it is a quad core and HP wants this model to succeed so they didn't cut corners. If you need or want a touchscreen on your laptop, you have to check this one out.
Get ready for 8GB of ram and an Intel Core i7 processor. This beast of a laptop doesn't stop there though, it also includes a jaw droppingly massive 1 terabyte hard drive so you can put your entire media collection on it. With modern wireless antennas and four USB ports, you will always be connected. The weight is average though, so it isn't perfect for portability. Still, with all the performance packed in here you may be willing to put up with a few extra pounds of weight.
Bring everything to your fingertips with the ASUS VivoBook! It comes with a LED Backlight high-definition screen that has multi-touch functionality. Plus its screen has a 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio, giving you the best looking image. Not only that, but its body is a mere four pounds; making this laptop one of the most mobile available. Other notable features include Windows 8, 500 gigabytes of hard drive space, one USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports.
This is an excellent entry level laptop. Toshiba has been making laptops for generations, and they are by far one of the best manufacturers in the business. This model comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of ram, and a brilliant 15.6 inch screen. There is a ton of space on the 500GB hard drive for movies, music, or even all of your pictures.
Essentially the same as number six on our list, this Toshiba model is actually about $100 less simply because it uses an AMD processor. The AMD processor is an e-series dual core and should run just as fast as the Intel comptetitor. In fact, since it uses an AMD processor you get the peformance of an AMD Radeon graphics processing unit, actually making this a better laptop for gaming. If you want to save a little money but still have a high quality laptop, absolutely check this one out.
This ASUS is packed with modern technologies like IceCool Technology that keeps the palm rest cool, and Palm Proof Technology that prevents inadvertent cursor movement when typing. It also has SmartLogon facial recognition technology, allowing you to logon password-free. It also has 320 gigabytes of hard drive space and one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port.
The X200 series is probably the most portable laptop in existence. It weighs in at just 3 pounds and is under 11 inches in diameter. This is practically a huge a cell phone with massive processing power and a touch screen. The corei3 processor uses very little power and keeps battery life high. With 500gb of storage and 4gb of ram, you can store your media and play it too.
Now here is a good looking laptop with performance to brag about. The speedy Intel Pentium 2127U processor sprints data back and forth between the full speed DDR3 ram and the 500GB hard drive. The beautiful TrueLife WLED screen has vibrant colors, and the whole system is about one inch thick even with a 4 cell battery to keep it going for a long time. You also get a full 10-key number pad. Don't forget a modern wireless antenna (bgn) and 4 usb ports.
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This Inspiron is nearly identical to number two on the list but it comes with even beefier hardware. Try on an Intel Core i7-4500 processor for example. Not impressed? How about 8GB of ram. This is a production power house for those who do not want to upgrade in the future. You get high speed IntelHD graphics and a massive one terabyte hard drive. There is also an 8-1 media card reader, perfect for photographers. Finally, the entire keyboard is spill resistant. So workers on the go that need power to match their productivity, you have met your new best laptop.