The arrival of the New Year has brought with it significant changes but none more so than the designs of laptops. This can mostly be credited to the release of Microsoft’s newest OS – Windows 8 which brings the concept of Touchscreen for the very first time on ultra-portable notebooks and tablet laptops. Different groups of people have different requirements for laptops. Whenever buying a new laptop, some of the things that people should consider are its size, portable nature and processor speed. For example, Students always look for something that is powerful and that can run their educational software or other programs. They also desire extremely portable laptops. On the other hand, people in the office or business professionals have totally different requirements and so do programmers or designers. Similarly, Engineers need something that is portable, solid, and rugged with a long battery life because sometimes these laptops have to stay powered on for than 24 hours at a stretch. To help people find the best laptop for their needs, we have compiled a list of the top 10 best laptops – 2013.
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10. HP Envy 6 Sleekbook
The HP Envy Sleekbook is best known for its nearly nine hour long battery life which makes it a perfect solution for people who always find themselves on the go and are looking for something that is extremely portable. This laptop packs the AMD- Trinity Processor with an AMD Radeon HD 7500G dedicated Graphics card allowing people to run heavy duty games like COD MW 2 with a very smooth frame rate. It also does well with running other heavy duty tasks such as video and photo editing.
9. Toshiba Satellite L855-148
The Toshiba Satellite L855-148 is powered by Intel’s next generation i7 processors and is a perfect alternative for people who are looking to replicate the high performance of desktop computers. This laptop is one of the most powerful machines available in the market today and the AMD Radeon HD 7670M mobile graphics card chipset acts as an icing on the cake allowing people to run high-end games.
8. Asus K55VD
Although the Asus K55VD does not come with a touchscreen nor a powerful processor, but the one thing that places it in on the wish list of every college student is its dedicated graphics card powered by the nVidia GeForce 610M chipset. And Games are not the only thing that this machine can be used for as its standard 4GB RAM can be doubled due to the availability of an extra memory slot.
7. Asus VivoBook S200
Making its way onto the number 7 spot is the Asus VivoBook 200. Be sure that you will not get a better laptop with such great specifications and a fancy touchscreen at such a low price. Windows 8 does not feel better and more responsive on any other laptop and its portable nature and slim and sleek design make it one of the most perfect laptops in the market giving you the best value for your money.
6. HP Envy 14 Spectre
The HP Envy 14 Spectre stands out from the rest of the market particularly because of its stylish and hot design. The laptop has a solid display screen that is 14 inches wide and is capable of showing a high contrast display supporting a resolution of up to 1600 x 900 pixels. The laptop is powered with Intel’s 1.6 Ghz Core i5 processor and has a 4GB RAM making it ideal for students, businessmen and other professionals.
5. Apple Macbook Air
Occupying the number five spot in our Top Ten Best Laptops for 2013 is the Apple Macbook Air. Although the Macbook Air was released way back in 2008, it has continued to stay as a fan favorite probably because of its Apple tag. The laptop is powered by none other than Intel’s core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Technology and a 4GB RAM. The Macbook Air is available in two different models which include the 13.3 inches screen and the 11.6 inches screen. The 11.6 inches model roughly weighs around 2.4 pounds while the 13.3 inch model weighs in at 2.9 pounds making the machines extremely portable and easy to move and carry around.
4. Apple Macbook Pro
The Apple Macbook Pro occupies our number four spot having repeatedly featured in our top ten lists for a number of years. This is one of the most fantastic products from Apple being extremely durable and having all the latest features. It is an extra light and extra thin laptop which comes with a Retina Display and can give a battery timing of up to 7 hours with full charge. The laptop comes with an Intel Core i7 Processor and dedicated graphics card chipset from nVidia.
3. Asus ZenBook Prime
The Asus ZenBook Prime is a long lasting, light, thin and powerful ultra-book machine that very few models in the market can compete with. It features a full HD 1080p display support and was the first laptop of its kind to support such a high resolution on a 13 inch screen. Superb color reproduction and perfect viewing angles powered by an Intel i7 processor and 7 hours of battery make this the most desirable laptop in the market today.
2. Dell XPS 12
If you are looking for an ultimate laptop-table hybrid, look no further than the Dell XPS 12. The machine is capable of supporting 1080p resolution and by pushing the screen from behind, the 12.5 inches display screen will spin around to form a tablet. The core i7 processor with 8GB RAM is more than enough to run any task with high speed and performance.
1. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The second business Ultrabook from Lenovo has proved to be an absolute sensation and integrates the good looks, performance, high battery life and strong performance into one complete and highly desirable package. The design is professional, sleek and slim and the machine has been designed to perform some serious work.