One of the company’s most cost-effective models, the Inspiron 5481 combines a host of components that aren’t well-suited to gaming or intense multitasking, but provide a convenient day-to-day experience as well as a reasonably good battery life.
- Less than an inch thick
- Just 128 gigabytes of storage
- Maximum resolution of only 768p
Designed specifically for use in extreme conditions, the Latitude 5420 is drop tested from three feet and features hot-swappable dual batteries, so you never run out of juice. Its i5 processor and 8 GB of system memory should make short work of most tasks.
- Ip52 protection rating
- Magnesium-alloy chassis
- Relatively small solid-state drive
Every part of the Alienware M15 is engineered to deliver lightning-fast performance during high-end gaming, in addition everyday tasks. Its optional RTX 2060 or 2070 GPU helps provide an ultra-smooth viewing experience in tandem with its 144-hertz IPS panel.
- Dual-channel ram
- 6-core intel processor
- Relatively thick and heavy
Inspiron 11.6-Inch Chromebook
If all you’re using it for is common tasks like browsing the web, answering emails, and running popular apps, check out the Inspiron 11.6-Inch Chromebook , which is one of the least expensive to run Google’s relatively simple software suite.
- Access to the play store
- Built-in card reader
- Doesn't have a touchscreen
If you’re set on playing fast-paced and high-resolution games no matter where you are, the Alienware M17 is worth a look. Its 17.3-inch TN panel has almost no input lag, minimal motion blur, and a 120-hertz refresh rate, and it’s powered by a powerful RTX 2060 GPU.
- Graphics are easy to overclock
- One of the fastest cpus around
- Poor battery life
Inspiron 15 7573
Despite being priced well below most other flagship models, the Inspiron 15 7573 packs some seriously powerful hardware, such as 32 gigabytes of RAM, a 1-terabyte SSD, and a 2160p touchscreen. Its array of ports includes USB Type-A and C as well as an HDMI output.
- Geforce mx130 graphics card
- 4-ghz quad-core cpu
- No thunderbolt 3 connectivity
Unlike some Chromebooks, the Inspiron C7486 boasts the hardware needed to make the lightweight operating system run especially smoothly. Features like 128 gigabytes of storage and an 8th-generation Core i3 processor should keep this one up and running quickly for years.
- 360-degree rotating hinge
- Full hd resolution
- All-day battery life
For just under $2,000, the Alienware M15 offers fantastic gaming performance courtesy of a 9th-generation Core i7 chipset, 16 gigabytes of dual-channel system memory, half a terabyte of storage, and an RTX 2060 GPU that’s ripe for overclocking.
- Per-key rgb keyboard backlighting
- Tobii eye-tracking technology
- One thunderbolt 3 port
This upgraded Inspiron 7000 is one of the most versatile 2-in-1s on the market, with a 17.3-inch 1080p screen on a rotating hinge that makes it easy to enjoy media. 16 GB of RAM and a GeForce MX150 GPU ensure it won’t lag behind while loading programs and rendering scenes.
- Backlit keyboard
- Low-power-consumption quad-core cpu
- Touch-enabled ips panel
XPS 15 7590
Easily powerful enough to replace the average desktop, the XPS 15 7590 is one of the few models to sport a 4K touch display and an Intel i9 CPU that can reach a blistering 4.5 gigahertz. It’s also suitable for light gaming, thanks to a discrete GeForce 1650 graphics card.
- 100 percent rgb color gamut
- 500-nit peak brightness
- 97 watt-hour battery