Dell Inspiron 14
The Dell Inspiron 14 is proof that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get your hands on reliable and efficient hardware. Even though its specifications are somewhat lean, it’s fast enough to complete everyday tasks easily and costs only a few hundred dollars.
- Ships with windows in s mode
- 3 usb type-a ports
- Screen isn't full hd resolution
Asus Vivobook 15
It’s hard to argue with how cost-effective the Asus Vivobook 15 is. While it’s not designed to tackle very resource-intensive jobs, it’s actually pretty versatile, thanks to its small size, light weight, and respectable components.
- Radeon vega 8 gpu
- Suitable for casual gaming
- Subpar battery life
HP Envy x360
Priced well below $1,000, the HP Envy x360 doesn’t require a huge investment, but is still a compact and powerful machine. Its i5-8265U CPU was one of the first mobile processors with four cores and will be able to perform common tasks with ease for years.
- Measures 15 inches diagonally
- Secure fingerprint reader
- Weighs quite a bit
Gigabyte Aero 15
Offered with various powerful CPUs and graphics chipsets plus up to 64 gigabytes of RAM, the Gigabyte Aero 15 is suitable not only for gamers but also demanding professionals. It has a crisp AMOLED display with X-Rite Pantone certification for accurate colors.
- Great for photo and video editing
- Uhs-ii sd card reader
- Relatively expensive
HP Elite x2 G3
A hybrid between a tablet and a notebook PC, the HP Elite x2 G3 performs as well as and costs less than many similar detachable models. It has multiple USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 compatibility, but it does require more frequent recharging than traditional clamshells.
- Gorilla glass screen
- 2000 by 3000 resolution
- Covers the entire srgb color gamut
Asus Tuf FX505
A Ryzen central processor helps to keep the cost down on the Asus Tuf FX505 and its 120-hertz refresh rate and GeForce GPU mean it’s still great for smooth 1080p gaming. It has extra slots for additional RAM and storage drives and it’s not too hard to install them.
- Rgb backlit keyboard
- Minimal bloatware
- Tested for military-grade durability
Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1
This professionally upgraded Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 comes in several models with varying SSD sizes and either a Full or Ultra HD touch display. At well under 3 pounds and just over half an inch thick, it’s especially portable for something so powerful.
- 10th-generation intel i7 cpu
- Bluetooth version 5
- 16 gigabytes of ram
HP Omen X 2S
Most laptops have only a single screen, but the HP Omen X 2S adds an auxiliary display that’s 6 inches tall and lets you manage team communications, streaming, and hotkeys without being distracted from gameplay. It’s driven by a high-efficiency GeForce GTX 2070 chipset.
- Refresh rate of 144 hertz
- 8 gigabytes of video memory
- Integrated overclocking software
One of the most advanced components in the LG Gram is its i7-1065G7 processor, which features an updated GPU that’s much faster than Intel’s former integrated graphics controllers. This one weighs roughly 2.5 pounds and is about as thin as they come.
- Accurate touchscreen
- Dual half-terabyte ssds
- Lasts up to 17 hours between charges
HP Spectre x360 15T
The latest HP Spectre x360 15T consists of an impressive collection of high-end hardware, including four Bang and Olufsen speakers, a CPU that maxes out near 5 gigahertz, a terabyte of NVMe storage, and a 4K AMOLED touchscreen with an almost nonexistent bezel.
- Geforce mx250 gpu
- Support for wi-fi 6
- Windows 10 professional preinstalled