With Christmas approaching us, you might be thinking of buying laptops for yourself or your dear ones. When it comes to buying laptops, there are several things to consider, ranging from price to hardware and operation system. If you’re confused about choosing the laptop that would not only meet your needs, but also your budget, read on.
The top 5 Laptops:
Apple MacBook Pro 15” With Retina Display
The Apple MacBook Pro 15” is yet another masterclass laptop by tech giant Apple. This laptop’s body is designed using the finest of aluminum and glass, and its screen size is 15.4 inches. The resolution offered by the MacBook Pro 15” is 2800×1800 pixels and its keyboard is a backlit Chiclet-style one.
Powered by a robust Intel quad-core i7 processor, the clock speed of this laptop is 2.3 GHz, which increases to 3.5 GHz with Turbo Boost. This laptop also comes with an Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor. This device’s processor offers stunning performance, while drawing minimal battery power.
The RAM offered by the MacBook Pro 15” is 8 GB, while the HDD storage is 1 TB, ideal for both home and business use. Individuals owning the MacBook Pro 15” can easily upgrade to Mac OS X Mavericks, which is free and downloadable.
Apple has never launched laptops that are touch-enabled, so you won’t miss it in the MacBook Pro 15”. Several apps that come with this stunning laptop have been re-modeled to make the most of Retina Display.
The MacBook Pro 15” price in India is INR 1,23,938. Offering you 9 hours of battery life and the power of a desktop Mac, the MacBook Pro 15” is an ideal choice if you don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks for great performance.
Acer C720P Chromebook
The Acer C720P Chromebook is a stunning device that made its first appearance in the market on 26th November 2013. This device is the first touchscreen laptop launched by Acer. The multi-touch screen allows the users to swipe, tap, and pinch to zoom, to interact with their Chromebook.
This Acer laptop comes with an 11.6-inch HD screen that possesses a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. What’s surprising about this laptop is its 7-second boot time, which is one of the quickest in the laptop market. The Acer Chromebook runs on an Intel Celeron 2955 U processor, designed with the Intel Haswell micro-architecture.
The Acer Chromebook comes loaded with 2 GB RAM and a 32 GB SSD, which is double the local storage offered by the C720. The robust battery of the Acer Chromebook provides you with 7.5 hours of usage, and the laptop weighs just 1.35 kilograms, enhancing portability.
If you think the internal storage is less, the Chromebook has made provision for expanded storage by providing users with 100 GB of cloud storage for two years from the date of purchase. The Acer Chromebook price in India is expected to be around INR 18,750, which is very reasonable, considering its jaw-dropping features.
Maingear Pulse 17
Maingear came out in the open about releasing what they claim to be the ‘world’s thinnest’ 17-inch gaming laptop on 4th November 2013. This Maingear Pulse 17 gaming laptop review will guide you into everything you need to know about this stunning gaming laptop. Powered by a robust Haswell Core i7 4700 HQ processor, this laptop has a clock speed of 2.4 GHz, which accelerates to 3.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost.
For gamers, there’s good news, as Sound Blaster Cinema girds the Maingear Pulse 17 with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M that comes with 2 GB of DDR4, along with surround-sound speakers and a built-in subwoofer. The Maingear Pulse 17 sports a 17.3-inch screen that has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. This laptop offers fast load times, as it’s geared with a RAID 0 Solid State hard drive array that offers a transfer speed of 900 MB per second.
The Maingear Pulse also comes with dual fan thermal cooling, which will keep your laptop cool for long hours, despite extensive usage. The Maingear Pulse 17 also offers Killer Doubleshot networking optimization that boosts the latency 5 times and can cope with several data streams simultaneously. This Maingear device is priced at INR 1,30,138, and users are provided with the option of customizing the exterior style of the notebook.
HP Chromebook 14
HP has also launched its Chromebook device and the firm has revealed their primary target is the student community, as it comes with Google Chrome OS that offers smooth online use. The reason being that information is stored in the cloud, which means that students can log in from another device to be presented with their own desktop environment. Even if a user doesn’t access their Chromebook, they can check their data using another PC.
This Chromebook comes with a screen size of 14 inches and an aspect ratio of 16:9. This laptop also comes with a New Intel Processor and 4 GB RAM. For optimal usage, the Chromebook requires you to have an Internet connection for utilizing Cloud storage. Otherwise, using the HP Chromebook in offline mode will drain the entire offline storage, which is just 16 GB.
The 51 Watt-hour battery on the HP Chromebook offers 9.5 hours of usage time. The HP Chromebook weighs just 1.9 kg and is priced at a moderate INR 30,000.
The Ubuntu SOL is the first solar laptop to be shipped with Ubuntu, ideal for those who live in regions devoid of electricity. This laptop comes loaded with four panels, held together by a flap. These four panels are able to generate enough energy to run the laptop. However, you can also recharge the battery via electricity for two hours.
Powered by a stunning Intel Atom D2500 Dual core processor with a clock speed of 1.86 GHz, this laptop comes with 320 GB storage and 2-4 GB RAM.
It also comes with a built-in Intel GMA3600 Graphics processor and with a screen resolution of 1080p. The battery of this laptop offers 8-10 hours of usage. It also comes with a built-in 3 MP camera and speakers, with 3 USB 2.0 drives and a card reader.
Available in multiple colors such as green, red, and grey, this laptop is your best bet if you’re often on the go. The Ubuntu SOL is expected to be available in the market in December and its expected pricing is INR 24,800.
Many laptops would be available in the market during Christmas, but there are very few such laptops that are priced moderately and still provide stunning performance. The five laptops we’re mentioned take care of diverse needs. For gamers, the Maingear Pulse 17 gaming laptop review will definitely help them make the right choice in buying a gaming laptop. On the other hand, students can benefit from the Chromebook device and travelers can opt for the Ubuntu SOL.