5 Best Laptops Under $1,000
Submitted by lalit on January 3, 2011 - 11:06am.
In our last list we talked about five best laptops available today priced over $1,000 and today we will be talking about five best laptops priced under $1,000. Most of the laptops on the list are close to $1,000 and only one laptop is price below $800. As always we are not ranking the laptops because these laptops are from different categories offering different set of functionalities. So, the 5 best laptops available today priced under $1,000 are:
MacBook Air 11-inch: The new 11-inch MacBook Air is one of the lightest and sleekest laptop available on the market today. And because of Apple’s aluminum Unibody design the laptop feel very solid even though it’s just 0.11-inch at its thinnest. Consumer report ranked the new MacBook Air as the best 11-inch laptop available today. Also almost every reviewer pointed out how portable and user friendly the new laptop is. MacBook Air 11-inch is available on Amazon priced $979.
Toshiba Portege R705: Slim design with Core i5 processor makes the Toshiba Portege R705 the best thin and light Windows laptop priced under $1,000. CNET’s Dan Ackerman wrote in his review “The Toshiba Portege R705 is as close to a perfect balance of design, price, and performance as you'll find in a Windows laptop.” Our suggestion is go with the Core i5 model and not the Core i3 model as the laptop comes with integrated Intel graphics only. Toshiba Portege R705 is normally priced around $950, but is available on Amazon for just $799.
Dell XPS 15: You can get a 15-inch laptop for as little as $500, but if you want laptop with good configuration and performance Dell XPS 15 is one of the best options available below $1,000. As always we would suggest that you go with the Core i5 model as it offers perfect balance of performance and price. Scott Stein of CNET wrote in his review “Dell's new line of XPS laptops, including the XPS 15, offers more bang for the buck than most, combining great audio and rock-solid features for less than $1,000.” Dell XPS 15 with 2.53GHz Core i5 460M processor is available on Dell’s website for $799.
Apple MacBook: Apple’s new white unibody MacBook is the cheapest available Mac laptop on the market. It comes with 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA 320M graphics and unmatched 10 hours of battery life. According to reviewers, the MacBook is perfect for students and budget conscious shoppers offering the best combination of features and performance. Apple MacBook is available on Amazon for $969.
Asus N53JF: The Asus N53JF is one of the best entertainment notebooks available below $1,000 price mark. The 15.6-inch laptop comes with Bang & Olufsen speakers and full HD (1080p) screen. Laptop Mag’s K.T. Bradford wrote in his review “Multimedia power, sweet sound, and a modern design make this 15.6-inch notebook one to own.” The laptop comes with Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GT425M graphics and 4GB RAM. Asus N53JF is available on Amazon for $990. And Asus N53JF with Bang & Olufen is available for $1,029.
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