5 Best Laptops Priced Over $1,000

Submitted by lalit on December 15, 2010 - 7:55pm.

If you want one of the best laptops available today you would be easily paying over $1,000. And for that price you will be getting latest in design and technology. Below we have compiled list of 5 best laptops available today priced over $1,000. The list below is not ranked as most laptops are not from the same category, and the price range goes from $1,000 to over $3,000. So, the 5 best laptops over $1,000 are:

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch: The MacBook Pros are one of the best designed and most elegant looking laptops available in the market. Both the MacBook Pro 13-inch and MacBook Pro 15-inch have received accolades from reviewers for their performance and design. And Apple recently both models with faster Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Our opinion is that price-wise lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro priced $1,130 on Amazon and 15-inch model with quad-core 2.2GHz Core i7 processor priced $1,725 on Amazon are the best choices.

HP Envy 17 and Envy 14 Beats edition: HP Envy is the only Windows laptop that comes close to MacBook Pro in design. And they have cheaper price tag than Apple’s laptops. Dan Ackerman of CNET wrote in his review “A much-needed update to its internal components makes HP's Envy 14 one of the best high-end laptops for those looking for a PC with the flair of a MacBook.” When it comes to HP Envy 17 it is better to go with non 3D model, as 3D screen is just a gimmick and it will cost you $350 more with no real advantage in performance. A well-configured HP Envy 17 can be bought for about $1,500 and the Envy 14 Beats edition is available on Amazon for $1,040.

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch: When it comes to ultra portable laptops below $2,000 there is no competition for new 13-inch MacBook Air that is just 0.68-inch at its thickest and 0.11-inch at its thinnest. With its Flash storage and second generation Core i5 processor the MacBook Air offers performance comparable to many mainstream laptops, but in a super slim 2.9 pounds package. Many other computer makers have launched MacBook Air like laptop, but till now no one has been able to match the design, performance and quality of the Air. The 1.7GHz MacBook Air 13-inch will be perfect for most users and is available on Amazon for $1,248.

Sony VAIO Z Series: It is Sony’s ultimate VAIO Z Series laptop that comes with 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. The 13-inch laptop weighs just over 3 pounds and features 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics in Power Media Dock. Dan Ackerman of CNET wrote in his review “Sony's high-end Z series laptop lives up to its luxury reputation, with a slim, lightweight body, plenty of processing power, and a highly specialized GPU dock.” If money is no objection you can get this ultraportable Sony VAIO VPC-Z216GX for about $2,620 on Amazon.

Dell Precision M6600: If performance is all you need and don’t mind the weight (9 pounds). This monster comes with 17.3-inch screen, quad core Intel Core i7 2.5GHz processor, 2GB NVIDIA Quadro graphics, up to 32GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. PC World’s Loyd Case wrote in the review “When you need a mobile but full-featured workstation, the M6600 will get the job done--but it's massive and pricey.” A well configured Dell Precision M6600 is available for about $3,000.