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Published on August 10th, 2013 | by Martha Kent

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The Best Laptops of 2013 – Prices, Tips and Advices

Choosing a laptop that’s perfect for you is not an easy job, especially since the best laptops that are usually included in the online stores’ catalogs get lost in the mix along with laptops of poor quality or overpriced laptops. Some laptops are cheap and attractive in terms of design, some have great keyboards and sturdy construction,some shine in terms of hardware specifications. Of course, customers with a larger budget will focus their attention on multimedia laptops, on business laptops and on laptops that are especially designed for gaming.

The best business laptops of 2013

Like my father always used to say, you need to work before you play. That’s why I will start my “best laptops of 2013” collection with the business laptops. They need to be compact, to have enough storage capacity to hold large files and to feature a battery that will endure heavy usage at least for 6 hours.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E330

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E330

Lenovo’s ThinkPad range includes the 13.3″ model with a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels, the Intel Core i5 3230M processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8 GB of RAM and 750 GB storage capacity and the additional 16GB on SSD. The battery will last up to 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Dell Latitude E5430

Dell Latitude E5430

Dell offers the Latitude range of dedicated business laptops that includes the 14″ E5430, a Intel Core i3-3110M processor @ 2.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB HDD, Windows 8 Pro installed, 6 cell battery.

The best gaming laptops of 2013

If you want to play the latest games, you can choose from one of these two gaming laptops that are specially created to fulfill any hardcore gamer’s dream!

Asus G750JW-T4038D

Asus G750JW-T4038D

This laptop is a part of the “Republic of Gamers” range and it features a Full-HD display with a resolution of 17.3″, a Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor clocked at 2.4GHz from Intel Haswell generation, the dedicated video card Nvidia GeForce GT 765m, 24 GB of RAM and a HDD of 1.5TB. Just as I said, plenty of memory and power to play your favorite games.

Toshiba X70-A-11K

Toshiba X70-A-11K

This gaming laptop has an i7-4700MQ processor clocked at 2.4GHz from Intel Hasewll generation, the Nvidia GeForce GT 745m graphic card with 3GB of RAM, 8GB of standard RAM and the storage capacity of 1 TB.

The best multimedia laptops of 2013

If you plan to buy a multimedia laptop you have to take in consideration the hardware and you should probably opt for a laptop that features the next generation IvyBridge  processor and a dedicated video card.

Lenovo G580 1

Lenovo G580

Lenovo G580 is one of the best solutions if you plan the get a multimedia laptop. It features the Intel Core i7 3632QM processor clocked at 2.2 GHz from the Ivybridge generation that relies on NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M. The laptop has 6GB of RAM and a HDD of 1TB.

Dell Inspiron 5721

Dell Inspiron 5721

This laptop has a screen of 17.3″, an i7-3537U processor from Ivybridge generation clocked at 2.0 GHz, the AMD Radeon HD 8730M graphic card, 8 GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.

The best cheap laptops of 2013

Let’s face it, everyone is looking for cheap items. If you are a general user and you do a little bit of browsing, some small games, mailing, Office software and Facebook, any of the following laptops will do the job just fine.

Samsung NP270E5V

For those who prefer a laptop with 15.6″, Samsung proposes a model with a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels powered by a Intel Celeron dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, accompanied by Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 1TB. The Samsung NP270E5V weighs 2.6 kg.

Lenovo G580

Lenovo G580

Lenovo is offering the G580 model in the range of 15” laptops. It comes with Intel Celeron dual-core processor clocked at a frequency of 1.8 GHz and Intel HD Graphics, 4GB of RAM and 1TB HDD. The integrated battery has six cells.

HP Compaq CQ58-309SQ

HP Compaq CQ58-309SQ

The 15.6″ HP laptop with a resolion of 1366 x 768 pixels relies on a dual-core Intel Celeron B830 Dual-Core clocked at 1.8 GHz, Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of storage.

Asus X55VD

Asus X55VD

This laptop features an Intel Core i3 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, Intel Sandy Bridge generation. Asus X55VD has a 15.6″ display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, NVIDIA GeForce 610M, 4 GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 500 GB.

Samsung NP270E5V

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for a cheap laptop or a laptop that’s designed for playing games, manufacturers offer varied models that will definitely suit your requirements. All you need to do is establish your budget, see the best offers available, check the reviews and make the acquisition.

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About the Author

I am the senior editor for SciNotions web magazine. In the past, I have also worked in various projects involving science, music, technology and gadgets.



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