It’s the year 2017 and you’re ready to improve your life with a top-of-the-line laptop computer. The first step is deciding what you want from your new laptop. Do you need powerful specs to run the latest 4K and VR games? Or perhaps you simply want a laptop that’s sleek enough to take with you anywhere but also comes with amazing features.
Narrow down your search by checking out our list of the best laptops to buy in 2017.
The Razer Blade 14″ HD Gaming Laptop
If you’re in the market for the best gaming laptop, look no further. The Razer Blade is slim enough to take anywhere but also outfitted with the latest tech. We’re talking a 14″ IPS Full HD display, dual-firing speakers, 7th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor, and a graphics card that can handle VR games.
In the gaming world, Alienware computers need no introduction. This is their best gaming laptop yet thanks to an Intel Core i7 processor combined with 16GB of memory, a cutting-edge graphics card, and more. The Alienware 13 also boasts a sleek design, impressive 17.3″ FHD display, and enough power to play the latest VR games.
Asus ROG G752
Boasting an Intel Skylake Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card, the ROG 6752 was built to provide the best PC gaming performance possible—including VR. Other features include 16GB of DDR4, a gorgeous 17.3″ Full HD IPS display, a 1TB hard drive, and a thin, stylish design.
MSI GE72 Apache
This high-end gaming laptop is a great choice if you want a great balance of performance and style. Beneath the GE72 Apache’s sleek design you’ll find an Intel Core i7 processor coupled with 16GB of RAM. You’re also getting an attractive backlit keyboard, super efficient graphics card, and 17.3″ full HD eDP display. A handful of other extra features makes this a must-buy if you want one of the best gaming laptops of 2017.
Lenovo Ideapad 110s
If you’re on an extra tight budget but think you deserve a worthwhile laptop for your hard-earned cash, Lenovo has you covered. The Ideapad 110s offers a 11.6″ display, 2GB of system memory, and an incredibly lightweight design. You also get one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, Windows 10, and one free year of Microsoft Office.
Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG
This excellent Acer laptop comes with a 15.6′ full HD display and is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of DDR4 memory. You’re also getting Windows 10 Home Edition, a 256GB SSD, backlit keyboard, and a pretty good graphics card. Most impressive is the 12 hour battery life on its efficient 6-cell Li-Ion battery.
HP Notebook 15-ay011nr
This is an excellent choice if you want a laptop with plenty of hard drive space and enough power to let you run demanding program. The HP Notebook 15-ay011nr offers an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 15.6″ full HD backlit display. HP was also kind enough to build this great 2017 laptop with a hefty 1TB hard drive.
Dell Inspiron I7568
You won’t find many laptops with as many features as this one for such an incredible price. We’re talking a face recognizing camera, backflipping 15.6″ Full HD touch display, advanced touchpad, and even a 500GB solid state drive. It’s also powered by an Intel Core i5 processor that’s enough to take care of the latest programs without a problem.
Dell XPS 13
This high performance laptop comes with everything a student needs to get through their day. Its Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB means it can take on any program you throw at it. The 128GB SSD offers plenty of room while the long-lasting battery means you don’t have to worry about running out of juice while on the go. Other additions include a webcam, Bluetooth, Windows 10, and backlit keyboard. All it’s missing is a DVD player.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
This awesome 2-in-1 laptop boasts a 15.6″ full HD touch screen display with a 360-degree flip/fold design. An Intel Core i7 processor with 12GB of SDRAM power means the Notebook 7 Spin can multi-task several programs without any issues. Worth mentioning is the 1TB hard drive, USB 3.0 port, backlit keyboard, and weight of less than 5 pounds.
Asus Zenbook UX305
This is an excellent investment for any student who is on a budget but still wants a solid laptop. It offers a thin compact design weighing only 2.6 lbs, a beautiful 13.3″ FHD display, and an impressive battery life of up to 10 hours. The Asus Zenbook UX305 is the perfect combination of performance and portability.
Portability + Features
ASUS ZenBook 3
This is the laptop to own if you’re always on the go and need something powerful to take with you anywhere. The ASUS ZenBook 3 weighs an amazing 2 lbs and has an ultra thin 0.5″ profile thanks to its lightweight unibody design. It also boasts an i7 processor, 16GB of DDR3 memory, gorgeous 12.5″ Full HD display, and battery capable of lasting up to 9 hours. A fingerprint sensor and 1-year accidental damage protection are only a few of the many other features.
Apple MacBook Pro MLH12LL/A
This is the Mac laptop for you if you want power and portability. Despite boasting a 13.3″ display, this MacBook pro weighs in at about 3 lbs and offers a very sleek design. It also comes with an advanced 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, popular Touch Bar, four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C slots, and a high-tech GPU. It’s a pricey laptop but well worth it if you need a Mac to take with you to and from the office.
HP Elite x2 (2016)
At 13.45mm thin and less than 2 lbs with the keyboard attached, this is by far one of the most portable laptops on the market. It is also very customizeable, allowing you to replace components such as the storage module, Wi-Fi chip, battery, and more. The Elite x2 also comes with a non-proprietary USB-C charger, comfortable detachable keyboard, 12″ Full HD touch display, and more.
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