PC Laptop Roundup: The Best Laptop Computers Money Can Buy

PC Laptop Roundup: The Best Laptop Computers Money Can Buy

Posted 08.08.2012 in Articles by Neil-Denny

From business trips to late night study sessions, a good laptop can prove to be a true lifesaver. While some laptops may look appealing, they can also prove to be your worst enemy, be it poor battery life, poor video quality, or an extremely high price. When faced with the overwhelming decision to trust a laptop, the natural reaction is to panic. Be pleased to know that your distress call has been heard. From the Amazing Zenbook to the alluring HP Envy, we've rounded up the Fantastic Four of PC laptops, each one built to be your pocket superhero when it matters most.

Leading the pack is the powerhouse of the bunch, the HP Envy 17. For just under $1500, the Envy has a 2.2 GHz i7-2670QM Intel Core processor under the hood, along with 8GB of DDR3 memory and AMD Radeon HD graphics. The illustrious Envy 17 achieves 1080p resolution through the Radiance Full HD Infinity Display, one of the best screens on any laptop. Though this machine means business, Beats Audio with six-speakers plus subwoofer and Blu-Ray optical drive show the Envy's fun side. For an easy user experience, the Envy boasts a backlit keyboard and a highly responsive touchpad. At 7.5 pounds, the Envy is not quite ideal for mobility, but a great battery life, a sweet array of ports, and the stunning Infinity Display make for an all-purpose work station and entertainment system you can depend on.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is next in line, built for the business-oriented in mind. The ThinkPad comes with a nice display of hardware: 2.5 GHz Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and Nvidia NVS 4200M graphics chip. The matte black lid, silver logo, raven sides and interior give the ThinkPad the ideal aesthetic for a professional image. The optional 1600 by 900 panel works great for 1080p resolution. At only 4 pounds and a battery life of over 10 hours, this is the perfect machine for on-the-go computing.

For a nimble computer with a nice breed of tricks up its sleeve, call on the Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD. The Zenbook comes with Intel Core i7 processor and 500 GB drive for storage.  The Zenbook is the lightest and thinnest laptop with 1080p capability. Bang & Olufsen speakers make for crisp sound and music playback, while standard Windows 7 make it ready for all your computing needs. Its light weight at 3.2 pounds, great resolution, and awesome graphics provided by Nvidia GeForce GT 620M graphics, make the amazing Zen the ideal machine for multimedia content creators and power users.

Last but not least is a true magician of a laptop, the Sony Vaio E15. As with all the handsome laptops we've rounded up, it starts with the right hardware: 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M processor, 8GB RAM, and Intel HD 4000 graphics. The Vaio E15 offers a great selection of ports including HDMI, three USB 2.0 ports, a single USB 3.0 port, and tray-loading optical drive. The Sony Vaio E15 also comes with a free copy of ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio, and Vegas Movie Studio Platinum HD. The secret power the Sony Vaio E15 possesses comes from a 1.3-megapixel webcam with Exmor sensor technology. By the wave of a hand, you can use the cool hand gesture webcam to move back and forth between Web Pages in IE9, flip threw Power Point slides, and browse through music tracks. Sounds like a laptop that would come standard issue at Hogwarts, and you can get it for just around $700. All features considered, this entry-level laptop is a steal.

These four laptops are ready to take on the demands of your everyday life. They're perfect for tackling heavy duty projects and displaying high-resolution videos anywhere you go. With the Envy 17, the Lenovo ThinkPad, the Zenbook Prime, and the Sony Vaio E15 at your side, the future looks bright. 


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Re: PC Laptop Roundup: The Best Laptop Computers Money Can Buy
Reply #1 on : Tue October 16, 2012, 07:37:52
had the Sony Vaio E15 for a few months and love it. Display is amazing and looks good running pretty much anything. Wished the gesture cam worked better, technology that can maybe be perfected but at this stage it's only a nuissance.

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