Is it a laptop, is it a tablet, and is it a hybrid? Choices abound when trying to select a computer that is somewhat mobile. I explored the choices, as I need a new laptop, and these are the five best I can find on the market. They vary in price and capabilities; something for everyone.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
This beauty is not a hybrid. It is all laptop with eleven hours of battery life, a 13.3 ” bright screen, and a touch screen panel that can actually flip 180˚ degrees. It is super thin and light; and has an IntelCore i5 processor 4 GB of ram, and 128GB hard drive.
This, while costly, is my favorite.
Apple MacBook Air (13″)
Apple has been the laptop leader for a long time, and they do not disappoint with the MacBook Air. It is ultra slim, has flash storage, 4GB DDR3 memory onboard and twelve hours of battery time. Battery time is very important to me, because I live in an area prone to hurricanes. I want my laptop to last through any power outages that may happen.
Dell XPS 13
This laptop is advertised as small and sexy. I am not sure if I care if my laptop is sexy, but I do love that it is small, offers a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, an SSD, and a 13.3-inch touchscreen display. The cover is sturdy, yet the laptop is still light.
This full sized hybrid is taking the world of electronics by storm. It is user friendly, sharp looking, and has options, many options. You can get 4 or 8 gigs of ram and 64,128, 256, or 512 of memory. It weighs 21 pounds, so it is a bit heavy. You can use the keyboard or remove it and go touch screen. There is . 3.0 port and a multi display port, as well as a micro card reader. It offers Windows 8.1.
Acer C720P Cromebook
In keeping with the much cheaper price, the battery life is much shorter at 7.5 hours. It is small and light enough to put in a purse or briefcase without being cumbersome. Google apps are built-in and you get 100GB of Google Drive free for two years for safe storage. It comes in touch screen and Intel Celeron Processor 2955U 1.4 GHz, and 32GB SSD/2 GB DDR3l SDARM.
These are my five favorite laptops. I gathered my information on my top five laptops from my local Best Buy.