With advances in technology it seems the available consumer electronics continue to become exponentially more impressive year after year; laptops are certainly no exception. Here is a ranking of the top 5 best laptops of 2014.
#1 Dell Inspiron 15Z
With a 15.6 inch touchscreen the Dell Inspiron 15Z provides a large and interactive viewing surface. Starting at $899 but often found on sale due to its popularity its not a bank breaker either. With a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 6GB of DIMM RAM this is as speedy as you’re going to need. This is the number one pick due to speed, screen size and cost.
#2 MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Retina Display
This laptop failed to get the top spot only because many users prefer a PC over a Mac but it really is a great machine. With an entry level price of $1,299 it may be a little more costly but it has a stunning 2500×1600 pixel Retina Display on its 13 inch screen. Powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor it is as fast as any others on this list with a fairly average battery life clocking in at 9.5 hours.
#3 Lenovo G580
With the big 15.6 inch screen and a fairly fast Intel Core i3 processor the Lenovo gets good marks for its decent scores in most all categories while being extremely affordable. This laptop can be purchased for a starting price of only $499 and certainly gets the job done for most consumers without costing an arm and a leg.
#4 Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabook
With a slightly smaller 13.3 inch screen this is a very portable laptop. Sporting nice extra features such as touchscreen and a light 3.6 total pounds its a great computer for the consumer on the go. Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, although a slightly slower one than those above in the list, it has plenty of processing power as well.
#5 Samsung ATIV Book 9
Starting at $1,600 this is the priciest laptop on the list but it comes with everything the serious buyer could demand. Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor 4GB DDR3 this beauty is fast. The 13.3 inch screen and extremely light 2.56 pounds make this computer great for all travels and destinations as well. If you’re looking to spend a little more and get top of the line then this laptop from Samsung is what you’re looking for. This is ranked lower only due to the high price and the limited battery life clocking in at only 4.8 hours.