While more and more people are ditching the traditional PC and moving to laptops, laptops are still a popular choice for many people. Whether you’re considering purchasing a new laptop, or you want to purchase a laptop for a friend, here’s the top 5 laptops of 2014. Note that these aren’t in any particular order.
1. Samsung Chromebook – $250
The Samsung Chromebook has been a popular choice for many people because of its price and size. For the average internet and email user, the Samsung Chromebook is a steal because it can be had for $250 if you get the Wi-Fi only version. The Chromebook is an affordable option for the average laptop user.
2. ASUS Transformer Book – $350
If you’re still looking for the experience of a laptop but you also want to be able to have a tablet as well, the ASUS Transformer Book may be a good option for you. For $350 you will get the 64GB SSD model which should be fine unless you are going to be storing a lot of photos and videos. You also get a fairly fast Intel Quad Core processor, and best of all, Microsoft Office is included!
3. Acer Aspire S7-392-9890 $1349.99
This laptop is on a little bit of the expensive side, but if you want guaranteed quality and performance, the Acer Aspire S7-392-9890 is the way to go. It has a generous 8GB of RAM and 259GB SSD, and the 7 hours of advertised battery life is often found to be true.
4. Macbook Air – $999 and up
Don’t worry Apple fans, you haven’t been left behind. If you are looking at performance and you don’t need any serious drive space, the Macbook Air is a good option. Both the 11 and 13 inch models boast fantastic battery life. It also has the newest wireless hardware.
5. Microsoft Surface Pro – $899
Some may not consider the Surface Pro to be a laptop, but with the included keyboard or an add on keyboard it can very much be a functional WIndows 8 laptop. Just like the ASUS Transformer Book,it combines the capabilities of a tablet with the power of a laptop.
So there you go… The Top 5 Laptops of 2014. Laptops are still strong even though some think they are being dominated by tablets. As long as there is a need for desktop applications, there will be a need for laptops, and it’s a worthwhile investment.