With so many new kinds of laptops meeting the market each day, it is difficult to know which one to select to best meet your needs. This guide will explain the different types of laptops hitting the market this year and recommends some of the top contenders in each class.
Origin PC Evo 15-S
The Origin PC Evo 15-S is a new gaming computer hat has a powerful graphics card designed to operate cutting edge virtual reality hardware. It contains Nvidia’s new GeForce 1060 graphics card for amazing gaming action. This no-nonsense gaming system features a fast Intel i7-6700HQ processor, a 2 TB hard drive and 16 GB of Ram. This computer is powerful enough to handle your graphic design, engineering and entertainment needs. It is more expensive than most other home laptops, but it outperforms many new desktop systems.
HP Spectre x360 [13inch, 2017]
This computer is a 2 in 1 that is not much larger than the size of a business letter. It offers you the output option of HD video or you can get 4K video for an additional premium. The downside of the higher resolution is a 50% reduction in battery life. The HD version offers you around 16 hours of battery life, while the 4K model only offers 8 hours. This is one of the best laptops this year in its class, even without the 4K video option. It has a better design than its closest competitor the Lenovo Yoga 910.
Dell XPS 13 2 in 1
The Dell XPS is one of the best 2 in 1s to hit the market this year. This is a great computer that can be used as your regular laptop, but you can also use it as a tablet if you want to. This sleek design is even thinner that earlier versions offered by Dell. If you are looking for a great 2 in 1, look no further, the Dell XPS 13 2 in 1 is the one for you.
HP Spectre x360 [15 inch, 2017]
This is the full sized,15 inch hybrid of the powerful HP Spectre x360 series. This computer features a beautiful 4K display and great sound. It features long battery life. The design is as beautiful as the performance on this model. It combines the features and performance that you need at a price you can afford. This convertible laptop can be folded into a tent and stood up for presentations or to watch videos. This system offers you a lot of versatility with its HDMI port, USB-C and USB-A hookups and SD slots. This computer features a fast Intel i7 processor that can easily handle all your home computing needs.
Dell Inspiron 15 1700
This is an inexpensive gaming computer with a powerful i5 processor and a dedicated Nvidia 1050Ti graphics card. In order to deliver this performance for the price they need to trim some other features from the laptop. The display is washed out and lacks sufficient contrast. This is not good considering it is being marketed as a gaming computer. Most people who are serious enough to buy a computer geared towards gaming will demand that the screen looks good too. It has a very limited viewing angle so you need to be sitting directly in front of the screen in order to view it clearly. The touchpad can be glitchy at times. Even with all these down-sides, this is still a great performing laptop; it offers great gameplay. It is a good gaming computer for the price.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
This Microsoft 2 in 1 tablet PC is one of the first tablets on the market that has been designed to be powerful enough to replace a traditional laptop. This was accomplished with the development of the windows 10 operating system for tablets in 2015. This 2 in 1 features the lower priced Intel Core M3 processor. This is in comparison with the Lenovo Miix 510 that features the reliable Intel i5 processor. This tablet is intended to give you the advantages of a tablet and the power of a laptop without compromising on the quality of either function. This 2 in 1 balances these two goals perfectly. A major disadvantage of this tablet is that the keyboard is sold separately.
Lenovo Miix 510
The Lenovo Miix 510 has built-in ports designed to support a variety of peripheral devices. It offers an alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and they share many common features. It offers the standard USB 3.0 port and headphone/microphone jack, but it lacks the microSD card slot and has a lower resolution screen than that offered on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It features a strong Intel i5 processor, which is better than the one found in the Surface Pro. The feature that really makes this tablet distinctive is its proprietary hinge technology. With the built-in kickstand, it makes it capable to fold the tablet a full 170 degrees for ease of viewing.
Asus Chromebook Flip
The Asus Chromebook Flip comes with two hybrid hinges that makes its lid capable of 360 degree rotation. The body is made of aluminum which differs from most plastic models on the market. This 2 in1 chromebook offers two USB-C ports and has a SD card reader installed. It features an Intel M3 6Y60 processor for fast processing speed. The Asus Chromebook Flip may be one of the smaller chromebooks with only a 12.5” display, but don’t let this take away from the fact that it offers a lot.
Samsung Chromebook Pro
The Samsung Chromebook Pro has a mostly metal construction that makes it a nice and durable chromebook. This computer features a hybrid hinge that allows it to function as a tablet when combined with the touchscreen technology provided. The chromebook also comes with a stylus and a built in holder for the stylus. It includes 2 USB-C ports as well as a micro-SD card slot. The chromebook also comes with an Intel Core M3 processor.
No matter what type of laptop you are in the market for this year, there are plenty of great options available for you to choose from. The computers being released this year are faster than ever. They offer user friendly features and customers are benefitting as companies compete with each other to provide the best products to this competitive consumer market.