An article I wrote for Electronic Products.
It’s that time again. Thanksgiving’s around the corner and the holiday shopping madness is about to begin. If you’re planning out your Black Friday or are gearing up for Cyber Monday but aren’t quite sure which laptop to place your money on, don’t worry—we’ve got the work cut out for you, no matter if you’re searching for an entry-level laptop or a system for a complete computer geek. Browse our list of the top picks of the season below.
MacBook Air (13-inch)
Suited for those of us on the go, the 13-inch MacBook Air is Apple’s most portable laptop. With an Intel Haswell processor as well as OS X Mavericks, this laptop can last about 13 hours on a full charge. For weighing only 3-Ibs and being very thin, this aluminum notebook comes with some of the best speakers for its size. It also includes incredibly fast flash memory and either 128 GB or 256 GB internal storage.
Acer Chromebook C720
This basic computer is great for people who use the Internet just to check their email, browse the web and post on Tumblr. With an Intel Celeron processor, this 11-inch system can last up to eight hours of battery life and can easily slide into a bag or a purse. It’s great for everyday use, no matter if you’re watching Youtube videos at home or traveling the world.
Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch)
With over 5 million pixels, this laptop is great for retouching photos or editing a home movie in HD. With razor sharp text, everyday routines such as browsing the web or editing documents is better than ever. With its 4.5-Ib aluminum chassis, Intel Core i7 processor and lightning fast flash storage, this computer is certainly a great gift for the creative types.
This entry-level 15.6-inch laptop combines top notch essentials such as 3rd generation Intel Core i Series processors at an affordable price. It lasts up to five hours from a full charge and includes solid multimedia features such as stereo speakers, HD visuals and the latest Intel HD graphics, making it a great system for beginners and those who have basic computing needs.
ASUS Zenbook UX301 Infinity
Beneath this shiny Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating is a beast of a laptop. With 2560 x 1440-pixel display, Intel Core i5 and i7 options, up to a 512 GB RAID 0 SSD and Intel Iris graphics, this attractive laptop is fitting for any stylish professional. Packed with plenty of power and good looks, the 2.2-Ib ASUS Zenbook UX301 Infinity is a premium machine.
Dell Inspiron 15
Great for managing daily tasks, this sleek affordable 15.6-inch laptop comes with the latest Intel Pentium processors, a thin design, and a 10-key number pad. This speedy system balances fast processing with efficient power use, and with Windows 8, you can automatically sync your files and photos to the cloud for easy access from all of your devices. Because its only 1-inch thin with a 4-cell battery, you can easily take this computer with you wherever you go.
Please note that deals and discounts are subjected to change.