With Christmas 2015 around the corner, a lot of people are thinking about buying a new laptop as a gift for someone. However, there are tonnes of options and none of the technical words make sense to some people. That’s why we’ve put this list together to help you decide on the perfect laptop this Christmas.
The Asus X551CA-SX130H is our recommended budget laptop, with decent performance and all the features you need in a laptop, such as a HD Webcam for skype calls. Upgradable to Windows 10 for free, if you’re looking to save money and have decent performance this Christmas then this is your best option.
Current Price: £299.
If you’re on an even tighter budget, the Dell Inspiron 3531 is a great basic laptop. It’s able to play YouTube videos fine, browse Facebook and run Microsoft Word nicely. However, video games such as Minecraft may not perform well on this laptop as it is not powerful enough. So if it’s for a Minecraft fan, you may want to consider a higher priced Laptop. A nice cheap laptop for Christmas 2015.
Current Price: £269.
The ASUS X550CC is a great laptop for it’s price range. With a beefy i5 processor and dedicated Nvidia graphics, basic graphic editing, video editing and gaming is possible on this Laptop. Games such as Minecraft should have decent performance however more demanding games such as FIFA 16 may not run as well.
Current Price: £429
If you want to spend a little bit more money, then the ASUS X555LD is your best bet. It has a faster CPU than the X550CC, aswell as a larger hard drive and more RAM meaning you can run more programs at once and not have a performance decrease.
Current Price: £483
The Macbook is probably one of the most recognisable Laptops on the market. If you’re willing to pay the price, you’ll get great performance as well as the beautiful OS X operating system. It has great specifications such as an 128GB SSD, meaning your programs will open faster than they would on a regular hard drive. (My computer switches on in 8 seconds with an SDD, for reference.)
Current Price: £850
Want a super-fast Laptop? Want to be able to play games such as Minecraft and FIFA 16 with nice performance? Then the ASUS G551JW, although expensive, is great for this purpose. If you want to make a gamer happy this Christmas, this laptop is a great choice.
Current Price: £949