Welcome to 2014! It is sure to be an amazing year for technology. If you’re looking to splash the money you got for Christmas, or are just looking to increase your productivity this year, then you’ve found luck. Our monthly “best laptops” guide is here and this our January 2014 edition. Below is the list of the best Price/Performance laptops in the UK, with a link to buy each one.
The Macbook Air 13-inch is an amazing piece of technology. Developed by Apple, it features an Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive and a very lightweight design. If you’re willing to spend £870, you won’t be disappointed with this gem.
Pros: Fast, beautiful design, long battery life
Cons: No retina display, expensive, learning curve for new OSX users, No DVD drive
Like the Macbook Air 13-inch, only smaller. The 11 inch version of Apple’s powerhouse is cheaper and more suited for travelers. With an amazing 9 hour battery life and again a Intel Core i5 CPU. It is more than £100 cheaper than the 13 inch model, so this laptop gives you more value for money. A great buy for anyone who can afford it.
You can read our full review on this laptop here.
Pros: Much cheaper than 13 inch model, fast, lightweight, long battery life
Cons: Expensive, learning curve for new OSX users, No DVD drive
The Lenovo G500s is a great budget laptop. Featuring the Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Windows 8. This sleek designed laptop is a great buy for anyone looking for a low priced laptop.
Pros: Great price, Lenovo brand
Cons: Low resolution for it’s screen size, large to travel with.
A quad core CPU, touchscreen and a 1TB hard drive, all for just £400. What more could you want? The HP TouchSmart 15 is great for anyone who wants a low cost entertainment system. With it’s large hard drive you can store thousands of movies, pictures and songs. The resolution isn’t top-notch (1366×768) however for great video quality you can also attach the TouchSmart to your HD TV via HDMI cable.
Pros: 1TB Hard Drive, Touchscreen
Cons: Low DPI, 2 Kilograms
If you need a portable internet browser and nothing else, the chromebook is perfect for you. It’s light, cheap and works as a lightning fast browser. Created by Samsung and Google, the Chromebook is great for anyone, from your tech-illiterate grandmother to important CEO’s.
We hope you enjoyed our Top 5 List of Best Laptops: January 2014 edition. We’ll see you again in February!