Best Laptops 2011 Under $1,000
There have been some great advancements in the world of laptop technologies in recent years. Laptops have now become quite an essential accessory for work as well as entertainment. However, finding the perfect laptop for you can be daunting, especially because of the big amount of available options. Here, you’ll read our personal list of best laptops of 2011.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s
Great specs for this price. Very good design, sleek, and functions perfectly smoothly. This Lenovo laptop is a great combination of sleek looks, portability, performance and typing comfort. We especially highly recommend this laptop for business laptop users on the move. It’s small and easy to carry, and yet offers superb features.
- 4 GB RAM
- 320 GB Hard Disk space.
- 14″ display.
- Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch
Whether you’re a previous Mac user or a Windows user, Apple Macbook pro is something you may wanna give a shot. Aesthetics of this laptop are amazing. Mac’s touchpad and keyboard are simply the best out there available. Quality of the material of keyboard as well as the layout are very well thought out. Scrolling on touchpad is fantastic. All in all, reason we’ve included Macbook pro in our Best Laptops 2011 list is that it’s a laptop with exceptional aesthetics and features.
Price: $1,099 (Okay, this isn’t under $1,000, but 100 extra bucks isn’t a big deal for a great laptop like Macbook)
- 4 GB RAM
- Intel core i5 processor
- 1280×800 px display
- 320 GB HDD
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Dell XPS 15z
This laptop is kind of a Macbook pro clone, and in some ways similar to 15″ model that Apple offers. It’s got sufficient RAM, very efficient graphics with optimus technology that will save your battery life, multi-touch trackpad and beautiful screen resolution. I would say, however, that this laptop is not for hardcore gamers. It’s especially designed, and considered as the best laptop for business & typical entertainment laptop users.
- Intel Core i5 dual core processor. Speed: 2.4 GHz
- 6 GB RAM
- HDD space: 500 GB
- 15.6″ HD WLED display
- Intel Wireless display capable
- 1.3 MP webcam
- Multi-touchpad with integrated scrolling & gestures
Toshiba Portege R835-P70
An awesome lightweight , professionally designed, sturdy laptop with very good specs. It also has a good battery life (as much as 8 hours with mixed usage). This is more of an all-purpose laptop, as we found it to be excellent for 3D Gaming, multimedia as well as business.
- Intel core i5 processor with speed of 2.9 GHz.
- 4 GB RAM
- 640 GB Hard Disk
- 13.3″ screen with 1366×768 display resolution
- 8 hrs battery life
HP Pavilion dm4-2180
A good quality laptop with excellent specs. If you can afford it, I would highly recommend this laptop, if what you’re looking for is a laptop that’s especially best for multimedia and gaming.
- 6 GB RAM
- Intel core i5 processor. Speed:
- HDD space: 640 GB
- Average battery life: 8 hours
- Display resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
- Built-in webcam, fingerprint reader and digital media reader.
Acer AC700 Chromebook
If you’re on a tight budget, I doubt if you can find a better laptop than Acer AC700 Chromebook. That’s also the major reason we’re considering it as one of the Best Laptops of 2011. If you’re looking for something very fancy with advanced features, you probably won’t like this laptop. However, if you want a laptop for basic tasks such as web browsing, e-mailing, word processing, etc., and don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is the perfect laptop for you. More details here: Acer AC700 Review.
Price: $349 (Yes, really)
- 2 GB RAM
- 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD
- Google OS installed
- 16 GB Hard Disk Space (bit of a downside)
- 6 hours of battery life
- Intel Atom® N570 Processor, 1.6 GHz
Conclusion of Best Laptops 2011
Take a look and decide which one suits your needs. The laptops listed here some of the best laptops we’ve tested. Click on the links below each laptop on the page and you’ll be able to check detailed laptop specs, along with user reviews. Be sure to read them before you buy. We hope you found our Best Laptops 2011 list useful.