There won’t be shortages of laptops to choose during the peak of current holiday season. But for a large proportion of consumers, price still tops the list of things that they need to consider when deciding on which laptop to buy. But if consumers are willing to spend a bit more, it is possible to get more powerful, lighter and more capable models. These are a few models to consider this holiday season:
- Google Chromebooks: A lightweight and affordable laptop that’s optimized for web-based tasks. It runs Google’s Chrome operating system, instead of Linux or Windows OS. Users can directly access Google’s standard services including Google Docs, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and others.
- Dell Inspiron 14 7000: A laptop that’s constructed from forged aluminum. It’s durable and slimmer than earlier models. The high-definition touchscreen display should work well with Windows 8 OS.
- Lenovo Flex 14: Like many other affordable laptop modes, the Flex 14 could be bulky and feel cheap. But users can bend the display all the way back, making it an ideal platform for playing movies.
- MacBook Air: With its solid-state storage, Apple manages its MacBook Air 11-inch light at just 2.4 pounds and 3 pounds for the 13-inch version. Unfortunately, the laptop family still lacks the touchscreen capability, something that’s increasingly common among Windows 8 models.