Windows 10 is finally out and has been used in many numerous brand new devices. Numerous Windows 8 laptops are still available in some store racks in the biggest store in my city or through online stores. While it is a free to make a upgrade (in limited time) when you get the best Windows 8 laptops, buying a Windows 10 laptop guarantees that the laptop will have free future upgrade and has all the perfect stuff inside it. The next tips are to get for more than 128GB of storage. Most purchase boast both of processors and graphic card, yet make a point to also take the drive storage as the consideration. The 128GB SSD should be much faster than normal HDD you might expect. In the event that you would spend the additional money, go for 256GB. Do scroll down below for further buying guide based on the price point.
Experts Choice at $1,400 and Up
For most appropriate gaming laptops, there is no deficiency of Windows laptops over $1,400 with top of the line features and even 4K resolution (screens with four times larger resolution than 1080p FHD). With 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD, it was seen as a long shot and considerably as quickest machine of the bundle. Yet, all that power and those pixels oblige you to charge the battery more often. They might be the best contention yet to invest in a laptop setup.
The Best Wagers: $800 to $1,200
The best mix of combination between performance and portability in the best lightweight laptops come in the $800-to-$1,200 range. Here, you should find Windows with many different options, included slim and light design, high-resolution screens and the most recent Intel Core i5 or i7 8th gen processors . Find the one having your wishes features, like the resolution (a 3200×1800-pixel ultra-high-res alternative), the backlit keyboard (illuminated with very much dispersed keys), and the powerful of (SSD and either of Core i5 and i7 processors). These are three things should be consider for getting a better laptop. However users could also consider some worthy features like Windows 10 motions and swipes. The fans inside can make the machine sound like it’s getting prepared for liftoff, so better to see the system with Intel ULV processor which produced less heat. Also, you need to get the lower resolution below 1080p if you demand for a perfect battery life. The high resolution panel might only keep the battery for five hours with some heavy Web surfing test and brightness set around 75%; the 1080p model endured pretty much nine hours.
The Second Bests: $600 to $800
The uplifting news now even in the middle of $600 and $800 price points, there are still some truly solid options in the good affordable laptops. You’ll make a few sacrifices in the additional features like (illuminated keyboard or touchscreens) yet you can still find and get an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, a HD or FHD panel and not too bad build quality and finishing. Most of the keyboards aren’t backlit; it’s still shockingly great however, as its considerably as affordable enough. The battery usually here will last for almost seven hours on a single charge and the 256GB strong state drive should provide a smooth and comfortable experience with Windows 10.
The Ones to Stay away from: $500 and Underneath
Individuals, who don’t have high budget or much money can get a Windows budget laptop for not more than $500, yet attempt to never pick these low-lease machines on the off chance that you need a powerful performance for finishing your work. The specs appear to be alright, however it’ll be a while before one should upgrade it after 2 o 3 years of usage. For example, you get a 14-inch flip-able touchscreen and great high quality speakers. But, as the return some of quality from the chassis would be bad such as plastic material, so make sure to see everything out before taking a system at this price point. Few other minor stuff you are going to find here are the screen is similar to gazing into a blurred mirror, the keyboard flexes like a tramp due its bad material, and the Windows 10 itself is full with bloatware that must be deleted manually. If you recollect one thing, let it be this: In case you’re in a race to purchase a portable PC, get one you can live with and spend in any event $600, and in a perfect world in the middle of $800 and $1,200.
ASUS Vivobook F510UA
Not all of people want to spend their money for more than 1000 dollars for just getting a laptop and prefer to have the cheaper one for some reasons. I guess that is pretty normal because sometimes we do not really need that I7 processor and GTX 1050 for finishing our work. Well, if you are that kind of person and looking for a decent machine that not really that cheap, but coming with powerful specs, then you need to take look at this one. The Vivobook F510UA is basically the cheaper version of their business machine that mainly target of students and business users as their main consumers. The device is mainly built from aluminum and later finished with silver finishing that adds bit of premium look. The packaging is surprising me because it’s not that bad in comparable with similar devices at the same price.
For supporting our productivity, ASUS features the system with Intel Core I5 8250U which is coming from the latest gen of Intel processor that brings significant performance improvement than what previous version promised to the consumers. The numbers of cores are boosted into 4 and make it entirely Quad Core and not Dual Core anymore. More cores mean more performance and better multitasking. The improvement is not just stopped there because the power consumption is also cut off and making it less consuming battery. The 8GB RAM seems to help the system on handling multitasking very well and I could not find any slowdown or any stuttering during the startup or even after 5 or 6 hours of usage. Like I told before, the battery life is improved here. I mostly got of around 11 or 12 hours of battery usage in single charge on using it by browsing to the internet and while connecting to the WIFI. The result is quite bit better thanks to the newest processor.
|ASUS Vivobook F510UA||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel I5-8250U 1.6 GHZ|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 940MX|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 Memory|
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762
Acer is always dependable of making high quality products, but never forces the consumers to spend much on getting it. The result is shown here where they put so much things on their newest of Aspire E 15. The design itself is not having any difference at all than the previous version. It still uses the same black cover that they called as Obsidian Black. I have to say that the packaging is not really the biggest selling point here where the design is mainly made plain without any detail surrounded the lid. There is only the company logo placed on the lid and beside than that, I am sure you are not going to find any impressive thing. Luckily, the build quality is top notch here and feels great on both of my hands on holding it. At least, they never play with the quality of their products.
Move to the inside, then we would find something that rarely to see and even impossible to put with this price range. The system is powered by Intel 8th gen Core I5 that combined with NVIDIA 150MX. The MX series is not comparable with GTX series, but still offering a decent performance for gaming. The 150MX is actually the mobile version of GTX 1050 and still quite dependable for playing both of AAA and E-Sport games. I did make test with few games like Overwatch and Tomb Raider 2013. Both of them runs at nice performance where Overwatch mostly runs up to 60 FPS all the time with only few drops during rare situations. The same thing goes to the Tomb Raider that shows impressive result and it runs at 1080p with the highest setting up to 30 FPS. This can be the cheapest gaming laptop to afford right now for anyone in tight budget. Playing E-Sport and Indie games will be fun here.
|Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I5-8250U 1.6 GHZ|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 150MX|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 Memory|
Microsoft Surface Book 2 HMW-00001
The Surface Book 2 is probably one of the best Windows devices to get right now. Its promising of both of productivity and portability at the same time to the consumers. The hybrid design is now becoming more and more popular right now and allowing you to detach the screen from the dock keyboard and only use it on the tablet mode. All of our data are saved on the tablet and we do not lose anything when detaching it. The detaching process is done easily and users just need to hold the dock with their single hand and then take off the screen. The build quality is impressive here, so never worry to take it off as much as you want. On the inside, there is a full size keyboard that fit nicely into its small chassis. All of keys are appeared in normal size except for few keys that made quite small in order to fit them all. The typing experience is not an issue here and I was able to type for more than 90 words per minute without any issue.
The product is available in few different selections included the 13 inch and 15 inch versions. Both of them are not having difference except for the display size and the specs. Here, I prefer to pick the 13 inch one because it offers better portability for the consumers. The 13 inch display features of 3000 x 2000 resolution and looks amazing in such a small panel. The panel can produce 99 percent of SRGB color and quite impressive. The brightness is totally bright and you won’t need to push the brightness into maximum for any outdoor usage. For people demanding for power, then you should really love this product because it features of new Intel I5 processor and NVIDIA GTX 1050 on the dock. With portability design, powerful hardware, and decent price, I think this might be the right time for swapping your old notebook.
|Microsoft Surface Book 2||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I5 3.5 GHZ|
|Graphics||Intel HD 620|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 Memory|
|Storage||256GB Flash Memory|
Acer Predator Helios 500
The Helios 500 is a gaming machine that every consumers dream about. The machine is built with overall great design fit powerful hardware on the inside. The black and red schemes are very common nowadays, but it’s still giving impressive look thanks to the slim and sleek chassis. Although it fits of 17 inch display, the body is actually not really bad weight to carry over. I am still able to fit it into my small bag and carry it over. The dimension of the body itself is measured at 16.6 x 12.7 x 1.6 inches with total weight for 9 pounds. When you open the lid, you would be welcomed by full size keyboard that fully supported by backlit. The backlit support is customizable and there is an app for controlling it over to your needs. Having a bigger keyboard seems to be helpful on gaming as now I can easily communicate with my friends during the match.
As for the gaming test, I think the result should not be asked anymore because the Intel I7 8750H and NVIDIA GTX 1070 are beast. The GPU even supports of VR gaming if you have any supported devices like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. The hardware is so powerful and having any adjustment in game is not needed anymore. I tried to test of VR Chat which is so popular right now and it runs without any issue or lag. I actually did found any lag, but that is a server issue and not a hardware issue. Then, I also did few tests on games that quite demanding in term of power like The Witcher 3 and Mass Effect Andromeda. Both of games are playable up to 30 FPS at the highest setting and run very smooth all the time. I really have no bad thing to say about it and this might be your next gaming machine.
|Acer Predator Helios 500||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7-8750H Hexa Core 2.2 GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1070 Overclockable|
|Display Size||17.3 Inch 144 Hz IPS FHD|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD|
HP Spectre X360 16G512G
The Spectre X360 should be my favorite choice from this list. With the price that similar like Surface Book 2, it promises you so many better things that not available there. For the look, they have done such a wonderful work to make it so slim and thin. The 13 inch version even features only 0.53 inches thickness where the 15 inch version only slightly far from it. The thing is impressive especially when the company is able to fit the standard port and modern ports together. There is a single USB 3.0 port and double USB Thunderbolt 3 ports. It gives you total of three USB with one of them does not need you to use the adapter just for connecting your smartphone. The company put some adapter on the package, but using the standard port is much better as we only just plug it and the problem is solved.
Like Surface Book, the Spectre X360 also features of convertible design that allows you to transform it into multiple modes included the tablet mode for browsing through the internet, the tent mode that so useful for streaming movies, and the traditional mode itself for working or finishing your paper. Sadly, the screen could not be detached from the keyboard, so never ever try to do it. For adding more experience on enjoying their product, HP includes of stylus pen for free ready from the package to use. The screen supports of more than 4000 thousands pressure level and feels so smooth on taking the note and navigating through the system. The portability is really the biggest selling point here and I think that is the important matter that many users looking for. If you have not in mood on getting of Surface or Macbook Pro, this one can be your top alternative for those devices.
|HP Spectre X360||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel I7-8550U 8th Gen 1.8 GHZ|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce MX150|
|Memory||16GB SD Memory|
The Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2018
The development for the technology moves so fast where in the past we so many bulky and heavy devices. Nowadays, it’s totally different because majority of laptops available right now are sleek and slim. This popular trend is not only happened on the convertible and hybrid devices, but also happened on gaming machine. The good example is here, Razer is successfully on creating of powerful machine into such a small packaging. On the inside, there are Intel I7 8750H, GTX 1070, 16GB RAM and all of them are fit into 4.3 pounds chassis. It looks so impressive and I would easily give them my five stars for their hard work. Moreover, the entire chassis is created from aluminum material that feels durable and light at the same time. I am able to hold it easily my single hand although opening the lid with single hand is still not possible as the base is lift up when I do it.
Beside than putting of tremendous design and great hardware, Razer also put of some nice features that work beautifully with the hardware. For gaming, the operating system is featured with killer Wireless AC that basically will prioritize your connectivity into your game rather than putting it on other not useful apps. As the result, the performance on gaming feels smoother as now we mostly receive 80 percent internet connection to our games. For controlling the fan customizable keyboard, then you soon find the specific keyboard for controlling both of those things. On gaming, hardware is very important, but never also forgets that there is software that keeps everything running from the background. So, having better support on software is also important and this is what Razer never fails to satisfy their consumers. The only reason keeps people on avoiding it is the price that quite bit pricey for now.
|Razer Blade 15 Inch 2018||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7-8750H 2.2 GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 Memory|
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Third Gen
The Thinkpad X1 Yoga is specifically built for business users who searching for sturdy, fast, and durable device for their business. The build quality is the biggest selling point here as the product has received MIL durability test in order to make the product sent to the consumers are not defect. The durability tests here included of bump, drop, and even extreme temperature test. The packaging is durable, but still yet beauty with black finishing in all over the body. For adding even more security, the fingerprint is ready to let you open the system without need for adding password anymore. Here, just put your finger on top of it, then the lockscreen would be open. Having a fingerprint is very helpful as it let us open the system instantly and adding better security as there is no way for people to break into it.
Many of convertible laptops right now do not bring really that great keyboard for some reasons. They will give us nice experience on typing, but the thing is totally different when you do it after 3 or four hours. Your finger will start to hurt and that is annoying because we have to take a break. Hopefully, the thing is never happened here because the keyboard we see here is different. The keyboard offers great experience even after long usage thanks to the tactile keys and decent travel distant. The travels distant between keys are not too close or too far and the each key itself gives satisfying result when you press it. This is far the best keyboard that I have tested on convertible products. Another worth thing to mention here is the battery life. The 4 cell batteries should give you up to 15 hours battery life in single charge. No need for carrying the charger anymore as it runs for a day.
|Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Quad Core ULV I7-8650U 1.9 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 620 Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||16GB DDR3 Memory|
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W720NZKAXAR
The Galaxy Book 12 is Samsung’s answer for Microsoft Surface Pro. The 12 inch product comes with similar design and promising things, but with cheaper price and much better hardware. The Galaxy Book features of detachable design that allowing people to use the screen only and leave the keyboard behind. I am still having my Galaxy Tab Pro with Android and holding this one really reminds me of that tablet. The dimension and the weight itself are very familiar. The total weight for the entire thing is around 2.6 pounds with thickness for 0.6 inches. Everything is so familiar with Surface, so why do not we just buy it over this one? Well that is my first opinion about it, but the thing is completely different when I see its display quality. Believe or not, Samsung put their famous AMOLED display into this small laptop. The AMOLED panel seems to be far superior to TN or IPS panel on producing color and details. It produces huge amount of details and even supports of HDR content.
I am so surprised on finding so many amazing things here. For example, I though the port for charging the device is pretty similar like we see on many similar products, but this one is actually better because its supported by fast charging and charge it for 20 minutes would give you around 2 hours of battery life. Just imagine when you are on travel and we can just plug it and charge it over with power bank. The thing is much easier to do rather than searching for wall socket that almost impossible to find on travel. Moreover, the Windows 10 pre-installed is coming with application that allows you to receive, reply, and seeing message from your smartphone. With its fantastic feature, I think it’s hard not to get tempted by this product.
|Samsung Galaxy Book 12||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I5 3.1 GHZ|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||8GB DDR Memory|
Dell XPS 13 9370
The XPS 13 has been introduced by Dell for many years and its always received of well response from both of consumers and reviewers mainly from its well-crafted design. The laptop is always becoming the first product to be the slimmest one among the market. On this year, they still do the same thing by providing of totally sleek and robust design. The packaging itself is not having much differences beside than the weight and thickness that now cut into half. As the result of this case, now the standard USB port is completely removed and only fit of Thunderbolt ports for connecting anything. I hate to say that now I need an extra adapter every time I want to plug and charge my smartphone, but that is the price if we really want to move forward because this problem is unavoidable anymore.
For supporting our productivity, the Intel I7 8550U and 16GB RAM are more than enough to run anything from the lightest one like browsing and editing document to the most demanding one like doing Photoshop and video rendering. Processing the 1080p video is easily done and still supports the resolution up to 4K. Everything runs smooth and dependable for multiple purposes. The only complaint here is stylus pen is not included on package although they called this product as convertible laptop. We have to buy it separated or just leave without it. Using your finger and stylus pen is not difference at all. The thing is only different when you want to take a note or drawing on it. For that case, then buying the stylus pen is recommended for making the processor is easier to do. I recommend you to check it further and see how it works on you.
|Dell XPS 13 9370 2018||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel ULV Core I7-8550U 1.8 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR3 Memory|
|Storage||512 PCIe SSD|
HP Stream 14 Inch 2018
HP Stream 14 is going to be our last choice here. The product is really available in such cheap prices and works great for students or business users who only want a laptop for doing work and enjoying multimedia and not more. The packaging is their biggest selling point here as it comes with different colorful choices like blue and red one that look fun. There is black version if the users do not really want a cheerful one. Although with its cheap price tag, the build quality is not an issue here. The hinge system feels sturdy and holds the base pretty well. This is not something that will break after one or two years usage. The keyboard on the inside is also something to proud here. The keys are not stiff and shallow. It’s dependable for finishing your school project without anything to afraid off. The only thing it misses here is the backlit support.
For doing all of stuff, the system is going to be powered by Intel Celeron N4000 and 4GB RAM. This Intel Celeron processor is quite new and taking care all of light and medium tasks without any issue. The 4GB memory really keeps the performance and multitasking so stable. No stuttering or low memory issue during the processor. For the test, I opened more than 13 tabs on Chrome and it still runs smooth. The real issue here is the storage that quite limited. There are 32GB and 64GB version available, but these storages are still limited as we have many apps to install here. The only way expand the storage is expanded it with micro SD slot. I think adding couple gigabytes should be enough for saving your stuff.
|HP Stream 14 Inch 2018||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Gemini Lake N4000 1.1 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated|
|Display Size||14 TN HD Panel|
|OS||Windows 10 S|
|Memory||4GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||64GB EMMC (Flash Storage)|
The Windows 10 has been introduced for few years until now and I finally safe to say that this Windows version is better than Windows 8 in many aspect. The Start Menu is completely back while they still manages to keep few aspects from Metro UI work very well. The gaming compatibility is once again improved like in Windows 7 and they even add new gaming mode and bunches of stuff for users who love on playing games. If you just holding back yourself for upgrading your laptop at this case, then I guess this is the right time for buying a new companion. I have provided some great choices above, so better to use it as your recommendation on making a decision. I just hope the information provided is useful and feel free to leave any comment for further assistance.