We are just barely into 2012, but plenty of fantastic laptops have come out in just two or so months. Since there are plenty of people out there who have been sitting on ancient computers and are need of a serious upgrade, now is the perfect time to invest in a new machine.
With such a wide selection of laptops out there, it might be tough deciding which one is right for you. Whether you’re looking for performance or just a computer to allow you to browse NY Volkswagen sites with no issues, you’ll find some of the best laptops out there for 2012.
HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition Series
- Starting at only $799 for a solidly built laptop with top-of-the-line hardware like an Intel i7 processor, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7470 GDDR5 graphics card, and a free upgrade to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, this is a steal.Similar laptops will cost close to $1000 for the same parts. Of course, if you add a few options to the dv6t, you could be looking at about $1200 for an unbelievable gaming rig. But even $1200 for a good gaming rig is a steal.
- Dell XPS 15
The XPS is the performance category of laptopsfor Dell, and starting at $799, you get a well-built laptop that offers style and speed in one.With an Intel i5-2430M processor running at 2.40 GHz and Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHZ, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1 GB and a solid 1080p display, you’ll be really happy with this computer. In addition to running games well, you’ll be able to perform any task you can possibly think of.
- Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
Lenovo’s computers have often be regarded as expertly built laptops that rival the build quality of even Apple’s computers. While anyone could argue about which company produces better quality products, there’s no denying the craftsmanship of the Lenovo line of laptops.The Edge is the Thinkpad introductory model, which starts at $629. Considering you get an Intel i3-2350M processor running at 2.3 GHZ, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and an HD display, the price is right where it should be.
If you’re on a budget but still want quality, this could fit the bill.
- Sony Vaio E Series
For only $629.99, you can own one of the more stylish laptops out there. If looking hip is your thing, the Vaio offers plenty of style and performance for those looking for a tightly packed computer.The 15-inch Vaio comes with an Intel i3-2350 running at 2.30 GHz, 4GB RAM and a bright display.
Not interested in a Macbook that costs much more? This is your alternative.