The Best Value Laptops for 2013
Finding a great value laptop does not necessarily mean buying the cheapest. To get good value for money, you will obviously need to check the price tag, but don’t overlook the specifications of the computer you are considering purchasing. Things to check are the size of the hard drive, the processor that has been installed, the available RAM and extras. Unless you compare the full package it is hard to tell which laptop is offering the best value.
Acer Aspire E1 Core i5
This all round laptop PC comes preinstalled with Windows 8 and, from many retailers, you won’t break the bank to purchase one. It sports an Intel Core i5 3210M processor which runs at 2.3 GHz and offers 4GB of RAM. The fair sized 500GB hard drive is reasonable for a laptop of this specification and the graphics are good, displayed on a 15.6 inch screen.
If you are looking for an unbeatable price for a new laptop then opt for this one which comes with a full years’ warranty. The computer is preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium but this can be upgraded to Windows 8, if you wish. The Intel Celeron B820 processor works in tandem with 4GB of RAM and there is a 320GB hard drive to save your documents. The computer boasts an integrated card reader that works with MMC and SD memory cards for the easy transfer of files from other devices, like cameras.
Fujitsu Lifebook A512
This neat laptop is suitable for home and business use, with a 15.6 inch screen run by an Intel HD graphics card, providing a contrast ratio of 300:1. Benefiting from a 64 bit Windows 8 Professional operating system, it has 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Complete with a DVD player, the processing of this functional computer is performed by Intel’s Core i3 chip. It is also Bluetooth enabled.
Sony VAIO E1512J1E/W
Packed with processing power that will suit the most demanding applications, Sony’s Vaio range of laptops offer excellent value for money. The E1512J1E/W runs Windows 8 Home edition and is fitted with an Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. The processor is a powerful Intel Core i5 3210M which runs at 2.5 GHz. It has 4GB of RAM and a massive 640GB hard drive along with a DVD drive.
Toshiba Satellite Pro L850-1KM
Another laptop computer that utilises the power of Intel’s Core i5 technology, this time the 2557M chip running at 2.5 GHz, Toshiba’s great value product is ideal for home use. It runs the Windows 8 Home edition and has a good sized hard drive which can hold 500GB of data. The Satellite has 4GB RAM and a full duplex audio system which has a sampling rate of 192 kHz. Like the other laptops mentioned, it is usually sold with a full year’s warranty.
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