Written by Whitson Gordon and Adrien Ramirez
Updated October 12, 2022
There's a laptop for just about every budget, whether you need an inexpensive Chromebook for browsing the web or a high-powered machine for video editing or gaming. But for some people, the sweet spot is about a grand or lower.
If you're looking for the best in terms of performance and portability, we'd recommend spending a little extra. Among the sub-$1,000 laptops, we fell in love with the new Apple MacBook Air M1 (available at Amazon) for its 12-plus hour battery life, smooth and responsive trackpad, gorgeous Retina screen, and blazing fast performance that beats other laptops twice its price. If MacBooks aren't your style, you've got plenty of other options, and we're here to help you find the best one for you.
Apple MacBook Air (2020)
With north of a dozen hours of battery life, a crazy-powerful M1 processor, and an incredibly smooth trackpad and keyboard, it should be no surprise that the MacBook Air M1 shoved our previous top laptop out of its spot.
Compared to the mid-2020 MacBook Air, the M1 version is almost identical. The only changes are the switch from Intel to the Apple-made M1 processors and the total lack of fans. Apple claimed this new M1 chip would be so amazing that we’d want to ditch our old Intel Macs. They delivered, with the M1 processor packing 7,667 points in Geekbench 5, over 1,000 points higher than our third-highest laptop of 2020, the Dell XPS 15 7390 with a 9th gen Intel Core i9 processor. Basically, this $1,000 laptop performs better than most laptops twice its price.
But it’s not all about performance. The most astonishing feature of the MacBook Air is its battery life. Our battery test always pulls fewer hours from the laptops than they claim to give, so we expected the claimed 15-hour battery life to turn into nine hours—instead, we got over a dozen hours. In short, it shattered the record for longest battery life we’ve seen from a laptop running Chrome (the previous record was nine hours and 44 minutes from the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3). We went days on end without charging this laptop.
The MacBook Air M1 comes with the same aluminum chassis and Retina screen we loved in the earlier 2020 Intel MacBook Air, although we’d love to see a redesign for the MacBook Air’s next iteration (thinner bezels, perhaps?). This is one of the most surprising releases we’ve seen in years, and we can’t imagine anyone not falling in love with the M1 MacBook Air.
Jaw-dropping battery life
Iconic build quality
Poor port selection
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$999.99 from Best Buy
Other Budget Laptops We Tested
HP Envy x360 15z
Editor's Note June 28, 2022: We're currently evaluating the latest version of this laptop as the model we reviewed here appears to be no longer available. If you must get a laptop now we recommend checking out one of our other top picks.
Fast, beautiful, and affordable, the 15-inch HP Envy x360 is a dream for those in need of a larger laptop that won't break the bank. We're usually wary of $500 laptops, but this one proves that you can get great laptops without making sacrifices. Inside its beautiful body, the 15-inch Envy packs an AMD Ryzen 5 processor that trades blows with laptops twice its price—perfect for photo editing, light gaming, and even a bit of video editing.
What's even more impressive is that it can hit all the marks while still delivering almost seven hours of battery life. While it doesn't outdo the MacBook Air, it stands on par with the Air's competitors, like the HP Spectre 15 or the Dell XPS 15. It's undoubtedly the best 15-inch laptop in its price range, and we doubt we'll see a worthy contender for its crown anytime soon.
A beautiful design
Sturdy 2-in-1 hinges
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
Microsoft’s mainline Surface Laptop 4 packs just about everything you could need in a slim, portable machine. It has a beautiful high-resolution display with a 3:2 aspect ratio perfect for web browsing, a smooth and accurate trackpad, and a quiet backlit keyboard with 1.3mm of key travel—not quite as deep as we’d like, but good enough for typing longer documents. Plus, eight hours of battery life assures us that you can get through just about the whole workday on a single charge.
You also get face recognition for near-instantaneous login, a touchscreen, a USB-C, and a USB-A port—which is awfully nice during this transition period between the two standards. Plus, you get a Windows installation free of manufacturer bloatware. It does still have Windows 10’s usual pre-installed games like Candy Crush and Farm Heroes, but at least those aren’t bothering me with notifications all the time (like the antivirus trials that come on oh-so-many laptops these days).
We have quibbles with the Surface Laptop 4, but they’re small. The keyboard has just a bit of flex to it and Microsoft’s proprietary charger is more annoying to use than a standard USB-C charger would be. The charger does, however, have an extra USB port in the power brick, so you can charge your phone at the same time—a very nice touch. I also worry about the fabric keyboard discoloring over time—but these are minor nitpicks and, to their credit, Microsoft claims the fabric keyboard can be cleaned with soap and water once every month or two.
We tested the Intel Core i7 model, which was one of the fastest laptops we’ve reviewed so far, but there is also an AMD Ryzen model available with even better performance and battery life. We only managed to squeeze eight hours of battery life from our unit, but many users claim they can get north of ten hours or more. This inconsistency holds it back from being the best Windows laptop we’ve tested, but it’s still a darn good laptop.
Beautiful stylus-enabled touchscreen
Incredible keyboard and trackpad
Configuration options are limited
Battery life shorter than advertised
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HP Spectre x360 13t Touch (13-aw0013dx)
HP’s Spectre line merges performance with a premium design, featuring an all-aluminum build, a convertible touch screen, and great performance in an incredibly small package. Like the Dell XPS 13, the Spectre x360’s bezels are super thin, so you pack a 13-inch screen into a much smaller chassis. But despite that, the keyboard is big, backlit, and surprisingly deep for the laptop’s size. Two USB-C ports and one USB-A port make for a versatile port selection, battery life hits a clean seven hours and forty-five minutes, and you can log in quickly with facial recognition or a fingerprint scanner.
Unfortunately, the Spectre had one big downside compared to its competitors: its trackpad is awfully small, making it hard to use comfortably. It’s a super sleek laptop, and it checks most of the right boxes, but its usability suffered enough that it doesn’t quite stack up to the other great models we tested.
The keyboard is a dream
Starting price a little high
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Dell Inspiron 3501 (2021)
Finding a good budget laptop that can keep pace with the premium ultrabooks is no small feat. The Dell Inspiron 3501 accepts it with grace: it’s thin, lightweight, and powerful enough to run any productivity task without issue.
While the Inspiron won’t win any beauty awards, the body feels rugged and does a great job of warding off fingerprints. The full-sized keyboard offers responsive keys that perfectly tow the line between soft and bouncy. Meanwhile, the decently large trackpad is smooth and has no issue picking up your finger’s movements. Unlike many of its budget peers, the Inspiron also manages to offer power without sacrificing battery life—it can go for almost eight hours before needing a recharge.
Our Intel Core i5 model was a workhorse, performing the same (or better!) as laptops that cost hundreds of more dollars. Whether you need dozens of Chrome tabs at the ready or find yourself working with Photoshop several times a week, this laptop will perform reliably. The only issue we had with the Inspiron was its dim screen, which may not be bright enough for those who work outside traditional office spaces. It’s not the fanciest, but boy does it get the basics right, offering a comfortable experience that won’t cost a fortune.
Comfortable keyboard and body
Sturdy and rugged
No outstanding features
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Acer Aspire 5 (2021)
The Aspire 5 packs a lot of value into a small price tag. With a sleeker profile and a midrange processor, the Aspire 5 is ready to take on basic productivity tasks at home, work, and school. While its build isn’t as nice as pricier laptops, it has almost as much power and is perfect for someone that needs something just for writing papers, making Cricut cutting machine designs, or checking emails. Should you take it with you to your office or a coffee shop, you can squeeze a little over six hours of battery life out of the Aspire 5 before you’ll need to run to a power outlet.
Being such a low-priced laptop, the Aspire 5 had to make compromises to keep the budget so low. Its display is mediocre, with dull colors and brights that bloom the darks on-screen. Meanwhile, its mostly plastic chassis flexes under moderate pressure and may have trouble if you give it the rough treatment. The keyboard and trackpad are useable, although the keycaps have a gritty texture that’s off-putting. But, a surprising perk of the Aspire 5 is its large port selection, which includes USB-A, USB-C, Ethernet, and HDMI ports.
Despite its flaws, it’s a machine that can keep kicking for a few years if you treat it well. With a free storage drive bay inside, you can upgrade your storage later too, an option that’s become less common across laptops currently. The Dell Inspiron still stands above the Aspire 5 for our best laptop under $500, but if you want to spend the lowest amount of money possible on a machine that’s still convenient enough to use all day, then the Aspire 5 is a great choice, provided you are okay with its shortcomings.
Thin and light body
Good productivity performance
HDMI and Ethernet ports
Flimsy plastic body
$599.00 from Amazon
Asus Zenbook 14 (Q407IQ-BR5N4)
Compared to the 2019 Zenbook 13, the AMD-based Zenbook 14 trades in its 8th gen Intel processors for markedly better performance and battery life while maintaining the Zenbook line’s admirable portability. We were a little disappointed to see the premium build quality go on the cheaper models, but this is still a good midrange buy with some of the best battery life and weight in its class.
When you open the laptop, the comfortable keyboard stands out. It’s deep and easy to type on, and it’s not as cramped as the Zenbook 13’s keyboard. The extra inch makes a difference. This model’s trackpad isn’t the glassy glider from, say, a Macbook, but it’s nonetheless comfortable to use thanks to its width and its excellent fingertip detection.
However, we were not impressed with the Zenbook 14’s screen. This matte 1080P panel gets darker than last gen’s glossy screen, but it’s also 70 nits dimmer at max brightness. Its colors are also a bit more washed out than those of the Zenbook 13’s display.
One aspect where the Zenbook 14 far surpasses its predecessor is in performance, arguably the aspect that most affects your experience with a laptop. Its new Ryzen 5 4500U processor is blazing fast, crushing the old Intel Core i5-8500U in benchmarks, and its lower power consumption means the Zenbook 14 has a battery life of almost eight and a half hours. Overall, this is a great budget laptop for those in need of a powerful but uber-portable traveling companion.
Fantastic battery life
Display is somewhat dull
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How We Tested Budget Laptops
I’m Whitson Gordon, and I’m a freelance tech writer charged with testing laptops here at Reviewed. I’ve been writing about tech professionally for almost 10 years, from building computers to setting up smart homes, and served as the editor-in-chief of Lifehacker and How-To Geek before freelancing for publications like the New York Times, PCMag, and Reviewed. This isn’t just my day job—it’s my calling. I’m obsessed with researching, testing, and finding the best possible gadget in a given category, so much so that my brother made it a central joke in his best man speech at my wedding.
I’m particularly picky about laptops, which need to achieve a delicate balance of processing power, battery life, portability, and build quality. If a keyboard, trackpad, and hinge aren’t going to stand the test of time, then the laptop isn’t worth buying. Thankfully, manufacturers have innovated a lot in recent years, finding new ways to stand out from the pack.
Hey there, I’m Adrien Ramirez, laptop staff writer here at Reviewed. I’ve been working professionally with tech and PCs for six years, from game development to reviewing and everything in between. Before I came to Reviewed, I had worked with Lifewire and the MIT Game Lab. I’m passionate about all things tech, although I especially enjoy working with PCs. When I’m not testing and evaluating laptops, I’m planning new keyboard and small form factor desktop builds, playing games in virtual reality, or nerding out about graphics cards.
Here at Reviewed, we test laptops for their processing capability, graphics, battery life, and screen brightness. We use popular benchmarks like Geekbench and 3DMark to gauge how well the laptop multitasks, runs games, and more. We also test multiple platforms, from Windows laptops to Macs and Chromebooks alike.
To test battery life, we set up our laptops to continuously cycle through various websites at a brightness of 200 nits—which is around 60% for many of these mid-range models—until they run out of power, estimating how much work you can get done on a single charge. We also use each laptop for an extended period of time, rating each on factors like build quality, price, portability, and design.
What You Should Know About Budget Laptops
$1,000 is a lot of money, but it’s actually more midrange when it comes to laptops. At this price point, you’re getting good performance for most everyday tasks that won’t feel sluggish after a year or two of use, plus solid build quality and a few nice bells and whistles like facial recognition. Still, you’ll likely have to make some choices about what’s most important to you. You’ll need to consider:
Performance: The CPU, graphics chip, RAM, and storage inside your PC determine how well your computer can multitask, handle intensive tasks like gaming, and store all your files. The better the specs, the snappier the laptop will feel as you work.
Build Quality: Not only do you want a laptop that can take a beating (since you’ll probably be lugging it around with you), but you want one with a well-built keyboard and trackpad since they’re your primary form of interaction with the machine. A poor trackpad or finicky keyboard can really kill the experience.
Touch Screens, Portability, and Features: 2-in-1s have gained in popularity, but that touch screen and pen cost money to include. Similarly, cramming all those powerful components into a small, easy-to-carry package can often cost more than a larger laptop with fewer design constraints.
In addition, consider which operating system you need. Windows is still the dominant OS these days, and if you’re going to play games, edit photos and videos, or need certain software for work, you’ll probably stick with Microsoft’s offering. If you spend all your time on the web and want to save some money, though, a Chromebook may serve you well.
Between Netflix, Gmail, Google Docs, and even online photo editors like Pixlr, you can do almost anything in a browser, and many of those web apps even work offline for those rare occasions you don’t have Wi-Fi. Chromebooks have the advantage of being cheaper (since they don’t need as much processing power) and virtually virus- and bloatware-free (since they run Linux under the hood).
From there, you’ll need to look a bit deeper at the form factor. You’ll usually find laptops in one of three main sizes, measured by the diagonal length of the display:
- 13 inches and under: These smaller laptops are great for carrying around, and more than suitable for light work like writing papers and browsing the web.
- 15 inches: Mid-sized laptops are a bit less portable, and won’t necessarily work in space-constrained spaces like airplane seats. But the larger display is useful for photo editing and watching videos.
- 17 inches: This is very large, and only recommended if you are doing video editing or other intensive work that requires a lot of screen real estate—and you don’t mind lugging it around.
There can still be varying sizes within those categories—for example, the XPS 13’s smaller bezels make it much smaller than most 13-inch laptops—and sizes in between, like the 14-inch Lenovo Yoga C740. But in general, picking a size range you’re comfortable with can help narrow down the field.
You’ll also want to consider how many USB ports the laptop has, whether you need HDMI and Ethernet, and how comfortable the keyboard and trackpad are to use—this can vary quite a bit from model to model, and it’s important to get something responsive and durable.
Under the Hood
Finally, you’ll need to consider the guts: the processor, graphics chip, RAM, and storage that determine your laptop’s capabilities. For browsing the web and using office software, lower-power chips—like the Intel Core i3 processor—are adequate, though midrange chips like the i5 are ideal if you can get them. 4GB of RAM is usable in a Chromebook, though even web browsing can eat up RAM these days, so 8GB is recommended if you tend to open lots of tabs, use lots of browser extensions, and want a laptop that’ll last you well into the future—we wouldn’t advise 4GB for most Windows users these days.
If, on the other hand, you run more intense workloads—whether that means heavy photo and video editing or running the latest PC games—you’ll want something with a bit more “oomph.” Intel’s higher-end i7 processors will make those video encodes run noticeably faster, and a dedicated graphics card will ensure your games run smooth as butter (instead of choppy like a bad flipbook).
No matter who you are, we recommend erring on the side of more storage rather than less—people often underestimate how much space they’ll fill up with all their music, photos, and videos over time, and it’s a hassle to lug an external drive around. Storage can be expensive, though, so if you can’t afford a 256GB solid-state drive, consider buying a laptop with an SD card slot and using a high-capacity card for cheap, expandable storage. Keep in mind internal upgradeability, too: many modern laptops solder their components onto the motherboard, meaning you can’t swap in more RAM or a bigger storage drive down the line. So either buy a laptop that keeps its components separate or spend a bit more to buy the specs you’ll need in a couple of years—not just what you need right now.
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What is the best laptop in the world under $1,000 dollars? ›
The best laptop under $1,000 we've tested is the Apple MacBook Air 13 (M1, 2020). Even though it's a model from 2020 and there's a newer M2 MacBook Air, we still recommend this model because it's an incredible value.Which laptop is best value for money? ›
- Acer Swift 3 (2021) A speedy laptop with a budget price.
- Asus Chromebook CX1. A Chromebook with a budget-friendly price.
- Samsung Galaxy Book Go. A poor Chromebook alternative.
- Dell G5 15. A no-thrills gaming laptop that will play Full HD games on the cheap.
One of the highest-scoring laptops in our ratings in any size, the 17-inch LG Gram 17 comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, and not one but two 1-terabyte solid-state drives. That means you're not likely to run out of storage space for photos, videos, and other large files for quite some time.Which laptop lasts the most? ›
- Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022) 18:20. Our expert review: ...
- Dell Latitude 9510. 18:17. ...
- Asus ExpertBook B9450. 16:42. ...
- Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) 16:32. ...
- HP Elite Folio. 16:21. ...
- HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7. 15:45. ...
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 6) 14:45. ...
- MacBook Air with M1. 14:41.
- Samsung. ...
- Apple. ...
- 2022 Apple MacBook Air Laptop with M2 Chip.
- HP. ...
- Acer. ...
- Fujitsu. ...
- LG. ...
- Microsoft. Microsoft is one of the biggest tech brands in the world, popularly known for its various products and services, such as OS, MS Office, Microsoft Surface laptops, and many more.
1. Apple – Top 10 Laptop Brands. Apple is definitely one of the luxury brands when it comes to Laptops, Smartphones, Computers and Tablets. Apple tops the segments like customer support, build quality, user friendly, design, power and display.How much should I spend on a good laptop? ›
If you don't look past entry-level Chromebooks, you can get a laptop for $200 or less. But good Chromebooks generally start at about $400 and go up to about $800. For a Windows laptop, a realistic budget starts at $500, and decent models typically run $700 and up – including 2-in-1 configurations.What month is best to buy laptop? ›
Certain stores and manufacturers may have sales on laptops throughout the year. But experts argue that the spring, late summer and the holiday season are generally the best times to buy a laptop (if you want a discount). Of course, it all depends on what you want.Which company makes the most reliable laptops? ›
- #1 MacBook Pro (2021)
- #2 MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020)
- #3 Google Pixelbook Go.
- #4 MacBook Air M1 (2020)
- #5 Dell XPS 17.
- #5 Acer Nitro 5.
- #5 Dell XPS 13.
- #8 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1.
- Apple. Apple is one of the most, if not the most, reliable tech brands. ...
- HP. Hewlett-Packard is a company that's over 80-years old, one that has survived the test of time. ...
- Dell. ...
- Lenovo. ...
- Microsoft. ...
- Samsung. ...
Which is the best laptop for all uses? ›
- MacBook Pro 16 (M2 Pro and M2 Max)
- Dell XPS 13.
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano.
- Razer Book 13.
- Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED.
- Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3.
- Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13.5-inch)
- LG Gram 17.
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Average display quality may be found in Lenovo laptops. In comparison to laptops from HP and Dell, its sound quality is greater. The Lenovo laptop has a longer-lasting battery capacity. Although it is better built than HP and Dell laptops, it is still inferior.What is better Dell or HP? ›
Their laptops are usually cheaper, but the quality is still excellent. Also, choose this brand if you are looking for a gaming laptop. Dell's Alienware offers you much better gaming performance than any HP laptop. However, if you need a healthy combination of power and price, choose HP laptops.Which is better Lenovo or HP? ›
Which brand is better, HP or Lenovo? Lenovo laptops are best in comparison with HP laptops as they provide good value for money. Lenovo laptops have decent build quality, however, HP laptops are better in terms of their quality components, but they are more expensive than Lenovo laptops.Is it worth buying a budget laptop? ›
Cheaper laptops often have older and slower hardware. This includes single core processors and hard disk drives. When compared to slightly higher-end models with solid state drives and multi-core processors, these cheaper laptops will perform worse in benchmark tests.How many hours should a good laptop last? ›
This is a very subjective question, and will differ depending on what kind of laptop you're after. For your average laptop designed for basic productivity workloads, we usually set a 10-hour target. This means the laptop can last through the working day without you needing to worry about plugging it into the mains.How much should I pay for a good computer? ›
A $1000 – $2000 budget will allow you to budget for plenty of extra features, such as WiFi in your build, a built-in IO shield, USB C, plenty of fans and RGB across selected components. On the High-End, we would advise spending upwards of $2000.What day is best to buy laptop? ›
Cyber Monday: Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving, and historically, it's the day when online retailers offer steep discounts. So that's always a good day to look for computers on sale. You'll likely find computers marked down throughout the entire holiday season.Should I buy a new computer now or wait? ›
In short, if you can wait six months to a year to start your next build, you'll find your high-end choices greatly expanded. Of course that isn't all that helpful if you need a new PC right now. If you just can't wait, you'll still see some amazing performance compared to a desktop from just a few years ago.
Is it better to upgrade laptop or buy a new one? ›
Starting with the advantages, buying a laptop is usually a lot safer than trying to fiddle with the old one yourself. It'll come with new, up-to-date specs already inbuilt for you and it'll come with components that you can't usually replace, such as the GP or CPU.What is the most trusted computer brand? ›
The Lifestory Research 2022 America's Most Trusted® Personal Computer Study found that the most trusted brand among people considering the purchase of a personal computer brand was Apple. Apple was the highest score and rank on the Net Trust Quotient Score among personal computer brands in the study.What is better Acer or HP? ›
The Acer Aspire 5 15 (2020) is much better than the HP Stream 11 (2021) for most uses. The Acer has a wider variety of configurations, with CPUs and GPUs that are significantly more powerful than the Intel Celeron CPUs on the HP.What should I look for in a laptop 2023? ›
If you're buying a laptop for 2023, look for one with the latest wifi 6E technology on board. This gives wifi access to a whole new wireless spectrum that delivers not only faster but more consistent performance and less interference.How many GB is good for a laptop? ›
A minimum of 2 gigabytes (GB) is required for basic computing, and 12GB or more is recommended if you're into graphics and advanced photo or video editing. Most laptops have 4GB–12GB pre-installed, and some have up to 64GB. If you think you might need more memory later, choose a model that lets you expand the RAM.How much RAM is needed in a laptop? ›
For anyone looking for the bare computing essentials, 4GB of laptop RAM should be sufficient. If you want your PC to be able to flawlessly accomplish more demanding tasks at once, such as gaming, graphic design, and programming, you should have at least 8GB of laptop RAM.Should I leave my laptop plugged in all the time? ›
If you leave your laptop plugged in all the time, there's no danger of overcharging the battery. This is because as soon as it hits 100 percent, it will stop charging until the voltage falls below a certain level. You do, however, need to ensure that your laptop does not overheat!What should I do with my old laptop? ›
- Sell It. Believe it or not, there's a robust market for old tech. ...
- Recycle It. For those who don't have the time to list used electronics, don't fret; many municipalities schedule collection days year-round. ...
- Donate It. ...
- Gift It.
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The Best Gaming Laptops Under $1,500
- Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition. ...
- Alienware m15 R7. ...
- MSI Sword 15. ...
- Asus TUF Gaming F15. ...
- Acer Nitro 5. ...
- HP Victus 15.
What gaming laptop should I buy with 1000$? ›
- Acer Nitro 5 (2022) Best Gaming Laptop Under $1,000. Our expert review: Specifications. ...
- HP Victus 15. No frills and inexpensive. Our expert review: ...
- Dell G15 (5520) Strong 1080p gaming for the money. Our expert review: ...
- Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3. Around $700 to Start. Our expert review:
- Dell Precision 5470. ...
- Dell Latitude 9430. ...
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8. ...
- HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook. ...
- Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable. ...
- Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 2. The most powerful business workstation. ...
- HP Elite Dragonfly G3. Outstanding battery life and an excellent webcam. ...
- HP ZBook Studio G8. Powerful workstation with stunning display.
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Gaming computers have a video card, which is a PC component used to enhance the quality of images shown on a screen. They also have their own dedicated RAM, a GPU, and a cooling system, whereas a typical PC generally uses an onboard graphics controller and fans instead.How much RAM is good for gaming? ›
16GB is the recommended amount of RAM for playing most games and will provide a noticeable increase in performance from 8GB. You will also be able to run applications in the background without affecting gameplay.How long should a 1000 laptop last? ›
Here is a general breakdown of how long a laptop will be relevant based on the price you pay for it: Less than $700: 2-4 years. $700-$1,000: 3-5 years. $1,000 or more: 4-7 years.