We are currently living in an age where all your online activities and needs are easily met via a smartphone running a blazing fast 3G internet service. And with the arrival of number of different such devices with dedicated online capabilities, it seems like the age of personal desktops and laptops are all but over.
However, there are still a few folks (probably as pre-historic as me) who still enjoy carrying out their routine internet-based stuff via a good and old fashioned laptop since, honestly speaking, not all are influenced by the mobile era.
But Internet is just a small part of the entire experience as a laptop facilitates you to watch movies, listen to songs, chat with friends and, more importantly, play great titles like GTA and FIFA on the system.
So if you are still looking to get away from the mobile universe and stay connected to its laptop counterpart, you might be thinking about the choices you have in this department.
However, there's no need to worry as we have kept a close watch on the market to find out which are the ones that will be worth both your time and hard-earned money. So here are the top 5 laptops that you could look to invest in this year.
Touted as one of the best hybrid laptops in the market at the moment, the Dell XPS 12 looks to stand out from the competition that comes in the same range of hybrid laptops. The device offers an impressive 1080p display that flips backward within its bezel to turn the laptop into a 12-inch Windows tablet.
There is a comfortable keyboard, large touchpad and more than 9 hours of battery life that comes with the laptop that's available at $799 (Rs. 48,451).
For a laptop that's priced below $500, Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 comes with a lot more than it meets the eye. For starters, the Acer-made budget laptop offers a snappy keyboard, flawless performance and quite a reasonable battery life. Also, users get a 4th-generation Core i5 performance that makes the device all the more special.
The Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 has been priced at $479 (Rs. 29,046).
Toshiba's 13-inch CB35-A3120, similar to the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870, provides a lot of value and performance for its $279 price tag. The laptop offers a colorful display, impressive audio output, a slick design and a powerful Intel Celeron processor to make it a better choice compared to the host of other sub-$300 Chromebooks.
The Toshiba CB35-A3120 is available for $279 (Rs. 16,918).
The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is a touch-friendly and lightweight notebook that will last the entire span of a day on one single charge and still won't be a burden on your pocket.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is basically a 14-inch laptop that comes with an impressive 1600 x 900-pixel touch screen, alongside an Intel 4th-generation Core i5 processor, and more than 8 hours of battery life. The device has been made available at $628 (Rs. 38,081).
This one is for all you looking to shell out a bit more on a new laptop while not necessarily sticking to the aforementioned 50k tag.
Alienware 17 falls in the range of the best gaming laptops in the market, if there ever was one. Alienware laptops anyway have a great track record of producing one of the best gaming laptops, and the Alienware 17 is no exception.
The laptop's high-end Nvidia GTX 780M graphics and 2.7-GHz Intel 4th Generaiton Core i7 CPU are powerful enough to run even the most graphics-heavy game in the market. The device's starting price is at $1,499 (Rs. 90,899).