Summer means vacationing, beach trips, sunny parks, and time outside. Sitting in front of a personal laptop may seem like the last thing on anyone’s mind—which makes it the best time to buy. This 4th of July, treat yourself to a new laptop that will last well after the sun has faded and the leaves have turned.
Here are the best laptops you can buy during this 4th of July sale.
Envy 15-j181nr Laptop with Beats Audio
This gem, with a 15.6” display and speakers to really get the party going will truly earn you some laptop envy. Get it this 4th of July sale for an incredibly low $649.00—the machine usually retails for $1,008.00.
• 1 TB internal hard drive
• Intel Core i7 processor (sufficient for online gaming)
• 8GB RAM
• Comes loaded with Windows 8.1
• Sleek aluminum design
• Not ultra light (2.6 kilograms)
• Headphone / microphone jacks on front of laptop, can be clunky when typing
• No DVD writer
HP Pavilion 10-e010nr TouchSmart Laptop
This 10” laptop usually retails for $369, but this 4th of July sale you can get it for 42% off, for the bargain price $229.99.
• 320GB internal hard drive
• Dual-core processor
• Windows 8.1 with Home Office and Student comes loaded
• Touchscreen very responsive
• Good internal sound; comes with built-in sound equalizer
• If set up using “Express Setup,” the pre-loaded apps will slow down processing speed considerably
• Display screen is not high-definition
• Processing speed is not fast enough for most complex online games
Lenovo IdeaPad Touchscreen Laptop
Normally retailing for $799.99, you can score the 15.6” IdeaPad this 4th of July for the extremely discounted price of $529.99.
• Comes with Windows 8
• Five-hour battery life
• 1 TB internal hard drive
• Full HD touchscreen is very responsive
• Only Intel Core i5 processor
• Keyboard is cheap and keys make annoying clacking sound
• Trackpad isn’t always responsive
Dell XPS 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook
One of the most trusted names in computing, this 12.5” Dell usually retails for $1,699.99. It’s a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet, meaning it’s great for vacations and travel. Take an impressive $670 off this 4th of July sale and get it for $1,029.99.
• Comes loaded with Windows 8
• 256 GB solid-state internal hard drive
• Touchscreen display is intuitive and responsive
• Boots Windows in less than five seconds
• Keyboard is comfortable
• Trackpad not always responsive
• Rotating screen function isn’t always smooth
Razer Blade 512GB Gaming Laptop
If you’re looking for a machine that’s especially manufactured with the needs of gamers in mind, look no further. It usually sells for $2,299.99. Take more than 25% off this 4th of July sale and snag it for $1,699.00.
• World’s thinnest gaming laptop
• Gucci-designed palm rests
• Tough titanium casing
• Intel Core i7 quad-core processor
• Great battery life
• No CD-rom
• Only has 3 USB ports
• Display isn’t as clear as competiros (can be difficult when playing detail-oriented game)