Top 10 Best Laptops to Buy 2013

It’s almost the end of the year 2012, but one thing that has seen the most dramatic changes this year is definitely the Laptops, firstly the ultra portables came out in the beginning of the year and then with the release of Windows 8 we are seeing an all new style and design of Laptops that would be coming up in 2013.Every community has it’s own requirements of the perfect laptop, students would look for something that is extremely portable whereas business professional would have different requirements similarly Programmers would have a totally different needs, like one such community of People who need the best Machines and Laptops are the Web Developers and Software Engineers, they are going to extensively work over their machines (in some cases for days without switching it off) hence they need a Laptop that can withstand the pressure and be sharp and solid, rugged, extremely portable, should have great battery life and have great hardware. So in the list today we would try to put up the Best Laptops considering all the categories together.

Please note some of the laptops put up in the list are still to be released, but they have already been tested and reviewed by gadget reviewers.

1. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon brings in all the thinkpad exclusive features into the super light and portable Ultrabook Carbon X1. Thinkpad’s have been known for it’s business class Ruggedness and Super Solid Built and Carbon is no exception. Lenovo’s super solid offering X1 comes with Up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7, 14″ HD+ wide display with anti-glare option, Up to 8.2 hours’ battery life, plus Lenovo RapidCharge, Up to 256GB SSD and 8 GB Ram, and weighs around 3.00 lbs. We would have loved this tablet even more if Lenovo could have offered us a touch screen too with the laptop, that would have taken Windows 8 Experience to an all new level. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is expected to be priced at around $1500 but’s its great portability and built would ensure that you have the best experience and all these features make this the best laptop 2013.


2. Apple Macbook Pro

Apple Macbook Pro has remained on top of the lists of best laptops from years, This apple product is extremely durable and feature rich. It has features like Retina Display which makes the display looks very vivid, Macbook Pro is light and thin (although a bit bulky when compared to ultrabooks), The battery on Macbook Pro can last you upto 7 hrs which is very decent on a full featured laptop. It comes with upto i7 Processor and NVIDIA Graphics, and has great HD Camera which you would enjoy if u love talking to your loved ones over webcam. Macbook Pro has a 15 inch display and costs a whooping $2000, but we feel the price is pretty justified for its features.


3. Lenovo Ideapad U310

Lenovo Ideapad U310 has been Lenovo’s first entry into the Ultrabook series, this stylish, ultrathin and light ultrabook comes with  13.3 inch HD Display with wide viewing angles, has a great 7 hours battery backup, quick resume from sleep option. Ideapad U310 comes with Up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and also has an SSD Addition Option, and weighs around 3.7 lbs (a bit on heavier side). The ultrabook is loaded with features like Comfortable AccuType keyboard, Dolby® Home Theater® v4 with 2.0 stereo speakers, Integrated 720p HD webcam with face tracking, Lenovo BootShield technology, for fast boot time even after installing multiple applications and others. Lenovo Ideapad is also very cost friendly it costs around $700 so won’t feel heavy on your pocket.


4. Lenovo Thinkpad T430S

If you are looking for a laptop that is sturdy, very solid and durable then Thinkpad T430s is your best option. Lenovo Thinkpad T430s is a premium business series offering from the World’s Best Laptop makers Lenovo. Lenovo Thinkpad T430s 14 inch HD Display, NVIDIA Graphics,  Rapid Charge Technology and weighs just around 3.9 lbs. The laptop comes with Up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and upto 16 GB Ram, it has Integrated 720p HD webcam with face tracking option, the laptop can give upto 6 hours of battery backup which makes this master piece pretty portable too. Lenovo Thinkpad T430s is priced at around $900.


5. Apple Macbook Air

Apple Macbook Air is the undoubtedly the World’s first Ultrabook, Macbook Air was first released in 2008 and since then it has got a lot of love and even the ultrabooks from other top manufacturers looks like they have copied the Macbook Air concept. Macbook Air comes in two models, 11.6 inch and 13,3 inch. It has an Intel i5 Processor with Turbo Boost Technology, and has a 4 GB Standard Memory. The 11 inch model weighs around 2.4 pounds and 13 inch model weighs 2.9 pounds which makes these laptops truly portable. Macbook Air has sufficient extra slots and ports so that you can carry out your daily work and it gives around 5 – 6 hours of battery backup. Macbook Air costs $1000 for 11.6 inch model and $1200 for 13,3 inch model.


6. HP Envy 14 Spectre

This hot and stylish Ultrabook Laptop from HP stands out with it’s design. It stands out from other laptops because of it’s very solid glass display unlike other premium laptops that mostly have an aluminium back. It has a beautiful 14 inch wide angle and high contrast IPS Display with upto 1600 X 900 resolution, the ultrabook comes with 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M Laptop, Intel HD 3000 Graphics and 4 GB Ram. Like most other Latest Laptops this one too has an option of SSD Storage. The laptop has a great chicklet keyboard and large smooth trackpad. The battery backup of the laptop in real time conditions is close to 5 hr 30 mins which is pretty decent. This beautiful premium product costs around $1400.

7. Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A

Asus was one of the pioneers in launching the ultrabooks but lately they look like they have been left behind in the competition and that is the primary reason that they don’t have much premium laptops to attract the masses. They  have been launching ultrabooks which all look almost similar to the previous laptops from Asus and so looks more like an upgrades. Similarly is the latest entrant Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A. Zenbook Prime has a 11.6 inch IPS Display, and comes with upto Intel® Core™ i7 3517U Processor. It also has a SATA III SSD Storage with an option for either 128 GB or 256 GB. The laptop battery gives a backup of around 5.30 hrs and it weighs around 1.1 kg. Asus Zenbook Prime costs around $1100.

8. HP Folio 13

HP Folio 13 is an extremely sturdy laptop (ultrabook), it has an 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor and 4 GB Ram. It comes with a 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD2 (1366 x 768) BrightView Display (we would have liked it more if it could support a resolution of around 1600 X 900). The ultrabook weighs around 3.3 lb and has a 6 Cell battery which gives around 5.30 Hrs battery backup in real time conditions. The laptop has a Intel HD Graphics 3000 card and costs around very economical $800.

9. Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13 is a premium Dell Laptop, it is extremely portable because of it’s light weight, thin design and great battery backup. XPS 13 is 6 mm thin at it’s thinnest point and around 18 mm thin at it’s thickest point. Dell XPS 13 comes with 13.3 inch HD Display and has Corning Gorilla Glass protection which saves it from scratches or damanges. XPS 13 comes with 2nd gen Intel® Core™ processors and has an option for SSD Storage. The battery is 6 cell and gives backup of around 5 hrs, the only major downside of this laptop is it’s huge price of around $1500.

10. Toshiba Portege Z835

Japanese company Toshiba is known for it’s high quality machines, and Toshiba Portege Z835 is no exception. Toshiba Portege has 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-2467M, comes with 6GB DDR3 ram, Intel HD 3000  Graphics, and has SSD Storage option. Toshiba Portege has a 13.3 inch display and weighs around 3 pounds. The laptop has a lot of ports which even includes an Ethernet port which is missing in most of the latest released laptops. It has a 6 Cell battery which gives a backup of around 6 hrs and the laptop costs around $700.


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