We are almost in the middle of the year 2014, and yet, there are lots of top laptops 2014 that are suitable for the top laptop of the year title. Below you will find important information and pluses regarding every single laptop you are interested in.
The trend this year is that the top laptops of 2014 are going to be more … business class rather than gaming. This is an interesting fact that according to some specialists the best laptops 2014 had to be gaming devices. However, if you are eager to find more about the best laptops of 2014 from HP, Apple, Samsung, Asus, Acer,Toshiba, Lenovo, Dell & Sony then keep reading!
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart comes with 15” Touchscreen and a great keyboard. The display is also really nice – 1080p – it is really great when it comes to working ot watching videos. The system runs really smoothly thanks to the optimized performance. The battery life, however, is not one of the best. The price of this laptop is 1200 USD.
HP Envy TouchSmart 15
The price of HP Envy TouchSmart 15 is 990$ – it is a high end machine and having in mind its price – it is really affordable. One of its great features is its measures – 29.9 mm thickness and it weights only 2.56kg. It comes with Quad-Core Intel processor, 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, 2GB Nvidia Graphics.
HP Sleekbook Range (6-1126sa)
Now this is what we call one of the top laptops of 2014. In case you are looking for a new device – HP is definitely the one for you. The keyboard is really responsive and it also has great battery life. It comes with a really nice look and decent specifications. Now the best part is its price – only 780$ – isn’t that really affordable for such device?
HPPavilion Touchsmart 15
This is definitely a great bargain for the money you are going to pay. HP’s pavilion is one of the heaviest devices (2.1kg) but there is a solid reason for this – you can replace your desktop with it because it is really great. Keep in mind that it doesn’t get DVD drive with it, so it might be considered as a problem.
HP Chromebook 11
The HP Chromebook is for those persons who are looking for something different. After all you will have a Chrome OS which is something really innovative and intuitive for all those people who enjoy browsing the internet.
HP Envy dv6-7218nr 15.6-Inch Laptop
The HP Envy has lots of cool gadgets such as SimplePass which will allow you to access online accounts just by making a few swipes on the screen. It also comes with integrated Beats Audio technology, HP CoolSensewhich will cool down your device in cases of overheating.
Acer Aspire E1
It will be a really hard for you to find a better device for this price. Acer Aspire E1 comes with 15.6” LED display and resolution of 1366×768, which is a bit smaller, but it will definitely meet the needs of the everyday users.
Acer C7 Chromebook
Now this laptop is really interesting and worthy of mentioning. Chrome OS is not as good and versatile as Windows 8 but the price of this device is really amazing – less than 200£. It has a really nice battery and 320GB HDD, instead of 16GB SSD. This should be enough to store all your data. The battery life, however, is not that great, but this doesn’t mean the device is not really nice.
Acer Aspire V3-772G
Another great offer! As a matter of fact if you enjoy big screens, the 17.3” Acer will definitely do the job for you. It has nice chassis, quad-core processor, 2GB nVidia GeForce GT750M graphics and even more nice features.
Chromebooks are really sleek, fast and small. The good thing about those devices is the long battery life and the Chrome OS which is really nice. The local hard drive is 32GB but if you don’t think that this is enough you can purchase 100GB version.
Acer Aspire V3-571G-6407 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
The 15.6” high-definition widescreen CineCrystal LED backlit display will allow every user to enjoy any kind of media – its resolution is 720p and its aspect ratio is 16:9. It also has HDMI output and it will allow you to connect any kind of external monitor as long as it has HDMI port.
Dell XPS 12
Dell’s engineers have managed to do something really great with this model. The carbon-fiber XPS 12 looks really great and has some really nice specs. It is a high-powered laptops and it has metal covers. The aluminum keyboard looks really great but the price is a bit steep – 1000£ – however, it is worth every penny.
Dell Inspiron i15R-1632sLV 15-Inch Laptop (Silver)
This Dell features great WiFi connection, Skype, 6 hours of battery life and great-integrated webcam, so you can stay connected with your friends and family no matter of your location. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and 750GB of hard drive. Plus, it also has 1.4a HDMI so you can connect your TV or external monitor.
Dell Inspiron 15 i15N-1900BK 15.6-Inch Laptop
It’s another product from Dell with 15.6” high-definition widescreen display and HDMI port which will allow you to watch videos on external monitors and TV. There are also lots of great functionalities and technologies such as Dell Stage technology.
Dell Inspiron i15R-1633sLV 15.6-Inch Laptop
Dell Inspiron has great wireless functionalities and nice high-definition webcam, 6 hours of battery life, Skype and second generation intel core processor which will allow you to take lots of functionalities and take care of your work.
Apple MacBook Pro 13” with Retina Display
Another one of Apple’s great laptops! This one is more configurable and has better storage than what the Air can offer. It also features USB 3.0 ports. Some of the creative gaming enthusiasts will find the price of 1200 USD a great investment, knowing you are getting Apple for this price. Even though Apple’s laptops are a bit expensive there is a solid reason for this. They work really fine, so you can be sure that you will be able to meet all of your everyday routines. It also comes with great Retina display and large SSD. The hardware is powerful – as a whole it is a really nice choice.
15’ Macbook Pro with Retina Display
The 15’ MacBook Pro with retina display is incredible device. It is almost 30% thinner and 20% lighter than the old model and this is just the beginning. Mac will boost their device even more. As for the hardware – it is always as qualitative as it used to be.
Apple 13-inch Macbook Air £949
It is no secret that Apple’s macbook air is one of the slimmest and probably latest laptops around. This laptop, however, has something really amazing – 18:30 hours of battery life. It is true that it is not as powerful as some of the previously mentioned laptops, but it looks really stunning while the keyboard is one of the most responsive devices along with the touchpad.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
If you are looking for a really nice resolution, then this is the right laptop for you. Most of its competitors feature 1920×1080 resolution, but even Apple’s retina display can’t compete with Samsung’s Ativ Book 9 Plus because it comes with the amazing 3200×1800 display. All this combined with a great build quality makes the device one of best laptops of 2014.
It features 8GB of RAM and you will also get i7 processor. Plus the battery life is said to last as much as 10 hours which is more than Apple’s MacBook Pro and Air. So this is why you should consider the idea of getting such device.
Samsung ATIV Book 7 (Samsung Series 7 Ultra)
13” premium quality laptop – this is what Samsung ATIV Book 7 is. It comes with AMD Radeon HD8500M graphics and 1.8GHZ Intel Core i5 processor. The laptop also comes with Windows 8 Pro. Compared to some of its competitors the price is cheaper but this doesn’t mean that the device is not good.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite
If you think that the previous model we’ve mentioned is a bit more than you need, then Ativ Book 9 Lite is the right model for you. It is available in many variations including touchscreen (600£) or without touchscreen (500£). The device itself is really stylish and has nice specs – 13.3” 1366×768 resolution, 1GHz AMD A6 processor and 4GB RAM.
Samsung Series 7 Ultra NP740U3E
This device form Samsung comes with 13.3” display and it is high end laptop with Windows 8 – its resolution is 1920x1080p. It also has a really nice graphics featuring 1GB AMD Radeon. It is really great, especially for people who enjoy playing first person shooters.
Samsung Series 7 Chronos 780Z5E
Another device from Samsung! This time the screen is a bit bigger – 15.6” with 1920×1080 resolution. The price, on the other hand, is £1199 but it is still quite affordable having in mind all the great features that this device will offer you.
This is the answer you have been seeking for in case you need powerful and large laptop that will handle all of your processes. It has everything you might need – fast processor, good graphics, enough RAM, and all this at reasonable price. It is not game-dedicated laptop but it will do the job in a really good way.
At £1,300, the Asus G750JX we looked at doesn’t exactly come cheap, but then experienced PC gamers will know that gaming performance – especially the portable variety – never has. It offers really impressive gaming performance, and gets most of the basics right, including excellent sound, and strong keyboard and touchpad input. It only really stumbles on a screen that’s okay rather than outstanding, and a heavy, bulky form factor, but it’s much better value than the Alienware alternatives.
ASUS F55A-AH91 15.6-Inch Laptop
Another affordable laptop packed up with great technologies such as IceCool and Palm Proof technology. If you are looking for a modern device and you don’t want to spend a small fortune on it, then this is probably the best device you can go for.
ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop
This Asus includes Windows 8, 500 GB hard drive, 2 USB 2.0 ports and one 3.0 and it weighs only 2.9 pounds. It will give you efficient and modern design. Plus it has multi-touch functionality, so you might want to give it a try.
Asus Transformer Book T100
You can get this laptop for 350£ – this is something really affordable because you will get a unique laptop for this price. The processor is fast and the screen looks really nice. You should be satisfied with the overall performance.
Another notebook from Asus, the model is V550 and it has 15.6”. Overall, it is really nice device because it has i3 processor, 6GB RAM while its price is really low – only 500£. So if you think you need a new device, ASUS V550 might be the right one for you.
Asus N56VJ-DH71 15.6-Inch Full-HD 1080P Laptop
This model is the ultimate multimedia notebook and it is gaining popularity really fast. Lots of customers enjoy it and there are lots of reasons for this. First of all, it comes with 15.6” LCD screen, 1TB hard drive, really light-weight body and great design. This is definitely one of the top laptops of 2014.
ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14-Inch Touch Ultrabook
The Asus VivoBook will bring everything to your hands. It has LED backlit high-definition screen and it also features multi-touch functionality. The aspect ratio is 16:9, which is more than enough to meet your requirements. Not only that the body is really great but the features this laptop offers are really great.
Asus Transformer Book T100TA
The laptop will definitely exceed your expectations, especially when you have in mind that it costs only 350£. It comes with Atom processor, really nice IPS display and battery that can last up to 12 hours. This is definitely some of the best laptops 2014. Plus it has touch screen.
Asus V550CA- CJ106H
Another perfect example for machine that is great on both sides – of course, it is completely normal if we have some areas in this machine which are not that good, having in mind the price which is only 750USD. However, if you give it a try you will see that the device will meet most of your requirements without any problems.
Asus Transformer Book T100
Asus’s transformer book T100 is something like a tablet with a docking keyboard – this is definitely the future! The new version features Windows 8.1 while the old one was with Android. It comes with Intel’s quad-core Atom and it is really fast. It even has a slight gaming power – the device is really good and you should give it a try.
If you are looking for a device that will help you mix business and pleasure, then you will have a bad time! However, Lenovo managed to find the right formula and it is called ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It weighs only 1.36 kg and will meet all of your everyday routines.
This laptop is for business folks, who enjoy the usage of nice specs and great features. This device comes with 14” 1600×900 matt TN display. However, its performance might not be as good as most ultrabooks, but it will definitely do the job just fine. The price, on the other hand is a bit steep – 1000£.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch
Lenovo has once again proven that they know how to make great laptops. It is an upgraded version of the old model Lenovo X1 Carbon. This time the company added touch screen and replaced the Windows 7 Professional version to Windows 8 thanks to which you can experience the great new features of Windows 8. The machine will impress you with its great performance. The price, however, is 2139 USD but it is definitely good price for all its features and performance.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Flex 14 is relatively cheap for its specifications – it comes with i5 4th generation, and lots of battery life. However, some people don’t like its design and features and think it is a drawback but it is actually quite good device and we are more than sure that there are people who will enjoy using it.
Another entry level laptop from Lenovo, G500 is a really nice laptops that comes with great parameters of a perfectly budget device. So if you are not a pretentious type of person and you are looking for a device that will just do the work for you – you can go for Lenovo G500 for 500£.
Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Touch
Yet another of Lenovo’s great models which is really successful on the markets and is known as one of the top laptops 2014! It features really nice hard drive, great dedicated graphics card and nice processor. You will get all this for the minimum price of 700 USD which is quite affordable.
Now this is a laptop that will definitely surprise you because of one main reason – its price! It is only 272 USD – interesting, right? This is probably one of the most efficiently configured devices with such price, so if you don’t feel like spending lots of money, why don’t you try Lenovo’s G505?
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
This is a great device, again by Lenovo. The ultrabook is from the Yoga family and the ability to convert from laptop to tablet and vice versa. The hardware is really nice – it comes with Haswell CPU and high resolution DPI touchscreen.
Sony Vaio Pro 3
Sony Vaio Pro 3 is something different. It features 13” screen and it is the lightest ultrabook in the world. The resolution is 1920×1080 and it looks as good as MacBook Air. It also has a comfortable backlit keyboard and lots of connectivity features.
Sony VAIO Fit 15
Looking for customizable laptop? Sony Vaio Fit 15 is the right answer. It offers a great range of hardware specifications that you can choose from, including dual-core intel i7 processor, great graphics, plenty of RAM and many other specifications.
Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5340 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black Trax)
It is no surprise that Toshiba are among top 10th among the best seller Computer Accessories and laptops. This device comes with multi-touch control function so you can pinch zoom and scroll via gestures.
Toshiba Satellite C55
This is probably one of the most powerful laptops that you can get on affordable price of only £500. Toshiba’s Satellite C55 comes with dual-core 2.5GHz i5 CPU and it can go as high as 3.1 GHz. It also has 4GB RAM!
Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1N0
It is really rare to find powerful and reliable system for less than £500 but Toshiba proved this wrong. This time you don’t have to settle for sluggish and old components in case you don’t feel like spending lots of money. The integrated graphics is good and the processor is really speedy.
More to Check Out
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
If you remember the predecessor of this model you will know that it was really successful. However, the new model has come with some really great specs. It is 10.8” tablet that hasn’t changed a lot but its body remains really nice – it weight is really light. But the addition of the new kickstand makes it really great.
Chillblast Fusion Defiant Mini
This is one really great 13” gaming system that features powerful quad-core i7 processor and 2GB nVidia GeForce GTX765M video card. Even though it has a relatively small screen, it is really comfortable when it comes to gaming while the price is really low for its specs.
You don’t have to settle for any ugly plastic box! In case you are looking for something more stylish, MSI’s offer is GE60 model. It is a really great gaming laptop – it features 8GB of RAM, Haswell quad-core processor and nVidia GeForce GTX 2GB graphics chip.
Scan 3XS Graphite LG115
This laptop is more or less the same as MSI’s GE60. However, the difference here comes with the price – it is £200 cheaper, and the best part is it delivers almost the identical performance. The bad side is you will not get the build quality of the MSI’s chassis, but if you don’t care that much how your laptop looks, this is definitely one of the top laptops of 2014.