When you’re ready to upgrade from your old laptop and want something that can handle more than just browsing the web or running Office, there are a lot of good choices available. The best priced laptops 2014 come from brands like Dell, HP, Toshiba and ASUS. They offer a combination of style, quality and performance that should suit a wide range of users.
Asus has long been known for great budget laptops and the Zenbook UX31E-DH72 is no exception. It has a 13.3-inch display, a 1.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and Windows 7 Home Premium. It’s not the latest version of Windows, but it’s still very powerful and has a great price tag for those who don’t need a machine that can handle 3D games or the most demanding apps.
The Dell XPS 12 has always been one of our favorite laptops, and its new Haswell chip and larger battery mean that this machine can now last 9.5 hours on a charge. It’s the perfect companion for a business trip because it packs in plenty of power, has a nice 1080p display and can stand up to all the abuse you can dish out to it.
The Apple MacBook Air has been improved a bit by the new M1 chip and it’s still one of the most beautiful machines you can buy at this price point. But the new Retina display MacBook Pro is a better choice for those who need a serious workstation.