Friday, April 13, 2012

Best Laptops to Buy in 2012

The whole laptop market has been infused with 'fresh blood' after the inclusion of the much touted ultrabooks in its already power packed line up. So, now in the current scenario, we have laptops ranging from machines offering heavy duty gaming to contraptions barely scuttling by some basic software. However, core functionality will always remain relative with the user. And, given this propitious phase for consumers and their choices, we have made out a list of the best laptops you could buy in 2012.

1. HP Envy 14 Spectre

If you want an ultrabook with a really classy look, and some potent resolution to back it up, the 14-inch HP Envy 14 Spectre is the way to go. Infused with an dual core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD, the power train hints at a mid range machine. The resolution is notched up to 1600-by-900-pixel, and complimented by LED-backlit IPS panel. However, the weight is on the heavier side and the battery life is a tad bit less than expected at 6 hours, 29 minutes.
Release date: Q1 2012
Expected Price: $1,399

2. Dell XPS 13

Crafted from aluminium and carbon fiber, the 13.3-inch XPS 13 from Dell insinuates a worthy fusion of robustness and slimness. Exhibiting Corning’s Gorilla Glass for protection and a hardy rubber keyboard, the computer is equally supported by a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128 GB of SSD and USB 3.0. Finally, the performance is yet to be examined, though expected to be of a higher level; since it's a Dell machine we are talking about.
Release date: Q1 2012
Expected Price: $999

3. Apple MacBook Air 15-inch

Up till now, this is mere speculation; however, pundits are already expecting a 15-inch and a 17-inch model line of the exalted MacBook Air. In this regard, Apple will probably make use of Intel's next generation, high efficiency Ivy Bridge processors; though we are a bit short on the other spec details. But one thing is for sure: the newest iteration of this laptop will surely stick to the 'tradition' of being impeccably thin.
Release date: Sometime in 2012
Expected Price: $1,699 or more

4. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Yes, the name may be a tad bit on the ridiculous side, but the machine is anything but frivolous. Exhibiting a double hinged combination of a tablet and laptop, the IdeaPad Yoga will be among the very first devices to run Windows 8. Beyond that, it will be powered by Ivy Bridge processor, and will showcase a whopping ten-finger multi-touch technology.
Release date: Q2/3 2012
Expected Price: $1,199

5. Samsung Series 9

Samsung's entry into the laptop market may not have been a smooth one, but the Korean giant will look to change that with the utterly svelte Series 9. Touted as the thinnest, lightest ultraportable device in the world, the classy contraption does pack a punch with its specs. Infused with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM and 128 GB SSD, the 13-3 inch laptop also scores high with its superbly crafted matt PLS screen at 1600 x 900 resolution.
Release date: Q1 2012
Expected Price: $1,399

6. Asus G75

At last, we have come across a laptop with full fledged gaming credentials. Asus has always been a major player when it comes to boisterous rigs, and this time it's no different with their G75 series. With a power train consisting of an Ivy Bridge processor and Nvidia’s next-generation GeForce ‘Kepler’ gaming-class GPU, the laptop will also exhibit a larger 17.5-inch screen for enhanced user experience. Moreover, a smaller 15.5-inch Asus G55 has also been planned with a lower price tag.
Release date: April 2012
Expected Price: $1,450

7. Acer Aspire One D270

A laptop tailored for enhanced portability and cost effectiveness, the Aspire One D270 from Acer is as compact as it gets. Specifically created as a low end system, the contraption packs it relatively light even on the specs. Its 10.1-inch screen is complimented by an Intel Atom dual core processor and 500 GB of hard drive space. The computer also has some 'frills and thrills' like a multi-gesture touchpad, Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in webcam and microphone for video calling.
Release date: March 2012
Expected Price: $280

8. Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

Easily the most costly laptop in the list, the Razer Blade doesn't hold back its flaunting essence when it comes to performance. Packed with a Core i7 2640M processor, 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory, 256GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Nvidia GeForce GT 555M graphics chip, and lastly its highly touted ‘Switchblade User Interface’, the 17-inch monster is sure to satiate every gamer's wet reverie. And, if you thought these were hardcore; well the machine also has a full HD LED backlit display with 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys and a dual-mode LCD pad.
Release date: Q1 2012
Expected Price: $2800

9. Toshiba's 14-inch Satellite

Coming back to the realm of mid range laptops, Toshiba will now follow in the footsteps of Samsung with their 14-inch Satellite ultrabook. Exhibiting a display quality of 1366 x 766 pixel resolution, the machine will be perhaps be the cheapest in the lot of ultrabooks to be supported by Intel's advanced Ivy Bridge processor. Other than that, the laptop will presumably have a hard drive-SSD combo, SD card slot and the usual fare of three USB ports, Ethernet and HDMI jacks.
Release date: May 2012
Expected Price: $799

10. Lenovo ThinkPad Hybrid X1

This variant of ThinkPad has been named 'Hybrid' for a reason. Looking exactly like its predecessor the ThinkPad X1, this machine comes with a power train of Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Windows 7 and up to 8GB of RAM. However, the significant difference is that its chassis is also infused with a secondary 'tablet-esque' power train consisting of a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage space. This inclusive set up will support a Linux operating system, with is kernel supposedly based on Android.
Release date: Q2 2012
Expected Price: $1,599

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