Despite the hype surrounding tablet PCs, serious bloggers and business travellers still rely heavily on their notebooks to get things done. Many would have you believe that you need to spend top dollar for a fast, capable laptop that’s lightweight and ultra-portable. That’s simply not true any more. Below you’ll find a few of the best laptop deals for bloggers and business people on the market today.
If you’re looking for a larger screen than most netbooks and ultra-portables usually deliver but don’t want to pay extra for it, this Asus is for you. Featuring a 15.6″ display, the versatile AMD E-350 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, and a 500 GB hard drive, this model delivers more bang for your buck than than most laptops in its class.
Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454
Though they don’t get nearly as much respect as they deserve, Acer puts out a great product at a discount to nearly ever other manufacturer without sacrificing quality. This Acer Aspire One has an AMD C Series processor, Radeon HD Graphics, 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250 GB hard drive, and a 11.6″ display. Weighing a mere 3.2 pounds, it’s one of the lightest budget laptops you can find. Basically, it’s a netbook with more horsepower.
Toshiba Portege R705-P35
Sporting a peppy little Core i3 CPU, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, integrated Intel HD Graphics, and a 500 GB HDD, the Toshiba Portege is a great mid-range laptop at an even better price. The 13.3″ display gives you enough screen real estate to work on without making the laptop overly bulky and awkward. Toshiba is tied with Asus as the most reliable laptop maker in the word, so you can be fairly confident that this notebook will go the distance.
For the money, it’s hard to find a more powerful laptop than the G570. With an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an impressive 750 GB hard drive, and a 15.6″ screen, it’s a lot of laptop for not a lot of money. The only drawback is that it’s not quite as streamlined as some of the other models mentioned here. But with that kind of muscle under the hood, most people are willing to make the compromise.
HP Pavilion dm1z
In the ultra-portable category, we’ve got the svelte Pavilion dm1z. Featuring an 11.6″ screen, AMD E-350 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB hard drive, it doesn’t sacrifice general computing performance for space. Weighing a mere 3.52 pounds, it’s the perfect tool for bloggers who often find themselves working from remote locations where portability is a must and space is limited.
Ultimately, the laptop you decide on is a matter of personal taste. Your own preferences will factor heavily into the decision, as many would rather sacrifice power for weight and vice versa. The brief list above should be more than enough evidence to convince you that there are plenty of terrific notebooks available that won’t break the bank. You just have to know where to look to find them.