Best Windows Laptops to Get This Christmas

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro wind8apps

If you want your laptop to be different than others, than Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a device for you. This model of Yoga is 14% lighter and 17% thinner than last year’s model, and with its “watchband” design, it will definitely attract a lot of attention. Performances of the Yoga 3 are powerful as always, featuring the new Intel’s Core M processor and great battery life. So if you like to be different, and you have budget bigger than $1,000, you’ll definitely love this device. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is available for a price of around $1,300.

Alienware 17 (2014)

Alienware 17 (2014) wind8apps

The Alienware 17 is now powerful as much as its beautiful. Alienware’s gaming machine has now received some significant hardware upgrades, including a faster and more powerful Intel’s Cor i7 processor, and stunning Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M graphic card. Device’s amazing 1080p display, keyboard with lighting effects, and great audio system make this laptop one of the best gaming laptops out there. The only con of this laptop is the fact that it is a little bit heavy for carrying. But of course, using of this beautiful gaming beast has its price, as the laptop is available for the price starting at $1,499.

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13 wind8appsIf we’re talking about ultrabooks, Dell XPS 13 will be one of the main topics. This device is one of the best designed and fastest ultraportables in the market. XPS 13 is made of the finest materials, with the lid of a sleek aluminum and a nice carbon fiber case. Its bright 1080p display provides a wide range of viewing angles, for an amazing experience. Featuring a Haswell processor and a 128GB SSD, the XPS 13 is powerful enough for any task you give to it. Battery life is also on a satisfying level, withstanding more than 8 hours without charging. The price of Dell XPS 13 is starting at $1,199.

Asus RoG G750JZ

Asus RoG G750JZ wind8appsAsus G750JZ is one of the best Asus’ in-house gaming laptops, and is a mix of an awesome performance and great design. With Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 880M graphics card and Intel’s Core i7 processor, you can smoothly run any game you desire. G750JZ runs very quiet and have a good battery life, which means that you can concentrate on playing your favorite game without worrying about the laptop. Unfortunately, this device is a little bit too expensive, but if you’re willing to pay around $2,000 and $2,500 for a laptop, then it is a great choice.

Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 wind8appsMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 wind8appsMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 offers a bigger and sharper, 2160 x 1440, 12.5-inch display, and is significantly lighter and thinner than the previous model from the series. Surface Pro 3 also features very flexible hinge and a new magnet on the Keyboard Cover, which makes this device very comfortable for using in the lap. Although Microsoft could do a better job with the battery life of the Surface Pro 3, this is still a very quality, premium device. You can get Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for the price of around $1,300.

Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K

Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K wind8appsIf you’re looking for a solid gaming laptop for a little lower price, you definitely should consider Lenovo Y50 Touch 4k. Sleek design and comfortable keyboard will make you feel great while you’re playing games, but below-average battery life will make you pause your game more than you’d like. Lenovo Y50 has an ultrasharp display, but it’s not very bright. Lenovo Y50 Touch 4k is available for the price of $1,199.

HP Stream 11

HP Stream 11 wind8appsHP Stream 11 is just as affordable as any Chromebook, but is capable of doing even more. This laptop is very stylishly designed and features very comfortable keyboard, and has quality DTS speakers. But the screen is relatively dim, touchpad is fincky and battery life is below average. But, when we draw the line, HP Stream 11 offers solid performance for its price and definitely is one of the better budget laptops. You can get HP Stream 11 for the price between $199 and $299.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon wind8apps

Choosing Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon as your ultrabook is a maverlous pices of business. ThinkPad X1 Carbon a high-resolution screen with wide viewing angles and long battery life packed in a slim and very durable lightweight laptop. Besides long battery life, charging time of this laptop is very fast. Unfortunately it has no Ethernet or VGA, and its SSD is slower than other ultrabooks, but this device is an excellent choice, especially for business users. Lenovo ThinkPAd X1 Carbon could be bought for the price less than $1,000.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2014 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2014 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.