It’s the season of giving all over again! One of the biggest joys of Christmas is buying presents for our loved ones. As computers have become an integral part of our lives, we’re sure there are some of you planning to get your kid/friend/cousin a new laptop for the upcoming year.
As the choice is so rich, it might be a problem for you to pick up the best possible laptop. That’s where we come in, with our short list of the best Windows 10 laptops to get for Christmas 2016. The list is versatile, as it should contain someone of everyone’s taste and budget.
So, without any further ado, check out our list, and start making plans for the perfect gift for these holidays.
What are the best Windows 10 laptops to get this Christmas?
- 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display
- AMD Ryzen 3 3200U and Vega 3 Graphics
- 4GB DDR4 and 128GB SSD
- Backlit Keyboard
- Not very good for gaming
The Acer Aspire 5 Slim is one of the best values for money you can find on the market. This mid-range laptop is a combination of strong performance and ultra-portability. It sports an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, all packed in 14.31 x 9.74 x 0.71 inches.
The Aspire 5 Slim comes with a 15.6-inch and 1920 x 1080 IPS display. About battery life, it can last for 7.5 hours, which is pretty solid for its price range.
All in all, the Acer Aspire 5 Slim is a great student or travel laptop. It weighs just 3.9 pounds, which makes it suitable for any kind of activity. So, if you have a kid in school or a family member that travels a lot, considering this laptop as a holiday gift is a great idea.
- 4GB DDR4 RAM and 64GB eMMC
- Intel HD Graphics
- Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core processor
- 1 year Office 365, webcam
- Not for gaming
This is a very good priced laptop, perfect as a Christmas present. It doesn’t come with a gaming configuration but it does offer a 1 year Office 365 subscription which makes it great for a student.
The system is powered by a Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core processor an 4 GB of RAM. It’s enough to run the most important applications. It comes with an Intel HD Graphics GPU and it will do just great will most apps and videos but it won’t be up for intensive gaming.
- AMD A6-9220e processor 1.6GHz
- 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC Flash Memory
- 14-inch AMD Radeon R4 graphincs
- Microsoft Office 365
- Windows 10 Home
- Can be pretty slow
If you want do perform a good deed for a kid, the 2020 Lenovo IdeaPad can be a great gift for him or her. It comes with Windows 10 Home preinstalled and 4 GB of RAM.
A small problem can be the 64 GB of storage that can be considered small for nowadays but the 14-inch display and the AMD Radeon R4 graphics makes up for it. It also comes with a sleek and slim design that is also a plus.
- 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
- 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
- 128 GB SSD
- Only 13.3 inches display
The Dell XPS 13 is a beast for its price range. This line of laptops, especially the 2016 model is a winner of various awards by trusted online and offline media. And for a good reason. Dell took the last year’s model, and improved all of its main characteristics, in order to make an ultimate choice for buyers this year.
The Dell XPS 13 features the latest 7th-generation Intel Core CPUs (Kaby Lake), 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The new version has improved WiFi performance, and excellent battery life.
Display of this device is also amazing. The Infinity display has almost no bezels around, which allowed Intel to pack the 13-inch screen into a chassis characteristic for 11-inch displays.
Of course, the Dell XPS 13 has its share of cons, like a weirdly placed webcam, but if we take into account all of its positive sides, this definitely shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.
- 11.6-inch touch-screen
- Intel 7th Generation Core i5-7Y54
- 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD
- 360° flip-and-fold design
- Pretty expensive
Now, a little something for all you budget savers. The Lenovo Yoga 710 (11-inch) is a solid convertible, for those who don’t ask for too much, but still want a solid device for the upcoming year. This device is a great mix of solid performance and endurance, because of its exceptional battery life.
Being a 2-in-1 convertible, Yoga 710 is suitable for just about any use. It feels equally comfortable in both laptop and tablet modes. The Yoga 710 doesn’t have the greatest screen in the category, but it still manages to produce about 66 percent of the sRGB spectrum on a 1920×1080 display.
When it comes to specs, the Lenovo Yoga 710 sports the 6th Generation Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor, 4GB or RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Once again, not the greatest configuration on the market, but still pretty good for its price range.
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Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. If you’re interested in other gift ideas, check out our wide collection of guides.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2017 and was revamped and updated in December 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.