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Laptops for the Casual Worker

Laptops are the kings of versatility. Fully-featured to handle the same tasks as full-sized computers and yet small enough to carry around.

To achieve this, several compromises had to be made. You usually get less for your money with a laptop but if you need to work out of the house, a laptop is your best bet.

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HP x360 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14C-CA0030CA)

HP x360 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14C-CA0030CA)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced under $1000

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power23th percentile
Storage Space21th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy90th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Android, Chrome OS

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

128 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$601.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced under $1000

If you need a laptop to handle simple homework efficiently without breaking the bank, this model could be the answer.

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Casual Worker
  • Audio Editor

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck43th percentile
Versatility54th percentile
Power30th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability85th percentile
Battery Autonomy82th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i3-1115G4

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$353.
Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-DS59-CA)

Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-DS59-CA)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced under $1000

This convenient laptop is powerful enough to handle demanding homework as well as other everyday tasks. It manages to be affordable while including al

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck39th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power41th percentile
Storage Space33th percentile
Portability66th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$601. You could save 19% right now.
HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced under $1000

Despite its humble price tag, this laptop makes a compelling option to handle homework and other everyday tasks.

Thanks to detailed documentation,

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck34th percentile
Versatility82th percentile
Power30th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability57th percentile
Battery Autonomy54th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i3-1115G4

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$525.
Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced under $1000

If you're interested in reducing the environmental impact of your digital activities but cannot afford some of the pricier options, this laptop might

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck28th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power36th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability74th percentile
Battery Autonomy49th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1155G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$525.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0038ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0038ca)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $1000

This cost-efficient laptop could be a compelling option for everyday tasks and entertainment. It's not the most powerful PC out there, but it has a qu

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck26th percentile
Versatility31th percentile
Power25th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Battery Autonomy13th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$435.
AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced under $1000

This large laptop is a compelling computer if you need a computer at home but do not have room to dedicate to a PC. As one of the larger laptops out t

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck21th percentile
Versatility70th percentile
Power31th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability49th percentile
Battery Autonomy10th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$601.
Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced under $1000

This Chromebook has a larger screen, helping readability without compromising ease of transportation too much.

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck13th percentile
Versatility97th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability75th percentile
Battery Autonomy64th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

Screen

14", 1366×786(1366 × 786, 1.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$277. You could save 46% right now.
Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced under $1000

Chromebooks excel as easy-to-carry travel companions for those of us who need to remain connected on the go, and this model is no exception. A USB-C d

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck11th percentile
Versatility95th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability93th percentile
Battery Autonomy54th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Linux, Android, Chrome OS

Screen

12", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for US$210.
Asus C523NA 15-inch Chromebook (C523NA-BB02-CB)

Asus C523NA 15-inch Chromebook (C523NA-BB02-CB)

ranked #11 among Laptops priced under $1000

With an unusually large screen for a Chromebook, this model trades some of its portability to give the user additional room to work. If you find readi

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck5th percentile
Versatility64th percentile
Power3th percentile
Storage Space18th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy59th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Android, Chrome OS

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N3350

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 505

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$225.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GA503QE-BH92-CB)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GA503QE-BH92-CB)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $1000

This laptop does a decent job both as a gaming PC and as a mobile workstation. The omission of a webcam is becoming more common for gaming laptops, an

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck89th percentile
Versatility87th percentile
Power64th percentile
Storage Space90th percentile
Portability59th percentile
Battery Autonomy97th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 2560×1440(QHD, 3.7MP), FreeSync, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$1,127.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 15-inch Business Laptop (20YG003DUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 15-inch Business Laptop (20YG003DUS)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced over $1000

This business-grade laptop is a natural fit for anyone with an appetite for productivity thanks to its powerful specs and speedy storage.

Thanks to

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck70th percentile
Versatility46th percentile
Power51th percentile
Storage Space33th percentile
Portability70th percentile
Battery Autonomy72th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

GPU

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$774.
Gigabyte AORUS 17-inch Gaming Laptop (AORUS 17 XE4-73US514)

Gigabyte AORUS 17-inch Gaming Laptop (AORUS 17 XE4-73US514)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced over $1000

This laptop packs some serious horsepower, promising rich interactive experiences in demanding video games as well as video and graphical creations so

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Gamer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck69th percentile
Versatility30th percentile
Power93th percentile
Storage Space90th percentile
Portability43th percentile
Battery Autonomy5th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-12700H

GPU

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 Ti, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$2,179. You could save 23% right now.
Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $1000

If you need a portable PC capable of handling games and other graphically intensive tasks, this laptop could well be worth a look. It's a bit lighter

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck66th percentile
Versatility72th percentile
Power67th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability56th percentile
Battery Autonomy77th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-11370H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$1,202. You could save 6% right now.
Asus ROG Strix 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QY-DH99-CA)

Asus ROG Strix 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QY-DH99-CA)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced over $1000

If you need a gaming rig you can take out on the road, this could be a compelling solution. With fast storage and memory and a built-in gaming monitor

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck64th percentile
Versatility48th percentile
Power85th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability39th percentile
Battery Autonomy77th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), FreeSync, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU

Acer Radeon RX 6800M, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$1,503.
MSI GE76 Raider 17-inch Gaming Laptop (GE76 12UGS-268CA)

MSI GE76 Raider 17-inch Gaming Laptop (GE76 12UGS-268CA)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced over $1000

This powerful PC would be a bit cumbersome to carry around on a regular basis, but if you can't dedicate a spot for your gaming PC, this format works

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Gamer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck56th percentile
Versatility21th percentile
Power87th percentile
Storage Space90th percentile
Portability36th percentile
Battery Autonomy8th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-12700H

GPU

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 Ti, 8 GB

Memory

32 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$1,803.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced over $1000

If you've been looking for a cost-effective gaming PC, this laptop has a bit more graphical horsepower which will go a long way to make more games pla

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Gamer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck49th percentile
Versatility85th percentile
Power59th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability46th percentile
Battery Autonomy18th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$977.
MSI Stealth GS66 12UHS-216CA 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GS66 12UHS216CA)

MSI Stealth GS66 12UHS-216CA 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GS66 12UHS216CA)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced over $1000

If you need a gaming PC you can take on the road with you and can afford to iron out most compromises, this could be the laptop you need.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck41th percentile
Versatility7th percentile
Power100th percentile
Storage Space90th percentile
Portability54th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Pro Edition

Screen

15", 3840×2160(4K, UHD, 8.3MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i9-12900H

GPU

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Ti, 16 GB

Memory

32 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$3,006.
Asus TUF Gaming F15 15-inch Laptop (FX506LH-SS51-CB)

Asus TUF Gaming F15 15-inch Laptop (FX506LH-SS51-CB)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced over $1000

This laptop incorporates significantly more graphical horsepower than your run-of-the-mill PC without specializing all the way. As a result, you gain

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Gamer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck36th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power49th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability48th percentile
Battery Autonomy26th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-10300H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$638.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

ranked #10 among Laptops priced over $1000

With an evident focus on the needs of businesses, this laptop might not have the most exciting look, but it is proven tech in a sturdy, easy-to-mainta

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck31th percentile
Versatility41th percentile
Power41th percentile
Storage Space33th percentile
Portability70th percentile
Battery Autonomy79th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for US$751.