Top Laptops for the Media Consumer

Top Laptops for the Media Consumer

You spend most of your time with technology enjoying videos, music, eBooks, news articles and social media.

Your options 6 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$238 to US$720, with accessories.

  • #2, Laptops ($525 - $825)
    Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop

    Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop from US$560;
    ~$720 with accessories

    This Laptop is an excellent solution for cost-effective productivity. And while it's not the most powerful or most versatile out there, it makes a compelling op... Read More about the ni155000t_5019pe

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-1115G4
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 128.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 35.61 x 23.45 x 1.79 cm
    Weight: 1.714 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #1, Laptops (under $525)
    Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook

    Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook from US$300;
    ~$388 with accessories

    This versatile Chromebook offers a great experience for the price and is a compelling option if you can`t quite decide between getting a netbook or a tablet and... Read More about the CP311-3H-K9K9

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy5/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: MediaTek MT8183
    Graphics: ARM Mali-G72
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.00 x 20.60 x 1.88 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #2, Laptops (under $525)
    Asus Chromebook C204MA 11-inch Chromebook

    Asus Chromebook C204MA 11-inch Chromebook from US$180;
    ~$238 with accessories

    This Chromebook offers a cost-efficient way to stay connected away from your desk if you need a full-featured web browser and a built-in keyboard.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    1/5
    Meets minimal requirements

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    3.5/5
    Meets recommended specs
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N4000
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.20 x 19.90 x 2.01 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Staples site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #4, Laptops ($525 - $825)
    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop

    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop from US$430;
    ~$550 with accessories

    This laptop was designed with cost-reduction in mind and is still well-suited to everyday tasks like homework and going online for communication, learning and e... Read More about the ni153593_s419pe

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.80 x 2.27 cm
    Weight: 2.020 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #6, Laptops ($525 - $825)
    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop

    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop from US$480;
    ~$620 with accessories

    This cost-efficient laptop is fast-booting and well-suited to everyday tasks like homework and online connectivity. Its large screen features a lower level of d... Read More about the ni153593_s409pze

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 128.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.80 x 2.27 cm
    Weight: 2.020 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #7, Laptops ($525 - $825)
    Asus Chromebook Flip C434

    Asus Chromebook Flip C434 from US$44015% cheaper than usual
    ~$570 with accessories

    Chromebooks can be quite versatile, but the most affordable models can come a little short for more advanced users. By investing more in a model like this one... Read More about the C434TA-DSM4T

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power4/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core m3-8100Y
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 32.10 x 20.20 x 1.57 cm
    Weight: 1.450 kg

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