Top Laptops for the Productivity-Focused User

Top Laptops for the Productivity-Focused User

When you think of your computer, productivity suites naturally come to mind. Entertainment is fine, but you have practical needs too.

Your options 8 top results, ranging in price from $490 to $827, with accessories.

  • Dell Inspiron 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" 3000 Series Touch from $650;
    ~$740 with accessories

    A cost-efficient laptop built to handle "the usual." An option worth considering, especially if waiting for stuff to load is an acceptable compromise for you, a... Read More about the i3567-3408BLK-PCA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-7130U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 37.85 x 25.91 x 2.36 cm
    Weight: 2.20 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • HP 15

    HP 15" Laptop from $660;
    ~$747 with accessories

    A good laptop for everyday use; it's even powerful enough to do let you experiment with digital creativity without requiring you to invest heavily... Read More about the 15-BS027CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.37 x 2.39 cm
    Weight: 1.91 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Dell Inspiron 5000, 15 Guillaume's pick; 5 times!

    Dell Inspiron 5000, 15" Laptop from $65028% cheaper than usual
    ~$763 with accessories

    A versatile laptop for work, casual browsing and playing music or video while you're busy doing other stuff.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 38.99 x 25.91 x 2.34 cm
    Weight: 2.33 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Asus VivoBook Max 15

    Asus VivoBook Max 15" Laptop from $720;
    ~$805 with accessories

    This laptop has few upgrades over the typical $600 laptop. If you hate waiting for programs to load and want a bit more space to multitask, this is a laptop wor... Read More about the X541UA-SB51-CB

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

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

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 38.10 x 25.15 x 2.79 cm
    Weight: 2.00 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Dell Inspiron 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" 3000 Series Touch from $740;
    ~$827 with accessories

    This laptop is built for cost-efficiency rather than performance but still, it will handle "the usual" rather well and is worth considering for the right price.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power4/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    4/5
    This should run nicely
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-7100U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.91 x 27.48 x 2.36 cm
    Weight: 2.62 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • HP 15

    HP 15" Laptop (non-touch) from $5006%, Best price yet!
    ~$590 with accessories

    Sometimes, all you need is something to handle the basics for the lowest price possible, and this is your situation, this might be the perfect laptop for you... Read More about the 15-bw098ca

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs
    Specs
    Processor: AMD A10-9620P
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 37.99 x 25.37 x 2.38 cm
    Weight: 1.95 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Asus K555LA 15

    Asus K555LA 15" Laptop from $600;
    ~$690 with accessories

    A stylish laptop with enough power to get quite a bit of work done while being small enough to be carried around with relative ease... Read More about the K555LA-Q32-CB

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-4030U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
    Memory: 6.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.10 x 25.40 x 2.30 cm
    Weight: 2.00 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Asus VivoBook Max 15

    Asus VivoBook Max 15" Laptop from $370;
    ~$490 with accessories

    This laptop won't impress, but if you're looking for a computer to handle "the basics," this could be a compelling choice.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    performance in Texts & Numbers

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

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Pentium N4200
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.10 x 25.15 x 2.79 cm
    Weight: 2.00 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 retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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