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 9 top results, ranging in price from $653 to $970, with accessories.

  • Dell Inspiron 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" 3000 Series Touch from $550;
    ~$690 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 Price4.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

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

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    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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  • Asus VivoBook X441UA 14

    Asus VivoBook X441UA 14" Laptop from $53012% cheaper than usual
    ~$666 with accessories

    If you want to be able to do a little more than handling Word and Excel documents, this laptop has a bit of extra oomph to explore creative activities.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    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: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 34.80 x 24.28 x 2.76 cm
    Weight: 1.75 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • HP 15

    HP 15" Laptop from $60015%, Best price yet!
    ~$690 with accessories

    This laptop's designed to be relatively versatile for a modest cost. It's a solid choice for productivity and going online as long as you usually only handle on... Read More about the 15-DA0008CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

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

    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 i5-8250U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 37.60 x 24.60 x 2.25 cm
    Weight: 1.77 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Dell Inspiron 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" Laptop from $58028%, Best price yet!
    ~$970 with accessories

    Cost-effective but equipped with a powerful processor and a crisp and roomy screen, this laptop is a good fit for productivity and multitasking.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    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 i5-8250U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.80 x 2.27 cm
    Weight: 2.20 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • HP 15

    HP 15" Laptop from $670;
    ~$760 with accessories

    This laptop offers a little extra but remains a cost-effective product. It's worth considering if you need a computer to handle a bit more than the basics.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

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

    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: AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
    Graphics: AMD Radeon 530 Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 37.60 x 24.60 x 2.25 cm
    Weight: 1.77 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • HP 15

    HP 15" Laptop from $690;
    ~$823 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 Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1/5

    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 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" 3000 Series Touch from $50022% cheaper than usual
    ~$653 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 Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power4/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

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

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

    4.5/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

    4.5/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    4.5/5
    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 14

    HP 14" Laptop from $68016% cheaper than usual
    ~$827 with accessories

    A budget-conscious laptop for productivity and everyday tasks.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    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 i5-8250U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 32.40 x 22.59 x 1.99 cm
    Weight: 1.43 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. ×
  • HP Pavilion 15

    HP Pavilion 15" Touchscreen Laptop from $63010%, Best price yet!
    ~$713 with accessories

    A practical laptop for productivity and enjoying the web, access to Emails, Social Media, Videos and Music... Read More about the 15-CD067CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

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

    by All Smart Devices standards

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

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    performance in Microsoft Word 2016

    3.5/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2016

    3.5/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

    3.5/5
    Meets recommended specs
    Specs
    Processor: AMD A12-9720P
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 37.80 x 25.21 x 2.25 cm
    Weight: 2.12 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. ×

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