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 $590 to $872, with accessories.

  • Dell Inspiron 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" 3000 Series Touch from $500;
    ~$590 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
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    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

    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 $630;
    ~$745 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
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

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

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    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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  • HP 15

    HP 15" Laptop from $5205%, Best price yet!
    ~$780 with accessories

    A laptop for run-of-the-mill productivity, it's a cost-efficient solution for homework and online entertainment.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

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

    by All Smart Devices standards

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

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    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 25.38 x 2.38 cm
    Weight: 1.95 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Dell Inspiron 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" 3000 Series Touch from $700;
    ~$872 with accessories

    Well-suited for homework, Email, social media and streaming media, this laptop includes cost-cutting features without sacrificing its ability to get work done.

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    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: 2 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 26.01 x 2.38 cm
    Weight: 2.25 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • HP 15 Guillaume's pick; 11 times!

    HP 15" Laptop from $50019%, Best price yet!
    ~$590 with accessories

    This is a versatile laptop covering the everyday scenarios in a cost-efficient manner. Not a bad pick if "nothing fancy" generally describes your time at the co... Read More about the 15-BS017CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    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
    Power1.5/5
    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 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 i3-6006U
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.38 x 2.38 cm
    Weight: 1.95 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. ×
  • Asus VivoBook X441UA 14

    Asus VivoBook X441UA 14" Laptop from $630;
    ~$735 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 Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    AutonomyN/A

    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: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 34.80 x 24.28 x 2.76 cm
    Weight: 1.75 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. ×
  • Dell Inspiron 15

    Dell Inspiron 15" 3000 Series Touch from $55022% cheaper than usual
    ~$637 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 Price3.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    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 Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    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

    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 Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • Asus VivoBook Max 15 Guillaume's pick; 11 times!

    Asus VivoBook Max 15" Laptop from $770;
    ~$855 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
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability1/5
    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

    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. ×
  • HP Pavilion 15

    HP Pavilion 15" Touchscreen Laptop from $700;
    ~$825 with accessories

    A laptop to get work done on a budget, it's nothing fancy, but it's a practical solution and is capable of handling serious productivity tasks, browsing the web... Read More about the 15-CD007CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price1/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    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: AMD A12-9700P
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 37.80 x 25.20 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 retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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