With all the growth in technology and companies racing towards replacing the old hardware components with better and slimmer version, we don’t buy the same slow working laptop for high price anymore. In fact we get a laptop that is 10 times faster and efficient than what we got 5 years back for an average price of $600 to $700. But with a budget of $1000 or less, I will say, we can buy a beast out of it. Let’s see the best laptops released in 2014 that are priced under $1000.
6. Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/B 13.3”
Apple, once again without any extra fancy hardware change, have released its latest MacBook Air. With clock speed of 1.4 GHz, Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) processor, MacBook Air provides a smooth process of almost any data without any problem. Coupled with 4 GB DDR3 RAM and Intel HD Graphics 5000, MacBook provides a splendid Graphics and reduced workload to the CPU. It comes 128 GB flash storage, providing enough storage for official use. Its 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with aluminum finish provides a sleek beautiful design. With only 2.96 pound weight it has a battery life of 12 hours. This thin device ships with pre-installed OS X Mavericks and is available for $940.
5. Lenovo Z710 17.3”
Lenovo have released many outstanding devices and one of them is Z710. This simple, sleek designed machine comes with really great configuration than any other laptop in this list. With only one disadvantage Z710 is in our 5th position. We can very well call Z710 a beast. Running an Intel Core i7-4710MQ (4th Generation) Processor with clock speed 2.5 GHz, Z710 can process any data or bulk of data, with style. To provide muscle to the CPU, Z710 comes with a 16 GB DDR3 RAM, making it powerful enough to handle any kind of toughest usage. The 1 TB Hard Drive & 8 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) provides an ample storage capacity. It’s 17.3-Inch Full HD Widescreen Display, dual JBL -designed speakers with the latest Dolby audio enhancement and a Built-in Blu Ray Drive makes it “The Best for Media experience, including 3D. Also 720p Web Cam, Intelligent Touchpad for Windows 8.1,Backlit AccuType Keyboard are other unique features of Z710. However Z710 has NVIDIA GeForce GT745M 2GB DDR3 graphics card, which brings the Z710’s profile down compared to other rivals, including Lenovo Y50. But as overall this is a master piece. And it ships around for $999 with pre-installed Windows 8.1 OS.
4. HP 17.3″ Envy Touchsmart
This marvel product from HP comes in with a thin and sleek design with a powerful configuration. It has a “17.3” Full HD Bright View LED-backlit Touchscreen Display” with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It is powered by 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor with clock speed of 2.40 GHzwhich can be boosted up to 3.40 GHz. The available memory capacity is 8GB, with Intel HD 4600 Graphics Co- Processor. The storage capacity of 1TB in HDD, provides a smooth experience with an ample storage. It also has a SuperMulti DVD burner,Backlit Keyboard and Beats Audio, providing an outstanding media experience. It also has Windows 8.1 OS pre-installed. This powerful package only cost around $950.
3. MSI GE70 Apache Pro-061 17.3”
This is a powerful creation from MSI. Driven by 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5-4200H this laptop can almost processor anything, from high end games to complex program that requires CPU power. It has an 8 GB DDR5RAM, providing enough memory to process multiple requests at a time, this beast also has a storage capacity of 1TB, that can store ocean of data. GE70 has the best graphics card, which is armed with the state-of-the-art NVIDIA graphics cards based on Maxwell architecture – GTX860 2GB DDR5.It also has camera with 720p quality and comes with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. This magnificent product from MSI cost around $999.
2. ASUS N550JK-DS71T 15.6″ Touchscreen
Asus always releases the most powerful gadget in terms of Laptop and Motherboards. This latest release “N550JK-DS71T” proves it. Asus have given a 15.6” Full HD Touch Screen laptop with a powerful configuration. Run by Intel Core i7-4700HQ Quad Core (4th Generation)with clock speed of 2.4GHz (Turbo 3.4 GHz) and 8GB RAM, makes a perfect heart for this power machine. ASUS have also made space for 1TB hard drive with NVDIAGeForce GT 850M 2GB DDR3 Graphics card. It also has a powerful Web cam with 720p. A variant of this laptop with 16GB RAM and 256GB of SSD is also available. This beast is priced around $1000 depending on the variant.
1. Lenovo Y50 15.6”
One of our most recommended laptop to go for, when with a budget of $1000.Y50 from Lenovo, this piece of machinery is not simple as its name look. It’s the toughest rig for our price. From being the best gaming device to daily usage, this laptop can be used anywhere, for any purpose without having to worry about its capability. This Y50 from Lenovo runs on Intel Core i7-4700HQ (4th generation) processor with a clock speed of 2.4 GHz. With 8 GB DDR3 RAM, it also comes with the NVIDIA graphics cards based on Maxwell architecture – GTX860, with a capacity of 2GB DDR5 for Graphics Processor. This configuration puts Y50 in the comfort zone of all high end requirements of Games and software. Y50 also comes with a storage capacity of 1TB. It also has an external optical drive with Dolby Advanced Audio and JBL speakers, completely engineered for a better media experience. Backlit keyboard, 720p Webcam, and pre-installed Windows 8.1 OS are other features of Y50. This laptop is available around for $1000 depending on the processor.