Now that November has passed and the Christmas holidays are fast approaching, we decided to present to your attention a short article with the best selling laptops for the last month so as to make your holiday shopping much easier. In this publication you will find the Top 7 most popular laptops among our viewers. So, without further ado let’s jump to the machines themselves.
#1 Acer Nitro 5
Our number one is the budget gaming notebook Acer Nitro 5 that can be found several configurations. This bad boy comes with a 7th generation Intel Core processor – Intel Core i5-7300HQ and Intel Core i7-7700HQ, or an AMD FX-9830P CPU. As far as graphics performance is concerned, you can choose between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Ti) or AMD Radeon RX 550. Additionally, the Core configurations come with 8 or 16 GB DDR4 and up to 256 GB SSD + 1TB HDD, while the AMD models – 8GB DDR4 and up to 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD.
Acer Nitro 5 comes with 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display with an IPS matrix. Also notable is the fact that the gaming laptop offers all basic connectivity options – you are presented with a USB Type-C and USB 3.0 (capable of charging external devices when the laptop is off), two usual USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 and RJ-45. The specs sheet is complemented by gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, card reader, Kensington lock slot.
Acer Nitro 5 configurations
#2 ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS
Next on the list is the ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS which sports the quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, which is accompanied by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5) GPU. A truly marvelous combo which is supported by 1TB HDD + 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD of storage space. To make your gaming experience even more delightful, the manufacturer has included a 17.3-inch matte IPS display with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 p). It’s excellent for multimedia purposes and especially gaming due to the presence of G-Sync and 75Hz refresh rate.
This bad boy will also appeal to you because it has a USB-C 3.1 port (Gen 2 with Thunderbolt support). To make matters even more attractive, ASUS has included a big 76Wh battery, which is a must considering the screen size and nature of the panel. We must also mention the fact that all this powerful hardware has been crammed in a construction which is only 30 mm thick, and weighs only 2.9 kg.
ASUS ROG GL702VS configurations
#3 Acer Predator Helios 300
Number 3 here is Acer Predator Helios 300. Like the previous laptop, this one too sports a quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor configured with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5) GPU. As far as storage devices are concerned, here you get a 1TB HDD + 512GB M.2 SATA SSD. Additionally, you are presented with 16GB (2x 8192MB DDR4, 2400MHz) RAM which should be enough for most gaming enthusiasts.
The similarities continue with the 17.3-inch matte IPS display with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 p). Its sRGB coverage is wide providing vivid colors and the maximum brightness is pretty high as well. What’s more, Acer Predator Helios 300 offers good battery life for a 17-inch gaming laptop. Gaming is further facilitated by the comfortable decent devices. As far as mobility goes, its dimensions are nearly identical to those of the ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS, which means that it’s portable for a 17-incher.
Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-51) configurations
#4 Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G
And so we move on to number 4 with Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G. This is probably one of the most intriguing budget machines with a starting price of just $539.99. It can be found with several processors, among which we see the Intel Core i5-6200U, Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i7-6500U, or Intel Core i7-7500U. Graphics-wise, we are looking at a similar situation – Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB GDDR5), or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB GDDR5). Additionally, you get 8GB (1x 8192MB) DDR4-2133 of RAM, and your storage options are a 1TB HDD @5400 rpm + Free M.2 SATA SSD slot.
Display-wise, we are talking about a matte 15.6-inch TN Full HD display (1920×1080 p). Among the other perks of this budget fellow we find a decent touchpad and keyboard, no PWM above 17% brightness, USB-C 3.1 connectivity for ultra-fast data transfer and more. You can check our full review to learn more about this computer.
Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575G) configurations
#5 ASUS VivoBook F510
Number 5 on our list is the ASUS VivoBook F510. One can find it with an Intel Core i7-7500U or Intel Core i5-8250U processors. As far as the graphics cards go, you have two options again – Intel UHD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB GDDR5). Memory-wise, you get 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz. And you can store all your stuff on a 1TB HDD (5400 rpm) and there is also a 2280 PCIe NVMe slot.
Additionally, you can enjoy multimedia content on the 15.6-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 p) which boasts high contrast and lack of PWM for brightness control. Furthermore, there is a nice touchpad and fairly decent keyboard. Last but not least, the device is quite portable for a 15-incher.
ASUS VivoBook 15 (X510) configurations
#6 Dell Inspiron 15 5577 (i5577)
Last but one on the list is Dell Inspiron i5577. It has numerous configurations but we shall touch upon the few more intriguing ones. The most affordable option comes with an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5) GPU. You can purchase this combo for only $968.99 which is quite reasonable. It also comes with a 1000GB HDD and 8GB of RAM. You can also lay your hands on a model with the same graphics card accompanied by Intel Core i7-7700HQ. This particular version has a 1000GB HDD + 128GB SSD for all the things you need to store, and 12GB of RAM to make multitasking easier. The maximum RAM you could get is 32GB, and the biggest storage config is up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD.
In the different configurations you can also find other differences – 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN or a 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS display. Battery-wise, we are talking about a 42Wh, Li-Ion, 3-cell or a 74Wh, 74Wh, 6-cell unit.
Dell Inspiron 15 5577 (i5577) configurations
#7 ASUS ZenBook UX430
And so we come to the end of our list with the ASUS ZenBook UX430. This is an extremely portable device with a 14.0-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display which is fit into a construction typical of 13-inch devices. This stylish fellow impresses with 16 mm of profile thickness and weight of 1.25 kg. As far as storage options are concerned, you can get up to 2000GB SSD, which is more than great. Additionally, smooth multitasking can be ensured by using up to 16GB of RAM.
The stylish and thin aluminum construction incorporates a 50Wh battery – truly commendable. The OS of this bad boy can be Windows 10 Home, Windows 10, or Windows 10 Pro, depending on your needs.
ASUS ZenBook UX430 configurations