This Shoppers Guide to Buy New Laptop can help you make that next laptop purchase. If you are looking to play games, stream movies, or stay connected while traveling, the latest laptops balance portability with the performance and power you need. Start your search for your next laptop with this overview of the important features that you need to consider.
How will you be using the new laptop?
Light using: Surf the web, paying bills, email or social networking, organizing and sharing photos.
Average Using: Storing and streaming of music and videos, tasks like Microsoft Office use and creation of documents.
Demanding Using: Multitasking with multiple window tabs and programs, professional graphics and photo video editing along with video production.
Does the laptop look and feel right?
You can learn a lot about a laptop by handling it. The hinges and clasps should feel sturdy enough to withstand everyday use. You will need to test the lid and body, typically made from plastics or aluminums to make sure they are adequately rigid and lightweight. Making sure the keyboard spacing and depth allow for comfortable typing. Trackpad and mouse buttons should allow you to solidly click, scroll and zoom without skipping. Additionally, if you depend on 10 keys for your data entry, make sure the laptop machine you select has a numeric keypad. If you do not have the opportunity to check it out in person, check the product pages and recent buyers’ reviews for their comments related to look, feel and built quality.
Shop by Operating Systems
Operating system is the heart of the laptop. The operating system manages all the software, hardware, files, memory and other connected devices. It will let you interact with your laptop and your programs in a visual way without having to know a lot of technical coding.
Look at these Windows Operating Gaming Laptop:
ASUS – ROG Mothership 2-in-1 17.3″ Gaming Laptop
ASUS ROG Mothership Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop: Level up swiftly with this two-in-one ASUS ROG Mothership gaming laptop. The Intel Core i9 processor and 64GB RAM deliver high performance and responsiveness, while the 1.5TB SSD offers lightning-fast boot-ups and massive storage space for your media files and projects. This 17.3-inch ASUS ROG Mothership gaming laptop has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card for lifelike visuals. Can Buy Directly from BestBuy.com.
Razer – Blade Studio Edition 15.6″ 4K Ultra HD Gaming Laptop
Razer Blade Laptop: Complete creative projects with this ultra-thin Razer Blade 15 laptop. The 14-inch 4K touchscreen offers sharp visuals and precise control, while the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Studio Edition graphics card handles 3-D rendering and other demanding design work. This lightweight Razer Blade 15 laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB of RAM for prompt performance, and the 1TB SSD combines ample storage space with fast data access speeds. Buy Directly from BestBuy.com.
Microsoft – Surface Book 3
Performance meets versatility. Meet the laptop that can handle your biggest demands. The most powerful Surface laptop yet combines speed, graphics, and immersive gaming with the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio. Tackle your biggest demands with quad-core powered 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, blazing graphics, and high-resolution PixelSense™ Display designed for Surface Pen* and touch. Pre-Order Now Through BestBuy.com.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – Platinum with Alcantara
2 used from $1,089.00
- Clean, elegant design — thin and light, starting at just 2.79 pounds, Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry
- Choose from rich tone-on-tone color combinations: new Sandstone, plus Matte Black, Cobalt Blue, and Platinum
- Improved speed and performance to do what you want, with the latest processors – Surface Laptop 3 is up to two times faster than Surface Laptop 2
- More ways to connect, with USB-C and USB-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging
- All-day power on the go, with up to 11.5 hours of battery life, Plus standby time when you’re away. Go from empty to a full battery with fast charging- up to 80% in about 1 hour
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB)
$2,140.00 in stock
11 used from $1,260.99
- Microsoft Surface Book 2 Features a 8th generation Intel Quad Core i7 Processor, 256 GB of storage, 16 GB RAM, and up to 17 hours of video playback
- Enhanced Graphics performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
- The fastest Surface Book yet, with 4x more power
- Vibrant PixelSense Display: Now available with a new 15" touchscreen
- Four versatile modes of use and new USB C port; Contrast ratio: 1600:1
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Platinum
$989.99 in stock
3 used from $739.00
- Clean, elegant design — thin and light, starting at just 2.76 pounds, Surface Laptop 2 fits easily in your bag
- Choose from rich tone on tone color combinations: Platinum, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue
- Improved speed and performance to do what you want, with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor
- All day battery life, with up to 14.5 hours of video playback
- Vibrant 13.5" PixelSense Display with interactive touchscreen and razor sharp resolution
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - 13.5"
6 used from $625.00
- Windows 10Built for Windows Ink; 7th Gen Intel® Core i5-7300U processor; 13.5" display; 8GB memory; 128GB solid-state drive; facial recognition; backlit keyboard; Bluetooth; DVD/CD drive not included
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15 Inch 1TB i7 16GB RAM Bundle (1.9GHz i7 Up to 4.2GHz, 3240 x 2160 Resolution, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060)
2 used from $2,100.00
- 1.9GHz 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core (Up to 4.2GHz)
- 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD Storage, Detachable Screen, 17 Hour Battery Life
- 15 Inch (3240 x 2160 Resolution) Touchscreen Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU (6GB GDDR5)
- SDXC Media Card Slot, USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, 802.11ac Wi-F,| Bluetooth 4.1,Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
- Included in Surface Book 2 15 Inch 1TB Bundle: Microsoft Surface Pen Platinum, USB Type-C to HDMI / VGA / DVI Adapter
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) – Platinum (VDV-00001)
$779.58 in stock
2 used from $799.99
- Next-gen, best-in-class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally
- Faster than Surface Pro 6, with a 10th Gen Intel Core Processor – redefining what’s possible in a thin and light computer. Wireless : Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible. Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
- More ways to connect, with both USB-C and USB-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging
- Standout design that won’t weigh you down — ultra-slim and light Surface Pro 7 starts at just 1.70 pounds.Aspect ratio: 3:2
- All-day battery life upto 10.5 hours, plus the ability to go from empty to full faster — about 80% in just over an hour
Microsoft 1661 Dock Station for Mobile - Dock Stations for Mobile Phone Surface Cover, Tablet, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 Surface Book, Black
$214.89 in stock
6 used from $175.28
- All the ports you need - with two high-definition video ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, four high-speed USB 3.0 ports and an audio output
- Lightning fast with minimalist design - surface dock uses surface connect technology which enables high-speed transfer of video, audio and data over a single cable keeping your desk clutter-free
- Easy setup - surface dock is quick and easy to set up, connect your peripherals to surface dock and then attach the magnetic surface connect cable to your device
- Compatible with Microsoft Surface Pro 3/Pro 4/Surface Book/Surface Book 2 and the Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Dock (Pd9-00003),Black
$189.70 in stock
12 used from $175.95
- Compatibility: Surface go, surface laptop, surface laptop 2, surface pro, surface pro 3, surface pro 4,surface pro 6, surface book, surface book 2
- 2x Mini display ports, 1x Gigabit Ethernet port
- 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1x audio out port
- Magnetic surface connect cable. Transform your surface into a desktop PC by plugging in your dock with the surface connect cable
- High speed data transferring
Microsoft Surface Dock (Compatible with Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book)
- 2x Mini Display Ports, 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
- 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1x Audio out port
- Magnetic Surface Connect Cable
- High-Speed Data Transfering
- Compatible With Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book (128GB / 8GB RAM) Intel Core i5 Computer - Silver (Renewed)
- This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day , and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on
- 13. 5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display (3000 x 2000) resolution
- Windows 10 Pro operating system
- Incredibly mobile at 3. 48 pounds (1576 grams)
- Surface Pen included.