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Published On: Sun, Sep 9th, 2012

Top 5 desktop Replacement Laptops

When it comes to desktop replacement laptops, these machines should have a discrete high graphics card. Apart from that, these notebooks should also have a full HD screen and the speaker systems should be better than standard. These speakers often come with a sub-woofer. In other words, these laptops should be good in multimedia. Here are the first best desktop replacement laptops in the market right now. They are in alphabetical order.

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display :

Pros – High resolution display makes text and images look beautiful and clear. Has powerful components inside all packed in light weight chassis includes USB 3.0 and HDMI ports.

Cons – This laptop is expensive and there is no optical drive, FireWire, or Ethernet. Also, this laptop isn’t as travel friendly as an Ultrabook or MacBook Air.

Verdict – Apple is out with a new MacBook Pro and it comes with a Retina screen now. The design is quite similar to MacBook Air and this one is the best laptop that Apple has made to date.

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

HP Pavilion dv6 (2012) :

Pros – HP Pavilion dv6 features an excellent matte full HD screen and the performance has increased significantly as compared to previous generation product. The collection of ports too is good.

Cons – This laptop is bulky and heavy and the build quality too could have been a bit better.

Verdict – Highlight of HP Pavilion dv6 is the full HD screen. But the manufacturer should have worked on the build quality.

HP Pavilion dv6

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 :

Pros – This is a great desktop replacement laptop with excellent multimedia and gaming capablities. The port selection is good enough too. There is Blu-ray player inside for watching 1080p movies. Display is fantastic and so are the speakers.  Wi-Di too is onboard.

Cons – Lots of bloatware. This laptop is bulky and battery life is poor.

Verdict – Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is a great notebook with exceptional multimedia and gaming capabilities. The best things about this laptop are 1080p screen, full size keyboard, and Blu-ray optical drive.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

Samsung Series 7 Chronos :

Pros – Samsung Series 7 Chronos comes with thin display bezel and the metal chassis is attractive and sleek. The battery life here is impressive considering that this is a desktop replacement laptop and there is a lot of processor power.

Cons – The multi touch click pad isn’t as responsive as the Apple MacBook Pro and this laptop doesn’t full HD display or Blu-ray drive.

Verdict – This laptop is the closest that any product can get to the Apple MacBook Pro with respect to specs, design, and power. The battery life too is nearly the same but this laptop is less expensive as compared to the Apple 15 inch MacBook Pro.

Samsung Series 7 Chronos

Toshiba Qosmio X870 :

Pros – This laptop comes with 3D capable, full HD display and hardware for gaming. Also, this laptop is a bit light as compared to other desktop replacement laptops in this size range.

Cons – 3D feature reduces the performance and hence you need to keep it switched off for getting the best out of this laptop. There is no option for SSD upgrade, battery life could have been better.

Verdict – This is flagship gaming laptop from Toshiba and it has high end, latest hardware inside. However, the manufacturer should have put in an SSD too. Switching on 3D will reduce the performance significantly.

Toshiba Qosmio X870

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