Laptops on the Nice List

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By: Rich DeMuro
Dec. 19, 2012

Laptops make great gifts for the holidays but how do you pick the best one for you?

When out shopping it’s important to consider what you’ll be using the laptop for. Features like battery life, bigger screen, and weight can make all the difference.

The Macbook Pro with Retina display is a great option because it’s super thin and has a crystal clear display.

It also offers features never seen before in a Macbook such as an HDMI port, USB 3.0 and a second thunderbolt port. The 13 inch model starts at $1,700.

The Lenovo Yoga let’s you turn the laptop into a tablet with a special hinge.

“Right now we have an opportunity to have the best of both worlds so you can have the productivity of a laptop or an ultrabook with an entertainment aspect of the tablet” said Alex Carvallo.

The the Lenovo Yoga starts at $1,000

Another great convertible laptop is the Dell XPS 12. This 12 inch laptop can also function as a tablet but unlike the Yoga,  you won’t constantly have to press keys when it’s in tablet mode.

The Acer Aspire V5 is also a good option if you’re looking for a less expensive touchscreen computer. It starts at $800.

Starting at just $250 the Samsung Chromebook lets you surf the web, listen to music and watch videos. It runs on the Google Chrome operating system but you’re limited to installing special web apps.


Acer Aspire V5:

Also, I mentioned two websites where you can price comparision shop. Here they are:



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