Everyone wants to buy the best available laptop in their budget. There are a lot of people with different budgets and different requirements. Some want to use their laptop for work while others want to use it for entertainment such as gaming. Some would like their laptop to be as light as possible while others prefer full keyboard and bigger display screen. Today, we are going to assemble a list of top 10 best laptops under 700 dollars which can be used for gaming and business/home.
$700 is like the median price for a suitable budget for a laptop. We have tried to keep in mind various aspects of these laptops and also the different needs of people with a budget of less than 700 dollars. You must check our earlier list which has laptops for less/around 200 dollars. Usually, buying a laptop is like one time investment, you can’t upgrade all hardware as you like later, not like desktop PC. Therefore, it’s always recommended to select the correct hardware options and specification which can meet your future requirement also.
Review of 10 Best Laptops under 700 Dollars in 2016/2017, Gaming Laptops Too
If any of you is a Lenovo fan and likes the traditional Lenovo keyboard layout and design, Lenovo Z50 is the perfect choice. With a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4510U processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 15.6 inch full HD display and 1TB HDD, this laptop is best for people who want both the performance and an extra storage space in their laptop.
This model also comes in another specifications including 500GB+8GB SSHD and 4GB RAM. The build quality of this laptop is good. The brushed aluminum finishing gives this laptop a premium look. Though it’s a bit heavy but when you look under the hood, the weight factor doesn’t count that much. This would be one of the best laptop under 700 with great hardware specification and built quality.
2) ASUS Zenbook UX305FA
ASUS Zenbook UX305FA is currently the best laptop under $700. There are so many reasons why this laptop is at number 2 spot in our list of top 10 laptops under $700. It doesn’t have high specs like the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 or Toshiba Satellite S55-B5289, but there are a lot of other things that makes it the best laptop to buy in $700.
Let’s talk about the specs first. It has 13.3 inch display with full 1080p resolution, Intel Core M processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB DDR3 RAM and approx 8 hours of battery life. The build is solid and the design is great. If you really love Macbook love Macbook but doesn’t have that much money to spend, then ASUS Zenbook UX305FA is the best replacement for it. Apple released its latest Macbook 12 which is currently the most thinnest and lightest Macbook ever. But, ASUS Zenbook UX305FA is even lighter and thinner than its counterpart. And you get additional USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port which you don’t get with the Macbook Air or Macbook 12. More positive feedback from customers for this product.
One of the best convertible laptop you can get for less than 700 dollars range. It powered with Intel i5 processor speed of 2.2 GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM and 500GB hard disk. The convertible and touch screen option make this laptop as tablet whenever you like. Another reason to buy this laptop is that unlike other laptops in similar price range, this laptop has good looks. An added benefit of having this laptop is its touch screen display.
It’s specifications include 15.6 inch touchscreen display with 1366 x 768 resolution. It’s a new model launched by Asus under 700$ which has good reviews (5 out of 5) from the customers.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 is another 2-in-1 laptop which is great for those people who like to have a compact laptop with smaller display. The 11.6 inch Yoga 2 features a Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and have approx 6 hours of battery life. The 2-in-1 is in the sense that you can fold the screen to 360 degrees to make it look like a tablet.
It’s having pretty decent feedback from customers (4 out of 5). It’s mostly suitable for school/college students and business users because its having only 4GB RAM and 128GB storage (SSD). The portability, HD touch screen and 360 degree flip and fold design make this laptop more ideal for the people who are on the move all the time.
HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k112nr Ultrabook has one of the most sharpest screen due to its high resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. The display is so sharp and crisp that everything you do makes you feel like you are doing it in real life. Such high resolution spread across 14 inches is bound to give you excellent display. On the specs side, HP Envy has a Core i5 4200U processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD and has an approx battery life of about 6 hours.
The touchscreen make this laptop more useful for the users. This laptop is best suggested for people who want to watch movies or want more workspace for their work on a 14 inch screen because with such high resolution, everything can fit in that screen.
Slightly on the higher side of price, it’s not under 700$, but worth mentioning here. You will be getting i7 2.5GHz processor for the extra money you pay for this laptop. Toshiba Satellite S55-B5289 is the only laptop in this list that cost around $700 and has a Core i7-4710Q processor.
This laptop is a real powerhouse. It also got the fastest RAM configuration with 8GB DDR3 RAM with memory clock of 1600MHz. This laptop is the deal for the people who want to run graphics simulation or video editing tools. And with a 1TB hard drive, it gives you plenty of room to store whatever you want. This laptop can be treated as one of the best gaming laptop under 700 dollars to buy in year 2015.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 has a little higher price than what we are actually targeting in this article but there is a reason for it. This laptop has the most latest specs in terms of processor and memory configuration. It has a 5th generation Core i7-5500U processor, 8GB DDR3L RAM, 1TB hard drive, 15.6 inch screen with 1080p resolution and a backlit keyboard. All these features with just $126 above the base price of $700 that we have set makes this laptop an ideal choice for people who can arrange some extra money.
As you aware changing the 4th generation processor to 5th generation processor is not possible in a laptop. Therefore, make a decision wisely and do the one time purchase worth. By the time you read this article, the price of the laptop might have come down. If you buy this laptop, there is no need to change laptop in the next 3 to 4 years as this will perform exceptionally well under any kind of load.
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a hybrid laptop and can address the needs of people looking for a tablet and a laptop. It’s a 12.5 inch 2-in-1 detachable touchscreen laptop with powerful specs. It features a full HD screen with 1920×1080 resolution, Intel Core M 2.0 GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD and approx 8 hours of battery life. The original price of $699 lowered to $480 selling price. It is worth mentioning here as one of the best laptop under 700 dollars.
This laptop is best for people who don’t want to spend separately for a Windows tablet and new Windows laptop as this one does the job for both. And with such decent specs, don’t expect it to be slow while performing various tasks. The battery life of approx 8 hours and 3.2 pounds weight will suite for the people who want more portability.
If you are a gamer, then this the best laptop under 700 dollars for gaming. It’s just around $700, you get the latest generation Nvidia processor on display and 4th generation Intel processor. It’s specifications include Core i5 4210U, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GT840M 2GB dedicated graphics and an approx 7 hours of battery life. If you want to play games like Call of Duty, GTA V with decent level of graphics quality, choose Acer Aspire. If you can live by playing games like The Witcher 3, Battlefield 4 on medium to low settings, this laptop is best for you.
Its having decent customer feedback (4 out of 5) and excellent comments about the performance of the laptop. As you aware, Acer make good and high specific laptops for less price compared to other laptop manufacturers. This is one of the laptop you can certainly consider to purchase for less than 700 dollars.
Another super build quality laptop from Lenovo for under 700 with great hardware specification. The Lenovo Flex 2 model is available in three configuration to purchase. Core i5 with 128GB SSD, Core i7 with 128GB SSD and i7 with 256GB SSD models are available for sale online. You can select the model which suites your budget and hardware specs expectation. As of now, the i5 and i7 processors with 128 GB SSD storage are available somewhere around 700 dollars.
The starting price of the laptop is under 700$ with Intel Core i5 1.7GHz, 8 GB DDR3 RAM and 128 SSD storage. It’s a 14 inch touch screen which is more cool for this price and configuration. Lenovo claims that the battery life can stay up to 7 hours – which is not bad for a powerful laptop with 14 in touch screen. The DDR3, SSD storage and i5 or i7 processors will make this computer very fast and smooth, we are sure it can handle any type of processor/RAM hungry programs on your Windows 8.1 or even upgraded Windows 10.
We hope our latest list of best 10 laptops under 700 that can be used for gaming or business/home use even for video editing will be useful for you. This list had been updated on August 2015, so the prices of the laptops may vary when you visit the selling page of particular laptop. We have selected above best models which can hold Windows 8.1 and latest Windows 10 after reviewing the each laptop specifications and customer feedbacks.