Just two years ago you would have seriously struggled to find a great laptop with a $600 budget, but times have changed and technology has become cheaper, we firmly believe that you don’t need to spend anymore than $500 – $700 to pick up a fantastic laptop for 2012. Shopping with a $600 budget could see you pick up a fantastic system just so long as you are careful when shopping.
There is no better way to shop for a laptop than to identify the highest rated laptops on the market, and there is no better way to do that than to head over to Amazon where customers can leave honest impartial reviews. To save you time we have done the searches and filters, and found the two laptops which can safely be considered the top rated laptops under $600 at time of writing. You could do a lot worse than to choose either one of these systems, both of which represent fantastic value for money, to see the Amazon listings for either of these laptops simply click on any image!
MSI X370-001US 13.4-Inch X-Slim Laptop
First up we have the awesome MSI X370-001US, an extra slim and extra light laptop which has been widely acclaimed by the consumer, every single Amazon customer has rated this as 4 or 5 stars out of 5, suggestion almost perfect levels of customer satisfaction! It isn’t really a surprise, MSI have established a reputation for providing top quality components at a rock bottom price, partly because they manufacturer a lot of the components themselves! These cost efficiencies are no doubt at least partly passed directly onto the customer.
A powerful AMD Dual-Core processor, 500GB hard drive, 4GB of system memory, and a AMD Radeon HD6310 Discrete-Class Graphic Card, all of which are components of the quality more typically associated with higher end laptops. The major selling point is no doubt the size and weight, a smaller laptop will typically compromise on the power of components to achieve a slim and light profile but that hasn’t happened here! You are also getting full HD capabilities, including a genuine HD widescreen LCD screen.
To be a little more specific about just how small this laptop is, it is less than 1 inch thick and weighs just 3.2 Ibs! The average 15 inch laptop weighs around 6 Ibs, and whilst this is of course a 13 inch system that should put a little perspective on just how portable this laptop is! An HDMI port allows you to connect your laptop to any HDTV to watch movies in cinema quality, whilst it is also worth noting that this laptop also has a fantastic long battery life – it will typically last 5 hours off of one charge! At time of writing you can pick up this beautiful laptop for $579.99 with free shipping, that represents fantastic value for money and you will not be disappointed.
Toshiba Satellite L675-S7113 17.3-Inch LED Laptop
Next up with have something completely different, a big 17.3 inch Toshiba Satellite which will no doubt appeal to those who love watching movies! Toshiba are right up there with the most reliable laptop brands on the market, and that was proven in 2010 in a huge study of warranty claims, so when you buy a Toshiba you can be confident that it will last.
We always subscribe to the idea that if you are in doubt, then simply choose a Toshiba, because they very rarely cause problems and almost always end up being great value for money! At time of writing this fantastic Toshiba Satellite L675-S7113 laptop is available for just $599.99 on Amazon, and whilst prices do fluctuate if you can get it for somewhere in the region of that price then you are getting a real bargain!
The super powerful Intel Core i3-380M processor (2.53 GHz) is a quality component, and when coupled with the Intel HD graphics and 4GB of system memory, you can comfortably play graphically demanding online and offline games with ease. If you are a gamer with a mid-range budget then this laptop is perfectly sufficient for your needs. A generous 500GB hard drive is sufficient for most needs, and every laptop owner should be investing in a back up external hard drive anyway! A built in Blu-ray drive makes it possible to watch movies in stunning 720dp High Definition, or alternatively you can hook it straight up to your HD TV using an HDMI cable.
A built in Blu-ray drive makes it possible to watch movies in stunning 720dp High Definition, or alternatively you can hook it straight up to your HD TV using an HDMI cable.v This laptop is a true multimedia powerhouse, with the Dolby Surround Sound speaker system sealing the deal. As a result we have also featured this fantastic laptop in our selection of the Best Multimedia Laptops Under $600.
The battery life is incredible too, for such a large and powerful system, you can configure your settings to make your battery last as long as 4.5 hours if you wish – that is almost as long as one can expect a netbook battery to last. If we were buying a laptop right now with a $600 budget it would no doubt be this one. Head over to Amazon to see the current price.