There are so many laptops on the market these days that making the right buying decision can be a difficult task, unfortunately there are as many laptops that represent poor value for money as there are which represent good value for money. So how do you separate the top quality great value laptops from the dated expensive competition? The most fail safe way is to simply determine which laptops have the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and the best way to find those is to use Amazon and use advanced filters to find laptops with a well above average customer rating.
We have done all the hard work for you and on this page we introduce you to the two top rated laptops under $700 in 2012! The results, as can be expected, are fantastic. In order to qualify for selection a laptop had to have at least fifteen customer reviews, cost between $600 and $700 and not be a netbook! If your preferred budget is actually less than this amount then head over to our articled dedicated to the Top Rated Laptops Under $600!
Acer AS7741G-6426 17.3-Inch Laptop
At the top of the pile is this awesome Acer AS7741G, a large 17.3 Inch laptop with an almost perfect five star Amazon rating across over 50 customer reviews! This all round laptop is simply phenomenal for the price, at time of writing it is available for well below $700! It’s normal sale is price is $799.99, and we couldn’t find it anywhere else online for less than $700. This machine is simply a beast.
The ASS741G has everything, perhaps most crucially it contains a super powerful and valuable 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-480M dual-core processor, a superb chip and far superior to the processors that one can expect to be found in a laptop in this price range. Using a processor such as that can open a lot of doors, and Acer have taken advantage of that opportunity to produce a laptop which is not only the perfect all-in-one entertainment system but also capable of playing even the most graphically demanding of online and offline games.
A genuine 16:9 widescreen 720p high definition LED backlit screen projects crystal clear images, making websites look incredible, and allowing you to watch HD movies and video. A huge 640 GB SATA hard drive will provide plenty of space for your movie and music collections, whilst the 4GB of system memory won’t require an upgrade any time soon. When it does, it can be extended all the way up to 8GB at little or no cost.
Gamers will be grateful for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550M graphics chip, which with 1 GB of DDR3 graphics memory will enable comfortable use of even the most demanding applications and with support for DirectX 11 it will easily handle the latest 3D games. The one thing that this laptop doesn’t have is a Blu-ray player, but be prepared to extend your budget if you want a laptop like this AND a Blu-ray player!
The thing which really seals the deal is the high quality of the stereo speakers, often laptop speakers are tiny and barely audible, but not these babies, no laptop is a multimedia laptop if you need to plug it into external speakers! It is also worth pointing out that this laptop has an integrated 1.3 megapixel HD webcam, so not only can you use that awesome HD display for cinema quality visuals but also for the most realistic Skype sessions of your life! It will feel like you are sitting in the same room as your distant relatives or globe trotting friends! In conclusion a simply fantastic system, the customer is never wrong and they have decided that this laptop is the best, for more information and to read the incredible customer reviews head over to Amazon.
Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830T-6642 14-Inch Laptop
Next up with have another fantastic laptop, with very similar specifications to the ASUS system featured above! This is the Acer Aspire TimelineX AS5830T, the TimelineX range has proven highly popular and with this system currently costing just $699.99 with free shipping on Amazon it really is no surprise because that represents fantastic value for money. It uses an i5 just like the ASUS, the Intel® Core i5-2410M Processor to be precise, which isn’t quite as powerful as the i5-480M but the different will not be noticeable.
A perfectly sufficient 4GB of RAM, and a generous 640GB hard drive, both the match of the ASUS system featured. Just like this ASUS this has a genuine HD display, but a 1366 x 768 display rather than full HD. We won’t write too much about this Acer Aspire laptop because it is clear that the Acer AS7741G is a superior system, if you are happy with a 17.3 inch screen. This laptop is smaller and significantly lighter, at 14 inches, so if you prefer a light ultraportable system then this has been considered the best around for your money. If you prefer a large screen for the gaming and movies, then go for the full HD and slightly better processor of the ASUS!
Awesome features include an integrated HD webcam, a USB 3.0 slot to accompany the two USB 2.0 slots, and Dolby® Advanced Home Theater® v4 Audio Enhancement. The major selling point for this laptop, when compared with the direct competition, is its portability. At just 4.88Ibs you won’t find many lighter unless you are happy to buy a netbook!
A near perfect average customer rating of 4.5/5 show just how great this laptop is for the money, and you won’t regret buying it. For us it looks like a clear choice between 14 Inch v 17 Inch, the ball is in your court! To read the customer reviews, read more about the specifications, or to buy, head over to Amazon.