With an $800 budget in this day and age you can pick up an absolutely fantastic system, in fact the top rated laptops under $700 are incredible enough! The problem is that with so many laptops on the market to choose from, all using slightly different components, it is just as easy to waste money on an overpriced laptop as it is to find yourself a true bargain.
A fail safe way to purchase is to spend hours using advanced filters and reading customer reviews, if the market love it then you will love it! We have done some of the hard work for you, by filtering the highest rated laptops between $700-$800 on Amazon.com and presenting the top two here! Both of these laptops are simply awesome and represent great value for money.
Toshiba Portege R835-P56x 13.3-Inch LED Laptop
First up is this fantastic super light laptop by Toshina, the Portege R835-P56X 13.3 inch LED laptop which is available for the fantastic price of $799.99 on Amazon at time of writing – it normally retails at $929.99! Toshiba are one of the most reliable laptop brands on the market, as proven by various substantial studies, and for that reason we always promote Toshiba laptops as great value for money. It isn’t unusual for a Toshiba to be running like new three or four years after purchasing, with no upgrades!
When shopping in this price range you really need to be looking closely at what processor a laptop comes with, and this laptop happens to come with a Intel Core i5-2410M Processor 2.3 GHz (2.9GHz with Turbo Boost Technology). The 4GB of RAM is plentiful, and can be upgraded to 8GB at low cost should you ever find the need to do so, and the 640GB hard drive is more than sufficient for the needs of most!
Can you beat those specifications for the price? You probably can if buying a 15 inch or 17 inch laptop, for example the Acer AS7741G featured in the article Top Rated Laptops Under $700, but you will be hard pressed to find better performance in an ultraportable laptop such as this, it weighs around 3Ibs! As can be expected when spending this much money in 2011, the display is a 16:9 widescreen HD LED backlit display and this laptop uses Intel HD graphics.
Despite being an ultraportable laptop, the Toshiba Portege R835-P56X can be considered perfect for movie lovers and gamers, it is a true entertainment laptop. If your looking for an all in one system to serve all purposes then this surely has to be a candidate, unless you prefer a larger screen. If you would prefer a large 17 inch laptop, which gamers and movie lovers often do for the true cinema or arcade experience, then take a look at the options in the article Best Multimedia Laptop Under $800.
The only thing that this laptop is missing is a Blu-ray player, but that won’t deter most as HD movies can be downloaded or streamed really easily of course. Other major selling points include speakers which don’t sound tinny and inaudible, a major problem with many laptops, and an integrated HD webcam.
If you happen to own an HDTV then you will really appreciate the ability to stream video from your laptop to your HDTV without the need for any cables whatsoever! Now THAT is smart! To read customer reviews and to see the current price head over to the Amazon listing.