Best laptops in the $600-$700 range

IceTruckKILLA

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What are some of the best laptops/notebooks for around $600 no more than $700, not for gaming...and no bigger than 15 inches
 

jaguarskx

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Difficult to answer since it depends on what you want to do with it.

If you want something portable and is actually a good and less expensive competitor to a Surface Pro 4, then consider the following Acer Switch Alpha 12 for $650 (currently on sale from Costco for $650). It comes with a Core i5-6200u, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. It comes with a keyboard (which has backlight) and the digital pen which is normally sold separately. While it is less expensive than Surface Pro 4, it also has a somewhat shorter battery life which generally ranges between 5 to 6 hours based on the all written and video reviews I have read and watched. The Surface Pro 4 generally gets around 6 to 7 hours.

It is worth considering if you would like to have something that is small, light and can be used as a tablet. The digital pen allows you to take notes. I am considering purchasing it because with OneNote (free to download) you can use it to record lectures & meetings while writing notes.

http://www.costco.com/Acer-Switch-Alpha-12-Touchscreen-2-in-1-Laptop-Bundle---Intel-Core-i5.product.100296439.html

Here's a review:

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/Acer-Switch-Alpha-12.htm


You can read some (18) user reviews from Amazon for the Core i3-6100u version.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F1Z7DEE/ref=pd_sbs_147_1?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01F1Z7DEE&pd_rd_r=Y5J5XBDMJ5QKDNWPPG3N&pd_rd_w=inzyg&pd_rd_wg=2qG6F&refRID=Y5J5XBDMJ5QKDNWPPG3N&th=1



Similar to most convertibles with a detachable keyboard this device cannot be upgraded since the unit is sealed. The only way to expand "internal" storage is by using the SD card slot which supports up to a 128GB SD card.
 

IceTruckKILLA

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mostly homework, nothing really demanding...but i am looking for something light weight with a decent battery life...thx