Which of these laptops? $800 budget

jabroni

Distinguished
Aug 23, 2011
3
0
18,510
0
So, my friend needs a new laptop and she wants me to pick one out fot her cuz she knows nothing about buying one. It must come from Best Buy as she has $400 in gift cards to there. Max budget is $800.

Computer will be mostly for school and home use.

Here's what I have picked out so far:

Asus]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+14.1+VivoBook+Ultrabook+-+4GB+RAM+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+%26+24GB+Solid+State+Drive+-+Black/1305041699.p?id=mp1305041699&skuId=1305041699&sellerId=15329835]Asus VivoBook 14.1 $704[/URL]

Asus 15.6" Ultrabook $659

HP Envy 15.6" Laptop $700

HP Envy 14" Touchscreen Ultrabook w/ Turbo Boost $750

HP Envy 14" Touchscreen Ultrabook w/o Turbo Boost $700

Was wondering what you all thought of these, or if you had any other suggestions.
 

jthill909

Honorable
Nov 6, 2012
8
0
10,510
0
I personally like the two Asus models you listed. Both come with an SSD for the OS and both have a decent list of specs that will be more than enough for just home and office type use. I would probably go with Vivobook, just because it's 1.5" smaller. Big laptop/ultrabooks are a pain. I would just look for a small ultrabook. Anyone should fit your friends needs.
 

rshillshooter81

Distinguished
Aug 25, 2011
2
0
18,510
0
Well, this would be easier to help if you were to ask her if she preferred a touch screen or a regular mouse and keyboard.

I would think the user experience on the ASUS would be better being that it has 24GB of SSD....

However, I think comparing a touchscreen to a regular laptop is like comparing a kiwi to an apple.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
D Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 2
A Laptop Tech Support 8
S Laptop Tech Support 1
K Laptop Tech Support 2
K Laptop Tech Support 3
H Laptop Tech Support 1
P Laptop Tech Support 3
R Laptop Tech Support 2
M Laptop Tech Support 4
V Laptop Tech Support 3
T Laptop Tech Support 1
G Laptop Tech Support 1
N Laptop Tech Support 3
A Laptop Tech Support 1
Z Laptop Tech Support 7
L Laptop Tech Support 2
Selby9409 Laptop Tech Support 5

ASK THE COMMUNITY