HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook (Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) with Windows 10

Why would anyone buy a Surface Pro (any of them) over something like Lenovo Yoga 700 or 900 series?

Posted on: July 10, 2017 by Michiganders

I agree with your comparison. It’s why so many people continue to buy the Macbook Pro even though it’s double the price of very similar windows options like the HP Envy 13.

Realistically, anyone could get by with the cheaper HP Envy 13 (or the Lenovo 720). But the premium products exist for those with more disposable money who are fine paying a much higher price for brand name, better build quality, and reliability.

The Surface will have a display that is worlds better, better pen support and palm rejection, better speakers, screen brightness, keyboard, etc. But a lot of these advantages will be pretty minor improvements, and there’s not really any one benefit that makes it immensely worth the upgrade to the Surface Pro.

Also note, with the Surface Pro – you must buy the keyboard and pen separately ($150 and $100 extra respectively). I personally find this to be one of the most ridiculous decisions by Microsoft, but I’m sure they’ve done research behind it and determined it to be more profitable for them.

Overall, if you have a Best Buy near you I would suggest going and checking out both models since they should have them both in stock. Use them for a bit and decide which appeals to you more.

Budget programming laptop

Posted on: June 24, 2017 by LonerIM2

Do you mean this one?

Upcoming College Student, USA, <$600

Posted on: June 21, 2017 by Michiganders

My best recommendation would be the Acer Swift 3 for just under $600. It comes with a kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 128gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It’s also a 14” so it’s a bit smaller than your current Acer, and it weighs just 3.3 lbs. It also has a long 10 hour advertised battery life, a 1080p IPS display and a mostly aluminum build.

Other than that, most of your options are pretty mediocre unless you move your budget a bit closer to the $700 range for something like the HP Envy 13.

For more suggestions, or a more detailed list of what options are on the market, check out my guide here.

Incoming College Freshman looking for an ultraportable gaming laptop, with a budget of $3000 (current ideas inside)

Posted on: June 21, 2017 by Orangematz

The problem with the Razer Blade Stealth is that it has a dual-core i7. So if you planned on playing intensive games and brand new titles, you may be limited in that area.

Personally I would highly suggest going with a desktop; in fact you could even get a small form factor desktop (see /r/buildapc, they can help you with that) for a reasonable price and then have something to take around with you (like this).

If you instead prefer just to have a laptop setup, you could check out the Gigabyte Aero 15.

US First Year College Student in search of Laptop, under $700

Posted on: June 20, 2017 by Michiganders

I would suggest looking into the HP Envy 13 for $680 though. The HP Envy comes with a Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It would work just fine for schoolwork and I would expect no problems in terms of power usage throughout your schooling. It also has a 1080p IPS display, a 14 hour advertised battery life, and high portability at 2.9 lbs.

There is no optical drive, but most laptops now-a-days do not come with optical drives. I would highly suggest buying an external USB optical drive if it is really necessary.

Looking for a laptop or a pad for work

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Michiganders

An alternative to the Asus Zenbook mentioned by Haeges would be the HP Envy 13 for $680. I think it’s a slightly better option for you because it has a bit of a longer battery that is guaranteed to last you all day. It weighs slightly more at 2.9 lbs, but the extra weight is worth it for a slightly better build quality and battery. Other than that the specs are identical.

If you want a bit better value and you’re fine with a 15.6”, maybe look into something like the Acer E15 on the low end. It would still work fine for your needs with a kaby lake i3 processor, 4gb of ram, 1TB HDD and a 1080p display. Higher up you could look at the ASUS P254 for $500 if you want a bit better build quality and better specs. Also look at the Asus F5556UA for $550 if you don’t need as much storage and would prefer the faster speeds of an SSD.

Portable and Utilitarian Laptop for political organizer!

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Michiganders

For an option slightly more in your price range maybe look into the HP Envy 13 for $680. It’s a pretty solid laptop that is lightweight, has a great battery life, and good specs. It comes with a kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It has a 1080p IPS display, weighs 2.9 lbs and has a 14 hr advertised battery life. It’s build quality is also pretty solid right now.

For more suggestions to get a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can look at my comprehensive list of recommendations here.

USA 14" Laptop with Iris igpu, ~$800 USD.

Posted on: June 15, 2017 by LonerIM2

I agree with our mod, this gets my vote too great value for money.

USA 14" Laptop with Iris igpu, ~$800 USD.

Posted on: June 15, 2017 by Orangematz

If you are doing very light gaming/2D indie games, honestly, Intel HD would be fine, you do not really need Iris graphics. Those are hard to find or up the price by a lot most of times.

How about this?

around $600 for great battery, versatility & backlit keyboard for everyday use

Posted on: June 12, 2017 by sniper344

Another great option for you in this category is the **HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook 13inch** with just 3.31lbs traveling with it will be so easy and it comes with a back lit keyboard. It has an intel i5-7200u processor with 256 ssd storage. Nice Full HD (1920×1080) IPS eDP BrightView WLED-backlit, also 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college, general usage) Updated

Posted on: June 5, 2017 by wildmans

https://www.amazon.com/HP-13-ab016nr-Notebook-i5-7200U-Windows/dp/B01LZKY7RB/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1483406795&sr=1-1&keywords=hp+envy+13

Best laptop for college?

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by Michiganders

Maybe look for something a bit smaller if you’re going to be carrying it around, as a 15.6” is not quite as portable.

If you want to budget maybe look into something like the HP Envy 13 for $620 which would likely work just fine. It has good enough specs, is lightweight and has a very long battery. It comes with a new kaby lake processor, has 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. You likely will not run too demanding of programs as a physics major other than compilers and heavy excel use.

If you want something a bit more premium with higher build quality, maybe look into the Dell XPS 13. It can also be found with a touchscreen display (although at a price of a shorter battery and a higher price tag). It has similar specs to the HP envy.

If you do want a bit more power you’re probably going to have to go for a higher price range or look at a 14” or 15” laptop. For more suggestions to get a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can look at my comprehensive list of recommendations here.

Computer Science student for uni, under 800, 13+

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by Michiganders

If you want to save a little bit I may suggest looking into the HP Envy 13 for $620. It has good value for its price with solid specs, a long battery life and weighs just 2.9 lbs. It comes with a kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD. It has intel HD 620 graphics which will work great for LoL and CS:GO but will be mediocre for Overwatch and only play at 50+ FPS on near lowest settings. It also has a 13 hour advertised battery.

For a bit more gaming potential, maybe look into the Lenovo Ideapad 710S for $800. It has similar specs with a high power mobile skylake i7 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and iris 540 graphics. The iris 540 graphics are a decent amount more powerful than the HD 620 in the HP envy, and will be able to play all 3 games well. It will have a much shorter battery life though (advertised at up to 8 hours).

To get great gaming performance you’re going to have to look into a 15” though.
For more suggestions to get a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can look at my comprehensive list of recommendations here.

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college and general usage).

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by LonerIM2

u/BackyardVeggieWars are you referring to this envy ?? if yes then I would recommend that over the other HP since you will only be using it for college and only light gaming.

Looking for a laptop Under $1000 with SSD and a really solid build

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by Michiganders

If you want something a bit more portable, I would highly suggest looking into the HP Envy 13 for $620. It is a pretty well built and solid machine with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It also comes with a 1080p IPS display, a 14 hour advertised battery life, and it weighs in at 2.9 lbs.

For something a bit bigger maybe look into the Acer Swift 5 or the Acer Swift 3.

None of these options have great gaming capabilities though. They will work fine for light games or some moderate games on low settings, but nothing too demanding. For more suggestions to get a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can look at my comprehensive list of recommendations here.

[US] 1080p $600-800 laptop for Computer Science major

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by Michiganders

If you want something a bit more portable, I would highly suggest looking into the HP Envy 13 for $620. It is a pretty well built and solid machine with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It also comes with a 1080p IPS display, a 14 hour advertised battery life, and it weighs in at 2.9 lbs.

Otherwise maybe look into the Acer E15 for $580 which is a bit larger with similar specs and a good battery life. It also comes with a kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD. It has a more powerful gpu with a GTX 940MX. It’s display is a 1080p TN panel, it weighs in at 5.3 lbs and it has a 12 hour advertised battery life.

For more suggestions to get a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can look at my comprehensive list of recommendations here.

Pls halp (small, portable, $600 range.)

Posted on: May 21, 2017 by edit1754

Another option: https://www.amazon.com/HP-13-ab016nr-Notebook-i5-7200U-Windows/dp/B01LZKY7RB

Differences:

– Glossy screen instead of matte
– Slightly smaller
– I *think* the screen has higher brightness and better color saturation but I’m not sure

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college, general usage) Updated

Posted on: May 19, 2017 by LonerIM2

u/Venom3699 For your budget there are few good options, other than this, there is also this Acer Spin 5, this Lenovo Flex 4 and this Acer Swift 3 all come with very similar specs i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, both Acers have better build quality than the other two, the Spin 5 has 2 in 1 features, with smaller screen, backlit keyboard, and slightly heavier than the swift.
The swift comes with bigger screen, lighter weight, backlit keyboard, USB type C, slightly cheaper, but no 2 in 1 features.

Looking for laptop with a caveat - I want to buy from Costco

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

For your budget there are few good options, other than this, there is also this Acer Spin 5, this Lenovo Flex 4 and this Acer Swift 3 all come with very similar specs i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, both Acers have better build quality than the other two, the Spin 5 has 2 in 1 features, with smaller screen, backlit keyboard, and slightly heavier than the swift.
The swift comes with bigger screen, lighter weight, backlit keyboard, USB type C, slightly cheaper, but no 2 in 1 features.

Switching from Mac to PC

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

For your budget there are few good options, other than this, there is also this Acer Spin 5, this Lenovo Flex 4 and this Acer Swift 3 all come with very similar specs i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, both Acers have better build quality than the other two, the Spin 5 has 2 in 1 features, with smaller screen, backlit keyboard, and slightly heavier than the swift.
The swift comes with bigger screen, lighter weight, backlit keyboard, USB type C, slightly cheaper, but no 2 in 1 features.

Buying a new laptop for college

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

For your budget there are few good options, other than this, there is also this Acer Spin 5, this Lenovo Flex 4 and this Acer Swift 3 all come with very similar specs i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, both Acers have better build quality than the other two, the Spin 5 has 2 in 1 features, with smaller screen, backlit keyboard, and slightly heavier than the swift.
The swift comes with bigger screen, lighter weight, backlit keyboard, USB type C, slightly cheaper, but no 2 in 1 features.

Looking for a basic Ultrabook

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

For your budget there are few good options, other than this, there is also this Acer Spin 5, this Lenovo Flex 4 and this Acer Swift 3 all come with very similar specs i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, both Acers have better build quality than the other two, the Spin 5 has 2 in 1 features, with smaller screen, backlit keyboard, and slightly heavier than the swift.
The swift comes with bigger screen, lighter weight, backlit keyboard, USB type C, slightly cheaper, but no 2 in 1 features.

<$600 Excel / Financial Modeling Laptop w/SSD

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

For your budget there are few good options, other than this, there is also this Acer Spin 5, this Lenovo Flex 4 and this Acer Swift 3 all come with very similar specs i5 dual core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, both Acers have better build quality than the other two, the Spin 5 has 2 in 1 features, with smaller screen, backlit keyboard, and slightly heavier than the swift.
The swift comes with bigger screen, lighter weight, backlit keyboard, USB type C, slightly cheaper, but no 2 in 1 features.

Hp envy 13 or Asus zenbook 330

Posted on: May 15, 2017 by LonerIM2

Are you referring to this one if so then I agree that is a great choice.

2017 Best Laptop Recommendations Guide - For General Use, College, Gaming, and Portability

Posted on: May 13, 2017 by Michiganders

I think Zenbook is a most likely a pretty decent and a fair value laptop. I used to own last year’s model (Asus Zenbook UX305UA), and I’m not sure I can recommend it over the HP Envy 13 that I linked earlier. I thought the keyboard on the Zenbook was pretty mediocre, and the display was horrible. While I’ve never had the HP Envy in hand, I can’t imagine either being much worse than the Zenbook, and it has better value and identical specs to the Zenbook.

13inch college/programming ultrabook ~1000$

Posted on: May 7, 2017 by killerdeathman

Sure.

HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook (Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) with Windows 10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZKY7RB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fRHdzb7AD12HA

I’ve got a whole spreadsheet of different models. Let me know if you’re interested and I can share that.

Looking for a laptop for general use, some recording and minimal photoshop

Posted on: April 5, 2017 by Michiganders

I would second the option suggested by Orangematz. It’s a pretty solid laptop which meets your need well.

Only other main option I may suggest is the HP Envy 13 for $680 if you want to spend a bit more. It’s similar to the Acer suggested before but with a bit newer processor and integrated graphics card, and with a longer battery life. May be a few other small changes in build quality, screen quality, etc but you’d have to check reviews to compare those. You can’t go wrong with either.

$700 - $800 Laptop For Work And Light Gaming With A Screen Size Of 12" - 14" (USA)

Posted on: April 3, 2017 by The---Technician

I understand…. Another decent option would be this HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook. It has similar specs to the Acer Touch recommended before except that the Acer has an i7 while it has an i5…It however, has a better build quality than the Acer- thanks to it’s solid metal case.

[US] Travel-friendly 13-15inch laptop for MS office, internet, and light gaming under $800

Posted on: March 28, 2017 by The---Technician

The HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook would be a great pick for you to do the job you mentioned. It also ticks all the criteria you set out. If you want to play some more demanding games from Runscape, I would recommend you get this that has the Intel Iris Graphics 540 which will certainly get the job one.

Apple Apostle, Dead MacBook, Laptop Switch?

Posted on: March 9, 2017 by Orangematz

That Yoga which was linked is a decent option.

I would avoid the Macbook Air – the display on it is sub-par when compared to other notebooks at similar price ranges.

If you’re looking for something like the Macbook Air, you could look into the XPS 13 or this.

Laptop for College (Budget: $500-1500)

Posted on: March 8, 2017 by Orangematz

What about a Thinkpad T460s or this?

$700 Work Laptop

Posted on: March 8, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Looking for laptop - 13", US, <$800

Posted on: March 8, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Looking for a decent editing laptop and under $800 USD

Posted on: March 4, 2017 by Orangematz

What do you think of this?

Ultralight laptop for a mix of work and entertainment

Posted on: March 4, 2017 by Orangematz

What do you think of this?

Sub $600 budget in the US, 13-15 inches

Posted on: March 4, 2017 by Orangematz

Can you spend a little more for this?

800$- USA, need 13-14"laptop work/school

Posted on: March 1, 2017 by Orangematz

You could check this out. Really solid option for the money IMO.

|USA|don't care about screen size|no budget|collage laptop with moderate gaming ability.

Posted on: February 28, 2017 by Orangematz

If you’re cool with going light on the games, how does this look?

Looking for something lightweight and simple

Posted on: February 28, 2017 by Orangematz

How about an XPS 13 or this?

General purpose 14'' light-weight, good speed

Posted on: February 25, 2017 by Orangematz

I would suggest going with this. Much better option than the Asus which was linked.

General purpose household laptop that can last three or so years.

Posted on: February 25, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as this? Should handle your use just fine. Keep all your pictures and videos on Google Drive if needed.

Looking for a Laptop (I think Ultrabook) for Graduate School

Posted on: February 22, 2017 by The---Technician

Based on your description of the machine you want, there are quite a few very decent pick.. My number two picks for you would be this HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook which is currently on sale with a $100 off and this Lenovo IdeaPad 710S.. The both have fantastic build qualities, excellent displays, great battery lives and nice performance… They also have decent keyboard and a very thin and light weighted. Any of them will be an asset to you.. Personally, I would go with the Lenovo IdeaPad 710S that has a slightly more powerful processor, better graphics and a better display.

Personal laptop, $850 budget

Posted on: February 13, 2017 by The---Technician

A 13 inches would give you max portability and definitely there are some great options withing your budget. This HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook is currently on sale and would definitely suit your needs. It has a nice and new i5 7th generation processor, 8 GB RAM, a fast 256 GB SSD and a nice 1920 x 1080 display. It also has a decent battery life, is very light weighted and of course, with a full metal case, passes the durability test easily.

$650 OR LESS reliable and light laptop for college student, open to used/refurbished ones!

Posted on: February 6, 2017 by Michiganders

My best suggestion would be the HP envy 13 for $600. It’s a very solid laptop with good specs including a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD. It weighs in at just 3.07 pounds, has an extremely long battery life, full 1080p IPS display, and a backlit keyboard. It also has HD 620 graphics which are integrated and not too powerful but should still work just fine for games like League of legends and steam games.

[USA] ~13 inch FHD Programming ~$500

Posted on: February 6, 2017 by Michiganders

The thinkpad is still a solid laptop at the price of $480. I would suggest upgrading the RAM yourself though if you go with that option – you can buy another 8GB ram stick for ~$30.

Other options to look into are the HP envy 13 for $600. It’s a very solid laptop with good specs including a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD. It weighs in at just 3.07 pounds, has an extremely long battery life, full 1080p IPS display, and a backlit keyboard. I’m not exactly sure on the keyboard quality so I would suggest reading reviews.

You could also be on the lookout for a great deal on a used / refurbished 2015 MBP if you think you could be interested in that route. They maintain their value incredibly well and after only 2-3 years the machine should still sell for $500-$600 depending on condition.

Laptop for College Programming: HP Envy 13 VS ASUS UX305 or UX330 or UX310?

Posted on: February 4, 2017 by The---Technician

The 13-ab016nr is a very good pick..Has a nice i5 kaby lake processor, 8 GB RAM and a fast 256 GB SSD..I must also say that it has a decent build quality, is very light weighted and is currently on sale with a $100 off…The Zenbooks are decent picks as well , but the fact that they perform similarly to the Envy and the Envy is currently on a deal, I would go with it.

Looking to replace my 2011 MacBook Pro with something that has around a 13in screen in the US for $800 or less.

Posted on: January 29, 2017 by Orangematz

The XPS 13 is a really good option, especially if you’re looking for something well built and to last you a long time.

You may also like this.

Laptop to share with girlfriend for college

Posted on: January 29, 2017 by Orangematz

A 2 in 1 form factor is a notebook that flips into a tablet.

How does this look? Or would you be more interested in something with a 2 in 1 form factor?

Less than $700 laptop in the US

Posted on: January 29, 2017 by Michiganders

If you think you may be interested in a 2 in 1, maybe look into the Lenovo Yoga 710 for just under $700. It is a 14” with a touchscreen and 2 in 1 capabilities with pretty good specs and build quality. It has a new Kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has a full 1080p IPS display, a backlit keyboard, a very long battery life, and weighs in at 3.6 pounds. The only problem is the right shift button is in a bit of an irregular position and can be difficult to adapt to. It has intel HD 620 graphics which should work fine for CS:GO and similar light games as well.

If you want something smaller, Another option you could look into is the new HP Envy 13 for $700 (US). It is small and compact, yet decently powerful with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and intel HD 620 graphics. It also has an extremely long battery life (advertised up to 16 hours), a sleek aluminum build, and a 1080p IPS display. It also has HD 620 graphics which should be fine for light gaming.

If you’re fine with less portability and think you may want a 15”, I would suggest the Acer E15 for $550. It has a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and a GTX 940MX graphics card. It will work extremely well for light / moderate gaming with its dedicated GPU. It also has a 1080p TN display, a backlit keyboard, and a very long battery life.

13.3 inch, under $600

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by Orangematz

It isn’t on Amazon, unfortunately.

If you’re willing to spend some more, you could go with this. Otherwise I’d go with something such as this.

Where to buy the Acer swift 5?

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by Orangematz

If you’re set on that model, just pick it up on Amazon.

Though you may be interested in another alternative such as this.

Best PC laptops?

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by Orangematz

Have you taken a look at an XPS 13 yet? Really well built, feels premium, should do those tasks just fine.

Or you can also check out this for a cheaper option.

Help on refurbished MacBook Pro?! Or try and sell me on a different brand!

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Orangematz

Then I’d probably go with a Windows machine if you can work with it. Better value for the money overall. Install Classic Shell, that basically gets you a Windows 7 interface.

I’d check out an XPS 13 or this.

Best smaller (14 or 13.3 in) programming laptop for $500-700

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest the Yoga 710. You may also like this.

Looking for a Office / Home business laptop, cheapo budget.

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest that Yoga which was linked in this thread. Or you may also like this.

USA - Looking to stay under $1,000 if possible

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest that Yoga 710. Overall a decent option.

You may also like this.

Under $750, no gaming needed

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by Orangematz

This would be a great option. Fairly slim/light, very premium as well.

New ~$800 Laptop for flash games, Netflix, internet stuff. (USA)

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by Orangematz

If it comes down to needing the touchscreen, I’d say it’s a really solid option.

If the touchscreen isn’t so important, you could also give this a look.

Either two options should suffice very well, and are thin/light.

Replacing Clunky old Dell

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Graduate School Laptop ($900 US)

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Michiganders

If you like MacOS you could possibly look into a 2015 Macbook Pro (refurbished). It is still an excellent and modern machine that will work fine for schoolwork and hearthstone.

Other laptops to look into are the new XPS 13 (very lightweight and portable with it’s extremely small bezels). Try to get a 2016 model with a 7th-gen kabylake processor because it has a decent boost to graphics which should aid with light gaming including Hearthstone. Again, you may have go to with a refurbished model though to keep it under $1000.

Another option you could look into is the new HP Envy 13 for $700 (US). It has a lot of value and would work well for school with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and intel HD 620 graphics. It also has an extremely long battery life (advertised up to 16 hours), a sleek aluminum build, and a 1080p IPS display.

Looking for a laptop replacement

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as this?

[USA](<$650) Laptop for graphic design and front-end web development

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Orangematz

The Acer Swift 3 is a decent option. If you don’t mind something more expensive, you could also look into this.

13.3" Laptop for physics, programming and college.

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by Michiganders

I’m not exactly sure which models are similar in denmark, but if you can find comparable models, maybe look for something like the new HP Envy 13 for $700 (US). It has a lot of value and would work well for school with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and intel HD 620 graphics. It also has an extremely long battery life (advertised up to 16 hours), a sleek aluminum build, and a 1080p IPS display.

If you want slightly higher build quality, you could also look into the new Dell XPS 13 9360 for $1000 (or more if you want better configured specs). It comes with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 128gb SSD and HD 620 graphics. It also has a very sleek build, an extremely long battery life, a great 1080p display, and a backlit keyboard.

Other than that, maybe look into the new series of Macbook Pros if you prefer MacOS, which will have slightly better graphic performance if you think you’ll need that (but will likely push your budget a bit).

Light labtop for College Student

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by Michiganders

My best recommendation would probably be the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has some very decent specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and a 256gb SSD. It also weighs in at 3.06 pounds, has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, an aluminum build, and a 1080p IPS display.

Affordable traveler than can edit some videos?

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by Orangematz

If you’re doing light stuff, you can go with something such as this.

Laptop for a Computer Engineering Student to Use for ~5 Years

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as this?

Durable, lightweight Linux laptop with a good display - for office work & programming

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by Michiganders

All of your options are solid, but I may suggest looking into the HP envy 13 for $700 which is one of the best value ultrabooks on the market. It comes with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, a 1080p IPS display, and a solid aluminum build.

If you think you may be interested in a 2 in 1, another amazing value option is the Asus Zenbook Flip for $555. My mom has this laptop and it has a fantastic display, great build quality and a long battery life. It also definitely has enough power for typical tasks with a intel core M processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It has 2 in 1 touchscreen capabilities, a full 1080p IPS display, and a solid battery.

I'm buying a new laptop and could use some help.

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by Orangematz

If it’s simple editing, you’d be fine with something such as this. Fairly mobile, very premium, quite thin/light.

Work Laptop for wife and kids

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by Orangematz

The Acer Spin 5 is a great option if you like the 2 in 1.

You may also like this.

Looking for a laptop for my mom

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by Orangematz

That Acer Swift 3 is a great option if you’re looking to save some money.

You may also be interested in this Envy.

Basic laptop < $1,000, US, 13-15 inch

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by Orangematz

A Thinkpad T460s would be an excellent option which has a great keyboard and is very well built.

Or for something cheaper, you can check out this.

Looking for a 13"-14" laptop in the USA for <$600

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by The---Technician

I really like the HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook with the new 7th generation i5 processor and Intel HD 620 Graphics. It also has a nice 8 GB RAM, fast 256 GB SSD, very nice display quality and of course, a stand out battery life.

I'm looking for a decent gaming/college laptop for around $500-$600

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Michiganders

My best recommendation would probably be the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has some very decent specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and a 256gb SSD. It has integrated intel HD 620 graphics which will work just fine for runescape and other light gaming. It also weighs in at 3.06 pounds, has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, and a 1080p IPS display.

If you want the most power, my best suggestion is the 2 in 1 Lenovo Flex 4 for $770. It is the only option with a dedicated graphics card that will allow for more graphic intensive programs / gaming more easily. It has a new kaby lake i7 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and AMD R7 dedicated GPU. It also has a 1080p touchscreen display and a pretty long battery life, but is heavier at 4.6 pounds.

[REQUEST] USA: College student looking for a ~13" ~$900

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by Orangematz

If you feel you won’t be really using the 2 in 1 form factor, then I’d also suggest sticking with something such as this. Pretty good value for the money, very thin and light.

[REQUEST] USA: College student looking for a ~13" ~$900

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by Michiganders

If you don’t think you’ll need a 2 in 1 or touchscreen, my best recommendation would probably be the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has some very decent specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, a 256gb SSD, and intel HD 620 graphics. It has intel HD 620 graphics which is fine for light gaming, but may struggle with anything more demanding than skyrim (even skyrim is only playable on lowest possible settings). It also weighs in at 3.06 pounds, has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, and a 1080p IPS display.

The Asus Zenbook Flip for $560 is an amazing 2 in 1 laptop for general users, but may struggle with more demanding tasks. It’s got an intel core M processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It is lightweight at 2.9 pounds, has a full 1080p touchscreen display, and an extremely long battery life. It only has HD 515 graphics though, which will struggle with even moderate gaming (still able to handle light games fine).

If you want the most power, my best suggestion is the 2 in 1 Lenovo Flex 4 for $770. It is the only option with a dedicated graphics card that will allow for more graphic intensive programs / gaming more easily. It has a new kaby lake i7 processor, 8gb of ram, 256gb ssd, and AMD R7 dedicated GPU. It also has a 1080p touchscreen display and a pretty long battery life, but is heavier at 4.6 pounds.

13.3' $1000 or less USD

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

Maybe something like this Envy? Don’t think the RAM is upgradable, though.

$800 - USA

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest this. Unfortunately you cannot add a HDD unless you are referring to an external HDD.

$750 USA need something for Microsoft office and browsing the web/Netflix

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

The Latitude isn’t a bad option if you have some way to confirm it is an IPS display.

Otherwise, I’d stick with the Envy 13.

Looking for a light, fast, low cost laptop for everyday, general purpose home/office use in the $300-600, USA.

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

The Acer Swift 3 is a really good option for the money. Would say that is what you’re looking for.

You could also consider a more expensive alternative if you’re interested.

budget up to $900 in USA

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

If you want something small and more portable, my best recommendation would probably be the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has some very decent specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, a 256gb SSD, and intel HD 620 graphics. It also weighs in at 3.06 pounds, has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, and a 1080p IPS display.

$750 USA need something for Microsoft office and browsing the web/Netflix

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

My best recommendation would probably be the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has some very decent specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, a 256gb SSD, and intel HD 620 graphics. It also weighs in at 3.06 pounds, has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, and a 1080p IPS display.

$800 - USA

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

My best recommendation would probably be the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has some very decent specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and a 256gb SSD. It also weighs in at 3.06 pounds, has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, and a 1080p IPS display.

There is only one storage drive though, for an SSD. You cannot add an HDD, however this is also the case on essentially all portable laptops that you will find under 4 pounds. If you would like more storage, I would suggest using an external hard drive, or making use of cloud storage (icloud, onedrive, dropbox, etc) – you can get quite a bit of storage for pretty cheap, but you typically pay by the month.

If you want to save a bit and would like a slightly larger screen, maybe look into the 14.0” Acer Swift 3 for $580. It has similar specs with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and 256gb ssd. It also has a 1080p IPS display, a pretty long battery life, and a light weight at 3.3 pounds.

$600-$1000 USD, America

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

My best recommendation would probably be the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has some very decent specs with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and a 256gb SSD. It has integrated intel HD 620 graphics which will work just fine for runescape and other light gaming. It also weighs in at 3.06 pounds, has an extremely long 16 hour advertised battery life, and a 1080p IPS display.

Sturdy grad student laptop under $1,000

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by Michiganders

I would not recommend the ASUS Q304 because it has an HDD, unless you really want the extra storage. I feel an SSD would be much more beneficial.

Maybe look into the HP Envy for $680 if you’re interested in budgeting. It has quite a bit of value for it’s price with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256GB PCIE SSD, and intel HD 620 graphics. It’s build quality is pretty good and mostly aluminum, and it’s light at at 3.1 pounds, has a very long battery life (advertised at up to 14 hours), and a backlit keyboard. If you want a touchscreen maybe look into the Asus Zenbook UX303 for $700 with similar specs.

If you want a 14” with near identical specs, maybe look into the Acer Swift 5 for $750.

Other than that, consider the Dell XPS 13 if you want an incredibly small form factor, or a refurbished 2015 Macbook Pro if you’d prefer MacOS.

PT Student Needs Laptop; U.S., 12"-14," $800-$1000 budget

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by Michiganders

Maybe look into the HP Envy for $680 if you’re interested in budgeting. It has quite a bit of value for it’s price with a new kaby lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, 256GB PCIE SSD, and intel HD 620 graphics. It’s build quality is pretty good and mostly aluminum, and it’s light at at 3.1 pounds, has a very long battery life (advertised at up to 14 hours), and a backlit keyboard.

If you want a 14” with near identical specs, maybe look into the Acer Swift 5 for $750.

Other than that, consider the Dell XPS 13 if you want an incredibly small form factor, or a refurbished 2015 Macbook Pro if you’d prefer MacOS.

US: New laptop for college, light gaming. 14ish" $1000

Posted on: December 7, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want something really light and portable, I would suggest the HP Envy 13 for $700. It has a new Kaby Lake i5 processor, 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd. It has intel HD 620 graphics which will work fine for games like Overwatch and Civ (will have to be played on very light settings though). It also has a full 1080p IPS display which will have good color reproduction, a backlit keyboard, and a very long battery life. It weighs in at just 3.06 pounds.

[Deal] ASUS Zenbook UX330UA-AH54 price dropped on Amazon - I bought last week during Black Friday "week" and received price match today

Posted on: December 3, 2016 by free_of_style

Do you know how it compares to the HP Envy 13 which is around the same price on Amazon?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZKY7RB/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1