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Best Laptops and Hybrids For 2017 Holidays

December 5, 2017 by Bobby J Davidson
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Best Laptops 2017Looking for a Christmas Gift for a loved one? If yes, then laptops and hybrids is an option you may want to explore.  In fact, the former is the go-to gift if you are searching for a present for a student, a college grad, or someone requiring a tech update. Here are the best laptops and hybrids for 2017 holidays!

Whether it is the affordable ASUS X555LA, the good-looking 13-inch MacBook Pro, or the next-gen Surface Pro, laptops make some of the best gifts that you can give to anyone this Christmas. Here, we reveal not just the best laptops, but also the best hybrids for 2017 holidays. So, without wasting any further time, let’s get down to business.

Lenovo Ideapad 510

A powerful and stylish laptop, the Lenovo Ideapad 510 is the first piece of tech on our list. You can use the laptop to run multiple applications at the same time if you choose between the 4GB and 12GB RAM models. From 256GB to 1TB, this laptop is available with a variety of hard drive sizes. Additionally, some options come with dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 940MX graphics. Currently, this laptop is being offered at a generous price at several different places. So, you may want to perform a quick search for it.


If you look at it from afar, you may mistake the ASUS X55LA for a MacBook Pro. If this doesn’t reveal the quality of this laptop, then I don’t know what will. However, since its much cheaper than the MacBook Pro, you shouldn’t expect the ASUS X555LA to have a plastic body as sexy as that of the latter. Nonetheless, there is a lot to look forward to including a mammoth 1TB hard drive, 4GB of RAM and a range of ports.

The cheapest version of this laptop has an i3 processor. However, by a little extra, you can upgrade to a powerful i5 model. Boasting a 15.6-inch full HD screen, ASUS X55LA is equipped with a DVD writer. The laptop is just a tad heavier than an Ultrabook despite having a numeric keypad and a large display.

Microsoft Surface 4 Pro

Looking for a Hybrid? Then there is nothing better than the Microsoft Surface 4 Pro. This piece of tech comes with an integrated kickstand, a full-blown Windows 10 version and an optional keyboard attachment, making it a great option for students and creative professionals. The only con of this tech is its premium power. But, if you’re willing to spend what the Surface 4 Pro costs, the expect a laptop with a power—a lot of it.

Apple MacBook Pro

Get ready to welcome the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar if you want the best laptop from Apple. The Surface Book 2 may or may not be more powerful than the MacBook Pro (something that Microsoft claims), but it is definitely more expensive than the latter at the starting level. But, being cheaper than the Surface Book 2 isn’t the only accomplishment of the MacBook Pro. It has a lot more to offer with the Touch Bar—a thin OLED display at the keyboard’s pinnacle, being the most valuable offering. Using the bar, you can perform a number of functions including logging in with your fingerprint and getting word suggestions automatically as you type. Other things to expect include 256 GB to 1 TB storage, an 8 GB RAM and a super-fast performance.

ASUS Chromebook FLIP

If you’re looking for an affordable Chromebook with premium Chromebook specs, then ASUS Chromebook FLIP is the way to go. Offering premium Chromebook features at an affordable price, the stylish ASUS Chromebook FLIP is an excellent choice for students and people who work from home. The Chromebook Flip comes with a full 108p display, a USB-C port, backlit keyboard, touchscreen, and an Intel Core processor. Once you get this piece of tech, expect a tactile keyboard and an elegant tablet mode.

HP Stream 14

This is one of the cheaper options in the market. So, if you’re looking for something basic such as document editing and internet browsing, then the HP stream 14 is a good option for you. An affordable laptop, Stream 14 comes with a Windows 10 operating system and a 14-inch screen.

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Don’t mind paying top buck for a laptop? Then the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is one of the best laptops you will find today. Featuring a 13.5-inch store, the Surface Book 2 is worthy of all the praise that it gets. After all, it is one of the most powerful hybrids in the world. To make the daily tasks easy for you, the Surface Book2 is equipped with some powerful components. Additionally, you will find some fun features such as a video editing and light gaming.

Designed to last, the Surface Book 2 has excellent battery life and can be used as either a laptop, or a power-packed tablet. In addition to the 13-inch laptop, a 15-inch version of the Surface Book 2 is also available. Not only does this version boasts a larger screen than the 13-inch model, it is also more powerful. You may want to look at other hybrid options if you are on a tight budget.

Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

Have a gamer in your family or among your friends’ circle? Then gift them the Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming. Built specifically for gaming, this laptop is the answer to most gamers’ prayers. However, its price is on the higher side. So, you may want to think twice before buying this laptop.

There have it—the 8 bets laptops and hybrids for 2017 holidays. Want more options? Get in touch with us today!

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