Steve Jobs once compared a computer to a truck. It’s the tool you use when it’s time to do some serious work. If your current laptop needs more than just tune-up, you’re in luck. We’ve spotted a few deals this week on laptops to meet a range of needs, from basic web browsing to office tasks and beyond.
For tips on how to choose a device and even more recommendations, check out our favorite Chromebooks, the best laptops for every type of user, and the best budget Windows laptops.
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With a 10.1-inch screen, this Chromebook is a bit more portable and comfortable to hold longer than large convertibles. Senior reviewer Scott Gilbertson gave the Duet an 8/10, WIRED Recommends award for its excellent keyboard, 13-hour battery life, and better than expected build quality at this price.
The Lenovo Thinkpad C13 Yoga Chromebook (8/10, WIRED recommended) is one of our favorite Chromebooks. It has everything ThinkPad fans love – there’s a great keyboard, a sturdy and practical design, and yes, the little red TrackPoint in the middle – but instead of Windows or Linux, it runs the Chrome operating system. from Google.
We haven’t tested this Acer, but the 2-in-1 design is similar to the Acer Flip C434 that we love. The Spin 311 is a slightly less powerful Chromebook. The Intel Celeron processor and 4 gigabytes of RAM won’t be enough for video editing, but it should be fine for web browsing, emailing, and lightweight document editing.
Whether you’re looking for a student Chromebook or just an affordable device to meet lightweight needs, such as web browsing and document editing, this Asus does it while weighing just 2.2 pounds and measuring just 0.7 inches in diameter. ‘thickness. The 11-inch screen can be cramped, and trying to do anything other than light web browsing with it will be a stretch, but you’d be hard pressed to find a cheaper laptop.
The MacBook Pro received an update to the fantastic Apple M1 chip in late 2020, but the ephemeral mid-2020 version with a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 is still a steal at this price if you’re more of a fan of the game. ‘Apple. devices only for Apple prices.
Don’t get so distracted by the ultra-thin bezels that you don’t notice the 2.8GHz 11th Gen Intel i7 quad-core processor and 16GB RAM under the hood. The Book 13 is a powerful machine well suited to demanding tasks. It ships with Windows 10, but it includes a free upgrade to Windows 11.
There’s the capable 2GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, but the star of the datasheets is the 512GB SSD for storage. HP has also added a few security features to the Envy X360, including a fingerprint sensor for sensitive tasks and a physical switch to block the built-in wide-angle webcam.
The Vostro is a professional-grade laptop that eschews an ultra-thin case and SSD for proven components, such as a 1TB hard drive and an acre of ports for peripherals and accessories. Make sure to enter the code SAVE50 to get the final $ 50 off the sale price of $ 549. This setup also comes with a free upgrade to Windows 11.
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These wireless earbuds offer active noise cancellation, IP5 sweat resistance, and 38 hours of battery life when you bring the included charging case. Use code BUDS20 at checkout to receive the discounted price.
Not every room in a house needs a big, expensive hub device with a screen. For rooms where you just need to access the Google Assistant with your voice, a Nest Mini is an affordable way to expand your smart home into every nook and cranny.
Keep an eye on your luggage, bike or other devices with a Bluetooth tracker discreetly hidden inside. Augmented reality on a compatible Samsung phone (Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 +, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy Z Fold 2) will help you find your lost items. The Bluetooth tracker has a range of up to 120 meters if there are no obstacles in the way.
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