The Lenovo Flex 3 is considered by many to be the poor man’s Yoga 3, which is currently the flagship 2-in-1 laptop/tablet from Lenovo. We do agree up to a point though. The Flex is up to 40% cheaper than its premium counterpart and that alone is a decisive factor in many user’s buying decisions, since most don’t actually need the thinness and mobility guaranteed by the Yoga.
Toshiba’s Satellite S55T-B5152 is a mid-range laptop equipped decently to handle multitasking and average day-to-day use without freezes or latencies. It doesn’t particularly shine in any areas, but it’s a good and balanced desktop replacement
Samsung has recently unveiled a new iteration of the ATIV ultrabook series, the Book 9 NP900X3K-K01US. Upgraded from last year’s version, this premium, thin and elegant laptop comes at a list price of $1699, so not exactly cheap, but with great features and specs.
Starting at $1199 MSRP, the Dell Alienware 15 ANW15-1421SLV is the most accessible version of the brand’s 15-inch gaming laptop series. Launched earlier this year, it’s still highly regarded by many reviewers and satisfied users, mainly because of the specs and more important, the build quality.
October 2019 Update:
This laptop has been discontinued.
If you’re looking for a modern and affordable option, check out the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505GT gaming laptop. Click the link to read our full review.
The Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298, an entry level laptop that was launched in 2014 still enjoys decent reviews this day. Mainly because of the price tag: listed at $299, the budget Toshiba regularly drops under $260 during promos. And that’s a good price to pay for a laptop that can connect you to the world.