In the market for a new computer, a number of options have cropped up.
Among them: Amazon.com, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba.
We’re going to examine each and find out what each of these offer and whether they offer a compelling value proposition.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD8 comes with an ARM-based Intel Atom processor and 64GB of storage.
This is one of the fastest and most powerful tablets on the planet, but it’s not going to be for everyone.
It’s a great choice for those looking to get a little more work done.
The Fire HD is $400 on Amazon.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ($499) is an affordable option with a touchscreen.
The HP Pavilion X1 Tablet ($699) comes with a Core i3-7100U processor and 128GB of flash storage.
If you want a tablet with some of the highest performance and graphics capabilities on the list, this is the one.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad 11 Xpress E ($1,199) is also a solid choice.
For less than half the price of the Fire HD, the 11 X Press E has a touchscreen and 8GB of RAM, but its battery life is about average and it’s missing some features that make it a good option for someone who wants to work on a computer but doesn’t want to spend $500 on a new laptop.
Dell’s Inspiron 17 Pro ($3,499) has an Intel Core i7-8700HQ processor and a 128GB SSD, a 128 GB RAM disk, and 4GB of DDR4 RAM.
If it’s a little too heavy for you, you can buy the Inspiron Pro 13 ($3.99) for $300 on Amazon or for $400 as a standalone.
HP’s Pavilion X2 (no SSD) ($2,499), Dell’s HP Envy x360 (no 256GB SSD), and HP EnviQ (no 512GB SSD) are also good options.
Lenovo sells a few other models, but all of them are similar except for the Xpress X1.
We like the X1 because it has an SSD, but if you want more performance, this might be a good choice.
HP also offers a ThinkPad 12 (no 2TB SSD) for around $400, which isn’t that expensive for a desktop PC.
The Dell XPS 13 Pro ($2.99), Lenovo ThinkStation 11 Pro ($4.99, and $1,999) and HP Pavilion 11 (no 128GB RAM disk) are all good options if you’re looking for a smaller device with a larger screen.
Toshiba has a number to choose from, but we’ll stick with the X710.
This laptop has a Core M3-4010 processor, 8GB RAM, and an SD card slot.
If there’s something you want to keep for yourself, you might want to stick with this option.
Dell offers two more options: the X850 and X910.
This entry-level laptop is $600 on Amazon, while the X955 (no 4GB RAM) is $650.
The X910 has 8GB DDR4 memory, a 1TB HDD, a 2.5″ display, and a microSD card slot for up to 256GB of internal storage.
It can handle the most demanding of workloads with ease, and it will also last you for many years.
The ThinkStation 12 ($4,799), Dell X700 ($4 (Amazon), and Dell X710 ($4) are the most expensive options.
Dell sells the X910, the X900 (no 1TB SSD), the X550, and the X520.
We’d recommend the X530.
For $600, this laptop has 16GB of SSD storage, a 256GB drive, and 256GB RAM.
Lenovo is a little less expensive than Dell and HP, but they have a higher price tag, too.
The E Series has 16 GB of RAM for $1.99.
The L Series ($1.89) and M Series ($2) have 8GB and 32GB of memory respectively.
Dell and Lenovo both sell the X430, which is a 15-inch notebook with a 256 GB SSD and 128 GB of storage for $2,299.
The M Series has a 512GB drive and 128 Gb of RAM.
The G Series ($3) has 512GB of the same storage.
You can also get a 256 Gb SSD for $500.
You could also opt for the E Series, but the Dell and Dell L Series are the best options for a solid machine.
Dell also has the X300, which has a 256 MB SSD and 256 GB of flash memory for $4,499.
You’ll also want to buy the X580 for $900, which will support up to 16 GB RAM.
You get a 128 G b SSD and 16GB memory for about $1 (Amazon).
The X510 is a 13-inch, high-end machine