Last updated: January 10, 2017
Looking at Amazon’s best selling laptops can be an effective way to start searching for a new laptop for yourself. There are so many options available that is can be a little overwhelming, so being able to see which laptops are selling the best will give you a good idea as to how other people are shopping. Plus the better-selling laptops usually have more reviews, so you can get first-hand accounts of the pros and cons that come along with owning that laptop.
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The list below can be fun to check out if you want to see what the most popular laptops looked like a few years ago. It give you a good idea of how much technology has changed over the years, while also allowing you to see how prices have dropped for components over time.
September 2012 Best Selling Laptop Computers Between $1000 and $1200
5. HP ENVY 15-3040NR 15.6 Inch Laptop (Black/Silver)
HP ENVY 15-3040NR
|Processor||2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM processor 2.20GHz|
|RAM||8 GB SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||750GB 7200RPM HDD|
|Battery Life||8 hours|
|Ports||3 USB ports, 2 are USB 3.0, HDMI, SD card slot|
|Screen/Graphics||15.6-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit display (1920 x 1080)
Radeon HD 7690M switchable graphics with 1024MB GDDR5
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We do not have a review for this computer. Check back later this week to read our review.
As you would expect from a computer in this price range, this HP Envy has some great components that will fly through most common computing tasks. The Intel i7 processor is remarkably fast, as is the 750 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. If you perform a lot of intensive applications on your computer, then this could be the right computer for you.
4. ASUS N56VZ-DS71 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.3 GHz|
|RAM||8 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive|
|Battery Life||About 4 hours|
|Ports||2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA|
|Screen/Graphics||15.6-inch LED Full-HD (1920 x 1080),
NVIDIA GT 630M 2G
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We haven’t done a full review of this laptop. Come back later to read our full analysis.
This laptop has everything that most people could ever want. It has a full-HD, 1080p screen, an incredible Intel i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 750 GB hard drive. This computer was built for gaming, as evidenced by the powerful graphics processor and, basically, across the board, top-of-the-line components. And not only are its’ components top-notch, it also won a prestigious reddot 2012 design award. It also has nearly 20 customer reviews (at the time of this writing), and a nearly perfect average review score. This is even more impressive due to the fact that this laptop is meant to appeal to computer gamers, who are notoriously among the most difficult to please.
3. ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 13.3-Inch Ultrabook
ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7 GHz|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||128 GB Solid-State Drive|
|Battery Life||5 hours|
|Ports||2 USB 3.0 ports, micro-HDMI, mini VGA|
|Screen/Graphics||13.3-Inch IPS FHD LED Screen, Intel HD 4000 Graphics|
Find our more thorough, in-depth review of this laptop by reading this article.
As the strongest Windows competitor to the MacBook Air’s ultrabook dominance, Windows fans will find a lot to be happy about with this Asus model. It has a beautiful design, 5 hours of battery life, an Intel i5 processor and solid state hard drive. There is also an i7 processor model available, though it falls out of the $1000-$1200 price range.
2. Apple MacBook Air MD231LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)
Apple MacBook Air MD231LL/A
|Processor||1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3 RAM|
|Hard Drive||128 GB Solid State Drive|
|Battery Life||7 hours|
|Ports||2 USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt, SD card slot|
|Screen||13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display (1440 x 900)|
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Check out our full review of the MacBook Air.
One of the most common decisions that people have been needing to make when considering laptops of this caliber is whether to go with the MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro. There isn’t a “correct” answer to this question, as each one offers something that the other does not. But with a solid state drive, amazing screen, long battery life and snappy processor, the MacBook Air is going to make a lot of people very happy.
1. Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)
Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A
|Processor||2.5 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3 RAM|
|Hard Drive||500 GB Hard Drive|
|Battery Life||7 hours|
|Ports||2 USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt, Firewire 800,
Gigabit ethernet, SDXC, Audio in/out
|Screen||13.3 inch LED-backlit display, 1280-by-800 resolution|
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If you are having trouble deciding between the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, you should read our comparison review here.
The MacBook Pro is, simply put, a beautiful computer. It has incredible performance, a perfect build and design, yet still delivers 7 hours of battery life. The entry level version falls into this pricing category but, if you are flexible on price and are looking for more storage or performance, you have the option of upgrading a few of the internal components. If you haven’t already done so, I recommend checking this computer out on Amazon.
My personal preference of all of the computers in this article is the MacBook Air. I am generally a PC guy, and am writing this review on a Windws 7 PC. But having used the MacBook Air that has been firmly planted near the top of Amazon’s best-seller list for several months, I can see why it is so popular. It just feels like a great computer, and I really don’t have anything bad to say about it. If you are not severely attached to Windows, it is definitely something you should consider checking out.
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