Laptops are among the hottest tech items available during Black Friday sales, with discounts of up to 80%. For optimal savings, convertible 2-in-1 PCs featuring touchscreens and 360-degree hinges for tablet use offer incredible deals.
Acer Vero 514 is an eco-friendly option, featuring an Intel processor, a 14″ Full HD screen, and packaging made from recycled materials. Plus it’s upgradeable reducing its e-waste footprint even further!
1. Microsoft Surface Pro 9
The Surface Pro 9 is an impressive upgrade over Microsoft’s earlier Surface devices, boasting a thinner profile, better battery life, and now 5G for lightning-fast connectivity. Furthermore, this device boasts unique features such as its screen resisting breaking when opening it or an SSD hidden behind its kickstand that provides access for fast storage space expansion.
Its 13-inch Pixel Sense display is compatible with Surface Pens and supports Dolby Vision IQ technology to enhance color and dynamic refresh rate for smoother graphic content movement. Furthermore, this laptop includes a front-facing camera capable of Windows Hello face authentication as well as stereo speakers tuned with Dolby Atmos for superior audio playback.
Assuming you absolutely require 5G connectivity or cannot tolerate an ARM device’s slower performance, I would advise purchasing last year’s Surface Pro 8 (starting at $1,000).
2. Lenovo ThinkPad T14
The Lenovo ThinkPad T14 was created to keep you productive and efficient in business-class performance, boasting Intel or AMD hardware as per your preference, with both FHD and UHD displays available for your viewing pleasure. Furthermore, its screen-to-body ratio provides comfortable videoconferencing sessions and its screen-to-body ratio is large enough for comfortable videoconferencing sessions. Other features include resonant speakers with AI noise-suppressing technology as well as fingerprint sensors that double as power buttons.
Intel 13th-generation processors offer plenty of processing power to get projects underway. Choose between Intel Iris Xe or AMD Radeon integrated graphics for processing photos and videos; both models support up to 32GB RAM memory capacity with 2TB SSD storage options available.
The battery life on this laptop is incredible and you can take advantage of optional 4G LTE for connectivity on the move. There are ample ports (although not as many as those found on an X1 Carbon). Furthermore, it has an IP54 rating to provide dust, splash, and spill protection.
3. Acer Vero 514
If you’re searching for an eco-conscious laptop that also boasts speed, the Acer Vero 514 may be an ideal solution. Boasting an EcoPure 30% PC chassis and speckled finish, this Chromebook stands out among others on the market.
The Vero features an excellent keyboard that doesn’t feel mushy like many cheaper laptops do, while its trackpad is fantastic. Furthermore, its full HD anti-glare IPS display boasts decent brightness and colors compared to similar products at this price point.
Inside you’ll find an Intel Core i3-1235U processor paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage, providing plenty of power for everyday tasks while being fast on our benchmark tests. There is also a headphone jack, USB-C port, HDMI out port and headphone jack – though unfortunately no fingerprint sensor! For business needs consider getting the Chromebook Enterprise version which offers built-in business features to help secure and manage with 24/7 support for IT teams.
4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops are ideal for office workers who demand something that looks, feels and performs like a business machine. This latest version boasts a large, durable screen as well as full range of ports including Intel Core i7 processor. All in a slim and lightweight package.
It passes all MIL-SPEC 810H durability tests and comes equipped with a 57Whr battery that will support an entire workday of use. You can customize its base model further for more RAM or faster storage options.
ThinkPad keyboard is its signature feature, offering exceptional key travel and comfortable typing over long sessions. There are five display options, from a standard 1920 x 1200 non-touch panel up to a 500-nit OLED panel equipped with Lenovo’s new ePrivacy display; making this laptop ideal for both business users as well as anyone needing mobile computing for school or home.
5. Acer Swift Go 16
The Swift Go 16 is a lightweight laptop designed for performance. Featuring 13th-generation Intel processor technology, its stylish appearance makes this an excellent option for mobile professionals, creators, and students.
The 14-inch model offers a 90% screen-to-body ratio with slim side bezels measuring 4.15 mm for an elegant profile. Additionally, its 14.9 mm chassis is optimized for portability and productivity with TwinAir dual fans and double D6 copper heat pipes that expel excess heat, keeping CPU temperatures low to improve performance and reliability anywhere you take it with you.
The star feature is its stunning 3.2K OLED display, boasting exceptional color accuracy, deep blacks and wider viewing angle than most LCD screens. Additionally, its 120Hz refresh rate delivers crisp images while supporting wide color gamut support as well as TUV Rheinland Eyesafe certification for prolonged hours of work or play. You’ll have multiple connectivity options including two USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4) ports (Thunderbolt 4 compatible), HDMI 2.1 support and Wi-Fi 6E5 capability – an outstanding combination!
6. Acer Chromebook 315
The Acer Chromebook 315 is an ideal entry-level laptop designed to meet the needs of students or anyone who requires everyday computing device. Running Chrome OS makes accessing photos, videos, documents and files simple while boasting long battery life and an attractive screen size.
Chrome OS laptops come equipped with either 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM – a low-power version of DDR4 designed specifically for laptops – to meet various memory requirements. We advise opting for the latter if performing intensive tasks as Chrome OS can become slow when too many tabs and apps are running simultaneously.
The Acer Chromebook 315 features a 15.6-inch display and is powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N5030 quad-core CPU (Gemini Lake Refresh), with a base clock speed of 1.1 GHz but capable of reaching up to 2.6 GHz for single cores. Furthermore, an Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU completes this package.