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The Best Laptops For 2014's Holiday Season

The Best Laptops For 2014's Holiday Season

by Brad MerrillNovember 7, 2014

If you or someone you love is in the market for a new laptop this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. This is our list of the very best laptops on the market right now, especially for you and yours this December.

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, April 2014)

The 13-inch MacBook Air remains one of the most versatile laptops you can buy. It’s powerful enough for most users, and it’s insanely light and thin. Be warned, though: you may get spoiled. VentureBreak Weekly‘s Will Reynolds Young often complains about how heavy other laptops feel after carrying his Air (the ultimate first world problem).

Apple’s MacBook Air is a great midrange portable computer—one definitely worth considering this holiday season.

$938.96 on Amazon

Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition)

For Windows users, you can’t go wrong with Samsung’s ATIV Book 9. With its slim aluminum casing, it feels very much like a MacBook running Windows 8. However, it’s a little on the pricey side with its $1,500 price tag.

$1,408.90 on Amazon

HP Stream

The low-end HP Stream is a lot like a Chromebook. Described as a “cloud-based PC,” it’s designed to access cloud-based apps and services, with the added ability to perform native Windows 8 functions. At such a low price, it could make for a great wish list item this year.

$199.99 on Amazon

Acer Aspire Switch 10

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a laptop-tablet hybrid that uses a magnetic connection to hold the keyboard and tablet screen together. For basic personal use, this could be a great alternative to the traditional laptop.

$319.59 on Amazon

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro is a great hybrid with a thin, light design. It’s worth considering, but be aware that battery life may be a tradeoff for the device’s low profile.

$1,449 on Amazon


What about you? Which laptops or hybrids are on your wishlist this year? Let us know in the comments below!

About The Author
Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.