We’ve got the 6 best notebooks under $600 rounded up and ready to be picked, just for you. Well, these aren’t just any mid-ranged laptops as they’re classified amongst the ‘finest’ gadgets you could get for a price tag of this sort. So what do they tow along? Well, apart from the wide selection of processors from the second generation lineup of the Intel Core series and the quad core AMD A-Series, these notebooks incorporate a large range of features that cater to entertainment and professional requirements.
1. Dell Vostro 3750 –
If you’ve got a small business or plan on starting one anytime soon, we’ve got something that’s designed specifically for your needs. Yes, it’s the professional offerings from the Dell Vostro 3750 laptop which made quite an impression the last time we laid hands on it. Falling under the $600 price mark, this laptop comes powered by 2nd Gen Intel Core processors and is filed as within the desktop-replacement section of the company. To achieve its goal, Dell has fitted in a 17.3-inch HD anti-glare screen along with a number of components like up to a full HD webcam, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000, a 500GB SATA hard drive and all features the Windows 7 OS has to offer. The Vostro 3750 laptop is valued at a starting price of $549.
2. HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition series –
When picking out devices, specifications do have a major hand in the selection process. However, most options within this price range come with similar kind of hardware components. Well, we’ve tried to keep the options as wide as possible in that field. With the HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition series, you’ll be presented with a wide selection of processors from the AMD quad core range. Starting from the 2.4GHz A6 3420M, moving all the way up to the 2.7GHz A8 3550MX, these CPUs are complemented by 1GB discrete AMD Radeon HD 7690M GDDR5 graphics. Besides a good offering of performance, the notebook can be upgraded to a 640GB 5400rpm HDD with the HP ProtectSmart technology from the default drive, for free. To wrap it up, you can opt for the 15.6-inch LED HP Brightview display in either HD or full HD variants. The basic model retails for just about $500. And if you’re in a hurry, there’s a quick ship version priced at $579.99.
3. Lenovo IdeaPad Z575 –
For a laptop with a sub-$600 price tag, the least you could expect is a bunch of decent entertainment offerings. For that matter, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z575 presents itself as a viable pick in this field. Donning a stylish form factor, this China-based manufacturer has dressed it with a glossy design that’s sprayed in hues of shiny black, smokey gray or blue. For performance and reliability, you can rely on the AMD A4 3300M APU that’s clocked at 2.50GHz, 4GB of RAM and Radeon HD 6480G graphics to run most applications you throw at it smoothly. And when it comes down entertainment, it laptop is equipped with a 1366 x 768p 15.6-inch HD glare display for visual pleasure, an integrated webcam for video chatting, 500GB of hoarding capacity, the SRS Premium Sound enhancement for audiophiles and 6-cell Li-ion battery to power it all up. This configuration from Lenovo retails for $699, but its web price is cut down to $579.
4. Toshiba Satellite L755-S5151 –
Next up on our roster is the Toshiba Satellite L755-S5151. This offering maybe a bit on the budget-friendly side, but it’s fitted with a number of noteworthy components that are more than enough to deliver a rich entertainment experience. Packing in a Core i3 2350M processor, the device is accompanied by the integrated Intel HD Graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 640GB HDD which operates at 5400rpm. To make watching movies enjoyable is the HD TruBrite LED Backlit display that stretches up to 15.6 inches diagonally and comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio. You can also expect the usual components such as Wi-Fi, HDMI output and a bunch of USB ports, however the company has left out Bluetooth. With 5.7 hours of battery life, the Toshiba Satellite L755-S5151 laptop is available for $569.99.
5. Samsung Series 3 –
Built for ‘Essential Computing,’ the Samsung Series 3 laptops make a fine pick if you’ve always got entertainment on your mind. Similar to most offerings we’ve listed out, this piece of machinery also incorporates an Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor. Clocked at a frequency of 2.10GHz, watching movies and browsing the web shouldn’t be a tough job for this contender through components like 4GB of RAM which is upgradable up to a maximum of 8GB and 640GB of storage capacity. Also fitted within dimensions of 13.07 x 9.06 x 1.18 inches are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 4 in 1 card reader, a 1.3MP HD webcam and a 4400mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery that’s capable of delivering up to 7.5 hours of activity. A $599 price tag is what you’re looking at for the Samsung Series 3 range of notebooks.
6. Dell Inspiron 14z –
The Dell Inspiron 14z is the last pick on our compilation. With two configurations falling within the specified price mark, you can either go for a casual machine that’s capable of fulfilling your entertainment needs or a beefier variant which can deliver much more in terms of performance. The first choice incorporates a second generation Intel Core i3 processor that’s backed by 4GB of RAM and 500GB of hoarding capacity, while the latter one is equipped with a Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM and a HDD which totals to 1TB of storage. Besides these, both versions shared common features such as a 14-inch HD screen, SRS Premium Sound, genuine Windows 7, Intel HD Graphics and a standard on-board DVD tray-load writer. For the former, you’re looking at a $549 price tag, whilst the higher end version is priced about $50 more at $599.
So these are the best notebooks under $600. If you know of any laptop which falls within the specified price mark and proffers better specs or are equally capable to what we’ve already jotted down, do let us know.