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While shopping laptops online can fetch you great deals and prices, it can be hard to choose the right model that suits your needs, your budget, and your personality. Regardless of the price factor, laptops are meant to be used as a long-term gadget that’s necessary for every user and family in Dubai.
We at Feedbaac.com have a great deal of extensive research and picked the best laptops that fall under the AED 2500 price category in the UAE. These laptops are more than enough to satisfy most of the basic needs of most users in common.
While Chinese smartphone makers are known to make great devices at affordable rates, Xiaomi had recently entered the laptop market with the launch of the Mi Notebook Air, a thin and light notebook that features the latest of Intel processors and specification for a speedy performance. The laptop is meant to compete with the likes of Apple MacBook Air models. Weighing just only 1.3kg, the display is 13.5-inches in size with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The FHD resolution is more than enough to see the best of images and videos. The display can be opened up to 135 degrees in angle.
The display also features a brightness of 300 nits, which is quite good while using outdoors. The laptop is powered by the Intel i5-6500, a dual core processor with a maximum frequency of 3.5 GHz, along with 8GB DDR4 RAM. The device also comes with the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU and 2GB GDDR5. The 256GB NVME SSD ensures fast Windows 10 bootups and quick copy read and write speeds. The notebook also features 2 USB ports, one USB Type-C port, one HDMI port and a fingerprint scanner. There is also a UBS Type-C to HDMI multifunction adapter also included in the package. The speakers are customized by AKG and also supports Dolby Audio Premium Audio technologies. The battery performance of the notebook is stated to be eight hours of online video streaming or 7.5 hours of web browsing. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook only comes in silver color.
If you’re looking for an affordable convertible with a bit of style and quality, then try the Acer Spin 5. The size of the display on this model is 13.5-inches along with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and touchscreen controls. The display can be opened up to 360 degrees. The processor used in the Spin 5 is the dual core Intel i3 7100U processor with 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. The processor is clocked at 2.4 GHz, which is quite fast, and the 4GB RAM is more than sufficient for running most of the basic computing tasks, while the storage capacity may be low, the 128GB SSD brings in high-speed read and write data transfers, along with speedy Windows 10 Home bootups and quick application startup time. Users will be able to upgrade the device up to 16GB DDR4 if needed.
There are two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 ports for your connectivity needs, along with an HDMI port. There are audio jacks for speakers, headphones or a microphone. The wireless module is based on 802.11ac antenna. The battery in the Spin 5 is 4-cell with a capacity of 3220 mAh. The battery life of the Spin 5 is slated to go up to 10 hours of use, based on the type of usage and display brightness. The dimension of the Acer Spin 5 is 328.8 mm of width, 19.7 mm of height, and 228.5 mm of depth. The laptop weighs approximately 1.6kg.
The Dell Inspiron 17 5000 is one of the most popular budget laptop offerings in the market with a range of configuration options that includes the latest Intel processors and the Windows 10 Home OS. The laptop features a 17-inch display with screen resolution options of 720p or Full HD (1920 X 1080). The panel type that’s used in the display is TN, which may not be featuring good viewing angles, but the colors are good when you look from the front. The processors used here are of the latest 7th generation i5 or i7 processors that differ a bit in clock speeds and are based on a dual-core configuration. The i5-7200U CPU runs at a frequency of 2.7 GHz speeds. The processors also support the hyperthreading functionality for enhancing the performance of the system. You can either choose variants with 4GB or 8GB DDR3/DDR4 RAM options and hard drives with capacity of 500GB or 1TB.
There are also cheaper models with the Pentium processor. Users will also be benefited by the built-in optical DVD burner, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, multiple USB 3.0/2.0 ports and an Ethernet port. There is also a 720p webcam on the front side. The battery life of the Inspiron 17 5000 series laptops can go up to an average of 4 hours of use (depending on the type of work that you do with the laptop. The weight of the laptop is 2.7kg.
There is no doubt that Lenovo stands as one of the best budget laptop makers in Dubai, thanks to the quality of their products that are sold at reasonable rates. The Lenovo IdeaPad 500 is one of the best laptops that we recommend for any casual user looking for a budget model. The 15-inch display features a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080) that’s very much sufficient enough for any user. The Panel used here is an IPS, which offers good viewing angles. Users will be able to choose configurations with a sixth or seventh generation Intel i5 or i7 processor with ultra-low power dual cores. The CPU runs at speed frequencies of 2.5 GHz and above, depending on the processor that’s used. The IdeaPad 500 comes in 4GB or 8GB DDR3 RAM configurations and the mass storage options come in either a 256GB SSD or a 500GB/1TB hard disk drive with 8GB cache (commonly known as hybrid hard disk drives).
The IdeaPad 300 features Harman speakers. The connectivity ports include a VGA port on the left, along with an Ethernet port, an HDMI port, USB 3.0 ports, headphone/microphone jack and an SD card reader. The system runs on Windows 10 Home edition operating system. The laptop also supports the latest WiFi 802.11ac wireless network connections and Bluetooth 4.1. There is also a 1MP webcam camera with dual-array microphone for video calls.
HP is also one of the most commonly used laptop brands among many users, are known for their designs affordable rates. The HP Pavilion 13 s100 x360 laptop features a 13-inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 or Full HD screen if you choose a higher end configuration. The type of display used here is an IPS screen. The screen can be turned 360-degrees to be used as a tent mode if you want to watch movies, a tablet mode, or as a laptop. The processor and RAM configurations include an Intel i5 or i7 processor of ultra-low power modes and the RAM is 4GB. There are also variants with 16GB RAM options as well. Users can also go for a cheaper variant of the Pavilion X360 that includes an Intel i3 processor.
Storage options include either a 500GB HDD or a bigger 1TB storage capacity, depending on the amount of data that the user wants to store. There is also a dedicated Windows 10 key on the right side for launching the start menu while you’re in tablet mode. You also get USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, an Ethernet port and a headphone jack on the right side. On the left side is another USB port, an SD card reader and a volume button. The laptop comes in white, silver or gold colors.
When it comes to lightweight and convertible notebooks, Dell is a great choice if you really give an emphasis towards performance and portability at an affordable price. The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is certainly a good choice to consider for those factors. The laptop features a 13.3-inch display with FHD resolution (or a lower resolution for the lower specifications). The display has a touchscreen IPS panel that works well with its good viewing angles and the weight of the laptop is around 1.6kg-2.2kg, depending on the model that was made on the yearly basis.
The processor used is an Intel ultra-low dual-core chip of either the Intel i5 or the Intel i7 version. RAM configurations start from 4GB DDR3, 8GB DDR3 for the older models of previous years or 8GB DDR4 for the latest variant. The Inspiron 13 7000 also features a 256GB SSD with Windows 10 or a 500GB hard drive for the older generation models. The laptop also features an SD card reader, multiple USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a stylus when using the screen in tablet mode. The screen can be rotated 360 degrees as a tablet mode or can be set in tent mode for watching videos. There is also a webcam on the top of the device that supports the Hello Windows facial recognition feature. We recommend this convertible laptop for those who want to carry a lightweight notebook and get the job done on the move.
If you want an alternative to the Dell Inspiron 13 that we just discussed, then try out the HP Envy X360 laptop that features a similar design language, with a 360-degree touchscreen display. The screen size is 15.6-inch display with HD or Full HD resolutions. Along with 8GB RAM, an Intel 6th or 7th generation processor (Intel i5 or Intel i7), you also get 1TB hard disk drive on-board. The laptop comes with a dedicated Start button on the right side, similar to the Pavilion 13 x360 and holds an Ethernet port, multiple USB ports, an HDMI port, an SD card reader, and headphone jack. There is also a volume rocker on the left side.
The keyboard keys are backlit so users will be able to write in dark situations. A stylus pen is also included when you transform the laptop to a tablet mode or tent mode. The laptop is 19.6mm thick and holds a weight of 2kg. The latest generations of the Envy X360 also features the USB Type-C reversible port. Additionally, the laptop features Bang and Olufsen speakers. The IR camera on the front helps for the Windows Hello facial recognition. The laptop is also capable of charging the battery up to 90% in less than 90 minutes.
How about the ASUS X55LJ multimedia laptop that features some of the latest processors and graphics along with all the connectivity options that one would need for their daily work needs? The ASUS X55LJ features a premium looking design with a lid that showcases a circular hairline finish that gets anyone’s attention. The display size is 15-inches in size with 1366 x 768 screen resolution. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and can be expanded to 8GB RAM if needed. The processor can be chosen of either the Intel i7-5500U, or the Intel i5-5200U, or the cheaper i3-5010U. The NVIDIA GeForce 920M graphics processor helps to watch HD movies, play PC games or do some creativity work on the go. The storage capacity depends on the configuration that you choose: a 500GB HDD or 1 TB HDD, a 2TB HDD or a 128/256GB SSD drive. While HDD drives are cheap and allows you to store more data, SSDs offer faster read and write speeds along with fast Windows bootups.
The ports of the laptop include one VGA port, two USB 3.0 ports for high-speed data transfers, one HDMI port to connect to monitors or TV, one RJ045 jack, and one SD card reader. The built-in speakers are powered by the ASUS Sonic Master Audio technology. The laptop also features Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g and n wireless network standards. The 2-cell, 37 Whrs Polymer battery helps to use the laptop for 2-4 hours, depending on the type of usage.
The ASUS VivoBook X456UV is a good option for those looking for a slim and light laptop. The model features a 14-inch HD or Full HD resolution options to choose. The VivoBook is a combination of good specifications and premium design. The laptop comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM that can be expanded to 8GB if needed. The internal storage is a 500GB of hard drive storage that’s sufficient for many basic uses and runs on Windows 10 Home. Since the HDD is based on 7200RPM, the speed should also be quiet sufficient. There is also a DVD optical drive and an SD card reader that reads SD/ SDHC/ and SDXC cards. A VGA camera is included for video and skype calls. The laptop features audio jacks, one VGA port, one USB 3.0 for fast data transfers, two USB 2.0, one RJ-45 LAN ports, and one HDMI port. Thanks to the VGA and HDMI port, you will be able to connect to external monitors. The speakers produce good audio thanks to the AudioWizard preset profiles.
The ASUS VivoBook holds a weight of 3kg and has dimensions of 39 cm x 26 cm x 5 cm. But this can vary between different X series laptops in the ASUS portfolio. The VivoBook also features discrete NVIDIA processors that allows you to play PC games or do some photo or video editing work on the go.
If you like the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series for its affordable price and decent specifications, but looking for a smaller version, then how about checking out the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series. The display here is 15-inches in size with screen resolution of either a modest 1366 x 768 or a Full HD resolution. Both the resolutions are good enough for most tasks, however, I you’re into movies, then you should choose the latter. There is some variant of the Inspiron 15 that comes with a touchscreen display. The processor is either the Intel i3, Intel i5 or the Intel i7 dual-core CPUs of ultra-low power computing cores. These processors feature low-power consumption for better battery life. The RAM configuration options for Inspiron 15 5000 series are either 4GB or 8GB DDR3/DDR4. However, DDR4 only comes if you choose a system with a 7th generation Intel processor. The internal hard drive is 1TB with Windows 10 installed. The 1TB HDD is sufficient enough to store many data files or even movies and your personal music library collection.
There are also cheaper variants with a 500GB HDD drive. The ports in the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series laptops include three USB ports (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0), an HDMI port and one multi-card reader for copying files from SD cards. There is also a DVD-RW drive if you want to make backup copies of your data, such as a birthday party clip or your music collection or school projects.