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Apple’s MacBooks are the dream machines for most of us. However, its pricing and high maintenance cost shatter the dreams of many, making them settle for regular machines. Well, not anymore as we have taken the hard task and found out a set of amazing alternatives of MacBook that will make you happy and satisfied with their style and performance that matches the Apple products.
Dell’s XPS range of laptops has become the epitome of style meets performance concept of late. The brand new XPS 15 continues its legacy of ‘style-meets- performance’ of the same and scores quite a punch with its stylish looks and impressive performance. A nice compact look is offered to the Dell XPS laptop thanks to the strong combination of aluminum and carbon fibre body. The super display of XPS 15 boasts of a brilliant 15-inch inch 3200 *1800px IPS specification which results in crisper visuals and impeccable color segregation. Easy navigation among the keys is ensured because of the high-end keyboard which is brilliantly developed and mastered to the core. The Dell XPS 15 performs smoothly thanks to its Intel Core i7 with 8GB RAM. The battery life is pretty impressive giving around 6 hours of normal usage. The performance of the Dell XPS 15 is a notch higher than its competitors as it can manage files of bigger size with ease. To add to the fun, watching movies and shows on the Dell laptop is an experience that you will enjoy for sure. In short, the Dell XPS 15 seems to possess all the features and functions that make it a perfect buy for you.
Designed with a 13.5inch touchscreen that features the PixelSense technology, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the ultimate powerhouse by all means. Thanks to the highly competent Intel Core i5-7300U processor, the Microsoft Surface Book runs a multitude of software, apps and PC games with consummate ease. Loaded with a 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM, the Microsoft Surface Book features enough space to store all your favorite games, movies, videos and much more. With a high resolution of 3000 x 2000p, the 13.5-inch touchscreen promises to provide clear visual results. The PixelSense technology allows the users to enjoy their favorite movies and games at the highest quality. With connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, this laptop lets you easily connect to the internet and share data with other compatible devices. The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is loaded with a 5 MP front-facing camera and an 8 MP rear camera. There are 4 modes which are considered to be the major attractions of Microsoft Surface Book 2 - studio mode, laptop mode, view mode and tablet mode. As the laptop is made with premium materials, the Surface Book tends to be lightweight and turns out to be comfortable to use.
Introduced as the latest entrant in the business series laptops of Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is loaded with a 8th Generation Intel Core Processor and promises excellent performance and battery life. Blessed with a simple yet functional design, the case of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is covered with matte black material and is quite flawless with small even material gaps and rounded corners. Thanks to the Dual-Stream technology (2x2 TX/RX), the Lenovo laptop makes it relatively easy to reach transfer rates of up to 866 Mb/s in 802.11ac networks. The good-looking yet great in performance keyboard is another remarkable feature of ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 making typing a satisfying experience with its strong impact of the keys. Armored with the matte display of the ThinkPad, the laptop does not need very high levels of brightness to be comfortably readable outdoors. Powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors, the ThinkPad E470 can be configured with various graphics, storage, memory, and connectivity options, based on your requirements. Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon assures great performance and turns out to be reasonably priced for a good buy.
Weighing just 2.78 pounds and measuring a modest 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches, the Asus ZenBook is really light and easy to carry. With a premium grey aluminium chassis, the Asus ZenBook has a nice attractive look attached to it. On its right side, there's a USB 3 port and an SD card reader; the left side has a micro HDMI port, a second USB 3 port, a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C connector. Delivering vibrant colors and impeccable images, the ZenBook UX430's 14-inch, 1080p display turns out to be an enchanting experience for you. Scoring a sizable percentage of 30 over the normal 14-inch laptops in display ratio, The ZenBook has the ability to reproduce an impressive 129 percent of the sRGB color gamut. The ZenBook UX430's keyboard provides a nice typing experience, with a solid travel of 1.5 millimeters. Asus ZenBook UX430 offers high-end features such as an 8th Gen Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM in a 2.78-pound package. It also has a 512GB SSD memory support, which will allow you to save files of heavy volumes without having to worry about running out of storage space for the same. In short, the Asus ZenBook scores with its portable design and a host of useful features.
At just over 2 kg (4.4 lbs), HP Spectre is a wonderful convertible which has been well-built and offers great input devices and features. The device is studded with Intel 8th-generation Core i7-8550U, a quad-core CPU with a 1.8GHz base clock and turbo boost up to 4GHz. The RAM of the HP Spectre 13 is of 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, with options up to 16GB. HP Spectre has a storage capacity of 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD with options up to 1TB PCIe. The HP Spectre 13 features 13.3-inch backlit FHD (1920x1080) IPS touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT. The latest Spectre 13 introduces itself with a sparkling color of Ceramic White with Pale Gold accents. The scratch-resistant paint has a soft, matte look and is very easy to clean. Efficient wireless connectivity modes are a major asset for this HP machine as it features the 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth 4.2 combo. HP has loaded Spectre 13 with Connection Optimizer technology that aims to keep Wi-Fi connections fast by picking the strongest connection available. The keyboard is another big attraction in Spectre 13 with an impressive 1.3mm of key travel that provides for an amazingly good typing experience. Plenty of snap, great feel and the stunningly uniformly backlit – key features are much more in Spectre 13. In short, the HP Spectre 13 can be considered as an excellent alternative for MacBook with its eye catchy performances and features.
With a matte-finished black aluminium body and curved edges, the Acer Spin 7 is a premium looking laptop that packs style and performance effortlessly. Incredibly light and thin, the Acer Spin 7 is designed to give you the required freedom and power. It features a 14-inch Full HD display with really small bezels on the sides, an island-style keyboard, and an extra large-size touchpad. Along with the USB ports, there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack placed on the same side. The left side has the power button and the volume rocker. The 256GB SSD provides ample storage for loads of digital docs and multimedia files. The Acer Spin 7 is loaded with great sounds thanks to the Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium. The Acer Spin 7 has a good-looking keyboard which is comfortable and has a nice travel distance. With up to an 8-hour battery life, Acer Spin 7 is made to deliver all your works and entertainment. It consists of two USB Type-C ports on the right which support both charging and data transfers. The Acer Spin 7 comes with 360-degree hinges which enable usage in four distinct modes - Laptop, Tablet, Display and Tent. Available in a black finish, this Acer Spin 7 laptop comes preloaded with Windows 10 OS.
With a 12.3 inch PixelSense touchscreen and a 2,736 x 1,824-pixel resolution, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 tablet has enough powers to convert it into a laptop-like device. The new Surface Pro comes in at 0.33 inches (8.4mm) of thickness with its 1.73 pounds (786g). The Surface Pro comes equipped with a single USB-A 3.0 connection and a mini-DisplayPort. The Surface Pro (2017) offers essentially the same display as the Surface Pro 4, meaning it’s a 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2,736 × 1,824 resolution (267 PPI) panel in a 3:2 aspect ratio. The keyboard comes with a built-in trackpad and is a nice one when compared to the standards of ultraportable devices. Offering a capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multi-touch capabilities, the Surface Pro 5 is highly responsive and offers a good amount of interaction with Windows 10. The power and volume buttons are placed on top making it easy to find. The Windows 10 Hello support is provided by an infrared camera that’s mounted next to the HD webcam. In short, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is a handy substitute for MacBook with its amazing features and functions.