Best Laptop under 600 Dollars 2015

Currently the 600-dollar laptops are very excellent in performance, they widely adopt Intel Core i5-5200U even Intel core i7-5500U, 8GB ram and 1TB HDD, can be fully competent in our daily work and entertainment, and it is no exaggeration to say that, some users that only use lightweight applications probably will not ever make full use of its performance, which causes its excess in performance.

And they are very particular in design and other features, for example, the HP ENVY x360 uses the Full HD touch screen, but in the past you can hardly find the laptops with the Full HD screen at this price, let alone the ones with the touch screen.

Most recommend: Lenovo G50 15.6-Inch Laptop  80E501B2US

Lenovo G50 15.6-Inch Laptop  80E501B2US

The Lenovo G50 features an Intel Core i7-5500U processor and a new Intel HD5500 integrated graphics chip. It might not be quite powerful enough for heavy duty gamers, but the CPU can cope with almost anything else. Multimedia editing and game playing at lower settings are well within its capabilities. As a mid-range 15.6-Inch Laptop, it punches well above its weight.

This is due in part to the Intel  i7-5500U processor. A dual core, 5th generation processor released in 2015, it has a base clock speed of 2.4GHz, and can be switched over to turbo, and clock 3GHz. Operating most demanding software on the Lenovo G50 then, is a breeze.

In fact, as most people will rarely, if ever, take their CPU’s to the limits, it could arguably be overkill for a mid-range laptop like this. That said, it is a good choice, because with care, the laptop will last for years, and be able to cope with more powerful programs in the future. It makes it more of an investment.

The Lenovo G50 comes with 8GB of Ram installed, and as there is another memory slot on the mainboard, a further 8GB could be added. At the moment, it is hard to imagine that most people would need more than 8GB, but in a few years time, this might not be the case. Room for expansion is always a good thing.

On to the hard drive then. This can store 1TB, which means that it is easily going to cope with the games, photos and video clips you have accumulated, and will accumulate, in the future. One downside though, is the RPM. At 5400 revolutions per minute, boot up and program loading times are not as fast as some people have come to expect. Of course, this is easily remedied by using an SSD replacement over the hard drive, and then have a larger external storage.

Display and graphics

If anything lets this well priced laptop down, it is the display. I suppose given the quality of the processor, something had to be sacrificed! So, instead of Full HD or a touchscreen, the 15.6?display has a 1366×768 resolution. Certainly not the end of the world, but Full HD would be nice.

On the positive side, the Lenovo G50 comes with a Intel HD 5500 graphics chip installed, which has better benchmark tests that the HD 4400. It is a touch slower than the HD4600 though. Keep in mind, that whilst older games such as Minecraft and League of Legends can be played at high settings and FPS, newer games such as Battlefield 4 will get decent frame rates of 30 FPS, but only on lower settings.

Connections

3 USB Ports – You have three USB ports to utilize on the Lenovo G50. One of the three is 3.0 while the other two are 2.0; USB 3.0 being the fastest and primary USB and the other two the slower ports.

Many people like to use some other display than the laptop’s own little screen. On this model that is possible, since there are VGA and HDMI outs available.

Internet Access – The Lenovo G50 features both wired and wireless options. The gigabit ethernet RJ-45 is what you use for the wired and the WiFi dual-band adapter is ideal for wireless access. If you own and use your mobile device often you’ll enjoy the Bluetooth 4.0 support the WiFi card provides.

VGA & HDMI – The VGA and HDMI outlets allow you to set up other displays when using your laptop. The webcam (0.3MP) is VGA and works fine for video chat and the like and a microphone is also included.

Smaller Features – Lastly, one of the best features includes the DVD burner and the media card reader that is compatible with MMC and SD cards.

Other noteworthy things

Portable – The Lenovo weighs a whopping 4.62 pounds so it shouldn’t be ruled out for its portability. The battery is a 4-cell 2200 mAh so you can expect to have about 4 hours on a single charge.

10-Key Pad – Having easy access to the number keys is an important feature for those who use it often. The Lenovo has one, however it should be noted that the keyboard is not a back-lit keyboard.

Summary

The cost of a Lenovo G50 is not exactly in the lesser range and the price has actually increased due to the updated graphics and CPU. It includes 8GB of ram as well so that factor alone will come into play when trying to decide if the Lenovo is right for you

Models Lenovo G50 80E501B2US ASUS F555LA-AS51 HP ENVY x360 Acer V3-572G (For Gaming) ASUS K751MA DS21TQ
Display Size 15.6 inch 15.6 inch 15.6 inch
Touchscreen
15.6 inch 17.3 inch
Touchscreen
Display Resolution 1366×768 1366×768 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1600 x 900
CPU Intel core i7-5500U Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Pentium Quad-Core N3540
Graphic Card Intel HD 5500 Intel HD 5500 Intel HD 5500 NVIDIA GeForce 840M HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Ram 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive 1 TB 5400RPM 1 TB 5400RPM 1 TB 5400RPM 1 TB 5400RPM 1 TB 5400RPM
Input/Output 1 x USB3.0
2 x USB2.0
HDMI
VGA ports
Bluetooth
DVDRW
2 x USB3.0
1 x USB2.0
HDMI
VGA ports
Bluetooth
DVDRW
2 x USB3.0
1 x USB2.0
HDMI
VGA ports
Bluetooth
DVDRW
1 x USB3.0
2 x USB2.0
HDMI
VGA ports
Bluetooth
1 x USB3.0
2 x USB2.0
HDMI
VGA ports
Bluetooth
DVDRW
Weight 4.62 lbs 5.07 lbs 5.29 lbs 5.62 lbs 6.2 lbs
Battery 4-cell 2200 mAh 2-cell 37w 3-cell, 43.5w 6-cell, 5000mAh 4-cell 37w
OS

Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Buying advices:

The five laptops list above are all very great, of which Lenovo G50 80E501B2US is what I most want to recommend, it is equipped with Intel core i7-5500U, and can be said to be the most powerful in performance among the ones of 600 dollars, with a high performance-cost ratio. in addition, it weighs only 4.62 lbs, less than the average weight of 15.6-inch laptops, with great portability. The only drawback is that its screen is not the Full HD, but for a laptop equipped with a high-end Intel core i7-5500U with a price of only around $ 600, we should not ask too much of it. .

If you like the laptop with the Full HD screen, you can choose the HP ENVY x360, which was just released in March, and which is equipped with a 1080P Full HD screen and a touch screen as well, with which you are able to experience Windows 8 and its next generation Windows 10 system better (Windows 8 can be upgraded for free), but because it has cost more in screen, it has sacrificed the processor’s performance, and is only equipped with Intel Core i5-5200U, which is also the commonly used one among the 600 dollar laptops. While you won’t see a significant difference in the speed of the Intel Core i7-5500U versus the Core i5-5200U processor, it can be beneficial to those who could use a 5 to 15 percent boost in speed in certain applications. However, if you simply want a computer that is reliable and ideal for everyday use, the Core i5-5200U is it. Therefore, if the HP ENVY x360 can meet your demands in performance, I wonder if its Full HD touch screen will make it more attractive to you.

The Acer V3-572G is also a great laptop, which is equipped with the GeForce 840M discrete graphics as well as the Intel Core i5-5200U cpu, compared with the HD5500, it has greatly improved in performance, in many games the 840m gets twice the amount of frames. Here we recommend it to the gamers.

The ASUS K751MA DS21TQ is equipped with the Intel N3540 processor, inferior to the Intel Core i5-5200U in performance, however, it has low power consumption, and is equipped with a 17.3-inch touch screen, it is here recommended to the users who like big screens.

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