Guide to cheap and good multimedia laptops

Editing on a laptopNowadays, we use laptops for a variety of purposes. This is because the common laptop has come very far in its 30-plus years of history; as a matter of fact, many portable laptops offer the same type of function as many of the top-of-the-line desktops. Additionally, since the advent of digital media, many people seek out strong laptops that can manage the multimedia formats that we use daily. I’m something of an amateur videographer; I film weddings and get-togethers, so I often find myself seeking out a laptop that I can work with on-the-go for my multimedia files. So, which are the best multimedia laptops? Let’s take a look at some key features to think about.

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5 Best 17-inch Laptops for 2017 (+hardware guide)

17 inch laptops - Windows-only-land!
17 inch laptops? Don’t expect to find any MacBooks here.
In order to properly identify the best 17-inch laptops, I have compared 94 17-inch different models based on many different aspects. Some of them are obviously more important than others. And in this guide, I’ll cover exactly them.

My criteria for the finding a great 17-inch laptop can be broken down into 3 basic groups: power, mobility, user experience. You can find more detailed descriptions of these aspects below.

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Choosing the right laptop for Grad School (+5 Best Picks)

College library I often find myself on my desktop computer writing papers deep into the night. Over the years, I’ve learned how to study, how to provide top-notch papers for my professors and my peers, and I’ve become an expert at time management, but as time progresses, I find that a good laptop would be great for my daily grind. With that in mind, I decided to seek out which machine was the best laptop for grad school.

I knew that my search would take me through a plethora of powerful machines, but this would really help me be a little more mobile and not locked up in my small off-campus apartment all of the time. Since you may be in the same boat as me, I decided to make this guide so that you can find a new grad school laptop that will fit your needs as well. First, let’s take a look at what features in a grad school laptop can have to make your studies easier.

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Best laptops for Sony Vegas and Vegas Pro

Vegas Pro logo Whether you’ve been video-editing for awhile or you’re just starting out, you’re here because you want to find the best laptop for Sony Vegas. One thing you need to know if you want a laptop for video editing is that you aren’t going to find much at budget prices. If you are experienced at video editing, some of this information may be old news, but if you’re a beginner, you might also find some useful information on video editing and how it works. Either way, I hope you find some good information on choosing the best Sony Vegas laptop.

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What are the Best Laptops for Vlogging (video blogging)?

Smile :) Whether you want to become the latest Twitch sensation, or you just want to become a Youtube star, vlogging is one of the coolest things about this ever-connected world of ours. As an aspiring vlogger, I know that you can’t just go out there and become the newest vlogging star, so I decided to put together this guide that will review some great machines so that you can find the best laptop for vloggers.

So What Exactly is Vlogging?

Vlogging simply stands for video blogging. Clear and simple. Some vloggers are gamers and some vloggers are just web journalists and personalities who have drawn their own audiences to their page for whatever reason. One thing is important for any vlog to get off the ground – you simply have to have the right equipment. You can have a dedicated desktop, but to have a bit of mobility, it’s best that you search for a good laptop for video bloggers.

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4 Best Laptops for Medical School

Nice looking skull Probably considered by all to be the most important piece of equipment when attending medical school, a laptop is your best friend. The reasons and uses for a medical school laptop are nearly endless, making it a crucial piece of equipment, and one that you want to make sure is the right choice.

Since there are hundreds of options for laptops in the contemporary technological market, there can sometimes be a lot of confusion in determining which may be the best to use. This guide will hopefully equip you with the knowledge and information to garner when purchasing the best laptop for medical school.

I have heard it said before that the devil shows himself in technology, and that is especially true for laptops. How often is it that work goes unsaved, programs crash, and battery power begins to diminish over time? When purchasing the best laptop for medical school, it is important to focus on several tenets that will guide your decision. These tenets are price, battery life, power, graphics, weight, memory and storage.

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6 Best Windows 10 Laptops (+why it’s great for laptops)

Good ol' times, amirite?
Started from ’95 now we here
I’ve been computing for many years, and I’ve been through many operating systems. I began with Windows 95. Ooh wee, I still get nostalgia from Windows 95/98 loading screens. That sliding bar at the bottom… It took ages until I progressed up to XP (where I stayed for ages), then Windows 7, and tolerated versions that weren’t so good like 8. I swear, it seems Microsoft intentionally screws up every second OS release.

In the summer of 2015, Microsoft decided to release their latest version of their Windows operating system, Windows 10. As a result, systems have been upgraded around the world and now may consumers like you are wondering, “Which is the best windows 10 laptop?”

The Windows 10 system is fairly stable, has some great innovations, and is clearly designed to be great for people who want an entertaining computing experience. In a smaller form factored laptop, some of the built-in features start to really shine, like the Cortana electronic assistant and intuitive controls for touchscreen machines. Honestly, the mobile experience is well-executed on Windows 10, but many people still ask me, “could you recommend me a good laptop for windows 10?”

To help you arrive at a decision, I’ve picked out 6 well-balanced laptops that are built for Windows 10 era. But first, if you’re switching to Windows 10, it’s important for you to know what makes Windows 10 for laptops a bit different than other Windows releases.

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Hand-picked 5 Best Laptops with a Touchscreen

Touchscreen pen
Some laptops come with a pen for their touchscreen
As a writer/blogger, digital artist, and aspiring Drupal developer, I often find myself using my trusty touchscreen laptop to do much of my writing, art, and site adjustments while I’m on the run. One of my laptops is a slightly aging Dell Inspiron i5 7000; it has touchscreen functionality as it was designed for Windows 8, but I decided to do some research to see what the newest crop of touchscreen laptops has to offer. I admit it; I’m a touchscreen enthusiast; I use a touchscreen smartphone, gaming systems, and a tablet, so it was a natural progression for me to pore through some of the best touchscreen laptops.

If you’re looking for a newer touchscreen, there are several great options on the market for you to pick from, from convertible laptops to large screened touch-friendly machines. I’m going to let you know what to look for in this guide so that you can have as pleasant an experience and find a great touchscreen laptop for your needs.

Before we get into this what to seek, there are a couple of considerations that you should think about.

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What are the Best Gaming laptops under $1000? Top 4 Picks

You may have spent days researching for the ideal gaming laptop. You might have found some promising machines, but you may have also found them to be just beyond your budget.

The goal of this post is to let you know which corners you can cut and what should be your top priorities when looking for a gaming laptop under $1000. And at the end, I’ll identify the best laptops just under 1K, that offer what you could expect from a $1100 – $1500 laptop. If I’ll manage to shave off a few hundred dollars off your next laptop, I’ll consider my job done.

But first things first. I will go through the essential features of a gaming laptop. I’ll look at which features you can afford to compromise on and, more importantly, which features you shouldn’t do without.


I’ll start off with a guide and specific tips on how to identify a good gaming laptop within our budget. At the end, I’ll list out the best laptops under $1K right now.

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