6 Great PC Options for Every Budget 2018

As per multiple customer requests, we have put together 6 Great PC Options for Every Budget 2018. Technology is always changing and evolving. This constant flux means that there are always deals to be found if you know where to look. As new products comes out, the older models get discounted. However a computer’s performance doesn’t change simply because a faster one exists. Whether you’re looking for a multipurpose laptop, a Macbook clone which is great for business and travel, a high performance gaming desktop, or a well rounded desktop, we have selected the best that Amazon has to offer.

 

Laptops

  1. ASUS VivoBook F510UA (Price: $510)

Processor: Intel i5 at 1.6 GHz

RAM: 8GB of DDR3

Storage: 1TB Hard Drive

Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620

 

Pros

A light, thin, and stylish budget option. A full HD 15.6’ anti-glare display but with such a small bezel the laptop can fit in bags designed for 14” laptops. Powerful enough to run most Windows 10 applications without issue. 1 terabyte of hard drive storage for pictures, movies, songs.

 

Cons

It lacks a dedicated graphics card so very few games will run well. There is also major performance difference when using a standard hard drive, like the one that comes with this computer, rather than a solid state hard drive. SSD is a standard option for the higher end computers listed here.

 

  1. Lenovo 320 (Price: $788)

Processor: Intel Core i7 at 2.7GHz

RAM: 12 GB of DDR4

Storage: 256 GB Solid State Drive

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

 

Pros:

An anti-glare 1920×1080 widescreen display for a full HD experience. 12 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM will allow for extensive multitasking to be done. Is also helps with programs which are known to be memory hogs or for users that have the habit of keeping multiple browser tabs open. Comes with a high performance Intel i7 processor and 256 gigabyte solid state hard drive. The benefit of the solid state have a much faster read/write speed than traditional disk based hard drives. This translates to programs opening and operating faster.

 

Cons:

Solid state drives are newer technology. Larger storage size means a large increase in cost when compared to traditional hard drives. If storage space is a concern you may need an external hard drive like the Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive

Hauwei Matebook X Pro (Price: $1500)

Processor: Intel Core i7 at 1.8 GHz

RAM: 16GB of DDR3

Storage: 512GB Solid State Hard Drive

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX150

 

This brand may not be very familiar to American audiences but as of August of this year Hauwei surpassed Apple as the second largest phone manufacturer in the world.

Pros

This is the most beautiful laptop on the market which doesn’t have an Apple logo on it. The 13.9 inch display allows for a size which is perfect for travel. Comes equiped with two USB-C ports, one of which support Thunderbolt 3 for any Apple product you may have, and can also be used to connect a second display. The sound quality is one of the best found on a laptop 2nd Generation Dolby ATMOS speakers.

With a 7th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 gigabytes of RAM, a 512 gigabyte solid state drive, and a 3k touchscreen display it’s more than powerful enough almost any task.

Cons:

It costs 1500 dollars and it’s neither an Apple product or a gaming laptop. Generally speaking laptops in this price brackets fit in one of those two categories.

Desktops

Acer Aspire (Price: $470)

 

Processor: Intel Core i5 at 3GHz

RAM: 12 GB of DDR4

Storage: 2 TB Hard Drive

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630

 

Pros

Plenty of power for daily use and general multitasking. Unlikely you max out your available RAM with 12 GB. 3 USB 3.0 ports and 4 USB 2.0 for device connectivity. DVD-RW drive and Windows 10 preinstalled.

 

Cons

The Integrated Intel Graphics are a limitation which will be felt when running anything besides browser based games. If gaming is not a priority this is a great home or work station.

 

Dell Inspiron 3668 (Price: $800)

Processor: Intel i7 at 4.2 GHz

RAM: 16GB DDR4

Storage: 1.1 TB Hybrid Hard Drive

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050

 

Pros

This is a well rounded, multipurpose home desktop. It comes equipped with a powerful processor, more than enough RAM for multitasking, large and fast hybrid hard drive, as well as dedicated mid-range video card. The hybrid hard drive combines a 128 gigabyte solid state with 1 terabyte of normal disk storage for better performance over traditional hard drives. The GeForce GTX1050 isn’t the top of the line card from NVIDIA but will play newer games on medium settings.

 

Cons:

The video card that it comes with isn’t going to able to run some of the latest and greatest games at the highest settings for those who desire that. Also although the hybrid drive is faster than a traditional hard drive

 

CUK Mantis Customer Gaming Machine (Price: $1500)

A customized machine to future proof your gaming.

Hardware

Processor: Intel i7 at 3.7 GHz

RAM: 16GB DDR4

Storage: 480GB Solid State Drive

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

 

Pros

Well reviewed and custom built with some of the best hardware on the market. The price tag might steer you away from this machine but it will stay relevant for gaming for years to come. The GeForce GTX 1080 will all the play all current games on high settings and will handle tasks like video editing with ease.

 

Cons

The price isn’t justified for who don’t prioritize high end gaming, Virtual Reality, or video/sound/image editing. The water cooling may also be a liability if you move the machine regularly.

 

Conclusion

Whatever you are looking for, whether it is budget or high end, there are always plenty of choices to make. For the 2018 upcoming holiday season, we always recommend shopping on secure sites like Amazon. Sometimes you may find a “great deal” on a less reputable site, but you need to buy at your own peril.

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