Computers have come a long way over the past few years. They have become faster, smaller, and more efficient when it comes to energy utilization. Choosing a computer can be confusing with the number of models available on the market today. Here is a list of a few of the best computers for under $1000 that will enhance your life without breaking the bank.
Best Computer Under $1000-Laptop
If mobility is what you are looking for, look no further than the Gateway NV7915u laptop computer. This computer offers its users the “best bang for their buck” according to CNET, and actually for 2010, it’s offering even more bang for even fewer bucks. For under $1000, this unit comes equipped with Intel’s i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB of hard drive space and an impressive 17.3” viewable monitor, making both work and play a breeze. The main drawback to this desktop replacement unit is the battery life.
This computer received 4.5 out of 5 stars from Amazon users for its speed, high definition display and storage space.
Best Computer under $1000-Desktop
Gateway tops the list again with their budget desktop computer offering, the Gateway SX2840-01. Its small size and HDMI output make this the perfect computer to use for powering a home theater system as well as finishing college papers and surfing the Net and all for less than $1000. It houses an astounding 1 TB hard drive, making electronic storage a worry of the past. At the heart of it all, the quad core Intel processor, making it one of the fastest desktop computerss on the market today.
Amazon users agree. This PC received 4 out of 5 stars, naming it one of the best values in desktop computers available.
Best Computer under $1000-MacIntosh
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend $2000 in order to get an Apple MacBook computer. As a matter of fact, you can get the MacBook MC207LL/A for just under $1000. The MacBook MC207LL/A features a brilliantly backlit LCD display wrapped in a sturdy polycarbonate body and packs a punch with its 7 hour battery life. This unit comes with Apple’s latest OS, Snow Leopard, pre-installed making set up a snap. And, as expected, the graphics are unparalleled. This MacBook device is no disappointment, even as an entry-level computer.
Amazon users absolutely love this little Apple laptop, giving it 4.5 stars out of 5 stars overall. High marks were received in battery life, ease of use, and a plethora of other categories. Mac computer users will not be disappointed by this Mac.
Best Computer under $1000-Netbook
Since the main claim to fame for netbook computers is their inexpensive price tag, finding the best unit under $1000 was a little tough. There are many worthy netbook models on the market today and choosing a computer as the best will depend on your individual purpose.
The Asus Eee PC 1005PE tops the netbook list of netbook computers. With its new Intel ATOM processor and excellent battery life, this little nugget can handle almost anything you can throw at it, including the starter version of Windows 7 that’s pre-installed as the OS. The sleek glossy black design houses an impressive 10 inch display, though it falls just short of the high definition quality that many netbooks and laptops are now packing.
Once again, Amazon users give this little PC high marks when it comes to battery life, ease of use and speed. Overall, the Asus Eee gets 4 out of 5 stars.
The HP mini 5102 laptop is another stellar example of economic ingenuity at work. HP gets kudos for creating a more rugged aluminum alloy housing, which is a definite upgrade from its plastic counterparts. The HP mini computer also comes equipped with a 10” standard (non-HD) display, a single core Atom N450 processor, Windows 7 and 1 GB of RAM, very similar to the Asus Eee.
The Toshiba Mini NB305 rounds out the top three picks for best netbook laptop. This little pc is well equipped with the same standard features of most of the netbooks on the market today, but has the added benefit of having 250 GB of hard drive space and comes in a variety of eye popping colors. While the battery life isn’t quite as impressive as its Asus cousin, it is still a powerhouse, lasting quite a bit longer than previous generations.
Once again, Amazon users speak their mind and give this netbook 4 out of 5 stars. Battery life and functionality top the remarks for this little powerhouse. Consumers will be sure to get their money’s worth with this one.