Having a decent laptop for your respective workflows is a welcome presence but having a machine that oozes both premium looks and unmatched functionality is a dream. Setting yourself up with a high-end workstation is easier said than done. Market prices constantly fluctuate due to inflation and it hasn’t been too long when we had the Suez Canal chip disaster took place.
Still, after the entire hubbub, if you’re still in the market to purchase a flagship machine that has both bite and bark, we’re here at your service. Read on down below to find a concise selection of laptops that come fully loaded so that you can flaunt a machine that dazzles with pride.
Ready? Keep your glasses off for this one. You’ll want to take in the entire experience.
HP Spectre x360 13.5
The best Ultrabook there is, hands down. HP is known to produce flashy machines that sometimes are just as good under the hood, and sometimes…well, the company has a refund option. That 50/50 scenario doesn’t even come near this bad boy though. The Spectre x360 is a premium flagship model that works as a 2-in-1 and offers a significant upgrade over its predecessor.
Interested buyers would be happy to know that there’s an OLED screen option on this as well. For a small price hike of course.
The Spectre’s keyboard works like a dream and sports an island-style chiclet design. The battery goes just over ten hours so you can bet this machine will power through your regular 9-5 without breaking a sweat.
Lenovo Yoga 9i (Gen 8)
Nipping at the heels of our first in the list, the Lenovo Yoga 9i doesn’t hold back when it comes to proving its worth. With an attractive, portable design, cleverly positioned speakers that follow you around when you flip the screen, and a beautiful screen that covers 201% of the sRGB gamut, you can’t really go wrong with this one.
The Yoga comes equipped with a powerful Intel Core i7, 12th gen so you can go ahead and do graphic designing without worrying about it buckling under the work. Lenovo was also gracious enough to throw in a stylus for people who are going to get this wondrous machine for creative purposes.
HP Pavilion Plus
A clamshell laptop is the standard machine and many would expect it to come with standard components. Nay! The HP Pavilion Plus pulls ahead of the usual fodder by offering a 14-inch gorgeous IPS screen, a good price that doesn’t burn a hole through your wallet, and a helpful selection of ports. All while staying below the $1000 radar.
Pavilions are built for business so they don’t usually go for a premium feel per se but the Plus has been added next to this one for a reason. HP melded together both aluminum and plastic to captivate users who prefer the good, sleek stuff.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 11)
A sturdy workhorse should look like it means business. Enter, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon. A machine that has a daunting presence and comes equipped with everything you’d need to boost productivity in a jiffy. It doesn’t bulk up like many other ultrabooks do. Yet, it embodies the spirit of a laptop that can get work done without the risk of heating up.
Pair this wondrous piece of tech with a viable internet connection like that of Spectrum and you have a machine that can keep you connected at work with all of your respective apps running in the background.
Note that even though the laptop itself can provide a seamless work experience, it can’t do anything if your internet connection falls prey to constant hiccups. For this reason, and if you need a switch up, get in touch with Spectrum Customer Service and hook yourself up with an internet that respects the machine you’re linking it up with.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482
What might first seem like nothing more than an abomination is later rightfully digested as a behemoth in the laptop world. Chock full of innovation, the Asus ZenBook Duo is a testament to impeccable engineering and Asus’ commitment to striving above and beyond. The ZenBook Duo sports a 14-inch 1080p screen, with a 12.6-inch screen pad plus down below.
For a laptop with two screens instead of one, you’d expect this laptop to die down twice as fast as a regular machine. But for what it’s worth, the ZenBook Duo can stay alive for more than ten hours on a single charge. Even the speakers are really good. But what impresses us the most is that the regular price tag comes in at just $999. Wicked, isn’t it?
That’s a wrap for all we have for you as far as premium laptops go. The market is currently saturated with all kinds of gimmicks and gizmos but we’ve done our research when we tell you that the aforementioned machines are every bit worth of your hard-earned money. Catch them on sale this holiday season and bring home happiness. Literally.