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Laptop Recommendations

Products, prices and specification change constantly. The listed recommendations are for general information only and should not be accepted as accurate at any given time. Always confirm current specifications match your needs.

You may be interested in our Personal Computer Buying Service along with selecting the proper form factor ( Desktop, laptop, All-in-One ) and feature recommendations.


  • Know how much hard drive space you require. (Most get by with a 250GB drive)
  • Know how large a screen you prefer. 15.6 is a good medium between excessively small or large. Small screens make the battery last longer along with being more portable.

If you don’t have much in the way of pictures and videos saved on your computer, a 256 GB SSD drive is typically more than enough. If you have upwards of 50,000 pictures and videos, chances are a 500GB or 1T drive is in order. These recommendations offer 250 – 500 GB SSD drives. 

Dell computer prices vary based on features and build quality

  • Inspiron: Consumer Grade
  • Vostro: Consumer\Business
  • Latitude: Business Grade
  • XPS: Consumer Professional Grade
  • Precision: Business Professional Grade

No matter what model you go with, make sure the laptop comes with the following specifications or greater:

  • Intel i5 Processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 250 GB Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • 15.6″ screen or greater, probably.

For some, lesser specifications may be adequate, such as single use computers or those who open just a few browser tabs. See our options page outlining specifications you may want to consider.

We receive no compensation from Dell, Lenovo, or any other vendors or third parties. These recommendations or our personal buying assistance service are meant to replace the custom units we’ve offered for 30 years. 

Check Them Out!

Inspiron 15 3000


Consumer Grade
Excellent Price/Performance
15″/12GB/i5/256GB SSD
$636 (Varies)
As of 3/5/2021

IdeaPad 5


Consumer Grade
*Lenovo Brand
Excellent Price/Performance
15″/8GB/Ryzen 5/256 SSD
Uses the AMD Ryzen Processor
$589 (Varies)
Item# 3910514
As of 3/5/2021

IdeaPad 5


Consumer Grade
*Lenovo Brand
15″/8GB/i7/256 SSD
Uses an Intel Processor
$649 (Varies)
Item# 7998289
As of 3/5/2021

New Vostro 3500


Our No.1 Recommendation
Excellent Price\Performance\Quality
15″/8GB/i5/256GB SSD
As of 3/5/2021

No touch, DVD, or backlit keyboard

Inspiron 7000 15 2-in-1


Consumer Grade
Excellent Price/Performance
15″/8GB/i5/256 SSD
Screen flips to tablet mode
Used the latest 11th Gen Processor
As of 3/5/2021

Bigger and Better!

As with anything computer related, there are bigger and better laptops available that are focused on engineering, video production, high end gaming, etc. 

For those, we offer personalized buying assistance services.

Contact us with any questions!