Laptops are quickly becoming one of the more major purchases a consumer will make and especially at the higher ends of the price spectrum. As such, it is becoming increasingly more important that the one you choose is one which suits your needs, as well as your budget. For $1000, you do have a very large choice to pick from, although, even for this money most laptops still see compromises and benefits in specific areas. If you are looking for a new laptop, then here are ten choices below $1000 that are worth checking out.
Starting the list today is the ASUS Zenbook (UX305FA). This one is a great performing device for the price and comes with a 13.3-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, the Asus Zenbook comes equipped with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage and powered by an Intel Core M-5Y10 processor. In addition, this one comes with one HDMI port, three USB ports, SD Card reader and comes running on Windows 8.1, although it is eligible to be upgraded to Windows 10.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series
Up next is the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series. This laptop comes with a 13-inch touchscreen display along with a 1366 x 768 resolution. Moving to the inside and the Dell Inspiron 13 comes equipped with 3GB RAM, 500GB storage and powered by a 4th Gen Intel Core i3-4010U processor. If you are looking for a very well priced touchscreen laptop, then this one is worth checking out.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
This one will need little introduction as it is an extremely popular option. This is the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and is one of the best 2-in-1 options you can buy. Once coupled with the keyboard you have a fully functional laptop while when detached, a rather big but portable tablet. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes equipped with a 12-inch screen with a 2160 x 1440 resolution. Inside, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes loaded with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and powered by an Intel Core i5 processor.
Apple MacBook Air
Moving from one popular option to another, up now is the Apple MacBook Air. This is another high performance laptop for under $1000 and comes with a 13.3-inch seen with a 1440 x 900 resolution. Inside, the MacBook Air comes loaded with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and again powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. Of course this one comes running on Apple's operating system Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Laptop Computer
The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is an extremely reliable performing laptop and is one which offers a real good level of value for the price. This one comes with a slightly bigger screen than some of the others, measuring 14-inches in size and offering a 1600 x 900 resolution. Inside, this one comes boasting 8GB RAM, 500GB storage and powered by an Intel Dual Core i5-5200U processor. Not to mention there is a fingerprint reader on offer too.
Dell XPS13 Ultrabook
This is the second Dell laptop to make the list and if you thought the last one was a little underperforming then this might be the one to go for. This is the Dell XPS13 Ultrabook and comes with a 13.3-inch FHD WLED Backlit Infinity Display. Inside, the Dell XPS 13 offers 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and comes running on a 5th Gen Intel Core i5-5200U processor. One of the big selling points with this one is the battery life and as such, if you are looking for a long lasting option, the Dell XPS13 is worth checking out.
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3
If you are looking for a very high performance laptop for under $1000 then one worth considering is the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-75B3. This one comes with a large 15.6-inch screen along with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, we are looking at a decent 8GB RAM, large 1TB storage and powered by a 5th Gen Intel Core i7-5500U processor. Not to mention, this one comes with an NVIDIA GeForce 940M processing the graphics. Great option for those looking for a high performing all round laptop for the price.
HP Spectre x360
In spite of being a household name in computing, HP has been missing from the list so far. That is about to be rectified though, as up now is the HP Spectre x360 – 13-4001dx. This one is another one which is designed to be flexible both physically and in terms of function. Playing on the 360 name, the HP Spectre x360 is able to bend completely so that it can adopt different form functions when needed. In terms of the specs, this one comes equipped with a 13.3-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside this one comes equipped with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and powered by a 5th Gen Intel Core i5-5200U processor.
Lenovo Yoga 3
If flexibility is what you are after, then you cannot get much more flexible than the third Lenovo laptop on today's list. This is the extremely popular Lenovo Yoga 3 and is a 2-in-1 device which comes equipped with a 14-inch touchscreen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, this one comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage and powered by a 5th Gen Intel Core i5-5200U processor. Great option for those looking for a more portable device which performs extremely well.
MSI GP60 LEOPARD-1053
Closing out the list today is one which is worth checking out if you are wanting to try something a little different. This is the MSI GP60 and comes sporting a 15.6-inch display along with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, we are looking at 8GB RAM, 750GB storage and powered by an Intel Core i5-4210H processor, along with an NVIDIA Geforce GTX950M processing the graphics. As such, if you are looking for a more gaming-able laptop, then this is probably the best option to go for.