Father's Day is getting closer and if you haven't decided what to get as a dear old father, check out the incredible laptops below. The Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, and Microsoft Surface Pro X are three of the best portable computers you can buy for money. They are all offered with savings of up to $ 200. However, you need to order soon to make sure they will arrive before the big day.
– $ 859 was $ 999
With the Surface Pro X, every aspect of the Surface Pro line from Microsoft has been completely modernized. Although the Surface Pro X was released simultaneously with the Surface Pro 7, it was in the foreground for many reasons in last year's Surface event. This is the 2-in-1 machine we've always dreamed of. Finally, it has a gorgeous thin bezel display, is incredibly thin and light, and the compatible Surface Slim Pen (sold separately) offers wireless charging and is better in the design of the Surface Pro X and Type Cover keyboard (also sold separately) integrated.
The Surface Pro X's case is the thinnest and lightest we've seen on a Surface device. It's 0.2 inches thickest and only weighs 1.68 pounds, which sets a new standard for the portability of a 2-in-1 machine. You won't have any difficulty holding this tablet with one hand. The 13-inch touchscreen display with 2880 × 1920 pixels is equally impressive. It is bright and beautiful and is flanked by the thinnest bezels. The top bezel is still a bit thick to support the IR camera used for Windows Hello face detection, but feels as elegant and modern as the iPad Pro.
In contrast to the previous iterations of the Surface Pro series, the Surface Pro X uses an ARM-based chipset, which was produced together with Qualcomm. Microsoft claims that this chipset can be up to three times faster than the Surface Pro 6. This is an ambitious claim, but after our tests, we can say with certainty that he can easily swap punches with the most powerful laptops.
The Microsoft Surface Pro X needs both the Surface Slim Pen and the Type Cover to reach its full potential. As a tablet, it's still incredible, if limited. Get it today on Amazon for $ 859 instead of $ 999. In addition, with approval of the Amazon Rewards Visa Card, you can save an additional $ 50 immediately, which further reduces the price to $ 809.
– $ 880 was $ 900
For several years, the Dell XPS 13 with its numerous iterations remained our first choice for the best laptop that you can buy. This also applies to the latest version 2020. It is one of the most beautiful and best built Ultrabooks on the market. The sides are covered with diamond cut aluminum and offer luxury and first-class workmanship. Aside from its stunning and robust design, it now has a larger 16:10 screen flanked by an almost frameless bezel, lightning-fast performance, great port selection, and an exceptional combination of keyboard and touchpad. The only negative thing about it is that it has one USB-C port less, but that didn't stop us from giving it a perfect 5-star rating. The XPS 13 is currently available on Dell's official website for $ 880 instead of $ 900.
The 13.4-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 non-touch display of this laptop (the 4K touchscreen version brings you back for $ 300 and is a power hog) brims with lush colors, deep contrasts, and one incredible amount of details. It also gets amazingly bright with a 500-nit anti-glare display. Dell calls the InfinityEdge bezel the screen and is beautifully sparse and modern.
Another good feature of the XPS 13 is its keyboard. The keycaps are larger and have less space between the XPS 13 2-in-1 models. They now extend to the sides of the keyboard deck. The keyboard is very comfortable to type with a firm and tactile ground movement.
Equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor and 4 GB RAM, this laptop offers incredibly smooth and lightning-fast performance with no signs of lag. And with its 256 GB PCIe SSD, transferring files is anything but sluggish. In terms of battery life, as we mentioned earlier, we recommend skipping the 4K touchscreen model if you want the longest lifespan. In our light surfing test on the Internet, this device lasted more than 11.5 hours.
The Dell XPS 13 is thin, fast, durable and practically perfect. You can get it for $ 880 on the Dell official website.
– $ 1,100 was $ 1,300
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is beautiful and remains the most luxurious laptop on the market. It is rock hard and has an aluminum unibody with no visible seams. Though it has a fantastic display, top-notch processor and hard drive performance, it has a frustrating lack of ports and a lackluster keyboard. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor is currently available at Best Buy for $ 200 below the usual price. Get it for $ 1,100 instead of $ 1,300.
The MacBook Pro's Retina display is great. With a pixel resolution of 2,560 × 1,600, the screen is not only super high resolution, but also ridiculously bright, colorful and rich in contrast. The images look extremely realistic and the colors are fantastic thanks to True Tone technology.
When it comes to performance, the MacBook Pro has delivered some of the best numbers we've ever seen in processor and hard drive testing. However, this laptop is not suitable for gaming. Graphically demanding games like Civilization VI ran badly with many glitches.
While we're happy to see that the MacBook Pro still has a headphone jack, Apple decided that USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 were the future, and decided to skip every second port, so this model only had two USB-C ports remained. Although there are some advantages to the ease of port selection, you will need adapters for other peripherals you want to connect.
This MacBook Pro includes the Touch Bar. It provides a quick way to scroll through lists and can also be useful if you want to scroll through a video, but it is limited by its size. The miniature content previews shown are helpful, but so small that it is often difficult to tell tabs apart, even when only three or four are open.
Despite its shortcomings, it is difficult to discredit the incredible build quality, lightning-fast performance, and impressive display of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Get it today for $ 1,100 at Best Buy.
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