Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – i5, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – with protective cover for $ 799 ($ 230 discount) 8/10 WIRED recommends). There are cheaper surfaces, but this is a good price for the best hybrid model. Be sure to use the pen if you want to use tablet mode for taking notes or drawing.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon – i5, 256GB – for $ 999 ($ 1,150 discount)
I'm a ThinkPad fan and the X1 is definitely the smartest model (8/10 WIRED recommends). This configuration uses the Intel Core i5, offering 8 gigabytes of RAM, a 256-gigabyte SSD, and Windows 10 Pro. The 14-inch IPS display (1,920 x 1
HP Omen Gaming Laptop for $ 720 (US $ 280)
The 15-inch Omen is HP's gaming laptop that starts with a ninth-generation i5 processor (we recommend upgrading to an i7 for better performance, though this adds $ 280 to the price ) and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with 4 gigabytes of video memory. The 8 gigabytes of RAM are sufficient, but if you can swing it, 16 gigabytes will greatly improve your life.
HP Specter x360 i7 for $ 1,000 (US $ 400)
The 13-inch HP Specter x360 is one of our most popular high-end laptops (9/10 , WIRED Recommends). The base model features an eighth generation Intel i7 chip with 8 gigabytes of RAM and a 512 gigabyte SSD. The 15-inch version with a newer i7 chip and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card (4GB) is also available for $ 1,250 ($ 400 off) instructions, including which iPad you should actually buy, the best Amazon tablets and our guide to the best tablets.