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Lenovo ThinkPad E540 Touch
The best laptop for: General purposes
There might be an overall trend toward thin, light and durable tech, but Lenovo's ThinkPad E540 Touch flies in the face of this; it's a heavy brute of a laptop packed with power. The 15.6-inch machine runs on the Windows 8.1 operating system and is equipped with an Intel Core 2.4GHz processor, Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4GB RAM and 500GB storage, as well as touchscreen capabilities. For students who enjoy the feel of a tough keypad and robust machine, Lenovo's laptop is a powerful product at a reasonable price.
Dell Inspiron 15 7537
The best laptop for: Multimedia
Dell's Inspiron 15 7537 laptop is an attractive creature thanks to its aluminium chassis, and its 15.6-inch screen, 1920x1080 display, 4th generation Intel i7 processor, 16GB memory and 1TB storage make it shine for multimedia purposes. Film students, those addicted to TV shows or who want to stream video will enjoy the capabilities of this laptop. The laptop's touchscreen capabilities work well with the Windows 8.1 operating system.