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The best laptops of 2014

Choosing the best laptop is never easy, and if you have to decide on one of those that have been presented during this 2014, the task can be somewhat more complicated given its general quality. That is why we are going to make that decision easier for you by selecting the best laptops of 2014 for you.

Mountain Cobalt

Mountain Cobalt

mountainsa Spanish brand that in recent years has been a benchmark for quality and performance in the manufacture of laptops and desktop.

Mountain is characterized by combining high-quality components in its computers and integrating them in a personalized and almost handcrafted way into high-performance equipment tailored to your needs. A good example of it is this Mountain Cobalt (aka Graphite 20 Pro), a high performance laptop that does not leave indifferent who tries it.

This laptop comes with a Intel fourth generation processor i7-4710MQ at 2.50GHz and 8GB of DDR3L RAM With a frequency of 1600 MHz and in a distribution of 2 x 4 GB, it allows you to take full advantage of the benefits of Dual Channel technology.

He Mountain Cobalt has a screen 13.3” inch Full HDalthough you can optionally add a QHD+ and achieve an incredible resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. It also includes a disk Crucial M500 240GB mSATA SSD and the option to add a second storage unit or create a RAID 0 configuration.

Each of the details of this laptop stands out for its quality, which has undoubtedly led it to be among best laptops of 2014.

Screen size 13.3-inch Full HD
Processor Intel Core i7 4710MQ

8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3L 1600MHz SODIMM

Storage Crucial M500 240GB mSATA SSD
Graphics Nvidia GTX 860M 2GB GDDR5
Battery 5 hours
OS Optional
Weight less than 2 kg
Price From €1,260

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MacBook Pro Retina 2014

MacBook Pro Retina 2014

He MacBook Pro Retina It is another of the devices that could not be missing in this collection of best laptops of 2014.

In fact, it has been a regular on this type of list and it does not lack merits for it. Year after year Apple makes small adjustments to the features on your laptopprofessional profilewhich keep him on the crest of the wave.

On this occasion, to its more than proven quality of the 13-inch or 15-inch Retina display and its robust construction aluminum unibody, the update is added for its processors that incorporate the latest models of the family Haswell i5 and i7 from Inteldepending on the chosen screen size.

In addition, Apple has increased the RAM memory of its macbook pro retinawhich include 8 and 16 GB configurations.

Screen size 13.3 or 15-inch IPS Retina
Processor Intel Core i5 (13.3” version) or Intel Core i7 (15” version)

8/16 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz memory

Storage 128/256/512 GB Flash PCIe
Graphics Intel Iris Graphics
Battery 9 hours
OS OS X Yosemite
Weight 1.57 Kg (13”) and 2.02 Kg (15”)
Price From €1,329

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Toshiba Satellite P50t

Toshiba Satellite P50t

The Japanese brand is doing a great job in the field of laptops, and they are present in the entire range of ranges. From the cheapest laptops you can find for saleuntil best laptops of 2014of which we bring you a small sample.

The one chosen to gain a place in this selection is the Toshiba Satellite P50t that incorporates an incredible UHD touch screen capable of offering a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) with a pixel density of 282 dpi and colors so real that it has the technicolor certification.

But since the screen is not everything in a laptop, the set is finished off with the brute force provided by its processor. Intel Core i7-4710WQ 2.5GHz.their 16GB RAM arranged in a Dual Channel configuration (2 x 8GB per channel) and one GPU AMD Radeon R9 M265X 2 GB dedicated, which supports the already integrated Intel.

In addition to all this power, the Toshiba Satellite P50t has an aluminum finish that gives it a modern and elegant appearance. It also has a backlit keyboard that will allow you to continue working even in low-light environments.

Screen size UHD 15.6″ LED Touch (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Processor Intel Core i7-4710HQ

16GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x8GB)

Storage HDD 1TB

Intel GMA HD Graphics 4600 (Integrated) + AMD Radeon R9 M265X.

Battery 4.5 hours
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Weight 2.35kg
Price €1,350

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

During this 2014, the hybrid laptopshalfway between traditional laptops and high-performance tablets, have been gaining a place in this collection of the laptops of 2014. Of particular relevance has been the incursion of the Yoga Pro range which, in the first instance with the Yoga 2 Pro and a few weeks ago with the presentation of the Yoga 3 Pro.

This latest model presents a major revision to the already excellent technical specifications of the Yoga 2 Pro, incorporating the innovative Intel Core M-70 processor, 8 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM and 13-inch touch screen and IPS panel with QHD+ resolution (3200 x 1800 pixels) with Gorilla Glass protection and a 256 GB SSDalthough optionally it can be expanded up to 512 GB.

But this hybrid laptop not only stands out for its hardware specifications, but also for its finishes.

The most striking thing is the versatility of its screen that, with a 360° rotation radius thanks to an advanced hinge system made up of more than 800 pieces of steel and aluminum, allows it to be positioned at any angle to be used as a laptop or tablet. its barely 1.2kg and his profile of only 12.8mm thick will make it the inseparable companion in your day to day.

Screen size 13-inch IPS QHD+ (3200 x 1800 pixels)
Processor Intel Core M-70

8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz

Storage 256GB SSD

Intel HD Graphics 5300

Battery up to 9 hours
OS Windows 8.1 Pro
Weight 1.19 kg
Price From €1,599

Asus ZenBook UX303

Asus ZenBook UX303

After the impressive results obtained by its predecessor, the Asus ZenBook UX301comes the one who will surely be a worthy successor to share the Olympus of the best notebooks of 2014.

He Asus ZenBook UX305 It has specifications that, despite not being the most powerful you’ll find on this list, are especially interesting due to their portability.

Its size is located in the niche of 13.3 inches with an IPS QHD + touch screen that offers a 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution and a density of 276 dpi. The management of such a resolution is the responsibility of a Nvidia GT840M 2GB DDR3 GPU which supports the Intel HD Graphics 4400 that integrates the processor.

Inside it beats an Intel Core i7 4510U processor at 2 GHz, which ensures the optimization of battery use, 12GB of RAM and a storage 256GB SSD. All this assembled in a tight 17 millimeters thick and a weight of only 1.45kg.

Screen size 13-inch IPS QHD+ (3200 x 1800 pixels)
Processor 2GHz Intel Core i7 4510U

6/12GB DDR3

Storage 128/ 256 GB SSD

Intel HD Graphics 4400

Battery 6 cells
OS Windows 8.1 Pro
Weight 1.45kg
Price From €990

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition

This will probably be the last year that we’ll see a Samsung laptop occupying a place in a list of the best laptops, or at least as far as Europe is concerned.

However, they say goodbye to Europe in style with the presentation of the latest update to their balanced ATIV Book range.

The new version has a processor Intel i5 4200U at 1.6 Ghz and 8 GB of RAM, which provide a good balance between consumption and performance. To the set of updates is added a revision of its screen that offers as an option a touch panel with resolution QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800 pixels).

Like its predecessor, the 2014 version of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 It is made of aluminum that gives it a touch of elegance while lightening its weight to the 1.39kg and all this in just 13.6 millimeters. Without a doubt, this is a great incentive if you have to carry it with you throughout the day.

Screen size 15.6″ with 1920×1080 or QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
Processor Intel i5 4200U @ 1.6GHz

8GB DDR3L @ 1600-MHz

Storage 128GB SSD

Intel HD Graphics 4400

Battery up to 10 hours
OS Windows 8.1
Weight 1.39kg
Price From €1100

Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15

Another laptop that could not be missing from our collection of ultrabook highlights of 2014 is the new version of Dell XPS 15.

To its already well-known robustness and elegance in design and construction, the use of aluminum and carbon fiber is added to further increase its durability and the use of Gorilla Glass to preserve the integrity of its screen that, after this last update shows a 15.6-inch LED touch panel with TrueLife and resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels.

The power is provided by a powerful Intel i7 4712HQ and 16GB of RAM distributed in two channels of 8 Gb each. For tasks that require a high level of graphic demand, the Dell XPS 15 how much with one Nvidia GeForce GT 750M GPU 2 GB of dedicated memory that will give fluidity to all kinds of multimedia content and games.

For the storage of XPS 15, Dell has opted for a curious configuration that combines the reliability and capacity of a hard disk of 1TB next to a 32GB SSD that gives fluidity of use to the whole.

A laptop that exudes quality on all four sides.

Screen size 15.6″ QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
Processor Intel i7 4712HQ

16 GB of RAM (2×8 GB)

Storage 1TB HDD+ 32GB SSD

Nvidia GeForce GT 750M GPU

Battery 6 cells (61Whr)
OS Windows 8.1
Weight 2.01kg
Price From €1549

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