Top 10 Best i7 Laptops in 2013

Personal laptop is extremely common these days and most of laptop users want those devices that can easily perform games, videos and heavy applications. And also it should be able to handle multi-tasking smoothly. Anyways, in case you too are looking for that kind of useful laptop then I’d suggest you to go for a laptop with Intel core 3rd generation i3 processor. A laptop with this kind of processor has plenty of benefits and they are real easy to handle latest games, multi-tasking, applications, etc. Besides processor they also have latest specs like 4-8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk drive and also a good graphics card.

So if playing video games and multi-tasking is your essential need then I’d say you should totally go with a laptop that includes no loess than Intel Core i7 processor. Well, if you’ve made your mind then this article is surely going to help you choose the best laptop for you with an i7 processor. Let’s check out what are the best 3rd generation i7 laptops in 2013.

Note: We update this list of best i7 laptops every now and then since there are plenty of latest notebooks popping up every month.

10. Dell Inspiron 15R 5520


The Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 is truly one of the cheapest and best i7 laptops and the current price of this device is around $600 which I think is very much reasonable. Other than 3rd generation i7 processor of 3.1 GHz this 15-inch laptop comes with 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 1GB graphics card, 1 MP Webcam, four 3.0 USB ports and Windows 7. There are plenty of cases in different colors that you get with the laptop which can be extremely helpful to customize it. This amazing feature of changing color every now and then is exclusive and you can simply change it whenever you want according to your outfit or mood.

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9. Acer Aspire V3-571G


This one is another affordable core i7 laptop which is extremely attractive and costs only about $799. Having a regular 15.6 inches screen, this particular notebook from Acer is endowing all of the current substances which would match all of your heavy multi-tasking requirements. It has 4GB RAM which you can surely upgrade and make it to 8GB as well as 750 GB hard drive. Fortunate with 2GB GeForce focused graphics card, this particular notebook from Acer will unquestionably fulfill nearly all your gaming tasks. Other than these, it has got all regular specs such as three USB ports, 1.3 MP Webcam, HDMI port, LAN port and large inbuilt card reader.

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8. Toshiba Satellite L850


Toshiba Satellite L850 is the latest i7 core laptop with a regular screen size of 15.6 inches and like other laptops in this list it also comes with 4GB RAM and third generation i7 core processor plus Radeon 7670M HD graphics card. Best and exclusive thing about this laptop is its weight which is only about 2.4 kg. This notebook possesses all regular specs like 750 GB hard drive, Webcam, USB ports, LAN port, HDMI port, etc. This is a great laptop from Toshiba which can be easily bought from local stores for about $850.

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7. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530


Lenovo ThinkPad laptop is the initial notebook that possesses IVY-Bridge tech and comes with third generation i7 core processor. Current price of this laptop has been set to $939 which should reduce dramatically. Other than awesome i7 processor, it has 1TB hard drive, 6GB RAM, 3.0 USB port, NVIDIA GT GeForce graphics card of 630M and dual wireless network. Display screen is regular of 15.6 inches and you’re getting 64 bit Microsoft Windows pre-installed within it.

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6. ASUS R500VD


Well, how can possibly ASUS left behind when we are talking about third generation i7 laptops? ASUS R500VD notebook too comes with an Intel core i7 processor plus NVIDIA GT GeForce 610M graphics card and 4GB RAM. It comes with Original Microsoft Windows 7 and has an excellent clean model which will certainly charm you and you can buy it for around $930.

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Well, here is another great third generation i7 laptop from ASUS. It is very much similar to other laptops in our list and comes with NVIDIA graphics card of 610M as well as 4GB RAM and can perform all your heavy applications effectively. It has all regular specs too like HDMI port, USB ports, card reader, Webcam, etc. It is available in most of computer stores for around $1000 and comes with Original Microsoft Windows 7.

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4. Sony VAIO SVS13127PXB S Series


I know there are many Sony VAIO fans around the world and on my blog too and this amazing and latest laptop from Sony is definitely going to make you happy. The Sony VAIO SVS13127PXB had been recently introduced by Sony and comes with almost every single latest technology plus has a great battery life. It has 8GB RAM already inside it which can be expanded up to 12GB and HD Graphics card 4000 by Intel. Yeah, I know graphics card is not as it should be, but trust me it is easily capable of running all your HD games and heavy applications. Its backlit keyboard makes this laptop stand out of crowd and small screen of 13.3 inches makes it even more flexible and portable. Surprisingly, DVD writer has been built in this notebook and also exclusively it comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 8. This laptop from Sony VAIO series is available in several attractive colors including pink and can be bought from stores for around $1100.

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3. HP Pavilion DV6


HP recently introduced their new laptop which is HP Pavilion DV6 and how can we exclude it from the list of best third generation core i7 laptops. It really is a great device for playing video games due to its 3.3 GHz core i7 processor. It comes with 2GB graphics card which will make your gaming even smoother and 6GB RAM. It has 4 USB ports of 3.0, LAN port, card reader, HDMI port, Webcam and best of all, finger print sensor. You can get this amazing laptop with Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit and has a regular display screen of 15.6-inch. Currently the price of this i7 laptop is around $1200 and you can easily find it in most of laptop stores.

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2. Apple MacBook Pro 15


How can we forget Apple’s MacBook Pro in the list of best i7 processor laptops? I know there are millions of Apple fans in the world and they’d kill me if I didn’t include Apple’s device in this post. It is gallant and slim laptop just like other ones from Apple and comes with third generation i7 core processor of 3.5 GHz, Graphics card of 4000 plus 1000 video memory and 8GB RAM. Other than these amazing specs it also has front HD Webcam, 8x Super drive and 512GB hard drive. Battery backup is pretty much impressive of 7-8 hours and comes with newest MAC OS. This laptop is priced at around $1800 which is quite expensive comparing to other i7 processor laptops, but you know how Apple products are, and they simply can’t be compared with other laptop brand products.

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1. HP Envy 17


Finally this list is about to end and I am quite happy that it is ending with HP Envy 17 laptop. Yeah, I know it is pretty much costly but you’ll forget about the price once you get to know its features. It is powered with original third generation i7 processor, 1GB Radeon graphics card, 8GB RAM and hard disk of 750 GB. Other than these effective specs it also includes DVD writer, 2 headphones jacks, card reader, LAN port, HDMI port and 2 monitor ports. At a time you can connect 3 display screens with this laptop. This laptop comes with original copy of Microsoft Windows 7 and best thing about it is its display screen which simply can’t be compared with other laptops. Currently its price is set to $1499 but it should reduce eventually.

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Finally, this long list has been ended and I have showcased all top class i7 core processor laptops and now it’s time for you to pick the best one according to your needs and budget. What I learnt from this post is Apple is as good as it was, HP is swiftly improving and Sony is still ruling with their VAIO series.

  • I already own 2 macbooks, but due to incompatibility of applications I need to buy a windows based laptop and I haven’t seen much of HP laptops around and I am shocked seeing it on top.. so what could be the reason people don’t buy hp laptops? are they really costly or what? Right now I am confused between Sony VAIO and HP Envy, budget is not the problem but it has to be reliable.. so a quick reply from someone experienced about laptops would be heartly appreciated.. thanks..


    February 19, 2013

  • @Nicki
    It totally depends on your needs, VAIO laptops are common for its design and no other laptop can compete with it in looks, but HP Envy is way better if we talk about performance.. yeah, it’s not fast as macbook but since you are looking for Windows based laptop, you should go for HP Envy or Pavilion..


    February 20, 2013

  • For me it’s always been sony laptops and I am not interested in trying out any others.. I am about to buy a new version of Sony VAIO laptop and thought I might do a little research about i7 laptops from Sony and I got here. And guess what, I am totally disappointed to see there is no sony vaio laptop in list of best i7 laptops.. may I ask why is that?


    February 28, 2013

  • @ Max, it looks like you haven’t read the whole article because if you did then you might have seen that I have added a laptop from Sony VAIO S series with i7 processor on forth place, hope that answers your question.


    February 28, 2013

  • Nice post but I’d like to tell you that many top laptop brands like apple, sony, lenovo, toshiba are drowning and only reason for that is their expensive prices of laptops.. small brands like dell and asus have been manufacturing great laptops for affordable price which can last few years without any hassle.


    March 1, 2013

  • You have a point Atif, but I’d exclude Sony and Toshiba from your list since their laptops are pretty much affordable. Well, yeah Apple laptops can be damn expensive but still they own the title of best selling i7 laptops.


    March 13, 2013

  • Hi Preetam, you’ve compiled a nice list here of i7 laptops but in case someone is looking for specifically i7 laptop then I don’t think this is the correct time to buy. As you’ve seen prices usually drop after few months from the original release and i7 processor has just entered market so I think we should give it a little more time.


    March 25, 2013

  • Wow, so many options for i7 laptops, let me make it simple for people here.. if you are looking for affordable notebook then got with #10 Dell Inspiron and if you can afford an expensive laptop then go for MacBook Pro or HP Envy.. it’s simple as that, no need to make it so complicated with a long list..


    April 10, 2013

  • I have been using Macbook from last 2 years only because of its performance but I recently grabbed HP Envy 17 and it surely can be compared with Apple’s MacBook easily plus I love Windows a lot more than Mac OS, so it really is a great news for Windows lovers.. totally in love with i7 processor and eagerly waiting for i9 processor..


    April 18, 2013

  • There are plenty of new Sony VAIO i7 laptops out there and also new Apple MacBook Air which comes with an i7 processor so if you want to update this list you have some really good options.


    May 2, 2013

  • Thanks for your comment Samiksha, and I know there are many new Sony notebooks out there with latest processor and that’s why I am about to write a new post about Sony Vaio laptops.


    May 3, 2013

  • Hi Preetam, first of all I’d like to thank you for writing this nice article..
    I have always used latest hardware for my computer/laptop and of course I am currently using i7 processor in my MacBook Pro, but I’d like to know if these laptops are still good for gaming with just processor or I need a specific gaming laptop to play high definition games?


    May 6, 2013

  • @ Sanjay,
    Basically, Yes these kinds of laptops are really strong and powerful since they are the latest technology and obviously they’ll be amazing for gaming too but if you want to buy a different laptop for playing games swiftly then you might want to check out this post:


    May 6, 2013

  • Are you really serious about Sony VAIO laptops? I think this list is perfect and doesn’t needs any kind of editing.. thanks.. great work!


    May 7, 2013

  • Hi, can you please tell me what exactly this “i7″ is? I think it might be a computer processor, last I heard they were called AMD, P4, Dual-Core, etc.. also these laptops look pretty costly to me so can you please recommend some good laptop with decent price? Btw, I need it for music, movies and light gaming.. Thanks in advance!


    May 16, 2013

  • I have recently bought a Sony VAIO C Series i7 Notebook which costed me about $1100 and believe me its the best you could get at the moment, I know it can be little costly and I’m not sure about VAIO’s reputation on the market.. but I’m more than satisfied with it and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who has enough budget for their laptop.. just thought you might want to add it to the list..


    May 16, 2013

  • Totally agreed with my brother nick and I am here to recommend another cool i7 laptop if you’re good on budget.. Dell Alienware M17X, the best laptop I have ever come across, it can do every single thing you’d want to do on your pc including games, multi-tasking and SSD is totally out of this world.. and about the price, it can be quite pricy.. =p


    May 16, 2013

  • I am looking for a good laptop primarily for work (using Remote Desktop connection) and have been told to stick to a windows OS vs Mac OS? I definitely want i7, price is not a factor within reason, can you recommend one? Dell has recommended the Latitude E6430 at approx $1300, any suggestions or comments to help with my purchase? For close to the same money I can get a Mac? Thanks!


    May 23, 2013

  • Last night I had to sell my ASUS Vivobook for some reason and I am really sad about that, so to make up my mind I have decided to buy a laptop for myself with Intel Core i7 processor and I honestly don’t like your top 3 choices, so I am thinking to go with a Sony VAIO notebook but I just tried to see it on Amazon and it says that this model is out of stock.. so well, what would you suggest? I don’t have much idea about laptop hardware but I certainly want a laptop that’ll run faster than my old one which was Core i5.

    Samantha Smith

    May 24, 2013

  • I honestly don’t understand why Apple MacBook Pro is not listed on top, I have been a Mac user for more than 3 years now and I can guarantee that even a MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5 Processor can beat every single laptop on this list when it comes to performance, stability, audio quality and display.


    June 1, 2013

  • wondering why HP EliteBook (mobile workstation) is not in your list. Last year i was using HP ENVY 17 inch 3D and now i am using HP EliteBOOK 8770W mobile workstation. I prefer 8770W.


    July 25, 2013

  • I really need your help with choosing the perfect laptop for me since I’m very much confused right now and I really don’t understand with what kind of laptop I should go with. Obviously it should be a windows laptop and currently I’m thinking about HP Pavilion G6-2276SA but I’m not really sure if that’s a good laptop for gaming and other heavy stuff.. I do play a lot of games and I’m hell of a gamer.. recommendations please.. Thank you.


    August 5, 2013

  • Hello I need i7 touchscreen laptops that costs less than 1000, can you please tell me with which one to go.. I have seen some good laptops of Sony VAIO, ASUS, HP and Dell and all of them looked good to me, so I’m really confused with the brand here.. advise please!


    August 5, 2013

  • Hi Preetam,

    I’m looking for an i7 laptop that costs less than $500. Am I pushing too much in terms of price?

    I know it’s not just about the processor, I also have to consider RAM and other things. I still using my 4 year old core 2 duo acer laptop which I’ve boost to 8GB RAM and it’s still working fine for my needs. But physically, this acer laptop is breaking down (the hinge) which is why I’m currently looking for a new i7 laptop (might as well get the latest processor if I am to buy a new one).

    But I reckon if it’s more than $500, then I might as well get a Macbook Pro. What do you think?



    August 12, 2013

  • Well, I don’t think you can get a laptop with i7 processor for around $500 so your best bet would be MacBook Pro. Good luck!


    August 18, 2013

  • Hi,
    You are putting great information about latest third generation Intel Core i7 Processor Laptops. Can you suggest me which is best laptop in price range of 40-50k INR?
    Please advice me on this.


    August 16, 2013

  • Since you are from India, I’d say check out Flipkart for i7 laptops with your budget of 40-50k. Btw, my personal favorite with i7 processor would be ASUS K55A. Good luck with choosing your laptop!


    August 18, 2013

  • hi, im doing design work for university/studies. which involves 3D model rendering, photoshop and more design works and etc.

    which i7 processor laptops would be best for me and most affordable (not too expensive).


    August 19, 2013

  • @ chen
    If you’re looking for affordable laptop with i7 processor then I’d suggest you go with ASUS K55A laptop since it’s the only one which is not too expensive yet reliable.


    August 19, 2013

  • Good Day!
    I am looking for a laptop that I could use for Photsoshop, Java, and C++. At the same time I want to play games in this laptop. What Unit would you suggest for me to buy?
    -Thanks in advance.


    August 27, 2013

  • are HP laptops reliable now?
    in past HP laptops were the worst when it came to reliability and longevity.


    October 15, 2013

  • Dell inspiron 15R 5520 is NOT i7, its an i5 based laptop


    October 22, 2013

  • How can you call this a proper top 10 review featuring the processor in it (i7) and only mention the processors speed in one review ?? Seems like a rather important part considering your article title.

    Bob barker

    December 8, 2013

  • My alienware laptop will destroy any of these listed…why are these so low scale if they are considered the best?


    December 18, 2013

  • Why doesn’t the Pic of your #6 Asus R500 show a full keyboard? Everywhere I search shows full keyboard. BTW, not what I want.


    March 26, 2014

  • Hi,I am looking to purchase new laptop. I5 or I7 — 4th generation laptop with basis needs. Kindly suggest me 5 best buy 4th generation you think.


    June 27, 2014

  • Hi, from my point of view all laptops in this list of best i7 laptops are good but I like Macbook the most and also Lenovo due to its performance and hardware. Other than that its display screen is also great so I’m thinking and confused between Macbook and Lenovo.. so please kindly suggest me which one is good, MacBook or Lenovo?


    July 31, 2014

  • all laptops are almost same but asus is the laptop which is awesome for games and also for entertainment. ASUS is the laptop which is not much of use because its display screen isn’t that great compared to other laptops and that’s the reason I don’t like ASUS laptops.


    July 31, 2014

  • All these listed 10 laptops are best because all of them have their own qualities and plenty of latest hardware power. But the best in all is certainly the Lenovo since it has 6GB RAM and I would suggest Lenovo to everyone.


    July 31, 2014

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