I know Microsoft Windows 8 is already in the market but I’m not really sure if it captured hearts of laptop and computer users. On the other hand, many people still want Windows 7 OS which was a huge hit and it certainly replaced the Windows XP. However, most of big brands are manufacturing new laptops with pre-installed Windows 8 and that’s really a bad news for Windows 7 lovers. That’s the reason most of them have to go with a laptop that comes with DOS. Anyhow, there are still few Windows 7 laptops which are manufactured recently and that are exactly what we’re going to showcase in this list.
What most of people do these days is buy a laptop with genuine copy of Windows 8 and then format it to Windows 7. But the thing you should know before doing this is that they charge you extra for Windows 8 and I don’t think it really is a good idea because you’re not going to use it anyway. In this article, I’m going to list the best Windows 7 laptops that you can still buy for a reasonable price and you’ll have your own genuine pre-installed Windows 7 OS without any hassle. So what are we waiting for? Let’s see what Windows 7 laptops are best in 2013.
10. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430
This 14-inch laptop from Lenovo ThinkPad series is one of the best laptops for business users and provides a solid experience and performance while working. Best thing about it is certainly its battery life which lasted for more than 7 hours and I don’t think there’s any other laptop at this price that can last for this long. Other than that, it also includes a DVD drive which can be extremely helpful for people who love to watch movies on their laptop. The Edge E430 comes with Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1366×768 resolution and 500 GB hard disk drive.
9. ASUS ZenBook Prime UX31A
The ASUS Prime UX31A is a 13-inch ultrabook which still can be bought with pre-installed Windows 7. It has truly been one of my favorite laptops since it was first revealed in June 2012 and main reason behind that is its SSD, not many laptops in 2012 had pre-installed SSD. Before buying Zenbook you can customize it as you like and choose between 128 GB or 256 GB SSD. Other than that, you also have an option to choose between i5 or i7 processor. Default version of this notebook costs around $1000 and other specs include 4GB RAM, Intel 4000 HD graphics and of course Windows 7.
8. Lenovo IdeaPad U410
The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 is yet another ultrabook in this list of best windows 7 laptops which comes with pre-loaded Windows 7 and is still one of the best selling laptops. This 14-inch laptop can be bought in various colors and you can decide which one will suit you better, I think the “Graphite Gray” color is the most popular one and suits really well on anyone whether it be a business user or gamer. It features 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, i5 processor, 750 GB hard drive and NVIDIA Geforce 610M GT graphics card. Special thing about this device is its stylish and slim design which can be extremely appealing to anyone, so if you’re looking for something really attractive then this is exactly what you need.
7. HP Envy 14 Spectre
The Envy Spectre 14 is definitely one of the most stylish yet solid ultrabooks which comes with a genuine copy of Windows 7. Best feature of this 14-inch laptop is certainly its glass lid. It’s not just a stylish laptop but also one of the sleekest laptops I’ve ever come across. It comes with Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 9 hours battery life and Intel HD 3000 graphics card. Other than nice design, its in-built hardware is of nice quality as well and that’s the reason it runs 64-bit Windows 7 really well. The HP Envy Spectre 14 is an extremely eye-catching laptop since it was first revealed and I think reason behind that is certainly its aluminum body and scratch resistant glass.
6. Alienware ALW14-1870sLV
We all know that Alienware is known for manufacturing top class gaming laptops. ALW14 is no different and can run just about any game or application on Windows 7 really well. Regular Alienware laptops of 17 and 19 inches are kind of heavy and I only prefer them when you need a laptop only for gaming. Or else, 14-inch is the best windows 7 laptop and provides enough portability and power. Its hardware contains Intel 4th generation i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 750 GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 750M GT and genuine 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. Not just its processor but also the graphics card is of new generation and you can effortlessly perform heavy applications on this 14-inch Alienware notebook.
5. Toshiba Portege Z935
The Toshiba Z935 is a 13-inch ultrabook which comes with pre-loaded Windows 7 and is one of the most expensive and overpriced laptops. Anyhow, its performance is what it is known for and it’s also one of the slimmest laptops around. It packs 3rd generation Intel i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128 GB SSD and genuine Windows 7. The Z935 is the latest model from Portege series and if you’re looking for some extremely lightweight laptop to travel around then this is what you need. Best thing about it is certainly its boot time which is less than 10 seconds thanks to its SSD and other than that its design and color is nice as well.
4. Lenovo ThinkPad T430
The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is a 14-inch LED notebook that comes with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. Current price of this laptop is around $750 and it sports high-end specs such as Intel Core i5 Dual Core processor, 4GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk drive and of course Windows 7 which can be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. Its 1366 x 768 LED backlit display makes sure that you get an extremely sharp screen with anti-glare technology and Intel 4000 HD graphics makes it even more impressive. All in all, I think this laptop from Lenovo really stands out of crowd and is especially designed for professionals.
3. Dell Latitude E6430
I have already listed plenty of regular laptops and one gaming laptop in this list of best Windows 7 laptops. The Dell Latitude E6430 is the king of business laptops and yet it comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. It might look like a very old device but it surely isn’t and was first revealed in June 2012. This 14-inch business notebook comes with 3rd generation Intel i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM and 320 GB hard disk. Other than that, it has 2x 2.0 USB ports and 2x 3.0 USB ports. Overall, I’d recommend this notebook to any businessman who is looking for a laptop with Windows 7.
2. Lenovo ThinkPad W530
Lenovo surely is one of the most popular laptop brands and they have been manufacturing top notch computers and laptops for years now. The Lenovo ThinkPad W530 is a perfect notebook for workstations and will certainly be able to handle anything you throw at it. This 15-inch laptop from Lenovo ThinkPad series includes a new style keyboard which is extremely comfortable and makes your work a lot easier. Specifications of this new style laptop are latest as well such as Intel i7 processor, SuperMulti DVD drive, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD and NVIDIA Quadro 2GB graphics card. These specs along with Windows 7 are certainly enough to perform just about any application or game, so if you can afford this powerful laptop then there’s no alternative for ThinkPad W530.
1. Samsung Series 7 Gamer
The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is most certainly among the top 10 gaming laptops and it can effortlessly compete with Alienware gaming laptops. I have personally used this notebook for more than a year and it ran just about any game smoothly with the maximum graphics settings. Watching movies, playing games or even simply surfing on its full HD display is a treat for your eyes. And let’s not forget the audio quality of this gaming Windows 7 laptop which is simply unbelievable. Obviously this 17-inch gaming laptop comes with high-end specifications such as Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 1.5 TB hard disk drive, NVIDIA GeForce 2GB GTX 675M graphics card, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and Blu-Ray DVD ROM.