Best Laptops with Core i7 Processor – Complete Buying Guide 2021

Last Updated on April 26, 2021

Core i7 is one of the latest processor technologies put forward by the Intel Company. It accommodates higher cache memory (which may amount to about 8 MB) while simultaneously proving higher speed for the running of applications. The faster running is the result of combining two technologies – the hyperthreading and the turbo boost. Moreover, this technology also comes with another incorporated technology which is the cooling technology, which makes the machine cool down when over-worked thus reducing the voice it creates. It is most definitely more expensive than the others, but with the benefits, we think it is a good tradeoff. The following are the best laptops we found, in no particular order. 

List of Best Laptops with Core i7 Processor

1. HP Envy

 

HP Envy has a beautiful body coupled with its specifications it is perfect for multitasking, accommodating gaming, work and leisure. 

Performance 

This laptop is powered by 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510u coupled with 8 MB cache memory and 4.9 GHz processor which is enough for the smooth running of the machine. Moreover, it has a 16 GB DDR4 RAM and 512 GB SSD drive, followed by a 32 GB Intel Opate Memory which provides a fast read/write speed. 

Screen Specifications 

Supporting a 17.3-inch Full HD WLED UWVA touch display. As if this was not enough, it has NVIDIA GeForce MX250 4 GB graphics which make the screen usage much more decent and beautiful. 

Weight and Battery Life

A little bit heavier than others in this range, this laptop weighs 6.14 pounds, but given the unmatched and exceptional hardware specifications, it is a good trade off. The battery life is up to 10 hours which is very good for day to day running and middle-tier gaming.

Design

The design of this unparalleled laptop is slim and defined as ultra-portable. This supports an intricate back-lit keyboard, it does have a beautiful and smooth finish, the silver finish color provides an elegant overlook of the machine and makes it exceptional given the price range. Plus, it has all the common ports and a decent battery back-up. 

2. Asus ROG Zephyrus S

 

If price is not a problem for you, this laptop right here can be an absolute killer! With this around $1800 laptop with its top-notch specifications will be an experience. So, if you pick this as your choice, you will totally enjoy the experience of it.

Performance

An 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor by no means falls behind any of the other processors out there. One of the most acceptable high-end processors will give you an experience like none other. 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB SSD storage fulfills all the earlier mentioned features, and likewise designing (2-D or 3-D if you are into it) would be a great experience. A NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU is a hardware like none other.

Display Specifications

It comes with a 15-inch full HD 144 MHz IPS display which means a beautiful display will be witnessed by the user. 15- inch screen, where suffices the need of this laptop, also provides some sort of compaction in the overall design.

Weight and Battery Life

Weight of the device is a reasonable 2.087 Kilos (given its heavy specifications) and can last up to 5 hours without any need for a plug in, so this device has no compromise in this aspect too.

Design

The laptop has a sleek design and is a solid build. Its magnesium-aluminum alloy is again a factor providing a tough feel so you won’t feel hesitation carrying it anywhere. Plus, the backlit keyboard provides an additional design benefit as well as your ease to use it in darker areas.

3. Dell G5 15

For all those readers who were waiting for a laptop from Dell, well here it is. One of the most widely used laptop companies in the world, obviously the expectations would be high, and we are very proud to say that Dell has lived up to its expectation.

Performance

The device is boosted by a 2.3 Giga Herts intel core i7-9750H processor so it is supposed to give you a very brilliant performance. Memory: 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM 2666 MHz.         Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. Storage: 256 GB SSD + 1TB SATA 5,400rpm HDD
All these things combined, ensure you value for money device and performance not found elsewhere. Brilliant! 

Display Specifications

Dell G5 15 comes with a 15.6-inch full HD screen size packing a 1920 x 1080 display will not allow you to miss the slightest of details and the colors and the contrast is well very brilliant. The screen size is not very different from any other laptops in this list and is totally under the parameters of a portable and reasonable screen size device.

Weight and Battery Life

90-WHr battery coming with the device would play a very long-lasting role so the architects on the move would not have much reluctance carrying it around. The 1.68 kg device isn’t much different from the previous laptops in this list thus portability isn’t an issue by any regards.

Design

The keyboard is backlit with blue light and has two levels of brightness. You may want to get a keyboard with RGB lights by paying $30 more, but for the purpose you have to buy it for, we don’t think it’ll be a necessary step. 

What’s even better about the design is that the bezels are thinner compared to its last versions, providing a sleek look and an elegant design, hence the body becomes smaller and thinner.

Pros:

  • Battery life is long
  • The resolution is FHD
  • The make is stylish

Cons:

  • Warranty is for a short time
  • When overloaded it gets loud

4. Alienware M15

Coming to another beast that enters our list. This laptop itself is Amazon’s recommendation. You will see a device with every specification polished and giving an outclass performance in every aspect. The device brought to you by DELL is one of the most promising devices out there, you will never be disanointed.

Performance

With a processor of 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H and obviously a 64-bit Windows 10 home, this laptop might be one of the most promising devices of this list. With a memory specification of 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667 MHz, Storage of 1TB (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID 0, and the Graphics specification equipped with 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design, this laptop is going to be a total beast in its performance. This is one of the laptops with whom we were fully satisfied. 

Display Specifications

The display is again a very comfortable 15.6-inch with 240 Hz 1920×1,080 display so needless to say, its again, one of the greats. The colors are crisp and bright, which will make your designing experience even better. The 4K resolution screen with an OLED panel is sure to give you a flawless experience. 

Weight and Battery Life

The device comes with a weight of 2.16 Kilos, not the most reasonable weight and the heaviest in our list, but given its specifications, the weight is pretty justified. The battery will allow you about 6 hours after charge and I do not think there’s any flaw in this. So overall, the device performs reasonably in this area, but this does not mean it’s any lesser.  

Design

 The best design in this list. With its unique design and ultrathin panels, a beautiful keyboard set upright in the middle, backlit with blue light. In fact, Alienware M15 is the slimmest Alienware laptop ever!

Regardless of how slim the device is, you are going to make no compromises in the ports. The customer gets to see all of the standard ports one needs. Needless to say, this device is a killer choice.

Pros:

  • Great performance
  • Battery life is long
  • Light is great for gaming

Cons:

  • Weight is Heavier compared to others
  • Can get warm

5. Asus VivoBook 15

 

Asus VivoBook 15 is a newly launched laptop which is the finest selection for students and common tourists who are searching for decent economical laptops. It is finished in a slate gray color which adds a premium appearance to it, and it is also an airy device.

Performance 

The laptop runs on the 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor attached with 8GB RAM and 512GB of a solid-state drive. The laptop also comes with a devoted Nvidia GeForce MX250 visuals processor. Well, on paper, this machine seems to be powerful enough to handle all day-to-day usage and is such a device that can be easily used on a daily basis. 

Screen specifications

Asus vivobook 15 has a 15.6-inch full HD 4-way NanoEdge bezel display with a spectacular 88% screen-to-body ratio.

Weight and battery life

The Asus VivoBook S15’s battery life is good, but not great. The laptop lasted 8 hours and 23 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which includes nonstop web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of display brightness. However, can somehow, cover a full-day workshop with little intervals. Moving on to the weight, ASUS VivoBook 15 is thinner and lighter than ever: It weighs just 1.5 kg and has a remarkably thin 19.4mm profile. It’s a daily laptop with the heaviness and compactness of an ultrabook.

Design 

Asus vivobook S15s ergonomic backlit Chiclet keyboard with fingerprint sensor is activated via ‘Windows hello’. Its exclusive Ergo lift design is there for an improved typing position. The VivoBook S15 offers strong performance in a sleek framework along with solid speakers and a comparatively at ease keyboard. However, VivoBook S15’s improved Screen Pad 2.0 still has a few problems and the main 15-inch panel is quite dull making the work less interesting for the user to do.

Pros:

  • Weight
  • The design

Cons:

  • The keyboard isn’t top-notch

6. MacBook Pro 

 

First of all, the 2018 version packs a serious punch and has a great edge over its predecessor from 2016. This latest piece of machinery is best equipped to multitask and would do it without making a sound, figuratively speaking. And it continues the tradition of apple products, longevity, and reliability. 

Screen Specifications

It has an excellent 2560 x 1600 pixels display which makes you see things in the topmost quality with true tone function that reduces the stress on your eyes.

Performance

 It comes packed with a top of the line intel 2.6 GHz hexacore i7 combined with intel UHD and Radeon 560X graphic cards equipped to handle any computing task thrown at it and the super-fast 256 GB SSD lets you open applications at the blink of an eye. 

Design

It has a lightweight aluminum body that makes it extremely portable with a very nice and quiet keyboard. You might be saddened to hear that it doesn’t come with any USB ports, but you could always get dock for it later on, but it does have the apple’s famous thunderbolt 3 ports hat lets you transfer data at speeds beyond imagination and far out of the reach of the traditional USB ports. Lastly, it has a very long battery life that averages about 6 hours.

7. Acer Predator Helios 300

The thing comes with the extremely powerful 9th gen intel i7 CPU and the latest Nvidia 1660TI graphics card that has 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM that can run all the latest AAA games without an issue and any other computing task. Has a 256 GB SSD and 144 Hz display which means has a very fast refresh rate. However, it’s quite bulky, does not have an HDD and not a very long-lasting battery life. And this will set you back a whopping 1200 bucks.

Acer Predator Helios 3000 is one of the best-selling laptops by Acer and falls well within the list of best all-rounder laptops. This machine is essentially perfect for students, work, day to day use, and gaming.

Performance

Acer Predator Helios 3000 is based on the 9th generation core i7 processor further accompanied by a 16 GB DDR4 RAM and 512 GB worth of PCle NVMe SSD which is bound to create an experience that is uniquely wonderful. This too is powered by Windows 10, which again is the latest and makes the money well spent. 

Screen Specifications 

 The screen size is 15.6 inches which makes watching movies fun and make work easier. Moreover, the screen is Full HD and has a LED Backlit IPS display which is not common for a laptop in this range. Furthermore, the graphics for this machinery are by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

Weight and Battery Life

The laptop weighs 5.29 pounds. making it comfortable and easy to carry and not heavy given the size of the screen. Furthermore, the battery runs for about 3.3 hours which isn’t a lot but considering that it can be used for heavy gaming, it works pretty well.

Design

This laptop offers much for the range than many others do, supporting all standard ports, including four USB ports (one is a 3.1 Type C Gen 2 port while the other three are 3.1 Gen 1 ports) and one HDMI 2.0 port that supports HDCP. Furthermore, the body is made entirely with plastic that is effectively heat resistant so that the machine does not heat up during times of high use. The keypad is backlit making the look of the laptop seem much more expensive than what it actually costs.

8. Dell Inspiron

This machine comes with an i7-7550Uwhich makes it very efficient but not as powerful as its HQ counterparts. Has a generous 16 GB DD R4 RAM, with an amazing 1 TB SSD with AMD Radeon R 7 4GB graphics Card. As a cherry on top, it comes with a touch screen display and Waves Maxx Audio which makes sure that it has an excellent audio quality.

This laptop provides good specifications and falls within the desired price range, while it may not be the best it sure does make one good family laptop and provides a good gaming experience which is limited to middle-tier games.

Performance 

This laptop has a 10th generation Intel Core i7 – 10510u processor followed by an 8 GB DDR 4 RAM, this is perfect for daily use for students and work offices as the speed for its functionality is good. It provides a good storage drive amounting to 512 GB SSD. Like many, this too has the Windows 10 operating system making its up-to-date with the latest updates.

Screen Specifications 

The screen size is 14 inches enabled with a touch display. and the graphics processor is Intel HD Graphics 620, which provides a good platform for middle-tier gaming. Furthermore, it has a touchscreen which makes gaming much more interesting. The resolution is of 1920 x 1080 which might be low but given the price range and the rest of its specifications, it can still be sued as a family-friendly laptop.

Weight and Battery Life

The weight is 5.59 pounds, which works well for daily use and sits well with the daily commute.

Design

The design does not have anything that might stand out apart from it being a convertible and offers much of the generic designs. Accompanying two USB 3.0 Ports, one USB 2.0 port, a Bluetooth 4.0 interface, in-built high-speed wireless LAN, HDMI port and a multi-format SD media card reader. 

9. Asus VivoBook S

Asus VivoBook S is a newly launched laptop that is the finest selection for students and common tourists who are searching for a decent laptop set for Computer Science. It is finished in a slate gray color which adds a premium appearance to it, and it is also an airy device.

Performance

The laptop runs on the 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor attached with 8GB RAM and 256GB of a solid-state drive. The laptop also comes with a devoted Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics processor. Well, on paper, this machine seems to be powerful enough to handle all day-to-day usage and is such a device that can be easily used on a daily basis. 

Screen Specifications

Asus vivobook S has a 14-inch full HD 4-way NanoEdge display with a spectacular 77% screen-to-body ratio.

Battery Life and Weight

The Asus VivoBook S’s battery life is good, but not great. The laptop lasted 8 hours and 23 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which includes nonstop web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of display brightness. However, can somehow, cover a full day workshop with little intervals. Moving on to the weight, ASUS VivoBook S is thinner and lighter than ever: It weighs just 3.2 pounds and has a remarkably thin profile amounting to 12.8 inches wide and 0.7 inches thin. It’s a daily laptop with the heaviness and compactness of an ultrabook.

Design

Asus vivobook Ss ergonomic backlit Chiclet keyboard with fingerprint sensor is activated via ‘Windows hello’. Its exclusive Ergo lift design is there for an improved typing position. The VivoBook S offers strong performance in a sleek framework along with solid speakers and a comparatively at ease keyboard. The laptop has the normal USB port connections, a USB 3.1 Type C, USP 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, and a port used for both mic and headphones.