What Are the Best Laptop Computers That Is Not MacBook Pro?


The dazzling 13-15-inch screen of Apple’s MacBook Pro, one of the best laptop computers, topped up with amazing technical specifications can surely make your eyes pop for a while. I mean, it’s Apple! Everybody loves the quality of company’s products. You’re assured of top notch items. But seeing the price tag that goes along with them, it will surely make your eyes pop too, but for another reason.

Now, I’m not starting a PC vs. Mac debate here but not all people can afford to buy a Mac; for newbie freelancers, buying a $2000 laptop computer may not be a good decision, especially if you can’t afford it. For me, if you’re starting from scratch, you should invest on the things you need first.

Hence, this article. I tried looking around for great MacBook Pro alternatives. Know the best laptops other than MacBook here:

ASUS Zenbook UX301


Zenbook UX301 goes first in the list as one of the best alternatives to MacBook Pro. It poses almost the same specs with a relatively lower price. This laptop computer is also powerful and durable, having built using Gorilla Glass 3, which reduces scratches up to 40 per cent.

This laptop computer boasts a 13.3-inch 2560×1440 WQHD IPS Touch screen (almost similar to MacBook’s) and an Intel Core i7-4558U processor with 8GB of RAM! You’ll get faster processing speed than a 13-inch MacBook while paying the almost similar price of $1552.

Check out ASUS Zenbook UX301’s specs here.

Chromebook Pixel


Screen resolution is probably the ace card of Chromebook. In terms of durability, Chromebook also competes rather fairly as it is built in a 3.4-pound aluminum chassis.

Boasting a jaw dropping resolution of 2560 x 1700, and packed within 12.85 inches of touch screen display, the Chromebook Pixel makes a good match for Macbook’s 13-inch screen.

As it competes for the best resolution, this $1299 laptop computer goes grit by grit with Macbook as it is built in a 3.4-pound anodized aluminum chassis. So, if you’ll dig into pixels and want your computer to stay on for a while, this laptop is for you!

Check out Chromebook Pixel’s specs here.

Dell XPS 15


Dell XPs 15 is almost as sleek, sturdy and strong as Macbook. Bearing a jaw-dropping resolution of 3200 x1800 pixels, with a very much cheaper $1500 price tag, this competes well with a powerful opponent like the Macbook.

Dell’s XPS 15 is a perfect opponent for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. With body made up of machined aluminum, it serves as a worthy alternative for the Apple laptop.

With a 3200 x 1800 resolution, you’ll surely get the most out of your $1500. What more can you ask for than an i7-4702HQ processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, 2GB of GDDR5 Memory and a 512GB SSD?

Check out Dell XPS 15’s specs here.

HP Spectre 13t-3000


Spectre has something that Macbook doesn’t have: affordability. It also goes well against Macbook’s Retina technology. I could never explain how good of a deal Spectre is. Imagine getting a MacBook-like laptop, meaning with the same power for only $999. That’s like buying half a MacBook.

Affordable as it may look, this 13-inch Ultrabook can surely compete with Apple’s leading laptop model. With an amazing resolution of 2560 x 1440, Spectre’s vividness is at par with Macbook’s Retina technology.

It also has a double-wide Synaptic touch pad, perfect for Windows8. Aside from that, is a high-power i5 processor, 128GB SSD and 4G of RAM. All of these for only $999. Now how’s that for an answer, huh?

Check out HP Spectre here.

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro


This laptop computer is flexible by all means. It can bend backwards to suit your needs, and I’m not even being figurative about that. Yoga 2 is built with a flexible hinge that allows you to tilt and convert it into a 13-inch tablet.

It has a resolution if 3200 x1800 and runs on a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U, 4GB of Ram and a 128GB SSD. Price starts at $1049 so grab it now.

Check out Yoga 2 Pro’s specs here.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus


It’s not only with mobile phones does Samsung compete with Apple. With the release of the Samsung AITV Book 9 Plus, you will surely get an all-aluminum notebook tamed with sexy curves all at 3.3 lbs.

It’s pretty powerful for a laptop that size to be running on an Intel Core i5 CPU with 4GB of RAM. Get it now; it’s only $1399.

Check out Book 9 Plus’ specs here.

Toshiba Kirabook


You probably wouldn’t see a laptop as thin as a MacBook Air but as powerful as a MacBook Pro. That is, if you haven’t seen Toshiba Kirabook.

The Kirabook measures 12.44 x 8.15 x 0.7 inches. It is only 2.97 pounds light! But don’t be fooled because it also runs with an Intel Core i7 processor! And you may probably think that it’s worth a fortune, right? Well, think again. Kirabook is only $1749.

Check out the Kirabook’s specs here

Acer Aspire 7


Acer’s Aspire 7 is a great competitor for MacBook because of its lightweight and yet stylish chassis, powerful fourth-generation Haswell processor, and a very speedy 128GB SSD.

All of these packed within 2560 x 1440 pixels. Surely, this laptop is a great find for someone who spent $899.

Check out Inspire 7’s specs here.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch


Lenovo’s IdeaPad U310 Touch is perhaps one of the most affordable models in this list. With a humble $700 price, you get attractive designs, with backlit keyboards and a battery that lasts at an astounding rate of 8.5 hours.

Aside from that is that IdeaPad runs on 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U (1.90GHz, 4MB) and 4GB of RAM.

Check out IdeaPad here.

Lenovo ThinkPad


MacBook and the ThinkPad have been grinding gears as to which is the best laptop there is. Both have been developed for years as their brand’s leading model and have been best at what they do.

ThinkPad’s 2.83lbs of sheer power makes it a better competitor for MacBook Pro. It also has an i7 processor, some 8GB of RAM and a jaw-dropping 8GB Intel HD Graphics 5000.

Check out ThinkPad here.


I hope you find these alternatives worthy. If you feel like you can’t spend a great amount of cash for a Macbook, then buy these. But if you can afford MacBook, or really want it, you’ve got to work really hard to save. Because a computer, in a business like we have, is a staple tool. We just can’t live without one.

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