Laptops are making a fast come back with the fresh new Intel i7 core processors, impressive graphics cards and touch screen capabilities. With the options to choose from growing virtually every day, picking out the best laptop for you is more critical than ever.

For those who love fast boot up times in a lightweight machine, the Intel i7 laptops are machines to drool over. Gamers will find themselves gravitating towards gaming laptops that cater to their graphical and processing needs, while those looking for flexibility will enjoy the touch screen variants.

The choice may seem overwhelming at first, but here’s a guide that will help you find the best laptops under $600 in three categories; with Intel i7 Core, for gaming and touch screen, and one of them will be perfect for you.

Touch screen laptops under $600

HP Pavilion 13-s 128nr X360

The HP Pavilion 13 is an excellent productivity tool that comes with a good display, a 2-in-1 system and is relatively well constructed. Instead of the conventional Windows 10 Home installation that comes bundled in other laptops, this model offers you the Windows 10 Professional version. At first glance, it does look like an expensive machine. It’s not until you touch it that you realize that the body is plastic, not aluminum.

Processor 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor
Storage 128GB SSD
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 520
Average Battery Life Almost 12 hours battery life
Weight 3.77 pounds

Dell Inspiron Premium High Performance 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop

This laptop is a notebook that can make for a great personal computer. It comes with a large 15.6 inches that allows you to work and play without having to strain your eyes. It is a great tool that will make for a multimedia entertainment center. Its 8GB RAM memory makes it suitable for opening several apps at the same time without sacrificing speed and efficiency. However, it does not come fitted with office software out-of-the-box.

Processor Intel core 2 duo 1.7 GHz
Storage 1 TB 5400 RPM
Graphics Card Intel Integrated Graphics
Average Battery Life 6 hours
Weight 5.3 pounds

HP 15-p390nr Beats Special Edition

The HP 15-p390nr does offer you a healthy amount of CPU and RAM; the big hard drive will also appease the appetite of the power user. However, the only thing that seems to set apart from the competition is its design. You also need to invest in a cooling pad if you intend to buy this baby. It does have a tendency to get hot at the bottom. A cool feature is when you hit the F-5 button, all keyboard keys light up fiery red.

Processor 1.96 GHz AMD Quad-Core A10-7300
Storage 1 TB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Card AMD Radeon R6 graphics
Average Battery Life 4 hours
Weight 5.62 lb

Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5258

The Satellite Fusion is part of Toshiba’s 2-in-1 hybrid computers. The black and silver exterior look offers it an upscale look when compared to other budget notebooks. The Fusion 15 offers you the A-frame presentation, tabletop, audience and traditional notebooks format. It can fold back 270 degrees as the keyboard faces down, in tablet mode. Without a doubt a 15.6-inch tablet is a handful plus it weighs about 4.9 pounds, but it offers you relative slim while standing at only 0.9 inches.

Processor Intel Core i5-5200U 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80 GHz
Storage 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 520
Average Battery Life 5
Weight 4.9 pounds

Gaming laptops under $600

Dell Inspiron i5755-2858BLK

However, if you would rather stick to your guns and go with something more traditional, the Dell Inspiron i5755 is the ideal choice. The huge 17.3-inch display makes it one of the best units to work on your project or play games fast-paced PC games. It brings to you quality sound production that distinctly marks out the highs from the lows, with a 10-key number pad that makes it easy to work on spreadsheets. However, for all the benefits it brings you, it’s a little weighty – at 7.4 pounds.

Processor AMD A8-7410 Quad-Core APU
RAM 8GB 2 DIMM (2x4GB) DDR3L 1600Mhz
Storage 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
Graphics Card AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
Average Battery Life 7 hours
Weight 7.4 pounds

Acer Aspire E15

Gamers will love the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card on the E15 that’s combined with 2GB memory for mobility, speed as well as running most of the modern productivity and entertainment software. A 12-hour long battery life allows you to pick your laptop and work wherever and whenever for an entire, while the 15.6-inch high definition widescreen display offers you viewing from multiple angles.

Processor Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 2.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.8GHz
RAM 8GB DDR4 Memory
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of dedicated DDR5 VRAM
Average Battery Life Up to 12-hours Battery Life
Weight 5.3 pounds


If you are a serious gamer, you will appreciate the ASUS X55 that offers you clear audio and a design built with you in mind. It is thin, lightweight and comfortable to carry wherever you want, but maintains a solid feel every time you lay your hands on it’s keyboard. However, it only has 3 USB ports and no SD card slot whatsoever. For a gaming PC, the price is just about right considering the huge hard disk space you get and amount of memory already fitted.

Processor AMD Quad Core A10-7400P 2.5GHz (Turbo up to 3.4GHz)
Storage 1000 GB HDD 5400 rpm
Graphics Card AMD Radeon R6
Average Battery Life 4 hours
Weight 5.1 pounds

Intel Core i7 laptops under $600

Toshiba Satellite C55-C5381

This is another Intel Core i7 processor laptop that is quite fast and beats most of its competitors within its range. Its 15.6 inches screen makes it the perfect machine for your work or entertainment functions that offers you a full high-definition resolution experience. However, issues have been noted with its ability to stay connected to a Wi-Fi connection, forcing users to troubleshoot their network constantly.

Processor Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4GHz
Storage 1 TB HDD 5400 rpm
Graphics Card Intel Integrated Graphics
Average Battery Life 6 hours
Weight 4.8 pounds


For every day tasks, the ASUS F55 is the all-rounder notebook that offers you elegance and sophistication in a small package. The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10, but also brings with it a host of ASUS bloatware. If you do not like the bundled software, you will have to format it and reinstall Windows as well as its device drivers. It is fitted with an Intel Core i7 processor that helps increase its battery life significantly. The 3.0 USB ports on this ASUS offer you 10 times faster transfer speeds for your movies, music and photos.

Processor 2.5 GHz Core i7 6500U
Storage 1 TB
Graphics Card Intel HD
Average Battery Life 5 hours
Weight 5.1 pounds

Lenovo Z51

The Lenovo Z51 is built to handle the rigors of college or work life. But within its price range, not many competitors can offer the versatility and style on the Z51. The exterior is designed to make this laptop more of a business machine and not an entertainment unit – something it does accomplish under the belly. However, the screen does have a border but it does offer a full HD experience that is a delight to view no matter where you are.

Processor Intel Core i7-5500U 2.40GHz
Storage 1 TB HDD
Graphics Card AMD Radeon R7 M360
Average Battery Life 4 hours
Weight 6 pounds
*Any prices mentioned in the article were at the time of publishing and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on or at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


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