Most men won’t be expecting a laptop as a gift because we’re inherently accustomed to socks and other useless accessories but if you don’t want to make their day with a top notch bit of tech, laptops are the way to go. If you’ve got a budget up to £500 then you’ll find everything you’re looking for with our list of the best laptops under £500 below:
A winner from a performance perspective, this top notch offering from Lenovo showcases that you can get an awful lot for under £500 and features 802.11 a/c Wi-Fi technology that gives you a faster internet connection and an Intel Core i3-6006U processor. In addition, this cracking laptop also has 1TB of HDD storage, 8GB of RAM, and a preinstalled Windows 10 operating system so it’s good to go right off the bat.
Dell are a safe pair of hands when it comes to laptops and you’ll struggle to find a better performing offering for under £500 than this Dell Inspiration 13 5000 Laptop. With a very clean and thin design, with elegant rounded edges that can easily fit into a backpack or sleeve, this top class laptop has an Intel Core i3-7100U, alongside 4GB of RAM which is definitely more than enough to keep everything ticking over. A first class, versatile laptop.
Needless to say, the cads at Apple don’t do a laptop that falls into our sub-£500 bracket but this ace Asus Zenbook UX310UA Laptop has some pretty impressive specifications to say the least that bely it’s affordability. Extremely portable and travel friendly, this top class bit of tech from Asus has a 13.3 inch screen and a MacBook inspired design with Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM. It also has 128GB of SSD memory so you will be able to access your files more quickly. A great choice for the price.
Fear not, this laptop isn’t aimed at the fitness enthusiast and is merely so called because of its immeasurably flexibility. This exemplary piece of technology from Lenovo is a 2-in-1 tablet quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. It lets you make notes or sketches using a stylus with real ink and you can type on the Halo keyboard magically appears when you need it – and vanishes when you don’t. High end from a specification point of view, the Yoga Book has a Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8550 Processor and Android 6.0 processor that powers everything that you could possibly want to carry out with it.
For those with a penchant for Samsung devices (even if they blow up from time to time – occupational hazard), the Samsung Chromebook Pro is a great laptop for the price. With an Intel® Core™ m3 Processor, 12.3″ LED Display and a sleek metal body that makes for a portable solution, this is the perfect gift for a man that needs a laptop on the go. It also has a 360 degree rotating display for the ultimate in versatile usage.
Leo is the creator of The Gent's Gift guide and takes inspiration from many a terrible gift both given and received over the years.