10 Great Laptops under $1000! (Mid 2020 Buying Guide) | The Tech Chap

hey guys I'm coming tech chat but as you

can see I've got a whole stack of

laptops here and even a couple more over

there but these are all in my opinion

the best value laptops that you can buy

right now I mean in this crazy world

that we live in we don't all have a ton

of cash to spend on a super expensive

shiny laptop so these are all under a

thousand pounds if you do fancy buying

one of the laptops I put links in them

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all right let's get into it I'm starting

with the most expensive you guessed it

it's a MacBook it's the 2020 MacBook Air

it's a thousand pounds the same in

dollars but if you're in the Apple

ecosystem or you're just used to using

Mac OS then this is the best value Apple

laptop you can buy on the outside is

pretty much identical to the previous

model really is just a spec upgrade on

the inside with new 10th gen Intel

processors which also come with

significantly faster graphics so the

base model I have here comes with a dual

core i3 processor 8 gigs of ram and 256

gigs of SSD storage for the more techy

amongst you yes paying a thousand pounds

for a core i3 laptop is a bit excessive

but it's a decent chip actually I'm

together with how well optimized Mac OS

is it did everything I needed it to will

be with the occasional hiccup if I had

too many chrome tabs open you do have

the option to pay a hundred more though

for the quad core i5 model if you need a

bit more power but the benefit of the i3

other than being cheaper is it's

completely silent there's no annoying

fan noise so yeah compared to Windows

alternatives it is quite expensive and

also the port selection is limited to us

PC phone of all three so you're gonna

have to get used to that adapt to life

but it's a beautifully designed laptop

we get a lovely screen and if you do

want the Mac OS then yeah the MacBook

Air is the one to go for then we have

this guy the asustor book 14 UX 4 3 4

and being the latest 2020 model we also

get the upgrade to Intel's 10th James

it's also 900 pounds though so still in

the higher end of our budget and while

we do get the latest specs here we're

mainly paying for the premium design

with the super thin bezels or what soups

are calling they're nano edge screen we

also get this fancy screen pad where the

touch pad doubles as a second screen

which right now you're thinking either

oh that's kind of cool or what a total

gimmick who would actually use that I

so in between so it's a little pricey

but the simbook 14 is a stunning laptop

next up we have the ace of swift 5 and

it'll say back nine hundred pounds so

the main selling point of this guy is we

get some pretty decent specs but it's

also in an incredibly light sassy waist

just nine hundred and ninety grams which

is about two point one eight pounds and

so while we're not really going anywhere

at the moment if you fancy walking

around the house all day with your

laptop in your hand then yeah this is

one of the most portable laptops you can

buy we've got this gorgeous 14 inch full

HD screen super thin bezels and I really

like this blue color as well the

magnesium aluminium alloy that AC use

for the material of this does obviously

keep the weight down but it feels a

little bit plastic hila maybe a little

bit more flimsy than say something like

the MacBook Air most importantly

performance is solid with a tenth gem

called eight gigs of RAM and a 512 gig

SSD the Swift v is a great laptop I

really do highly recommend this one

however if you're not that bothered

about paying a premium for a super

lightweight laptop then actually the

Asus Swift three is a better option it's

a 150 less than Swift five so we're

looking at 750 pounds but we get the

same specs again a 10th gen I five eight

gigs of RAM and 512 storage but there's

also another Swift we model with a three

by two aspect ratio screen which is

taller and more squarish than your

typical sixteen by nine I've not

actually had this in for a review yet so

I don't want to pass judgment but it

does look kind of interesting and again

it should be pretty good value just

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show you the assuit vive book 15 now

there's about a billion models of this

but I wanted this one with a 10th Jen I

five which cost six hundred pounds and


I was filming this was completely out of

stock assistant have one either but they

did send me the x5 12 D model instead

which is exactly the same but with it

Rison 737 hundred you chip instead

anyway the viva book 15 packs in some

pretty impressive specs given the price

risin 7 or 10th gen intel i5 s along

with 8 gigs of ram and 512 storage

it looks pretty smart its compact

lightweight the bezels and nice and thin

and that's room for a numpad this would

probably have been my number one choice

if it wasn't for the screen which really

lets it down it doesn't get very bright

and the viewing angles contrast and

colors are pretty bad to be honest

unless you're just doing office work and

don't really care that everything looks

a bit washed out then it's fine

alright next up we've got this guy the

huawei mate book d15 there is also a 14

hitch version if you want the smaller

one and this will say you back 550

pounds which is pretty surprising

actually because it looks and feels a

lot more expensive than that so it's 50

pounds less than the viva book although

it is a little harder to find in the US

and some other regions but if you can't

find one it's definitely worth

considering we get an AMD Verizon 5 3500

you which is a little bit slower than a

tenth Jen I 5 but not by much and

actually means laptops like this can be

even cheaper paired with 8 gigs of RAM

256 storage a solid range of ports while

we share which lets you transfer files

and even control your Huawei phone or

laptop a fingerprint reader built into

the home button and a nifty recessed

webcam although its placement does then

mean it's looking up your nose which

isn't ideal if you're doing a bunch of

video calls but it's a great all-round

laptop and for 550 pounds a bargain now

speaking of bargains the next laptop I

want to show you you may not have even

heard of but it's the owner magic book

now all new is basically a sub brand of

Huawei they tend to target towards more

youthful audiences and they sometimes

can be more affordable as well but

actually this is the same price as the

make make mate book D at 550 pounds and

we also get the exact same specs 3500

you eight gigs of ram 256 gigs of

storage but it does come in I think a

slightly more stylish slightly more

premium design and also I do prefer the

keyboard on this over the mate book so I

actually think between the two I'd

rather go with the magic book if you can

find it we also get a recessed webcam a

similar on a share feature for your

phone and

same range of ports it does make you

think a little bit but you can get this

for nearly half the price of this yeah

definitely still a premium for Apple

devices alternatively and particularly

for you guys in the US for whom the mate

book and magic book aren't readily

available I'd recommend this guy the

Acer Aspire v slim but at just 550

dollars on Amazon right now it's a great

value option with a 15 inch IPS screen

the latest specs and a pretty good

looking if squally officee design but if

you really do just need something cheap

and cheerful for the most basic tasks

and I think the Acer Aspire 3 is a great


it's a 15.6 inch laptop with a pretty

decent risin 3 3200 you chip although

we're getting a fairly poultry 4 gigs

around and 128 storage so the aspire 3

runs Windows 10s by default which is a

more locked down but faster and safer

version of Windows so it would make a

great laptop for your kids but it

doesn't mean take a few seconds to

switch back to full fat Windows 10 and

it is free the main downside apart from

the so-so specs and the cheaper plastic

you build is the screen it uses a TN


unlike the vibra book the colors and

viewing angles are a bit

well Biffy to say the least but again if

it's just a second laptop for the house

or something for your kids it's

absolutely fine and I also kind of like

the fact that it comes in this nice blue

and also a red color option oh there is

also a black model if you're mister

serious and don't want to have any fun

do you make sure though that you get the

aspire 3 with an SSD it's a lot faster

than other models with hard drives but

for 350 pounds it's an absolute bargain

and if you're a bit of a tinkerer you

could always upgrade the RAM and storage

yourself and then the good budget option

is the Microsoft Surface go which costs

about 280 although for a good spare come

with the keyboard it'll cost a couple

hundred more but it's still a great

little compact 2 in 1 laptop but I'd

hold off on that as the 2nd gen version

the surface go to is coming out very

soon and that will definitely want to

keep an eye on now of course there were

loads more laptops out there to choose

from these are just my picks if

performance is important though and you

can wait just a little bit longer

I'm really excited for laptops coming

with aim DS 4000 series of protesters

including another version of the Swift 3

as well as upcoming as susan books and

plenty more so stay tuned as i'll be

reviewing these on my channel

on the lower end there's always

Chromebooks to consider if you just want

a basic laptop for browsing the web but

I'll talk more about those in a separate

video so hopefully that's helped you

figure out which laptop you want to buy

or maybe at least which ones you don't

want to buy as I say I put links to all

the ones I've talked about today in the

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