With a 7th-generation Intel CPU and convertible design, the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is the best laptop you can buy between $500 and $750.

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Dell Inspiron 13 7000

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The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a fantastic convertible laptop at a very competitive price. It has a 13.3-inch touch display with a 1920x1080 resolution, and, yes, you can rotate the screen for tablet, stand, and tent modes. You're getting a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with up to a 3.10GHz clock speed, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive. Not only is this laptop versatile, it's also a real performer. Configurations start at about $750.

Bottom line: Looking for a great convertible laptop for about $750? Check out the Dell Inspiron 13 7000.

One more thing: The built-in webcam is compatible with Windows Hello.

Why the Inspiron 13 7000 is the best laptop between $500 and $750

Buying a laptop that starts at about $750 doesn't mean the hardware within can't be the latest to hit the market. The Inspiron 13 7000 is packed with a 7th-generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor with a clock speed up to 3.10GHz — expect to see increased performance and increased battery life thanks to the Kaby Lake architecture. Rounding out the hardware, you get 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive.

The 13.3-inch, 1080p touch display can be rotated all the way around thanks to the laptop's convertible design — you'll be able to set it up as a tent, stand, or tablet depending on the task at hand. The hinges are sturdy and durable, and you won't experience any twisting or bending no matter how many times you open and close the lid.

Security shouldn't be ignored, which is why the built-in webcam work with Windows Hello — If it's not your face in front of the laptop, good luck getting in. With plenty of ports, including an SD card reader, one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, one USB Type-C, and one HDMI, you can connect to external displays and all your devices. Configurations for this laptop start at about $750.

Runner-up

Acer Aspire E5

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If you'd love a laptop that can do it all — gaming, word processing, web browsing, multimedia editing — and don't care much about a convertible design, the Acer Aspire E5 should be your first choice. Get a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to a 3.1GHz clock speed, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive; Windows 10 will boot almost immediately, and you'll launch apps faster than ever. The 1080p, 15.6-inch display is powered by an NVIDIA GTX 940MX graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The Aspire E5 starts at about $700.

Bottom line: For the best non-convertible laptop between $500 and $750, go with the Acer Aspire E5.

One more thing: Enjoy 802.11ac wireless connectivity with MU-MIMO technology for faster Wi-Fi.

Best gaming

Lenovo Ideapad 700

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Gaming laptops don't have to be expensive; Lenovo's Ideapad 700 is a prime example. You get an NVIDIA GTX 950M graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which is enough power to run most current games — they will look great on the 15.6-inch LED display with a 1920x1080 resolution. The 6th-generation Intel Core i5 processor has up to a 3.2GHz clock speed, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM keeps everything running smoothly. A 256GB PCIe SSD boots Windows 10 in seconds, and there is even a disk drive for those of you who still love collecting hard copies of games. This laptop starts at about $750.

Bottom line: For the best gaming laptop between $500 and $750, check out the Lenovo Ideapad 700.

One more thing: This laptop remains less than an inch thick despite the impressive hardware inside.

Best mobility

ASUS ZenBook UX305UA

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The ASUS ZenBook UX305UA goes for thin and light without compromising performance. The aluminum body measures in at just 0.5 inches (1.27cm) thick, and the entire thing weighs only 2.9 pounds (1.31kg). You'll hardly notice this laptop in your bag or under your arm while you're on the go, and when you open it up, the 13.3-inch, 1080p display will wow you and any onlookers. You get a 6th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with up a 2.8GHz clock speed, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, and a battery with about eight hours of life — this is a perfect companion for helping you get through your daily workload. This configuration starts at about $750.

Bottom line: For a laptop that you won't mind carrying around with you, have a look at the ASUS ZenBook UX305UA.

One more thing: Bang & Olufsen audio gives an above-average listening experience.

Best tablet experience

Huawei MateBook

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The versatility of the Huawei MateBook allows you to use a tablet most of the day and, when the going gets tough, you can connect to the keyboard and touchpad for increased productivity. The beautiful 12-inch touch display has a 2160x1440 resolution — the colors and contrast are nearly perfect, and it's bright enough to be used even outside on sunny days. Inside is a 6th-generation Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid-state drive; this is enough power for web browsing, video watching, and word processing. This tablet that doubles as a laptop starts at about $740.

Bottom line: The Huawei MateBook is a great option for those of you who love using a tablet, but also need a laptop.

One more thing: With a keyboard attached the Huawei MateBook weighs only 2.4 pounds (1.08kg).

Conclusion

Those of you looking for a gaming laptop will want to check out the Lenovo Ideapad 700, and anyone who loves primarily a tablet but also needs a notebook, have a look at the Huawei MateBook. If you live a mobile lifestyle, go with the slim, light ASUS ZenBook UX305UA, and if you love a non-convertible design that can do it all, the Acer Aspire E5 will suit you well. For the best laptop you can buy between $500 and $750, consider the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 as your first choice.

Best overall

Dell Inspiron 13 7000

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The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a fantastic convertible laptop at a very competitive price. It has a 13.3-inch touch display with a 1920x1080 resolution, and, yes, you can rotate the screen for tablet, stand, and tent modes. You're getting a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with up to a 3.10GHz clock speed, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive. Not only is this laptop versatile, it's also a real performer. Configurations start at about $750.

Bottom line: Looking for a great convertible laptop for about $750? Check out the Dell Inspiron 13 7000.

One more thing: The built-in webcam is compatible with Windows Hello.