Chime in: What's the best laptop to gift for Valentine's Day?

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's a great time to gift something special to the one you love. In the case of one Windows Central community member, he's looking to gift a sub-$900 laptop to his wife and needs a little help choosing.

Which is where you come in!

Hello fellow Windows users! I need some suggestions for a laptop to gift my wife for the commercialized day of Valentine's Day. She has had a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012), then a Surface Pro 3, and now some budget Asus Laptop (she hates it). We only downgraded because she no longer needed a laptop for her job, and thought a machine for just browsing would suffice. However, she was used...


The great news is that the Windows hardware ecosystem is packed with great laptops that fit within this price bracket. Personally, I like the ASUS VivoBook S15 which can be had with Core i5 or i7 processors, 8GB of RAM and even a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello, all within this budget. It's a 15-inch laptop but it's sleek, lightweight and very portable.

There's also the Dell XPS 13 which can be had in some of its lower configurations for under $900, too. And there's a lot to love about the XPS 13.

But we're looking for as many great suggestions as possible. So hit the forums thread linked below and share your wisdom!

Valentine's Day Gift for Wife

Richard Devine
Managing Editor - Tech, Reviews

Richard Devine is a Managing Editor at Windows Central with over a decade of experience. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently, you'll find him steering the site's coverage of all manner of PC hardware and reviews. Find him on Mastodon at