You must be thinking why we kept $999 as the main price tag here. Well it’s simply because the Apple MacBook, which is termed as the ultimate laptop for everyone, comes at this whooping price. The funny fact here is that there many other branded companies that offer a much cheaper alternative than the MacBook and offer equal or more functionalities than the MacBook.

The MacBook is a 13-inch laptop that has Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, Nividia GeForce 320M graphics processor, a 250 GB HDD, DVD-R DL/DVD-RW, webcam and the MAC OS v10.6. Apple doesn’t seem to drop down it’s prices due to its marketing strategy, and therefore customers prefer buying something that is more cheap and yet convenient. Here is a list of top five laptops that you could get for at a price of $999.

TOSHIBA SATELLITE C655

Coming at the rate of $299, the Toshiba Satellite has a 2.2Ghz Intel Celeron 900processor, a 15.6 – inch display, 2GB memory, 250 GB HDD, DVD/CD-RW and a Windows 7 operating system.This is the best buy for people who want to get a good laptop that offers speed and capability.

DELL INSPIRON 1545

A fantastic laptop coming just at the price of $399, it boasts a 2.3Ghz Pentium Processor T4500 (dual core), a 15.6 inch display, a 2GB memory, 250 GB HDD, DVD-RW/CD-RW and Windows 7. Unlike the Toshiba it also has an integrated 4500 MHD graphics card.

$479 MSI X-SERIES X-600

This one comes at a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 solo processor, 15.6 – inch LED display, 4GB memory, 320GB HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics chip, external DVD-RW CD-RW, webcam and Windows 7 home premium. The laptop is just one inch thick and weighs 5 pounds. This one is not for professional or hi-fi users, but suitable for anyone who wants a good enough laptop at an affordable price of $479.

HP PAVILLION 2165dx

Offering a 2.13GHz Core 13 processor, this machine is set to work at amazing speed. It is a 14*inch display, 4 GB DDR3 memory, 500 GB HDD (7200 rpm), DVD + RDL drive, webcam and Windows 7. This laptop seems to be at a much higher end than the MacBook and costs just $614. Who wouldn’t opt for this one, when it is also offering Intel’s best integrated graphics. And the price beats away MacBook’s posh price tag.

DELL STUDIO

Well finally a match for the MacBook. The Dell Studio comes also at $999 and offers a2.66GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, ATI Radeon HD 5470 graphics, 1GB video memroy, 15.6 inch display, 4GB memory, 500 GB HDD and all the other important accessories. This seems more powerful and boosted than the regular MacBook and this price is really what we would call worth it.

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