Laptops to buy for those staying at home

Shopping Express
Mar 24 · 5 min read

With Australia heading into a stricter lockdown mode and more businesses deciding to work from home, what laptop should you purchase for home use, work and gaming? Here’s a list of laptops you should purchase at shoppingexpress.com.au.

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Laptop under $400 for basic browsing, streaming & Word/Google Docs

HP 250 15.6" Intel Celeron 4GB 500GB Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 15.6"

CPU: Intel Celeron N4000

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 500GB

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This HP 250 is a great bang for buck model for those who only need a laptop for basic browsing, online video streaming and Word/Google Docs processing. Featuring a decently sized 15.6" screen, Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM and 500GB of hard drive storage, it’s not the most powerful laptop, but it handles all your daily needs at just under $400 in price.

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/hp-250-g7-15.6-intel-celeron-n4000-4gb-500gb-w10h/6VV93PA


All-round laptop for under $1000

Asus VivoBook X509JA 15.6" i5–1035G1 8GB 512GB SSD Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 15.6"

CPU: i5–1035G1

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

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If you’re looking for an all-round laptop for under $1000 that has all the bells and whistles, this Asus VivoBook X509JA is what you’re looking for. Sporting an i5 10th gen 4 cores & 8 threads CPU, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It’s quick enough for daily use as a university student or working at home. The faster CPU, increased RAM size and faster + bigger storage drive will easily outpace the HP 250 G7, allowing you to multitask and be more productive.

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/asus-vivobook-x509ja-15.6-i5-1035g1-8gb-512gb-ssd/X509JA-BR104T


Lightweight all-round laptop with 1080p FHD screen

Asus ZenBook UX431FA 14" 1080p IPS-Level i5 8GB 512GB SSD Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 14" 1080p FHD

CPU: i5–8265U

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Weight: 1.39kg

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One step up from the Asus VivoBook X509JA is the Asus ZenBook UX431FA. With the added benefits of the lighter weight; sitting at around 1.39kg; and a higher resolution Full HD 1080p screen, it’s the perfect laptop to take around the house to watch movies and not feel like you’re lugging around a brick.

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/asus-zenbook-14-ux431fa-14-1080p-ips-level-i5-8265/UX431FA-AM033T


Gaming & digital creatives laptops

Asus TUF FX505DT 15.6" Ryzen 7 8GB 512GB SSD GTX 1650 Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 15.6" 1080p FHD IPS-level 120Hz

CPU: Ryzen 7–3750H

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Graphics Card: GTX 1650

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Competitive gamers look no further! The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DT features a 15.6" 1080p Full HD IPS-Level 120Hz screen, Ryzen 7–3750H 4 cores & 8 threads CPU, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD. With a high refresh rate monitor built in, you’ll have the upper hand with visual information being updated quicker than your opponent. The CPU is also powerful enough to handle all your multitasking and games.

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/asus-tuf-gaming-fx505dt-15.6-120hz-ryzen-7-8gb-512/FX505DT-AL043T

Asus ROG Strix SCAR III 15.6" i7 16GB 512GB SSD GTX 1660 Ti Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 15.6" 1080p FHD IPS-level 120Hz

CPU: i7–9750H

RAM: 16GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Graphics Card: GTX 1660 Ti

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Like the Asus TUF FX505DT, the Asus ROG Strix SCAR III features a 15.6" 1080p FHD IPS-level 120Hz screen which gives you the upper hand on your opponents. With the top of the line i7–9750H 6 cores & 12 threads CPU, it’s a laptop that is perfect for gaming, but also perfect for creatives who need a powerful laptop and a dedicated graphics card.

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/asus-rog-strix-scar-iii-15.6-i7-512gb-ssd-gtx-1660/GL531GU-AL065T


Professional work laptops with Windows 10 Pro

We have a range of professional laptops with Windows 10 Pro, which makes them business ready with features such as Remote Desktop Connection and Windows update deferring. With a variety of options from i5 to i7 and 256GB SSD to 512GB SSD, pick the right laptop that suits your work needs.

Lenovo ThinkPad L390 13.3" i5 8GB 256GB Windows 10 Pro Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 13.3"

CPU: i5–8265U

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 256GB SSD

Operating System: Win 10 Pro

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/lenovo-thinkpad-l390-13.3-i5-8265u-8gb-256gb-w10p/20NRS00Q00

Dell Latitude 3500 15.6" i5 8GB 25GB Windows 10 Pro Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 15.6"

CPU: i5–8265U

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 256GB SSD

Operating System: Win 10 Pro

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/dell-latitude-3500-15.6-i5-8265u-8gb-256gb-ssd-w10/56KX8

Asus VivoBook S406UA 14" FHD i7 8GB 256GB SSD Win 10 Pro Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 14"

CPU: i7–8550U

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 256GB SSD

Operating System: Win 10 Pro

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/asus-vivobook-s406ua-14-fhd-i7-8550u-8gb-256gb-ssd/S406UA-BM033R

Asus ZenBook UX433 14" FHD i5 8GB 512GB SSD Win 10 Pro Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 14"

CPU: i5–10210U

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Operating System: Win 10 Pro

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/asus-zenbook-14-ux433fac-14-1080p-touch-i5-10210u/UX433FAC-AI217R


Best personal or work laptop

Asus ZenBook UX434FLC 14" FHD i7 16GB 1TB SSD Win 10 Pro Laptop

Specifications

Screen: 14"

CPU: i7–10510U

RAM: 16GB

Storage: 1TB SSD

Operating System: Win 10 Pro

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The best personal and work laptop award goes to the Asus ZenBook UX545FLC. With a blazingly fast i7–10510U 4 cores & 8 threads CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD and Windows 10 Pro, it is business ready with performance for multitasking and productivity. It also comes with a 1080p Full HD touch screen and a weight of 1.26kg, making it ultra portable and great for watching movies on.

https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/asus-zenbook-14-ux434flc-14-1080p-touch-i7-10510u/UX434FLC-AI284R

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