Which Laptop to buy in 2015? Hot New Releases

Updated: 9 March, 2015 seen 5,567

What laptops will be popular in 2015? Will Chromebooks will become most popular choice of new buyers? Will smaller screen sizes will took over larger?  

Those are the questions concerning me now, at the end of 2014.

I'm not very inspired of Chromebooks as they are now, but probably following others pattern I will start using it one day. I'm against trend of smaller screens - but I see they are becoming more popular in our days - I mean how one can work on a screen with size 11 inches? It's probably a laptop for kids but not for some normal work (if I'm wrong - please leave me a comment).

Anyway - if you are of to searching your brand new laptop here are TOP 20 Hot Releases on Amazon (most of them are released on late Q4 of 2014) - which might indicate them to became a very popular choice in close future.

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Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-512-C88M 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

First release on Amazon: October 5, 2014

Product description:

Acer Aspire ES1-512-C88M comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N2840 Dual-Core Processor 2.16GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.58GHz, Windows 8.1 with Bing, 15.6" HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display, Intel HD Graphics, 4096MB DDR3L Memory, 500GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), Secure Digital (SD) card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Built-In Webcam, 2 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - USB 3.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (3220 mAh), Up to 7-hours Battery Life, 5.29 lbs. | 2.4 kg (system unit only)

Product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz Processor (1 MB Cache)
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing, 7-hour battery life
 

HP Stream 11 Laptop Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year (Orchid Magenta)

HP Stream 11 Laptop Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year (Orchid Magenta)

First release on October 12, 2014

Product description:

Work from a happy place with a stylish, affordable, Windows-based PC. Store content in the cloud for easy access from anywhere you have Internet.

Product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 32 GB Solid-State Drive and 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics
  • Includes $25 Microsoft App Store Credit and Office 365 Personal for 1-year ($69.95 value)
 

Acer Aspire E 11 ES1-111M-C40S 11.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

Acer Aspire E 11 ES1-111M-C40S 11.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

First release on October 5, 2014

Product description:

Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C40S comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N2840 Dual-Core Processor 2.16GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.58GHz, Windows 8.1 with Bing, 11.6" HD Widescreen ComfyViewl LED-backlit Display, Intel HD Graphics, 2048MB DDR3L Memory, 32GB SATA Internal Storage, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Built-In Webcam, 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - USB 3.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (2640 mAh), Up to 5-hours Battery Life, 2.84 lbs. | 1.29 kg (system unit only)

Product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz Processor (1 MB Cache)
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing, 5-hour battery life
 

Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Metallic Silver)

Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Metallic Silver)

First release on October 17, 2014

Product description:

For Everyone. The Samsung Chromebook 2 is a new computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. Chromebooks are a unique class of mobile computing devices designed for Web-based tasks. They run the Google Chrome OS, perfect browsing the Web, sending and receiving e-mail, and video chatting with friends and family. You can easily share it with multiple people- switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings. And it's simple to use. There's no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.65 pounds, 0.66 inches thin, and with up to 8.0 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook 2 can go anywhere you go. It's built to stay cool, so it doesn't need a fan and runs silently. And being productive is easy with the latest Intel Celeron processor. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi to make it easy to connect to wireless networks.

Product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Chrome, 9-hour battery life
 

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5300 15.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron Processor N2840, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, Windows 8.1)

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5300 15.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron Processor N2840, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, Windows 8.1)

First release on October 4, 2014

Product description:

Enjoy crisp, vibrant images on this Toshiba Satellite C55-B5300 laptop's 15.6" high-definition display, which presents media in 1366 x 768 resolution to ensure faithful reproduction. The built-in wireless LAN allows fast mobile Web access.

Product specification:

  • Intel Celeron processor N2840
  • 15.6" LED-backlit TFT high-definition widescreen display
  • 4GB DDR3L memory / 500GB Hard Drive
  • DVD±RW/CD-RW drive / HD webcam with microphone
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit / WLAN 802.11b/g/n
 

HP Stream 11 Laptop Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year (Horizon Blue)

HP Stream 11 Laptop Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year (Horizon Blue)

First release on October 1, 2014

Product description:

Work from a happy place with a stylish, affordable, Windows-based PC. Store content in the cloud for easy access from anywhere you have Internet.

Product specification:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 32 GB Solid-State Drive and 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics
  • Includes $25 Microsoft App Store Credit and Office 365 Personal for 1-year ($69.95 value)
 

Acer 13 CB5-311-T9B0 Chromebook (13.3-inch Full HD, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB)

Acer 13 CB5-311-T9B0 Chromebook (13.3-inch Full HD, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB)

First release on September 22, 2014

Product description:

Acer CB5-311-T9B0 Chrome book comes with these high level specs: NVIDIA Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 Quad Core ARM Cortex-A15 Mobile Processor up to 2.1GHz with third generation battery-saver core, Google Chrome Operating System, 13.3" Full HD Anti-Glare Widescreen LED-backlit Display, NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores, 2048MB DDR3L SDRAM Memory, 16GB Internal Storage, Secure Digital (SD) card reader (supports up to 64GB SDXC), 802.11AC Wi-Fi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, Built-In HD Webcam, 2 - USB 3.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port, 4-Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48Whr), Up to 11-hours Battery Life, 3.31 lbs. | 1.5 kg (system unit only)

Product specification:

  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Internal Storage
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores
  • Chrome, 11-hour battery life
 

ASUS Transformer Book 10.1" Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, 32 GB

ASUS Transformer Book 10.1" Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, 32 GB

First release on October 11, 2014

Product description:

ASUS Transformer Book T100TAF-B1-BF 10.1" Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop (Grey), Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core Z3735F 1.33GHz (Turbo up to 1.83GHz), 2GB DDR3L (1333 MHz) RAM, 32GB Solid State Storage, 802.11ABGN WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroSDXC Reader, MicroHDMI Port, MicroUSB 2.0 Port, USB 2.0 Port on Keyboard Dock, Windows 8.1, Office 365 Personal for 1 Year.

Product specification:

  • Free MS Office 365 Personal 1 year included. Full Version Win 8.1 with full desktop mode.
  • Lightning fast Intel Quad-Core Processor with 2 GB RAM.
  • 32 GB Storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD). 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for 1 Year.
  • Chiclet Keyboard Dock with USB 2.0 port (included).
  • Dual-band 802.11N WiFi for fast web browsing. MicroSDXC card reader, microHDMI, microUSB ports, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Long 9 Hours Battery Life. High Definition 1.2MP Webcam.
 

Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670 (11.6-inch HD, 2GB, 16GB)

Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670 (11.6-inch HD, 2GB, 16GB)

First release on October 5, 2014

Product description:

Acer CB3-111-C670 Chromebook comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core Processor 2.16GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.41GHz, Google Chrome Operating System, 11.6" HD Anti-Glare Widescreen LED-backlit Display, Intel HD Graphics, 2048MB DDR3L SDRAM Memory, 16GB Internal Storage, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, 802.11AC WiFi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, Built-In HD Webcam, 1 - USB 3.0 Port, 1-USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port, 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery (3220 mAh), Up to 8.5-hours Battery Life, 2.43 lbs. | 1.1 kg (system unit only)

Product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2830 Dual Core 2.16 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Internal Storage
  • 11.6-Inch Screen 1366x768 Active Matrix TFT Color LCD, Intel HD Graphics
  • Chrome, 8.5-hour battery life
 

ASUS Chromebook 13-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 2GB RAM (Light Blue)

ASUS Chromebook 13-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 2GB RAM (Light Blue)

First release on November 3, 2014

Product description:

Start your ASUS Chromebook C300 in a flash and keep moving lightning fast as you cruise through your to-do list or favorite video streaming site with up to 10 hours of battery life*. Featuring a refined chiclet keyboard and the largest touchpad in its class, this 13.3-inch Chromebook gives you plenty space to type, zoom and scroll for a person of any size while staying portable for a carrying bag of virtually any size.

Product specifications:

  • 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11A/C Ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB RAM.
  • 13.3" HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • 16 GB of local flash storage, 100 GB of Google Drive for 2 years.
 

HP Stream 13 Laptop Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year (Horizon Blue)

HP Stream 13 Laptop Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year (Horizon Blue)

First release on October 12, 2014

Product description:

Work from a happy place with a stylish, affordable, Windows-based PC. Store content in the cloud for easy access from anywhere you have Internet.

Product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 32 GB Solid-State Drive and 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics
  • Includes $25 Microsoft App Store Credit and Office 365 Personal for 1-year ($69.95 value)
 

ASUS X205TA-DH01 11.6-inch Laptop (Dark Blue)

ASUS X205TA-DH01 11.6-inch Laptop (Dark Blue)

First release on October 1, 2014

Product description:

The new ASUS X205TA redefines expectations for a compact notebook with its slim, lightweight chassis and durable design that’s perfect for either work or play.

Product specifications:

  • Intel-level performance with a lightning fast quad-core processor
  • Thinner than the diameter of a penny at only .69 inches and weighing only 2.2 pounds with a full Chiclet keyboard
  • Long 12 hour* battery life with 14 day standby power
  • Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/b Wi-Fi for faster web browsing
  • 500GB of ASUS Webstorage for 2 years and 64GB expandable through microSD
 

Dell i3542-6003BK Touch Screen 15.6" Intel Core i3 4GB 500GB HD Win 8.1 HDMI

Dell i3542-6003BK Touch Screen 15.6" Intel Core i3 4GB 500GB HD Win 8.1 HDMI

First release on November 1, 2014

Product description:

4th Gen Intel® CoreTM i3-4030U processor Features a 3MB cache and 1.9GHz processor speed. Intel® CoreTM i3 processor Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it. 4GB DDR3L memory For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB. Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media. 15.6" LED-backlit high-definition touch-screen display With 1366 x 768 resolution presents content in striking, true-to-life detail and lets you navigate features with ease. 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm) Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. Intel® HD graphics Feature integrated video memory for lush images with rich, intricate detail. An HDMI output enables simple connection to an HDTV or other high-definition display. Built-in 1.0MP high-definition webcam with digital microphone Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends. Multiformat media reader Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC formats. 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) Lets you rapidly connect to the Internet without wires. Bluetooth 4.0 interface Allows simple pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a cell phone or MP3 player. Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN Facilitates wired Web connection. Weighs 5.3 lbs. and measures just 1" thin For easy portability. Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system preinstalled Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.

Product specifications:

  • 4th Gen Intel® CoreTM i3-4030U processor
  • 4GB DDR3L memory; 500GB hard drive
  • Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
  • Built-in 1.0MP high-definition webcam with digital microphone
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system
 

ASUS Transformer Book 10.1" T100TAM-C1-GM Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, 64GB (GREY METAL)

ASUS Transformer Book 10.1" T100TAM-C1-GM Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, 64GB (GREY METAL)

First release on September 29, 2014

Product description:

Sporting a new outfit, the ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM features a new brushed aluminum cover that adds a premium glow to the T100. With a 10 inch detachable tablet, the T100TAM is the ultimate 2-in-1 portable notebook. With up to 11 hours battery life, the latest Windows 8.1 operating system and 1 year Office 365 Personal subscription included, that’s a full day of work or play on the run.

Product specification:

  • Free MS Office 365 Personal 1 year included. Full Version Win 8.1 with full desktop mode.
  • Keyboard Dock with USB 3.0 port included.
  • Intel Quad Core Baytrail-T Z3775 1.46GHz. 2GB RAM.
  • Storage Capacity: 64GB Solid-State in tablet.
  • 11-Hour battery life. 1.2MP Webcam. microHDMI, microUSB, microSDXC slot. Bluetooth 4.0. Wireless Dual-Band 802.11N.
 

ASUS Transformer Book 10.1" T100TAM-H1-GM Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, 32GB+500GB (GREY METAL)

ASUS Transformer Book 10.1" T100TAM-H1-GM Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, 32GB+500GB (GREY METAL)

First release on September 29, 2014

Product description:

Featuring the latest Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3775 quad-core processor, you will experience great performance with great power efficiency on the T100TAM. Now you can multitask seamlessly and get more done in less time.

Product specification:

  • Free MS Office 365 Personal 1 year included. Full Version Win 8.1 with full desktop mode.
  • 500GB Hard Drive Keyboard Dock with USB 3.0 port included.
  • Intel Quad Core Baytrail-T Z3775 1.46GHz. 2GB RAM.
  • Storage Capacity: 32GB Solid-State in tablet, 500GB Hard Drive in dock.
  • 11-Hour battery life. 1.2MP Webcam. microHDMI, microUSB, microSDXC slot. Bluetooth 4.0. Wireless Dual-Band 802.11N.
 

ASUS Chromebook 12-Inch with Gigabit WiFi, 32GB Storage & 4GB RAM

ASUS Chromebook 12-Inch with Gigabit WiFi, 32GB Storage & 4GB RAM

First release on October 22, 2014

Product description:

Start your ASUS Chromebook C200 in a flash and keep moving lightening fast as you cruise through your to-do list or favorite video streaming site with up to 11 hours of battery life*. Featuring a refined chiclet keyboard and the largest touchpad in its class, this 11.6-inch Chromebook gives you plenty space to type, zoom and scroll for a person of any size while staying portable for a carrying bag of virtually any size.

Product specification:

  • 11 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11A/C Ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 4 GB RAM.
  • 11.6" HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • 32 GB of local flash storage, 100 GB of Google Drive for 2 years.
 

HP Stream 13 Laptop with Free Office 365 Personal for One Year (4G Version)

HP Stream 13 Laptop with Free Office 365 Personal for One Year (4G Version)

First release on October 28, 2014

Product description:

Work from a happy place with a stylish, affordable, Windows-based PC complete with an included 4G data package. Store your content in the cloud for easy access in more places.

Product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 32 GB Solid-State Drive and 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics
  • Includes $25 Microsoft App Store Credit and Office 365 Personal for 1-year ($69.95 value)
  • Free 4G: Stay connected with 200MB of free data per month, for life
 

Asus X551CA 15.6" Laptop PC - Intel Core i3, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HD, DVD±RW/CD-RW, Webcam, Windows 8 64-bit (Black)

Asus X551CA 15.6" Laptop PC - Intel Core i3, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HD, DVD±RW/CD-RW, Webcam, Windows 8 64-bit (Black)

First release on November 5, 2014

Product description:

Stream Web-based media on this Asus X551CA-BI30804C laptop's 15.6" high-definition display via the built-in wireless LAN, which lets you quickly access the Internet while you're on the go. The 500GB hard drive provides ample storage space.

Product specification:

  • Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 15.6" high-definition display
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory / 500GB hard drive
  • DVD±RW/CD-RW drive / Built-in Webcam
  • Windows 8 64-bit / 802.11n WLAN
 

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-16AA Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-16AA Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

First release on October 5, 2014

Product description:

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-16AA 2-in-1 comes with these high level specs: Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor Z3745 1.33GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 1.86GHz, Windows 8.1, 10.1" HD 1280 x 800 resolution, high-brightness (350-nit), LED-backlit IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology with integrated 5-point screen, Intel HD Graphics, High-definition audio support, 2GB of LPDDR3 Onboard Memory, 32GB Internal Storage, Micro SD memory slot, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN with Acer Nplify, featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, Built-In HD Webcam, 1 - Micro USB 2.0 port (Tablet), 1 - USB 2.0 port (Keyboard), 1 - Micro-HDMI with HDCP support (Tablet), 2-cell lithium polymer battery (5910mAh), Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription (activation code included), Up to 8-hours Battery Life, 2.58 lbs. | 1.17 kg (Tablet & Keyboard)

Product specification:

  • Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz Processor (2 MB Cache)
  • 2GB DDR3L SDRAM, 32GB Internal Storage
  • 10-Inch Touchscreen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit) with Bing, 8-hour battery life
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription (activation code included)
 

ASUS Chromebook 13-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 2GB RAM (Red)

ASUS Chromebook 13-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 2GB RAM (Red)

First release on November 3, 2014

Product description:

The new line-up of sleek, sophisticated and ultra portable laptops, Asus Chrome books are perfect for everyday ease of use. C300 features a spacious touchpad which gives easy control over multi-touch gesture inputs. With up to 10 hours of battery life - use Asus Chromebook all day. Asus Chromebook is compact, & stylish but yet packs many brilliant features. An HD camera is great for capturing photos or video - you can then enjoy them on the stunning 1366x768 HD display. Chromebook supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi providing fantastic signal strength for browsing the web or streaming videos and music whenever wherever! Bluetooth 4.0 means you can connect a whole host of Bluetooth devices - connect to everything you love! Chromebook gives you secure access to Chrome Web Store with thousands of apps designed to make your everyday life easier. Access your favorite Google apps straight out of the box as Gmail, Drive and YouTube are built-in!

Product specification:

  • 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB RAM.
  • 13.3" HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • 16 GB local flash storage, 100 GB Google Drive storage for 2 years.