The 10 Best Laptops to Buy at Walmart in 2018

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Best Value: HP 15-bs212wm 15.6" Laptop

HP 15-bs212wm 15.6

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The HP 15-bs212wm 15.6-inch laptop is the sturdy workhorse of laptops. This trusty laptop will serve you well for many different purposes and is packed with a variety of features that combine power and portability in one compact design. PowerPoint presentations and movies both look good on the 15.6-inch diagonal HD SVA WLED-backlit display. With the Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB DDR4 memory, and 500 GB of RAM, this laptop boasts some serious power that will serve you well whether you are surfing the Web or number-crunching in Excel.

The included DVD-writer is a nice bonus feature that doesn’t turn up that often, and this laptop also comes with an HP webcam ideal for video chatting or video conferencing. This laptop’s operating system is the user-friendly Windows 10 Home, which has all the familiar basic Microsoft features you need for personal use.

Best for Gamers: Msi GP63 Leopard Performance Gaming Laptop

Msi GP63 Leopard Performance Gaming Laptop

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Gamers, if you are looking for a laptop that will help you reach the top of your leaderboard, check out the Msi GP63 Leopard Performance Gaming Laptop. While this laptop isn’t the cheapest on our list, it’s a bargain compared to other gaming laptops with similar features. When it comes to serious gaming, you need a laptop with serious power.

If you’ve never tried a laptop that’s custom-designed for gamers, the Msi GP63 Leopard Performance gaming laptop is a great place to start. It has an impressively speedy 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Six-Core Processor for faster response times and up to 32 GB DDR4 memory to prevent any lag during a critical moment.

With 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, it’s easy to get and stay connected to all your favorite online content. It has 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, so you can bank on plenty of storage space. Plus, the responsive Steel Series full-color backlit keyboard adds a nice touch of fun and style. 

Runner-Up, Best for Gamers: OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 15+

OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 15+

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The Overpowered 15+ is Walmart’s attempt at producing its own line of gaming-specific laptops. Although some may be skeptical of the retailer getting into the production of gaming laptops (as opposed to an experienced manufacturer or gaming company), its Overpowered line has some decent specs.

The 15+ comes with a 15.6-inch 144Hz screen. It’s big enough to give you a great picture, but not large enough that the laptop is too clunky to take on the go. Graphics-wise, the laptop has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB VRAM, and an Intel i7-8750H CPU with 2.20 GHz speed — plenty enough processing power for heavy gaming.

Walmart’s Overpowered line runs Windows 10 and has plenty of ports. The 15+ has one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and even a USB-C port. Plus, it has one SD card slot and an HDMI slot. With 16 GB of RAM and 2TB hard drive capacity, it’s obvious that Walmart wanted this to be able to handle intense gaming, but at a Walmart price.

Best for Students: Dell Chromebook 11 3180

Dell Chromebook 11 3180

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Whether you're a student  in high school, college or grad school, it's  essential to be prepared in the classroom. When it comes to education, the Dell Chromebook 11 3180 can be found in schools all over the country. The Chromebook G Suite for Education comes with many well-known Google apps for students and teachers, including Classroom. The popular Classroom app helps to keep your child organized and in touch with his or her teacher, who can also use the app to create, distribute, and grade assignments.

With at least 10 hours of battery life, this trusty laptop will last for the entire school day and still have power to spare for homework. Plus, thanks to this Chromebook’s sealed, spill-resistant keyboard, rubberized edges and drop protection, this laptop is designed to be kid-proof. Kids will also enjoy the 180-degree hinge that allows the system to lay flat, making it easier to share their work on the tough, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass screen.

Best for Business: HP Stream 11-ah113wm 11.6" Laptop

HP Stream 11-ah113wm 11.6

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Portable, powerful, and equipped with the most secure version of Windows ever made, the HP Stream 11-ah113wm 11.6-inch laptop is a great choice for working from home or business travel. Designed for portability, this thin, lightweight laptop weighs only 2.57 pounds, making it easy to slip into a backpack or briefcase, but it still has a full-sized keyboard for quick and easy typing.

It has fast boost times and increased responsiveness, thanks to the IntelCeleron N4000 dual-core processor, so you won’t waste any time in or out of the office. The built-in 802.11 ac 2x2 antenna delivers a reliable connection and it’s equipped with Bluetooth technology, as well as a front-facing webcam and digital microphone, making it easy for you to stay connected with your coworkers or family members.

Plus, it comes with a one-year subscription to Office 365, so you can access your documents and get your work done efficiently no matter where you are.

Best 2-in-1 Laptop: Google Pixelbook 12.3", 2-in-1 Touchscreen Display

Google Pixelbook 12.3

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If you can’t decide between getting a tablet or a laptop, check out the Google Pixelbook 12.3-inch laptop and get the best of both worlds. It folds flat to be used as a tablet, or you can stand it up to use it like a traditional laptop. This Pixelbook is vanishingly thin at over 10.3 millimeters and weighs only 2.45 pounds, yet it still has enough battery life to get you through an entire workday with up to ten hours of use on a single charge.

If you’re a lover of Google apps, this Pixelbook serves as an advanced Chromebook with all your favorite apps, including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, and YouTube, ready to go. It’s even the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in, too — quickly get answers, accomplish small tasks, and organize your day by quickly pressing the Google Assistant key on the keyboard and saying “OK, Google” to get started.

Best Touchscreen: Top Performance Dell Inspiron 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15.6

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The Top Performance Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop has a wide, responsive, 1366 x 768-pixel display, plus an Intel HD Graphics 620 card. In other words: This laptop puts efficiency and power at your fingertips. With the touchscreen convenience of a tablet but the power of a laptop, this device boasts a 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U Dual-Core processor, 2.4 GHz, and 8GB DDR4L 2133 MHz.

It also comes with two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, a headphone output/microphone input combo, and a 10/100 Ethernet port, making it easy to connect all your favorite accessories. A built-in DVD-RW system, webcam, media reader, stereo speakers, 802.1nn wireless, and Bluetooth 4.0 round out the list of impressive features on this laptop.

Best for Entertainment: ASUS Vivobook 15 Red

ASUS Vivobook 15 Red

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If you are looking for a lightweight, portable device that you plan to use primarily for entertainment such as surfing the Web, streaming video, listening to music, or watching movies, the ASUS Vivobook 15 is a great choice for you. This laptop was specifically designed to provide an immersive, high-quality multimedia experience. This Asus Celeron laptop features Tru2Life technology designed to optimize sharpness and contrast for high-quality video-viewing.

However, thanks to the ASUS Eye Care mode that reduces blue light levels to make reading and viewing more comfortable, you can make sure you are taking good care of your eyes even if you need to view your laptop for a long period of time. When it comes to hardware, this computer features the Asus X541UA-WB51T-RD Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 processor for plenty of speed that helps prevent lagging when you’re streaming your favorite movies or music.

Most Portable: Acer R11 CB5-132T-C1LK 11.6" Chromebook

Acer R11 CB5-132T-C1LK 11.6

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Convert from laptop mode to tablet mode and back again without missing a step with the Acer R11 CB5-132T-C1LK 11.6-inch Chromebook. This ultra-portable, 2-in-1 is ideal for those who need portability whether they are business travelers, adventure-seekers, or just everyday students who want to take their assignments on the go.

Use the Chromebook R11 as a tablet on the go or replace your bulky work laptop by using it in notebook mode. The screen pivots handily, making it easy to share and create with others. The clever Chromebook detects the mode you are in and automatically adjusts the sound and content accordingly. The 11.6-inch LED-backlit HD IPS touchscreen display lets you surf, organize, swipe and edit with the tip of your finger.

Best for Virtual Reality: OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 17+

OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 17+

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The Overpowered 17+ is the larger model in Walmart’s line of gaming laptops. With a huge 17.3-inch 144Hz Screen and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB VRAM, graphics will look good. The computer comes with a mechanical LED keyboard, 2TB of hard drive storage, one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and one USB-C port.

With an impressive Intel i7-8750H CPU with 2.20 GHz speed, the 17+ will give you speed. But where it stands out from other Overpowered models is its memory. The 17+ comes outfitted with a whopping 32GB of RAM, which is double what you would find in the Overpowered 15+ model.

Walmart even says the 17+ is ready to handle virtual reality, putting it on par with some of the most powerful PCs on the market. Paired with an HTC Vibe or an Oculus headset, the 17+ is powerful enough to work with VR games. If you use a VR headset with a PC that doesn’t have enough power, it can cause motion sickness. With the 17+, that shouldn’t happen.

The bottom line: if you want to be at the forefront of immersive VR gaming, consider Walmart’s Overpowered 17+.