6. Dell Inspiron 14z
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Bottom Line: Dell makes laptops with generally solid interior components; this is just a solid, no-frills computer that's slim, light, sharp, and will efficiently handle any job you throw its way. What's more, it won't be out of date come next December. What it lacks in frills it makes up for in strength: It's a generally more powerful computer than almost all of the laptops on this list.