Best Value Laptops $800 - $1200 - Windows OS

Laptop Gods i call upon you..

My PC's few month old Mobo died a few weeks back, it's @ techfast for repair, so been looking at some laptops.

There are so many different configurations generations etc its very easy to get lost. I would be using it mainly to browse ,emails, tails etc maybe the odd video/game. Would be stationed at home most of the time. Ideally to have good CPU, good RAM or the ability to EASILY upgrade the RAM/SSD.

I read from comments that Dell has excellent customer service and make quality products in the higher price brackets, not so much in budget models?

Should I hang back and wait for a similar deal as -

Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD, Ryzen 5 4500U) $870.81 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 Laptop 11th Gen i7-1165G7 16GB RAM 512GB SSD $1140 Delivered @ Dell eBay

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13", AMD Ryzen 7 4800U (8C/16T), QHD (2560*1600) IPS, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $1097.10 @ Lenovo Education Store

Any input is much appreciated.



  • No need to wait for Dell, currently doing 20/22% off on ebay.

  • How about a Surface Go Laptop? They are currently on special with Free Sleeve on Microsoft Store. It has 8GB RAM (not expandable), 128GB SSD (apparently replaceable).and a touchscreen with very bright screen.

  • Though i am very happy with Performance of Ideapad S540 Ryzen 7 4800u and its portability … something is missing in screen … eyes stress a bit especially in evening and night … text doesnt feel very sharp and easy to read … i have searched and turned off Veri Bright in AMD Radeon setting but still not very happy. My Sony Vaio Flip 15 FHD screen (5 years old) feels far more superior.