In a world where the average cost of a laptop has doubled in a decade, a Raspberry Pi is a truly cheap way to take advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s incredible computing power.
But to get one in the first place, you’re going to need to build your own.
But that doesn’t mean you’re limited to making a simple breadboard with a couple of soldering irons.
We’ve compiled a list of the best Raspberry Pi-powered laptops you can buy right now and, of course, it’s not exhaustive.
The list is in no particular order, but if you’re looking for a budget-friendly laptop, these are some of the more promising options out there.1.
The Razer Blade Stealth – $399.99 The Razer blade is one of the most popular gaming laptops around, and its sleek design is a good match for the Raspberry PI.
However, if you want a desktop computer that doesn-t need a dedicated GPU, you’ll need to upgrade to a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or GeForce GTX 1060.
The Blade Stealth is a solid value, though, with a 3K display, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, and an integrated 802.11ac WiFi router that can connect to your home network.2.
Alienware 15 R2 – $799.99 Alienware has released a new 15-inch gaming laptop that has an AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card in its chassis.
While the price of this gaming laptop is still lower than the Razer Blade, you can get it for a very good price.
screen is a 5K resolution and the 15-core processor is paired with an AMD Ryzen 5 1600X.
The Alienware R2 has a full-size keyboard, a detachable monitor, and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
The 1366 x 768 display has a native resolution of 1366 × 768, and the R2 supports up to four USB 3.0 ports.3.
Asus Zenbook UX305 – $1,299.99 Asus has released its Zenbook as the company’s first foray into gaming laptops.
The Zenbook uses a 3.5-inch 1080p IPS screen with an Intel Core i5-8500U processor, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
The processor also supports Nvidia’s GTX 1050 graphics card.
The laptop supports up a 2TB SSD and Nvidia’s VR-ready graphics solution, Nvidia Optimus technology, which automatically tunes the system to suit your preferences.
The Asus ZenBook UX305 has a 15.6-inch display and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M.
The screen has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and supports up 100 hours of battery life.4.
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 – $2,199.99 Lenovo has released the ThinkPad to compete with Intel’s Core i7-7500U processors.
The ThinkPad has a 13.3-inch IPS display with an Nvidia GTX 1050M GPU.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad UX 13 is a $2.99 laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU, which makes it one of those that will run the latest games and apps just fine.
The 14.3″ Full HD (1080p) display is a 1080p resolution, and Lenovo’s new laptop has an Intel HD 5000 processor and 128GB of SSD storage.5.
ASUS Zenbook V3 – $3,499.99 ASUS has released an all-new 13-inch laptop with Intel HD 740M graphics.
The V3 features a 1366×768 display with a 2048×1536 resolution.
It has a GeForce GeForce GTX 965M GPU and an 8GB of DDR4 RAM.
The new laptop is also equipped with an optional USB-C 3.1 port.
ASUS’ Zenbook is a 4K display with 1,280×1,440 resolution.
The ASUS ZenBook V3 has an optional Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor.
The display also supports up four USB-A 3.2 ports and USB-E 3.3 ports.6.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000-series – $7,999.99 Dell has released three different laptops with the Dell Inspirons.
The Dell Inspire 14 7000 is a 14-inch convertible with a 13-core Intel Core M processor.
Dell also released a 14.6″ notebook, the Inspiron 15 7000, that is powered by Intel’s next-generation Core M processors.
Both models come with a GeForce 940MX GPU and Intel’s Thunderbolt 3.6 wireless adapter.
The Inspiron 14 7000 has an IPS display and supports 802.15AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The HP Spectre x360 is a 13in.
convertible that can be used with a 16GB SSD and a GeForce 980M GPU in addition to an Nvidia Quadro K6000 GPU.7.
HP Spectre 13 13in – $9,999 The Spectre 13 is an affordable 13-in laptop with a Nvidia GeForce GT 1050