Hey, there. If you’re reading this post, you’re probably not part of my regular audience. Come on, you know its true. Most tech geeks are neckbeards who get all excited about cores and gigahertz. If you’re reading this, you’re probably more like my wife, who would prefer most anything in pink if it is available.
I get it. If you care more about your laptop’s exterior than the hardware inside, that’s cool. And fortunately, there are some great pink laptops on the market right now. This list rounds up the best pink laptops. I’ll try not to bog down in the technical details and instead tell you why you should buy THIS and not THAT.
When it comes to customization, no one compares to Dell. You may still have an image of head of Dell’s boring beige boxes and the lame “Dude, you’re getting a Dell!” ads. Forget about that. Today, Dell offers some of the coolest laptops on the market – including plenty of pink laptops.
If you’re on a budget, the Inspiron line is for you. These mid-range laptops offer reasonable performance at affordable prices. Inspirons don’t have the best battery life, and they’re not the thinnest or lightest laptops around, but they do the job. Better yet, Dell has recently introduced a very cool feature exclusive Inspirons – switchable laptop lids. The entire lid can be taken off and replaced by another one. And Dell doesn’t just offer plain pink lids – if also offers a number of pink designs.
Power users will want to take a look at the XPS line. These laptops also are available in pink or pink designs, but there is no removable lid option, so you’re stuck with whatever you pick. Also, the custom designs on the XPS can be extremely expensive – they often run $200 or more.
Sony doesn’t sell as many laptops as brands like Dell and HP, but the company has made laptops for ages and they’ve always had solid build quality. They’ve also frequently been available in ultra-bright colors such as Iridescent Blue, Neon Green and – of course – Pink. Or Hibiscus Pink, as Sony usually calls it.
Currently, Sony offers this on three models. The Sony Vaio Y series is not the best deal right now, however, so you should probably limit yourself to the more competitive Sony Vaio EA (with a 14″ display) and Sony Vaio EB (with a 15.6″ display). Besides display size, these laptops are quite similar. They both offer Intel processors, they both have great island keyboards, and they’re both well built.
The smaller Sony Vaio EA starts at $719, while the larger Sony Vaio EB starts at $649.
If you’re looking for a small pink laptop – a pink netbook, let’s say – then you should consider the HP Mini 210. This stylish pink laptop has a 10.1″ display and an Intel Atom processor. While the main body is silver, the lid is bright neon pink. The two pieces have a similar material and gloss, so they go together quite well despite the different colors.
Overall, the HP Mini 210 is quite similar to most netbooks. It has a nice keyboard, but it will of course be a bit small, since you can only fit so large a keyboard on a netbook. If you don’t mind the size you’ll enjoy the battery life, which can last up to eight hours. The size of the HP Mini 210 also helps with portability. In fact, at a weight of about 3 pounds and thickness of 1.25″, you could fit this netbook into many purses and bags.