Your workspace deserves a reno, and with tax time fast approaching, now is the perfect time to do it. EOFY is a great time to upgrade your laptop. Most major brands have unveiled their refreshed line-up, and you’ll be able to spot some great deals in-store or online at JB Hi-Fi.

Creative powerhouse

 

If your laptop is used for intensive media editing and content creation, a higher spec model will keep you in the flow and help you meet your deadlines.

LG Gram 16 16” (2560 x 1600) IPS Anti-Glare Display (512GB) [Intel i7]
The 2022 LG Gram 16 sports the 12th generation Intel i7 processor with an innovative architecture consisting of four performance cores and eight efficient cores. This hybrid core design makes a premium laptop experience one of seamless multitasking and uncompromised gaming time. The efficient cores use less power while handling background tasks, and this latest generation Intel CPU delivers a performance boost without sacrificing battery life.

An upgraded SSD and low-voltage RAM combine to deliver more than a 20 per cent increase in performance over the 2021 Gram models. The 16″ display at 2560 x 1600 resolution is generous real estate to house multiple desktops and separate workspaces, so you get the best out of Windows 11. It’s also now anti-glare for even deeper immersion.

The 2022 LG Gram line-up also features Mirametrix, an AI-based security solution that locks the screen if you step away from the laptop and blurs the content should someone be peeking over your shoulder. Additionally, hook up a separate monitor and Mirametrix moves the cursor to whichever screen you are looking at. The svelte housing underlines the lightweight Gram 16’s 1199g, and a hidden hinge design highlights its stunning minimalist credentials.

Note: LG Gram 16 Intel i5 variant also available.

• 16″ (2560 x 1600) IPS Anti-glare display • Ultra lightweight 1199g • 12th Gen Intel Core Processor i7-1260P (12 Cores: 4P + 8E, P: 2.1 up to 4.7 GHz/E: 1.5 up to 3.4 GHz) • 512GB Gen4 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD storage, M.2(2280) Dual SSD slots • 16GB LPDDR5-5200MHZ RAM on board • Intel Iris Xe Graphics (Option: NVIDIA RTX 2050 with 4GB (GDDR6)) • 1x HDMI port • USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 (x2) • USB 4 Gen 3×2 Type C (x2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4) • Micro SD Card • Webcam • Bluetooth v5.1 • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2×2,  BT Combo) • Windows 11 Home operating system

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ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 15.6″ FHD OLED Laptop (512GB) [Ryzen 5]
Boasting the very capable AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, this laptop will please gamers and content creators alike. The OLED display is a showstopper, boasting 1.07 billion colours compared with 16.7 million on an LCD. Its contrast ratio is also significantly higher, and a remarkable peak brightness of 600 nits will allow you to work outdoors with no problems. If you want a great visual experience while working on creative projects, the Vivobook Pro 15 with OLED is well worth checking out.

• 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) OLED display • AMD Ryzen 5 5600H mobile processor (3.3-4.2 GHz) • 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD storage • 8GB DDR4 on board • AMD Radeon graphics • 1 x HDMI port • 3 x USB-A ports • 1 x USB-A port • Card reader • Webcam • Bluetooth v5.0 • Wi-Fi 6 • Windows 11 Home operating system

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The Entertainers

 

These laptops are designed for gamers, although the extra grunt makes them well suited for just about any task.

ASUS TUF A15 15.6″ FHD 144Hz Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 7) [RTX 3050]
The Tuf range from ASUS is military grade certified, so these lappies will hold up during the most intense online incursions. NVIDIA’s RTX 3050 graphics card will capably deliver up to 144Hz display rate for 1080p gaming.

• 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor (2.9-4.2GHz) • 512GB SSD storage • 16GB RAM • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics • 1x HDMI port • 3x USB-A ports • 1x USB-C ports • Wi-Fi 6 • Windows 11 Home operating system

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Dell G15 15.6″ FHD 120Hz Gaming Laptop (Intel i7) [RTX 3050 Ti]
Like the aforementioned LG Gram 16, the heart of the Dell G15 is the all-new 12th generation Intel i7 with its unique hybrid architecture. This bleeding edge processor is paired with a NVIDIA GeForce 3050 for an immersive gaming experience. Alienware-inspired thermal design with dual air-intake, copper pipes and strategic vents adds substance to the eye-catching design.

• 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz • 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700H (24MB Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 14 cores) • 512GB SSD storage • 16GB RAM • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6 graphics • 1x HDMI port • 3x USB-A ports • 1x USB-C port • Webcam • Bluetooth v5.2 • Wi-Fi 6 • Windows 11 Home operating system

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The 2-in-1

 

2-in-1 laptops have grown in popularity. Use them in their traditional clamshell mode or turn them into a blank canvas for free-form creativity. With the keyboard folded away, it’s ready-made for browsing and bingeing.

DELL Inspiron 5410 14″ Full HD 2-in-1 Laptop (512GB) [Intel i7]
With a 14″ touchscreen that you can use in tablet mode, the Inspiron 5410 is also a laptop that will handle most workloads, from spreadsheets to photo editing and light gaming, thanks to its 11th generation Intel i7 with integrated Iris Xe graphics. Wide viewing angle displays enhance the experience of this versatile device.

• 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080 • 11th Generation Intel Core i7-1195G7 Processor (12MB Cache, up to 5.0 GHz) • 512GB SSD storage • 8GB RAM • Intel Iris Xe Graphics with shared graphics memory • 1x HDMI port • 2x USB-A 3.2 ports • 1x USB-C port • Micro SD reader • Webcam • Bluetooth v5.1 • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) • Windows 11 operating system

 

 

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LENOVO Flex 5 14″ FHD 2-in-1 Laptop (256GB) [Ryzen 5]
A 360° hinge allows you to use the Flex 5 as a laptop or tablet. An optional digital pen makes the Flex 5 ideal for note taking or illustration when matched with the appropriate software. It’s also a great device for school and work on the go, thanks to the energy efficient AMD Ryzen 5 5500U series processor, which also has serious chops for gaming time.

• 14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) display • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor (2.1 – 4.0GHz) • 256GB • SSD storage • 8GB RAM • Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics • 1x HDMI port • 2x USB-A 3.2 ports • 1x USB-C 3.2 port • 4-in-1 card reader • Webcam • Bluetooth v5.0 • Wi-Fi 5 • Windows 11 Home operating system

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All-rounders

 

These laptops are eminently suited for a day at the office. And they can show you a great time, be it gaming or streaming, after hours.

LG Gram 14 14″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS Anti-Glare Display (512GB) [Intel i7]
The Gram 14 has a 14″ display at 1920 x 1200 and comes with 8GB RAM. Along with the display and RAM, it also shares the same high-performance internals as its bigger sibling, the LG Gram 16, making this a laptop optimised for today’s dynamic work environment. Noise cancelling and a built-in Full HD webcam show you at your best on remote calls, and instant face login gives you security and enhanced productivity. The WUXGA display on the Gram 14 gives you more pixel width than 1080p, making it well suited for spreadsheets and an array of professional applications. The Gram 14 weighs less than 1kg while still giving you reliable battery life to be on the go all day.

Note: LG Gram 14 Intel i5 variant also available

• 14″ (1920 x 1200) IPS Anti-glare display •Ultra lightweight 999g • 12th Gen Intel® Core Processor i7-1260P (12 Cores: 4P + 8E, P: 2.1 up to 4.7 GHz / E: 1.5 up to 3.4 GHz) • 512GB Gen4 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD storage, M.2(2280) Dual SSD slots • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM on board • Intel Iris Xe Graphics • 1x HDMI port • USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 (x2) • USB 4 Gen 3×2 Type C (x2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4) • Micro SD Card • Webcam • Bluetooth v5.1 • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2×2,  BT Combo)• Windows 11 Home operating system

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LENOVO IdeaPad 5 Pro 14″ 2.2k Laptop (512GB) [Ryzen 5]
A 14″ display with 2240 x 1400 resolution lets you pack more into your workspace compared with a 1080p screen. You’ll be able to crunch spreadsheets while on remote calls and still have room to check emails. Whether at home or on location, the IdeaPad 5 Pro is your all-in-one studio to create, edit and stream, thanks to the efficient and powerful AMD Ryzen processor.

• 14″ 2.2K (2240 x 1400) display • AMD Ryzen 5 5600U processor (2.3-4.2GHz) • 512GB SSD storage • 16GB RAM • Integrated Graphics • Webcam • 1x HDMI port • 2x USB-A 3.2 ports • 2x USB-C 3.2 ports • 1 x Card reader • Bluetooth v5.1 • Wi-Fi 6 • Windows 11 operating system

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