Laptops & Netbooks
Looking for the latest laptop or netbook on the market or a model that suits your specific computing needs?
Our selection includes the latest generations of Intel® and AMD processors, Nvidia® graphic cards, HDD or SSD, long-lasting battery power, and a wide variety of screen sizes for business and home use. These laptops and netbooks run on the latest versions of Windows®, macOS®, or ChromeOS, depending on the model.
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Shopping for Laptops & Netbooks on eBay
Ready to buy a new, used, or Certified Refurbished laptop or netbook? Let's review the features and choices you have when shopping on eBay:
Computers run on a specific operating system (OS). Windows®, macOS®, and ChromeOS™ have been widely adopted by manufacturers and users alike.
Windows 10 is the latest version of Windows and can be found on many laptops and computers from different sellers. Windows 10 is available in two editions: Home and Pro. Home is aimed at home users while Pro is aimed at small businesses. Other versions are mostly sold under volume licensing, such as Pro Education, Education, Mobile Enterprise, Enterprise, S, and Mobile, among others.
macOS Catalina is the latest release of Apple's OS. Like most recent versions of macOS, Catalina is named after a well-known location in California: Santa Catalina Island. MacOS Catalina introduced several changes to Apple's operating system, including splitting the company's signature iTunes program into three separate applications ("Music," "TV," and "Podcasts"), revamping programs like Photos and Notes, and introducing new privacy and security measures to protect user data.
Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google that uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications. Chromebooks (laptops based on ChromeOS) are made by several different manufacturers such as Samsung, Lenovo, ASUS, and HP.
The MacBook Pro features the Touch Bar®, a multi-touch-enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, right when you want them. Additionally, this model can give you up to 10 hours of battery life, it comes with Retina Display, and it can be found in 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes.
The MacBook delivers impressive performance with new 7th‑generation Intel Core® m3, i5, and i7 processors, and faster SSD storage.
The thin, light, and powerful MacBook Air lasts up to 12 hours between charges. Built around its SSD storage, the MacBook Air has been designed to be light, fast, responsive, secure, and with a long battery lifespan in mind.
The MacBook Air comes with SSD storage, backlit keyboard, vibrant display, Intel® Core™ processors, 4GB of RAM, FaceTime® HD Camera, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt 2 ports, among other features.
HP® Laptops and netbooks include a series of powerful computers to cover specific needs for every kind of user. From business-oriented laptops to the fastest and strongest models for gamers, they have high-quality displays, speakers, and processors.
HP and Pavilion X360 offer 4 models, but Spectre and Envy X360 families may be considered HP’s best 2-in-1 laptops. The award-winning HP Spectre X360 is convertible with next-level features that give you all-day portability in a stunning, ultra-thin design.
For all the gamers out there, the quad core Pavilion laptops are popular among casual gamers, but consider the HP Omen family of gaming laptops. With the HP Omen laptop, HP’s best gaming laptop yet, get ready for the battlefield, anytime, anywhere.
Among the different series of HP laptops, you can find touch screens, SDD or HDD storage units, different sizes of displays, ports, processors, graphic cards, and other features to fit your needs.
Dell offers affordable laptops and 2-in-1 PCs that offer versatile everyday computing to meet your needs and spark your potential.
Dell’s newest line of 2-in-1 and laptops comes with the best of both worlds: transition between laptop, tent, tablet, or stand modes as you edit photos, update your blog, stream your favorite entertainment, or prepare a report.
Equipped with 7th Gen Intel® processors, robust storage, and HD displays, the Inspiron 2-in-1s offer laptop capabilities in a design that’s infinitely more flexible:
- Breath-taking graphics: Game on a whole new level with the powerful AMD Radeon™ and NVIDIA®10-series graphics cards.
- New level of power: the latest Intel and AMD processors provide responsive, powerful performance when gaming, editing, or working.
- Keep it cool with Dell: These gaming machines come with a thermal cooling design that allows the CPU and graphics to work at their full potential, without creating hotspots.
Your laptop is your gateway to the online world and beyond (except for your smartphone, of course).
Lenovo provides a series of powerhouse laptops for the creator, the professional, or the gamer. These performance computers combine portability with the full versatility and power of a desktop computer.
With Lenovo, you can get:
- Ultraportable laptops for folks who are always on the go.
- Laptops that give you value and performance in a single package.
- Innovative 2-in-1s – part laptop, part tablet, part nothing you’ve seen before – for those who want to tap the power of the newest tech.
Lenovo's offerings are quite diverse, and include three key categories:
- Business Laptops: Lenovo’s ThinkPad devices are said to be tough as nails and highly reliable. These series of laptops and 2-in-1s set the standard for business with high performing graphics and processing with ultra-responsive touchscreen technology. Other features that have made the ThinkPad very popular among users are the pen support and outstanding battery lifespan.
- Gaming Laptops: Gamers don’t have to feel bound to their desktops anymore. Lenovo’s Legion is powered by 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA GTX 1060 discrete graphics. This much power can even give you the chance to experience VR gaming. This brand also has budget options for casual gamers. But whatever laptop you choose, look to lose yourself in immersive audio and vivid displays.
- Convertible Laptops: The “seriously cool” laptop is here. Lenovo’s Yoga line of laptops and Ultrabooks™ combine adaptability with innovative engineering. Vibrant displays and immersive audio? Check. Tablets that work as movie or presentation projectors? Yep. Pen support for artists and designers and a Halo Keyboard that’s seriously like nothing you’ve ever seen before? It’s all yours to explore.
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The Alienware gaming laptops are compact, powerful and include the latest Intel® Core™ processors for the most intense gaming experience.
Alienware offers the stunning new “15” and the “17” (named after their screen sizes), both running with 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics cards to let you conquer any game.
Acer is one of the top selling laptop manufacturers in the world. There are a variety of different models available, each aimed at giving you the best possible laptop experience and the best features with affordable prices.
The Aspire Series, their most popular line, offers a diverse range of laptops that give you the performance, graphics, and communication tools to step up your digital entertainment, complete your daily computing tasks, and stay in touch with everyone you know.
Toshiba’s catalog of laptops, netbooks, and 2-in-1s covers all the needs you might have when choosing the perfect computer.
With Tecra®, Protégé® and the powerful dynaEdge Mobile mini, Toshiba provides laptops with HD and FHD displays, Dual Mics, SDD storage systems, 7th Generation Intel Core processors, Pillar technology to reduce keyboard bounce, and a long-lasting battery lifespan.
Samsung laptops and netbooks are sleek and powerful and they come ready for work and play. The ready-to-travel and brand-new flagship, the Samsung Notebook 9, is packed with power. Get more done with the ultra-fast Intel® Core™ i7 Processor. Immerse yourself in its Full-HD display and use your USB-C™ cable to easily power up on the road.
MSI understands gaming as few do. Its G notebook series is built with state-of-the-art components delivering the best in gaming technology.
These laptops bring high performance to gaming enthusiasts and are categorized from performance driven portable gaming solutions to high-end desktop replacement powerhouses. MSI laptops and notebooks come with optical drives, a backlit keyboard for late-night gaming, a 7th Gen Intel Core processor, USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3 (Type C), and Bluetooth® v4.1, among other features.
ASUS® laptops balance advanced technology and ultramodern design. The latest models will give you 4K displays, 7th Gen Intel Core processors, and up to 16GB of RAM. For ASUS, security matters and some of their latest models come with a fingerprint reader to keep your computer and your information safe from prying eyes.
ASUS makes a wide variety of laptops and 2-in-1s that run on Chrome OS. These Chromebooks vary from 10” to 12.5” displays and RAM options that go from 2GB up to 16GB. Moreover, these computers include USB and HDMI ports and are powered by Intel chipsets or a Rockchip® CPU.
What’s the Difference Between a Laptop and Netbook?
With the multitude of mobile electronic devices available today, terms like laptop, notebook, netbook, and tablet may become confusing to some users. In this guide, buyers interested in purchasing a laptop or netbook will learn about the differences in size, portability, input options, hardware, and pricing between all these types of machines. Below, we give you a quick description of the aspects you can keep in mind when looking for one or the other:
Size and Portability
Generally, a laptop’s size is referred to in terms of its screen size, which is measured diagonally from corner to corner of the actual screen, not including the exterior casing. Smaller laptops may have a 14-inch screen, whereas the largest laptops boast screen sizes of 18.4 inches, with some even extending to 20 inches. The larger screen sizes are primarily reserved for massive, powerful laptops with high-end graphics capabilities that are generally used by gamers. Laptops can also be heavy, with the average laptop weighing around four to six pounds and some gaming laptops weighing as much as 10 pounds. When you first pick up one of these machines, the weight may not seem significant. However, if you will need to carry the laptop in a shoulder bag or in a hand-held laptop case for any length of time, you will soon realize how heavy those four to six pounds can become.
Netbooks like the ASUS Eee PC, the HP Mini 1000, or the Acer Aspire One have much smaller screens. A netbook’s screen is usually seven to 10 inches in diameter, while the typical weight of a netbook is two or three pounds. Netbooks are also much thinner than most laptops, except for the ultra-thin MacBook Air laptop.
Laptops and netbooks offer a variety of input options, both for user controls and for input such as files and programs. Both usually feature a keyboard, USB ports, and a touchpad that can be used instead of a mouse. However, laptops can include some features that netbooks do not, like an optical drive, full numeral keyboards, bigger speakers, and larger screens. Laptops are also generally easier to upgrade.
Since they are designed for portability, most laptops have keyboards that are smaller than standard-size versions. Netbooks, however, are even smaller than laptops, and thus feature a much more compact keyboard. For limited use, this may serve you well. For long periods of typing, you may find that the cramped position into which your hands are forced causes pain in the wrists and fingers. Left untreated, such pain can develop into a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you plan to type for long periods of time, you may wish to consider a larger netbook or a laptop.
Laptops can feature an optical disc drive, which means that they can play CDs or DVDs. Netbooks, due to their small size and limited hardware, have no CD/DVD drive. External optical drives may be an alternative for netbook owners, however. These drives can be plugged in via a USB port, but since the USB ports on a netbook are limited, you may find yourself using all the available ports to run the external optical drive. If netbook owners are considering booting up their machine via optical drive, they should be aware that most netbooks cannot boot up from a USB drive.
Both laptops and netbooks feature USB and Ethernet ports, although these ports are limited compared to the number available on a typical desktop computer. With the increasing capacity and speed of USB flash drives (also referred to as thumb drives or flash drives) and the variety of software available for direct download from the Web, netbook users may not even miss having an optical drive. They can use their regular desktop PC to transfer programs, media, and other information to the netbook as needed or a cloud service platform they might be subscribed to.
The laptop or netbook’s hard drive contains its operating systems and all your software, programs, and files. Many laptops include plenty of hard drive space, sometimes up to 250GB. Netbooks, on the other hand, sometimes come with as little as 16GB of hard drive space.
Laptops have much higher processing power than netbooks do. Some laptops contain dual-core or even quad-core processors, resulting in a significant jump in processing power. Netbooks are not designed for heavy-duty graphics. They are much more useful for simple word processing, emails, Web surfing, preparing presentations, creating spreadsheets, and similar tasks.
The reduced size of the netbook means that it cannot contain a large battery. Its battery life is limited, ranging from two to six hours of power with average use. The smaller the netbook, the shorter its battery life is likely to be.
Although laptops commonly have larger batteries, they also run hardware that is more powerful and run more programs and processes, so their average battery life may not be much longer than that of a netbook.
Laptops contain more digital storage space, bigger and better hardware, and bigger screens, and each of those amenities costs the manufacturer money, which translates into a higher price tag for you. Since netbooks are designed to serve basic graphics and hardware functions, manufacturers develop them with small screens, and using hardware with minimal requirements, which results in low-cost machines.
Laptops & Netbooks for Gaming
Advances in technology mean that laptops are more powerful than ever before, with some capable of running the latest games. If you'll be devoting a significant amount of time to gaming, consider shopping serious gaming laptops and netbooks on eBay. Pay close attention to the RAM, graphics card, and processors in order to find a device that suits your needs.
Casual gamers may find what they need in our selection of light gaming laptops and netbooks. Remember, our range of new, used, and Certified Refurbished items means you can often discover unbeatable savings on PC laptops and netbooks.