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The best notebooks under $700 of 2016 are mainstreams laptops with 14 to 15 inch displays, a pre-loaded Windows 7 OS, and are apposite for college students and senior citizens.

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Asus ZenBook UX305F
HP Pavilion x360 13t
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Asus ZenBook UX305F
HP Pavilion x360 13t
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
Lenovo Yoga 2 13
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Jul 2015
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
May 2014
Display
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
14 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD
500GB , 5,400rpm
256GB SSD
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5,400rpm
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SSD Drive
1000 GB, HDD
516 GB, HDD, SSD
Installed Memory
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB, 4 GB
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
Processor
0.8 MHz, Intel Core M 5Y10
2.10 GHz Intel Core i3-5010U
Intel Core i7-5500U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i7-5500U
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-4200U
Laptop Type
General Purpose, Ultraportable
General Purpose, Tablet
Ultrabook

The Asus Zenbook UX305FA-ASM1 may be extremely thin and feather-light, but an ultraportable laptop can't get by on those aspects alone.

The ports are entirely underwhelming, too, with one USB 3.0 socket, two slower USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output and an SD card reader – the bare minimum, even for a hybrid.

Poor value for money compared to other variants.

Yoga's winning hybrid design, now available for less