Looking to buy a new laptop? With so many options it can be confusing which brand to choose, let alone which model. And you have more important things to do than spend all day researching laptops, like binge watching Netflix.

So our tech gurus stayed up all night, running off of Poptarts and Twizzlers to provide you with the Top 5 Best Laptops Under $600 for 2016.

Dell 17.3″ Inspiron HD 5755

Dell Black 17.3″ Inspiron HD 5755

The Dell Inspiron strikes a great balance in features for this price range. You get a 17.3″ screen but also a nice 8 GB of RAM and a spacious 1 TB hard drive. 3 USB ports and an HDMI port also round out the features.

Reviews have been quite favorable, with the hardware proving reliable out of the box.

SCREEN: 17.3 INCHES | CPU: AMD Quad-Core 2.2 GHZ | RAM: 8 GB | STORAGE: 1 TB | OPTICAL: DVD-Writer | OS: Windows 10 Home

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT

  • 17.3″ screen
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • Windows 10 Home

HP Vibrant Red 15.6″ Beats 15-P390NR

HP Vibrant Red 15.6

Although this HP model has a slightly slower CPU and screen than the Dell listed above, it stands out with some great features of its own. Two of its biggest features are its Touchscreen display and Beats Audio. The touchscreen is great if you want to use some of the Windows 8/10 apps that really specialize in touch response.

And if you care about audio quality from your laptop, the Beats Audio is no doubt the extra push you need to purchase this model. The sound quality is excellent, with satisfactory base.

A couple of additional features are its multi-format memory card reader and 2 USB 3.0 ports, compared to the common 1 USB 3.0 port that many laptops in this price range have.

SCREEN: 15.6 INCHES | CPU: AMD Quad-Core 1.9 GHZ | RAM: 8 GB | STORAGE: 1 TB | OPTICAL: DVD-Writer | OS: Windows 10 Home

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT

  • Beats Audio
  • Touchscreen 15.6″ display
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • Windows 10 Home

Dell Silver 15.6″ Inspiron 15 5000 Series (5558)

Dell Silver 15.6

Dell’s Inspiron models really provide a great value. It too comes with a touchscreen, allowing you to enjoy all of the Windows 8/10 apps that are geared for touch input. But for many, one of the biggest draws is it’s fast Intel i-5 cpu.

Additional features are a multi-format memory card reader and the RAM can be expanded to a very comfortable 16 GB.

SCREEN: 15.6 INCHES | CPU: Intel i-5 2.2 GHZ | RAM: 8 GB | STORAGE: 1 TB | OPTICAL: DVD-Writer | OS: Windows 10 Home

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT

  • Intel i-5 2.2 GHz CPU
  • Touchscreen 15.6″ display
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • Windows 10 Home

Acer Gray 17.3″ Aspire E1-771

Acer Gray 17.3

Ok, so you might think I’m crazy putting this model on the list, but just hear me out. Although the specs are a little lower, for most people 500 GB of hard drive space is more than sufficient. And if you are doing basic tasks 6 GB of RAM is also more than enough.

The benefits are that you get a larger screen (17.3″) AND at a lower price! PLUS, for some of you that still cringe when you see Windows 8 or 10, having Windows 7 will be a nice comfort. And it’s not easy finding a Windows 7 laptop these days.

SCREEN: 17.3 INCHES | CPU: Intel i-3 2.4 GHZ | RAM: 6 GB | STORAGE: 500 GB | OPTICAL: DVD-Writer | OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT

  • 17.3″ screen
  • Great price
  • Windows 7 Home

Dell Silver 13.3″ Inspiron 13 7348 Convertible

Dell Silver 13.3

For those that really love using a touchscreen, but enjoy having a laptop keyboard and a larger screen than a tablet provides, consider this convertible option from Dell.

Granted, you sacrifice screen size and CPU speed from a regular laptop. But Dell has done a great job including the ports that you still need, such as HDMI and USB 3.0. Plus, unlike most tablets, you get the benefits of Windows 10.

The convertible design also makes standing it up easy, and without requiring a case as a tablet would. Plus, it comes in at a price not much higher than a tablet with a 10″ screen.

SCREEN: 13.3 INCHES | CPU: Intel i-3 2.1 GHZ | RAM: 4 GB | STORAGE: 500 GB | OPTICAL: NONE | OS: Windows 10 Home

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT

  • Convertible design
  • Touchscreen 13.3″ display
  • SD memory card supported
  • Windows 10 Home