The Acer Spin 713 is one of our favorite Chromebooks. It has one of the best screens you’ll find in a Chromebook at this price, and the Intel i5 chip offers a lot of power for Chrome OS. Battery life is also good. Just make sure Chrome OS meets all the things you want to do with your laptop. See our laptop purchase guide for more tips on what’s best for your use case.
This lightweight laptop is one of our favorites. The 11th generation Intel Core i7 chip offers great performance and long battery life. This version has 16 gigabytes of RAM and 1 terabyte device, which should be up to almost anything you can throw into it. In addition, you get many ports – HDMI, two USB-A ports and USB-C (with the ability to Thunderbolt 4 and can be used as a charging port). There is also a headphone jack!
This Razer laptop has a respectable 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM and 512 gigabytes of SSD. But its most notable feature is the live 4K touch screen. The frames around this screen are thin enough to forget from time to time that they are even there.
Best buy,, Samsung
Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 (8/10, WIRED recommended) is one of the best Chromebooks on the market. It has a sturdy, lightweight aluminum body with build quality that surpasses the much more expensive laptops I’ve tested. The bright, rich color screen isn’t as nice as the original 4K model, but it’s still much better than most Chromebooks. The original Galaxy Chromebook also sells for $ 599 ($ 100 off). It has impressive features, but the battery life is not very good.
HP’s Specter x360 (9/10, WIRED recommends) has been our favorite for many years. This is a great looking laptop, and the specifications of this 14-inch model do it a lot for most people. You get an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM and a 512 gigabyte SSD. For another $ 90, you can increase the RAM to 16 gigabytes, which is worth it, as the RAM here is soldered to the board.
Amazon,, Best buy ($ 749)
This deal started in October, but is still quite good. It used to be the best Chromebook on the market. These days, this award will probably go to the Galaxy Chromebook above, but it’s still a solid machine, especially the Core i5 model sold here.
Nothing will enhance your work from home like a huge screen. The monitors below are the best deals for our favorites.
Amazon,, Best buy
With a fast refresh rate (144 Hz) and support for both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync, this curved monitor provides smooth graphics. This is the lowest price we have seen on this monitor and is a particularly good option for gamers.
The G3 is a slight step down from the G7 above, with the resolution moving from Wide QHD to Full HD, but still has the same AMD FreeSync refresh rate and support and is less than half the price.
This is a pretty solid deal for a Full HD monitor of this size. There is support for AMD FreeSync, plus HDR, something we don’t usually see at this price.
Transactions for networks and routers
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We haven’t tested Netgear’s Nighthawk XR1000 gaming router, but it’s said to offer impressive speeds, iOS and Android apps, and Wi-Fi 6 support.
Purpose,, Best buy
The Google Nest network system is easy to use and provides good coverage. There is no support for the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, but at this price it is still a good buy. If you don’t have a lot of coverage, one unit (router only) is $ 139 on Amazon ($ 30 discount).
Netgear,, Best Buy (2 Packs for $ 330)
Netgear Orbi AX4200 is our favorite network system for large homes. It’s not the easiest to set up, but fortunately you only have to do it once. When you’re done, you have a system that easily covers large spaces and provides very good speeds, with satellite nodes almost as fast as the main router.
We tested all of the following chairs and desks, which you can read more about in our home office equipment guide.
This is our favorite motorized standing desk. It has the ability to store four preset heights and has an ecological bamboo top. There are also many ways to customize it to your liking.
Branch (Enter BFCM code when paying)
This motorized standing desk is expensive, but it is also one of the most elegant and sleek desks we have tested. It has a range of 25 to 52 inches high and has a hole to run your cables. The branch sale is for the entire site, with chairs at a $ 20 discount, and a chair-chair package for $ 120.
Secretlab’s Magnus metal desk is expensive and heavy, but your neat inner freak will love the way it makes cable management easy. Review editor Julian Chockatu says Magnus will solve your cable problem and provide peace of mind. Read more about it here.
Amazon (Click the coupon button),, Flexispot ($ 250)
This is probably the best standing desk you can get for the money. Review editor Julian Chockatu has kept it in his bedroom for the past year, and although the installation instructions aren’t the best, it works as advertised each time. It has a preset height, a relatively smooth motor for lifting the desk up and down and in no way feels cheap.