Top Best 4 Personal Computers in December 2021

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Apple
Apple - MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop with Touch ID - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Silver
Description

Available in silver, space gray, and gold, the latest MacBook Air features a stunning Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch ID, a backlit Magic Keyboard, and a Force Touch trackpad - all housed in a thin and light iconic wedge design made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.² And with 11-hour battery life, it's a do-it-all notebook that goes all day long.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Robert, 10 out of 10
    First MacBook

    I switched to this MacBook Air from a surface laptop. This computer is so much better because the keyboard isn’t made from cloth for one, further the keys feel amazing when typing on. The trackpad on this MacBook is the best I’ve ever touched because it’s a lot smoother and responsive than any laptop I touched before. Also if you click down it’s a lot quieter than most laptops. The operating system is very efficient since you can text off it, FaceTime, and take phone calls. If you are a student or someone looking to complete online work then this computer will be perfect for you. Also the screen quality on this MacBook is exquisite.

    Jun 17, 2020 16:41
  • Review by Beth, 10 out of 10
    Must have!

    I have always been a PC person. Always. But I am an iPhone user and thought “why not?” I am loving this machine and it’s portability. The weight is minimal and I found a great case, so I can take it anywhere. The charge lasts a while for me.

    I had a hard time setting it up at first. Switching everything over was hard, I was afraid of losing all my passwords for internet accounts. After the first day, it was better. There is a learning curve if you’ve never used one, but TOTALLY worth it.

    Sep 04, 2020 16:33
  • Review by LadyB, 10 out of 10
    Great Birthday Gift!

    I purchased this MacBook as a gift for myself for my birthday this year. I fell in love with it after using it everyday. Once you learn the in and out functions you’ll be so happy you purchased it. I’m happy I no longer have to pay for Microsoft office. I also work for Apple so I’m learning the perks of my devices pretty well. Being able so send things to my laptop and desktop from my phone has made my like 1,000 times easier!

    Sep 11, 2020 11:09
  • Review by Alex123, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    First of all, this laptop is GORGEOUS. I was nervous at first with it being really small since I have a 16 inch PC but honestly it’s the perfect size. Set up was easy, getting used to it will take a fews days though. Everything works perfect, I didn’t notice it heats up really fast though.. not sure if that’s a good thing or bad but I’ll keep checking on it. Definitely recommend!

    Apr 10, 2020 13:29
  • Review by Rico, 10 out of 10
    Apple is the best hands down

    I’m not sure what I can say about this computer that everyone doesn’t already know but Apple truly is the best when it comes to electronics in my opinion. This laptop is crazy thin and crazy light weight.I bought this computer for my wife so she could finish her degree and she absolutely loves this device.

    Oct 16, 2020 06:41
  • Review by Zeke, 10 out of 10
    The Best!

    Gorgeous build quality, top of the line laptop.

    I tried a windows laptop and a chromebook before springing for this, but nothing compares to the mac OS. Having been a mac desktop user for 32 years, you can't really switch. Trackpad was surprisingly easy to adapt to, but I still got a Logitech M355 bluetooth mouse which works great with the macbook.

    Jul 26, 2020 10:47
  • Review by Marisa, 10 out of 10
    Best laptop I’ve owned

    I bought this for school . My other laptop decided it Didn’t want to work anymore. I love that this one has finger print I.d.! I’m still getting used to learning the differences in Apple . My other laptop was an HP. My only issue is scrolling Dow having to use the down button.. might have to invest in a mouse.

    Oct 03, 2020 15:21
  • Review by pammaw, 10 out of 10
    Love my new MacBook Air!

    I love my new MacBook Air, and the Rose Gold is so pretty! My old MacBook Pro was from 2012, and had started to run slow, so I made the choice to upgrade to a new device. The MacBook Air is much lighter, and it is so fast. I ordered online, and it was delivered safely in just a few days. I've had it about a month now, and I'm well pleased. It was so easy to set up that I was up and running in a matter of minutes. Some people shy away from Mac products thinking that they are too expensive, however my previous MacBook Pro was 8 years old before I replaced it with this Air, so I feel that in then long run, these products are cost efficient. I never had a PC to last half that long without issues.

    Sep 08, 2020 08:50
  • 9.6score
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    Wacom - Cintiq 16 Creative Pen Display Drawing Tablet - Black
    Description

    Draw accurate illustrations with this 15.6-inch Wacom Cintiq creative pen display. The 1920 x1080 Full HD anti-glare screen makes for comfortable viewing, and the pressure-sensitive pen has a comfortable grip and tilt recognition for accurate drawing. The foldable legs on this Wacom Cintiq creative pen display can be adjusted for personal comfort.

    9 Features
  • Create directly on screen with natural pen experience: Add a world-class pen-on screen creative experience to your Mac or PC.
  • 15.6" IPS LCD display: Provides high color accuracy.
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: Gives you the ability to hone in on every detail making it perfect for painting, retouching, and page layout.
  • 25ms response time: Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring, and ghosting.
  • 210 cd/m² brightness: Offers a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • Wacom Pro Pen 2: Sensitive, accurate, and responsive, it instantly becomes one of your favorite creative tools.
  • Integrated pop-out legs: Allow working at an inclined angle.
  • Three-in-one interface cable: Lets you connect the display to a power source and your computer through HDMI and USB.
  • Bonus software pack: Level up your digital art skills by learning 3D sculpting with 3-months of ZBrush 2021 or create comics, manga, concept art, illustrations with 6-months of Clip Studio Paint EX
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MikeC, 10 out of 10
    Awesome pen tablet

    I would recommend.

    Especially if your looking to have a larger workspace then an iPad or galaxy tab.

    The reaction time and pressure sensor are just perfect.

    Enjoyable and fun to work with.

    Jun 19, 2020 16:44
  • Review by Gilly, 10 out of 10
    Great Affordable Cintiq!

    This Cintiq has made work easier to accomplish on Photoshop. It was very easy to set up, all you have to do aside from the automatic setup process is download the required driver in order for this tablet to run correctly and be recognized by your computer.

    • You have to have a computer to run this tablet, it is not like an iPad.

    • This tablet has a 72% NTSC color display, which, some artists are rather sensitive about that sort of thing but the slight color difference doesn’t bother me.

    • This tablet does not come with a stand or the express key remote, there are no express keys built onto the tablet. (Instead of spending $80 on the Cintiq 16–specific stand, I purchased a $10 laptop stand on Amazon instead. This Cintiq is thin enough to fit on any standard laptop stand! This will save you extra! (I have attached a picture of it))

    All in all, a very lovely tablet! I have always stuck with Wacom, and they’ve always exceeded my expectations. This is my third Wacom tablet that I’ve owned. To me, the difference between Wacom and other drawing tablet brands is like the difference between Apple and Android. I prefer quality, and Wacom seems to hold the standard for best quality. Don’t hesitate, get this drawing tablet!

    Dec 11, 2019 11:57
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Wacom Cintique 16 Deserves Its Great Rep

    I purchased my Wacom Cintique 16 pen tablet because I am a serious 'analog' artist who has decided to join the digital art world. The pen sensitivity and texture of the screen give a very natural feel to creating art which has made the transition easier--something important to me as the program (I'm using Corel Painter) is challenging enough for a digital newbie. The excellent reviews I watched were very convincing. While my efforts are still a beginner's, I'm absolutely certain I'll have satisfying digital art very soon. Also, it matters to me that the Wacom is made in Japan, a country I trust. It's a top-of-the-line component and worth every dime, if you take art seriously.

    May 15, 2021 11:10
  • Review by DejahThoris, 10 out of 10
    It makes me a better Artist than I actually am.

    Best purchase I have ever made as an Artist. For many years I wanted a Drawing Tablet, but, ultimately, I looked at the prices, said, it probably won't track right, and, I probably would never be able to figure out how to use it. I was wrong. This Tablet is very easy to use, works beautifully, and allows me to do detail work I only dreamed of using just a mouse. Highly Recommend.

    Feb 19, 2021 16:58
  • Review by CoverArt, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Tablet for a Lower Price

    This is a great tablet. I love having my stylus where the picture is, rather than having to try and synch my movements with what is happening on the computer screen. Much better for someone who has less artistic abilities than others. I also love the pressure sensitivity. Great for my cover art.

    Jun 12, 2021 11:36
  • Review by Electricginger, 10 out of 10
    makes editing so much better

    love it so much better to have a screen. pen to tablet is very sensitive great brightness n feel to tbe pen to tablet. 100x better then cheap huion

    Jul 16, 2021 17:14
  • Review by Everywhereman, 8 out of 10
    *READ*

    Box came a bit scuffed but that's because Best buy only packaged ONE side of the box with air protection pack, the other side was vulnerable to damage. So far I haven't noticed any visible exterior damage I will update later if I notice anything.

    Overall the Cintiq 16 is pretty good for all levels on animators and artists but at the price point (nearly $700) I can't recommend this to anyone who only does these things as a hobby.

    Mar 20, 2021 14:44
  • Review by Amanda, 8 out of 10
    Great product, hard to set up if you have a Mac.

    Once I got this to work I really loved it, but if you are setting it up with a new Mac (my case MacBook Pro) Is google some advice on how to get it set up. There were a bunch of different permissions I had to connect and disconnect then reboot and connect again. Wacom’s customer service was helpful, but it took a day or so to get a response.

    It does get a little buggy. Usually after 30-60 minutes of use, it will freeze and The pen will stop working. It’s an easy fix of unplugging and plugging back in again, bu can get annoying if it starts happening repeatedly and more frequently, which happens at times.

    So a little fussy, but totally worth the drama!

    Jul 10, 2020 15:58
  • 9.4score
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    Fisher-Price
    Fisher-Price - Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Tablet - Styles May Vary
    Description

    Enrich your child's early years with this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn tablet. Its three smart stages match baby's personal development pace, and the twinkling lights and sounds reward participation. The 28 app buttons of this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn tablet help children learn and remember the alphabet, colors and sounds through interactive play.

    5 Features
  • This figure is chosen at random: Order online for a surprise character, or stop by your local Best Buy store to make your selection.
  • Learning content changes as baby grows: Every baby develops at their own pace, and Smart Stages technology lets you select the stage that's suitable for your child.
  • Develop and grow: Silly sounds, music and six sing-along songs introduce letters of the alphabet from A to Z, animals, first words and colors.
  • 28 app buttons: Activate sounds and music and unlock learning about letters, first words, animals and more.
  • Recommended age: Suitable for children aged from 1 to 3 years.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ivetsm, 10 out of 10
    Good for speech

    I got this one for a good price and my toddler loves it and she is traying to repeat the words so I have seen an improvement on her speech.

    Jan 22, 2021 16:09
  • Review by waggs181, 10 out of 10
    Durable!

    I am amazed how much of a beating this tablet can take! Both of my kids have love utilizing this tablet. It is very educational and has different settings for learning levels. There is a switch on the back that I could put at a higher level for my daughter who is older than my son. I recommend this even for very young ages do to the fact of how durable it is (it has taken a beating with my kids). I uploaded a picture to show the tablet & then one to show it lightning up.

    Sep 09, 2020 20:33
  • Review by Budlite, 8 out of 10
    Fisher Price laugh and learn smart tablet

    I brought this for my granddaughters first birthday and she really took to it right away and she really loved it. You could see her eyes light up with the blinking lights and interesting sounds. It was hard to get her to put it down in order to open more gifts. I recommend this educational toy for any parent or grandparents or family members who want to give a toy that will educate and give hours of fun well up to 3 years of age.

    Feb 25, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Thea, 10 out of 10
    Great for babies

    Bought too many gave one to my grandson, the only toy he haven’t threw down

    Nov 17, 2021 20:09
  • Review by Kchavez, 10 out of 10
    Super awesome price

    These are a must have for little kids learning the alphabet

    Nov 24, 2021 02:53
  • Review by Hbaskota, 10 out of 10
    good product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    good product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nov 13, 2021 22:43
  • Review by Kimberly, 10 out of 10
    Three stages of learning

    My niece is 15 months old and this is perfect for her. There are lots of different buttons that make different sounds, say words, and play songs depending on the stage it's set to. There are three different volume settings, and the edges light up different colors to help with early color recognition

    Jan 01, 2020 14:21
  • Review by bonbowl, 10 out of 10
    Picked this for a 2 yr old I Sponsored & never met

    I have not seen these, I picked a family of 2 girls to buy christmas gifts from santa,, I had a truck load of stuff I dropped off, then on my way home, i wanted them both to have something they may enjoy after Christmas from (their santa),,I hope everything works on it the price was outstanding,

    Dec 11, 2020 23:47
  • 9.2score
    Lenovo - Refurbished ThinkCentre Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 500GB HDD - Black
    Description

    Refurbished Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop: Communicate with friends and get work done with this refurbished Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computer. The Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM run multiple programs smoothly, and the 500GB HDD provides ample storage for photos and personal files. This Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computer features a small-form-factor design that fits compact workspaces.Learn more about refurbished products ›

    8 Features
  • Windows 10 Pro: Built for business. Protect your data with enterprise-grade security, login from any device anywhere, and boost productivity with powerful management tools.
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4570 processor: Smart quad-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 500GB hard drive for serviceable file storage space: Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • 6 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices: Also includes 2 USB 2.0 ports to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
  • Wired network connectivity: Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN port plugs into wired networks.
  • Multidisplay capability: Connect the usual single monitor, or add a second monitor to double your viewing space for work and games. (Monitors sold separately.)
  • Additional ports: Microphone and headphone jacks.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Awesome, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Machine

    It is a beautiful machine but it wasn't the one in the picture as you can see in the pics there is no disc tray which is what I needed, also no HDMI but that's was no biggie

    Best Buy was awesome they paid the return shipping fee. I went to their store got another Lenovo similar to this but a grayish color it has the disc tray and is amazing loaded with features easy to use doesn't run hot like an old HP I had. I will definitely buy this brand again

    Lenovo brand pros

    1 Runs quiet

    2 Just the right size doesn't take up a lot of space looks great

    3 The system is easy to use and navigate

    4 The mouse is a tad fast but love that

    5 The sound and imagery are amazing crystal clear

    6 Plenty of USB connections

    Oct 29, 2021 19:04
  • Review by dvoglobal, 8 out of 10
    Good but long sleep

    So far works well, but it tales long to wake up from when it goes to sleep. I disabled the hybernating feature.

    Oct 22, 2021 17:44
  • Review by Pureenergy4u2, 6 out of 10
    Average desktop

    Average desktop but I was disappointed that it didn’t include a hdmi port.

    Sep 03, 2021 17:09
  • Review by Awesomedeal, 10 out of 10
    Great service!!!

    Was exactly what we were hoping for!!! We will be coming back!!!

    Oct 15, 2021 20:33
  • Review by None, 2 out of 10
    4gb of ram and 2.95ghz processor

    Inaccurate listing on bestbuy.com along with multiple questions answered with wrong information. This device was received with 4GB of ram NOT 8GB and the processor is 2.9ghz not 3.3ghz. Really poor response from customers service to "return" the item instead of correcting the issue, DDR3 ram is sold by BestBuy why can they not supply the correct parts or a discount of the original purchase to purchase the expected parts? Learned my lesson that refurbished item listings on bestbuy.com are not accurate along with the question and answer section, buyer beware.

    Jun 12, 2021 12:11
  • Review by Bionicbonnie66, 8 out of 10
    Great comp

    Ordered one with disc drive, picture and description showed one. One we recieved did not have a disc drive.

    May 09, 2020 00:27
  • Review by TekTek, 2 out of 10
    Not honest

    It’s spec says it has windows 10 home, but they shipped me one that has windows 10 pro. It does not have windows media player. It’s spec says it has 8 USB’s, but the one I received has 4 or 5 USB’s. It does not have DVD drive door and space, it will use an USB port to hook up a DVD drive, although its picture shows it has DVD door and DVD space in it. It does not have dedicated keyboard port and mouse port, you have to use USB ports for keyboard and mouse connections, it does not have Wi-Fi, you have to use a USB port to connect a Wi-Fi adaptor. Then there is no spare USB port left for USB memory card to insert. I have to return it. It is not honest way, I have to say.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:40
  • Review by Skyblue14, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    I needed a second computer for work and I ordered this on sale for $180. I am very pleased with this Lenovo computer. It came with a mouse and keyboard that were very cheaply made so I am glad I ordered a gaming mouse and keyboard also from Best Buy to use with the computer. It is fast, and has quite a bit of memory and works well for my needs.

    Highly recommend!

    May 09, 2020 10:58
  • 8.4score