While a bit clunky in its design, and more than 1 lb heavier than most other laptops on this list, the Acer Aspire Vero is the cheapest way to get a lot of power for your work applications (and light gaming too).
Great CPU with Intel Core i7-1195G7, and can be modified to 16 GM of RAM and 512 GB of SDD hard drive space.
Plenty of power to run all your Microsoft Office programs at once, even with heavy files.
A good display with a 14 Inch screen size (note: this is not a touchscreen laptop).
All this for $500-$700 (depending on the offers you can find).
It doesn’t get much better than that.
Oh, yes it does.
Because it packs a battery life of ~13 hours.
This powerful laptop is definitely suitable for professionals and students alike – although it’s definitely not as sleek and mobile as the other options on this link.
Spreadsheeto rating: 💚💚💚💚💚🤍 (5/6)