Laptops are extremely useful and can be a lot of fun. However, the quality and pricing of new laptops can vary a lot. It can be tough to know what to get. Fortunately, there are plenty of great laptops that can be found at surprisingly affordable pricing if you know where to look.
Here are five of the best laptops on the market that are definitely worth considering this year.
2020 HP Pavilion
The 2020 HP Pavilion is an excellent laptop that has a strong memory and will work for all your everyday tasks and more. The keyboard is big and easy to type on and the trackpad is easy to use and reliable so you don’t have to worry about constantly clicking the wrong thing. The HP Pavilion is a great laptop that will be especially well-suited to seniors and its 15.6-inch display is also easy to see and great for watching films on. The price for an HP Pavilion is a bit higher than some of the other models here but it’s certainly worth looking into if you want a reliable, senior-friendly laptop.¹
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14
Next up is the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14, an ultra-thin touchscreen that’s particularly great for seniors. It runs on Windows 10 and it can flipped both ways like a tablet, making it easy for seniors to use on the go and learn their way around in a relaxed setting like lying down or reclining on a chair. The processor is a fast eighth generation and it has SSD storage so you can depend on this laptop through thick and thin. Even better, it doesn’t freeze up or have performance issues when you run multiple programs at once and the 14 inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen is convenient and clear. Prices for the ZenBook are very competitive.²
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 is a strong machine that gets the job done and it won’t break down on you. It has a powerful processor and 16GB of RAM so it’s certainly up to par and the one terabyte of storage will be plenty of room for whatever grandma or grandpa are saving. The battery is also very long lasting, lasting up to ten-and-a-half hours. The computer is slim and doesn’t weigh much and it boots up at lightning speed so it won’t tire out even the most impatient person. The screen size and resolution are also excellent and will please even the biggest cinema fans.³
ASUS Chromebook Flip
The next senior-friendly laptop on the list is the ASUS Chromebook Flip. This agile laptop is perfect for those who are a bit older but still want to get online and learn their way around cyberspace. You don’t have to worry about viruses infecting this Chromebook and you can get one for around $699. What’s more, it’s all set up with the Google array of products from Gmail to Calendar, making the experience of using the computer easier. Still keep in mind that it’s not Windows so if you have used a different operating system before this will take a bit to learn your way around.⁴
Acer Aspire 5
The Acer Aspire 5 leads the way for battery life at over 6.5 hours, and the price tends to start at around $849.99. You are getting a high-quality laptop for that price with a powerful quad core Intel Core i7 8550U processor and 128 or 256GB of SSD storage. The display is plenty big at 15.6 inches and resolution is high so it’s perfect for seniors who like to settle back and watch a film or check out what’s going on on YouTube. This laptop will be more than powerful enough for any senior’s computing needs and is a reliable option worth checking out.⁵
Do Your Own Research
While all of these laptops are great choices, the best way to get started on your purchase of a new laptop is to do your own research. Searching online is the easiest way to compare pricing and reviews on all of these laptops and more. It’s common for retailers and manufacturers to offer periodic promotions, and if you look at the right time you may find a fantastic offer on a particular laptop model that makes your decision easy.