From cumbersome beasts a few years ago, advances in technology have allowed the home computer to downsize in scale whilst upsizing in performance. Laptops have all the power and functionality of the largest CPU but in a sleek, easily maneuverable chassis. This makes them ideal for surfing seniors.
Desktop applications have also become simpler to use, and navigate around, yet can do so much more than even a year or two ago. Offering a whole world of adventure, most silver surfers are perfectly happy using today’s programs and operating systems with no problems whatsoever, but what should you consider in a senior’s laptop?
What to look for in a laptop for seniors?
- Processor: An indication of the power offered, most laptops come with 2GHz as standard, and this is perfectly adequate for the majority of users; however, if you plan to use power-hungry software, look at increasing the processor power to 3GHz
- RAM: 4GB of RAM is perfect for most home users, however, purchasing more RAM is not expensive, and can increase your machine’s memory to 16 or even 32
- Battery Life: For a laptop, this is always going to be a crucial question. Do you need to take your laptop away from the power source at all, and therefore need a longer than average battery life?
- Screen Size: While bigger is generally seen as better, a larger laptop will be heavier if you need to move it around a lot
- SSD: With a Solid State Drive being a popular choice due to having fast load times and great robustness, most machines carry an SSD
We considered all these factors and more while putting the best selling models through their paces. These are our winners:
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