When it comes to laptops, size really does matter. A small laptop is much more lightweight and portable and therefore a lot easier to carry around. This makes it perfect for students who can slip it in their bag to take to school or college, and is also great for doing business on the move. Smaller laptops also come with a smaller price tag, so it makes them ideal for a first laptop for a child too.
At Laptop Den we understand how difficult it is to find a new laptop, with so many technical specifications that you need to look at, so we have done the hard work for you.
What to look for when buying a new small laptop?
- Processor: Processor speed is measured in gigahertz (GHz). The higher this measurement, the faster the processor. These chips are constantly getting smaller and more powerful. To get the best out of your laptop you should really be looking at at least 2 GHz.
- RAM: A lightweight system today can get by with 4GB of RAM. 8GB should be plenty for current and near-term future applications, 16GB gives you comfortable space for the future, however unless you know that you will definitely need it, anything over 16GB is probably unnecessary.
- Battery Life: A big benefit of small laptops is how portable they are so you need to make sure that the battery is going to last long enough for how you’re going to use it. You don’t want to be running out of power half way through your work!
- Screen Size: Think about what size is going to work best for you. Will you need to use the laptop where you have limited space, on a plane or train for example, or are you happy to forego some degree of portability and opt for a slightly larger screen size?
- SSD vs HDD: When shopping for a laptop, it’s best to go with an SSD hard drive. Solid state drives deliver faster load times for games, applications, and movies. Because of the technology they use, SSDs are lighter and more able to withstand being moved and dropped. In addition, solid state drives use less energy, keeping the computer they’re used in cooler.
We’ve considered all these features, and present our top 3 small laptops
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