The Best Laptops For Every Type of Use

May 10, 2023 | Blog
The Best Laptops For Every Type of Use

Laptops serve different purposes for each individual user. Some are for business, some are for school and some are used for online shopping, gaming or streaming. Every computer user has habits that are unique to them.

Regardless of their use, laptops are being used by a considerable share of the computing public, as statistics indicate that more than two-thirds of the 5 billion internet users worldwide access it with their laptops. And any stroll through a store’s tech or computer department illustrates the variety of laptops available.

There’s so much to choose from that it becomes challenging to determine the best laptop for each type of use. The guide below aims to give some insights on what to look for in a laptop when you have a specific use in mind. 

Streaming. There are two meanings for streaming these days, referring to watching streaming broadcasts or broadcasting live gaming. When it comes to streaming broadcasts on networks like Netflix, Hulu or HBO Max, there isn’t a great need for expensive or specific components beyond a high resolution screen. For gaming, consider: 

  • Asus ROG Zephyrus S17
  • GE76 Raider 12UHS
  • HP Victus 16

Travel. When it comes to travel, it’s best to pack light. For those on the go, it’s fortunately pretty easy to find a good variety of lightweight laptops that keep bags, purses and backpacks at a more manageable weight. For travel, consider: 

  • Apple MacBook Air
  • HP Pavilion Plus 14
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen2

Budget. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to shell out for a new laptop, and if you’re in the market for more than one, being budget conscious is particularly important. Luckily, it’s possible to find a budget laptop without sacrificing quality. For those on a budget, consider: 

  • Asus VivoBook 15
  • Acer Chromebook 315
  • HP Pavilion N5000

Students. Learning goes hand-in-hand with technology these days, so computers have become necessary for most students — at every grade level. From elementary to secondary to college, students need laptops that can handle the workload they’re given. For students, consider: 

  • Microsoft Surface Go 3
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 514
  • HP Envy x360 13

2-In-1. Sometimes you feel like a tablet, sometimes you don’t. This is the beauty of a 2-in-1, combining the slim design of a tablet with the utility of a laptop. For 2-in-1s, consider: 

  • Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360
  • Asus VivoBook S14 Flip
  • HP Spectre x360 16

Touchscreens. Similar to the benefits of a 2-in-1, touchscreen laptops allow users some flexibility when interacting with the computer. Think of a touchscreen laptop as a phone with a bigger screen. For touchscreen laptops, consider: 

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 7
  • Apple iPad Pro

Business. There are a number of different needs for business professionals using laptops and luckily there are a number of different types of laptops out there to meet those needs. From ports to battery life, business professionals need a reliable laptop that will perform. For business, consider: 

  • HP EliteBook 840 G9
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10
  • MacBook Air

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