Monday, November 12, 2018
Web & Technology

Exploring the latest selection of laptops

If you’re in the market for a mean, streaming machine, or a simple budget laptop, there is a laptop out there for you.


New kid on the block, Chromebooks rarely have impressive hardware, but they don’t really need it. It runs on Chrome OS, essentially a fancier Chrome web browser, so you don’t have to deal with downloading and installing traditional software. Basically, if a webpage can’t do it, you will have a wide range of choices from one of the thousands of apps and extensions available to Chrome OS users. A good beginner Chromebook is the Acer Chromebook 14, which has everything you need from a basic laptop, plus phenomenal battery life. If you’ve got a bit of extra cash, try the Acer Chromebook R13, which offers a full HD screen, a convertible 2-in-1 form factor, and some other fun features.

Budget Laptops

Technology is only getting cheaper, which is great news for many. Computers and laptops are becoming more and more vital at school, home and work, so more and more people are in the market for computers. A good budget laptop shouldn’t break the bank, but also not skimp on the necessities. The Acer Aspire E15 offers best-in-class battery life, a large HD screen and a very reasonable price tag. The Acer Swift 1 is another strong contender, but is lacking in memory.

Gaming Laptops

If you want the best experience, you’ll have to pay for it. Gaming laptops combine top of the line screens, memory, and tech to bring you the best of what’s on offer. Typically, these start at around $800 and go all the way to about $1,300. Asus’ ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI) set the new benchmark for powerful laptops. With a sweet design, and an Active Aerodynamic System that helps it run quieter and cooler than similar laptops, without compromising on power, this is a great (but expensive) gaming laptop. If money is an issue, then you might consider picking up a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, which combines a very friendly price tag with phenomenal battery life, and full HD.

If you’re exploring the latest selection of laptops, this list is a good place to start.