5 of the best laptops for family use

For a family having a laptop, is an essential part of entertainment, media consumption, news and social media presence at home. Here, we’ll look at the best laptop for Family Use. Depending on the use cases, laptops require certain minimum specification in order to be handle everyday tasks thrown at it.

First, lets talk about performance. In a normal family home, a laptop might be used for watching movies, browsing, listening to music, reading and responding to email, some casual gaming, reading, school, in addition to some work. All these activities, require good performance in order for all the tasks thrown at the laptop to be handled smoothly.

An intel Core i5/ Ryzen 5, should be the minimum processor. These, are able to handle, without performance issues all the programs that are commonly used by families at home.

In most cases, you’ll have several programs open at the same time, maybe a browser, pdf file or word document. You don’t want to be in a situation where switching between these, brings about performance issues and slowdowns. This is where the RAM comes in play. For a family laptop, the minimum amount of RAM your laptop should have, is not less than 4GB. With this, you can intuitively switch between several apps and programs without lags.

When watching movies, you need to have a high resolution with details, and high contrast ratio. The screen of the laptop you buy, should at the least, have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Another important consideration you should take into account, is the display size. Anywhere from 14 inches upwards, might suit most families.

All the laptops listed here, are suited for home family use. They meet the minimum requirements listed above and would run smoothly. Here’s our list for the 5 of the best laptops for Family use.

  1. Samsung Notebook 9Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (13-inch, 2019) review: A fine premium 2-in-1 in  need of some personality - CNET

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U

GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Display Size: 15 inches

Display Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels

RAM: 16 GB LPDDR3

Storage Space: 512 GB Flash Memory Solid State

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: USB, Headphone Jack, HDMI, Mini Display

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                  13.7 x 9.02 x 0.67 inches

Weight:                  7.8 ounces

Pros: Fast charging, Good design, Performance

Cons: None

 

 

  1. Gigabyte AERO 15 SA-7US5130SH Laptop
  2. Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB Review: Intel's 10th Gen H-series processor has  arrived - HardwareZone.com.sg

CPU: Intel Core i7-9750h (2.6Ghz-4.5GHz)

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GDDR6 6GB

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Display Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels

RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz

Storage Space: 512GB Intel 760P SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: Intel Thunderbolt 3 | Killer Ethernet E2600/ Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (powered by Intel)

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                   14 x 9.8 x 0.8 in

Weight: 9 lbs

Pros: Performance

Cons: Heavy

 

  1. HP ENVY 13 LaptopHP Envy 13 review: A slim, light, and inexpensive workhorse with discrete  graphics | PCWorld

CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Graphics

Display Size: 13.3 inches

Display Resolution: 4K Display (3840 x 2160)

RAM: 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM

Storage Space: 512GB SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: USBs, HDMI, Audio Jack, Ethernet

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                   13.3 x 8.9 x 0.89 in

Weight:                  4.85 pounds

Pros: Design, Performance, Display quality, Lightweight and Portable

Cons: None

 

  1. Dell XPS 9370 LaptopDell XPS 13 9370, i7-8550U - Notebookcheck.net External Reviews

CPU: Intel Core 8th Generation i7-8550U Processor (Quad Core, up to 4.0 GHz, 8M Cache)

GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Display Size: 13.3’’

Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge Touch display

RAM: 8 GB DDR3

Storage Space: 256GB SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: 2x ThunderboltTM 3 with PowerShare & DC-In & DisplayPort, 1x USB-C 3.1 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort, 1x card reader, 1x headset jack, 1x Noble lock slot

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                  Height: 0.3”-0.46” (7.8mm-11.6mm), Width: 11.9” (302mm), Depth: 7.8” (199mm)

Weight: 2.67 lbs 1.21Kg

Pros: Quality display, Good performance

Cons: Storage may be inadequate for some.

 

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro XMicrosoft Surface Pro X - 13" Multi-touch - Sq2 Cpu - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM  - Win10 | Konga Online Shopping

CPU: Microsoft® SQ1™

GPU: Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU

Display Size: 13 INCHES PixelSense

Display Resolution: 2880×1920 (267 PPI)

RAM: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM

Storage Space: 128, 256, or 512GB SSD

Operating System: Windows 10

Ports: 2 x USB-C, Surface Connect Port, Surface Keyboard port, Nano SIM

Dimensions: (L x W x H)                  11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.28 in (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm)

Weight 1.7 lbs (774g)

Pros: Lightweight, Portable, Good performance, Long battery life

Cons: NA

 

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