If you are thinking about buying a laptop for your parent or grandparent, then you will definitely like our list of easiest laptops to use for seniors in 2018.
Computers are an absolute necessity for most people in society these days. Well, you can always go the smartphone route, but smartphones do have some limitations when it comes to senior users. Even the biggest smartphones have a screen of around 6 inches, so things are going to be rather cluttered, and second, modern smartphones are pretty much devoid of any sort of tactile feedback, and that can be a problem for senior users — thus limiting their productivity and usefulness to seniors. If you are in the market for a smartphone as well, do check out the 7 Easiest Cell Phones to Use: Designed for Seniors. On the other hand, if you get them a good laptop, they will have access to a full “QWERTY” keyboard and comparatively large screen real-estate to work with. So essentially, you will have to look for the best simple to use laptop, while shopping for a senior citizen. We are not implying that using a laptop will be difficult for a senior citizen because they will not understand how to use it properly, rather we are talking about the limitations that age imposes on an individual. To broaden your horizons regarding gifts for a senior citizen, check out 10 Best Selling Products for Seniors as well.
In essence this list of easiest laptops to use for seniors in 2018 is going to be a compilation of reviews of best computer for seniors, but we will keep the list limited to take into account the best laptop for elderly parents and will not talk about the best desktop computers for elderly people. If you would like a list discussing desktop computers, do leave us a comment and we will get back to you. It boils down to three important factors while shopping for a laptop for the elderly: the level of computer literacy they have, the purpose the laptop will be used for (regular tasks or some heavy software work) and finally whether or not- they have any physical limitations.
The laptop market is over-saturated, to say the least. But thanks to the criteria mentioned above, we were able to narrow down our search significantly. We’re hardly into 2018, so not many new laptops have made it into the market as of yet. So we will be primarily focusing on laptops released earlier, and we will also take into consideration how well customers have received these laptops. Also budget is a major factor, so we will be covering entry level to top level laptops on our list, with two products in each price range. A laptop having a bright screen preferably full HD, with 4 GB of RAM (although we recommend going for 8 GB), decent processing power, and finally, a responsive keyboard is all we need.
As usual, we scoured the internet in search for the best laptops for seniors. Websites like Laptop Study, Sysprobs and Best Buy‘s list of laptops for seniors helped us greatly in our research. For any additional data regarding the laptops, we used Google’s trusty search engine. We ranked the list based on user ratings. Things having high user ratings tend to have the best value. It is true that when it comes to technology, the more you invest, the better the product you are going to get. But for the best value for your money, you can rely on user ratings.
Let’s dive right into our list of easiest laptops to use for seniors in 2018.
6. Lenovo – 15.6″ Laptop
Specifications: 15.6″ AMD A6-7310 accelerated processor, 4GB system memory
User rating: 4.2
The first entry on our list is an entry-level model, as you can see from the price. This laptop comes from Lenovo and packs quite a punch for the price. It is suited for day-to-day tasks and light productivity. However, it lacks the processing power and also a Full HD display, which can be a deal breaker for some. However, given the price range, it is in, you are going to get a lot of value out of this product, to say the least. The AMD A6-7310 processor is a quad-core 2 GHz processor, and it can run any modern software with ease, but this product is geared towards light users only.