Finding that perfect laptop

We feel that there’s a laptop for everyone, they just need to know how to look for it. So here’s our list of the laptops best suited to these people, based on what they love doing:

The Gamer: Games are no fun if you don’t have powerful graphics, great sound and the hardware to back that up. Gaming laptops are being designed to withstand extensive use, have strong keyboards and can even support VR headsets.

Top Industry Picks: Dell Alienware 17 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series level graphics, Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ. Acer’s Predator Triton 900 with 4k Ultra adjustable screen and NVIDIA G Sync software.

Gamers Recommend: HP’s Omen 17 that has top specs minus premium costs. 6th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 4k 17.3 inch screen, 1 TB storage and 16GB RAM (DDR4).

The Blogger: Typing away on wide keyboards that can withstand anything, coupled with lots of image editing and browsing. Performance isn’t a big issue on a bloggers laptop, but it should have average specs that function flawlessly.

Top Industry Picks: The Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft with a 12.3 inch screen equipped with PixelSense, low glare and high contrast. It’s lightweight and powered by Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 1 TB storage. Acer’s Aspire R15 Convertible 15.6” multi touch screen with 9 hour battery, 12GB RAM.

Bloggers Recommend: Lenovo’s Flex 2 Dual mode MultiTouch Notebook that’s light, slim and affordable. Acer Aspire E5 471 52TW with 4GB RAM, Wi-Fi, large keyboard.

The Graphic Designer: You need as much screen space as possible, right amount of support for heavy designing software. Good graphics cards that can render all multi-layer designs and 2in1 touch screens.

Top Industry Picks: Apple MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM and i7 processor. The AMD Radeon Pro GPU ensures smooth designing. Acer has similar features, but comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GPU and 2TB space.

Graphic Designers Recommend: Lenovo z70 with anti-glare display is a favourite. It’s got a lower powered 5th Gen i7 processor that’s good enough.   

The Musician: The right laptop is one that handles composing, track editing, compositing or creating your own tunes. Software used for such activities can be heavy, so the laptop should have USB ports, great sound output, a good processor and expandable storage.     

Top Industry Picks: The ROG Strix GL553 featuring DirectX V.12 for software and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. It features an Array microphone for ambient noise reduction and enhanced audio recording. The MacBook Pro fitted with Radeon Pro 555X, auto graphics switch, Intel UHD Graphics 630.  

Musicians Recommend: HP Pavilion 13- a201TU with 5th Gen Core i5 5200u and Intel HD graphics 5500. The Dell XPS 13 is another favourite with Core i3 – 6100U and Intel Graphics 520.

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