A home laptop is a great fallback plan that will always lie around the house waiting for someone to use it as a makeshift computer. It comes in handy when you can’t make the trip to your desktop in the bedroom or when you didn’t carry your powerful work laptop home. Generally, they tend to be cheaper and just powerful enough to handle general computer tasks like checking mail, browsing and playing video. Here are the top 10 home laptops 2016 brought to the market.
Lenovo ThinkPad 13
The Lenovo ThinkPad 13 is a great value for your money, offering you a sizeable 13.3” full HD screen powered by an impressive 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-6100U. The Intel HD Graphics 520 will bring the display to life while the approximately eight hours battery life will be more than enough to keep you going till you can shift to your personal PC.
Dell Inspiron 3000 Series
Most of the laptops in this series will be great home laptops. The 15” Dell Inspiron 3558 is especially a great bargain in the top 10 home laptops thanks to its sizeable 15.6 inch screen and 2.1GHz Intel Core 13-5015U processor. Even though the screen is at a sub full HD 1366×768, the Intel HD Graphics 4400 will still do you justice while the 1TB storage will be more than enough to host the family’s temporary files.
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA
The Asus Transformer Book will double up as a tablet when you need something wieldy to move around the house with. The 64GB storage and 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor makes it the ultimate home laptop that is sufficient for less demanding and homely tasks but will definitely lag if you throw heavy tasks at it.
Acer Chromebook 14
If you already have a Chromecast or the Chromecast Audio in the house, you will have no issue adopting this Chrome OS driven laptop. It makes it to the top 10 home laptops list since Chrome OS somehow makes me forget of the work environment and warm up to entertainment faster. It will give you a flimsy 32GB of internal storage (shouldn’t be an issue if you have networked storage) and a capable Intel Celeron N3160 coupled to 4GB of RAM to power the 14 Inch full HD screen.
CTL Chromebook J2
This is an amazing deal on value and its ability to function as a general purpose laptop. All the 11.6 inch laptop needs is some 2GB of RAM, a 1,8GHz Rockchip RK3288 processor and Chrome OS to give you around eight hours of service. It’s simplicity and pocket-friendly price tag makes it a great bargain.
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha
This insane 2-in-1 laptop gives strong performance where it matters. The amazing 2160×1440 touchscreen display will always be immaculate regardless of whether you have it on its keyboard dock or detached to work as a tablet. It might be a bit on the upper side of the price list but it will sure make your home look classy and cool.
This is an amazing budget laptop that looks, feels and performs way better than you would expect something in its price range to do. A full HD 13-inch screen keeps you moving while the 128GB SSD with USB Type-C charging hint on some futuristic machining.
HP Stream 14
The top 10 home laptops of 2016 list would be incomplete without talking of the HP Stream 14. A sturdy frame and premium look gives it a desirable look that puts it among the elite of the mundane home laptops. 4GB of SDRAM, 32GB of internal storage and an Intel Celeron N3060 operating at 1.6GHz will be more than enough to keep the general tasks expected of a home laptop on their toes.
The last two laptops on the top 10 home laptops of 2016 take the game a notch higher. It’s down to looks and class here.
The 2016 MacBook might have incompatibility issues but it is still a delight. It is thin, stylish and staggeringly powerful. The Rose Gold finish will blend in well with a classy décor and so will the overall appeal of Apple products. Just remember to get some USB-C adapters to avoid frustrations.
HP Spectre x360
The Spectre x360 brings a better battery life, quick charge and most important and intuitive and wieldy design. You will get anything from a full HD screen to an Ultra HD display and a core i5 or Core i7 depending on the variant you choose.