Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Apple… when it comes to laptops, there are a bunch of brands to choose from but which one is the best one? That’s not exactly easy to answer because it depends on what your needs are. To help narrow your search, here is a list of the best selling laptops. It’s frequently updated so you don’t have to worry about ending up with an outdated laptop.
As you can see, Acer, Lenovo, and HP are at the top of the list but that doesn’t mean you should blindly buy a laptop from one of those brands.
What Are Your Needs?
Some of the questions you need to ask yourself before buying a laptop is what are you going to use it for, how much processing power do you need, how much memory capacity is adequate, how big of a screen do you want, etc.
If you’re going to use the laptop for just browsing the web and checking email then you won’t need anything as powerful as someone who wants a laptop they can play graphic intensive computer games or who will be running multiple programs that take a lot of ram.
You also need to consider your budget as well. Some of those best sellers on that list are on there because they’re inexpensive but have enough power and capacity to satisfy most people.
Focus on Model, Not Brand
Now just because a particular brand is well-known or well rated, it doesn’t mean the specific laptop you’ll be buying from them will be good. It all depends on the laptop model that you buy. Even the best brands occasionally make crappy models. The best thing to do is to look at the rating and read the reviews on the specific laptop model you’re thinking of buying.
Acer has some great laptops but also crappy ones. So does Lenovo, Samsung, HP, and just about any other brand out there. Apple’s Macbook Pro and Air laptops are actually quite awesome but they’re pretty expensive and not everyone likes the idea of switching from Windows to Mac. It takes time to get used to things like scrolling down to make the page go up and vice versa.
Personally, I use a Macbook. The main reason is because I don’t have to deal with viruses as much. They have a lot of great built in programs and lasts a long time. The biggest issue I’ve had with Apple computers is getting used to a non-Windows operating system, finding many programs don’t support Mac like Microsoft Office products, and it’s pretty expensive as I mentioned.
But if you only have a few hundred to spend, I recommend getting one of the highly rated ones. Read through the reviews to know what to expect. Read the good and the bad ones. The most useful ones tend to be the middle range ones since they typically discuss both the pros and cons of the laptop.