No matter what age group, browsing is a common activity among all. And as the browser applications have better features and are equipped with better functions, the amount of RAM and processing power they feed on has considerably increased in the last few years.
Don’t get tricked into thinking you would need a low-end laptop for browsing, because browsing is not the only thing you do on a laptop.
Here’s a little more insight about what you should look for in a laptop you are buying to explore the internet.
1. Operating system
Windows and Mac OS are popular names among the operating systems. Both have credibility and splendid support & service. It would be a very generic thing to do if you bought these. However, a new feather in the cap of browsing space is the new Chrome OS which has an interface that enhances the browsing experience and is best for small operations like browsing, checking emails etc. Besides, Chrome OS laptops are usually budget friendly as well.
2. Screen size
Browsing in simpler terms is all about how comfortably you read and assimilate. And for that, a small display wouldn’t do. At the least, you must look for a 14” display, but don’t spend a fortune looking for high-end displays. Another factor here that should be considered is that browsing for long durations imparts a negative impact on your eyesight. To avoid strain on eyes, look for laptops with anti-glare display. Also, look for at least 720p resolution for that crystal clear view.
Considering the usual, Google Chrome is the application you would most likely use for browsing, no wonder why. But the fact that Chrome devours your RAM like anything isn’t just a rumor anymore. And then some you have to save for the usual tasks. Get a minimum 4GB RAM for fluent tasking and 8GB for an even better experience. Getting 16GB RAM for browsing would not be an intelligent thing to do. So now you know.
It may not be so apparent, but speed is an important factor in selecting a laptop for browsing. And SSD storage considerably brings a positive change in that regard. Generally, a laptop for browsing wouldn’t need much storage because the local cache does the job. So, forget HDD and get SSD for faster boot and quickly launching browser applications. Although you would get much lower space compared to HDD, 32-64GB SSD should be okay for browsing and emails.
Not to mention, this component here plays the most crucial role in laptops built for browsing. Celeron processors drag when it comes to browsing. Hence, the latest generation Intel Core i3 or i5 shall be enough for smooth browsing. Most of the dealers would offer you a demo of how even Celeron processors are good for the purpose, but in the long run, trust us, they do drag.
6. Convertibility and Portability
If something is convertible, it is already portable. And it’s quite apparent that portability is also what people look for when they buy a laptop for browsing. Many brands like HP, Asus, Lenovo offer convertible laptops which are lightweight as well, proving a big advantage for people who are always on the go.
Top 3 laptops for browsing and surfing the internet
# RANK 1
Acer Aspire E 15 Laptop, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 8GB RAM Memory, 256GB SSD, E5-576G-5762
- 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
- 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit IPS Display
- 8GB Dual Channel Memory & 256GB SSD
- Up to 15-hours of battery life.Adapter: 65 W
- Windows 10 Home
# RANK 2
ASUS VivoBook F510UA 15.6” Full HD Nanoedge Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Home - F510UA-AH51, Star Gray
- Powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i5 8250U 1.6GHz (Turbo up to 3.4GHz) processor
- 14.2 Inches Wide, 0.8 Inches Thin and portable footprint with 0.3 Inches Nano edge bezel for a stunning 80% screen to body ratio
- 15.6 inches Anti glare full HD display with ASUS splendid software enhancement
- 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD
- Ergonomic chiclet keyboard with fingerprint sensor, Windows 10 Home
- Comprehensive connections including USB 3.1 Type C (Gen1), USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and HDMI; Lightning fast 802.11AC Wi Fi keeps you connected through any congestion or interference
# RANK 3