Laptops are key gadgets for almost everyone. They can be used for work and leisure alike, and they are one device that almost every household has.
Picking the perfect laptop weighing price and performance might be a bit of a struggle, and that is why we have gone ahead of you to make that just a little easier. Here is our list of top ten laptops for 2020.
Best Laptops in South Africa
1. Dell XPS 9360 Intel Core i5-7200U 13.3″ Notebook
This device is undoubtedly one of the best out there and would be a perfect fit for workers or students, who want laptops that last long and have the processing power and speed to run all relevant apps as effectively as possible.
The battery life offers over 20 hours of power for users who predominantly use productivity apps like Word and Excel, and up to 13 hours for those who want to browse and watch videos. The 7th generation Intel processor Core i5 also means that this laptop can run many fun games for those who want to have fun. The laptop goes for R20,189.
2. Lenovo ThinkPad E560 15.6″ Intel Core i5 Notebook
This device offers a low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam, which is very useful for people who frequently take online courses or have webinars to attend.
Its excellent battery also means that it can last for a long time with a single charge (up to 9 hours) and allows you to work and play longer. A healthy 500GB internal memory also means more room for your videos, pictures and games. The laptop goes for R11,445.
3. ASUS Vivobook Max Intel Core i3-6006U 15.6″ Notebook
The stylish ASUS Vivobook is designed for daily computing and has one of the latest keyboard and touchpad technologies. The technology employed by the device also gives it good imaging, making it ideal for your viewing needs.
The 1TB internal memory also means more videos and games for your pleasure, though the device is not particularly conducive to gaming. It goes for R6,129.
4. Dell Inspiron 3162 Intel Celeron 11.6″ Wi-fi Notebook
Though this device scores low on memory capacity and processing speed, as a work laptop, the device will give you a wholesome experience.
The battery offers up to 9 hours in a single charge, and the USB 3.0 ports mean you can transfer those materials with increased speed and efficiency. At just R3,999 it also scores major points for affordability.
5. Lenovo IdeaPad 110S-11IBR Intel Celeron 11.6″ Notebook
This is another low budget device that makes our list for the students and workers amongst us. This device will capably handle all your work and browsing needs efficiently.
The battery guarantees up to 8 hours of effective work, and it goes for a very affordable R 3,499. However, you will not be storing anything other than documents on this laptop, as the 32GB internal memory makes that very difficult.
6. Acer Chromebook 514
Aluminium-clad and ready for all-day off the plug, the Acer Chromebook 514 is a reasonably-priced standout on the premium Chromebook stage that’s right-priced for students and budget buyers.
The laptop has an excellent battery life, and a sharp-looking design, but you might want to go easy on the processor. It will go for R6,800.
7. Asus Chromebook C523
This device is a low budget device, but it doesn’t economize at all on its screen size. Despite its size, this laptop still offers a crisp display, with a very comfortable and responsive keyboard and touchpad. However, the screen is liable to glaring, and the audio and battery are both mediocre. It will go for R4,600.
8. Asus Chromebook 714
With its handsome design and 14-inch screen, this device is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also adds a functional approach to it.
With its comfortable keyboard and Google Assistant, this is one of the most functional work/business devices you will lay your hands on. It will go for R9,100.
9. Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 (7486)
This device delivers a premium look and follows it up with snappy performance, a comfortable keyboard and a fancy EMR touch display.
Though the device is a bit on the heavy side, and we can’t see any reason for that in the mediocre battery, the laptop won our heart a little with its included pen which fits inside the chassis. It goes for R8,300.
10. Lenovo Chromebook C340-11
Though this device comes with a low screen resolution and low powered CPU, it is still an impressive device, as it combines affordability with healthy battery life and a comfortable keyboard. At R3,910 this device is very affordable and will go well with student users and budget workers.
So there is our list of the best laptops for you in South Africa. Let us know which you’ll be getting.