The Top 10 Best Laptops for Seniors & Elderly of 2018

What could be better than getting your grandparent or an older relative the Best Laptop for senior citizens this year? Whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks apparently never had a computer savvy grandparent whose favorite pastime is to watch YouTube videos of cats and constantly stalks their grandchildren on Facebook.

Computers were made for everyone, regardless of how old or young they are. It’s time to get the earlier generations, which would be individuals 65 and above, technologically caught up.

Laptops are the best way for senior citizens to get a hand on computers and learn new skills. The great thing about laptops is that they can use it wherever they feel comfortable, e.g. their favorite rocking chair, on the couch, in bed, etc. and they don’t have to worry about sitting at a desk on a hard chair for long periods of time.

Here are some of the top rated laptops for seniors, some of which you may want to consider getting for your beloved elderly relative or friend! If you’d like to buy a laptop for your kids, be sure to check this guide. And click here to read our guide The Best Tablet & Laptop for Teens

Top 10 Easy to Use Laptops That Great for Elderly & Seniors

Sony V A I O E-Series SVE15125CXS  15.5″ Notebook (Aluminum Silver)

With its 15.5 inch LED backlit display with 1366 by 768 resolution and Intel HD Graphics 4000, your senior citizen will have no trouble viewing their favorite multimedia.

It also features Intel Core i5-3210M(2.5 GHz) dual core processor for a super speedy performance as well as a 6GB RAM and a 750GB hard drive, large enough to fit any all of their downloads (whatever that may be).

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Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 14.0-Inch Ultrabook

The Satellite has a very functional design that features an LED backlit keyboard as well as an LED backlit 14 inch TruBrite HD screen display with a 1366 by 768 resolution.

It also includes a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U ultra low voltage and dual core processor and Mobile Intel HD integrated graphics. Finally a 6GB RAM and 500GB hard drive gives them more than enough room to store important files and documents.

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HP Envy 6-1110us 15.6-Inch Sleekbook (Black)

This sleek black laptop will be the Envy of your senior citizen’s friends at the Bingo hall. With a 15.6 HD BrightView LED backlit display and an AMD Radeon HD 7600G Discrete Class graphics make the viewing experience pleasurable.

It features Windows 8 OS, Next Gen AMD Quad Core A8-4555M accelerated processor, 4GB RAM, and 500 GB hard drive.

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Apple MacBook Pro MD103LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop

You grandma or grandpa deserves the best when it comes to a laptop and that’s why the MacBook Pro is the ideal choice.

It features a 15.4 inch LED backlit glossy widescreen display with a 1440 by 400 resolution, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 quad core processor, 500GB hard drive, 4GB RAM, and built in 720p FaceTime HD camera so you can video chat with pristine clarity.

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HP g7-1310us (17.3-Inch Screen) Laptop

This laptop has everything you’ll need and more. It includes a 17.3 HD BrightView LED backlit display with a 1600 by 900 resolution, a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-2350M processor, Windows 7 OS, 6GB RAM, 640GB hard drive and a battery life up to 5 hours.

That means 5 hours of uninterrupted YouTube cat videos!

Read: Guide to Choosing The Best Family Computers 

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Lenovo G550 – 2958R6U

The Lenovo G550 – 2958R6U is one of the 15-inchers in the Essential family of laptops. Powered by a 2.10 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the Lenovo G550 – 2958R6U also has 3 gigabytes of RAM making it the least powerful of the family in terms of RAM and processing power.

SPECS 
Processor Intel® Pentium® Processor T4300 (2.10GHz 800MHz 1MB )
OS Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32
Display 15.6 ” WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1366×768
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
Memory 3 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Hard drive 250GB 5400
Optical Drive DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)

PROS

The G550-29586U has a powerful processor on its side, though it has less processing power than its siblings at only 2.10 GHz. It also has lower RAM and hard drive capacities. The differences are only miniscule, however.

The laptop also has a decently sized screen at 15.6 inches.

CONS

A common feature among majority of the Essential laptops, the Lenovo G550-29586U is unable to go beyond normal graphics processing with its Intel GMA X4500 graphics card.

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Lenovo G550 – 29586SU

Another 15-incher in the series, the Lenovo G550 – 29586SU is powered by a 2.20 GHz processor backed up by 4 gigabytes of RAM. It is also one of the models with the most amount of hard disk space at 320 GB.

SPECS
Processor Intel® Core™ Duo T4400 ( 2.20GHz 800MHz 1MB )
OS Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Display 15.6 ” WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1366×768
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
Memory 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Hard drive 320GB 5400
Optical Drive DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)

PROS

The processor in this Essential laptop is at the more powerful end of the series at 2.20 GHz. It also has 4 gigabytes of RAM, a combination, which certainly results to great performance. It also has a large hard disk capacity at 320 GB.

CONS

Being powered by an Intel 4500M GMA, the Lenovo G550 – 29586SU is yet another Essential laptop with the inability to process heavy graphics.

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Lenovo G450 – 2949CHU

 The Lenovo G450 – 2949CHU is the second member of the Essential family line with the 14-inch LCD screen.

SPECS 
Processor Intel® Pentium® Processor T4300 ( 2.10GHz 800MHz 1MB )
OS Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Display 14.0 ” WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1366×768
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
Memory 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Hard drive 320GB 5400
Optical Drive DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)

PROS

Most of the best of the Essential family line can be found on this one: fat RAM space, large hard disk capacity and a powerful processor.

CONS

Like most of its siblings, the Lenovo G450 – 2949CHU is only able to process normal graphics and none of the heavier ones.

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Lenovo G550 – 2958HHU

The Lenovo G550 – 2958HHU is at the lowest end of the stick. While it has equally powerful processor like its siblings, it has lower RAM and hard disk space. It does have a 15.6-inch LCD display however.

SPECS
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T6600 ( 2.20GHz 800MHz 2MB )
OS Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32
Display 15.6 ” WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1366×768
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
Memory 2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Hard drive 160GB 5400
Optical Drive DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)

PROS

The Lenovo G550 – 2958HHU is equipped with the powerful 2.20 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. Its decently sized screen and its native resolution is a plus for this Essential laptop as well.

CONS

It has lower HD space at 160 gigabytes, and only 2 gigabytes of RAM as well. It also has an integrated Intel GMA X4500 as well.

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Lenovo G550 – 29586TU

 The fourth and the last in the series with an 15.6 inch screen, the Lenovo G550 – 29586TU carries a 2.20 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. It is also equipped with 4 gigabytes of RAM and a 320-GB hard disk.

SPECS
Processor Intel® Core™ Duo T4400 (2.20GHz 800MHz 1MB )
OS Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Display 15.6 ” WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1366×768
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
Memory 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Hard drive 320GB 5400
Optical Drive DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)

PROS

The Lenovo G550 – 29586TU has enough space for files with its 320-gigabyte hard drive. Its 4-GB RAM space also acts as an excellent support for its Intel Core 2 Duo processor to ensure seamless performance.

CONS

The Lenovo G550 – 29586TU has only an integrated Intel GMA 4500M to process its graphics, leaving it unable to accommodate 3D graphics just like its siblings.

Lenovo G450 – 2949CGU3

The Lenovo G450 – 2949CGU is perhaps the eldest and the most powerful of all the Lenovo Essential laptops. Aside from its 4-GB RAM and its Intel Core 2 Duo processor, it is the lone Essential laptop that has its own Nvidia GeForce G 210M graphics card with 512 MB.

SPECS
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T6600 ( 2.20GHz 800MHz 2MB )
OS Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Display 14.0 ” WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1366×768
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce G 210M 512MB
Memory 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Hard drive 320GB 5400
Optical Drive DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)

PROS

The Lenovo G450 – 2949CGU has an excellent Nvidia GeForce G 210M graphics card. With 512 MB for its video RAM, the video card can process heavier graphics that the other Essential laptops cannot.

CONS

It has a smaller screen than the other Esssential laptops that otherwise have weaker graphics processing power than it does.

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