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The best laptop for seniors in 2016 is dedicated to convenience of use and excellent basic functions, while being easily portable.

A large screen of 13 is one of the top priorities for elderly people, along with a weight restriction of 2.5 Kgs.Since the chief functions of the notebook would typically be emailing and other basic internet uses, an inbuilt Wi-Fi, MS Word and a DVD drive are absolute musts.

The best laptop for seniors also implements a dual core for faster processing, and 2GB RAM, under a $1000.

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Toshiba Satellite Radius 14
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571-C09S)
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W (2015)
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Toshiba Satellite Radius 14
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571-C09S)
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W (2015)
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (14-inch)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Feb 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Display Size
14.0 in.
15.6 in.
15.6 in.
14.0 in.
15.6 in.
Weight
4.5 lb.
4.85 lb.
4.96 lb.
3.53 lb.
4.53 lb.
Hard Drive
500GB , 5,400rpm , Serial ATA
32 GB, SSD
512 GB, SSD
64GB , eMMC
256GB SSD
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5,400rpm
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SSD Drive
Operating System
Windows 10
Google Chrome OS
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Processor
2.1-GHz Intel Core i3 5015U
1.6 GHz, Intel Celeron 3205U
2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-5500U
1.6-GHz dual-core Intel Celeron N3050
Intel Core i7-5500U

  • The Radius 14 is provides fairly strong performance and a rotating touch screen on the cheap, but the design isn't comfortable.


  • For what you pay for it, the Toshiba Radius 14 is hard to beat.


  • Acer's Chromebook 15 is the largest Chromebook yet, but this 15-inch, Web-connected laptop doesn't offer much else to distinguish it from the pack.


  • Supersizing the Chrome OS experience, the Chromebook 15 offers a large 15-inch screen, a zippy fifth-generation Intel CPU and long battery life.


  • If your one gripe about Chromebooks is the small screen sizes, the Acer Chromebook 15 is the solution and it's a very nice solution at that.


  • The Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W-C5212-4K convertible-hybrid laptop features a multimode design and a bright 4K screen, but its size means it works better as a notebook than as a tablet.


  • The Satellite Radius 15 P55W offers a bright screen and solid performance at a reasonable price, but short battery life holds it back.


  • Acer's 14-inch Cloudbook offers decent Windows 10 performance, a good keyboard and chart-topping battery life, all starting at just $199.


  • The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a 2-in-1 that offers solid performance in a premium soft-touch design, but its screen isn't good enough for the price.


  • While its specifications look great on paper, this Inspiron is marred by mediocre performance and an unfortunate as-tested price.


  • Go for this 15.6-inch notebook only if you don’t want a number pad, and will be using it mostly on a desk with a mouse attached.