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Hi Folks! If you are looking for the best laptops for internet surfing, then you have landed on the right spot.
Internet surfing may be a hobby and all the way to a job career for someone. From text messages, calls and emails to online meetings and searching research data; internet surfing has become an essential part of our lives. For the best results, we need the best devices to put our hands on.
The following article focused on two main criteria for a laptop to be the best for internet surfing; one is the processor to run as many internet tabs as you need and secondly the battery life that supports your work. It includes budget laptops to expensive ones so that if you are short on budget, you can just pick the cheaper one to complete your job.
A small laptop like ASUS Chromebook C202 is the best when it comes to handling the laptop to a school student or children at home. This device is surrounded by dark blue plastic at the edges and the sides to protect it against any pf the impacts or drops.
The remaining body of the model is silverish gray in color made up of plastic. The back of the display screen is mostly grey hosting an ASUS logo in the center. On the top left side of it lies the logo of Chrome; assuring it to be the Chromebook in the first look.
The front of the screen has an ASUS logo on the bottom side of the boundary. The overall boundary enclosing the screen is a bit wider than the other laptops. The screen size is just 11.6 inches. There is also a webcam above the screen.
The black buttoned keyboard is engraved in the silver chassis. The keyboard buttons are at the same level to the chassis; making the keyboard shallow. The keypad is placed in the center of the lower chassis.
Although the 11.6 inches screen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution is not that much sharp, it gives the best display according to the installed features. The colors were also good enough to present a clear view but at times it seemed to be intertwining.
The brightness if Chromebook marked 250 nits at the light meter. It is not the best but better than Lenovo 100S Chromebook having 244 nits of brightness.
There are a handful of ports provided by this Chromebook that are very important in daily use. The majority of these lie on the left side of the chassis. This site hosts an HDMI, USB 3.0, a headphone/ microphone combo jack and an SD card slot.
On the right side, there is another USB 3.0 port along with a power jack and a security lock slot. This site also has two indicator LEDs for charging indication etc.
Having a 1.6 GHz processor and a RAM of 4GB, this device is not a performance powerhouse. But it is very good when it comes to writing reports and making spreadsheets. It is also awesome when it comes to searching online for different topics.
As being one of the best laptops for school going students, it also provides comfort when it comes to its battery life. The students can use this device all day long during their school hours without connecting it to any external power source.
Acer Aspire E15 comes with a chunky plastic appearance with a smooth black deck. It is big in size and dimensions. Also, it is quite heavy. But in the end, it is all you can expect from a budget laptop.
The edges of the dark grey lid are smoothly cut to give it a cool appearance. On top of the display lies the Webcam. The bottom side of the lid hosts the Acer logo with a silverish color.
The keyboard of this model is a shallow one having the same level as the chassis. The touchpad lies to the left side of the chassis. The lid and chassis are connected through two small hinges.
The backside of Acer Aspire E15 is a brushed one. The textured back contains the Acer logo on the left side leaving the backside empty.
The 15.6 inches display screen of Acer Aspire E15 is surprisingly sharp. The bad side of it comes with the colors. The screen is not so colorful to put it as it’s a strength.
While watching movies or your favorite drama seasons, you can clearly examine the scene without any blurriness. Playing games is also fun, as the screen lets you differentiate different details even if the background display is dark.
The brightness of this device is also good but not up to the mark. The average brightness for a budget laptop is 243 nits. But for Acer Aspire E15, the brightness reaches to a maximum value of 227 nits, which is lower than the average one. But it is also higher than Acer Spin 3 has the brightness of 226 nits.
Having an 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U processor (up to 3.4 GHz), 6 GB of RAM AND 1 Tb of Hard Drive Storage; Acer Aspire performs best for its price. As m9st of the budget, laptops lack in the performance region, but for this device, it works efficiently and has the best price-to-performance ratio.
Even when a dozen google tabs are running along with YouTube playing a video at 1080 pixels, this device does not lag in performance. It is fun to search online for things, as it is one of the best laptops for internet surfing.
Acer Aspire has a lot of ports that any user can dream of. On the right side of the chassis, there is a USB 2.0 port and an 8X DVD RW double-layer drive. Besides these, there is also a power connector and a headphone jack.
On the left side of the chassis, there is a USB 3.1 Type-C port, an Ethernet port, VGA input, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a Kensington lock. There is also an SD card reader slot on the front side of the chassis.
The battery life of this device by Acer is quite strong as compared to its price. For a b8dget laptop, it is a whole new package for those who cannot charge their devices very often. It lasts for about 8 and a half hours under continuous web searching. That is why this laptop is highly recommended for those who love web searching.
ASUS ZenBook Flip has an attractive outer appearance that captivates the viewer. The backside of the display screen is textured with concentric circles hosting an ASUS logo in its center. This model comes with a greyish color commonly referred to as Mineral Grey.
On the top side of the lid is located at a webcam. The lower side of the dark grey lid hosts the ASUS logo in silver color. The lid is connected to the chassis and the base with the help of two hinges. Both the lid and chassis have round and smooth edges.
The dark grey chassis is filled with black pitched keyboard keys. The keypad is located in the center of the lower chassis. The overall vibe of the design is very smooth and glittery.
The hinge at the center allows 360 degrees rotation. This enables the users to use the ZenBook comfortably in any condition; while sitting or while lying. It provides the best services with the ease of hold. Also being light in weight, it really helps in working in any environment; even when you are on a business trip flight to States, you can easily work on it without feeling tired.
The display screen of ASUS ZenBook is 13.3 inches with a resolution of 1080 pixels. It is not only vivid but also has wide viewing angles. Even when viewing at an angle of 75 degrees from the center, the picture being displayed was clearly visible and different objects could be differentiated.
The brightness of this device’s display screen is also good not best. It is recorded to have a maximum brightness of 298 nits. This value falls lower than the average value of 300 nits. Still, it’s brightness is higher than The Spectre and Inspiron having a brightness of 244 bits and 288 nits respectively.
With a processor of 0.9 GHz Intel Core m3, RAM of 8GB and hard disk capacity of 512 GB, this device is a lot faster and good at multitasking. Even when 20 tabs at a time were running including YouTube running at 1080 pixels, ZenBook did not lag a bit in performing all the tasks.
This time ASUS comes with even better battery life. ZenBook runs for about 10 hours. This is much higher than a lot of other models. For example, Yoga 710 lasted for about 9 hours while Spectre lasted for 8 and a half hours.
The ASUS ZenBookhas all the important ports that may be used on daily purposes. For example; on the left side of the chassis, USB 3.0 port and an SD card reader slot are present.
On the right side of the chassis, USB 3.0 port along with Type-C ports, a micro HDMI and a headphone jack is present.
4: DELL G7 15
This time Dell comes with brand new design and style with Dell G7 15. It feels calm as a breeze and fresh as the sea when you look at it. This model has a black and blue chassis that gives whole new vibes to it.
There is a greyish-silver hinge in the center between the display screen and the chassis. The backside of the chassis below the screen looks like the eyes of a predator giving off blue colors. It’s actually the heat exhaust system of the device.
All the edges of the screen and the chassis are sharp. There is a blue DELL logo located below the screen. The keyboard keys are almost leveled with the chassis. This gives quote smooth feeling when you type.
Having a weight of 6.3 pounds, this device is no-go for trips or to carry around. But the good thing is that, in spite of being quite heavy, its dimensions give a smart and slimmer look. It is slimmer than Acer Predator Helios 300 that has dimensions of 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches.
The 15.6 inches screen of Dell G7 15 is really outstanding when it comes to colors and sharpness. It’s 1920 x 1080 pixels panel provides a fabulous view of anything you watch on it. Either it is movies or playing games, it does provide a flawless view with a lot of detail.
Coming towards the brightness of the screen, well it’s something that’s really lacking. While being a gaming laptop the device is expected to cross the average brightness level for the mainstream that is 296 nits. Unfortunately, G7 15 hits the brightness of 232 nits.
Dell G7 is equipped with 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor along with a RAM of 16 GB. Such characteristics make it multitasker. It has a lot of storage capacity for your personal data and installing your favorite apps and games. The hard drive storage capacity is 1 TB with a secondary storage of 128 GB.
Even when a dozen Google Chrome tabs were running along with a Netflix season and an overall scanning by Windows Defender, the multitasking ability of this device did not decrease a bit. For an internet surfing laptop, this feature is a must. As you may need to work on a dozen of tabs at a time, then this device can really surprise you.
This device surely provides a lot of ports for supporting all the needs of a gaming power station.
On the right side of the chassis, you will find two USB 3.1 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0 and a headset jack.
On the left side, there is another USB 3.1 port along with with an Ethernet port, a 2-in-1 card reader, a Noble lock slot and the power jack.
When it comes to battery life, Dell provides one of the best models. This model is no exception as it lasted for about 5 and a half hours under continuous web searching at a brightness of 150 nits. This is the most beneficial point when it comes to laptops to be used for internet surfing. Battery life plays a crucial role as an internet running device loses battery very easily.
Daniel Levi is the Senior Editor at LaptopsGeek. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University and boasts over 15 years of experience in laptop reviews. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Daniel provides invaluable insights into the world of laptops, ensuring that LaptopsGeek readers stay informed about the latest advancements in technology.