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What laptop suits you?

You're looking for a new laptop. Whether you want to be the hero of your favorite game, put together the best presentations, or edit your holiday photos, your laptop should suit you. But how do you find the one? We'll help you choose the notebook that suits your usage situation.

Internet, email, and text processing

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You can type a report or send an email from any laptop. Streaming movies and music isn't a problem either. If you only use your laptop for simple tasks, you can also use a smaller budget. Choose a Chromebook or a laptop with a cheaper processor, like a Celeron or Pentium.

  • Every processor
  • 2GB RAM or more
  • Every inch size

Student use

If you take your laptop to class every day, it's best if it's not too heavy and easily fits in your bag. If you want a laptop that lets you open multiple windows in your browser without any problems, go for an Intel Core m3 processor or up. If you want your laptop to start fast, choose an SSD.

  • At least an Intel Core m3 or AMD A8 processor.
  • 15.6 inches and 2kg at most.
  • Chromebooks are also suitable

Photo editing

If you want to edit photos or do graphic design, you need a laptop with at least an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor. If you have enough RAM, you can run programs like Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time as other programs. Full HD will make your work look very sharp.

  • At least an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • At least 8GB RAM
  • At least a Full HD screen

Video editing

To edit videos, you need a bit more power. A powerful processor is necessary if you don't want to spend time waiting for your video to render. If you want even more graphic power so your images flow smoothly, a dedicated video card can offer the solution, but it's not a requirement to edit videos.

  • At least an Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • At least 8GB RAM
  • At least a Full HD screen


When we say gaming, we don't mean Solitaire. We're talking about games like Fortnite, Battlefield, or League of Legends. If you have and Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM, your laptop can handle games. If you want enough graphic power, you'll need a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 video card. If you want to play VR games, you need a GTX 1060.

  • At least a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 video card
  • At least an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • At least 8GB RAM

Business use

A business laptop offers a number of advantages for you or your company, compared to a 'regular' laptop. The warranty is often expandable, and the laptops have a sturdy casing. Laptops with Windows 10 Pro have a number of useful features, like extra file security and remote access to another computer.

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • An aluminum casing (military-tested)
  • MacBooks are also suitable

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