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Best Laptop for Senior Citizens 2013

By Edited Apr 6, 2016 0 2

The best laptop for senior citizens for 2013 depend on a variety of factors. It is imperative that you purchase a laptop that fits the needs of the elderly. A lot of senior citizens have problems with vision, back, legs, hip and dexterity. Therefore, you need to provide them with a laptop that has a fairly large screen with ample space for the keyboard. Unless you want them squinting at the screen and looking at a very cramped keyboard, netbooks are out of the question. It also is helpful if the laptop is light-weight and portable since the elderly cannot lift heavy things. Also, think about what they will be using the laptop for. If you are reading this article, chances are that he or she is not very skilled with computers and needs them for the most basic programs such as email, Google, Skype and Microsoft Word. Fortunately, most computers come with these things already installed and ready to go. Below, I will give you some tips on the best laptop for senior citizens for 2013. 

Best Laptop for the Elderly 2013

If money is not a big problem, I would suggest the MacBook Pro. Since most senior citizens are unfamiliar with any software system, I would suggest that they get used to the Mac over Windows because the Mac is much more user-friendly and easier to use. In addition to the ease of use, MacBooks come in a variety of sizes that come with brilliantly clear screens. You can also easily adjust the word fonts, which will help those who have poor eyesight and wear glasses. I've owned a MacBook for almost three years now and I have never gotten a virus. A senior citizen will not know how to get rid of a virus on their computer and this could cause further problems and unnecessary distress among family members as well. The MacBook comes in 3 sizes: 13.3 inches, 15.4 inches and 17 inches. I definitely recommend getting the 15.4 inch MacBook because it provides a wide enough screen and is light enough for senior citizens to carry around with relative ease. 

Best Laptop for Old People 2013

If you are not a fan of Apple computers and want to purchase a PC, I then definitely suggest checking out the HP g7, which boasts an impressive 17.3 inch screen at half the price of a MacBook. The HP g7 is also equipped with 5 hour battery life which is convenient if you are on the go and travel frequently. The HP g7 is perfect for senior citizens who want to connect with family members who live far away. Skyping is very simple to set up and with a few click of a button you can talk with members and see them all on a very plush and vibrant screen. The laptop also comes with 6GB of RAM, which allows you to store tons of photos, videos and music. Unlike many other laptops, the HP g7 comes with a full keyboard with the number pad on the right side. This is particularly helpful for senior citizens who are not very used to typing a on keyboard. Visually, the letters, numbers and other buttons on the keyboard are organized in a very simple manner. My grandmother and grandfather own a HP g7 and they always rave about how easy it is to use. Every now and then, they'll have some difficulty doing a certain task, but overall, it has been a pleasant experience for them. If you want to save a lot of money on a great laptop for senior citizens, the HP g7 is the way to go.

It is never too late to learn about technology, whether you are 15 years old or whether you are 70 years old. In today's globalized world, computers are the best form of communication between friends and family members. Not only can you call people on a computer, but you can also email, message and video chat with them as well. If you follow the tips outlined above, you will find the best laptop for senior citizens in 2013.



May 10, 2012 9:49pm
A MacBook Pro would be such a great gift for Mother or Father's day - next would be a Facebook account. Good article.
May 11, 2012 10:24pm
Yes! Senior Citizens need to know how to use laptops and computers too!
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