What’s the best 16-inch and larger laptop? And which one has the best price-quality ratio? Press and the Consumers’ Association provide an answer.
Thousands of different laptops appear on the market every year. Plenty of choice, but that makes it difficult to find a laptop that suits you.
The choice of laptop starts with choosing the right screen size. You can easily take 11 or 12 inch models with you. As the models grow, they quickly become more suitable as desktop replacements. Laptops don’t just stand out because of their size. The biggest difference between the laptops is in the speed, image quality and battery life.
The Consumers’ Association therefore tests laptops for speed, image quality and battery life. A total of 27 laptops of 16 inches or larger have been tested that are widely available.
A 16-inch laptop from Apple is Best in Test. A model from Asus is Best Buy.
The speed, image quality and battery life of this Apple are fine. He scored excellent on all three points. This MacBook Pro also has a lot of internal memory, which is always handy. The battery life of MacBooks is usually already good, but has gotten even better with this version.
The edges of the screen have been made less thick. This makes the screen look a bit more modern and there is more image left.
Despite good scores on the most important points, there is still a lot to improve. For example, this laptop does not have HDMI as standard (buy a USB-c to HDMI adapter for this separately). And the screen shines quite annoyingly. In addition, with less than six months, the manufacturer’s warranty is on the short side.
This Asus Vivobook has a few important advantages. So the wifi is excellent. This laptop has a lot of storage space and the computing power is top. Moreover, the Asus starts up quickly and the energy consumption is also fine.
The quality and convenience of the keyboard lags a bit behind the positives. Yet this is a laptop where you can purchase a good device for a reasonable price.
In this column we write weekly about household and technological appliances that have been tested by the Consumers’ Association. This is a collaboration between the independent editors of Press and the Consumers’ Association.