4 laptops worth buying for performance and productivity

Top 4 laptops to buy

I remember when I first got admission to the University of Ghana. My dad and I agreed and I couldn’t send my old, tired laptop toe school so he asked me to pick a new one.

The vast numbers and types of laptops basically blew me away. I didn’t know what I wanted or what would meet my needs the most. Thankfully I made a good choice.

Laptops have come a long way since them with the majority having identical features yet some still reign supreme. The best budget laptop, best business and the best laptop for a student are explored below.

Acer Aspire E 15

A budget laptop usually makes you think of an old looking device which is heavy and uninspiring.


Well, the Acer Aspire E 15 is here to blow your minds away. Guaranteed, the bezels are big but the design is elegant and the sturdy body of the machine gives you a solid feel of the device.It features a 10180p screen with vibrant colours and great colour accuracy.

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It also houses a 7thGen core i3 which is kinda low but the machine runs pretty fine until you begin to multitask. The keyboard and touchpad are pretty good too with a huge array of I/O ports to live with. Its 8+ hours of battery life is bound to blow your mind. At $349 ( GHS 1879) it’s hard to overlook this gem.

Huawei Matebook 13

At $999 (GHS 5365), the Huawei Matebook 13 is by no means cheap but the price is well accounted for and yes Huawei makes laptops too.

Housing an 8th Gen Intel core i5 with 8 Gb of RAM and 256 GB of SSD, the Matebook 13 is a beast in terms of speed and performance and what more could a student need.

Its comfortable keys and wide trackpad ensure your assignments would be done with a delight. It also comes with great audio for those movie bingeing nights and a bright, solid colour reproduction 2k display to enlighten you.

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Its combination of integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 and its discrete Nvidia GeForce MX 150 GPU (2GB of memory) makes room for a little bit of gaming on the go.

The biggest downfall to this almost perfect laptop is the battery life. At around 6 hours of continuous web surfing, you definitely have to send the power brick everywhere you go. But if you can look past this hurdle, I’m sure you’ll be well satisfied.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

For the working class, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is just right to your job for you. Starting at $1,063(GHS 5708), the 6th-Generation X1 Carbon retains the fantastic keyboard and colourful display of its predecessor but dramatically improves on the previous model’s performance by going from an Intel 7th Gen dual-core processor to an 8th Gen, quad-core CPU.

In addition, the laptop is very durable as Lenovo stated it had passed many tests. The highlight of this beauty is perhaps the keyboard. The keys provide excellent feedback and the soft touch ensure your wrists are in perfect condition.

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With 8 GB of Ram and the 8th Gen Core i5 processor, you’ll be smashing through documents and spreadsheets like they are some kind of joke. This laptop is enhanced to help you meet all your clients’ needs.

The MacBook

iPhone users should be more inclined to use MacBooks as cross sharing of apps and information between devices is as simple as ABC. With its thin body and butterfly keyboard, the Macbooks are surely a delight to work with.

It is expensive like almost everything else made by Apple but at $1299 (GHS 6974 cedis) with free shipping for the base model, I think its a bargain.

Getting a laptop shouldn’t be as difficult as it seems. We’ve done the work for you and showcased the best you can get in the respective categories.

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