Personal computers are now a basic life necessity. Ok, maybe they’re not that essential but we definitely use them every day. Whether you are a corporate girl or domestic diva, computers help you with your every need and laptops have made it even easier to carry your life around with you. We’ve got the top 5 laptops for moms everywhere – even Oprah agrees with us!
Although it’s not technically a laptop, even Oprah swears by her iPad. The iPad’s mobility is perfect for moms-on-the-go and the book reader function can deliver your little one’s favorite bedtime stories and let you sneak in a few chapters of your own reading while the baby naps. Check e-mail, surf the Web and there are lots of games and apps for you and the kids to enjoy that you won’t find on any other machine.
Macbook Pro air
The newest member of Apple’s Macbook Pro family, Air, is everything you love about Macbook Pro, just less of it, literally. The lightweight size won’t weigh you down much at all, which is an important consideration in a portable laptop for moms. The high-speed functions and user-friendly tools we’ve come to love in Macs are only more accessible in the new Pro Air. While Mac is notoriously pricier than PCs, those who have converted swear their machines are worth every penny.
Priced hard to resist at under $900, Gateway’s ID49c13u with the power of a Core i3 processor also has the indestructibility of a Mac in its aluminum casing, making it an ideal portable laptop. For moms, managing one or many little people, sturdiness is an indispensable quality when you’re on the go, which is usually always. The 14-inch widescreen is perfect for plopping the kids down for a movie and it’s easy on your tired eyes at the end of the day, or in the middle of the night when you’re looking up teething remedies.
dell xps 15
Metal reigns Queen in the land of portable laptops. For moms, that means the reassurance of durability and mobility. Dell’s XPS 15 is reasonably priced at just over $1000, and yes, the “15” means screen inches. Skype with Daddy while he’s away on a business trip and on that monster screen, the kiddies won’t even realize he’s gone. Get work done on the 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5-460M while waiting for the kids at soccer practice.
The new Ultraportable Sony Vaio VPC-Z1390X is ultra light. Though it’s in a teeny tiny 3-pound frame, it actually packs a powerful punch with a standard volt 2.53 GHz Core i5-460M processor. Portable laptops for moms definitely need to be durable and sturdy, but when they weigh next to nothing, well that’s like a diaper that changes itself. High-resolution screen, mobile broadband and 3G compatibility, you can get connected virtually anywhere.
The most important thing to remember when picking a laptop is what you will use it for most. If you’re looking for entertainment, photo editing, or professional organization, there is a laptop out there for you. Leave us a comment and tell us which laptop is your favorite!
More on Laptops
How to Save Money when Shopping for a New Computer
How to Protect your Laptop
Best Laptops for Photo Editing