Are you planning to buy a laptop for senior people? Then you are really fortunate! In today’s computer market, there’s a growing demand for laptops that have been designed specifically for seniors. Businesses are responding to this demand by bringing out exclusive laptops suitable for the elderly. Now, you can easily buy an affordable laptop for your grandma (or grandpa!). But are there any specifications to look out for when buying a laptop for the aged?
Absolutely; there are certain things to keep in mind while selecting a laptop for senior people. You should take into account the physical condition of your elderly relative or friend. For instance, you should choose a laptop that has a larger screen, if your elderly friends have trouble seeing things. This will help them to view the images or lettering on the screen more clearly.
If money is not a constraint, you should get the latest laptop for senior persons. Such laptops will be equipped with up-to-date technology; this will make your grandma’s browsing experience more enjoyable. Older and used laptops may have lower memory and speed; this could drastically impair the real time browsing experience of your aged parents or grandparents.
For instance, they may not be able to connect with their grandkids instantly; or they may not be able to download important information properly. Moreover, such worn out laptops could be based on older platforms that may not be suitable for running today’s software, games, and other computer programs. So make sure that you buy an updated laptop for senior people. A laptop armed with the latest virus protection kit and technology, will be worth its investment!
There are also laptops that have been specially designed for the disabled. So, if your aged friend or parent has some disability that could bother them when using the mouse or the keyboard, ask for suitable laptops that would reduce their troubles. Just ask the personnel at the computer shops for more details; they may point out the right kind of laptop for senior and disabled people.
You can also choose a wireless mouse, if you fear that your senior friends might have some trouble using the mouse pad (or touch pad) in their laptops. You can also look for laptops that come with features like – cooling system, backlit keyboard, longer battery life, larger touch pads, inbuilt webcams, and so on. Most importantly, when buying a laptop for senior people, try to get a laptop that can be easily operated by elderly persons. This way, you can be sure that your elderly relative doesn’t dump his/her incongruous laptop on any garbage yard!
We also found out that some companies will help you find a PC that is suitable to you and your needs. One of this is called http://www.poorly-pc.co.uk/. We don’t know the company but they will help match you up to a machine, without spending lots of money
The owner ‘Nigel’ has written about the death of XP. Have a read here http://www.poorly-pc.co.uk/2014/01/less-3-months-windows-xp-dies/