If you work in several tabs and use a split-screen function and travel a lot, consider getting a 16-inch laptop. And there are many options, ranging from thin and light ultra-laptops to high-performance gaming beasts.
Here are some of our favorite 16-inch laptop models to buy this year.
Apple MacBook pro 16-inch (2021)
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is a perfect choice for professional manufacturers. On the one hand, this model is notoriously fast. You can choose between the M1 Pro or M1 Max CPU chip options, which offer robust performance, whether you are doing video editing or working in graphic design. In addition, this 16-inch laptop can hold up to 64 GB of RAM and 8 TB of SSD storage for even more power. It has a mini LED screen (3456×2234) that looks awesome and offers an impressive battery life of 14 to 15 hours. In addition, we believe that every laptop user will appreciate the comfort level of the keyboard and trackpad. The only thing we can fault about the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch is a lack of I/O ports.
As we all know, Apple laptops, be it Mac Air or a Pro, are thin and quite portable. Even the 16 inches are quite light and won’t take up too much space in your bag. Apple designed it so that the laptop remains mobile, despite its larger size.
Why we love it:
- High-quality material.
- Great battery life.
- HP Spectre X360 16-inch 2-in-1 Laptop
If you need a touchscreen laptop that can be used as a tablet without compromising the screen size, the 16-inch HP Spectre x360 is the device to consider.
In terms of specifications, the model is customizable and you have many configurations to choose from. And the 11th generation Intel Core i7-11390h processor combined with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics is enough for even the most powerful tasks. In addition, the 16-inch screen is bright and vibrant, with a maximum brightness of 400 nits and a fantastic color gamut. As for the battery, it can last up to eight hours, a whole shift.
This 16-inch laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a USB-A port, which is awesome. The keyboard and trackpad are tactile and comfortable to use.
Why we love it:
- Convertible touch screen function.
- Good hardware components.
- Dell Inspiron 16-inch Plus Laptop
The Dell Inspiron 16-inch Plus is a laptop that delivers solid performance without breaking the bank. It also comes with an 11th generation Intel Core i7-11800h processor, an RTX 3050 GPU, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD. The 16-inch screen is a 3k (3072 x 1920) 300 nits, with beautiful colors and contrast. The laptop can run for about eight hours on a single charge, it’s pretty affordable for everything it can offer.
However, if we had to point out one flaw, it would be the design. In particular, Dell has made a number of compromises to bring down the price. The laptop chassis is made of aluminum, which is good, but it simply cannot compete with the thinner, lighter and more durable 16-inch MacBook Pro or even the Spectre x360. It can also use an additional Thunderbolt 4 port. Other than that, this 16-inch laptop is decent and one of the lowest options available.
Why we love it:
- Special RTX graphics.
- LG Gram 16
LG has decided to correct the lack of portability of its Gram 17 range with the smaller 16-inch version. The Gram 16 is a great thin and lightweight laptop with everything you need in an ultrabook. This model is again powered by the 11th generation Intel processors with Intel Xe graphics. The RAM option is limited to 16 GB on board. Users also get a single 1TB NVMe SSD storage option. But the 16-inch WQXGA display (2560 x 1600) is a real treat. It offers bright, vivid colors and strong contrast. The battery life is also excellent-users report having a solid 14-15 hours.
Being a 16-inch laptop, the LG Gram 16 is surprisingly light at only 2.62 pounds. We also like the keyboard and trackpad, and the port selection is excellent (including Thunderbolt 4 slots and two USB-A ports).
Why we love it:
- Excellent display.
- Long-lasting battery.
- Last Words
A 16-inch laptop usually comes with powerful high-end hardware that bridges the gap between portable devices and desktop computers. As a result, these larger laptops are best suited for creative professionals, gamers and as a replacement for the tower. In addition, 16-inch laptops remain portable due to their slim design that does not compromise battery life. After all, they don’t depreciate as quickly as some other smaller models, which means you should be able to sell your laptop for money when you’re done with it.