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5 Best Laptop For Watching Movies

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Searching for a suitable laptop to Watch movies, Netflix shows, Amazon prime shows.

Then no need to go anywhere, In this post I’m going to share 5 best laptop for watching movies. Even all of the laptops are not only capable to watching movies but also can do are regular works.

Best Laptop For Watching Movies 2021

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Apple Macbook Air Review

If you are searching for a mid-range apple laptop that can be suitable for your movie watching then you should check the apple MacBook air version. Everybody loves MacBook, not only for its brand name but also its stunning looks and excellent features.

When it comes to movie-watching experience, then this apple MacBook air can leave behind some big other laptops brands.

Display13.3 inch Retina display with true tone feature
Processor8th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
RAM8 GB
Graphics CardIntel UHD 617
Storage128 GB SSD or 256 GB SSD
DVD WriterNot Available
OSMojave
Web CameraFacetime HD camera
BatteryUpto 12 Hours
Weight2.75lb
Warranty1 year warranty

This macbook air comes with a 13.3 inch retina display with a true tone. In terms of display size, you might be worried. But believe me, 13.3 inch is enough to give you the ultimate movie watching experience. On another aspect, this size makes this laptop very handy and easy to carry. So you can easily carry this laptop while traveling.

** There are some confusion between Retina and 4k display. But both are difference. According to Apple, Retina display is something that has most no of pixels so people can’t distinguish them from a normal viewing distance. Retina display pixel size always changes according to the gadgets ( it can be different on tablet, different of laptop). Whereas 4k display means 2160p display resolution. Where true tones gives you actual white color without any ambient light around it. In Apple Macbook Air you can on or off true tone display feature.

This laptop also has an inbuilt touch id feature. That’s mean you can lock your laptop as you do on your smartphone. Even through your fingerprint you can buy apple store products, iTunes , apple bookstore products, etc quite easily.

It comes with dual-core intel i5 8th generation processor. I must say it’s not as great as you can do high-level tasks like 4k video editing but I can assure it has enough power that can sustain all of your regular work as well as medium level tasks. But it’s multi threading and amazing clock speed always gives you a smoother movie watching experience.

Now its time to discuss its RAM, Storage, and Graphics card. This apple laptop comes with two different size variants one is 128 GB storage and other one is 256 GB storage. You can go anyone of them according to your budget, as both of these storages are SSD storage (As we know SSD storage are way better than HDD storage- SSD vs HDD comparison). Where RAM is 8 GB and Intel UHD 617 Graphics card is used. Intel UHD 617 graphics card has enough power which can easily handle some big games on the lower setting. So while watching movies you can use this laptop for some minimal gaming.

This apple laptop has a stereo speaker with a wider stereo sound. They claim it has 2x more bass and 25% more volume than previous apple laptops.

With these, it has two Thunderbolt 3.0 ports that gives you effortless connection from one port to all types of device. thunderbolt 3.0 can deliver up to 40GB/s throughput, which is twice of thunderbolt 2.0 port.

Pros

  • One of the major advantage is Apple itself. People love apple products.
  • Retina display with true tone feature
  • 128 GB or 256 GB SSD storage
  • Facetime HD camera for video calling
  • Touch ID for lock as well as purchase
  • Very lightweight

Cons

  • Does not have all the essential ports likes Lan Port, HDMI port
  • No optical disk drive
  • The Bluetooth version is 4.2. It could have been Bluetooth 5.0

Lenovo Flex 14 Review

If you are a not big apple fan and you want a all in one laptop then you should checkout this lenovo laptop. Its has almost all the features that you miss in previous products.

Lenovo flex is an all in all laptop. Its has all the features from touchscreen to FHD display to 12 GB RAM to SSD. You can not only use this laptop for watching movies you can also use this laptop for moderate gaming other works.

Display14 inch FHD Touchscreen Display
ProcessorAMD Rayzen 5 3500U Processor
RAM12 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card AMD Radeon Vega 8
Storage 256 GB SSD
DVD WriterNot Available
OSWindows 10
Web CameraHD webcam
BatteryUpto 10 Hours
Weight3.52lb
Warranty1 year warranty
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One of the major advantages of this laptop is, it has a full HD display. So it will definitely improve your movie-watching experience. Its max display resolution is 1440 x 900. That means you can get a smooth HD viewing experience.

This laptop comes with AMD Rayzen 5 3500U Processor which is more powerful than intel core i5 8250U Processor. Its Processor CPU speed is 2.1 GHz wherein turbo mode it can go up to 3.7 GHz. With this powerful processor, it also has an inbuilt AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics card. This processor and graphics card is so much powerful that it can handle high-end games quite easily. Check this video and see how it handle all games quite easily.

It’s been loaded with 12 GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD storage. Even you can buy its other variant where 512 GB SSD storage available.

It also has a decent stereo speaker that definitely enhances your movie-watching experience.

With these, its touchscreen and flexible facility will definitely help you to use this laptop as a tablet. It has all the essential ports that you miss in MacBook Air. loaded with 2 USB 3.1 port, 1 USB C port, SD card reader port, HDMI port and audio jack.

Pros

  • 14-inch FHD touchscreen laptop is obviously an advantage
  • Have pen for drawing to take notes
  • It has a rapid charger. That can restore your battery up to 80% within an hour.
  • You can physically close your PC webcam when you are not using
  • Preloaded windows 10
  • 256 GB SSD storage and 12 GB RAM

Cons

  • As per size laptop weight could have been a little low.
  • No optical disk drive

Asus Vivobook S15 Review

After listing one 13 inch and one 14 inch laptop here comes a 15.6 laptop. 15.6-inch laptops are mostly used because it does not look so big as well as doesn’t look so small. Its nano edge bezel would definitely give you more details movie-watching experience. Let’s check it out, its all other features and specification.

Display15.6 inch FHD Display
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8265U Processor
RAM8 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics CardIntel UHD Graphics 630
Storage 256 GB SSD
DVD WriterNot Available
OSWindows 10
Web CameraHD webcam
BatteryUpto 8 Hours
Weight3.65lb
Warranty1 year warranty

If you personally ask me which laptop I recommend for movie watching. Then my choice should be this. As this laptop has Full HD nano edge Bezel, that gives me a smartphone-like view. Like Lenovo Flex it also has full HD display and its ergo lift hinge gives me modern stylish look.

Its has 15.6 inch full HD nano edge bezel display. Where max resolution is 1920×1080 px. Display quality is similar like lenovo flex, extra feature is nano edge.

Comes with intel 1.6 GHz clock speed intel core i5 8265H processor. Where in turbo mode it can clock upto 3.9 GHz. Loaded with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage it also has an inbuilt intel UHD 630 Graphics processor.

Its ergo hinge is the most highlighted feature as its tilt keyboard 3.5 degree. Which not only give you better position for typing but also gives you optimize cooling system due to gap for hinge.

With these it also has 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB C ports, 1 sd card reader slot and audio jack port.

Pros

  • 5 different color option
  • 86% screen to body ratio
  • ergo hinge give comfortable typing position
  • Compartment avilable to increase RAM
  • Affordable pricing

Cons

  • No optical disk drive

Below listed 2 laptops are not only capable to watch or stream movies but also you can do gaming and video editing work. For these reasons, these two laptops are on a bit costlier side.

Acer Aspire E15 Review

After listing one laptop for Apple and Lenovo, here comes first laptop form Acer. Acer laptop are very popular among users due to its budget friendly price with amazing features. In this post, I listed down acer Aspire E15 laptop.

Display15.6 inch FHD Display
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U Processor
RAM8 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics CardGe Force MX 150
Storage 256 GB SSD
DVD WriterAvailable
OSWindows 10
Web CameraHD webcam
BatteryUp to 15 Hours
Weight5.27lb
Warranty1 year warranty

If you are looking for a budget friendly all in one laptop then go with this laptop. It has all the features that you missed in other laptop. Let’s check it out its all features.

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This laptop comes with 15.6 inches Full HD screen with maximum resolution (1920×1080 px). Instead of the TN screen it has an IPS display. That means you will get a much more clear and crisp image.

** Difference between IPS (in Panel switching ) and TN (Twisted nematic) screen. TN display are widely used because of its Speed and low power consumption, cheap ( compare to IPS display). TN panel is much quicker than IPS panel, Now you can get a TN panel dispaly with upto 144hz refresh rate. Now you can even buy high refresh rate IPS display but it will cost you more money. TN panel one major disadvantage is it didn’t produce accurate color as well as it often show as discolor if you view it from extreme angle. Where as IPS display produce accurate color as well as no discolor when you view from extreme angle. From my side I will recommend you to go for IPS display when you are going to edit image or video where color production is too much important. Otherwise go with TN display.

This laptop comes with 8th generation intel core i5 8250U processor with clock speed of 1.6GHz where in tubro mode it can clock upto 3.4 Ghz.

With powerful processor it also has 256 GB SSD storage and 8 GB RAM. and the most amazing part is this laptop comes with Dedicated 2 GB Nvidia Geforce MX 150 Graphics card. In my listed previous laptops you saw integrated graphics (which generally 1 GB in size) But in this laptop has dedicated 2 GB Graphics card.

Its Acer trueharmony gives you distortion free audio and wide range of bass and boost.

Its has almost all the important ports that you need. 1 SD card reader, 1 USB C port, 2 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 8x Double layer DVD drive, 1 HDMI port and Bluetooth 4.1.

Note – if you are a youtuber or photographer who needs to edit video or image on the go. Then without looking further goes with this laptop, as its IPS display gives you best image or video editing experience.

Pros

  • Major advantage is its all features.
  • Convenient compartment allows you to upgrade its HDD and RAM with ease.
  • Dedicated graphics card gives you much more immersive movie watching experience
  • Affordable Pricing

Cons

  • Weight could have been on little lower side
  • Bluetooth version is older

Dell XPS 15 Review

Dell is one of the renowned brand in laptop industry. They produce entry level to high end laptops over the years. Their consumers are very please with their laptops features as well as price package. In this post, I listed down one of the most selling high end laptop from dell. So without any further ado, let’s check out Dell XPS 15 features

Display15.6 inch 4k UHD Infinity Edge Touchscreen display
Processor9th Generation Intel Core i7 9750H Processor
RAM16 GB DDR4 RAM ( 2666Mhz)
Graphics CardNvidia Geforce GTX 1650
Storage 1 TB SSD
DVD WriterNot Available
OSWindows 10 Home
Web CameraHD webcam
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Weight4.4lbs
Warranty1 year warranty

Dell XPS 15 is truly ultimate among all other laptops. Its price justified with its features. It comes with a 15.6 4k Ultra HD infinity edge anti-reflective touch screen IPS display. As I said earlier IPS display is better where you need to play with color ( like photo editing or video editing). With the touchscreen, I can assure you will get much more from this IPS display laptop.

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It has 9th generation Intel core i7 9750H processor where it has 6 cores, 12 MB cache and 4.5 clock speed. With this it has 2 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB PCIe SSD storage and Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 Graphics card. By reading its configuration you can assume how fast its going to be when you run. Its Nvidia Graphics card will increase your video editing, photography editing and game broadcasting several times.

DELL inbuilt Dell cinema features will give you best cinema, sound and streaming experience.

It has latest WiFi 6 technology that throughput speed is up to 2.4GBps. with this it also has 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB C ports, 1 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, audio output port and external battery indicator.

Pros

  • Every feature set a benchmark
  • Fingerprint sensor available for locking
  • 4k UHD touchscreen display
  • Can upgrade storage according to your need

Cons

  • No optical disk drive
  • price could have been tighter

Best Laptop For Watching Movies – Buyer’s Guide

If you are going to buy a laptop for watching movies and do some other regular work. Then check this buyer’s guide before making any decision. In this buyer’s guide, I’m going to tell you all the aspects that you should check before buying a laptop for watching movie.

Screen Quality and Size- You can opt for a medium-size laptop if you are not a lover of a 15.6 inch or 17-inch laptop. But having a large display might not give you best result. Its always depends on display types whether its HD or FHD or 4k or Retina Or IPS display. When you have a tight budget than either go for HD or FHD display. If you have no budget issue then go for 4k display. In general 4k display are laptops are way costlier than HD or FHD laptop. As we know HD laptops are 1080p and FHD laptops are 1440p but 4k laptops are 2160p. Means you will see way more details and colors in 4k Display.

Processor – If your sole purpose is to watch movie then the processor might not be an essential factor. But still, if you want to run a 4k movie then there might be some slowness on your laptop due to low powered processor. To avoid these such cases, I always recommend my users go with i5 processor or if you have a budget issue then go with the latest generation i3 processor. In the above list, All the laptops I listed comes with i5 processor even some of them have AMD rayzen processor ( which is equivalent to i5 processor). Even you can go for i7 processor, but I can assue all of the above listed laptops are not only capable to watch a movie or do regular work. Even in some of them you can play high-end games as well as do video editing.

RAM and Graphics Card – After processor, RAM and Graphics card is always an important aspect that people always check. Having higher RAM and a good inbuilt graphics card not only enhance your movie watching experience but also it gives you ultimate color, contrast. Whether you are going to buy a laptop for watching movies or you want to do some other stuff as well as movie watching. I always recommended to buy atleast laptop with 8 GB RAM, Don’t go with 4 GB RAM. Having large RAM and a better processor always fasten your laptop. And always check is their any inbuilt Graphics card or not. Most of the laptops has some inbuit graphics card. Even some high end laptops are preloaded with GTX and Nvidia Graphics card. So choose according you need. From my point of view, if you are going to buy a laptop for watching movies as do other regular staff with little gaming then go with a 8 GB RAM, i5 Processor and a good inbuilt graphics card.

Storage – Most of the time users overlook this feature. People thoughts a good RAM and a Good processor is enough to speed up any laptop. But that is actually wrong, RAM, Processor and Storage work proportionately. If you use a laptop with high RAM and i5 or i7 processor with a HDD storage then you might got a faster laptop but I can’t experience the fastest most. For this you have to use SSD ( Solid State Drive) storage. An SSD storage with High RAM and a good processor definitely gives you fastest experience.

Battery Backup – This is another important aspect everyone should look while purchasing a laptop. Because everyone love laptops for portability and usage in those condition where power system is unavailable. As per my recommendation, a laptop should sustain 4-6 hours battery backup while working.

Weight – Weight is not so much important. Only check when you are travelling a lot. In my listed laptop Apple Macbook Air is the lightest among them.

Conclusion

I hope this post helps you to find the best laptop for watching movies. If you have any query leave a comment below. Thanks for reading.

Md Hamim Mondal is a diploma Engineer from India, West Bengal .  Currently, he is doing Bachelor Degree in Computer science from Camellia Institute of Technology & Management.

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