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Are you searching for the best laptop to run Epic EMR?
Well, you’ve landed in the right place.
In a hurry?
Here’s our Editor’s choice:
ASUS ZenBook 13
Epic EMR is an important part of the puzzle when it comes to healthcare management and you want a laptop that will handle it with finesse.
With more than 100s of laptops out there in the wild, finding the right one for you and your hospital will be more challenging than your think. That’s why we did all the research for you so that you can use your time to do what you do best.
Without any more of your time, here are the best notebooks for running Epic EMR.
Best Laptop For Epic EMR – Editor’s Choice
Our Editor’s Choice for the best laptop for Epic EMR is the ASUS ZenBook 13″ laptop.
The ASUS ZenBook 13 comes out on top with a lot of competition around itself. It has excellent hardware that is perfect for running Epic EMR. If you’re looking for a reliable laptop, then this ASUS laptop is a good fit.
The first thing that you’ll fall in love with this laptop is its display. We have a 13.3″ display that comes with full HD resolution. While this resolution is more than enough, if you’re not happy with this, you can always for the model with a 4K display.
But we’ll stick to the FHD model for now. This display is brilliant and presents excellent colors that are true to life. The contrast ratio on this display works very well to produce deep blacks and bright whites. Thanks to the IPS panel, you get amazing viewing angles which should be very handy at times.
The bezels are super thin and modern-looking. Thanks to these reduced bezels, ASUS has made some great strides in the design department and has made this laptop fit into a much smaller footprint. The laptop’s excellent portability can also be credited to the same.
One caveat here is that this display is not a touchscreen. In our experience, the lack of a touchscreen won’t affect your user experience much. However, if you want the touchscreen, you should go for the 4K model.
The keyboard on the ASUS ZenBook 13 is pretty good to type on. The layout of the keys is neat and you get excellent feedback even though it is just a laptop keyboard. The backlighting on the keyboard is well done allowing you to work in dimly lit rooms.
We also have a fingerprint reader in the ASUS ZenBook 13. This gives you the power to encrypt the data on your laptop. On a lighter note, you can now easily log in to your user profile without any issues.
The processor that runs the ASUS ZenBook 13 is an Intel Core i7 8565U processor. This is a quad-core low power processor that comes with a maximum clock speed of 4.6GHz. The CPU gets excellent scores il all benchmark tests which is nice. You also get a smart cache memory of 8MB.
When it comes to everyday performance, the i7 processor does well. For most users, this processor will be overkill as you may not need all the power this processor brings to the table.
We have 16 gigs of RAM in the memory department. The memory is of the LPDDR3 type which is a bit disappointing and it comes with a clock speed of 2133MHz. We would have a bit happier if Dell had included DDR4 memory on this laptop.
Having said that, you can have a great time multitasking on this laptop. For daily stuff like browsing the web, running Epic EMR, and social media, this memory should be fine.
The ASUS ZenBook 13 comes with all the connectivity options you’ll need for your daily tasks. You get access to all the important ports and the laptop also supports wireless tech like WiFi and Bluetooth for eliminating those excess wires on your computer desk.
The battery life of the ASUS ZenBook 13 is one of its best selling points of this laptop. With simple use like video playback, web browsing, and so on, you should be getting at least 8 hours of battery life. Even when pushing the limits of this laptop, it can still give around 5 hours of battery life which is very impressive.
Overall, the ASUS ZenBook 13 is the best laptop for Epic EMR as it brings all the features you would need for a seamless Epic experience and it also makes a few more things a lot more enjoyable.
Best Apple Laptop For Epic EMR
The MacBook Pro 13 is the best Mac for running Epic EMR. You do have the option to go for the 16″ MacBook Pro but it is very expensive and is also overkill when you think about it.
If you prefer the macOS to Windows, then, by all means, you should get this model over the ASUS ZenBook 13. They are similarly priced which means there is no question of Apple tax here.
Right from the design, you can see that the MacBook Pro 13 is an excellent laptop. It comes with a thin design that is perfect for those who prefer light laptops. With a weight of just 2.75 lbs, this is one of the lightest high-performance laptops out there.
The keyboard on the MacBook Pro 13 is one of the best. With the 2020 model, Apple has brought back the scissor-type magic keyboard and it gives you better feedback while typing. It also improves the typing experience that took a hit when Apple had the butterfly mechanism in its keyboard.
The LED backlighting on the keyboard is a beautiful thing to have. It is just the right amount of backlighting and is great to look at when the room is dark. Above the keyboard, you’ll find the touch bar which is an improvement over the traditional function keys.
The laptop also comes with Touch ID which allows you to encrypt your data. If you’re familiar with iPhones, then you should have an idea of how it works.
The display we have here is a 13.3″ display that comes with Retina resolution. With more than 4 million pixels on the screen, this is one of the most pixel-dense displays out there.
You get sharp texts and also excellent pictures on the screen, thanks to the contrast ratio of this display. The IPS panel plays a big role in the picture output (and the viewing angles) as well.
If there is one disappointment with the display, it is the lack of a touchscreen. But none of the Apple laptops come with a touchscreen so if you prefer an Apple laptop, then it is something you have to be content with.
Let’s talk about the battery life of the MacBook Pro 13″. When you’re using the laptop for simple uses like browsing the web, streaming content online, and social media, you almost get all-day battery life. When running Epic or something more intensive, this number will come down and you should be getting around 5 to 7 hours easily.
One little problem we have with the MacBook Pro 13 is the lack of diverse ports. We only have 4 Thunderbolt ports on the laptop. While these are great for connectivity and data transfer, the availability of more ports could have been better from a customer standpoint.
The Intel Core i5 processor that powers the MacBook Pro 13 is an excellent one and comes with a good all-round performance. It blows your everyday apps out of the water and handles Epic EMR without any hiccups.
The 8GB RAM in the memory department does well when it comes to multitasking. You can run several applications side by side without dragging down the performance of the laptop. You can even have a ton of tabs open on your browser without any refreshes.
The MacBook Pro 13 does not come with a dedicated graphics card. We have the Intel Iris graphics card and it does meet the graphics requirement of this laptop nicely. Unless you are into video editing, you shouldn’t have to worry about this area.
Overall, the MacBook Pro 13 is an excellent 13.3″ laptop. It has an excellent processor, adequate memory, fast storage, and a gorgeous display that works beautifully in tandem with each other. Without a doubt, this is the best Mac for Epic EMR in 2020.
Best Budget Laptop For Epic EMR
The Acer Aspire 5 is our choice of the budget laptop when it comes to running Epic EMR.
This Acer Aspire 5 is a reliable model for those who are on a budget. We’ve recommended this laptop for many people and pretty much all of them have an excellent experience with this Acer notebook.
This Acer Aspire 5 laptop is a 15.6″ laptop and it is not as light when compared with the other two models in this list. It weighs around 4.41lbs and shouldn’t be that had to move around with. In fact, this laptop is lighter than most laptops in the 15.6″ size category.
The display here is a full HD display. It comes with an IPS which is a bit surprising considering this is a budget laptop. The IPS panel brings excellent and vibrant colors that make for a great viewing experience. The viewing angles are also very impressive.
This screen is perfect for watching your favorite movies and tv shows. It also well-suited for browsing the web, running your social media, doing research, and, of course, for running Epic EMR as well. The speakers on this laptop are just above average and can fill a small room comfortably.
One of the important selling points of this laptop is its battery life. Being a budget laptop, the Acer Aspire 5 manages to last for about 7 hours which is very impressive. This number is with light use and it will come down when you something heavy on the device. Regardless, we have to say that the battery life on this Acer laptop is top-notch.
The Acer Aspire 5 laptop comes with a combination of an integrated GPU and a dedicated GPU. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 is an excellent integrated GPU and does well when it comes to working with graphics-rich applications that we use on a daily basis. You will even be able to play some games with it which is a bonus.
The dedicated graphics card here is the Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU. This is an entry-level graphics card and it does well if you have to play games or do something graphically intensive.
The processor that handles everything in this laptop is an Intel Core i5 processor. This Intel Core i5 8250U processor is an 8th generation processor that comes with a base clocking frequency of 1.60GHz and a maximum clocking frequency of 3.4GHz. It also comes with a smart cache memory of 6MB which is nice.
This i5 processor is a very good one in terms of performance. Being a low voltage processor, it gets a score of 6202 in the CPUMark benchmark test which gives you a good picture of what is processor is capable of. You can run any application you want and this laptop will handle it without any issues whatsoever.
The laptop also allows you to multitask to your heart’s content, thanks to the 8GB of RAM in the memory department. This RAM should be more than enough for most people and is perfectly fine for running Epic EMR and similar applications. For storage, there is a 256GB solid state drive. It gives you enough space and is also a performance enhancer in many ways.
Overall, the Acer Aspire 5 is an excellent budget laptop. For the price, it brings a lot of nice features to the table and you should be fine running Epic EMR on this laptop.
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