buying a laptop

Beginners Guide To Buying A Laptop

Have you decided to buy a new laptop? Well, don’t just go out there without knowing what you should expect. This article will guide you through to the best features you should expect from any laptop. Your task is only to take your time and go through it. And here are the considerations you need to ensure you choose and buy the best laptop in the market today.

Size

You always have the option of choosing between all those brands available. But more specifically you need to check on the screen size. It helps you chose a laptop that is more portable. 11-12inches are the lightest ones and weigh fewer pounds. The common ones usually have a screen size of 15inches. If you prefer letting your laptop stay on your table, then go for those with 17-18inches.

Screen Resolution

In most cases, if you have eye problems, then buying certain laptops can cause you more problems. There are those with touchscreens which may be good if you don’t like the ones with the keyboards. If you are going to run so many programs, then it’s good to look for a screen with a full HD resolution of 1920*1080-pixel.

CPU

laptopThis is the engine of the computer and it ensures that all the programs you open run smoothly without any problems. Picking on the wrong one will cause you functionality problems. If you are going to engage your laptop in some simple tasks, look for one with a dual-core processor. Intel Pentium/Celeron and Intel Xeon may do the work but will not be that effective. But if you are determined to work on some task like video editing, watching gaming and other heavy tasks, then think of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7. They will do all the work without hustle.

RAM

Laptops need to gather information from the other sources to use them effectively. In most cases when we want to watch videos from DVD or any other external media source, it’s the RAM that will gets the job done. Ram enables one to run programs simultaneously. Any windows laptop with a RAM of 4 GB and above is perfectly good for you. What you also need to know is that if you have 8 GB ram, your laptop battery will drain faster rendering you powerless. If you will be doing heavy tasks and you do not care about the battery life, buy a laptop with 8GB RAM.

Storage

As you consider all those factors, you also need to check on the capacity of the storage capacity of your laptop. Hard disk drives (HDD) were known to be the best storage device. They have a low price and can be able to process all the large files without any difficulty. Their problem is that they make a lot of noise and use much of your power. You still have another option, solid state drives (SSD) which are also very fast and minimizes the power usage. Or if you need something tangible and valuable, then ensure it has a ROM of 500SSD or higher.

Connectivity

Your laptop will not stand on its own, in most cases, you will be seeking to connect it either to an external speaker, smartphone, projector or any other thing. So your concern should be if it has all these capabilities. Check for the USB ports (3 ports isn’t bad), SD-card slot, HDMI, VGA ports, Ethernet port. Check if it has a microphone and a camera. You do not need to struggle, just talk to someone and ask them to help you determine if the features highlighted here are available in the laptop you plan to purchase. Enjoy your shopping