Are you buying a new laptop? If yes, this is a must read guide for you.
Yes, the world is marching towards technical evolution with the speed of light. Same is in the computer world. Previously there were only few options available for laptops, but now buying a laptop is now not that simple. Not the cost but the abundance of factors makes it tough. Often users ask which is the best laptop to buy. In this world of specialization where everyone has his own preferences and choices, a single laptop cannot fit everyone. Often users are in a dilemma for choosing a laptop.
In this post, we will share some of the crucial things, which you have to check before purchasing a new laptop. These Laptop Buying tips will definitely help you to purchase a best laptop for your day-to-day use.
Before buying a laptop, make sure that for what purpose you are going to buy a new laptop. The laptop you buy should fulfill your purpose rather than need. Anyone will always need a laptop with all higher end specifications. The purpose will help you identify the exact specifications for your laptop and would optimize your budget.
Identify your budget:
Remember that laptops are available for every budget you choose. Starting from 250$ you can buy a decent laptop. After you have identified your purpose sticking to your budget will help you to spend less and avoid adding needless features for your laptop.
Random Access Memory (RAM) is a temporary memory where your applications are stored. RAM decides how fast your laptop can work and handle multiple applications. That’s why it’s useful to have more RAM if you want to keep multiple tasks going at the same time, and to be able to jump between these tasks quickly. But often people end up spending more on RAM. If you don’t require so much of multitasking 4GB of RAM is enough. If your requirements are more you can go for 8GB of RAM. Often people buy 16GB of RAM, which is needless. RAM not only costs you more money but your battery consumption also increases which reduces your battery life.
Brand of laptop matters a lot. Laptop is a thing, which you would like to use for at least 3 years. Trusted brands like Dell, HP, Apple, ASUS offer good quality laptops and also have genuine warranty which will prevent you from spending extra when there is damage to your laptop. In addition, various brands have different warranties. Look at the warranty when you buy your laptop. You will need it in the future.
Processor is the heart of your laptop. The basic way to understand a processor is the number of cores and the speed (in GHz). The speed of the processor will tell you how fast it can process data and the number of cores will help you in multitasking. For medium performance, you can go for Intel i3 or i5 Core processor. If your performance requirements are high, you can buy Intel Core i7. Although the cost of i7 is high, you’ll be extremely happy with the performance. For mid performance requirements dual core processor is enough, don’t spend on quad core processors. You must consider low voltage processors if you spend long time away from office. Your performance may sacrifice to a little of extent, but extra battery life will always be vital.
Very often people end up buying a hard disk with greater storage. They miss out on the rpm (rotations per minute) of the hard drive. Generally, hard disks, which have higher storage and are cheap have slower rpm. Slower rpm means slower access and transfer of data. You should look at the rpm of hard drive before buying it. If you can afford less storage but higher speed, Solid State Drive (SSD) is the best option for you. Solid-state drives are a little costly but they consume less power and they are superfast.
The size and quality of screen matters. It is advisable to go for 14-inch screen. It makes your laptop light weight and you can carry it easily wherever you want. Lesser the screen size the less your laptop will weigh. Look for screen with anti-glare coating. It will avoid reflections and would prevent your eyes from getting strained. Almost all screens now have better viewing options, so don’t spend too much on HD screens unless needed.
These were some points, which are to be considered before buying a new laptop. The Laptop is a delicate but highly portable computer, so choosing a perfect laptop for your usage needs is a tedious task for some of you. Nevertheless, these are the proven and best things to consider before buying a new laptop. I hope you liked these Laptop Buying tips.
This is a Guest Post for Mighty Shouts by Swaraj Nandedkar from TechLila.com.
CEO and Founder at Mighty Shouts.