What To Know Before Buying A New Laptop

There are so many choices of laptop computers these days, it's hard to find out which ones are tailor-suited for you.  Peruse through these tips to find the right laptop for you  and your business.

» Screen size and weight:

Laptop screens typically range in size from 9- to 17-inch (about 23- to 43-centimeter) displays. The bigger the display, the heavier your laptop will be. Balance the amount of portability you need against performance to find the right size for you. Larger screens will be harder to travel with and have shorter battery life, but will support better graphics and more power. Smaller screens will be just the opposite


The Central Processing Unit is your computer's brain. The two main CPU providers are Intel and AMD. Intel corners the market in terms of advanced technology, but AMD offers competitive models at lower prices. Dual-core CPUs are more powerful with better support for gaming and graphics, while single-core CPUs are much more cost-effective for people who simply use their computer for basic office and web-browsing functions


Random Access Memory to be used by Business travelers and home users should be between 2 GB and 4 GB. Gamers, graphic artists and other people who work with high-definition videos will benefit from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM. The average student looking for a cost-effective machine for doing homework, e-mailing and web browsing can settle for 1 GB of RAM

» Processor Speed

In the old days, choosing a computer was easy: you bought the one with the fastest processor you could afford. And you knew which processor was fastest (more or less) by its numerical clock-speed rating.
These days it's a lot trickier. Only hard-core techies (and those with the patience to search in Google) know the difference between, say, an AMD A4-3305M and an Intel Core i3-2350M.

And even then, does it really matter? There's a strong argument to be made that processor performance, even in low-cost, entry-level PCs, has reached a level that's good enough for most users -- folks who use their machines mostly for word processing, e-mail, and Web stuff.
Of course, more and more users are turning to tablets for those activities, but that's another topic entirely.
Obviously some people need all the processing power they can get -- though usually that's for graphics-intensive tasks like gaming, video editing, and Photoshop. And that's where you need a desktop with a decent video card or a laptop with decent discrete graphics. Dual-core versus quad-core versus Core-this-or-that is less of a factor.

I suggest the lowest processor speed anyone should go for irrespective of the laptop use should be 1.8GHz (gigahertz). Any speed less than that is considered poor for any laptop

» Use an online Laptop Finder

Many shopping destinations have devices and web indexes to help you pick the correct laptop. Microsoft has a creative program called PC Scout, which strolls novices through the way toward picking a PC, and after that shows a few decisions at the end.Online shopping locales regularly have propelled scan components to assist you search for portable PCs with the correct determinations you need.


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