A laptop is a portable computer that is used for different purposes. From research to watching movies, listening to music, drawing pictures, programming, graphics design, video editing, animation, gaming, etc. everything can be performed through a laptop. That means this device is needed to do almost everything in real life. Therefore, before buying a new laptop, there are some facts to keep in mind. At the beginning of buying a laptop, you have to think about exactly which laptop you should buy. Only if you want to buy a laptop just for show, you can buy a stylish laptop of any brand from the market. Here are the things to keep in mind when buying a laptop:
Model or Brand:
You need to know which brand of laptop is better for you. If you want to buy a good laptop for programming, you can take advice from programmers. If you want to know which laptop is best for freelancing, get advice from freelancers. And if you want to know which laptop would be better for working with graphics, then ask graphics designers. Because they are constantly using laptops for working in their profession. They can easily suggest to you which laptop you should buy.
Before buying, you must choose the perfect display size for your laptop from the following categories:
The thinnest and lightest systems have 11 to 12-inch screens that typically weigh 2.5 to 3.5 pounds. These laptops can be easily carried everywhere.
Laptops having displays of 13 to 14 inch provides the best balance of transportability and convenience, particularly those weighing under 4 pounds.
15-inch laptops are the most popular those generally weigh 4 to 5.5 pounds. If you want a laptop with a larger screen and don’t need to carry it around often, then you can select it.
Laptops with 16-inch screens are not so available but Apple’s MacBook Pro can start that trend.
If your laptop stays on your desk all the time, then a 17 or 18-inch display can provide you with that kind of powerful processor. You can play high-end games or do workstation-level productivity with that laptop.
If the main fact when buying your laptop is carrying, then it would be better to buy a notebook laptop. You need to look at the weight when buying a notebook. It is best to buy laptops that are marked as Ultrabooks. Because it tends to be as thin as light. However, the Ultrabook is not available at a medium price of 35 to 40 thousand rupees.
If you buy a laptop for any work, you may always have to look at the screen. So, you should buy a laptop with a screen that matches the eyes without damaging the eyes. The important thing on the screen is the resolution.
In this case, the laptop screen of 1920*1080 pixels is considered to be suitable for all tasks. And before buying, you must turn on the laptop to know whether the screen of the laptop is LED or LCD, whether there is any negativity or not, to check the contrast, etc.
Once the laptop is selected, you have to check the processor. AMD and Intel are very popular in the current marketplace because both brands are good. However, Intel’s Core I series processors are running more in the market now. Because almost everything can be done with these processors.
However, it is better to buy laptops with the Core i7 processor because it can be used for all purposes and has a very good service. If the budget is in the middle, you can buy a laptop with a Core i5 or Core i3 processor.
The laptop’s processor is the major driving force of the device. It is generally made up of two companies- 1. Intel and 2. AMD. Intel is in Asia and AMD processors run more in Europe. The word generation is not really a distinct word. Generation is increased every time the processor is updated. The processor that Intel makes every year reveals how advanced the technology is, how small it is, how small the transistors are, how fast and how much more efficient they are, how much less power these will cost.
Currently, Intel’s Core i3, i5, i7- these 3 processors are the most popular. Intel changes generation by just updating clock speed, cache memory, power consumption, etc. So, stop worrying about the generation.
If you want to use Linux based operating system then Intel’s processor is right for you. When using ink Linux based operating system, you must make sure that the hardware is not only for Windows. So, before buying a laptop learn details from the Internet or the store to know what operating system can be used.
Hard Disk Drive:
You don’t need to have more GB (Gigabytes) of the hard drive on your laptop to work fast. If you want to save more data, then you can take more GB hard disk as needed.
However, to work super-fast, it is very important to have an SSD of 80-120 GB on the laptop. Because currently, those who are buying laptops or desktops are using an SSD only for Windows programs. Because SSD helps to work super-fast compared to hard disk. If your budget is high, you can buy a laptop with HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD (Solid State Drive).
Laptop RAMs of different brands of different companies are available in the market such as DDR-3 and DDR-4 1300 MHz to 2400 MHz bus speed RAM which are better than the others. However, you should take a minimum of 1300 MHz DDR-3 RAM, then almost everything can be done.
Remember you must buy a laptop with a minimum of 4 GB 1300 MHz or more RAM if you want to run the laptop at super-fast and good performance speed.
Keyboard & touchpad:
You should choose the type of keyboard with that you are comfortable as a user. Also, check if the touchpad design is right for you. There are a few things to look for when buying a laptop keyboard. For example, whether the keyboard has a backlight, whether it is waterproof, comfortable, whether the buttons of the laptop can be seen even in the dark, etc. However, lights are provided on the keyboard of medium-priced laptops.
There are many who have no idea about graphics. For example, graphics work includes video editing, 3D graphics, heavy games, AutoCAD, Adobe series program work, etc. All you need is a graphics card with a minimum of Core i5 and 8 GB of RAM. For example, you can get a laptop with Nvidia GTX 1050 to 1080 (higher price) or a more modern graphics card. However, listening to music, watching movies, surfing the internet, reading books do not require a very good quality or very expensive laptop. Dual-core or Core i3 processor and 4 GB RAM will be enough.
If playing games or doing heavy work such as image processing or statistical research is a must, then it is a good idea to buy a laptop with a minimum core i7 processor and 2400 MHz 16 GB RAM and graphics card. For example, Asus’s gaming laptop ROG Streaks Scar Edition, Asus ROG Geforce, is one of the best gaming or high-configuration laptops.
You should buy a laptop battery by looking at the rating given on the battery of each laptop. Normally any laptop currently has a charge capacity of 6-8 hours, but batteries with 44 watts or 50 watts written on them can save charge for a longer period of time. Currently, more battery technology is constantly being developed.
The official documentary of the laptop should be watched to be sure about its backup time. It can vary according to the generation and requirement. However, laptops with 6 to 8 hours of backup are also better.
Laptops need WiFi and Bluetooth to make wireless connections. If your laptop has a low Wi-Fi adapter capacity, the laptop may hang due to low speed while running the net.
Therefore, before buying a laptop, you need to know if there is WiFi with a dual-band adapter. Then you can run the wireless network safely. And in the case of good quality Bluetooth, Bluetooth 4.0 is more reliable in the market now. So, you should buy a laptop with Bluetooth 4.0.
USB Port & SD Card Slot:
USB 2.0 transfers much faster data from the laptop’s USB 3.0 port. That’s why you should know if the laptop ports are USB 3.0. Of course, most laptops now have USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.
Many times, it is also necessary to insert the SD card into the laptop. So, you can check if there is an SD card slot with the laptop.
If all else fits your budget, you can buy the most convenient laptop though in most cases, good quality laptops may not match the budget.
I hope you have got a basic knowledge of choosing a good quality laptop as your requirements. So, from now don’t be confused in case of buying a laptop.
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