Things To Consider While Buying A New Laptop

Buying a laptop is far more difficult than it may look. From size to software options to different types of storage, it can be a neck wrecking task. Are you planning to buy something lighter that you can take with you to the class, also powerful enough to handle all your multimedia tasks? Don’t worry, we are here to help you to guide you in the right direction.

  •  Size

If portability is your foremost priority, then you might consider the option of buying a laptop with a smaller screen, as they are designed to be slim and lightweight.  You can go for the option of buying an 11-13 inches ultrabook that weighs around 1- 1.5 Kg.

  • Screen Quality

It is very important to note that you will be using your laptop continuously for hours every day, so make sure that you get a laptop whose screen is comfortable to look at. Many laptops coming out these days are equipped with the touch screen feature which means they are glossy. And glossy screens lead to reflections so it would be better not to go for the touchscreen ones.

Next, look at the resolution. If you want plenty of space lined up and the perfect view, then a 1920* 1080-pixel resolution is the best option to choose.

  • Keyboard Quality

You need a laptop that has a comfortable layout with full-sized keys and also has some space around the arrow keys. Also, make sure that the laptop you buy has a backlit keyboard, so that you can easily see the keys even in a dim light environment.

  • Processor

Intel’s core based CPUs are considered to be the best and most effective one. So, when planning to buy a laptop, think of Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 as your preference. These CPUs are known in the tech world for its high-class performance when it comes tomultitasking and multimedia tasks.  Core i3 is mostly found in entry-level systems, whereas Core i5 are widely used on the mainstream computers.

Core i7 based systems are suitable for those who want to get the best performance from their laptop.  However, it is important to note that heating problems can be a cause for the concern when using Core i7 based system, especially if you plan to use the laptop on your lap a lot of time.

  • Storage

Long gone are the days when hard disk drives were used for storage. Instead of storing information on microchips, HDD’s store information on a spinning metal disk.

While HDDs are inexpensive and better at processing large files, they are also a bit noisy and uses a lot of power.  Nowadays solid state drives are in the trend, as they are faster and use less power. Basically, they are relatively costly than HDDs, but provide better performance and are also more reliable than the HDDs.

The author of Tektost has years of industry experience in writing and creating tech blogs for various online communities. As a tech enthusiast, the author keeps herself updated about tech innovation and converts them into her writing.

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