4 Important Things To Consider When Buying A Laptop

Laptops are becoming increasingly popular and people are preferring laptops more than the desktop computers. This is because of many reasons. One main reason amongst many is portability, we can take a laptop anywhere we want. There are many other benefits of using a laptop, like there is no need for a UPS as the laptop battery serves the purpose of a UPS.
The components of a laptop are more integrated and compatible, there is less chance of incompatible hardware and conflicting drivers. Not all laptops are made equal. Laptops can be customized to certain modes of use. For example, if you are a hardcore gamer, you will prefer a different laptop than a person who wants to use the laptop in the office. There are a few common considerations that need to be addressed when purchasing a laptop. Let’s discuss some of them.
The first and foremost thing that should be taken into consideration is the price of the laptop. You will need to consider your budget range before selecting the laptop brand. Toshiba laptop is the choice of many people who want a high end budget laptop. Other choices may include Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer. If you want a really light laptop with only the basic functions, you can go for a netbook or if you only want to read an e-book, an ebook reader instead of the laptop will be advised. There are numerous other options like an iPad or smart phones for on the go mobile computing.
Performance is a major factor which should be taken into consideration with care. You will need to determine what is the purpose of buying the laptop, what type of applications will run on the laptop and how much system resources they take. After determining your needs, you may select the best processor, the amount or RAM and hard drive, the graphics card etc. Core i7 is the most recommended processor while Core i3 is a budget processor with good performance.
This is usually ignored by many people while buying a laptop. But in my opinion it is very important to look for as all the ports you need should be present in the laptop. Some laptops include only one USB port. If you need more, you should either think of an external USB hub which should be taken with the laptop all the time or you should consider a laptop with atleast 3 USB ports. If you want to connect a monitor with the laptop, you should consider an HDMI port instead of the standard VGA (if your monitor supports HDMI).
Wireless and External Storage
Nowadays everything is going wireless and it is becoming absolutely necessary to have the wireless components built into the laptop instead of buying separate wireless cards. You should consider a laptop which has wi-fi and bluetooth built-in. Similarly, if the laptop has an option for plugging in external storage like SD cards, it will be an added plus.
These are few things that you will need to consider when buying a laptop. I hope this has been useful for you and will help you when you buy your next laptop. If you are considering other thing when buying a laptop, what are those?





2 responses to “4 Important Things To Consider When Buying A Laptop”

  1. razibu

    eSata is for harddrive not for monitor! Who has written such a crap paper?

    1. Sanix

      @razibu: Oops. I was writing about HDMI but mistakenly wrote eSATA. Thanks for the correction. I have edited the article.