Laptops seem to have a never ending demand for some years. With many powerful processors, advanced Operating systems, multi-touch screens and promising battery life, laptops have become a necessary commodity in our day to day life. People usually do mistakes while selecting the best laptop for themselves and later repent after realizing the decreased performance than expected. Some of the laptop companies offer varied free gifts to attract customers hiding the real functionality of the laptop.
Which Processor should you buy?
Selecting the best processor might be the first question for many of you and for the rest not quite as much. If you use the laptop to do light and moderate works, then consider purchasing Core i3 2310M processor. This would be sufficient for works like creating text documents, excel sheets, surfing the web, watching light movies, playing and listening to music.
If you are interested in light games and editing photos and videos then you must consider Core i5 2430M processor with sufficient graphics card. On the other hand, if you are a hardcore gamer and complete geek, then you should opt for Core i7 2670QM processor to match the demanding computing and graphics needs.
Type of Keyboard?
This is the area where most of the people tend to ignore it. But when you are considering buying a laptop which should last for a long time, then a good and easy to maintain keyboard is a must. Most of the dusts attracted by the laptop are accumulated between the keys. You should consider buying a chiclet keyboard which gives a new and refreshing look to the laptop. These are also easy to type and easily cleanable. You must test drive your laptop keyboard before purchasing it.
USB 3.0 is the future in the computing field with a transfer rate of 480MB per second. Make sure your laptop contains atleast one USB 3.0 port to future proof the laptop.
Screen size is a very important factor to decide the overall weight of the laptop. It also shows how portable your machine can be. The bigger screen you select, heavier your laptop gets. If accurate colour representation matters to you then look for RGB LED backlit screen. This type of screens ensures whiter and richer colour experience.
SSD or HDD?
This might be a very difficult topic for you to decide. This decision is solely based on your budget to purchase a laptop. The regular HDD prices are regularly falling each day, hence having a HDD on your machine does not future proof your laptop. On the other hand, SSD are quicker, reliable and at the same time much expensive than HDD. It is now on you to decide which one to opt for.
Weight / Build Quality?
It important to check the overall form factor and durability of the laptop before you buy any. Don’t forget to check the overall weight it carries! It is obvious that your laptop must not be built like a tank, but then it should not be too fragile either. You should look for sturdy chassis which will last till your next laptop upgrade.
Battery life largely depends on the hardware consumption of your laptop. On an average, a laptop ships with 6 cell battery which runs for 2-3 hours under normal usage. However, If you don’t mind spending an extra buck, then opt for a 9 cell or a 12 cell battery which will double the run time.
Do I need Windows?
I would answer this question as: Not really! If you are a Linux fanboy then you would not need Windows OS at all. Opting for Linux or any other open source operating system will decrease the cost of the laptop to a larger extent and the same money can be utilized in upgrading the hardware. Using open source software will surely increase your knowledge about the inside of the Operating system and how it works. But if you want everything cooked and baked before you wake up then opt for Windows.
Now it is up to you to decide which laptop best suits your need. Keep reading Gadgetic World, there are lots of Hot laptops coming your way. Leave me a response below if you liked this article or have something to say about it.