Buying a laptop is a frustrating experience but luckily there are blogs like this one available as a resource to help you pick the perfect laptop.
There are many things to consider when buying a laptop. There are a wide variety of sizes, features and prices, which makes choosing the
right laptop a challenge. That’s why you need to figure out your needs.
Consider these following tips before you make a choice.
1. What is the laptop going to be used for?
All-Purpose: These laptops can do a little bit of everything but do not expect the smoothest performance.
Business/Productivity: For people, whose main usages are editing text, manipulating spreadsheets and creating presentations. So you’ll want
a laptop with a good keyboard, durable design and sharp screen.
Gaming: These laptops are usually very costly ($1000+) and require a good CPU, GPU, sharp screen and good speakers.
Creative Professional: If you edit video, photos or illustrations for a living, you need a laptop with a powerful processor, discrete graphics,
a Solid State Drive (SSD) and a large and high-res display (full HD or higher).
2. Choose the Right Size
The size of the laptop is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a laptop.
Pros: Can fit comfortably in bags and tend to be very light weight.
Cons: Specs tend to be very limited and the small keyboard, mouse and screen typically are uncomfortable for most users.
Pros: Tend to be balanced in specs, usability and portability.
Pros: Usually the best bang for your buck. If you are willing to spend some money, you can get a powerful laptop with an excellent screen,
keyboard and mouse.
Cons: Not recommended for travel as they can be heavy and are not ideal for small spaces such as some university/college desks.
Pros: Big screen and specs excellent for media and gaming. Can provide you with workstation-level processing power.
Cons: Usually lack portability and are only suitable to stay stationary.
3. Does the keyboard and mouse fit your style?
No one wants to invest in a laptop with the best specs and best screen if it is uncomfortable and difficult to use. Test to see if the keyboard
has a nice mechanical feel and enough space between its keys. Also test to see if the touchpad operates smoothly. Test out the mouse
gestures if it is a windows 8 computer. If you cannot physically test out a laptop that interests you read multiple reviews.
4. Know Your Specs
Things to consider when buying a laptop include the CPU, RAM, Hard Drive/SSD, Flash Cache, Display, Touch Screen, Graphics Chip and
5. How Important is the Battery Life?
When considering the battery life first think about how important is battery life? Well are you going to be traveling a lot, is a power socket
going to be available most places you travel? These things should play an important factor in deciding how much battery life matters.
6. Check the Brand out
Research into the brand of the laptop you are going to buy. Check its customer support ranking and its overall product rating. Apple and
Lenovo usually are number 1 in those categories.
7. Which OS do you Prefer?
This one is up to you? Its personal preference but make sure you also do a little research. Possible options include Chrome OS, Apple OS,
Linux Distros and Windows 7/8.