Tips for Choosing a Laptop
Given the amount of laptop models available on the market today it’s easy to assume that choosing what to buy doesn’t have to be very difficult. Unfortunately, the opposite is true especially by the time you start assessing a laptop’s technical specs. But still, you have to be wise enough with your decision to make sure you’re getting the most of your investment. Here are some basic things you need to know in getting a functional laptop.
Weight and Screen Size
If you’re planning to take your laptop with you whenever you travel, which most likely you will, then you’ll need something that’s light enough to easily carry around. Look for a laptop that weighs at least six pounds or less. Anything heavier than that is sure to hurt your shoulder. When it comes to screen size, a 10-inch screen is way too small especially if you’re going to use the laptop for business purposes. There are also 11-inch and a half screens, but a 13-inch screen is already a sweet buy.
Best Buy website offers a fine detail about battery life specs which says “Battery life will vary depending on the product configuration, product model, applications loaded on the product, power management setting of the product, and product features used by the customer.” That being the case, have a power cord with you all the time just in case you need to work on something very important.
For many laptop buyers, checking the processor is deemed the most important. The truth is, most of the processors used today are fine for the average laptop users. Whether you’re just going to check your email and watch videos or work on documents, there’s no need to pay extra for some optional chip that promises incremental speed boost.
Before cloud computing and streaming services were introduced, storage means a whole lot. Laptop models with 4 gigabytes of RAM should be sufficient unless you’re a video editor and need a dozen of applications open at once.