Things to consider when buying a new laptop
Buying a new laptop breeds a lot of confusion as there are virtually lots of laptops to choose from despite your price category. Moreover, there is no single best laptop as we all have different preferences.
So when we’re asked by people, which laptop or laptop brand is the best, we don’t give them a direct answer. It’s better to give them a list. A set of models that everyone should consider before looking to buy a new laptop.
RAM( RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY)
In the past, one may not need a lot of RAM to get the best performance of his out of his system
However, in our present age, if you’re a decent addict, you might need to go for higher RAMS such as 8GB or probably, 16GB to get a fair performance from your laptop. If you’re a gamer, you should be considering a 32GB laptop if you want to get the best user experience.
These days, you’ll probably want to think about 8GB as a minimum. If you’re a power-user, 16GB is the way to go. Meanwhile, gamers should look at dialing things upwards all the way to 32GB if they want the best experience.
More RAM allows for more applications to be run at the same time, and for more data to be quickly accessible by the system at any one time, which comes in handy for tasks such as editing photos or video content.
The average battery performance of a laptop varies from 4 to 6 hours depending on your usage. The size of your battery does not necessarily matter. There are lots of things to consider actually, which includes screen resolution or brightness, the numbers of applications you’re running in the background at the same time, how long are you connected to your internet or blue tooth per us. The operating system a laptop runs on can also play a major role in determining battery life.
If you play a lot of graphic-intensive games, stream lots of videos online, then you might not get a long-lasting battery as stipulated by the manufacturer quoted. You may want to get a higher specification to enjoy your laptop.
The best thing to do is to consider the rating of the battery. The larger the figures the longer the battery can last.
Size is a very important factor to consider when buying a laptop because it can not be changed. It is not like the RAM or ROM, it can’t be changed neither can it be upgraded. You’re stuck with whatever size you purchase, hence the need to choose wisely
Depending on what you to do with your laptop, surely, you will want to pick a friendly size.
Laptops sizes most times begin at 11.6-inches up to 17.3 inches. Some brands like HP, Dell, and ASUS tend to offer three display sizes – 13.3-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inches. However, some manufacturing companies do sell laptops that fall outside these sizes including 11.6-inches, 12.5-inches, and 14-inches.
Obviously, if portability is your priority, you’ll want to go for a smaller sized Windows laptop. They tend to be thinner and lighter than their larger counterparts.
It is advisable to choose a laptop with a keyboard that you’re most comfortable with rather than one that packs in every key and will force you to start hunting for keys.
You should go for a keyboard with a comfortable layout with full-sized keys and some space around the arrow keys. The keys should have a sort of ‘snappy responsiveness’ and should be easy on your fingers. When buying a laptop, it is best to get a feel of the keyboard rather than ‘buying blind’.