Despite the rapid rise of the tablet and increasing use of smartphones, laptops still reign supreme when it comes to personal internet use. If you’re on the hunt for a new laptop then we’ve got you covered here, with all the questions you should be asking yourself and the shop assistant before buying.
What type of laptop?
It’s not just your standard laptop that’s available these days. The market has grown so much in recent years that the term laptop is a broad one, so the first step is knowing what kind of laptop you want. There’s the standard versions, then there’s MacBook’s from Apple which are super thin but also super expensive. Convertibles or 2 in 1 let you go from laptop to tablet in no time while Chromebooks are low-cost but have to be permanently connected to the internet in order to store info in the Cloud.
What are you using it for?
If you’re going to be using it mostly from home, then the battery power isn’t a major issue since it can always be charged, but if you’re travelling for work then the battery should be one of the most important factors in your final decision. If you’re a gamer then make sure it’s compatible for the hours and hours of game time you’ll be building up.
The screen matters
Screens that are below 15 inches are perfect for everyday things like checking email and browsing but not so suited to watching Netflix or graphic designing. Over 15 inches is preferable if you want to do a lot of gaming or designing. Finally, you should check the resolution, as it’s essential the screen can process 1080p resolution.
Processor and memory
Intel core processers vary from low range to high range, designed for different functions. In terms of memory most users will need at least 4GB of RAM, and 8GB will definitely cover your needs unless you’re a graphic designer.
Hopefully after reading this article you’re that little bit closer to picking the right laptop for you. Just remember to think about what you’re using it for and what kind of laptop will suit those needs.