Tips for Purchasing a Laptop and/or Desktop Computer


Choosing the Right Laptop for You

The number of options when it comes to buying a laptop is increasing day by day. More and more companies are launching newer and newer laptop models. Whether you’re looking for a laptop for gaming or for your business work, the choices are plenty. Among the many different choices, it can be difficult for the consumer to choose the right one. We would today share with you a few things which you have to consider in order to choose the right laptop.

1. Screen size:

The 1st thing which you have to look into is the screen size. Generally, it tends to vary from 12.5 inches to 15 inches. If you’re looking for a bigger screen, the biggest laptop screen size available is 17.3 inches and the largest desktop monitor size available is 27 inches (released by HP in 2012 as a portable monitor). These days, most laptops support full HD display. This ensures that you’ll be able to easily view the finer details.

2. Your spending budget:

Generally speaking, depending on the budget you’ll be able to get some general specifications templates. A good guide to go by is that if you’re spending at least $ 600, you should look for the following specifications:

• Core i5
• 1920 x 1080 display
• 8 GB RAM
• SSD storage

3. Battery life:

You’ll want a battery that has a life of at least 8 hours. Before purchasing, check the battery specifications. A 6 cell battery will provide you with at least 7 to 8 hours of power. In case you want to upgrade it at a later date, you can opt for the 9 cell battery. In most cases, a 6 cell battery would be able to provide you anywhere from 7 to 8 hours. The battery capacity can indeed degrade over time and therefore, you’ll have to decide whether you want to opt for the 9 cell battery or continue with the 6 cell battery.


4. Touchscreen display:

The touchscreen display can significantly increase the cost of the laptop. However, most of the laptops that offer you touchscreen display also offer you tablet usage, as well as the screen, can be removed. That is why you have to look at the specifications of the display to find out whether it has the dual use or not. If you are looking for a laptop for business purposes, it is not necessary to opt for the touchscreen feature. This would at least slash the cost by 20%.

While choosing a laptop, these are the main specifications which you need to look at. Once you look into the specifications, it will become much easier to choose a laptop specific to your needs.


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