When choosing a laptop there are many things you look at before committing to a purchase. This could include the make of the laptop, be it Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Asus, or iBall. Your purchase could also be influenced by your profession and the price tag. But, before you step into the billing aisle, take a moment to consider the purpose of buying your laptop. A laptop is something highly personal and your decision to buy one should be based predominantly on its ability to meet your needs be it gaming, video editing, leisure, or office work.
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To get started, here are 6 things to look at before you decide to buy a laptop.
1. Choose the right size
Size is a component that you commit to, unlike a hard drive that you can upgrade or replace. While most laptops start at 11.6 inches they usually stop at 17.3 inches. If you carry your laptop in a backpack then refrain from buying anything larger than 15.6 inches to keep the load easy on your shoulders. If you commute with a small briefcase, perhaps something sleek and light like a notebook laptop would serve you well. Unless you are a gamer who doesnít move about much with his laptop, you will want to find something that is reasonably light in the weight range of 0.5 to 1.5kgs.
2. Make sure the screen quality is superior
If you are a professional, there is a good chance that you will spend hours on your laptop. For this reason, you should invest in a device that comes built with a screen that is comfortable to look at. You can also choose a touchscreen laptop to add more convenience to your usage. However, this may not suit you if you are a photo/video editor. Also look at the resolution of the laptop you choose. A resolution of 1920 X 1080 is the standard Full HD resolution on offer for most models. You can choose to buy a laptop with a 4K display, but that can cost a little more than the standard laptops and may only be suited for you if you work predominantly using your screen as say a designer or programmer. Decide based on your usage and choose from options like Asus, MSI, Dell, and HP.
3. Pay attention to the CPU and RAM available
A good CPU is required to multitask and to run multimedia without glitches on your laptop. The Intel Core Processor and Ryzen Mobile CPUs currently hold precedence in the laptop market and cater to every level of activity. An i-3 processor works well for entry-level jobs and running basic applications. The i-7 processor handles more complex and memory-intensive applications like graphics-heavy games and video/photo editing software. Added to this, the RAM allows more applications to run on your laptop and increases the speed at which you can access data on your system. You should opt for nothing less than 8GB of RAM given todayís media-heavy work culture.
4. Know the type of storage and space capacity
The storage capacity of your device determines how much information you can save on your laptop. You can get laptops that offer you 256GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB of storage space. Additionally, you can choose between a hard drive and an SSD (Solid State Drive). A hard drive is a lot heavier and slower and produces noise and heat while SSDs are faster, lighter and silent. Choose a laptop with an SSD that increases the speed with which you can load programs and run applications. Further, when narrowing down on a laptop, figure out what you will use it for. For normal usage, 256GB should suffice whereas if you work as a designer or professional gamer you may require a machine like an Asus gaming laptop that offers a RAM of 1TB or more.
5. Choose one with a large battery life
The battery life claimed by manufacturers does not apply to real-world usage. This is because controlled environments are used to conduct tests, which may differ from your real circumstances. So, you must look for a battery that is slightly higher than you need for better usage. Pick a laptop that runs on an operating system that promotes battery life like the Chrome OS. If you run memory-intensive programs, multiple applications or graphic-heavy games then you will drain your battery quickly. So, keep your usage patterns in mind when considering the battery.
6. Ensure your laptop has a sturdy frame
When you buy a laptop, you want it to work as a portable device. Such electronics are prone to accidents, damages and can get knocked around easily. Moreover, you need a laptop that can withstand damage from accidental spills, weather or even negligence. So, invest in a laptop that is sturdy and has passed multiple durability tests from the parent company and holds a certification to prove it.
With this information in hand, buy a laptop, be it a Dell laptop, an Asus laptop, a MacBook, or an iBall laptop as per your needs. Check your pre-approved offer today to buy the laptop of your choice via the Bajaj Finserv Network on easy EMIs.
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