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Laptop Buy Guide For Individuals And Laymen
Laptops are easy to carry, portable, battery operated, high storage computing device used for professional or
personal use. They come with a LCD/LED build in high resolution monitor for display. Laptop also uses inbuilt
hard disks to store huge chunk of data of the user. Built-in keyboard and mouse help to type information and
maneuver pointer. While many take laptop along to carry out official tasks, many others use them to access
social media, perform online audio/visual chat, surf the internet, to make an online purchase and for accessing
Modern day laptops provide USB jacks for external hardware support such as external mouse, keyboard,
speakers, removable drives, webcams and also supports external dvd players. Most laptops come with a
preloaded operating system such as Windows-X, Linux, Ubuntu or Mac and browsers like internet explorer,
chrome or firefox. Many brand manufacturers like HP, Acer and Dell compete with each others to sell laptops of
different size and features.
Here are list of quick buying steps that a user must consider while purchasing a new laptop:
Decide on the operating system to install : Windows and Mac systems are good for working with software
applications and high end graphics. Linux and Ubuntu are relatively inexpensive operating system with an open
source code, more suitable for programmers and application developers. Chrome OS are for those who make
use of their laptop as a source of entertainment. They help user to surf web, check email, navigate social media
and chat using a simple chrome browser. They are highly portable and offer good battery life.
Choose the size and the type of laptop : Even though the most popular size is 15 inch, laptop size range
between 11 to 18 inches. While 11 inch laptop are one of the thinnest that typically weigh between 2.5 to 3.5
pounds, the 18 inch laptop are often used for standalone desktop use and for playing graphic intensive games.
While the most ancient laptop models were flip open one piece systems, most modern day convertible laptop
provide 360o screen rotation. Detachable laptop allow the user to separate monitor and the keyboard by
unlocking the hinges.
Check for keyboard and touchpad : Buy keyboard with sturdy and soft keys and touchpad that doesn’t jump
Get the right specs : For the laptop to function efficiently, it is important to buy processors, memory and
storage that suits its purpose.
❖ Processor: Intel i5 processor provides good combination of price and performance, whereas i7
is good for graphic intensive applications. AMD-E and intel celeron are budgeted laptop that provides
just enough performance for doing routine tasks.
❖ Memory & Secondary storage: RAM between 2 to 8gb are good for loading applications.
Secondary storage or hard disk are used to store all the files, data, music and movies they come with
storage capacity between 500gb and up to 1tb. SSD or solid state drives are an high speed alternative
to hard disks that also comes with huge disk space. Users could also buy an external usb connected
removable hard disks for extra storage.
❖ Display: More the pixels, more the content on-screen, and fine picture quality. Most laptops have
a resolution of 1366 x 768, 1600 x 900 or 1920 x 1080. Some higher-end laptops have screens that are
2560 x 1600, 3200 x 1800 or even 3840 x 2160, which all look sharp but consume more power, and
lowers the battery life.
❖ DVD/Blu-ray Drives: Some laptops come with optical drives, because all software and movies
are downloadable. User could also connect an external drive through USB.
Battery Life: While purchasing a laptop user must not compromise the battery life. It must be able to run on
battery power for between six to eight hours. Time duration of battery is dependent on its capacity (mAH),
what's being done on the laptop, and the age of the battery.
Laptop are meant to serve its user for the duration between five to seven years. However, at times due to
prolonged usage and wear and tear, they need servicing. Sometimes the software corruption or virus attack
also adversely affects the laptop. Laptop Repair Ealing, have able set of professionals who figures out the
exact problem and takes necessary remedial measures to make it work again.