Practical Tips For Buying Your New Laptop

 

 

My first experience at buying a laptop came with a whole stream of thoughts: what make or producer would I choose? Which processor should I go for? What Operating system do I want? I was sure I needed an expert’s guide. Even after years of working with laptops and helping people make their decisions on the choice of their laptops, I still have to take time to make fine comparisons and judgments from a wide range of choices available. I figure you have similar thoughts and questions if you are planning to get a laptop anytime soon, whether it is your first buy or not. Quite a number of laptop technologies that have hit the market this past few years. There is the Intel Duo Processor, the SLI, Dual Graphics and so on. If you are a first-time laptop buyer, you will have to be familiar with the techno jargon of laptops and notebook computers. You will get familiar with them in this article. Don’t worry, we’ll get the dreadsome bore up from you, it will be fun.

 

Let’s get to it:

 

The first thing you need do is decide what exactly you want from the laptop you want to buy. All the improved technologies out there should not overwhelm you. The different advances are for different purposes and consequently for the different people who needs those functions. So your first goal is to find which was made for your specific need. This means you would have to answer these questions: Why do I want a laptop? What functions or tasks do I want the laptop to perform for me? If your answers borders round using your laptop for simple emailing and web browsing, then you can choose a laptop made about 5years back. It would do the jobs you want it to and nicely so. You would even save a great deal of bucks to be used for other needs. Your answer could also be to have a portable lightweight laptop that would easily fit into your office bag when you go for business trips and office meetings.

 

You may just simply need a student notebook computer to make notes in classes. Or a desktop computer that would just sit in your home and not be moved around. Depending on your answer, there are laptops that fit your specific needs, this is what you should go for. If you are like me who do lots of web designs or some other heavy jobs, you’ll need lots of RAM. If you also like to watch movies and would be transferring and receiving files, you’ll need a DVD Multi Drive. High quality graphics and sound and a wide screen are some of the things you’ll also want to consider.

 

Let’s get to specific functions:

 


 

RAM

 

The RAM (Random Access Memory) of your computer is similar to the site of a physical land you possess. It is perhaps the most important factor you would have to consider when you want to buy your laptop. The RAM determines the speed of your computer. How fast your computer will process your tasks is dependent on the size of its RAM. There are now laptops pre-loaded with 1gig RAM and can be upgraded to up to 4gig RAM or more. You don’t need this large RAM if you are not gaming or handling large videos files. But your system will run faster by it. It is advisable to get laptops with upgradable RAM so you can have space to include new applications that you see fit.

 

Dual Core Processor

 

The heart of your computer is its CPU (Computer Processing Unit). There is the Intel Centrino Duo and the Athlon (TM) 64 X2 Dual Core processor. Either one is a fine choice for a Dual Core Processing Unit.

 

Hard Drive

 

Your hard drive is your storage space. It is the destination site for your stored files. There are laptops with as much as 100gig storage space. If you don’t need that much space, you can go for less huge ones. That would save you some cash, you know. Laptop experts choose SATA hard drive. It has a high 5400 or 7200 RPM.

 

Laptop sizes

 

A tablet PC is the size of a notepad or a paper tablet. It is less than 3pounds in weight. The Ultra portable 13`` by 11`` or greater is about 7pounds or more.

 

Price

 

You can get a laptop ranging from $1000 to $500. There are high quality gaming laptops by Alienware and Rock that are around $300-400 grand.

 

Warranties

 

If you are going for an expensive laptop, you should factor in the extended warranty period. If you are going for cheaper ones, you should also take note of the warranty period you have on it.

 

 

Search The Internet For Information

 

You should use the internet to gather and compare information on prices and product reviews of different laptop brands by other users. You can even make your purchase online. If you find one that meets all the qualities you require including a good price. Put pen to paper and make a list of the features you require in your laptop. Something like this:

 

Intel Duo

 

1 Gig RAM

 

100Gig Hard Drive

 

15Inch Screen

 

4-5Hours Battery Life

 

Burn/Write DVDs.

 

Try It Out

 

Don’t be afraid to get a good feel of the laptop you’ve chosen before you actually make your purchase. Check the LCD display screen when you power it. If you find white spots (pixels) on it, it’s a sign of a dead pixel. To be sure, search for the ‘Dead Pixel Buddy’ software program on your laptop and run it. Take a DVD along to sample the sound and graphics. Open a program or two to check the speed of your laptop. Once you follow all of these guides and are satisfied with all you see, you can go ahead and make your purchase. Making the right choice of laptop for you should be stress less and even fun now that you have these tips.



A tablet PC is the size of a notepad or a paper tablet. It is less than 3pounds in weight

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The heart of your computer is its CPU (Computer Processing Unit). There is the Intel Centrino Duo and the Athlon (TM) 64 X2 Dual Core processor. Either one is a fine choice for a Dual Core Processing Unit.

Your hard drive is your storage space. It is the destination site for your stored files. There are laptops with as much as 100gig storage space. If you don't need that much space, you can go for less huge ones.

The RAM determines the speed of your computer. How fast your computer will process your tasks is dependent on the size of its RAM. There are now laptops pre-loaded with 1gig RAM and can be upgraded.

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