Are you interested in knowing some tips in which you can get the best laptop?
Below are important tips you need to know when buying a new laptop.
- Picking an operating system
Most laptops come with one of the three following operating systems which are as follows, Windows, Chrome OS or MacOS (MacBooks only). The most flexible operating system is the Microsoft window and it runs on most laptop models than Chrome OS or Mac OS X. Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft Windows, provides a number of improvements over Windows 7 and 8. Windows 10 laptops are great for students, researchers, business owners, and gamers.
Google Chrome OS is simple and secure but more limited than Windows or macOS.
- Choosing the right size
Laptops are categorized by their display sizes which are;
- 11 to 12 inches
- 13 to 14 inches
- 15 to 16 inches
- 17 to 18 inches
13 to 14 inches provides the best balance of portability and usability. 15 to 16 inches is the most popular size.
- The keyboard or touchpad
If you plan to do more work on your computer, make sure the keyboard offers solid touchable feedback, the distance the key goes down when pressed is 1 to 2mm and there is enough space between the keys.
- Picking your specifications
Always keep an eye on the following key components of a laptop;
- The storage device (hard drive)
- Touch screen
- Graphics chip
- USB ports
- DVD/Blu-ray drives
- Take note of the battery life
Always read online reviews concerning the battery life of the laptop you intend to purchase.
- Always plan based on your budget
You can get a usable laptop for under $200 (N72,000) but if you can budget more, you will get a system with better build quality, stronger performance, and a better display.
- Always be mindful of the brand
Your laptop is only as good as the company that stands behind it. Accurate and timely technical support is very important. Make sure the company’s technical support team assists you when you make an inquiry.