Laptop buying guide: how to buy a laptop
LAPTOP BUYING GUIDE, HOW TO BUY A LAPTOP
Why do you want to buy a Laptop?The first step is to ask yourself why do you need a laptop? Is it for normal use like Movie watching, web surfing, for social media or you want to buy a laptop for heavy usage like school projects, Video editing/Photo editing, Gaming,Choose first why do you want to buy a Laptop.
Desktop Computer or Laptop?The first point to consider is the lifespan, The lifespan of the Desktop is a more than a laptop.All the configuration of a laptop will be found on the desktop computer at the lower price.and on the other side, The laptop has a Longer battery back up(7- 10 Hrs) and the laptop is portable we can carry the laptop anywhere. (This one is the main plus point in a laptop)Performance of the desktop is higher than the laptop if you configure it well.
Choose right processorThere are many types of processors that are made by Giant companies like AMD and Intel.So which processor do you want to go with it depends on your budget.If your budget is lower than the 20K INR and you want to buy a laptop than you can go with AMD Processors.AMD processors are powerful in the lowest budget.If you have a budget of 25K and above then I recommend go with only Intel processors there is no meaning if you have a budget and still want to go with AMD processor.Now the intel is developing different kind of processors like a Pentium 4, Dual core, Core 2 Duo, Intel core I3, Intel Core i5. Intel core I7Intel has created different processors for different Tasks. at very first Core 2 Duo processor came & then quad core came and now the entry level of a processor is Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7 came.
What is Intel Cores?Intel core i3 has 2 core.let me give you one example so you can understand well,We have one mouth and have lots of pizza to eat. so We can eat as much as chew with an only one mouth. now suppose what if we have 2 mouths??Exactly, we can eat double pizza with two mouths, same in computer processing if the processor has a dual core than it has a dual mouth. So they can process faster than one core.So Intel Core I3 has 2 cores.Intel Core i5 has nearby 4 cores.Intel Core i7 has 5 to 8 cores.If your usage is normal like you want to browse the internet, play some good movies in your laptop then go with Intel core I3.If you have some kind of heavy usages like App development, School projects, Video editing, and you want to work with some heavy application like Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Android studio you have to go with Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7.
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How to choose RAM?RAM stands for random access memory. RAM is short-term memory.Processor process the data we want to access but RAM stores that data.Suppose you open the chrome browser to surfing the internet. The data of chrome will store in the RAM processor process that data and gives you a result.
Highest RAM size = Better MultitaskingBut do remember if you run 8 GB RAM in Core I3 processor than it is worthless.If you buy Core I3 than 4 GB RAM is enough for that.8GB RAM or 16 GB RAM suitable with Core i5 and Core i7 Processor.I recommend go with 8 GB RAM if you have somewhat heavy usage. However, you will extend this RAM size In future if you want.
RAM has Various type of generation like:
How to choose Hard Disk Drive(HDD)There are 2 types of Hard Drive
- HDD(Hard Disk Drive)
- SSD(Solid State Drive)
HDD vs SSD:
|Stands for Hard disk drive||Stands for Solid State Drive|
|More Memory||Less Memory|
|Less Expensive than the SSD||Expensive|
|Read/Write Speed Slow||Read/Write Speed Fast|
Software SIde:There are many OS available in the market like Windows, Linux, DOSWindows Operating System is paid OS by Microsoft. Preinstalled Windows laptops are a bit expensive than other laptops.Linux and DOS are Open source Operating systems which are free. You will save 5k to 6k INR if you go with Linux and DOS.Everybody buy a laptop with this free OS and then they are install pirates version of Windows. This is an illegal process, I do not recommend this kind of activities.
Display resolution:Everybody knows what is display resolution.720P means a half resolution, 1080 is a full HD resolution.
Note: If you go with full HD laptop make sure laptop has minimum 1 Gb graphics card.Now everything you know about the laptop but still, there is a question about Brand.
Which Brand is best for Laptops:If you read this article step by step then you already know about which type of laptop you want.Now check that type of laptop in different brands.you notice that some laptop has a high price for the same configuration but think twice before you buy. ask yourself is this brand provides proper customer support?go with that brand which provides best customer support.Here are some popular brands that I love. 🙂
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You should check CPU, RAM, Screen, Storage Capacity.
- Take at least core i5 CPU
- Before the 4 GB RAM is enough but right now by looking at large applications you need to go with 8GB RAM
- You should go with HD resolution.HD resolution is 1920 × 1080
- Go with ssd storage which has at least 256GB capacity and combine it with 1 TB HDD.
- Bonus check battery too. bigger battery is the best.
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