Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide

Many people may find that buying a laptop is a very harrowing task. Difficult part is not buying one, but deciding on type of model or drives to be included or other hardware needs. With many choices, one is more confused as to which one is the best and suited for their working environment. Generally searching a favorite website or reading reviews of different laptops will help, but decision to buy a laptop must be taken only after studying current trends in the market and you requirements.

Having a clear idea about how much finance you are allotting to buy a laptop is a good buyer’s character. You need not buy a laptop with many features just because you can afford it. If you are just making use of basic applications like word, Skype, Excel, Firefox or Internet Explorer, then you don’t need to buy a laptop with high end technology or configuration. Performance is very important than features, so get the best performing laptop rather than the one that has many features.

Size of laptop screens range from 10” to 18.4”. Price may increase as one goes for larger screens. So, decide on this issue depending on the computational needs of your laptop. Say for example you want to watch high quality movies downloaded from internet on your laptop, then a wide screen will be good option to choose from.

Next factor is processor performance. An efficient CPU that can run on low voltages is  most preferred after introduction of notebooks. Netbooks with Intel’s Atom is a hit with many people. Buy a laptop with a processor from Intel, because it has released a new processor that consumes even lesser power.

If you are in need of a highly efficient processor, then you can opt for Dual processor from Intel. Versions Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 are most sought after processor chips for high end computing. Having integrated graphics with Nvidia is a good choice. When buying a laptop with custom configuration, it is better to have a clear cut idea about media, processor, graphics and companies that are offering good quality materials coupled with high performance, without taking much of battery life.

Last but not the least, make sure you have a HDMI port for your laptop. You can connect laptop to your High Definition TV for viewing a High Definition Video that cannot fit into your laptop’s screen. Other hard drives like Blu-ray drive can be an added advantage. Wi-Fi connection is a definite feature with many laptop models. This provides for a fast way to get connected or just having a 802.11b/g is also enough. Internet access is very important nowadays, hence make sure you have broadband connectivity functionality, if it is not Wi-Fi enabled. New trend is to have 802.11n Wi-Fi for connectivity needs.

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