Tips for Buying a Laptop
What laptop should I get? How should I decide? Taking the time to do a little bit of research might sound tedious but it's usually worth it.
Which laptop should I get?
This isn’t always a question with a clear and obvious answer. No matter your price category, there are simply too many different types of laptops to choose from. More to the point, there is no single best laptop because there is no single kind of user. Period.
Everyone wants something different. Some people care more about specs. Others care more about screens. You might care more about having a laptop that looks good than having one that can run graphically demanding games. You might not. So when people ask us which laptop or laptop brand is the best, we don't give them an easy answer.
Instead, we give them a list. A set of criteria that everyone should give some consideration towards before splurging on a new device. Ultimately, it's your money.
- Depending on what you plan to be doing with your next laptop, you’ll want to make sure you pick the size that’s the right fit for you. Size isn’t like the RAM or ROM of a laptop, you can’t upgrade it later. You’re locked into whatever form-factor you select up-front, so choose wisely.
- Since you’ll probably end up staring at your laptop screen hours at a time, you’ll probably want to make sure it's as painless as possible to do so. For this, you'll need a screen that is comfortable to look at and feels natural to use.
- For long typing sessions, you’ll need to get a laptop that has a comfortable keyboard. You don’t want to get a keyboard that packs in every key under the sun (think keyboards that have squished in number pads) because that can translate to a poor overall user experience when hunting for specifics like the arrow or delete keys. Ideally, you want a keyboard that has a comfortable layout with full-sized keys and some space around the arrow keys. The keys should have adequate travel on the downstroke and snappy responsiveness when you let them go.
Now for Technicals Specifications, check the video below: