There are three major aspects one need to consider before buying any laptop.
On several occasions persons will walk into a shopping store physically or online then place an order based on price.
Let’s say you want a laptop and in the store you provided to two brands or models A and B.
If A costs higher than B, people tend to rather negotiate the price of A regardless of specific considerstions.
Could it be that you are one of these type of individuals?
No problem, Tijei has your interests at heart and we outlined three major rules followed when purchasing a laptop.
Read right from number one ..!
3. Don’t buy too much laptop.
Not too many years ago, $1,000 was considered a good price for a boring, run-of-the-mill laptop.
Today, some of the most advanced designs, from the Dell XPS 13 to the HP Spectre sell for less.
Apple is the one computer maker that regularly gets away with charging significantly more (the mainstream MacBook Pro starts at $1,500).
Even gamers can spend less than you might expect. Laptops with Nvidia’s very good GeForce 1050 GPU can be found for $800, although if you’re interested in virtual reality, the cost of entry rises considerably.
2. Travel light.
The first question I have when someone asks, “What kind of laptop should I buy?” is this:
How many days per week do you plan on carrying your laptop around with you?
Daily or near-daily commutes mean you want something with a 13-inch or smaller display, that weighs under three pounds and is at most around 15mm thick.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro just hits those specs, while systems like the HP Spectre and Acer Swift 7 both dip below 10mm thick.
Those superslim systems usually trade a little power and battery life for portability (there’s only so much room in a 10mm thick laptop for a battery or cooling fans for a fast CPU, after all), but trust me, carrying a 15-inch midsize laptop through an airport even once a month is going to get old real fast.
1. Design Rules
Do you want a U-series Intel Core i5 Processor or a Y-series one?
Do you need a standard SSD hard drive or a faster PCI-e version?
Is the same full HD resolution as your big-screen TV enough, or do you need a 4K laptop display?
For most of what we do on our laptops today — websurfing, streaming video from Netflix, YouTube or Amazon, posting on social media, sending email or using office apps like Office or Google Docs — budget laptops will work fine.
That means what you’re really investing in is a design you like.
That can include weight, thickness and screen size, but also covers the layout of the keyboard, how large the touchpad is, how thick the bezel around the screen is, metal versus plastic, or even the color or pattern on the back of the lid.
Also, you’ll need 500GB or more of HDD space if you intend to run big game files, which can run from 25GB to 50GB per game.
Or still if you intend to store voluminous media files, however if it’s just media storage you can opt for cloud storage SSD with a 256GB HDD.
What do you think ?