How to buy a new laptop?
When you are about to buy new laptop is often a difficult process, especially if it’s been a while since you bought your last computer. The technology all time changes so quickly that a machine that seemed strongest in one year is already passed by the next, making it difficult to keep up. When faced with such a daunting array of choices, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and pick whatever happens to be on sale.
Yet for many of us, a laptop is one of our most-used possessions. It follows us to the office, to campus, and to the neighborhood caffe. It tags along on long train rides and weekend getaways. We unwind with it on the couch and snuggle up with it in bed. Is it any wonder, then, that buying a new laptop can seem like such a momentous decision?
In this guide, we demystify the many options facing the average laptop-buyer. We can’t make your decision for you, but we can hopefully make it a bit easier. First, we’ll cover some major choices you’ll need to make; then, we’ll discuss the different categories of laptops on the market. Read more…
Before buying a laptop, you should always review the specification sheet. Specification sheets are the best way to get an overview of what type of components make up the laptop computer.
Processors and Memory: Specification sheets provide the name of the manufacturer, as well as the speed of the processor. Memory is usually given in amount, as well as configuration. Storage and Drive Types: Specification sheets will give the type of fixed drive on a laptop, as well as its capacity. As of 2010, fixed drives on laptops can be either hard drives or solid state drives. Specification sheets will also list if a laptop comes with an optical drive such as a DVD drive. Display: The dimensions of a laptop display are always given on the diagonal. Read more…