Choosing a laptop doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Follow these three steps to eleiminate stress and confusion when trying to choose your new laptop.
Suiting Your Needs
This is a very important step in finding the perfect laptop for you. You need to know what you want in a laptop. What do you want it to do? What do you want it to look like? Do you want to use it only for school? Do you want to use it for gaming? Do you want it to come in a specific color? Do you want it to be lightweight? Do you want a big screen? Do you want a webcam? What kind of operating system do you want it to have? How big of a hard drive would you like? Figure out what you’re going to use your laptop for and your preferences. This way, you won’t buy a laptop that has stuff you won’t use. For example, if you’re not going to play games, you don’t need to have a top-notch graphics card in your laptop.
“Bigger is Better”
In the case of laptop specifications, bigger is better. Bigger numbers usually mean higher performance. For example, if you’re comparing a computer with 4 GB of RAM and another computer with 2 GB of RAM, the better performing laptop is most likely to be the one with the 4 GB. If you think you’re going to have a lot of files, music and pictures on your computer, go with the laptop that has 500 GB of drive space and not one with 250 GB.
This step is probably the most important of all three. You need to research laptops. You need to find out which ones you’re interested in, which ones are in your budget and which ones you plain don’t like. Go to your local electronics store to check out laptops. A lot of them are out on the display for the customers to try. Check the specifications. Does it have what you want? You can also use google to check out reviews on a laptop you’re interested in. Seeing what other buyers have thought about the laptop might help you decide if that laptop is perfect for you.