Six features to consider before buying laptops

Aug 24, 2017 Daniel Aihie
For the concurrent tech-smart population, a laptop is often regarded as more than just a work tool. This makes it of the essence for the right decision to be made when shopping for a new device or a replacement unit for your old laptop. According to our reserches we have put together major things to look out for when shopping for a new laptop.

Size
For students and busy executives, portability is a core requirement. The easier it is to fit your laptop PC into a small bag, the better.
Therefore, a laptop with a screen size between 12.5 to 14 inches and weighing between one to 1.5kg fits the bill. When shopping for such a portable device, it is often best to go for a notebook. Notebook computers are sleek, quintessentially weigh less than five pounds and are small enough to fit easily into your briefcase or a backpack. An ultra book also falls into this category as they are portable and lightweight.

Processor speed
Processor speed is a major selling point to look out for when shopping for a new laptop. Processor speed measures (in megahertz or gigahertz) the number of instructions per second the computer executes. Intel's core-based processors, including Core i3, Corei5 and Core i7, are usually the best bet for computing power as these processors deliver top performance.

Screen quality/resolution
Considering on how long you as a user spends on laptop, makes screen quality is a factor worth taking into perception when buying a laptop. If you fall into the class of heavy users who work on their laptop for upwards of eight hours in a day, it is more advisable to go for a high definition screen with resolution of 1600 x 900 or higher.

Random access memory
Random Access Memory is a form of computer data storage which stores frequently used programme instructions to increase the general speed of a system, a RAM of between 2GB and 4GB and upwards will be required to get your system working optimally.

Battery
Bearing in mind the peculiar power supply challenges in the country, you are better off investing in a laptop with a strong battery that can guarantee at least up to 10 hours of battery life on average use. For a notebook, a battery capacity of 10,000mAH/3.7V or higher is adequately sufficient to begin with, especially as both the total charging capacity and life of a laptop computer's battery will diminish as you use your computer.

Price
Price is another significant factor to consider when shopping for a new laptop. Laptop prices are often predicated on the features of the device, especially the ones listed above. As such, a laptop with a faster processor speed and RAM would likely cost more than a model with less speed.

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