Planing to have a new laptop ? then this article will help you choose the right one. It might not be news for some however, for a lot more specially girls I think, it will be helpful to know those terms that salesmen talk about when they try to convince you buy a laptop. I’m sure those terms were heard before by all of us but if you depend on your husband, brother, father or a friend to tell in short if this laptop is good or not then it is time to try knowing basic things so that when you can make your own decision when you are put in that situation.
The terms to know when buying a laptop are basically 3. The processor, Ram and Storage capacity. Each one of them represents something in your next to buy laptop and each is measured differently.
- The processor is basically the laptop’s brain. It is what makes you enjoy all those heavy videos, movies or pictures editing. Measured in gigahertz (GHz), it is always better to have a higher gigahertz processor if you are planning to do some heavy tasks like editing pictures or if you want to use the laptop for videos and playbacks.
- Ram is the short term of Random Access Memory. In other words the memory or main memory in your computer. It is what makes the programs you are using run at high speed. The more Ram you have, the faster your laptop or computer will be. It is measured by gigabytes (GB). Experts usually recommend 2-4 gigabytes of Ram when executing simple computing tasks like writing documents, word usage or if you have DVDs to play however, it is better to have more than that number if you play games or use the laptop for playing videos.
- Storage capacity, now here is the place that all your files, documents, everything you do is saved. It is also measured by gigabytes (GB). It is also called hard drive (HDD). You will need 400-500 gigabyte HDD to handle video and gaming and less than that if your usage won’t be more than word processing.
Those three will help narrow the search and the rest of things required will be easy to decide such as the screen, weight and maybe colour, however, make sure you get a laptop or computer with warranty and that comes with Windows to avoid the need of having windows CD, installing and the fuss that comes with that.
Now that you know all the basics, enjoy looking for a new laptop !