How to Buy a Laptop

By: Manjula

If any one wants to buy a laptop, what do they do? They step in to a local store and see 70 to 80 different laptops ranging from $500 to $1000 and get stuck in making a decision. So this is what you may want to do.

The most important factors to be considered when buying a laptop are
1.Processor
2.Ram
3.Size of the screen
4.Hard disk capacity
5.Wireless Networking

Processor: If you have a heavy use for you laptop like data transfer and Data base management, graphic design and others you may not want to go for some thing less then 2 Ghz. For normal users who do not have such sort of bulk usage a normal laptop may be handy.

Ram: Ram come in 256MB 512MBand more. The 256MB is outdated for the present laptop usage trend. The 512MB is ok for the normal users. If you have heavy usage you need to have more than 512MB.

Screen Size: When it comes to the Screen Size, most low cot laptops have low pixel rates which are ok for the normal users. But you can buy more if need be.

Hard Disk: Normal Laptops come with 40 GB Hard Disk. If you are some one who stores more data, software and mp3 files and videos, it is recommended to buy a 80 GB Hard Disk.

Optical Drives: Laptops come with three different options. They are CD - DVD reader, CD writer and the DVD writer. DVD writer is the smart option any one should go for because you can make a lot of backups easily and make your own DVDs.

Wireless Networking: Most of the Laptops come with wireless Networking. It can give you access to the internet and wireless networks. Make sure your laptop has 802.11g wireless network.

Conclusion: "If you are a normal user go for a cheap laptop with 512MB Ram and if you a heavy user, make sure it has all the features discussed above."

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