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There are many different types of laptops that will range in price. With such a wide variety it may be challenging for one to purchase a laptop. They may wonder which laptop would best suit their need. What then does one look for when purchasing a laptop? Are there features that one needs to be aware of? Below is a guide to what to look for when buying a laptop.

Buying a laptop

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Consider the use

What does one intend to use the laptop for? Are you a student that need the laptop to study and do assignments? Are you a business man and need a device to store information and data for the business? Do you own a studio and need to store music and beat for various recordings? One needs to establish what their need is to determine the kind of laptop to buy. The use can be light use, to average use and demanding use. Depending on the use one will require a computer that has better and faster features to help in accomplishing tasks.

Size and portability

Another aspect to consider is the size of the laptop. One needs a device that will be easy to carry and move around with. Different factors will affect the size and weight of the laptop. This will include the inbuilt features like CD/DVD or blue ray drives, inbuilt storage devices and screen size. The function of the laptop will help determine what inbuilt features you need.

The operating system

This is the heart of the laptop and manages the software and hardware that includes the memory, files and connected devices. The operating system allows one to interact with their laptop and programs in a visual way. The types of operating system available include the OS X installed on Mac computers, Windows and Chrome OS.

Screen type

Another feature to consider is the screen type. What size of laptop screen does one require? The sizes range from 11 to 17 inches. Large screens are good for viewing documents side by side, editing videos and photos, gaming or watching movies. Remember the bigger the screen, the more the possibility of overall size increase, weight and power use of the laptop.

One should also consider the resolution of the screen. With a high resolution, the picture quality will be better. The screen resolutions will range and are measured in pixels, horizontal x vertical. Another aspect of the screen is whether one is looking for a touch-screen or a standard screen to work with and easy of work.

Laptops specs – specifications

This includes the central processing unit – CPU or processor which is the brains of the laptop and runs the operating system and applications that are used in the gadget. The speedier the CPU, the faster programs will run. The random-access memory or RAM is essential for it aids the processor to handle multiple tasks at once. The RAM can range between 2GB to 32GB all depending on the type of work one does. Most laptops have 4GB to 8GB. The storage or hard-drive space of the laptop is also an important spec feature. This will range in capacity.

The battery life

dkjdskjddkjdkjdkjManufacturers claim that the battery life of a laptop can last from a few hours like 6 to 12 hours or more. This all depends on the kind of work one is engaged in, the resolution of the screen, the processing power, how fast the hard drive is and other optical drives for they will drain the battery faster.