Factors to Consider When Buying a Laptop

In this article, we will have different Factors to Consider When Buying a Laptop. But before that, we will look at what a laptop is?

What Is a Laptop?

A laptop is defined as a movable computer or portable computer that has a sensitive touch keypad movable and foldable screen and an adopter with a good rechargeable battery. All these things make laptops portable machines so that they may be used by business persons and travelers.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Laptop

So, the following are the major things that should be considered by a person who is purchasing a laptop.

  • Size
  • Screen Quality
  • RAM
  • Battery Health
  • CPU
  • USB Ports
  • Storage
  • Keypad

Tips for Buying a Laptop

Whenever you write a letter, a term of paper, teach a group of students, or organize a meeting for your project, you need the right and good laptop that suits your needs and your budget. There are thousands of different models of laptops available in different sizes, with different latest operating systems, and have a different range of prices.  So, the following are the tips for buying a good laptop.

  • Smaller and Movable screen
  • Have a resolution minimum of 760p
  • At least battery life of more than 6 hours
  • Better to have a two-in-one function like a touch screen
  • Minimum specs: Core i3, 4GB RAM, 180GB SSD
  • HDMI Ports for easy access

How to Choose a Right Laptop?

Here, we will discuss easy ways to choose a good portable laptop. For having the right laptop we have some right and important features in it. Something which is common is the Operating system and its new generation and low-budget laptop with good and extra qualities.

We discuss some basic steps while choosing the right laptop one by one.

  • Operating system
  • Graphic cards
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Processor
  • Ports
  • Specific company

Operating System

Before you are buying a laptop you must figure out a good operating system (OS). You must think about what software you need to run that determines the hardware you need. Four major operating systems each have their own capability as given below:

  • Windows
  • Apple macOS
  • Chrome OS
  • Linux

Graphics Card

Graphic cards are often required by gamers. Every laptop has graphics cards usually for Gaming. If you’re a game and you have your youtube channel and do a lot of video editing so you must have a laptop at least you have discrete graphic cards (Powerfull cards). AMD and Nvidia are the most popular graphics cards found on laptops.


RAM stands for “random access memory”. RAM is used to hold data when a processor works on it and does many things with it. RAM is the basic key of a laptop processor. The speed of your laptop somewhat depends upon the amount of RAM used in it. Nowadays with the latest operating systems and the heavy software you have, it is required to have at least 8GB of RAM on your laptop.


A hard drive is used to store all of your data permanently. The most common hard drive in the 20th century is SSD stands for “solid-state drive”. SSD is gaining popularity very fast. Although! We have low-budget drives like spinning drives, they are also used commonly.

SSD is a costly and faster drive that moves the data in and out quickly thus making your laptop faster. SSD is much quicker than SATA. If you can afford SSD you must go for it.


A good laptop should have all the necessary ports in it for faster and easy connectivity. The latest ports include HDMI, USB, SATA, and Thunderbolt. These ports also have versions and one should have the latest ports in order to get all the benefits out of them.

Specific Company

Some people want to purchase a laptop from a specific company that he or she loves most. Different famous brands include Apple, HP, Dell, Lenovo, MSI, and Asus. Buying a laptop from a company of your choice gives you a complete level of satisfaction.

Some Other Things to Consider

Following are some other important things to consider while purchasing a reasonable laptop.

  • Its Size and form-factor
  • Screen and keyboard Quality
  • A central processing unit (CPU)
  • RAM & ROM
  • USB C-Type
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Build Quality
  • Speed and Accuracy

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Fahad, Mohammad.
Fahad, Mohammad.

Hi, I am Fahad, Mohammad. I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, a researcher, a die-heart entrepreneur, a blogger, and an affiliate marketer. I have many research articles published in reputed journals of the world. I also love to write about technology after my 20 years of experience in this field. I hope you will love this blog.
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