Laptop buying guide: how to buy a laptop

Do you want to buy a laptop? But have you got entangled in heavy words like a Dual core, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, GPU, Graphics card, RAM, HDD, SDD

Don’t worry in this article, you will know everything about how you can buy a laptop. We will go through step by step laptop buying guide process.

Laptop buying guide: how to buy a laptop

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LAPTOP BUYING GUIDE, HOW TO BUY A LAPTOP

LAPTOP BUYING GUIDE, HOW TO BUY A LAPTOP

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Why do you want to buy a Laptop?

The first step is to ask yourself why do you need a laptop? Is it for normal use like Movie watching, web surfing, for social media or you want to buy a laptop for heavy usage like school projects, Video editing/Photo editing, Gaming,

Choose first why do you want to buy a Laptop.

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Desktop Computer or Laptop?

HOW TO BUY A LAPTOP

The first point to consider is the lifespan, The lifespan of the Desktop is a more than a laptop.

All the configuration of a laptop will be found on the desktop computer at the lower price.

and on the other side, The laptop has a Longer battery back up(7- 10 Hrs) and the laptop is portable we can carry the laptop anywhere. (This one is the main plus point in a laptop)

Performance of the desktop is higher than the laptop if you configure it well.

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Choose right processor

There are many types of processors that are made by Giant companies like AMD and Intel.

So which processor do you want to go with it depends on your budget.

If your budget is lower than the 20K INR and you want to buy a laptop than you can go with AMD Processors.

AMD processors are powerful in the lowest budget.

If you have a budget of 25K and above then I recommend go with only Intel processors there is no meaning if you have a budget and still want to go with AMD processor.

Now the intel is developing different kind of processors like a Pentium 4, Dual core, Core 2 Duo, Intel core I3, Intel Core i5. Intel core I7

Intel has created different processors for different Tasks. at very first Core 2 Duo processor came & then quad core came and now the entry level of a processor is Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7 came.

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What is Intel Cores?

Intel core i3 has 2 core.

let me give you one example so you can understand well,

We have one mouth and have lots of pizza to eat. so We can eat as much as chew with an only one mouth. now suppose what if we have 2 mouths??

Exactly, we can eat double pizza with two mouths, same in computer processing if the processor has a dual core than it has a dual mouth. So they can process faster than one core.

So Intel Core I3 has 2 cores.

Intel Core i5 has nearby 4 cores.

Intel Core i7 has 5 to 8 cores.

If your usage is normal like you want to browse the internet, play some good movies in your laptop then go with Intel core I3.

If you have some kind of heavy usages like App development, School projects, Video editing, and you want to work with some heavy application like Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Android studio you have to go with Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7.

Core i3 laptops
Best for Day-To-Day task

for day to day computing, handle web browsing

Core i5 laptops
Best For Multitasking

faster web browsing, Better performance, HD movies

Core i7 laptops
Best For Multitasking

This processor for a power boost, Video editing, High-End gaming

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How to choose RAM?

how to buy a laptop

RAM stands for random access memory. RAM is short-term memory.

Processor process the data we want to access but RAM stores that data.

Suppose you open the chrome browser to surfing the internet. The data of chrome will store in the RAM processor process that data and gives you a result.

Highest RAM size = Better Multitasking

But do remember if you run 8 GB RAM in Core I3 processor than it is worthless.

If you buy Core I3 than 4 GB RAM is enough for that.

8GB RAM or 16 GB RAM suitable with Core i5 and Core i7 Processor.

I recommend go with 8 GB RAM if you have somewhat heavy usage. However, you will extend this RAM size In future if you want.

RAM has Various type of generation like:

  1. DDR1
  2. DDR2
  3. DDR3
  4. DDR4

DDR4 is the latest generation of RAM, DDR4 has more power than the DDR3 and DDR4 save machine’s battery too.

DDR4 has more read/write speed than DDR3, So try to buy the latest generation of RAM.

DDR4 Laptops
DDR4 Laptops

less power consume more performance

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How to choose Hard Disk Drive(HDD)

There are 2 types of Hard Drive

  1. HDD(Hard Disk Drive)
  2. SSD(Solid State Drive)
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HDD vs SSD:

HDDSSD
Stands for Hard disk driveStands for Solid State Drive
More MemoryLess Memory
Less Expensive than the SSD Expensive
 Read/Write Speed SlowRead/Write Speed Fast

Traditional Laptops uses Hard Disk Drive and The Apple Laptop Uses Solid state drive. That is why Apple laptops have more speed than traditional laptops.

I recommend go with at least 1TB Hard disk drive.

So Now you know all about the hardware side you can choose easily depend on your requirement. Now let’s talk about the Software side.

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Software SIde:

There are many OS available in the market like Windows, Linux, DOS

Windows Operating System is paid OS by Microsoft. Preinstalled Windows laptops are a bit expensive than other laptops.

Linux and DOS are Open source Operating systems which are free. You will save 5k to 6k INR if you go with Linux and DOS.

Everybody buy a laptop with this free OS and then they are install pirates version of Windows. This is an illegal process, I do not recommend this kind of activities.

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Display resolution:

Everybody knows what is display resolution.

720P means a half resolution, 1080 is a full HD resolution.

Note: If you go with full HD laptop make sure laptop has minimum 1 Gb graphics card.

Now everything you know about the laptop but still, there is a question about Brand.

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Which Brand is best for Laptops:

If you read this article step by step then you already know about which type of laptop you want.

Now check that type of laptop in different brands.

you notice that some laptop has a high price for the same configuration but think twice before you buy. ask yourself is this brand provides proper customer support?

go with that brand which provides best customer support.

Here are some popular brands that I love. πŸ™‚

You can always compare price, features of laptops on pricepacific.com

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