Laptop – 4 Points to Consider When Choosing The Perfect One For You!
In today’s world, two of the most researched items ahead of making a purchase are mobile phones and laptops! In both cases, the choices are so wide and varied that, in many cases, the process of research tends to be too much to handle. A few days earlier I have already made the selection of mobile phones simpler in my guest blog and so today, we will dedicate this blog to laptops!
At the outset, laptop users can be broadly classified into three groups – Gamers, Professionals and Others (including students). We can now discuss these three groups in detail
These group of people normally go in for gaming units but to describe their requirements, these people will require HD screens, latest processors, very high RAM, options for connecting other controls etc. They should also go in for options with extra cooling. Their budgets will also be naturally high!
This group, at the outset, can be divided into two – the ones who do a lot of number crunching and those who do not. The number crunching professionals should ideally go in for a 15 plus inch version so that they will have the numeric pad on the keyboard which will be highly useful when entering numbers.
For the rest of the professionals even a 13- or 14-inch version will do. Reasonably high-end processors and at least twelve gigs of RAM would ensure that they would not need to upgrade their laptop again for at least a couple of years. Another requirement for professionals would be built in Windows and at least Home Office. A backlit keyboard also could be considered as a requirement in case they need to work in dim lit environments.
Others (including students and homemakers)
These are the people who would be using their laptops for doing assignments or browsing or watching videos and for these people size will not be a criterion. They could be satisfied with Windows coupled with Word, Excel and PowerPoint (if required). Anything upward of eight gigs of RAM will suffice for this group. Processor also should not affect their laptop selection. However, redundant processors would mean that they would need to upgrade again in the near future.
Now that we have run through all the three groups and their requirements, there are some other points that every person who buys a laptop needs to keep in mind.
- The reliability of the brand
- The availability of an authorised service centre in your vicinity
- The model should be a reasonably popular one so that spares will be readily available off the shelf
- Compatibility with your smart phone in the event that you do a lot of similar work on your smart phone as well as laptop
Hope that this blog makes it much simpler to decide on the laptop you will require for your field of work!
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