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Easy Guide To Choosing A Laptop

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When choosing a new laptop, it’s easy to get bogged down in technical terms, so that before you know it you’ve spent twice as much as you wanted to on something you don’t even need. With that in mind, here are a few things you need to consider before you make that purchase.

Size

The first thing to think about is where you’re going to be using your laptop, and what you’re going to use it for. If you’re just looking for a bit of web browsing and online shopping on the go, then a small 11-inch ‘netbook‘ is probably what you want. Fitting easily into a handbag or rucksack, it can be the perfect companion on a long train journey, allowing you to watch films and TV shows as well as keep up with social media.

On the other hand, if you’re going to be using your laptop for work you really want something a little larger, particularly if you’re going to be typing a lot. A full-size keyboard is going to save you a lot of wrist cramp if you’ve got thousands of words to chew through, so looks at models upwards of 15 inches. Also bear in mind that a very small laptop won’t have room for a DVD drive.

Power

Again, it’s a question of what exactly you’re planning on doing with your new laptop. As a general rule, higher price means better performance, but you can save a little by cutting out things you don’t need. Unless you’re planning on editing lots of video, you won’t need things like ‘dedicated graphics’, or much more than 4GB of RAM. Instead, focus on hard drive space – 1TB will let you store countless hours worth of films, TV and music, as well as leaving you plenty of space for other files.

Looks

This is the fun part. Gone are the days when a laptop was a grey slab that sat in a black bag, fashionable as a brick and twice as heavy. Flicking through the range of laptops at Very.co.uk, you can see just how customisable laptops are these days. From classic black to bold and bright shades and graphic designs, your laptop can match your style as well as your computing needs.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Rohit Dubey

    October 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I was thinking to purchase a laptop and you made my work easy.
    Thanks.

  2. Gautam

    October 4, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    You pointed very few things like if you want to buy a laptop you need to look at its confugirations too.I think you just wrote it as power and Misguided the post.Your site is good and please just Don’t post any article in order to gain large no of posts published on your blog.

  3. Bilal Malik

    October 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    You’ve missed one important thing about Battery life of the laptop. If you move your laptop from desk to bed then battery life matters a lot. Battery life also helps you whenever you go to visit anywhere.

    Thanks. It was nice to read and very useful post. Have a nice weekend.

  4. Jones

    October 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

    If i have to choose from laptops i will choose a powerful laptop , not a stylish looking laptop 😀 because internal machinery is necessary as compared to looks .Thanks for sharing this useful post for the people who are willing to buy new laptop.

  5. Pankaj

    October 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Power, look and size are the main factor for choosing a good laptop. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  6. SAm

    October 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    One thing which I feel is pretty important to check while choosing a laptop according to me its processing speed. Although this is the first thing which I check at first,it may not be true for other, they may like to give more importance to its look, power backup or any other factor. By the way thanks for summarizing all these topics together.

  7. Richard

    October 18, 2013 at 6:44 am

    The first step to getting the right laptop is working out what you want to use it for.These are some great tips you have listed here, especially the one on power. It is amazing how many consumers overlook the power in whole and then have problems down the road after purchase.

  8. Maylene

    November 24, 2013 at 3:26 am

    This article really helps. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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