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What to Look for in a Good Laptop

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Laptop computers are becoming more and more popular these days as the computer of choice. This is not only true among business people but also among college students, travellers, and young people in general. In many ways, the thinking is, why be weighted down by a clunky desktop when I can have a laptop and take my computer wherever I go?

Laptops were originally designed for, and used by, business people. They gave people the ability to walk around with their electronic files and to easily make presentations away from their offices. Laptops are still used for business purposes, however many non-business people use them as well.

Students use laptops increasingly. They bring them to lectures and study sessions and many non-students and non-business people use them as their main, standard computer. Laptops are convenient to carry around and they take up little space, and fold up nicely.

When you are buying a laptop, you should check all of the usual specifications such as processor speed, RAM and memory. If your laptop will be your main, personal computer, then you will need it to be just as quick as a desktop pc. If not, you will get very frustrated very fast.

There are certain things that pose a challenge for manufacturers of laptops. Some companies have mastered these challenges and others have not yet. So be sure to check that the laptop you are buying is lightweight. Modern, slimline components mean that laptops don’t have to weigh a ton anymore. Check that the power adaptor is small and not large and clunky. Check that the working life of the battery is at a minimum two hours – you will appreciate this every time you have to work off the battery.

If you already have your eye on a particular laptop, do your homework. Go online and find some reviews written by everyday consumers like yourself. The durability of your laptop is of key importance. Laptops are more subject to wear and tear than desktops, mostly due to the fact that they are moved and carried around more. It is a good idea to also check the warranty and perhaps get some extra coverage if it is available in the store where you purchase it.

Lastly, be sure that you like your laptop screen. You will be looking at it for a long time. There are a variety of screens that are popular these days. The clarity of laptop screens gets better and better with every passing year which makes laptops a great tool also for watching DVDs and not just for serious work.

Geeks2U can always help with your laptop problems and our excellent technicians are always ready to help. You can contact us on 1300 443 572 to book a technician in your home or office.


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