What You Need To Know Before Buying Laptop

What You Need to Know Before Buying Laptop

From schoolwork to heavy business work, we can hardly deny the role of a laptop. Working in different sectors requires laptops with multiple features and specifications. Besides, people also have their own preferences and budget concerns. So, you better make a checklist before buying a laptop. Let's have a glimpse at the things to know before buying a laptop.


You’ll find laptops with screen sizes from 11” to 18”. If you want a completely portable one, you can go for the 11”-12” laptops. But they’ll probably lack better resolution, graphics options, etc. because of having a small amount of free space.

You can have 13”-14” laptops for balancing between quality and portability. But picking a laptop of 15”-16” size will allow you to have better specifications and features.

Laptops with a size of 17”-18” are the bulkiest ones. They are not actually portable but usually deliver the best quality and specifications. If you need a laptop for heavy works like designing and 3D rendering, then these laptops are your go-to choice.


If you’re buying a laptop mainly for coding, typing, or other types of documentation purposes, then you should look for one with a good keyboard. Nowadays, backlit keyboards are the most popular and preferable ones, allowing you to type even in the dark. The key travel has to be between 1mm and 2mm for comfortable and accurate typing. 


One of the most crucial things to consider before buying a laptop is the CPU. While buying a laptop, you have the options to pick among Intel’s core i3, core i5, core i7, and Core i9. 

Laptops with low-end specifications generally include a core i3 processor. On the other hand, core i5 is the most common one nowadays in mid-range laptops with very decent processing power. 

Core i7 and i9 are generally found in high-end laptops. If you need your laptop to provide work outputs like a beast, and of course if you have the budget, then you can go for one of these two processors.

You can also choose AMD’s processor with the integrated graphics card as a substitute for the ones from Intel.

RAM and Storage

In today’s world, the minimum RAM of your laptop has to be at least 8GB to meet your expectations accurately. But if you have heavier work and multitasks to do, you can buy a laptop with a RAM of 16 GB or 32 GB or more. 

As for storage, you should choose one with an SSD while buying a laptop. Though the SSD is a bit pricey than the previously popular Hard Disk Drive, it helps the laptop to deliver almost 3 times speedier performance. 


To keep yourself safe from eye strain, you must look for a laptop with a high-resolution screen. The laptop should hold at least an FHD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels. If affordable, you can look for better resolutions like 2560 x 1600 or 3840 x 2160 pixels. 

2 in 1 option

If you’re not specifically looking for both a tablet and a laptop in one device, then it’ll be better not to go for a 2 in 1 touchscreen laptop. It will consume extra battery life than the regular ones.

Graphics Chip

If you don’t have any heavy graphical work to do, like photo or video editing, or playing games of high graphics quality, then you can actually buy a laptop with an integrated graphics chip. Otherwise, you have lots of high-end and low-end graphics chip options from NVIDIA or AMD that you can go for.


Before buying a laptop, you should point out some essential ports that the laptop must have. The laptop should have at least two or three USB 3.0 ports along with one or a couple of USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3 or 4. An HDMI port is preferred for video out, a 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack, and an SD card slot, all these will make the best ports combination together.


Nowadays, most laptops are operated by the mighty Windows 10. It has become the most user-friendly OS because of its easy interface and features. But, If you can afford a Macbook, you can experience the MacOS as the operating system, too.

To conclude, a perfect laptop is very important for a particular sector. For example, laptops for accounting, laptops for mechanical designing or laptops for engineering each have their different criteria to be perfect for the work they're supposed to do. 

So, buying a laptop is really difficult, sometimes confusing if you are unsure about all the specifications you require for your laptop. Again, to meet all your needs, you may need to adjust your budget. Thus, you’ll be able to find the best match for you and your work!

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