By Youssef Edward, added August 2019
Laptops today are becoming very necessary due to the highly mobile world. Many people today are seeking for information everywhere and every time when they are in business time or what other times. When buying laptops, many choices exist. This is due to the increasing number od producers. Also each producer provides the market with many specifications for laptops from the physical sense or the storage and processing capabilities sense.
Below are presented useful tips that help when choosing laptops:
1. Processor speed: the processor is the brain of any computing or decision making device. In our case, it is the laptop. When choosing a laptop, one must consider the speed of the laptop. The more the processor speed, the faster the execution of the applications and the programs that will run on the laptop. Many applications require high power processors to be able to be run. This is such as AutoCAD and heavy Java programs. If the person buying the laptop intends to run such heavy program, he must buy a laptop with high speed. The Intel core 2 Duo is the most recommended in the market today.
2. Memory capacity: Memory divides into two types: the run time memory (Known as RAM) and the memory used for data storage (known as hard disk).
The RAM is used for storing data temporarily during data processing it is a short term memory. The RAM is preferable to be larger to speed up the laptop. The larger the RAM size, the more numbers of applications that can be open on the laptop at the same time. If the RAM size is full at any time, the laptop will be hanging or stop and may need for restart. A RAM of 1 GB must be the minimum value used but 2GB RAM is better as the minimum value.
On the other hand, the storage memory which is known as the hard disk is the unit that stores the data when the laptop is off. Any saved files are stored on the hard disk. Therefore, the more the hard disk in size, the more files can be stored. This will depend from user to ser on which size to choose but the sie of 150 GB is the minimum.
3. Screen Size and Resolution: the screen size is the size of the screen expressed in inches. The size choosed for the screen depends from one to one. Many people like smaller size while others like larger laptop screen.
The resolution is a value that affects the screen view. Larger resolution means a better view. Laptops with more resolution are better.
4. Battery life: the larger the batter life, the more reliable the laptop and the mush work can be done on the laptop at a time. Typical values for the battery life are from 2-3 hours but 5 hours battery life can be found in the market. Many laptops come with multiple batteries but at the expense of the cost. If the budget allows, it will worth it because it will give more work time on the laptop.