Whether you want laptop to work from home or for your online classes , a best suitable laptop is all what we need. Let’s find out the best way to choose the best one
There are certain points to be considered when you buy a laptop. These points are:
- Operating system
- Additional Features
Let’s take you to the details of these points so that you can check & buy best Laptop for yourself.
A laptop performance is based on 5 main pillars:
- Internal Storage
- Graphics Card
Processor is the brain of the computer, therefore selecting a processor would depend on the kind of applications you wish to run. 2 primary companies made processor for the laptops are Intel & AMD. Intel has Celeron, Pentium, core i3, i5, i7 & i9 series. On the other hand, AMD has A, FX and Ryzen series. Though Core i9 in Intel and Ryzen in AMD are the latest launch available in laptops.
Also, it is important to look for the latest generation to get best performance.
RAM=Random Access Memory, it stores all open files and apps. Your laptop’s RAM decides that how smooth and lag-free your experience will be while working on it. We suggest a minimum of 4GB RAM for a lag free experience across daily used applications like office apps, browsing, video viewing, etc. From high resolution video editing to intensive gaming and graphics designing. 16GB of RAM will let you do it all without any stutters.
Internal storage of the laptop is where the operating system of the laptop are installed. It also stores all your data such as movies, games, apps, movies, documents, etc. There are 3 type of internal storage:
HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
SSD (Solid-State Drive)
SSHD (Solid-State Hybrid Drive)
If there will be no sufficient storage for your data it will affect your speed and performance. For users who all are into gaming or media editing HDDs are the best option to invest into.
The battery is the power of the laptop which keeps it running. Usually it is measured in Watt-Hour (WHr). More WHr = More battery life. Things like brightness, Bluetooth, wi-fi and even the load on CPU will impact the battery life. So, the bigger the battery will give you more hours of usage and also a heavier laptop.
A graphic card is an installed chip in your laptop which improves the quality of the visuals you see over the screen. Nowadays, lots of software like photoshop or other design software require dedicated graphics card to function smoothly. It works like RAM, the more GBs of graphic card will be, the smoother your apps will run.
For choosing an ideal graphic card:
|Everyday use: browsing the web and multimedia||Gaming and image editing|
|Gaming and image editing||Dedicated 1 GB|
|Advanced gaming experience or video editing||Dedicated 2 GB|
|Professional gaming, animation, 3D rendering||Dedicated 2GB and above|
|High Ending gaming laptop||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, 1070, 1080|
|Premium gaming laptops||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, 1050Ti|
|Entry level laptops||Nvidia GeForce MX150, GeForce 960M, 950M, 940M and AMD Radeon R7 M445|
When we talk about a laptop’s display, the main points to be consider are right screen size and resolution for your usage.
The size of the screen should be measured diagonally. The most common size is 15.6 inches, but it also depends upon on your usage.
Following are the size should be considered according to the usage:
|Looking for a lightweight|
|Mostly for office purpose||Approx 13.3 inches|
|Frequent traveller (work purpose)|
|Optimal performance||Approx 14 inches|
|Not required enough portability|
|Mostly entertainment purpose|
|Portability required least||15.6 inches|
|Connected to many USB devices|
The most common resolution we all know is HD Ready, Full HD and 4K. The higher the resolution allows more content to fit on screen giving pleasure to eyes.
|HD Ready||Full HD||4K or Ultra HD|
|Offers 1366 x 768 to 1280 x 720 pixel count||Offers 1920 x 1080 pixels.||Offers 3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Entry-level laptops or budget laptops||Gaming or high-end laptops||Expensive and high-end laptops|
|Good for basic work||Good for HD games and productive apps||Good for 4K movies or graphic intensive gaming|
An operating system controls the hardware of the laptop, and allow software to communicate with the hardware. Basically, it manages the hardware and software resources of a computer, while also providing common services that are essential to all software on the system.
It is the most common operating system. It is compatible for most of the software and hardware. Worlds almost all the software are compatible with Windows OS. Nowadays, it comes with the voice features named, Cortana. Trial version of few softwares is pre-installed. All laptops may not come with preinstalled windows. A DOS laptop will need a separate installation and purchase of Windows.
Important note: Not all windows laptop comes with MS Office full version pre-installed.
Comes pre-installed in all Apple laptops. The software and hardware on Mac Book are designed by Apple, providing a great user interface and smooth performance. For any software installation need to be Mac OS compatible. Apple’s own softwares comes pre-installed but softwares like MS Office needs to be purchased and installed separately.
This OS is available only on Chromebooks and the apps also can be added in it via chrome store. For Chrome OS high quality internet is required to work effectively as it is primarily cloud-based. There are few offline apps are also available in it. Software needs to Chrome OS compatible to install and run on it. Google has added google play store to be added in it in 2016. It has built-in Google’s malware and virus protection.
It is an open-source OS commonly used by programmers. It is never advised for normal users. Software should be compatible with Linux distribution.
The most basic Operating System. No software will operate on the device. User need to install Windows as per their need. No software can run on this until Windows or Linux is not installed.
You should also look for other features depend on your budget and requirement. The other features you can look for can be:
- Touch Screen
In the world of smart and touch-screen phones, which make the job much easier by simply clicking on the require option. We expect this technology in our laptops as well. It makes the computer interface simpler and efficient. Just like your smartphones, you can select, drag, scroll and do multiple things on your laptop by using yours finger tips. These features are available on few Window laptops and Chromebooks.
- Fingerprint security
These days everyone wants their data to be secured and on the other hand they want a quick login. Experts have now installed a fingerprint reader on your laptops. It gives you Fingerprint based login when your security is a concern.
- Backlit Keyboard
Giving a cool look to your laptop and is efficient when you are typing in low-light environment.
- Fast charging feature
In this fast life we do not want to wait for too long for anything. Though, this feature is effective when you need to charge your laptop in the least amount of time.
We hope the information was useful for you all. For selecting your laptop right now check out our review on Best Budget Laptops in India.