Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages ( who actually watching), it's me with yet another blog post. I'm not gonna be wasting your time, so this time we're going "Laptop Hunting". Simply put, more or less like last time, we're gonna be checking out specifications that you can look out for. Just remember, this is just my two cents on this matter. With that out of the way, let's start.
First of all, we aren't talking about this type:
we are talking on this one:
With that out of the way, try and take this into consideration:
1. WHAT do you use it for?
- Is it simply for basic usage, casual (Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, Youtube, etc. or for more demanding tasks such as film editing or high-end games? Got your answer? For my two cents, keep reading.
2. How many days per week do you plan on carrying your laptop around with you?
- Answer this one, and you can more or less get the gist for the screen size of your laptop, defining the system's own size and weight. For a simplified suggestion:
- If your answer is "Everyday" : A lightweight 11.6 - 13 inch ultrabook would do great.
- If your answer is "2-3 days" : Just a standard 13 - 14 inch laptop's alright.
- If your answer is "Once a day" : Standard, midsized 15 inch screen.
- If, by any chance, your answer's "Rarely" or "Not even once", get yourself a large one - 17 inch would be OK. ( Side note: It wouldn't be holding on long enough without a power source).
Now then, if by any chance you got your answer, here's my opinion for recommended (important) specification:
- Operating System : Macintosh or Windows, it's your call - which are you most accustomed with?
- CPU unit : I believe that most new models have at least an Intel i3 or equal. If you're on a tight budget, however, dual core processors would work fine - and it's cheaper.
- RAM Memory: To ensure smooth flow, go for 4GB, at minimum.
- Hard Drive: Most models which priced under £500 ( or around RM2000) have at least 320GB. That should be just right.
- Battery life: Skip this one if you belong in group 4 on Question 2 right above. If you do, occasionally, take your laptop out, a battery life of 5 - 6 hours are pretty decent.
- I/O ports: At least, it must have 2 USB ports, SD card reader, audio jack port, VGA port. HDMI port, depending on you, is pretty much optional.
- Graphic Card (Optional): There's a lot of different types and manufacturers to look out for. From AMD to NVIDIA, it all comes back to Question 1 - up there.
Well, I'm done. Before I'm out, remember, it's just my opinion, so let me know if there's a mistake. Leave a comment or a suggestion, if possible. Now, I'm out. Later.