How To Select A Laptop or Desktop?

Posted on January 06, 2023 by Anfas Ahamed
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How To Select A Laptop

What laptop will be the best in 2022? You’ve come to the right place! Not only are we going to look at how to select the best laptop in 2022, but we’re also going to look at how laptops have changed over the years and why one particular manufacturer will top them all in just 6 short years from now.

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What do you need your laptop for?

It is important that you consider what your laptop will be used for. Do you plan on using it for work, school, entertainment, or some other need? By knowing what your laptop will be used for and how much you will use it every day, you can make an informed decision about which brand and model of laptop to buy. Keep reading for tips about which laptops are best suited with different uses. This knowledge can help you make a more educated decision as well as provide insight into what kind of computer power you’ll need based on usage.

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Where will you be using it?

If you’re going to be using your laptop for work, it’s helpful to consider what type of work you’ll be doing. For example, if you’re traveling frequently and want a laptop that will let you work when connected via airplane or hotel Wi-Fi, then battery life is more important than if you use your computer while sitting at home all day.

What's your budget?

When purchasing a laptop, there are two important factors you need to consider. How much do you want to spend and what’s your budget? A good way to narrow down your search is by first deciding how much money you want or can afford to invest into purchasing your new device. Most computer stores offer models that vary from $500 up to $2,000 and beyond. If price is not an issue for you, then finding one with all of your preferred features should be easy.

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How portable do you need it to be?

How portable do you need your computer to be? There’s no right or wrong answer, but if you frequently travel for work or have kids at home, then portability should definitely factor into your decision. All laptops are portable, but ultraportable machines can be thinner and lighter and sacrifice some performance.

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Will it have a touchscreen?

It’s been almost 10 years since Apple released its first touchscreen laptop, and we still don’t know how to truly utilize touch in laptop computing. A few laptops have experimented with touchscreens, but at most they serve as either a secondary input method (like on Microsoft’s Surface Pro) or another way of interacting with your computer. The touchscreen will soon be one of the primary means by which we interact with our computers—and that includes laptops. Make sure yours can handle it!

What operating system will you be using?

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If you’re not going with Chrome OS, you’ll need to decide what type of operating system is right for you. Windows will continue being your best bet for gaming, while macOS is better suited for creative professionals and those who just want an easy-to-use computer. If you don’t like either of these options, give Linux a try; even Steam now offers support on that platform.

What hardware components are essential?

A good laptop should be equipped with at least an Intel Core i5 (or equivalent) processor or any processor with 4 cores and 8 threads, 8GB of RAM, and either an Nvidia GTX 980M or AMD Radeon R9 380 graphics card. Further, a Solid-State drive for storing the OS and applications is complusory. When it comes to selecting a laptop, know that you’ll want one with multiple USB ports—including USB 3.0 for faster file transfers—an SD card slot for expanding storage on-the-go, and at least one HDMI port for connecting your computer monitor.

Should I get Mac or PC, or something else?

Macs, PCs, and Chromebooks are viable options for those purchasing laptops in 2022. But now that Windows-based devices can emulate macOS Sierra on an x86 system, it may be time to consider buying into Microsoft’s vision of Windows 10 Everywhere. If you’re dead set on purchasing a MacBook or MacBook Pro but don’t want to wait until 2023 for Apple’s newer models, remember you can always run Windows natively with Boot Camp.

Which features should I look out for?

There are certain features you should look out for if you want your new laptop to last. For example, it is important that your next laptop has at least 8GB of RAM and an SSD hard drive. A tough casing is also recommended, as laptops tend to get knocked around a lot. An ultra-long-lasting battery is always beneficial too—you don’t want your laptop dying on you halfway through your presentation!

What security features should I look out for?

Although most laptops come with some degree of security already installed, there are certain security features you should look out for. If you’re going away from your computer for long periods of time, consider buying a laptop with encryption capabilities. Encryption will protect your sensitive information from being accessed by others who might have physical access to your laptop when you’re not around.

Are there any accessories worth buying?

Not really. All laptops come with batteries and power adapters, so even if you don’t have one today, you won’t be missing anything significant once they become standard. You can also find keyboards and other accessories sold separately—and while they may make your laptop more comfortable or convenient, they’re by no means necessary.

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With technology advancing so rapidly, there are few things as important as your laptop. Considering laptops will evolve at such an exponential rate, it’s best that you know how to select one for your needs and for future reference. The only question is, what exactly does that mean? Luckily, we can explain: one year from now (or perhaps less), laptops will be faster than ever before and continue to feature new software enhancements and upgrades—but some of these changes will also include hardware improvements.

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