Laptop buying guide

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Selecting a laptop is always a difficult task when you are not much aware of those strings of alphabets like RAM, OS, CPU, SSD, Multi Core etc. I have seen many people struggling with these and finally fall for wrong choice.

The things to be considered before selecting a laptop is
1. The work you are planning to do on it.
2. The time before the next upgrade.

Point 1 is something which decides the budget most of the time. If you are planning for using the laptop only for some office documentation, chatting, browsing, seeing videos and playing music... then a medium level laptop should satisfy your needs. If you are planning for more work intensive stuffs like Animation, rendering, graphic design or for heavy applications, you will have to go for better/high end configurations.

Point 2 comes into the picture when you have 2 choices where the first one is future ready with all the latest technologies which are of not much use today for you.. and the second one with a normal configuration which will satisfy your needs for atleast a couple of years. In this case you have to decide whether to invest money on features that are of no use to you or to buy the lappie with the required configuration and maybe buy a new one after a couple of years. If you buy the future ready one... the problem is that after 2 years all these 'future ready technologies' would have already got obsolete. So there is no point spending a premium on what you can not use now.

I would not recommend you buying a netbook for daily use as it is not that comfortable to work on that for whole day. You can get a netbook preferably for travel purpose only. This is my opinion, yours may differ.

Now let me jolt down a configuration for different levels of use.

Application: Basic documentation using MS Office/Open office, video playing/streaming, web browsing, chatting, watching normal movies.

Suggested configuration

Any Processor like
Intel dual core
Core 2 Duo
Core i3 - This is the latest offering in the low level area from Intel today. This is a very good processor and I would recommend you to go for a laptop using this processor. If your budget is low, you can go for any of the above mentioned ones also.

Memory
2GB ram is advisable.

Hard disk storage
A minimum hard disk storage of 250 GB is recommended.

Camera/Wlan/SD Card Slot/DVD writer is required. Most of the laptops now comes with all these

Application: Advanced userd using Photoshop, Maya, Dreamweaver etc

Suggested configuration
Any Processor like
Core i3 or
Core i5 - This is the latest offering in the medium level area from Intel today. This is a very good processor and I would recommend you to go for a laptop using this processor. If your budget is low, you can go for i3 also.

Memory
4GB ram is advisable.

Hard disk storage
A minimum hard disk storage of 500 GB is recommended.

Camera/Wlan/SD Card Slot/DVD writer is required. Most of the laptops now comes with all these

Hope some of you found this article useful.

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