Hardware

What features should a good laptop have?

The laptop market is a moderate to difficult business, mainly due to the limited upgrading capabilities that the user usually has. Therefore, before the final selection, a number of factors will have to be taken seriously into account, on the basis of which you will make your decision. What do we look at before buying a laptop and what are the components that make a laptop good or not?

Let’s take them in turn …

Quality of construction

From there everything starts. Your will follow you where you come from: home, school, work, excursions, friends visits, outside appointments, everywhere. The top quality of construction, therefore, is non-negotiable. Make sure its casing is durable (the fewer the parts it is made of, the better), the color is well applied and its construction robust. The screen folding mechanism (the hinges – if you choose a 2 in 1 laptop) will end up with the use and abrupt movements.

Performance comes mainly from processor and RAM

Here your choice depends on your requirements: an Intel Core i3 is that it needs to be comfortable for everyday standard use, while the Core i5 and Core i7 perform better in more challenging situations, demanding applications and games. We mention Intel processors and specifically their 8th generation as they have the best thermal and energy performance and durability. As for RAM, count at least 4GB or 8GB if you want your head to be quiet about multitasking. If you have gaming in mind then you should not only look at the quantity (with 16 GB is the base) but also the timing of RAM.

Extra speed from wherever it comes from

Your first choice should be a system with SSD (or their newer generation, M.2) drive. Faster, more energy efficient, lighter and clearly quieter, they are the most appropriate solution for a laptop. Yes, they raise the total cost of the, but they will fully compensate for you at the highest speeds you will get from start-up to shut down the system. Prefer an SSD disk solution even if it is of low capacity and “fill it out” with an external HDD.

Graphics for your eyes alone

If you plan to process videos, play video games, or even perform tasks that require a graphics card, then invest in a serious model with the new NVIDIA GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080 series to get the best of you. For casual use, the GeForce 9XX is fine, though you could even compromise a processor-integrated graphics card that uses the system’s RAM (you can take a look at Intel’s 8th generation processors).

Protect your computer and your … yourself

Something that many overlooks, because during a purchase the mind rarely goes to bad, it is the warranty that accompanies the computer. Compare your choices and save for a reliable brand name, you also prefer a trusty package that delivers confidence: picking up / delivering on your premises, repairing within a certain number of hours, providing a replacement device, and longer coverage are just some of the benefits it is worth taking into consideration.

Everything ends up on the screen

If your primary goal is portability, then you prefer . In all other cases, 15.6 inches are sufficient, with larger-screen models usually being more cumbersome, heavy and difficult to transport. Touch technology is always tempting, but before you give in, think well if you use it so that the investment is worth it. Full HD resolution is now the basis for a good system, while fans of rows, movies and gaming will have to look at proposals in 4K.