how to select proper laptop according to your budget

Posted: June 21, 2012 in Laptop, Reivews
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If you do not really need mobility, that is to say that you do not walk around constantly with your machine, you will not be working in improbable places, there is no need to buy a tiny laptop . Choose a model somewhat larger but with a large screen (17 “or 18”), a separate numeric keypad and a large battery is then a good choice in terms of ease of use.

Your computer must be able to follow you around but you need a minimum of comfort. A 15.4 “and just is not so bulky. Weight is reasonable and comfortable keyboard.
Mini laptop

The mini laptop computers are very small. Miniaturization, better still, components used to manufacture high performance computers for less than 1 kg offering all the features expected of a PC. We can classify these machines in a small bag and use it anywhere. Interesting for a large need for mobility, frequent travel or work anywhere.


This is the heart of the computer. Performance of a machine are greatly conditioned by the processor performance. The more one wants to run many programs or applications more powerful using different media we will need a powerful processor (frequency> 2.4Ghz). However, for desktop use or Internet, we can afford to choose a processor mid-range (frequency = 2 GHz). Indeed, they are sufficiently effective to use the computer medium.

Memory that temporarily stores data during processing by the processor. The higher the RAM capacity, the greater the processor will have timely access to data to be processed. 1 GB of RAM seems to be a great day minimum. Microsoft even recommends 2GB for Vista to use effectively. Most laptops have now come with 4GB of RAM. For mini laptops can be satisfied with 512 MB will not use because of too intensive applications.

Laptops today have hard drives with capacity up to 500GB Right Honourable. This information is important and should be before the purchase to properly determine the storage space that will be needed. But size is not everything and we must take into account the speed of access to stored data. A hard drive running at 7200 revolutions / minute will be more powerful than a 5400 rev / min. Some computers now offer flash memory or SDRAM. Unlike the hard drive, this storage method does implements any mechanical and therefore is less fragile. However, it is more expensive, does not yet offer a very important space (up to 16 GB partition) and have a limited life.
Graphics Card

This is key if you play video games or 3D animation guzzling matter. Do not hesitate to take a good graphics card as they become obsolete relatively quickly. It is therefore recommended that a card with 512MB of dedicated video RAM, combined with a powerful enough graphics processor, see the graphics card to choose your laptop .

Otherwise, it may be interesting to have a TV out on his laptop but the high-performance graphics card may not be necessary. Moreover, the mini laptop and some entry-level models offer just a graphics chipset (one chip to the motherboard), enough for the office or Internet.


Try to consider all uses that are likely to make his machine and see what will need connectivity. Including the firewire is increasingly used for its performance (much faster than USB in data exchange). Similarly, do not skimp on the USB ports, always useful (remember to check that they are sufficiently spaced to accommodate multiple devices). To watch your movies on TV, remember to check the HDMI connection. Multifunction card reader is also sometimes useful for transferring data from his camera or mobile phone.


There are laptops with screens ranging from 7 to 20 inches. The screen size depends on the use you want to make your machine. A large screen will pleasantly watch movies, work or play comfortably. However, the size will be larger and the weight. Instead a small screen from 12” and less can have a machine handy to carry.


As for the photos on paper we must choose the matte or gloss. The brilliant favors watching videos with one drawn close to a TV. The mast it is certainly less enjoyable to watch but is less sensitive to glare. Again, the choice depends on your usage.


She is 2 to 8 hours in office use. This is a key point in choosing a laptop. It is good to know that a more powerful battery is heavier it is. We must take this into consideration if you must carry your PC around. We can therefore influence the quality of the battery but also on consumption. There are now low-power processors that allow machines to operate much longer in total autonomy. Look carefully at the data constructors (knowing that they are often a bit optimistic).


This is certainly the most important. If everyone is upset with Microsoft OS, more and more laptops come in low cost Linux distribution in order to save money on Windows licenses. The Linux system is fairly simple to use but it should still allow time to adapt if it is your first trip outside Microsoft. Similarly, all applications are not compatible with Linux, although there are software equivalents.

Noise and heat

We often forget these parameters when choosing a laptop. Yet in practice, they often reveal predominant in terms of ease of use. Computers and heat for that they are broken. Sometimes a breakdown can be very noisy. Similarly, it happens that some machines run hotter than others. Check these settings before buying is often difficult, especially if you order online. We can nevertheless say that the higher the range these problems are less important.

Depending on your level of computer experience, it may be interesting or not sign a contract including a warranty repair service on site or telephone support. In general, we can not change any parts on a laptop, take a long warranty seems wise. Unless you change it often to be always on top.


Of course, one would like to do with his laptop the same thing with its desktops: replace old components with a little more efficient. While it is easy to add memory, it will not always be easy to change the hard disk, some laptops will only change the processor, let alone have a graphics card interchangeably, so we must choose from the purchase …
Know that there are specialty stores that you change the processor or the graphics card if possible.

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