Your advice needed to buy a laptop.

@sivanj (1263)
India
December 18, 2008 5:32am CST
I am planning to buy a laptop. I am looking for some advices. Where else can i go than to my friends. I am collecting from info from all my friends and how can i miss those at mylot. Your views are valued greatly. Thanks in advance. Express your views.
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6 responses
@smacksman (6074)
18 Dec 08
1. Avoid buying a laptop unless you really need to be mobile. 2. Get good insurance for your laptop. 'New for old' insurance is best but more expensive. Laptops break or are broken/stolen very easily. 3. Due to 2. above, be very good at keeping your laptop well and regularly backed up. 4. Buy one with and Intel Core2Duo processor. They are very energy efficient and use less power than other processors so reduce heat and the batteries last longer. 5. All parts are now made in China whatever the laptop make. The only thing is some makes give better after sales service which you will pay extra for. 6. Unless you are into games or video editing and other power hungry programs, a low power cheap laptop model will be quite powerful enough to run word processors, spreadsheets and email and general office programs. My 2c!
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@sivanj (1263)
• India
18 Dec 08
thanks for the response. i think there are very many useful tips to pick for me. i will read carefully and remember them. thanks again. i look for programming capabilities, video editing, fairly good audio and gaming as well.
@smacksman (6074)
18 Dec 08
Well then you need a powerful desktop. The most powerful laptop will always be lacking for serious gaming and video editing. For video editing ou will need a good graphics card, a very large and fast hard drive (I have 1Tb for storage and a 10,000 rpm Raptor for C: drive). You will fill a laptop hard drive editing one video. Use a RAID setup for games, a fast monitor and the best graphics card you can buy.
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
you need to ask yourself first. what do i need it for? will it be for gaming? will it be for typing and internet use only? photo editing and video editing software now-a-days use a large amount of processing power. you need to consider that also if you need to do the such tasks
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
18 Dec 08
It all depends on what kind of laptop u are looking for, and it's for what kind of purposes.. Because there are laptops designed just for playing on online games, and those graphic cards in it are of high quality.. hehe Thus, if u are gonna use it for work, or carrying it around, then u should get something that's light, and with lots of memory, so that u can store your work, plus, not lagging the whole system ^_^
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I sure wish I could help you out here but I have never owned one. My sister does own one and she may be able to help you out when she sees this.
• India
18 Dec 08
Having a laptop is a good idea i like DELL laptops because they look great and they work the best. If you have told me the price you want to buy i can tell you the best because the best laptops start from sony and many other companies offer laptops with so many features
@Kumaresan (450)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 08
hello there... well, i don't know what you want to do from your laptop but i can suggest you some advices on how to buy a good laptop... first of all, try to buy a laptop which is lightweight for you to carry around... because sometimes, when laptops are heavy, you pretty much feel a lot of burden on your shoulders or your back... second is, buy a laptop which pre-installed with windows vista in it... and make sure that you got the windows vista premium ready sticker on your laptop... because when you got pre-installed windows vista on your laptop, you pretty much got a good number of hardware support because windows vista requires a lot of hardware demand... so ensure that your laptop is pre-installed with windows vista and got that sticker... third of all, if your laptop are not pre-installed with windows vista, then you should look for a laptop which got quite good hardware installed in it... for example, 1GB of RAM, 128MB of graphics memory, DVD burner, dual-core processor, multi-card reader and hardware of your choice... finally, look out for price... there are a lot of shops around to do some research to choose which laptop is suitable to your liking and budget... i hope this tips all will be useful for you...