Plan to buy a laptop.
March 21, 2009 9:11am CST
I'm planning to buy a laptop for the first time. What should specs that i should consider buying a laptop. Is the brand of the laptop will help me in finding a good one or just only the specification of the laptop?.
• United States
21 Mar 09
One of the main factors for me when I bought mine was keyboard size. I only have a laptop and I have to type many papers on it and so I bought a 17 inch one. Not only does it have a wider keyboard but it also has the number pad that I use so much. Another factor for me was memory, the more the better
• United States
25 Apr 09
I used to sell laptops (among other things in an office supply store) for a living. The things I would look for are brand, speed, memory, hard drive size, dvd burner, battery life, and screen size. 1.Brand: this can change once in a while because sometimes a certain brand name will goof up (we had problems for a while with Toshiba's over-heating and being returned. They fixed that later, but for a while Toshiba's were not recommended by us. Now I would not have a problem. Currently, all things being equal, I'd pick a Sony or an Apple). 2.Speed: this changes all the time and can be confusing. Faster is better, but costs more. I'd also pick AMD over Intel for price vs. speed. 3.Memory: right now, at least 2 gigabytes or more (especially if you get Windows Vista on that laptop.) 4.Hard drive: whatever sounds good to you, more is better, but usually not needed. 5.DVD burner: this is definetly something to get if possible! 6.Battery life: as for an estimate or compare how high that batteries maH are. 7.Screen size: personal choice, I would get a nice wide screen (16:9 ratio) if it was me for playing movies. If not, just go by screen size by inches (17 at least, I'd say). Hope this helped! (and wasn't too late)