Purchasing laptops?

India
October 12, 2009 2:16pm CST
Hello what are the features you mainly look into when buying a laptop? Graphics memory? Hard disk capacity? Processing Power? Please comment. Rajah Ganesh G.S. Certified A+ N+ Professional i@mhErO!
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@animestan (323)
• Canada
12 Oct 09
Well it really depends what you're looking for and the uses of it. I usually split users of computers into 3 groups. 1. Normal Users - Students that use it for word processing, research. For these people, a regualr P4 or a Duo would do. 256-512ram, graphics wouldnt matter, and about a 250GB hd, and a longer battery capacity 2. Artists/Workers - Average graphcis w/ duo-quad cores. 500gb, 512 ram with good power 3. Gamers - High end graphics, 500gb+, 2gb ram +, quad core recommened
• United States
12 Oct 09
Well, I agreed with you here. And I am a regular user, so I don't really need anything too much of high capacity of it. I used it to surf web and other assignment daily.
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 09
Hello Rajah, like you I'm A+ Certified, Network+ Certified and now MCP or Microsoft Certified Professional. I love computers and I'm trying to get into the industry but it's hard. Anyway, when looking to buy any computer whether it be a desktop or a laptop I always look for the following. The system has to have a dual core processor, the most ram available, probably 2 to 4GB now, good onboard graphics if not, then I would purchase an Nvidia graphics card with it's own gpu or graphics processor unit. Hard disk capacity is also very important and would tend to go for the maximum available. A goldern rule tha I always follow is to always go for the maximum specs that you can afford. Being A+ Certified though I'm more inclined to build the computer system myself according to my personal preferences. Andrew
@dekada80 (388)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
When purchasing a laptop, I suggest you also consider the reliability of the brand, this can be done by searching for reviews regarding customer satisfaction on brands.
• India
13 Oct 09
i would look for a amd turion at least 2 gb ram and graphics card is not necessary if r not a die heart gamer as it will not benefit anywhere else. and hard disk must be at least 250 gb as i am mad about downloading at least 300-400 mb i download reguarly. so this r my criteria for a laptop for me.
@shajerrl (311)
• China
13 Oct 09
please clarify your purpose of purchase this laptop,,,if you just want to buy laptop for internet, music, document etc, I think some common features laptop is Ok, but if you want to run 3D games, use for 3D sofware design, in this situation, you'd better buy a workstation...thanks
12 Oct 09
Hi there, I just want to share my experience about buying laptop here. Well, it depends on the main aim WHY you buy the laptop. Is it for business, for fun, for school work or for anything else? I bought my laptop for my school work and I chose one that best suits me. I will consider the type of Windows, RAM, processor, disk capacity and durability. Once a laptop fulfill all of my needs, I will definitely go with it.
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Every thing is under consideration. My main concern is the speed of the cpu and memory, plus hard drive capacity. I would like my computer fast, of course, and want it to run great too.