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How to choose a laptop

So, laptops are selected according to the following characteristics:

1. Manufacturer.

The best laptop manufacturer by rightIs Apple. Following it are the world-famous ASUS, DELL and SONY. We recommend to trust only these manufacturers, since the rest could not prove themselves from the positive side in the world market.

2. The processor.
If you do not want to spoil your nerves because ofPermanent brakes, choose a dual-core processor with a frequency of at least 2.3GHz. For heavy applications (like Adobe Photoshop), choose at least 2.8GHz, and for games - only a quad-core processor.

3. The diagonal.
The diagonal directly depends on the size of yourLaptop. Notebooks with a diagonal of 8-9 inches can easily be put into the inside pocket of the jacket. For frequent trips it is better to choose a laptop with a diagonal of 13-14 inches, this is the best option for the ratio of size and weight. For gaming laptops, choose 17 inches or more.

4. Operative memory.
For comfortable operation without permanent brakes andDelays choose a laptop with 4GB of memory or more. For gaming laptops - at least 8GB of memory. It is highly desirable to choose the third generation RAM (PC3-10600 and higher).

5. Operating system.
Be sure to check whether it is installed on theLaptop convenient for you operating system. Sometimes on laptops put the OS family of * NIX (for example, Linux). If you've never worked on such an operating system before, do not agree to buy a laptop with this operating system.

6. Hard disk.
When evaluating a hard disk, pay attention to the following parameters:

  1. Interface connection - must be either SATA-II or SATA-III (preferably the latter).
  2. The rotation speed is 5400, 7200 or IntelliPower. We recommend to choose 7200, because IntelliPower (the technology that allows you to alternate the speed of work depending on the load) is not yet fully thought out and is unstable.
  3. Volume - the maximum amount of stored data. Choose the amount of data with a margin, so that later you do not need to change the disk to a more "voluminous." The minimum value is usually considered to be 320GB.
7. Ports.
Think about which of the following types of ports you might need:
  • RJ-45 - allows you to connect to the wired Internet.
  • USB - to connect various USB devices (keyboard, mouse, etc.).
  • VGA or DVI - to connect the laptop to a monitor or projector.
8. The external panel.
Inspect the outer panel carefully. Be sure to check if there are indicators for the Caps Lock on the laptop, whether the touchpad is convenient, etc.

9. Additional devices.
Do not forget to check if your laptop has Wi-Fi, optical drive (DVD), audio, video camera and Wi-Fi, if something of this may be necessary for you.

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