What are the basic points to purchase a laptop

By ethanji · 7 replies
Jan 23, 2013
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  1. Hello,
    I am going to purchase a new dell laptop, so what are the basic points that should be kept in mind while purchasing it??
    I am purchasig this laptop for the general purpose use at my home.
    So, please give me some suggestions...
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Personally, there are just two things to be mindful of for me: SSD and IPS!
    Everything else is secondary and for home use most things will work fine anyway and the ssd would be the biggest bottleneck IMO.
  3. ethanji

    ethanji TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ya thanks for that info...
  4. Zeutrinox

    Zeutrinox TS Rookie Posts: 32

    My personal important points are
    • Size of HDD or SSD
    • Graphic card/VRAM (the higher the better!)
    • Keyboard backlit
    • Screen resolution (the higher the better!)
    • Is there ODD? Do you actually need one?
    • Processor
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Laptop implies portability and that leads IMO directly to weight and battery life (and the ability to tune power usage).
    It also would exclude IMO, all AMD processors for excessive power & heat.
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  6. jackgre52565816

    jackgre52565816 TS Rookie

    Core proccessors definetly but you need a good video card driver for gaming etc
  7. stonarda

    stonarda TS Booster Posts: 143   +18

    Not all AMD processors, the APU's are very good I hear!
  8. bajinglumpat

    bajinglumpat TS Rookie

    Well the most important thing is definitely battery life. What's the point having a mobile computer IF it can't stay mobile enough?

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