Do you know what to look for when you are searching for a new laptop? A writer for the New York Times, Sam Grobart, recently wrote an article that gives some tips. Some of the suggestions he gives may surprise you. Most laptops will be used to watch movies, surf the web, email people, and use general office programs. If this sounds like you, then the most important features to concentrate on are screen size, memory, and weight.
Let’s focus on weight. The advantage of a laptop is that it is portable. Laptops, though, won’t feel so portable if they weigh more than six pounds. Laptops that break that six-pound line can stress your shoulder when you’re toting it in your backpack or duffel. It should not be too hard for smart shoppers to find laptops that weigh less than six pounds. Some weigh just two-and-a-half pounds.
For people that will be watching a lot of videos or movies, a good screen size to aim for is one that measures 13 inches diagonally. This is the perfect size to watch movies and it is small enough to carry around in most bags.
Another essential thing to look for in a laptop is the RAM, or random access memory. The recommendation is that consumers should purchase laptops that have at the very least 4 gigabytes of RAM. Anything with less will move slowly. Anything above 4 gigabytes is needless for most laptop users. Yet another thing you don’t need to worry about is the processor. Most laptops made today have processors that are fine for the needs of most people.