Things to Consider When Buying Your First Laptop

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Australia is known as the world’s smallest island continent. It is estimated that if you plan to visit one Australian beach every day, it will take you twenty-seven years to complete your list. Australian people also rely on technology for most of their day-to-day activities. The chances are that you will see either a desktop computer or a laptop or both of them in almost all Australian households. 

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are relying on their computers to work, study, or even get rid of the boredom of staying home to prevent getting sick. Because of the pandemic, the need for laptops and PCs increased. According to HP distributors Australia, their laptop sales increased by as much as thirty percent in July as compared to sales from the previous year. 

So, if you are planning to purchase a laptop, be prepared to pay higher costs since the demand for laptops is increasing. Nevertheless, here are the things that you need to consider in choosing a laptop. 

Screen Size. The size of your laptop’s screen will affect its portability. However, if you want a laptop that is light to carry around, a laptop with a screen between 12 to 13 inches will be right for you. Do not go for laptops with a smaller screen than 12 inches since a smaller screen will only be as useful as a tablet. On the other hand, laptops with screens between 15 to 17 inches may give you more room to see more programs at once; their portability is lessened. However, if you plan to use your laptop in only one location, such as your home office, then a 17-inch laptop may also serve as your replacement PC. 

Power Usage. Laptops will require power to function. Faster and more capable laptops will often have more components within them, making them heavier. Likewise, laptops with more components will need more power and may drain the battery faster. With more powerful and heavier laptops, you are sacrificing on its portability, but in return, you are getting higher resolution graphics and a machine that will not overheat easily. 

CPU. The central processing unit of your laptop is what controls all the operations and calculations of your computer. In the computer industry, there are two major CPU manufacturers to choose from, namely; Intel and AMD. If you are particular with the Intel brand, their Intel Core i5 CPUs are an excellent choice for everyday usage. However, an i7 processor will bring you significantly more power if you need your laptop for high-demanding programs or graphics-intense gameplays. On the other hand, AMD CPUs, especially their Ryzen series, is said to be equally good as their Intel counterparts of i5s and i7s. 

RAM. The RAM of your laptop works side by side with your CPU to run multiple programs at once. If budget is no issue for you, it is best to purchase a laptop with at least 16GB of RAM so that you can open multiple programs at once without noticing your laptops performance to slow down. 

Operating System. When you are purchasing a laptop from HP distributors Australia, they may offer you laptops that do not come with an existing operating system. However, you may choose which operating system to have installed on the laptop you are about to purchase. 

If it is the first time that you are going to purchase a laptop, you have to weigh in your options carefully. If you need the laptop for work, then purchase one that will effectively allow you to get your job done.