When buying a laptop, you need to consider more than just performance and weight. There are many additional things like screen size, battery life, and keyboard and connecting options to consider.
Let’s look at some of the things to consider when buying a laptop.
One of the first things you need to consider on a laptop is the CPU. The latest portable CPUs that integrate Intel’s Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors work much better than the old Intel single-core Intel processors (e.g. Pentium M). The good laptop around 500 pounds uses the AMD Athlon Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor – which also works well. Generally, however, if you are looking for a portable computer, I would advise you to look with an Intel Core Duo processor.
- System memory
If you do not have money, my advice is to get at least 1GB of RAM – that’s the minimum you need to get new PC applications to run faster. Also keep in mind that you can add more memory to your existing good laptop around 500 pounds. You may be interested in this brief guide on how to install new memory modules on a portable computer.
- Photo memory
Laptop graphics are another factor you will want to consider. Generally, I would say you have to go to 128MB of dedicated video RAM. Also, make sure that image memory is used for image use only and is not shared with the main memory. If you intend to play games on a portable computer, then look for advanced 3D image chips with approximately 256MB to 512MB of memory image provided.