No matter how advanced smartphones end up featuring multi-core processors or displays that fold out larger than your average tablet, a laptop is indispensable – especially at a time when our offices and businesses have come from swanky offices to our cozy bedrooms .... A laptop cannot be replaced by any kind of tablet when it comes to basic hardcore productivity and hence, it becomes crucial to choose the right laptop for you.
Unlike a smartphone, your laptop needs to last for at least 4-5 years at a stretch and during that period, it needs to keep going effortlessly, no matter what you throw at it. You could be working hard on spreadsheets or lengthy documents during the day, and may use the same for catching up with your favourite Netflix shows, or the latest movies from your external storage drive during the night.
At HT Tech, we understand the importance of laptops. Everything you read here – be it the latest news items, insightful How-To stories, or awesome gadget reviews, it is our laptops that bear the brunt of our fingers raining down on the keyboards. Hence, we know what works for you and we are in a position to guide you in buying the latest laptops and figure out what is good. Choosing between a power-efficient Intel processor or a beastly AMD Ryzen processor, we can tell you the difference between these and guide you as to which one to choose. And most importantly, keep your budget in mind.
And that is why the HT Tech laptop picker tool is here to help you with a wide variety of laptops from various brands. This tool will help you choose your perfect laptop in a few easy steps.
Other than that, keep these pointers in mind while choosing the laptop.
Price: Spend only as much as you can afford. There’s no point in spending more than your necessity and budget. And, there’s no point in saving on a laptop that ends up making you spend more on maintenance over the years.
Processor: Similar to the price, there’s no point in getting a high-performance Core i7 processor if all you do is work on documents and browse the internet. Choose the processor based on your needs. Gamers should not below Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processors.
Display size: These days, you can choose between gorgeous OLED displays, High-refresh rate colour calibrated professional display, Dual Display models, and even foldable laptops.
Connectivity: Having your laptop with the latest Wi-Fi standards and Bluetooth connectivity is a must. And, having basic ports such as USB-A, USB-C, HDMI, and a 3.5mm jack is necessary.
Operating system: Are you a Windows person or a macOS person? Choose your OS carefully, as moving to a new one will seek a higher learning curve.
RAM: For 2022 and beyond, you should have at least 8GB RAM on your laptop to run even basic apps and do simple tasks. Gamers should go for 16GB RAM at least to keep extra memory in hand.
Graphics card: Do you do photo or video editing? Get a laptop with a beefy GPU inside. If you do basic photo editing, then settling for laptops with integrated graphics is a smarter choice.
Battery capacity: You should settle for laptops with battery capacity at least above 65Whr. Anything below that with an average Core i5/8GB RAM/FHD display setup will barely make it past 4-5 hours.
Storage: You can choose between old-school yet cheaper HDD storage, and faster but smaller capacity SSD storage. SSD drives offer substantial speed benefits.
After sales service: Despite having the cutting-edge tech, you need to ensure that your laptop can be serviced easily in your area. In an age where doorstep services are increasingly getting popular, you need to ensure that your laptop brand can service your machine at your place, or handle all other critical issues.