Things to consider before buying a laptop

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Buying a laptop is a serious investment. Unlike desktops, which can be upgraded easily, laptops are very hard to replace. Often, new models are released every 6 months featuring improved hardware. So when buying a laptop, there are different things you have to consider when it comes to hardware. A high end laptop lasts for 2 3 years. A lower end laptop lasts less since newer programs dont support lower end software. You can sell your old laptop to help you buy a new one. There are sites where you can do so, like Cashforlaptops.com. Lets go into detail about what you should consider.

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  • 1. Buying a laptop is a serious investment. Unlike desktops, which can be upgradedeasily, laptops are very hard to replace. Often, new models are released every 6 monthsfeaturing improved hardware.So when buying a laptop, there are different things you have to consider when it comesto hardware. A high end laptop lasts for 2 3 years. A lower end laptop lasts lesssince newer programs dont support lower end software. You can sell your old laptopto help you buy a new one. There are sites where you can do so, likeCashforlaptops.com.Lets go into detail about what you should consider.Looks are an important thing to consider when buying a laptop. Similar to how peoplebuy guitars, cars and other items, the looks of the computer reflect the aesthetic taste ofthe customer.While that is important, you should also look into the actual materials used. Is thelaptop entirely plastic? Is it entirely stainless steel?One good way to check the build quality is to open the case and carefully note how it

2. opens. If it feels tight and sturdy, then its a good laptop. Look for other places ofinterest, such as gaps and items that can loosen if placed in a bag.Ports are an important thing to consider. The size of the laptop dictates the number andtype of ports it can contain.When searching for a laptop, always look at the essentials. There should be at least 2 3USB ports installed. There should also at least be a headphone and microphone output.This allows you to fully utilize your laptop for office work, or listening to music.Another thing to consider is Ethernet. Commonly, laptops connect to Wi Fi becausethey dont have to run cables anymore. While thats great, Ethernet is a good choicebecause the speed is always consistent.If youre looking to port to external monitors, there are a few you need today HDMI,DVI, and VGA. Commonly, HDMI and DVI are used since VGA is quite old schoolalready. HDMI and DVI have better resolution, resulting in better images.The keyboard and touchpad are important things to consider. After youve chosen themfor the looks, try them out for actual performance. Imagine how it would feel to use thekeyboard and touchpad for the next two years. If it feels great for you, then buy it.Look for a keyboard that makes the important keys bigger than the rest, such as Enterand Backspace.Battery life is also important. After all, what makes a laptop a laptop is the rechargeablebattery.When buying a laptop, consider battery life. If you cant test the laptops life, lookonline for reviews. Youll easily find a test on your laptop of choice. If you are tired ofalways charging your laptop and think you need a new one, then go buy one. Butbefore that you can sell your old laptop.Also, consider looking for a laptop manufacturer that allows you to purchase extrabatteries and chargers. That way, you can use it longer. Also, if you fry your chargerfrom a lightning storm, you can just get a new one immediately. 3. The display is also important. Consider the brightness of the screen and the overallcolor quality.Check for viewing angles too. A good screen allows you to move your head in differentangles relative to the screens position. If they dont change, then you have a goodscreen.There are a lot more things to consider, but these aspects of a laptop are the mostimportant to look out for. If you really want to buy a new laptop and you cannot affordthe price, the best thing to do is to trade laptop online for cash.Source: http://cashforlaptops-review.weebly.com/