Buying a new laptop is surely exciting. A new gadget with more advanced features which could help you sail through your work is what one should aim for. Let us ponder upon what might go wrong and what is generally not looked upon when buying a new laptop.
1. The picture resolution of the screen is not to the mark:
Computing is easier with a monitor having good screen resolution. A dull monitor with bad picture quality makes it difficult to work for long hours and is harmful to your eyes. So, make sure that the screen resolution is ideally 1080P.
2. Keyboard and touchpad quality:
This is an aspect that is very important, but, surprisingly not looked at properly. Test your laptop before buying it. Type in sentences and get a feel of the keys. Find out whether they clatter, are pushy or feel rigid. Also, the width of the keys should be ideal for typing. The keys should be firm and be comfortable and feel right for typing. If you have overlooked this fact, then you might end up with an additional keyboard to comfortably key in your work!
Also, the touchpad should be tested for being sensitive to touch. The cursor should move smoothly along when your finger moves on the touchpad. The touchpad should be responsive to touch.
3. Build quality:
A laptop built of good material lasts longer. If you want to know whether the laptop is built of good material, hold it in your hands. Test, whether the plastic used, is of good quality. Look whether the hinges used in between the screen and the keyboard is tacky or reliable. This will avoid a short life of the screen. The screen or the keyboard should not flex on moving them. The material should either be made of good quality plastic or metals like aluminium or magnesium alloy.
The weight of the laptop should ideally be less than 2kilos so that it can be carried around with lesser effort. Otherwise, carrying the beast of a laptop becomes inevitable.
5. Battery life:
The battery life should be more than 7hrs upon a single charge when it is newly purchased. Choose a dealer/brand that gives extended warranty and tests your battery fully in the first 30 days of purchase so that you can replace it if it does not fulfil its claims.
To ensure good quality speakers, take a pen drive which has music and conversations and then listen to them at various volume levels. Speakers should be to the mark whether they would be used for e-lessons or for listening to music.
The specifications that are shown to you by a sales person are not what you want from your computer. The specifications of the laptop should rather meet your requirements in functionality when you are using it for work with no need for high-end features which use lots of power. The in-built operating system of the laptop should be compatible with the computers working in your network. So, choose wisely and carefully!