Despite the fact that various smartphones are flooding the market today with new releases almost on a daily basis, it still beats my imagination that the price of laptops in the market keeps going high at a time when someone may be tempted to think that laptops have lost their relevance. So today’s post actually tries to examine the things in a laptop that should make you want to spend your money.
The truth is there are many laptops in the market today which do not worth their price tag. On the contrary, there are other which do. The major assignment therefore will be for you as a buyer to figure out the best ones because if you should leave the choice in the hands of manufacturers of these laptops or should I say sellers, then you may be in for a ripoff I tell you.
WHAT LAPTOP SHOULD YOU SPEND ON?
Let’s run down the list very quickly :
1. High-Res, Colorful Displays:
While an average of laptop have 1920 x 1080 displays, most have low- res, 1366 x 768 panels. If you care about display quality — and who doesn’t — pay for a panel that’s 1920 x 1080 or higher and offers an excellent range of colors — the closer to 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut the better. A 2K (2560 x 1440) or a 4K display
(3840 x 2160) screen provides optimal image quality but will be overkill for most users.
2. Solid State Drives:
Getting a fast processor is meaningless if you’re using a mechanical hard drive for storage. An SSD has the most tangible effect on performance of any premium component, because it
triples or quadruples application and file opens, task- switching and general responsiveness.
3. Real Classy Design:
Most midrange laptops are made out of plastic materials that look and feel cheap. Devices that use premium materials such as
aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber cost more but they are well worth it.
4. A Great Keyboard and Touchpad:
Many average- priced laptops have flexy or stiff keyboards. While
more expensive laptops don’t always offer a better typing experience, many have snappier keys and deeper travel. Your fingers will notice the difference.
5. Long Battery Life: Now, this is something I can spend a fortune on. The very cheapest laptops — 11- inchers with Atom processors like the Lenovo Ideapad 100s — actually have long battery life for a low price. However, if you want a laptop with a mainstream
processor that lasts all day, you’ll need to pay extra. Just keep in mind that vendors often exaggerate endurance claims. Look for test results from
independent publications like what you find here on TechLug in terms of reviews.
6. Gaming Performance: If you want to play Candy
Crush Soda Pop, any laptop on the market will do, but
if you want to run top-tier games like Fallout 4, Metro
Last Light or Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, you’ll need
a gaming laptop with powerful discrete graphics. A great gaming laptop should offer quad-core processors, high-end displays, dual storage drives and customizable lighting, in addition to their powerful GPUs.
So when next you visit the shop for a laptop I’m sure you now know what to look out for.