What to look for when buying a laptop for work and studying

There are so many things that a person might want to add in his/her purchasing list which would help them to have a great and  smooth ongoing journey, but the need is also to make sure that things happen in the right way.

If you are studying or want to have a small startup of your own, then you would definitely like to have a laptop. If you’ve decided that you need a laptop, and you’re looking for some guidance on buying it, then you are in the right place. We are here to provide you with certain things that you should look for when it comes to buying a laptop for work and studying.

Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when purchasing a new laptop: –



  • Company

This is a very important thing to take note of. Even if you need a laptop for a small purpose, this factor should never be overlooked. The best way to make sure that you are investing in the right product is to buy it from a reputed company. There are so many companies out there which provide laptops of different genres. Before making any investment, make a list of all the companies and start researching. For example, A MSI or Acer laptop might be good for gaming while a dell or mac would be good for a long-lasting battery. The more you research, the more you will understand.

  • Size

Before you go into looking specifications and other technical details of a laptop, you need to figure out what size you want i.e. how portable does your laptop have to be. You will see that laptops are usually categorized on the basis of their display size. Here are a few standard sizes that will help you decide: –

  1. 11 – 12 inches: – The 11-12 inch laptops are the thinnest and lightest ones out there which weigh around 2 to 3 pounds. These are best when it comes to portability.
  2. 13 – 14 inches: – These laptops provide the best balance for portability and usability, and they weigh around 3 to 4 pounds.
  3. 15-16 inches: – These are extremely popular among students. They weigh around 5 to 6 pounds and are not the best when it comes to portability. You can consider this size If you want a large screen and not willing to carry the laptop everywhere.
  4. 17 – 18 inches: – These laptops are great if you want to keep it on the desk all the time. They provide great processing power that you might need for playing high-end games and do workstation-level productivity.
  • Pricing

This is one of the main deciding factors, which help people to know which choice they wanna stick to. Thus, this has a great impact on changing a person’s decision. While you are ready to invest a good sum of money, there are certain things that you might need to consider.

Always try to get some sort of help from those who are willing to make it a good and easy way for you. You can even try thinking of taking a loan from companies like Ascent, who are willing to help you with the right kind of investment. With the right kind of installment policies, you can make sure that having a laptop for your study or even for your work is not that big of a deal. Taking a small loan could be extremely beneficial especially if you are a student. Not only will it take off the burden of paying all the money together, it will also help you increase your credit score.

  • Storage

You storage drive is even more important than the speed of CPU. If you are someone who does not need a ton of storage but you want good performance, then go for SSD(Solid State Drive). SSDs are basically a better version of HDD. We mean up to 3 times better. Let’s understand it in a simple way. HDD has a disk inside it which rotates continuously for it to work, so if something is rotating, there will be a certain amount of friction in it. This friction makes HDD slower and heats it up. Whereas an SSD is in a solid state, which means there is nothing moving or rotating inside it. This makes it way faster than normal HDDs. They are a bit more expensive than HDD but is a must-have if you want fast performance.

Conclusion: –

Thus, there you go. These are a few things that one must consider before buying a laptop. We did not go much into technical details as you will be able to figure that out by yourself as you research more about the companies. We hope these things will be helpful and if you’ve recently purchased a laptop, then share your experience with us on the comments below!

Frank M.

Frank M.

Blogger at Gadget Salvation since 2014. Technology enthusiast.