5 Things to consider when buying a laptop

Are you considering buying a new laptop? The range of available laptops are extensive and careful consideration needs to be taken when taking a look at what the best option will be for your needs.


Here are a few things to take into account to ensure you get the best laptop for your needs and budget.


Processor (CPU)

Your laptop’s CPU is the main component of your machine and will determine the processing speed. A fast processor will have a great impact on how quickly you’ll be able to get things done on your computer and therefore it is essential to opt for a laptop with a fast processor.



RAM is the physical memory of your laptop and help speed up the processing of the applications you run. It is advisable that you choose a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM. If you are using software that requires heavy processing, like graphic design or video editing software, it is best to opt for RAM with more than 4GB.

Size matters

Will you be using your laptop in your office mostly or will you be traveling around with it quite a bit? Most laptops come in screen sizes that range from 11 to 17 inches. If you are always out and about and need to take your laptop with you everywhere, consider opting for a smaller screen size that will be lightweight and easily portable.

Battery life

After the laptop has gone through a full single charge and the power adapter is unplugged, the average life of a laptop battery can be anywhere between one and six hours. If you will be working away from the office for extended periods of time, make sure that the laptop you choose will be able to stay powered without it being plugged in for as long as possible.

Enough ports

Make sure that the laptop you buy has at least two ports. USB 3.0 ports would also be preferable, as opposed to the slower USB 2.0 — although this won’t affect things like keyboards and mice, for storage, it can be a huge benefit.

These are just a few pointers to take into consideration when buying a laptop. Depending on your needs, there might be other factors you need to consider as well. If you are unsure of what else you need to take into account, please contact our Sales Team to guide you in choosing the perfect laptop to satisfy your needs!