Laptops have changed quite a bit over the years, haven’t they? There are some really great machines out there, and there have been many technological advances made. You have to think about what you need in a new laptop. What features are most important? These days, the newer notebooks are more like tablets, and it pays to know the components, too. Here is your laptop buying guide for 2018.
Do you remember when laptops used to be big and bulky? They weren’t slimline by any means, and all of them had drives. Yeah, you don’t need a drive these days. What you want is a smaller size laptop that is portable and easy to use. You might think that all of the notebooks fit that bill these days, but the specs are important. Maybe you don’t want a netbook, but you want a notebook that is the right size.
What you’re going to use the laptop for really matters. While you want a smaller and more portable machine, you certainly want to be sure the specs are right. Is this going to be a gaming laptop? How much internal storage do you need? The screen quality has everything to do with whether or not you should buy a device, too.
There are certain universal tips when it comes to buying the right notebook. Better screen quality is certainly one of those universal tips. Have you ever seen a screen that is a little too glossy? That’s going to cause reflective issues if you think about it, especially if the screen is even slightly dirty. A screen that is more smudge free would sure be nice.
With a tablet, the keyboard shows up on the screen. Or you can buy a Bluetooth keyboard. Yet with a laptop, the keyboard is built in to the device. The device can be great, but if the keyboard fails, what are you going to do? That being said, you can of course attach an external keyboard, but talk about a problem situation. You don’t want to be carting a device around like that unless you have no choice.
Therefore, it’s very important to make sure that you’re going to have a good keyboard for your laptop. Do you type 150 words per minute? If you mainly use your laptop for typing up documents and you pound away at it all day long, you might not want to buy the most expensive notebook. You could wear that keyboard out quite quickly, and then you’re stuck buying another laptop.
You really have to think about the specs that are most important in relation to your individual situation. For me, I am a self-employed writer. I use a tablet and a bluetooth keyboard, but I have already been through two keyboards for this one tablet. It just goes to show that you need to think about what’s best for your situation. When I used to buy notebooks, I would have to buy the cheapest one, each and every year.