When choosing a notebook, there are several options for cheap laptops, right? Some have a better processor, others have a super graphics card, and so on. But that can raise questions about which device is best for what you need. I’ve separated some tips from what to keep an eye on when buying a notebook. Look that:
When you research notebooks, you will find that they have different processor types. The most common on the market are Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 – the latter being the fastest of these three. Nowadays, most processors are fast enough to perform everyday tasks such as surfing the internet and working with text files, i.e. i3 does the job. It is worth buying a notebook with a powerful processor, such as the i7 or higher, if you use the device to play or edit photos and videos, okay? And look at this tip: the processor is the most expensive part of the computer. So if you don’t need a fast processor, you can save money by buying a device with a more basic processor!
RAM is an important item because it stores all the programs that are running when the notebook is on. For you not to have problems of slowdowns, crashes, or blue screen, which is when the computer shuts down alone, the recommended minimum is 2GB, okay? But if you plan to use note more often, preferably one with 4GB RAM. Now, if the goal is to edit photos, videos, and play games, the ideal one is 8GB or more.
If you’re the type to save all your family photos, movies, and music in your notebook, then you might want to have large storage space like 500GB or 1TB, which is enough to store these things, plus work files, college and some programs you download. And it’s plenty of space, wanna see? To give you an idea, in 1GB, you can store over 200 photos in high resolution! Here there are two options: HD and SSD. Hard drives are ideal for storing files, while SSDs are focused on speed, meaning they are ideal for loading applications. But SSD devices are more expensive, see?
The video card serves to display all images that will appear on the screen. So if your goal is to watch videos or play on your notebook, look for one with a more powerful graphics card.
Guys, when thinking about the size of the notebook screen, it’s important to remember that the bigger it is, the heavier the device and the more battery it uses! So the screen size should be just right for your needs: if you want to take the note everywhere, choose 11 inches or 13-inch screens, but if it’s going to be home, 15 or 17-inch models may be a good option.
Battery life depends heavily on other notebook components and screen size. So look for brands that sell the battery separately, so you have a spare one in case you’re running out, or look for an extended-battery notebook that lasts a little longer than usual, okay?
Finally, take a look at all the extra features that are offered. Some models no longer offer CD and DVD input, because, in addition to making the notebook heavier, you can save files on a pen drive and watch videos and movies straight from the internet.
As for the other inputs, it is ideal to have at least three USB ports, to connect pen drive, mouse, external hard drive and mobile phone charger; an HDMI port to connect the computer to a television or projector; If you want, you can also look for a device with an SD card slot to be able to transfer photos from a digital camera, for example.
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