Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide- Choose the Best Laptop

Laptop buying guide 2020

Choose the best laptop

Whether you are planning to buy a laptop to work from home or attend online classes, finding a good laptop requires proper insight of must-have features and specifications.

To streamline your search, here’s a laptop buying guide that can help you identify a laptop best suited to your needs.

Operating system 

Choosing the right Operating System (OS) is the first and the most important step when buying a new laptop as it determines the environment you will work in. Therefore, verify that the pre-loaded OS meets your end-use needs.

Windows

Windows

  • Latest version is Windows 10.

  • Easy to use, intuitive GUI.

  • An ideal platform for work or study use.

  • Most devices are Windows compatible.

MacOS

MacOS

  • Latest version is macOS 10.15 'Catalina'.

  • Simplified user interface.

  • Ease of multitasking for robust users.

  • Less vulnerable to security lapses.

LINUX

LINUX

  • Open-source operating system.

  • Secure to malicious programmes.

  • Supports wide range of programming languages for coders.

  • Reliable and does not compromise performance

Tips for buying a laptop

  • Category

    Tip

  • Screen size

    15.6 is standard, but 12 to 14 inches can be more portable

  • Display type

    Pick IPS for great viewing angles

  • RAM & ROM

    4GB RAM or more for multitasking with at least 512GB storage

  • Battery

    Around 8 hours of battery life support

How to determine the storage capacity 

More storage capacity helps a laptop perform actions in the background seamlessly. It is always good to have more storage in your laptop to save media files and give enough space to the device to boot flawlessly. Different types of hard drive are:

HDD
HDD

Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) offer huge storage size at a reasonable cost per gigabyte.

SDD
SSD

Solid State Drives (SDDs) provide smooth booting and multitasking performance and are good for thin and light laptops

SSHD
SSHD

Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHDs) offer maximum capacity at an affordable price along with sound booting and loading

How to identify right RAM size in laptop 

Larger RAM renders good multitasking abilities in laptops. You can identify the right RAM size for your new laptop, depending on your usage, i.e. office work, casual browsing, or online classes:

Light use Medium use Heavy and demanding use
For browsing websites, watching videos online, or doing office work Intensive usage like photo editing, and run semi-demanding office programmes Professional gamer, video editing and rendering, working with large number of images, animation and graphic design work
Budget laptop with a decent 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage Core i3 – i5 processor with 4GB to 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage Core i9 and above, 16 to 32GB RAM and a top-end SSD storage unit

 
 

How to choose the best processor in laptop 

Features to look for in a new laptop

Now that you know about the most important features that you should look in a laptop before making a buying decision, here are some of the additional specifications that you mustn’t miss out.

USB Port
USB Port

USB Type-C offers speed and functionality

Display
Display

OLED screen displays better than real life images

Touchscreen
Touchscreen

Makes the interface simpler and eases access

2-in-1 PCs
2-in-1 PCs

Next-gen laptops that can fold flat and even detach for a tablet experience

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi

Get next-gen Wi-Fi 6 which is faster than the standard 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Graphics
Graphics

Look for a laptop that has a Nvidia Graphic chip

Buy best laptops on EMI

Finding the best laptop that serves you right with perfect features and specifications may fall heavy on your pocket. To ensure you get the best and most reliable laptop from the best brands, Bajaj Finserv EMI Network offers you to buy laptops on EMI. You can use your EMI Network Card to avail instant financing at any of our partner stores across 1,900+ cities in India. Here’s how you can:

  1. Buy laptops on EMI online

    Step 1: Visit EMI Store
    Step 2: Select the product you want to buy
    Step 3: Select a suitable EMI option and make the payment
    Step 4: Your product will be delivered to you within 24 hours
     
  2. Buy laptops on EMI at a partner store

    Step 1: Walk into our partner store
    Step 2: Use your EMI Network Card to pay
    Step 3: Avail instant financing (if you don’t have an EMI Network Card)
    Step 4: Walk out with your purchase
     

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