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On Choosing a new laptop what to consider…

I was making my cellular device picker list and was reminded that many people also need to find and use laptops. I was pushing this column off for a while, but then I realized why? It is fresh in my mind and something at least one person wants, so here we go, how to pick a new laptop. First off, when considering a laptop, it is important to be honest with yourself. That is honest both ways. Honest in what you will do with the computer.

  1. Processor: i9, i7, and i5 chips are normally the options when you consider buying a laptop. It should be noted that i5 chips are likely to run the coolest. Therefore, you can have the laptop sitting on your lap. I9 chips run the hottest and frankly, and I canโ€™t have on my lap for more than 30 minutes. But the three chips offer many capabilities that have to be considered before thinking about anything else.
    1. I9 the fastest chip you can get today. Speed is critical if your name is Alex and you render graphics every day. Or if you are an artist and create on your laptop. I9 chips are also critical if you are a developer or an infrastructure person that runs more than one computer on your laptop (via VMWare Workstation or Hyper-V).
    2. I7 is now the middle of the road chip fast enough for most processing
    3. I5 is the chip that is the coolest but much closer than the i7 or i9 is
  2. Battery โ€“ Iโ€™ve been prompted recently to read about graphene batteries, they are coming
    1. LiIon batteries are the standard today. They get hot. Most of the device fires came from overheated LiIon batteries
    2. Graphene batteries are coming but are not in laptops today
  3. Memory, the two things that slow a computer, the first is the processor and the second is the memory. Most computers use physical memory to load applications and the operating system. It is important to remember that, as you can quickly consume 8015 gigabytes of Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer
    1. The speed of the memory matters, but not as much as the processor
    2. Adding more memory will speed up a computer.
  4. Hard drive โ€“ ah, the great debate!
    1. There are two distinct types of hard drives, SSD or sold state drivers and the more traditional hard drive.
    2. What you care about if you are not buying an SSD drive (Solid-state) is the speed in RPM of the drive.
  • 5400 rpm is slow
  • 7200 RMP is the middle ground now
  • 10,000 RPM is the high middle speed
  • 15000 rpm is the fastest traditional hard drive today
  • SSD drives are the fastest overall

The speed of your processor, memory amount, and hard drive speed will determine what you can can cannot do with your laptop.

  • Question /

    do you have a laptop today?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    is your laptop more than a year old?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    do you have 8 gigs or more of memory?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    is your computer slow today?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. A timely post. I have been considering buying my own as I am using the one being used by the pharmacy. Just that, like Suvie, the cost of this thing is enough for something that gives me joy ๐Ÿ˜‚. Do we place value to joy? Do we trade joy for usefulness? That is my conundrum ๐Ÿ˜œ

  2. My laptop got burned up. I use desktop but mostly smartphone. I will buy a new one but I need much storage space. SSD doesn’t provide a lot of space unless one buys an external disk. I’m still confused between SSD and traditional one.

  3. Q: DO YOU HAVE A LAPTOP TODAY?
    Yes (5 votes) – 63%
    No (3 votes) – 38%
    Q: IS YOUR LAPTOP MORE THAN A YEAR OLD?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%
    Q: DO YOU HAVE 8 GIGS OR MORE OF MEMORY?
    Yes (2 votes) – 50%
    No (2 votes) – 50%
    Q: IS YOUR COMPUTER SLOW TODAY?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%

  4. I have a Lenovo laptop for 4 years and have been thinking about buying a new one for a while now … I have a reputable reseller and I go to him and he advises me what is best for me … I need a simple computer for everyday use and I don’t think about giving it more than 300 eur

  5. I love the photo of the twins. I used to have a laptop I used for watching and listening to YouTube so I would not have to do it all on my PC which I use to work on. However, now I have no laptop and I do not really need one but perhaps I will consider it so my PC can get a rest after a long day of work and I can turn to a laptop for entertainment.

  6. These are very useful, as I have been delaying getting a new laptop for a long time. Mine is over 5 years old and I honestly don’t know whether to consider it crap or great for still working decently for my needs.

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