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How to choose a new laptop

Jan 3, 2016   //   by The IT Guy   //   IT hardware, IT Support  //  No Comments

It’s quite exciting when the time comes to choose a laptop. You know it’s going to be quicker, better, and allows you to work smarter. You’ll be able to watch DVD’s, stream music, videos and Skype with the whole world! But how do you go about choosing the right one?


First work out your budget……….and stick to it. The biggest mistake is saying ‘Oooohhh that has another 100 thingy’s in it’ or ‘For an extra £50 I can have it in pink….’ Don’t get distracted by non-important features. Now that you have your budget, you need to narrow down your search. This is pretty easy too. Nowadays you’ll only have Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 – we recommend the professional versions. Next up is the screen size – either 15.4” or something smaller like a 13”. Ok now we are getting somewhere. Hold on – what about RAM and Hard Disk? Well we would recommend 4GB as a minimum; 6GB is preferable and at least 500GB Hard Drive. The last one is processor – DO NOT get a Celeron Processor. Go for latest i5 or if you can afford it, i7 processor.

So now you have your spec. I’m going for £450 max budget, 15.4” screen with Windows 10, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive with a i5 processor……….groovy!

But where do I find one?!? Well you can go to Comet, PC World or Currys and get ripped off quite easily. Take the hassle out of your purchase by letting us do the work for you. We have a great relationship with our suppliers so can often source products cheaper than anyone else.

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