Hello friends, Welcome to developers nation. I’m Aman Gupta today we are going to learn about laptops. In today’s world laptops are become an essential part of our lifestyle. So, let’s look at some important things you have to know about your laptop.
1 SSD’s Vs HDD’s
Most laptops come with HDDs (Hard Disk Drive) because their manufacturing cost is very low and easily available for a wide range of laptops. If you are just buying a laptop for entertainment or for some basic work like document editing, writing, etc. Then it is always the right option to go with HDD.
If you want to play games with high-end graphics on your laptop and want to edit HD videos with the prime pro, then you might find SSD’s (Solid-state drive) quite useful because they have 6x read and write capacity compared to HDD’s.
2 RAM (Random Access Memory)
The best choice of RAM nowadays is 8-16 GB RAM because every software that focuses on great user experience needs more RAM consumption than ever before. You don’t have to compromise with RAM because it affects your overall performance. Thus it is also known as system memory. This is because every task you perform on your laptop is first stored on RAM and then on the CPU. For instance, if you perform a copy operation the data is first copied to the RAM and then to your desired location. That’s why you don’t lose or corrupt your data. So never underestimate the power of a RAM.
3 Operating Systems
Choosing an operating system is very confusing for some people. Because every OS comes with its own pros and corn. So let me give you some basic understating of what OS is best for your need. If you just want to buy a laptop for regular office work like editing documents, filing spreadsheets, etc. Or you want to edit some videos and want to make some cool presentation of your work so it’s a great choice to go with Windows or MAC OS.
If you are thinking about learning programming, hacking, computer networking, etc. so you have to go with Kali Linux or Ubuntu there are free OS. You can buy a laptop without an OS and install them easily if you want.
Don’t worry if you wondering you don’t get the windows or apple software in those free OS there are lots of free alternatives provide by the Linux community for your all office related works. And Linux OS is safer than any other OS. In the end, it all depends on your need to want you to want to choose.
Processors come with different variants on laptops. So the work of a processor or CPU on a laptop is to perform computation or any given task to them. When you say this laptop has i7 9th gen or i9 10th gen don’t confuse with those fancy words. Just remember what you need. For any purpose you buying a laptop 3-4 GHz clock speed processors are more than enough. If you want to invest more go for 5GHz processors and have more CPU core like i7 10gen etc.
We use laptops because of their portability and easy to carry nature. We can travel with a laptop anywhere and we want that the laptop works with us 24×7. So we need to have a long-life battery performance as we all expected. But sometimes laptops don’t fully feel our desires. That’s why you reading this blog or watching this video.
So, let’s see which kind of battery sufficient for you. Mostly I’m focusing on programming laptops so if you want your laptop work between 11-12 hours without charging. You have to go with a Li-Ion battery. They are the best option for laptops.
Some quick tips:
- Don’t use your laptop or any device while charging.
- Switch off or hibernate your laptop when you don’t use it.
- Regularly update your software and OS.
When it’s time to buy a laptop mostly people see the RAM, SSDs, etc. but no one focus on a laptop keyboard. After buying that laptop they suffer from keyboard problems like some buttons are not working. Or sometimes they blame on laptops. They don’t make for typing. It’s happened to our poor laptop’s keyboard choice.
Whenever you go to buy a laptop give special attention to keyboards. If you are a writer or programmer you 80% of work done with the keyboard. And you don’t like to carry an extra keyboard for your laptop.
Some quick tips:
- Don’t use your laptop near to pool areas.
- Don’t drink water or take coffee nearby your laptop.
- Clean your keyboard from time to time.
After laptop next thing you have to take care of your laptop’s screen. The display of the laptop is very special because if it’s not compatible with you. You can’t focus on your work or even don’t entertain yourself.
Make sure you buying a laptop with ISP display specification. And also ensure you get the highest Pixel Density available for your range of laptops. Always see or ask PPI and make sure it’s approx. 300 PPI
To sum-up, we learn seven amazing things about how to get a laptop that satisfies your need. we learn how SSDs are a better option. Also, you get some quick tips to manage your laptop and get the most out of it. You also get an idea about ISP display and Pixel density.
So, If you want to buy laptops here are my suggestion for you:
Dell New XPS 13 9300 13.4-inch FHD InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop (Silver), Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (XPS9300-7909SLV-PUS)
Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.3GHz up to 2.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0) (Renewed)
New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) – Space Gray