What To Look For When Buying A Laptop?

New laptops are faster than you think, but buying one is difficult. To choose the right one among so many options, you'll need to know what to look for.

Choose an OS before buying a laptop. Laptops use Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS.

Operating System selection

Note that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025. If you're buying a new laptop this year, be sure it's Windows 11-compatible.


Apple created macOS to be simpler and cleaner than Windows for all MacBooks. MacBooks are excellent for non-techies.


Chrome OS was built for web apps. Microsoft Word, Netflix, and Android apps can now be downloaded and used offline.

Chrome OS

Laptop CPUs are like brains. This small chip processes application, operating system, and other data. This makes it a crucial laptop purchase consideration.

How to Choose a CPU for a Laptop?

Intel and AMD are the primary CPUs manufacturers using today. AMD's CPUs are now similar to Intel's.

AMD vs Intel

Core i3: basic tasks like email, etc. Core i5: Multitasking and casual gaming Core i7: Power users, gamers Core i9: Professional workstations and apps

How to Pick an Intel Processor?

12th gen: Out in 2022 11th gen: Out in 2020-2021 10th gen: Out in 2019-2020

Then you should also check out the "generation indicator."

Ryzen 3: basics Ryzen 5: multitasking Ryzen 7: gamers and power users Ryzen 9: professional workstations

Selecting AMD CPU

RAM is like laptop short-term memory. It stores temporary programed data on your laptop. RAM increases laptop speed.

What's the right amount of RAM?

Most laptops today need at least 256GB of storage. Laptops using for Games, photographs, and videos require 512GB to 1TB of storage.

Storage Space: How Much?

Hard drives are your laptop's long-term memory. It holds your files, folders, apps, and more. HDDs and SSDs are the two types of hard discs (SDD).

Laptop HDD Features

Laptops have two screen types: TN (Twisted Nematic) and IPS (In-Plane Switching). For gaming, TN panels are the fastest. IPS laptops offer more accurate colors.

Screen Type for Laptops

Pixels determine screen resolution. High-resolution computers show more details. Laptops have Full HD (1080×1920), Quad-HD (1440×2560), or 4K (2160×3840) displays.

Screen Resolution: 1080p vs 4K

Refresh rate, measured in hertz (Hz), is directly tied to GPU frame rate. To play games at 144 fps, you need a monitor with 144Hz or greater.

Good Refresh Rate?