Laptop Buying Guide
Looking for a laptop for yourself or someone in the family? It can be tough to find the laptop that has the
functionality, style and value you seek. Fortunately, this handy buying guide
can help you narrow down your decision based on the needs and personalities of
the ones who will be using it.
Laptops for kids
makes it easy and engaging for your little learner to grasp concepts like
colors, shapes, music and more. There are a plethora of kids’ laptops on the
market, like this affordable LeapFrog laptop, that are the
perfect stepping stone in your young one’s education.
Laptops for college students
college student needs a small, lightweight laptop that can be carried to class
every day in a backpack. Chromebook laptops are
college-friendly, offering the benefits above in addition to quick startup,
handy apps, affordability and more.
Laptops for gadget gurus
This person wants the latest and greatest laptop out on the market. Be on the
lookout for a sleek design and premium specs, like the latest Intel processor
(i5 or better), at least 8GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Gadget gurus might
also dig the new 2-in-1 convertible laptops (think laptop and
tablet in one) and touchscreen laptops.
Laptops for gamers
For serious gamers, the most important aspect in any
laptop will be the graphics component. Avoid integrated graphics in favor of a
dedicated graphics chip, preferably an Intel Core i7 chip. Large screen size
(17") and a high-resolution screen are also key specs to keep in mind. The Fangbook EVO is a good one.
Laptops for business users
Whether you’re traveling or in the office, you’ll want a laptop mainly for writing and
editing text, sending emails and creating presentation decks and spreadsheets.
But don’t discount a comfortable keyboard and a screen with anti-reflective
coating. Try this business laptop for size.
Before you hit the
stores, learn more about laptop lingo.
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