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Things to consider when choosing a new laptop

Laptops are compact enough to carry with you, yet versatile enough to run demanding applications. Notebooks are the best tool for doing professional work or play whether you're at home, on the road or in a university classroom.


While standalone tablets and smartphones are always popular, most people realize that everything from typing a research paper, to crunching videos or gaming works better on a laptop. So what type of laptop should you get? We put together a short laptop buying guide to help you out.


1. 12.5 to 14-inch screens offer the best balance between usability and portability. Larger screens are fine if you don't travel much and smaller models are great for kids.


2. If you're spending over R15,000.00, shoot for these minimum specs: Core i5 or Ryzen 5 CPU 1920 x 1080 screen 8GB of RAM and SSD Storage instead of a hard drive.


3. 9+ hours of battery life is ideal if you plan to take your laptop anywhere at all.


4. Consider a 2-in-1 laptop (either a bend back or detachable) if you want to use your laptop as a tablet. If not, a standard clamshell notebook may be a better choice.


5. Chromebooks are good for kids and students and their functionality is expanding rapidly.


At Designatek we are only but happy to discuss your laptop requirements with you.






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