Tips to buy a laptop in 2020
Processor: The processor is an important component to choose. Currently, Intel and AMD processors are available. Intel is more popular in Bangladesh but AMD has a decent performance in a lower price range.
If you are a student or standard user then Intel Core i3 will be enough. If you are a professional, the latest generation Core i5 is a must and on the other hand, Core i7 will keep you happy for the future.
But, Core i7 is a processor. Equivalent AMD processors, for example, AMD Ryzen series is a good option when it comes to price.
Storage: Solid-state drive (SSD) is the latest technology and should be the first choice in 2020. It runs almost 10 times faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDD).
Still, you can choose the traditional hard disks, if you need a bigger storage in a low budget.
Hybrid storage (HDD + SDD) is also popular among designers and professionals for greater flexibility.
Screen: Fourteen and 15-inch screens are very popular among budget buyers and professionals. This type of screen supports HD and Full HD and enough for almost everyone.
Business series laptops come with 13 inch or smaller screens and all latest business series in 2020 come with 4K displays.
RAM: Standard users should have 4GB of RAM in one slot. This can be upgraded anytime.
Whereas, businesses and professionals should have 8GB which can be upgraded to16GB.
Keep in mind, some business series laptop comes with fixed RAM and in this case, it cannot be upgraded.
Graphics Card: Shared graphics card works well for general purposes like watching videos, basic photo editing and a little bit of gaming.
But for a heavy gaming or video editing, a dedicated video card with at least 4GB VRAM is required.
Note, you can not upgrade the laptop graphics card in the future so your decision at this point is very important. If your laptop is not processing heavy graphics then a dedicated card will waste some of your money.
Brand Value: Many popular brands are available in Bangladesh with a wide variety of models to select from. But remember “brand value does not come handy always, but the one which gives the best performance” therefore, read some professional reviews on specific models of your preference.
Price compare: Comparing the price of different configurations will save your wallet and you will be able to buy a good quality laptop which can be done easily from the internet. Let’s say you can visit the popular price comparison website bdstall.com to get the recent laptop price in Bangladesh.
Extra tips: Make sure your selected model does not generate heat then a laptop cooler is essential and this is cumbersome.