It can be quite exhausting and confusing to select a new laptop with all the options flooding this festive season. If your goal is to upgrade or gift someone a new laptop, it is important to know the bare minimum features to check before buying it.
Here are the top 5 features to look for before buying a laptop this December.
Top 5 Features To Check Before Buying A Laptop In 2022
Start with this as the most important check. Depending on your needs, you need to select the most suitable from the range available. If you are looking for a powerful and user-friendly OS, Windows 10 should be your go-to with the laptop you buy. You could as well go for the latest Windows 11 but the experience is not a significant upgrade from Windows 10 if that is what you currently use.
If you are deep in the Apple ecosystem and already have an Apple watch or/and an iPhone, you should pick a MacBook. Ensure it runs the latest macOS Catalina which has almost all the features available on Windows 10.
The key takeaway here is to check compatibility with the ecosystem of devices you already have. Pairing all the accessories will give a better user experience.
It would be amazing to get a device with Intel’s latest 11th Gen Core i9 chip if you can, but you don’t have to rack up all your money for it. A proper 2022 laptop should come with at least the 10th generation version of the Core i5 chip. This has enough speed and power for any kind of performance you require.
When it comes to AMD processors, the AMD Ryzen 5 processor will be a good match to Intel’s Core i5.
Always get as much RAM as you can on any device you use. This is the backbone of your laptop functions. If you are a gamer, 16GB is the bare minimum to go look out for. For any other normal work on your laptop, get one that has at least 8GB of RAM. If everything else checks and you have just 4GB, the laptop should have an option to expand RAM with a memory stick later.
4. Display Quality
In a world of 4K and 8K videos, I do not see why you would settle for anything other than Full HD(1080p) resolution. The screen should be able to give quality colors, saturation, and brightness during display with that.
5. Storage Options
I have realized I quickly run out of my 500GB worth of hard disk space that came with my current laptop. Ample storage should therefore start from 1TB upwards for your 2022 laptop consideration.
The best option is to get a laptop that can take up an extra SSD ((solid-state drive). These are modern storage options that boost up your computing power and help offload tasks from your main hard drive.