Small enough to carry with you, yet versatile enough to run basic applications, a laptop is the best tool for doing serious school work or on the move. While lots of tablets and smartphones in the market, most people realise that everything from typing an essay paper to streaming video to gaming works better on a laptop. So what type of laptop should you get? There are many factors do decide before you make your purchase for your university laptop.
Firstly, Windows or Mac? Most importantly, choose a platform you most comfortable with.
More software friendly
More gaming options
Mac is less prone to virus attacks due to its hardware and software structure
Secondly, choose a suitable screen size. The largest you should go should be 15 inches. Else it will be very bulky and heavy to carry around campus.
Thirdly, Check the keyboard, make sure you test it out at the stores to make sure that it suit your hand size.
Lastly, plan your budget and choose one that suits your lifestyle. Key specifications that students should look out for is whether the laptop comes with Microsoft office, adequate storage space and suffice ram. For storage ensure there is at least 500gb, as for ram try to get at least 4gb. As for graphic cards, if you are not looking for any serious gaming, just leave it out. By leaving out the high-performance graphic card you will realise that your purchase will be a lot more wallet friendly. Students should also look out for long lasting laptops so that you can do your work while travelling. Preferably 8 hours or more on energy saving mode.
Here are some laptop models that I highly recommend
Asus Ultrabook – lightweight
Lenovo Thinkpad – Long lasting and durable
Microsoft Surface Pro – very portable