How to buy a laptop
With the Christmas shopping season approaching, AccountingWEB.com’s Jason Bramwell describes the seven pillars of wisdom when it comes to buying a new laptop.
Accountants are power technology users and need a machine that delivers top performance at a reasonable price.
But before you head for the retail outlets this year, it may be worth stepping back for a few minutes to consider all the other elements that go into making the ideal laptop. Have you thought about battery life, keyboard quality, and portability? Is your next machine going to be a notebook, a netbook or perhaps a trendy table?
Since PC experices are so personal, it’s always a good idea to try out a laptop before buying it – especially the keyboard and touchpad. The US guide Consumer Reports encourages people to carry the laptop around to make sure it doesn’t feel too heavy or big. And while on the subject of ergonomics, a laptop should be quiet and not get so warm that it makes your lap uncomfortable.
So, as you draw up your Christmas laptop wishlist, make sure to assess the following seven laptop characteristics (in alphabetical order):
- Battery life
- Hard drive/RAM
This article is an adaptation of a piece that first appeared on our sister site AccountingWEB.com.