What are some of the best Laptops available?

Best laptops, are not easy to find right? No that’s not truly the case with finding the best laptop. We just have to make a note of a few things and Boom, you have got yourself the best, high-tech, and in-budget laptop. So, today in this article we will be looking at some of the most important things that you should make a note of before choosing any laptop. Along with this, I will be giving you some insights on what some of the things mean as well as why should you consider those things on a laptop.

 

So, for this article, we will be categorizing everything into two sections. One for students and the other one for working professionals.

 

Specifications you should look for –

 

RAM – Stands for Random access memory, Well you may have already made your decision about this but, let me give you an overview of what would be the best fit for you if you.

 

Being a student you should go above 8 Gigabytes. The reason is you will probably install a lot of software, meeting applications, testing applications, and many more. And If you are a student of computer science starting for college, then surely book a 16 Gigabyte. Because you will need to install software like Android Studio and whatnot.

 

Whereas being a working professional 8 – 16 Gigabytes is more than enough for you.

 

ROM – Read Only memory which is generally used for storage of items. Now when it comes to storage prefer buying a medium-ranged capacity. So let me explain this with you an example, If you are supposed to search for a boy named “Arin” among 5000 students it would take you a lot of time. But if in the same situation the number of students is reduced to 500, it would become a lot easier for you to search right. Similarly, A in large memory takes some time to search.

 

Being a student your focus should not be on speed because this would not matter much to you.

 

But, being a working professional, you would not want to wait for a much longer time just to find a file in the memory.

 

Processor – There are three main categories to choose from. Dual-Core, Quad-Core, Octa-core. But leaving this behind for this time we need to know which company to go with? The only 2 competitors we have are Intel and AMD.

Intel

AMD

Has transistor size that is between 10-14nm.

Has a transistor size that is about 7nm.

Less expensive in the lower range.

Less expensive in the higher range.

Becomes hot when the clock speed is boosted to 14nm.

Runs cooler than Intel because of tiny lithography.

Only some of them can be overclocked.

Can be overclocked.

 

If I were to choose, Being a student I would go for AMD and for working professional Intel. As they can pay for efficiency and are not more into gaming.

 

Memory Type – You may have heard of what type of memory are you using, is it SSD, HDD, or SSHD. And they may have not mattered to you but, they should. To give you an overview –

  • HDD – stands for the hard disk drive, they are like grandparents who are there for a longer time. These are cheap and more widely used.
  • SSD – stands for Solid-state drive, which is like your parents, new but has been in this world for quite some time. They are fast, help in fast booting up your system, and where HDD would have taken up 10 seconds it loads in 2-3 seconds.
  • Lastly, we have SSHD – Which stands for a solid-state hybrid drive. And as the name suggests, these drives are a hybrid of HDD and SSD. They are slower than SSD but quite faster than traditional HDD.

 

Whether you are a working professional or a student according to the performance and rating you should go for a medium-sized SSD preferably a 500 GB SSD.

 

Battery – Battery life can impact your performance, While a normal home user will not worry about battery life because of regular electricity and a laptop connected to it. A student and working professional will consider buying a laptop with at least 6-8 hours long battery life.

 

Graphics – This you could consider as an add-on but you should have an integrated graphics card as it somehow helps you in performance. Note you should consider a high-end Graphic card if you are a professional/ student who is more into editing or graphics production. You can skip this only if you are not into more rendering, and editing tasks.

 

Appearance – Display, Touchscreen, Wifi, USB ports, and Fingerprint scanner are some of the other important things that you should make sure of while choosing your laptop. Make sure that you start with an OLED display, if you are more concerned about security consider buying a laptop with a fingerprint scanner. Nonetheless, Make sure you choose Wifi 6 as they are much faster than 802.11ac. And last but not the least, make sure that there is the right number of ports. You should consider at least (1 Type C port, 2-3 USB ports, Earphone Port, and an HDMI Port).

 

Some Available laptop options –

 

Name

RAM

ROM

CPU

Dell XPS 13

16 GB

512 GB, SSD

Intel i7

Apple MacBook Pro

16 GB

1 TB

Apple M1

Asus Rog Zephyrus G15

32 GB

1 TB

AMD Ryzen 9

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga

16 GB

512 GB, SSD

Intel i7

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 carbon

16 GB

512 GB, SSD

AMD Ryzen 7