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Guide To Buying A Laptop – Part 1: Working Out What You Need

You wouldn’t buy a car without shopping around, would you?

Buying a laptop is no different – in fact, it is even harder. There are aspects of buying a car that you don’t need to consider: the car will have four wheels, it will run on petrol or diesel, and it will be able to move forwards and backwards, start and stop.

Laptops offer far more potential, and unless you work closely with computers – or have owned one previously – then you will have to work out exactly what you want from a laptop, and where to find it.

-    Consider where you will be using the laptop.
If you are only going to use it at home, then you can consider the wider-screen models (or perhaps a desktop computer) for greater comfort when reading and typing.
-    Will you travel with the laptop?
Travelling with a laptop will mean that you want something small and light. You will also want something with good laptop battery power.

-    Do you need lots of memory?
If you plan on downloading lots of programmes, or doing lots of graphic work, then you may want to consider a larger memory than that offered by the average laptop.

It’s important that you work out what you want, because laptop replacements can be expensive should you buy an unsuitable laptop and end up damaging it – for example, needing a laptop screen repair.

Accidents can happen to us all, so if you should need a laptop screen repair despite, your best efforts, then visit They offer well-priced compatible laptop parts and laptop replacements (not the manufacturer’s originals), and a free fitting service.

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