You want to find a reasonable device that fits you well, but without the hefty price tag usually associated with them. Its usually very easy to find a device you like a lot, but it usually costs much more than you are willing to pay.

To be quite honest, its a situation that happens often to buyers. For example, a seller advertises that their laptop has AMAZING features like 64 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB SDD space, and that it costs $1200. Many buyers would think this is amazing, because it has just about everything you could ever want from a computer. The only downside to this deal is its price.

To get past this, you have to go back to the fundamentals and look at what is important to you. In everyday life, if you use your computer just to browse, play casual games, or work, there is by no remote chance that you would need 64 GB of RAM storage. In fact, that type of work would use only about 8 GB RAM. However, if you are looking for a computer to play power – heavy games (e.g. a gamer), you might want to look into laptops like these.

Essentially, the type of computer you should get all depends on your needs for the computer, and your budget. Here is a basic outline of what specs you should look for depending on your workload.

A Casual User (simple browsing, watching videos, streaming, working) should look for:
  • RAM storage: 6 GB
  • Hard Drive Storage: 500+ GB HDD
  • Wireless communication: Wireless Technology and Bluetooth enabled
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Graphics: Any functionable graphics (even intel) card
  • Battery Life: 3-4 hours of continuous usage
  • Every other spec is your preference 🙂
A Power User (Gaming, Resource – intensive streaming, remote desktop connections) should look for:
  • RAM storage: 12+ GB
  • Hard Drive Storage: 500+ GB SSD
  • Wireless communication: Wireless Technology and Bluetooth enabled
  • Processor: Intel Core i5/Intel Core i7 (Quad core)
  • Graphics: 4GB DDR4 Graphics cards
  • Battery Life: 3-4 hours of continuous usage
  • Every other spec is your preference 🙂

 

Now that you know how to find the right computer for you, where do you buy it from? This step is essential, as prices can greatly vary from provider to provider

Contrary to most peoples opinions, buying from the first result you see on the search bar doesnt always get you the greatest deal. Instead, go to reputed, specific, sites that carry great prices, such as Ebay, or Best Buy. By specific, I mean companies that only sell products in the category you are looking for. They generally have prices lower than a store that sells products from any category, such as Amazon.

Rule of Thumb: Know what type of computer you need, and buy from specialized, reputable sites

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