Best laptops forcollege students 2017
Which Laptop to Choose?
Which laptop to buy for students is much the same as, which laptop to buy for any section of society, for silver surfers, for various businesses, for photographers, for game players, for young learners etc. What is required to select the right laptop is the knowledge to be able to understand the criteria, which is gobble-de-gook to many a novice, that is given with each make of laptop for sale.
As you are searching best laptops for college students 2017, I am assuming that you are probably a first time or novice buyer and giving very basic information as its so easy to become so bogged down with all of the highly technical that confusion just shuts the brain down. If you wish to learn more, use the links that will take you to more in depth reading.
The main criteria to understand regarding the laptops components is the memory, hard drive, processor and operating system, other things to consider are the battery life and perhaps reviews from those who have previously purchased the make of laptop you are considering to buy. The next criteria is the students chosen subject of study and to put into order the importance each of these components to the student or user.
TIP: Once these things are understood, to ease the arduous job of searching and comparing laptops, it is possibly a good idea to revert to pen and paper and write down the job of each component as a reminder.
The age-old adage buy the best you can afford comes to mind and remember to take into consideration the increase of workload as students courses progress.
Very basic explanations:
Memory (RAM) The higher the GB (gigabyte) the more memory/storage space, speed and performance.
Hard Drive Sometimes referred to as the Hard Disc stores all of your documents, files, music, games, everything is placed here, so the more you need to carry on your laptop the drive more space (GB) you require. As a guide, 1GB will accommodate approx 200 MP3 tracks.
Processor (CPU) The brain of the laptop, there are different processors for different needs, the most powerful, the better the graphics, particularly moving graphics such as for gaming, which needs a powerful processor.
Operating System Is the system software that operates a computer, Windows Vista, Pro, 7, etc.
Durability There are laptops that are built for those who need to carry and use them in un-formidable conditions but, they will be among the expensive and used for specialist professions. Generally laptops, although portable and built to be transported, they are made up of sensitive components and will not take kindly to being bounced about and roughly treated. Specifically designed carry cases and sleeves are relatively cheap and well worth considering. Also, if using a laptop for long periods of time they do tend to rather warm and the use of a laptop cooling pad, also relatively cheap, will help to prolong the life of a laptop.
Warranty Most new laptops come with a 1 year warranty, refurbished a 6 month warranty. Whether its worth taking out an extended warranty or not is somewhat of a lottery, it could save you money in the longer term, but hopefully it would not be used.
Insurance On the other hand, insurance and service policies may be worth considering if running longer and offering more than a warranty. First check to see if your household policy covers your laptop both at home and whilst out or if it can be added more cheaply than a separate policy.
The cheaper laptops suitable for entry-level students, novices and basic use such as office use, spread sheats, letters, essays etc; emails and internet browsing have less memory than the more powerful and expensive ones, usually about 2GB and not as much storage but certainly enough to start with. Go for at least 250GB of RAM/storage space if possible.