Top Seven most ignored but important Features to look for in a Mid Ranged Laptop

1. Choose the Right Size

When it comes to laptops, size matters. First, you need to decide on what you will be doing with your next laptop, and then you will want to make sure you pick the size that is perfect for you. The Range tends to start from 11.6-inches and goes all the way up to 17.3 inches. Many brands offer 3 basic display sizes- 13.3-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inches. Nevertheless, knowledge is power.

2. Screen quality

As you will be ending up staring at your laptop screen hours at times, you should probably make sure you buy one which is comfortable to look at and use. To start with, be sure to look at the resolution, the 1920x1080-pixel resolution (Full HD) should be considered if you want more clear and sharper display then consider 4K resolutions too. A laptop screen usually has IPS (in-plane switching) panel which is based on LCD(liquid crystal display) technology offers the widest viewing angles and comfort but if you want more color and accurate display then an OLED(organic light-emitting diode) panel is preferred over a QLED ( quantum dot light-emitting diode) panel. There will be times when you will not be using your laptop in its natural habitat, so it is always recommended to have a laptop with an IPS display.

3.Storage

People, in general, are going for thin and light laptops to carry around everywhere they go. There was a time when hard drives used to be the craze. Having an SSD (solid-state drive) in your laptop is an advantage, it offers more speed, runs silently and does not add weight to the laptop. Most OEMs have incorporated SSD storage as the standard for laptops. Switch to an SSD for your new laptop and you will love the speed with which it can load programs, access your data.

4.Keyboard and Touchpad

When you are going to work on your computer, make sure that the keyboard offers solid tangible feedback and plenty of key travel. And if you are going to buy a Windows laptop, be sure it has Precision touchpad drivers for smooth functioning of your daily work, look for an accurate touchpad. And if you are buying a business laptop, think about getting one with a pointing stick between the G and H keys.

5.Unlocking Features

Technology has reached such a level that now you can log in to your Windows 10, just by staring at the screen. This feature is called "Windows Hello". Look for a laptop that lists one of the camera specs or explicitly lists Windows Hello facial recognition as a feature. Many laptops nowadays have fingerprint recognition as well. For quite a time now we have been unlocking our phones with our fingerprints now it is time for our laptops as well. It is fast, secure and new in the market for now. Nowadays, we get too much of teleconferencing, uploading photos, and recording videos, many laptops now come with a webcam above the screen.

6.Form Factor

We have many new and different types of laptops out there today. If portability isn't at the top of your list, a regular clamshell laptop with a 13 or 15-inch screen should suffice you. If you need something light, look for laptops that are marketed as Ultrabook, as they usually weigh less. There are numerous remarkably light, weighing laptops over two pounds.

7. Processor

The processor is the brain of a laptop. It indicates the performance level of a computer. So, it is an important factor when buying a laptop. As the processor of a laptop is formidable, it will run faster and allows the user to run a large program such as photo editing, graphic design software. Mainly, there are 2 companies which are best in their own way-AMD and INTEL. Some of the latest AMDs processors are- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (best known for gaming), AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (for budget laptop users). Try to use the Intel process, it is my personal favourite. Intel provides a range of processors such as Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Corei9, etc.

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Parth Bhagdikar