With the Indian government announcing a nationwide lockdown of 21 days in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, working from home has become the norm. From teaching to project management, people across sectors are all working from home. In such circumstances, a laptop is no longer a luxury. But with the market flooded with laptops of various brands, with several technical specifications, a layman can easily get confused.
What are the things that you should keep in mind while buying a laptop?
Storage capacity, measured in gigabytes (GB) or terabytes (TB, equal to 1,000GB), determines how many things your PC can hold. Documents, photos, music, movies, programs – they all take up space.
The processor is the brain of your laptop, and this is one component that can really ramp up the price of a laptop.
Not to be confused with storage space, memory is measured in RAM (Random Access Memory) and determines how much information your computer can store in its short-term memory. More RAM means faster load times and smoother switching between programs.
After Sales Service
Most brands will offer onsite service, free upgrades, warranty offers and so on. Though this is not a feature of the laptop, but it is the most important thing to be kept in mind while buying one. Getting serviced by an unauthorised service centre can land you in trouble.
In the recent past, Consumer VOICE carried a survey of the top 14 midrange laptops to help you choose the best laptop. However, the best of best can give you a problem and you might need to get it exchanged or repaired. If your dealer is not adhering to his promises and you are facing issues, Consumer VOICE can help you solve the problem.