Working from home necessitates a high reliance on our personal computers. Laptops have become imporant components of our productivity and success at work. A new laptop usually serves its proud owner for 3-8 years. Purchasing a new laptop is a more involved decision now than ever before. Here are some ideas on how to invest in the right machine.
Form factor and size
Laptops are synonymous with portability. Fixed computers at the office are almost always desktops. They are upgradable, modular, and cheaper. One can swap out individual parts in most desktops for a fraction of the cost of the whole machine. This is not true of laptops. Miniaturization requires that all components are fused together on a circuit board. The only replaceable components inside most laptops are the memory and hard disk. This is why buying a laptop warrants more careful consideration. There is always a tradeoff between performance, … Read more