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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Quick Laptop Buyers Guide Checklist

Obvious things:

  • CPU speed and CLASS (a 3Ghz Pentium doesn't mean its faster than a 2.4Ghz Core2Duo)
  • Graphics card, dedicated or integrated and memory
  • RAM
  • Hard Drive Space
  • Screen Size
  • DVD drives
  • Operating system

Things you should come to this site to check:

  • Weight of laptop
  • Battery life
  • CPU access panel
  • TV/FM tuner cards
  • Warranty
  • Extended warranty coverage
  • Sound card and speakers (is it Altec Lansing or Harman Kardons, HQ speaker)
  • Size of carry bag you'll need
  • Power adapter (Australian only or International)

You might need it but didn't think at the time:

  • HDMI output (720p or 1080p)
  • Bluetooth
  • Firewire
  • Wi-fi 802.11N-draft
  • USB ports placement and quantity
  • Kensington lock port
  • Wi-fi switch
  • Audio output ports and location

Feel Free to comment your own list or additions.

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