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What to Consider When Buying Laptops for Your Business


Today’s fast paced and agile society clearly favours mobility. This reason coupled with an affordable price tag is why more and more business professionals choose laptops over desktop PCs. There are a myriad of reasons but the main one is portability, the ability to work from anywhere in the world.

 

But with mobility, comes a limitation on upgrade options.  For example, upgrading the CPU or the graphics card would be almost impossible on a laptop but easily achieved on a desktop as most components are easily removable as compared to laptops where most of the components are permanently attached to the motherboard.  Like-wise for repairs. The desktop PC can be easily opened up to clean, check for problems and replace parts. Not so for the laptop.

 

But if you’re constantly on-the-go, have to work away from your desk and enjoy wireless mobility then you already know which is the better option. But for the budget-conscious user who spends more time at the desk, the desktop PC may not be such a Bad option. You get more bang for your buck and can upgrade when the need arises. You may consider getting a tablet for portability when you need it.

 

But with hundreds of laptop models out there, how would you know which is best suited to your needs?

 

The first and perhaps the most important question to ask yourself is the main function of the laptop. Here, we will focus on laptops for your business.

 

In any business, one of the first and most significant purchases you’re likely to make are new computers for yourself and the employees.  So, the main considerations and key specifications to look for when buying a laptop are the CPU, RAM (memory), graphics adapter and hard drive. The CPU is the brains of the computer; the RAM is the space where all your programs will be loaded (the more RAM you have, the more programs you can load); the graphics adapter (also known as the graphics card or graphics controller) determines how well your computer will play games; and the hard drive determines how many programs, music files, documents, videos and e-mails you will be able to store on your computer.

 

Generally, putting all other factors aside, a CPU or also known as the processor with a higher Hz, or clock speed (measured in Gigahertz) means a faster computer. It’s an indication of how may instructions it can handle or process per second.

 

The RAM or Random Access Memory is the computer’s memory and it functions like a temporary holding place and is only active when your computer is turned on. It is the place in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data in current use are kept so they can be accessed quickly by the processor.

 

The graphics card produces everything you see on the screen.  If you are using your computer only for word processing, email and internet browsing, the graphics card that’s included with your computer is often good enough. If you have to do intensive graphic related work like Photoshop or Illustrator, a separate or “discreet” graphics card is preferable.  And an even higher spec if your budget would allow, for 3D gaming purposes.

 

The hard drive is where all your programs, applications and all the files and documents you created are stored. So, the more GB (Gigabytes) your hard drive has, the more you’re able to store. The speed of the hard drive depends on the RPM (revolutions per minute).  Most laptops have 5400 rpm but is upgradable to 7200 rpm. The downside is that it generates more heat and drains the battery faster.

 

So, if you’re looking to buy a business laptop or desktop or to buy computer parts for upgrade, please browse our wide range of products.

 

Here at TechDirect.asia, we carry the full professional range of work laptops where you can buy business computers online.

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