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Maybe the situation is not favorable to buy almost nothing, but there are times when there is no way and we have to make an effort to upgrade some electronics. Notebooks, for example, are fast-moving products, and a change from time to time may be necessary. However, when buying a new model, they always paint those classic doubts about the processor, the display, the weight and so on.

The truth is that there is no recipe for everyone, since each person has different behaviors and will use their machine for various tasks. However, of course there are some ways to filter your searches and find some more affordable and attractive models. With that in mind, we've outlined some quick tips for you that want to buy a new notebook or replace one that is already causing a lot of headaches.

What are you going to use your notebook for?

Well, before we talk about hardware, it is important to pause to put an important question on the agenda: the purpose of the notebook. Before you start researching, you should think about what tasks you will perform on your laptop. It's no use getting a gamer-configured notebook (and paying a note) to use only Word. Similarly, you can't buy one of cheap laptops and expect great gaming results. It does not work that way. There are several machine profiles (basic, intermediate, advanced, gamer) that vary in both specifications and prices. Once you have evaluated this issue, you need to think about the budget, because there is no point in wanting to buy a gamer laptop with $ 2,000 because it will definitely not be possible. Once you have these two parameters in hand, you can start investigating the models and then assess which parts fit your machine and your pocket.Screen

Choosing the screen is one of the easiest tasks, after all you just have to decide the size that best fits your tasks, right? Well, not exactly. The question of size is really simple, but choosing the screen involves other important aspects such as resolution, brightness, contrast, color fidelity, touch sensitivity, etc. If you plan to work with graphic design and video editing or play, it is often better to opt for a Full HD resolution screen (but you can also opt for a HD screen notebook and have a Full HD monitor). The issues of brightness, contrast and color fidelity are very important for photography workers, but may not be paramount for those who just want to produce texts. Of course, if you can already get a better quality display, your experience will be much richer in everyday life.Processor

The processor issue is quite complicated as there are a wide range of options. Let's do it by steps. First, we have the most basic chips (such as AMD E, Intel Atom chips), which serve only basic tasks such as web browsing and text production. Then we have basic performance processors (like AMD A4, Intel Celeron and Intel Pentium), which already deliver additional performance to use heavier apps and even play a few games. Following are intermediate components (such as AMD A6, A8 and A10, as well as Intel Core i3), which are suitable for almost all types of multimedia tasks, including 4K video playback, top-quality three-dimensional gaming, and editing of images.

RAM memory

The amount of RAM is something that is directly tied to your tasks, as well as the rest of the machine configuration. A dedicated notebook for text production and web browsing can work perfectly with just 2 GB (above all the economical issue here), and you can upgrade to 4 GB later.


In terms of space, it all depends on what you intend to keep. If you're the type to keep all your family photos, movies, and music in your notebook, then you might want to go for a large hard drive (500 GB or 1 TB should be enough for most people already).

As you can see, there are countless aspects to keep an eye on, and every feature of the machine deserves extra attention, after all a machine of this size is a high investment and any sloppiness may eventually cause regret.
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