How To Choose The Right Business Laptop
So the time has come to finally upgrade your work laptop. Exciting, of course, but also potentially very confusing. The days of simply picking the latest model, paying, and going home smiling are well and truly over. The options are near overwhelming these days, with dozens of models to choose from. Prices also fluctuate dramatically, adding additional pressure. Which model do you need, and why?
Let’s take a closer look, get a better understanding of how it all works, and choose the appropriate laptop.
What Do You Need It For?
The most obvious, but often least asked question; what do you need the laptop for? If it is strictly a work laptop, needed for word processors and checking email, there is some good news. A strictly work based laptop is not only affordable these days, but also surprisingly still very capable.
Mid-range devices with modern i5 CPU’s, for example, will handle just about anything you throw at them. Though, naturally a work laptop won’t be doing much more than the basics. If you’re intending on doing any gaming on your new laptop, be prepared to open your bank account much wider. The same goes if you are intending on doing any processor intensive work, such as video editing or modelling.
Apple Or PC
Apple has gained a reputation for being business friendly, and there is some merit to the argument. The Apple OS and ecosystem are very friendly, and the system stable. But Apple MacBook laptops are also very expensive, and the benefits really don’t justify the price. But for a few instances where Apple is ahead, such as video editing, PC is almost always the better, more cost effective option.
From signing up at Grand Rush casino to play a few slots, to using freeopen source word processors, PCs are extremely versatile. Rumours about PC instability are drastically exaggerated, assuming that the OS is kept sleek and maintained.
Accessories And Extras
All laptops come with a battery and charger, but there is likely more you’ll need. No matter how good a trackpad is, it won’t offer the same comfort and ease of use as a mouse. You’ll probably be wanting one, which isn’t too much of an issue. A standard, basic mouse costs next to nothing, and it will certainly get the job done.
You will also certainly want a laptop bag. Some laptops come with a bag, some don’t. There is a wide variety to choose from, most of which are very affordable. You may also want to look into getting a spare battery. That is, assuming that your model laptop offers a changeable battery. Some models these days don’t allow battery switching, which is something to keep in mind.
Which laptop you buy is a matter of preference. But be sure to keep in mind, most importantly, that the device will primarily be acting as a tool. Whatever you need to get done, it should provide the solution. Buy what you need, not what a salesperson is telling you is best.