Looking for quality cheap laptops can be a complicated process. On the one hand you want a good deal, and on the other you do not want to get a lemon. When people ask what to look for in a laptop our response is usually based upon what they are using it for. For example, if they planning on using a laptop for school research and document preparation then they may not need a computer with a whole lot of power. Should the person be interested in gaming, they may be in need of a high performance computer.
For the most part the average computer user can accomplish a great deal with 2 Gigabytes or more of memory (RAM), 250 Gigabytes or more of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) space and a processor that is a Duo Core, i3 family or better.
What to Look for in a Cheap Laptop
- 2 Gigabytes or More of Memory (RAM) – This is what helps your programs and documents appear on your screen quicker when you click them.
- 250 Gigabytes or More of Hard Drive Space (HDD) – This is where all your documents, pictures, movies and music are stored. If you need more space for these things it may be cheaper and safer to just buy an external Hard Drive and save your data there.
- Intel i3 or Duo Core Processor Family – This like the motor that pushes the car, the minimum number you should look for is 1.60Hz anything lower and you may see a little lagging during work or play.
Be More Strategic than Technical
Without getting all technical and complicated about things, the main idea is to have a laptop that will act as a tool for you to do whatever it is that you have to do on the computer. Whether it is reading the latest news and surf reports, checking your stocks or searching for where a movie is showing that evening. It does not take a whole lot of processing power to get these things done on a computer.
If you are working for a company that uses computers, perhaps you have experienced the company computers that are still using windows 95 or windows XP for daily operations. Companies have learned to save money and get the most life out of their computers prior to upgrading because most of the common tasks do not require much computing power. Although you may dread using those computers, or there may be a little competition to get on the fastest computer at work, those old antiquated computers still do what they are instructed to do on a daily basis.
Now here is something you may already have known, when you purchase a laptop with the above specifications there is a good chance that what you buy is going to be 10 to 20 times faster than what you use at work. Take these laptops that are posted on Amazon below. They are all brand name, they all have what we are looking for in a laptop and they are all pretty fast technically speaking.
Generally, if it is going to cost you close to or equivalent the price of purchasing a new laptop, we are inclined to recommend buying a new one. We have had the occasional customer who has a computer with sentimental value attached to it and they do not care the costs they just want the laptop to work. If that is you, then by all means we are glad to help if possible.
We are not in business to get over on people we are into repairing computers and getting them back to you in working condition as soon as possible. As a result, we look for deals and make them available to everyone. Hopefully, you find something you need here if you are looking for cheap laptops from reputable sources.