Things to remember while buying a laptop

By Jayesh Shinde | Updated May 30 2014
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When you're out to purchase a laptop, don't just pay attention to its hardware specs and connectivity features. Think about the following things as well that everyone's guilty of not paying enough attention to.

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If you expect to type a lot on your laptop, make sure you visit an electronic store and try out its keyboard before purchasing it (online). Better safe than sorry, right?

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Numpad is necessary for people dealing with a lot of numbers while they work on the laptop. A dedicated numpad will go a long way in making typing numbers a convenient exercise.

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If you can't use an external mouse, pay close attention to a touchpad of the laptop before purchasing it. Textured touchpads are better than plain ones, isolated mouse buttons are generally better.

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Remember that bigger is always better, in terms of battery, if you need greater battery life. Instead of 3-cell battery equipped laptops, try to buy 4-cell, 6-cell or 8-cell battery laptops.

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Most laptops sport 1366x768 pixel resolution. While the Chromebook Pixel (pictured here) has 2560x1700 screen, you should aim to get at least a 1920x1080 pixel screen for watching movies like a boss.

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If you're going to be video chatting a lot on your new laptop, make sure it has at least a 720p HD webcam built-in.

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