Laptops are useful tools in our lives, they are light and portable. We use them for work and school as well as entertainment. When shopping for a laptop it’s important to shop for something that has the specs that will benefit you for the purpose you will use the laptop for.
Laptopmag did a survey on which laptop brand is the best and worst for 2013, the laptop brands that they surveyed were the following: Acer, Apple, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba. They used seven categories to critic the general quality of the laptops. The categories were the ease and navigation of the touchpad/ keyboard, design and style of laptop, how innovative the laptops are, the ratings of tech support service, quality of the display and audio, options of utilities and software and value and selection.
The results show Apple ranked number 1 for the past four years in a row and probably should not be in the competition due to the fact that it’s like comparing apples and oranges-pun intended. Lenovo laptops ranked second for the third year in a row and scored high in innovation and customer service. Asus jumped up in ranking from last year’s 5th place to this years 3rd place with top marks in innovation .HP landed in fourth place and Samsung in 5th place. The poor ranking laptop brands were Acer, Dell, Sony and Toshiba In last place. Toshiba scored very badly in innovative category and design category as well as having poor tech support service which made it the worst laptop brand for 2013. Use the findings of this survey as a guide of what qualities to look for in a laptop.
When shopping for a laptop, keep in mind what you will use it for and what features you prefer, that way you can find the right laptop for your purpose. Things to consider are:
- How portable do you want your laptop , do you want to take it everywhere you go, if so you should consider laptops that transform into tablets.
- If you plan on using your laptop for watching TV shows and streaming movies online, then a large display would be a feature you search for.
- If you are a gamer, than you should look for a computer with a good quality video card.
- Do you use photoshop on a regular basis, if so then you want your laptop to have lots of RAM.
- If you like being wireless, a strong battery life is an important feature
All laptop brands no matter if they are the best or not will break down with regular use and human errors. Laptop repairs can be easy and painless if you shop around. There are many places to chose from to repair your laptops, you have national repair services such as Best Buy, who have techs that don’t know much just follow a manual and then you have small independent repair services that have years of experience like Heroes and Geeks Computer repair in Los Angeles. Both repair shops will get the job done, but the giant company will rob you for repairs and Heroes and Geeks charges fairly with quality service. The best way to avoid repairs is not buying the most expensive laptop but to take good care of it.
Stay tech savvy, my friends.