Choosing the best laptop can be said to be tricky, especially for those still clueless (stuttering technology) world of computers. For most older users laptop is sometimes still puzzled by the selection of critical components of the laptop. To help you choose the best selection of laptops, Buying Guide will share tips on buying laptops based on the components inside the laptop. Some tips below will likely be no changes to keep up with technology.

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Brand: Choose brand means choosing 'image' product and service center. Each brand also usually have special characteristics (Positioning), where the focus of the brand. But for computer brands, the average focus on various fields. But still we can know the main advantages of the brand products, such as for example; Asus is known for IceCool so that it remains comfortable to use for long periods. Fujitsu is known for products that are so serious that the average laptop has quality components and materials, and high durability. Acer is known for affordable prices but a higher specification than competitors. Toshiba is known for durability when it fell with a good security system. Lenovo ThinkPad laptop businessman so well known as durable materials and excellent structure.


Screen Size: This relates to the needs and habits. 10 "display is suitable for mobile use because of the size of the laptop is smaller and thus lighter weight. Screen 11 ", 12", and 13 "are also still suitable for traveling, sizes TSB usually very limited choice and higher value than the standard size laptop that is 14". Screen 15 "and higher are suitable for those who need a laptop for multimedia and entertainment such as gaming, watching movies FullHD, etc. Habits are also very influential in the comfort of using a laptop, they usually use a small screen 11 "will feel a little bit tired when I have to face the big screen 15", and vice versa.


Tips on Choosing a Laptop


Weight: The weight associated with the mobile needs, the more light it will be more easier for us to travel. In the market, in general, the price of a laptop with lighter weights will be higher. This time let alone been unseasonably Ultrabook are usually lightweight and slim dimensions. Ultrabook prices starting from 6 millions, compared to regular laptops starting price of 3 million. Weight difference would have less impact if the use of laptop mostly in homes that do not need to carry around. The weight difference is still closely related to screen size, the smaller screens will become lighter weights.


Design: Well, this is a matter of taste. Opinions on the laptop will not always be the same from one person to another. So return to yourself, yet who would use us as well.


Main components: Log into the affairs of the components that many of us do not know which ones are good which are not. With these guidelines hopefully you will be increasingly understood to define specifications for a laptop.


Processor: Manufacturers of laptop processors currently only two are Intel and AMD. Laptop with an Intel processor options more so it's easier to choose. Both Intel and AMD have a processor Low Voltage version that is power efficient processor with a clockspeed lowered. Low Voltage processor is intended for use in Ultrabook will save battery life and can eventually live longer to carry mobile. To compare the processor easiest is to look at the sequence of the benchmark score in the benchmark provider of website data. Can you visit,, or could be in with lighter laod page. For details should immediately visit the website benchmark.


RAM: Most easy to select RAM is where the bigger the better. Other benchmarks are the type of RAM or Speed RAM. Most laptops still use DDR3 RAM PC 10600. No other type PC 16000. Most laptops today are equipped with at least 2 GB of RAM, and this is enough for daily needs. While using the laptop for gaming and design, you should upgrade to 4 GB or 8 GB. SODIMM slot usually only 2 pieces in a laptop, so you can add one more chip RAM in one slot is still empty. To get a dual channel, you should use the same RAM that already exists, or could replace all of them with one type and brand.


Graphics Card: VGA is required for activities related to graphics such as video, gaming and design. All laptops today would have been equipped with VGA on board in the processor. For more serious laptop, no additional dedicated VGA. 2 VGA for laptop manufacturers today are NVIDIA and ATI. NVIDIA is usually used in Intel processors and ATI used in AMD processors, but many laptops that use ATI cards on Intel processors.


To see which one is better VGA then be viewed in order or rank VGA that has been created by websites such benchmark.


Hard Disk: Laptop use an average speed 5400rpm HDD. Especially for the more serious laptop (business, gaming, etc.) typically use speed HDD 7200rpm. For the hard disk capacity, bigger certainly is better.


SSD (Solid State Disk): The discovery of a pretty horrendous as it can increase drastically laptop computer and only to capitalize SSD. Shaped like Hard Disk SSD 2.5 "and can easily replace standard laptop HDD. For Ultrabook, usually using a good SSD as primary storage or simply as an auxiliary Hard Disk. SSD capacity is still limited and that too at a high enough price. For a capacity of 128GB, SSD prices are sold separately still above 1 million.


Battery: Usually only use the benchmark amount of Cell alias not see the capacity in mAh. Generally the laptop uses 6 Cell battery and 4 Cell. For some serious laptop, usually using up to 9 Cell. 4 Cell battery typically used in Ultrabook and notebook thin dimension.


Keyboard: By simply, there are two current keyboard design that is classic and chiclet design. There are some people who are more comfortable typing on the keyboard classic design with large buttons, there is also more convenient to use chiclet keyboard design. In some specific brands, the keyboard uses technology such as splash resistant Thinkpad Lenovo, Fujitsu, and HP specific types. To truly resistant is the ThinkPad with the testing soaked in water can survive. For standard users, it's waterproof feature is not really needed because laptops are usually not used in conditions too extreme. Until now, the most comfortable keyboard according to many people is the ThinkPad series.


Touchpad: Noteworthy is the dimension of the touchpad, are generally larger, more comfortable. Also the technologies used as multigesture etc. The more features the better, but for some people also even troublesome. Click buttons are also a concern because it is too hard so uncomfortable. How tau touchpad is good or not? By attempting to test the product if it exists, or by reading user reviews on forums or specific websites. Solution if the touchpad and click buttons are not comfortable using the mouse.


Speaker: to be seen is the technology used and the use of components from any vendor. The most famous No Bang Olfusen, Altec Lansing, Sonic Master, Harman Kardon, and Beats Sound.


Camera: The camera includes an important component for many users because it is used for video chat or just a self portrait. Usually in the specification are not so described details about the camera because it was like the term 'essential there'. Usually the more expensive the laptop camera, the better the quality. If you can, find detail resolution of the camera, is 0.3 MP, 1.3 MP, or 2 MP.


Interface: Laptop current average supply slot interface complete enough despite eliminating PCMIA and Express Card. Noteworthy is that if a laptop that will be purchased thin design and also the type of ultrabook. Usually fewer slots will be even eliminate some. Listen explanation of each of the following interfaces.


USB 2.0: Still widely used in laptops, high precious serious laptop, USB 2.0 is completely removed being replaced USB 3.0.


USB 3.0: On the laptop affordable to medium usually only provide 1 slot USB 3.0 up to 2 pieces. For the long term, the USB 3.0 certainly better, but if no one else is safe until the next 2-3 years before eventually replace the new laptop. USB 3.0 transfer speed of USB 2.0 is 10x.


HDMI: HDMI is typically used for multimedia purposes. Connecting a laptop to a TV LED, LCD, or Plasma that has a HDMI interface. Almost all standard laptops already provide this slot.


VGA / Mini VGA: Used to connect a laptop to a second monitor or projector. In some ultrabook is only available Mini VGA so it needs to VGA Adapter Mini VGA projector to be used in general.


LAN: Spelled most rarely used for most users. Almost all standard laptops provide this slot. So do not be confused by this because most components are already using WiFi.


Optic Drive: Almost all notebook laptop category providing Optic Drive just a few laptops do not provide. Ultrabook and netbooks in general do not have the internal drive Optic Optic and should use external drives for start of 250 thousand rupiah. Optic Drive used to play DVDs or CDs, to movies or software, drivers, and operating systems. On the laptop serious high value, Optic Drive usually can play the puck BlueRay.


Bluetooth: Bluetooth must exist for some people, although it can use the data cable as an alternative. The reason people are no longer using bluetooth is because the transfer speed is relatively slow.


Card Reader: Almost all laptops provide this feature. Its usefulness was largely supplanted by the use of a data cable. Most brands have readernya frequent complaints that the card is damaged, the solution can use an external card reader which is already very affordable price with better quality than the default laptop.


WiFi: All laptops today must have feature WiFi, and has been in the network technology B, G, and N. So there is no need to be confused about this feature.


Cooling System: Need to look at is the location of the sewer heat, even though it's been nothing put down on the right laptop as before. Some brands of laptop complained of heat by the user, to determine laptop cooling system is good or not is by reading user reviews. For some brands already popular with a good cooling as Asus, Fujitsu, and Lenovo is also no case a fast heat.


Aperture angle Screen: Not many laptop screen that can be opened 180 degrees. Average of all laptops have the same opening angle of the screen. For those who want a 180-degree screen openings can be lyrics Lenovo Thinkpad series. Zyrex once also had a 180-degree screen openings although locally assembled product.


Operating System: When considering the price of laptops, it's also worth calculating the operating system. Laptops are often include the operating system even in lower-class laptop is Toshiba. Other brands are also usually included in the operating system sales. Keep in mind that the price of the Windows operating system is not exactly cheap for most people of Indonesia. Mindset operating system for free or non-original was time removed from our heads. So when buying a laptop make sure that we are going to use native operating system. If you want Windows then the choice is currently no Windows 7 and Windows 8. More recommended to use Windows 8 for faster and more efficient, in addition to a much more affordable price than Windows 7.


If you want a truly free and open source it can use Linux with various distributions. Distributions are most widely used today is Ubuntu. For some people use Linux is still very difficult and not one of us, because it is almost all devices only includes drivers for Windows and Mac OS. Manggunakan Linux will expand computer learning as they often find it difficult and in the end we find a solution.


Thus the explanation of each essential components of the laptop, the more often we search for information and compares the laptop with other laptops, will be more understanding about the specifications of the laptop. Hopefully useful and please ask that has not been understood and give feedback if something is missing or faulty.