8 things to keep in mind when buying a laptop for online classes – Gadgets Now

Gadgets Now Bureau20 Jun, 2021, 09:10AM IST
There is no need to spend a lot of money on a Windows laptop just for school or college purposes. There are several good Windows laptop brands out there like HP, Dell, Acer and Asus with budget-friendly options in the Rs 30,000-Rs 50,000 range. You can also check for discounts on laptops originally priced more than Rs 50,000 to land a sweet deal.

There is no need for a very high-resolution display panel as it is responsible for the hefty price of a laptop. A display resolution up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) should be more than sufficient for a Windows laptop. If you want to save some serious cash, you can go for lower resolutions, like 1366 x 768 pixels too.

Though Intel Core i3 laptops are still in the market, it would be better to get a laptop with a Core i5 processor to be future proof for at least some years.

Your laptop must have a minimum of 8GB RAM. You need not go for higher RAM than 8GB. An 8GB RAM is sufficient for a budget student laptop. 4GB RAM is not recommended as it would slow your system down and make working on your laptop hard.

512GB HDD or 256GB SSD is recommended for your laptop. The files related to studies, unless they are video lectures that need to be downloaded, do not require a lot of space.

Keeping your Windows 10 OS regularly updated is the most basic way to prevent yourself from cyber harm, though it is not a guarantee. Also, with regular OS updates, your system would be more efficient.

Purchasing the latest MS Office suite is recommended if your online resources are being distributed using Microsoft apps.

It is recommended that you purchase a powerful antivirus solution like Norton or Bitdefender for your Windows laptop as malicious files can cause harm to your device, thus hampering your progress in classes.

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