Well, you are about to get a new laptop. It’s time to start that course; it’s time to take content creation seriously. We are proud of you and are ready to support you as you make one of the biggest steps in that journey-getting a laptop! If the MacBook is your target, we have got you covered here. But this guide is for you if you are operating in a slightly different market-the PC market. Don’t forget that Oga Bassey has got you covered for all your devices, whether it’s a mobile phone, a laptop, or even a smart TV. Just head over here for some of the best prices out there. Without further ado, these are the less common things you should watch out for when buying your new laptop:
Screen Type and Resolution
Your screen type matters o… The laptop market’s three most popular screen technologies are TFT, IPS and OLED. TFT is the screen technology you have on most budget laptops; it’s based on LCD technology, but the colours are relatively duller. If you are using your laptop for gaming, video editing or photo editing, laptops with TFT screens will hamper your experience. IPS screens are also based on LCD technology but are better; they offer wider viewing angles and more accurate colour reproduction. OLED is their daddy! It’s the same technology on the screens of your favourite smartphones. OLED screens are waaaay better; the contrast is better, colour reproduction is superior, and the blacks are blacker. If you spend a lot of time using photoshop and other photo editing software, you will be better served by an OLED laptop. Resolution varies based on your screen size, but for 15.6 inches laptops, the commonest resolutions are 1366-by-768 (also known as HD or 720p) and 1920-by-1080 (Full HD or 1080p). There are 2k and 4k laptops, too sha, but those are pricey and are often found on high-end laptops.
Processor’s Generation (For Intel laptops).
Since 2010, Intel has marked its Core processors line (Core i3, i5 and i7) by generation. We are currently in its 13th generation. All core i5s or i3s are not the same. Am 11th gen core i3 will blow a mobile 1st generation corei7 out of the water. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s core i7; find out the generation. The newer the generation, the better your experience will be. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you shouldn’t go lower than a 6th generation.
Solid State Drive will give you the soft life (avoid Hard Disk Drive)
Regarding your choice of primary storage device, we recommend you go with an SSD. SSDs are almost EIGHT times faster than HDDs. Yes, you heard that right. Your system will boot faster; your game will load faster; everywhere go soft, and you will avoid a PC-induced shege! We recommend NVME SSD, but a SATA SSD is a good option if you are on a budget. Whatever you do, please avoid HDD in 2023. You deserve better!
Beware of False-gaming Laptops
If there is one area where windows laptops truly shine, it’s gaming! For all its power and finesse, the MacBook cannot do gaming the way a Windows PC can. For starters, there are more games for Windows than macOS, and then, there is the question of compatibility. However, not all laptops with dedicated video ram are capable of “true” gaming… An Nvidia MX130 will not play Microsoft Flight Simulator or Cyberpunk 2077 (even a GTX 1050 will struggle). In 2023, if you are serious about gaming, you should be looking at laptops spotting graphics cards higher than Nvidia RTX 3050 or its AMD equivalent.
I/O, Ports and Connectivity
This is arguably one of the most important but often overlooked features. If you are a video editor, you will do well to get a laptop that supports Thunderbolt connectivity (you probably know that already). USB-C is about to become the international standard for USB connectivity; your system in 2023 ought to have one. A dual-band wireless connection solution will also make your life easier.
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