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How to buy a new inexpensive laptop?

Buying a new laptop need not always be an expensive proposition. You can save quite a lot of money when you buy a laptop to suit your needs precisely.
 

Make a list of all the reasons you intend to use the laptop

Some common reasons why people buy laptops are for playing games, internet browsing, checking email, doing homework, preparing dissertations, project reports, and plotting graphs. This list should help you arrive at the exact specifications of the laptop you need.

Decide about the budget for your laptop

Stick firmly to your budget. Fix your budget at a realistic level which you can afford. A laptop is a long-term investment. You should not treat it as a quick fix. However, laptops are expensive to upgrade and last considerably shorter than desktops. A laptop will probably last for two or three years without requiring critical upgrades.

Read online reviews

Check out CNET or other tech websites. For reviews of the laptop model you intend to buy, check tech websites or CNET for an unbiased opinion of users of this brand and model.

Decide on specifications

When buying at a retails store, have your specifications clearly written down. This helps you to avoid buying a model you donít need. Additionally, this is helpful in keeping pushy salespersons at bay.

Check out the fan noise

Check out the intensity at which the laptop fan is working. In case the fan is functioning at maximum speed most of the time, you may need to take special care of the heat sink.

Get a high-end laptop for gaming

... with a superior quality video card. Low-end laptops are not the best gaming machines. Additionally, it is much more expensive to upgrade laptops than desktops.

Get only software you need

Software can be expensive. Purchase only the most essential software that meet your needs adequately. Since software is expensive, the overall cost of the laptop can be reduced by avoiding the purchase of unwanted software.

Check out all the manufacturers of laptops

The top manufacturers of laptops include Dell, HP, Toshiba, Compaq, Lenovo, Acer, and Samsung. Other manufacturers of laptops include Fujitsu and Sony.

Search for fabulous online discounts or company offers

If any of your acquaintances or family members is employed in a company dealing with laptops, look for getting special discounts through manufacturers. Besides, many institutions offer laptops to students at steep discounts.

Carefully scrutinize the Laptopís warranty

Look carefully at the storeís on-site warranty and return policies.

Look at the laptops both from online and offline retailers

There are instances when online retailers can provide the best price for new laptops. However, it is not always the case because some websites are also pricing the laptops on their store prices.

Wait for a black friday sale

Black Friday Sale is one of the best times when buying gadgets. In fact, you can get the best price for high end laptops. The problem, you have to fall in line.
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