TechRadar experts have reviewed many laptops over the years. In their experience, here are some things to avoid when buying a laptop.
1. 4GB RAM
In 2021, even Android smartphones will have 8GB of RAM. As a result, laptops with only 4GB of RAM are outdated and weak in performance. 4GB RAM for later software I can no longer handle apps well. If you buy a laptop, you should choose more than 4GB of RAM.
2. Soldered RAM
Latitude Series laptops can add more memory. However, most low-cost laptops do not have additional RAM. For that, you should only choose laptops with more RAM.
3. Single Channel Memory
Dual Channel Memory should be chosen over Single Channel Memory. For example, 2x8GB is more powerful than 1x16GB.
4. HD screen
Another underlying feature is the HD screen. The pixel density of the 15.6-inch 1366x768p screen is only 100ppi. On this screen, the corners of the icons and fonts tend to be blurred, and images are less sharp when viewed on websites and spreadsheets.
A 2018 Apple MacBook Air laptop computer with a Gold finish, taken on November 19, 2018. (Photo by Neil Godwin/T3 Magazine)
5. Hard Drives
Laptops with hard drives are obsolete. SSDs are now cheaper and more affordable. SSDs are more powerful.
6. A laptop with less than 128GB of storage
Surprisingly, laptops with only 64GB of storage are available these days. With Windows OS and Bloatware alone, it takes up about 64GB. When you install Windows Update, you get more space. Only buy laptops with more 128GB of storage.
7. eMMC Storage
Low-cost laptops use storage technology called eMMC to reduce costs and space. The eMMC chips are fixed to the mainboard and only support up to 64GB of storage. Such storage is so slow that it slows down the performance of the laptop.
8. No webcam
To work today You need a webcam to play the game. To do this, choose a webcam with a laptop.