Apple MacBook Air

How to choose a laptop

You could just decide upon a budget and grab whatever a big manufacturer such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, or Acer is selling for that price, but what if the machine doesn’t do what you want? What if the keyboard or screen isn’t right, or it doesn’t have all the ports you need? You can’t just swap out your keyboard monitor and while you can do things like upgrade the RAM or move up to a bigger or faster hard drive, doing those things is not as easy as it is on a desktop PC. You need to think carefully about what you need your laptop for before you hand over your cash. In this comparison , we’ll cut through some of the confusion by taking you through the different kinds of laptop available, providing an overview of the different specifications you’ll come across.

How to choose a laptop: which one is the best

There’s no best laptop overall; it really depends on your own requirements and budgets, and size will play a big part in that. Laptops tend to be divided into categories based on the diagonal size of their screens, in inches. This is because a laptop’s screen size also determines the overall size of its chassis. A laptop with a huge 17-inch screen will be fantastic for work and gaming, and is likely to feature a decent-sized keyboard to make typing easier, but will be far bigger and heavier than a 13-inch model. You need to think carefully about whether you’ll be travelling with your laptop or using it only at home; there isn’t much point buying an ultra-light 13-inch model if you’re going to use it on a desk at home most of the time. Likewise, a 17-inch powerhouse makes a good replacement for a desktop PC, but is unlikely to fit in a rucksack, and if it did, you might not be happy with lugging around something that weighs something a little shy of 3kg

Apple MacBook Air

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Stunning 13.
3-inch Retina-display with true-Tone
Touch ID
Dual-core the 8. generation Intel Core i5 processor
UHD Intel Graphics 617
– Fast SSD storage
8 GB memory
– Stereo speaker with wide stereo sound
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) – connections
Up to 12 hours of battery life
the Latest Apple Design keyboard

Specs table
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Features
Battery Up to 12 hours wireless web battery life
Charging and Expansion Two Thunderbolt 3
Display 13.3-inch
Graphics and Video Support Intel UHD Graphics 617, Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors
In the Box MacBook Air, 30W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C Charge Cable
Processor 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
Product Dimensions 1.56 cm x 30.41 cm x 21.24 cm (HxWxD)
Ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars
Storage 128GB or 256GB SSD
Touch Bar/ID Touch ID
Weight 1.25 kg
Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking

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