Computers Notebooks

How To Buy a Computer Notebook


A computer notebook, better known as a laptop, is similar to a desktop computer, but is smaller and much more portable. Formerly, a computer notebook may not have been able to have as much hard drive space, RAM and overall options that desktop computers had, but times have changed. Now, a computer notebook is just as good, if not better than a desktop. The functions of a laptop are ideal for nearly everyone, from students and workers, to gamers and those who simply enjoy browsing the internet. There are many places that you can buy a computer notebook in the price range that you have set.

Step 1

Decide on a platform for your new computer notebook that you will be purchasing. Two widely popular and common choices that you can easily find are Windows PC and Mac. Windows is good for nearly any type of use that you can think of, including multimedia, gaming, playback, and surfing the web. Mac is great for those interested in graphic design and music creation. It simply depends on what you're interested in and what you will mainly be using the computer notebook for.

Step 2

Choose a brand of computer notebook. This is usually difficult for many, as there are so many different brands to choose from and you have no idea where to start. Some well known brands that make great computer notebooks are Asus, Sony, and HP. If visiting a retail location, you can speak with a sales associate who will be able to help you in picking out a great computer notebook that will suit all of your needs.

Step 3

Stick with your budget. Shop around online to check out computer notebooks that are within your price range. The internet will provide you will valuable material that you can read to see what computer notebooks have everything you want and are worth the price. Reviews from buyers will tell you what they think about the computer notebook for the price that they paid. You can easily view laptops online by selecting your price range. Prices can range anywhere from $500 to a few thousand dollars for a computer notebook. It all depends on the hardware that it comes with and the purposes that it serves.

Step 4

Take the leap and buy the computer notebook that you have had your eye on. You can choose to purchase from stores such as Best Buy, or online from one of many different retail locations. Look for special deals and promotions that will save you money on your computer notebook.

Step 5

All computer notebooks should come with a limited manufacturers warranty. You can also buy a store warranty that will cover damage to your computer. Bring it back to the store, free of charge, will they will fix it or replace the computer. This is an excellent option to have, since you never know what could happen to the laptop.


Buy a computer notebook that you know you will use for a long time. This can be an expensive investment, so you will want to be sure that it is worth the price you pay.

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By Colleen Ross, published at 02/16/2012
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