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With new students everywhere preparing to start their first term at college or university, the computing experts at Rugged Systems have developed an all-essential guide to choosing the perfect laptop so you can begin your studies on the right foot with the very best equipment!
Check out our top tips for getting to grips with the latest and greatest technology and bag yourself a laptop that enhances learning and keeps you in touch with friends and family back home.
When it comes to purchasing a laptop that is going to be the perfect companion to take to lectures and internet cafes, it helps to think portable. There are so many models offering different screen sizes, and whilst the 15 inch model may be more affordable, it is often too heavy to carry. Consider downsizing by a couple of inches for optimum usability and portability.
Bust the Specification Jargon
For individuals that aren’t particularly tech savvy, the product specification of a laptop can be a blur. If you don’t know your Celeron CPUs from your third generation core processors then buying a laptop that lasts for the long haul can be tricky. Do a little research before you buy to find out what specifications ensure fast processing for multi-tasking and have the best overall performance and durability.
Many students will spend their time browsing the net from internet cafes and WiFi hotspots to cut costs so make sure battery power is top of your ‘most wanted’ list. Opt for a laptop that has at least 5.5 hours of battery life so you’re never caught out when you forget your charger.
Don’t be a Snob!
Consider both Macs and Windows PCs to find the perfect laptop for you, you may be surprised by which one you prefer! And remember, design isn’t everything, whilst you may want to keep up appearances on campus be prepared to pay a premium for hi-tech designs.
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