How To Choose The Best Desktop Replacement Laptops

Have you decided to change your old desktop PC with a brand new laptop? If so, when looking for the best desktop replacement laptops there are quite a few features to consider:

Laptop Processor

When choosing the CPU that goes with your laptop, make sure you choose a powerful processor to be able to handle anything you throw at it. The new powerful CPUs like Intel Core 2 Duo or the AMD Turion 64 X2 are some of the best picks today to include in the best desktop replacement laptops. Be advised that the higher you go on the CPU scale, the more heat will be generated by the processor, and the more you eat up from your laptop’s battery life.

dell inspiron 3511 i3 11th generation Laptop Memory

The system RAM on your laptop is an important feature to look after when choosing your desktop replacement. Don’t go cheap when it comes to RAM, as you’ll be cursing the day you bought the laptop with only a 512 MB configuration. As a standard user, your aim should be somewhere in the range of 1GB of RAM, but if you’re a hardcore gamer of graphics designer, then the same aim should go much higher in the 2GB and up range.

Graphics Card

If you’re a hardcore gamer then your laptop should carry one of the latest mobile graphics solutions from either nVidia or ATI. Some of the newer laptops that came out even have a dual graphics card configuration via SLI (Scalable Link Interface). As a gamer, you should never go for laptops that carry an integrated graphics card. If you’re not a gamer, then a video card with 256MB of graphics memory should be enough for most applications and movie watching.

Data Storage – HDD

Some regular users don’t look at the Hard Drive configuration of a laptop since they are not interested in storing large quantities of data on their computer. If you’re a casual user, then your laptop should carry a hard drive somewhere in the range of 100GB.

If you do a lot of work, or just like to improve your multimedia collection, then your desktop replacement laptop should be somewhere in the 250GB – 500GB range. Some newer laptop models even carry two drives and can be configured in RAID Level 0, l or 2.

You need to make sure your hard drives have a minimum rotation speed of 5400 RPM. Some newer versions carry the 7200ROPM drives, so they get a pretty good speed increase.

High-end laptops carry the new Solid State Disk Technology, which doesn’t use spinning disks to access the data stored, and are the fastest hard drives to date. These options offer the fastest booting times, they have a much lower weight to them and they are pretty resistant to mechanical shocks.

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