Imagine being in the middle of finishing a deliverable due today when suddenly, your software crashed. To make things worse, you weren’t able to save it before it started acting up. Now how would you feel?
Of course, you’d be mad. I mean, who wouldn’t? But did you know laptops can also get stressed? Have you ever considered that maybe your current laptop just isn’t a fit for your job?
So if you’re planning to buy a heavy-duty laptop that won’t fail you, you need to ask yourself these questions first.
What’s the processor?
First of all, what’s a processor? Basically, it determines your laptop’s speed and its ability to withstand multiple tasks at once. The faster your core processor, the smoother your experience.
Though there’s a lot of options for processors these days, you don’t have to necessarily know all of them. You just have to establish what your laptop is going to be. Intel Core i5 to i9 are ideal for gamers, creative professionals, content consumers and power users. This Dell Vostro 3401 from IEC computers has a 10th gen Intel-core processor. Intel processors are usually for heavy work like editing 4k videos or playing graphically-demanding games.
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Is the storage space enough?
Expect your laptop speed to slow once storage is full. That means you don’t have enough space to accomplish your other tasks. So if you’re the type who saves a lot of things on their device, get a laptop with either a solid-state drive (SSD) or at least one terabyte (1TB) of the traditional hard disk drive (HDD).
Now wouldn’t it be a dream to have both in one device? The CUK MSI GE75 Raider Gaming Notebook has 2TB of HDD and another 2TB of SSD which can store most of your important files, videos and photos without compromising your laptop’s performance and speed.
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Can it multitask?
When you’re juggling five tasks simultaneously, even the split screen feature won’t be enough. And constantly shifting from one window to another can get really annoying that you sometimes wish your laptop would just magically grow another screen. But what if I tell you a laptop with two screens actually exists?
ASUS Zen Pro Duo UX581LV has a 15.6-inch main screen with 4K UHD OLED display and a 14-inch secondary screen called the Screenpad Plus. The Screenpad Plus is where you can put all the miscellaneous apps you’re using. For instance, you can do your actual work on the main screen while your messaging, music and file browser apps are on the secondary screen.
One thing though, it’s kinda heavier than regular laptops. But who cares about weight when you’re working from home, anyway?
How long is the battery life?
Working from home means you pay for the power you consume for your job-related tasks. So if you want to save as much electricity as you can, you need a device that can survive long hours without charging. The Huawei Matebook X Pro can last almost all-day long on standby, 15 hours on regular use, 13 hours if you’re watching videos and 11 hours if you’re browsing the web.
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