Here we will discuss some tips and techniques on how to find best laptop deals. In reality finding the best laptop deals is not easy and it’s only possible if you know where to start to look for those special deals on laptops. At times you can find best laptop deals right under your nose and you would not know that, the reason being there are many brands and manufacturers using technical short terms and hi-tech lingo to define or describe the laptop specification which makes no sense for a normal person who is looking to buy laptop for general purpose i.e. emailing, internet browsing, storing photos and watching movies etc.
The best way to start looking for best laptop deals is to first identify your need or in other words what you should know is what exactly you are expecting your computer to do for you, as in most cases people tend to get things which they might not use ever thinking they might be needing it in future or simply they don’t want to miss out on useful things or at times just to show off. This is not a good idea for buying a laptop computer and it does not solve the problem – rather it could make the situation more complicated.
At time people also tend to seek help from sales person when they go to computer store which is not a good idea, because sales person’s recommendations or advice is often influenced by the commission they are being offered on that particular brand hence they would always try to push those brands. The appropriate thing to do is to ask your friends or colleagues or family members who know about best laptop deal and its different specifications.
For basic users, there are few things that should be taken into consideration as far as laptop specification is concerned i.e.
- Processor Brand – Intel and Amd
- Processor Speed – starting from 500 Mhz to 4 Ghz (1.5 to 2.5 Ghz is considered as good processor speed)
- Memory (RAM) – starting from 500 MB to 3 GB (1 to 1.5 GB is considered good)
- Hard Disk (HDD) – starting from 20 GB to 250 GB (50 GB to 100 GB is considered good)
- Display Screen Size – starting from 11 inch to 17 inch (12 to 15 inch is considered good)
These are main five components of any laptop which you should look into before buying, so let’s prepare a virtual specification and you will see how exactly they are presented to you when you go to purchase a laptop either in offline store or online store:
HP dv2700 notebook computer, Intel Core 2 duo processor with 2.0 GHz, 2.0 GB Ram, 140 GB Hard Disk, 14″ LCD display
Now does it make sense to you? Can you find out what all the above lingo means? I am sure you can. Having said that there are many more things comes along with these specifications i.e. Multimedia stuff, Software, Operating System. I don’t want to get into details of it for now as it will really complicate the whole purpose of writing this article. I will be posting more write ups and articles explaining those components in details later.
Now that you understand what is a good specification or configuration of a laptop or desktop computer, the questions remains as where to find best laptop deals. Let me explain this aspect, the best place to findlaptop deals is to go online and look for sites with deals and coupons. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of web sites online providing data aggregation of deals and coupons, you can subscribe to these web sites weekly deal alerts as they send you email every week with best available offers. You have to keep in mind that these web sites are not the actual merchant or seller hence they will not influence your purchasing decision, these web sites are as I said earlier data aggregation collecting good deals and discount coupons from different sources and providing it on their web site for absolutely free.
The other option of finding best laptop deals is to visit big stores like Walmart or Carrefour and ask them if they have any promotions going on laptops or they are coming up with any sales in the near future. They do keep coming with sales and discounts on laptops quite frequently and by keeping a close eye you can find one for sure.