Things to consider when purchasing a new laptop

My running notes on what to consider when purchasing a laptop computer. And I also run over to The Wirecutter to review their latest advice, along with the little googling.

  • Screen resolution: screen resolution and how does it play with programs (the blurry tool bars with my silver Asus)
  • Track pad: can it take two finger input? Does it get bumped really easily (my blue Acer)
  • Physical assembly: Can the screen push way back? When sitting on the coach, I want to push it way back (more than the silver Asus)
  • Ports: options for connecting to other things (what are the plugs and how many are there? USB, USB-C, HDMI, mini-HDMI, )
  • Keyboard: quality of the keyboard and placement of keys
  • Drive: Solid State Drive that is big enough for Dropbox to sync
  • RAM is comparable to other computers in similar price point
  • CPU is comparable to other computers in similar price point