With Christmas Day just around the corner, the AboveIT team want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! In fact, we know that surprising someone with a brand-new laptop can be the perfectChristmas gift. After all, over 60% of the UK population own a PC or laptop in2018 according to statistics, and this figure is set to rise. Here at AboveIT,we want people to choose carefully when it comes to purchasing technology-based gifts for the festive season. After all, there are many different things to take into consideration. Read on to find out more…

RAM

Random Access Memory (RAM) is an incredibly important feature to take into consideration when you are purchasing a laptop. After all, the amount you need is heavily dependent on what you intend to use it for. For example, a gamer should look at purchasing a laptop with 32GB of RAM in order to get the best gaming experience whereas 8GB is often the minimum requirement for users who just want the basics.

Battery

Unless you know that whomever is receiving the gift will always be near a power outlet when using the laptop, it is important not to skimp on battery life. After all, most people now use their laptops on the move,which means that a minimum of 8 hours battery life on a full charge is the basic guideline to follow. Since the manufacturer can often be wishful when it comes to battery life, it is best to do some research and read some reviews before you make a purchase.

CPU

Also knows as the ‘brain’ of a computer or laptop, theCentral Processing Unit (CPU) has a big influence on how well a laptop will perform. This means that you need to consider how the laptop will be used in order to choose a model with a suitable CPU so that it will be able to deliver the required results. For example, an Intel Core i7 processor is the perfect solution for gaming laptops because they allow for a better gaming experience.

Here at AboveIT, we know how tempting it can be to choose the cheapest model on the market. After all, Christmas budgets are there for a reason. With this said, it is better to invest in a laptop with the specs that can deliver for the intended use. After all, trying to use a laptop with 4GB of RAM for gaming is only going to slow down your entire system and downloading a‘free’ online antivirus program is a sure way to become a victim of malware. To find out more information, get in contact with a best laptop repairs Brisbane has got to offer today!