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Cheap laptops, under 1000 lei, at eMAG on Black Friday 2023
ASUS A516MA laptop with Intel® Celeron® N4020 processor – 699.99 lei;
ASUS A516KA laptop with Intel® Celeron® N4500 processor – 899.99 lei;
Laptops under 2,000 lei at eMAG on Black Friday 2023
HP 255 G9 laptop with AMD Ryzen 3 5425U processor – 1,199 lei;
HP 15s-fq2022nq laptop with Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 processor – 1,299.99 lei;
Lenovo V15 G4 AMN laptop with AMD Ryzen™ 5 7520U processor – 1,599.99 lei;
HP ProBook 250 G9 laptop with Intel Core i3-1215U processor – 1,799.99 lei;
Lenovo V15 G3 IAP laptop with Intel® Core™ i5-1235U processor – 1,799.99 lei;
Gaming laptops at eMAG on Black Friday 2023
How to choose the best laptop
The choice of a new laptop must be made taking into account two important aspects: what activities you will use it for (for work, for games, for movies, etc.) and what budget you have available. Most, however, want a laptop for “everything”, but such a device that can perform all types of activities and satisfy all design preferences is difficult to find and, even if you find it, it will have a very high price. Yes, it’s true that a gaming laptop will do just fine for office work or watching movies, for example, but it’s not worth paying such a large amount of money if you’re not an avid computer gamer. Additionally, a gaming laptop will be larger, heavier, and therefore less portable.
In order not to pay more for nothing, it is preferable to choose the laptop for the activities that you do or plan to do on a regular basis or in the near future, and not for those that you might do someday. Maybe technological progress has slowed down in recent years and you no longer need to change your computer as often, or maybe there are just computers that don’t become obsolete overnight, but it’s good to pay more for a laptop only when it’s really necessary.
Based on the principles above, what should you pay attention to when buying a laptop? The main components of a laptop that you should consider are the screen, processor, video card, RAM, storage and battery.
The screen is that part of the laptop that impresses at first sight, therefore it is of major importance in the purchase. A banal LCD screen with low brightness and washed out colors will not provide a pleasant user experience. Lately, more and more manufacturers offer OLED screens, clearly superior, on affordable models, and you could opt for such a solution. Indeed, the price will be higher, but the image in front of you will be a gorgeous one. However, there are LCDs that offer good images and you can go for this type of screen, especially if the purpose of the laptop is to work on it or to help you with school. Regarding the resolution, it is good that your laptop screen is at least Full HD.
As far as processors are concerned, the most important players on the Windows laptop market are Intel and AMD. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but in general they offer similar performance, so you should know that the Intel Core series (i3, i5, i7 – the higher number means a more powerful processor) and AMD Ryzen (3, 5, 7 ) are the most popular. As for Windows competition, MacBooks (Apple laptops) have M processors, of Apple’s own design.
Closely related to the processor is the video card. For most activities, an “on board” video card, i.e. integrated into the laptop’s motherboard (or even in the newer processor), is sufficient, even if it seems like a “low-cost” solution. For video games, video editing, or other programs that need fast image processing, a dedicated video card is a must. There are laptops that offer both types of boards, and the use of one or the other depends on the activity carried out. For common tasks, the integrated video card is used, for reasons of energy efficiency, with the dedicated card coming into play when more resources are needed.
A good laptop should have at least 8 GB of RAM, even 16 GB for gaming ones. There are still cheap laptops with 4GB of RAM that can handle many basic tasks, but higher value RAM is preferable. And if you can add more RAM later, so much the better. Regarding the storage memory, its value represents a personal preference, namely the amount of information you intend to “store” on the laptop. The most common values found today are 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB, and the appropriate memory type is SSD.
Finally, the battery is also an important component. If you keep your laptop at home, you may not care what battery it has, because it can be powered from the outlet at any time. But if you intend to never part with your laptop, then you need a battery that will provide you with energy for a longer time and, perhaps, a fast charge. But don’t forget that a bigger battery means a heavier device, so it’s very useful to find a laptop with a good performance/consumption optimization.
When it came to weight, this is one of the physical characteristics to watch, along with dimensions. A light laptop with smaller dimensions (11-14 inch screen diagonal) is better for increased portability. A larger diagonal, which can reach up to 18 inches, is suitable for games or creativity.
By and large, these would be the general lines to follow in choosing a laptop. There would also be the number of ports and their type, important to connect to external devices, such as a TV or a monitor, memory sticks, SD cards, etc., but most manufacturers offer the most common ones, in sufficient numbers .
Knowing all these basic things, you can start looking for the laptop that meets your needs, and Black Friday can represent the right moment for a successful purchase.