You can get a nice laptop at $300-$600. You can get all the required features in 500$. You can get used laptops for as low as $100. Search the Amazon.com, and you can find the right laptop for you. If you want a nice laptop, there is no need to spend more money. Sure, there are expensive laptops in the market which will cost more than $1000. You can find the most expensive ones at almost $10,000. I once saw a laptop which was priced at $80,000. The laptop is not a rental property. It is a business tool, and it should be used for business and educational purposes only.
Competition is very high in the technology market and the design changes after every three months. I like technology but, do not need those fancy features at such high rates.
I do not see a major difference in features. The companies play their tricks while making changes in the design. You can see that the most expensive laptop has an elegant design. It is easy to use. These are good features but, not good enough to spend thousands of dollars.
You can get great features at just $100. Select a good used laptop, and you will get all the best features. Used laptop prices start from $100 and end on $300. The new laptop prices start from $500 and goes on. MAC laptops are expensive than Windows laptops. I have never used any OS other than Windows. I have heard that Chrome OS is also good but, it has some limitations. The laptop cost depends on the OS and other required features.
If I am going to buy the laptop (new/used), I will look for following features.
1. CPU speed
I would like to know the bootup speed. How much time will it take to wake up?
2. Weight & Thickness
The next thing, I want to check is the weight & thickness. If the weight is less than 2 kg, it will be easier to carry the laptop. Less weight makes it more portable. Thickness also plays a major role. I prefer mini laptops. They are light weight, and it is easier to watch movies.
3. Battery time
Battery time is important to me. A good laptop should support 6+ hours working time. The most expensive laptops have a battery range from 14 to 20 hours. You can get a good battery time by adding more cells at a reasonable cost.
4. Good RAM
The latest laptops have a 4GB RAM. You can search for a 8 GB RAM for better speed.
5. Touch Screen
If you are going to buy a laptop in 2015, buy a touch screen laptop. It is best to buy a 2 in 1 PC.
Here are some tips for buying the laptop through an online shopping portal.
1. Look for a phone number. Websites can give you their email address but, it is better to contact them via phone number.
2. Look for a professional attitude. Excellent customer support is required to trust the business.
3. Read reviews about the service. There are many shopping websites. Hopefully, many are not scams. But, it is never good to go blind.
Getting the best laptop deals is easy. You can get very affordable deals with amazing features. Social media and email subscription are the best ways to stay updated. Some websites offer a 10% discount when you subscribe to their email list. You can get awesome deals on the respective social media pages. Big brands update their social media accounts as soon as the deal is announced. Do not forget to like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.
You can also create a “Google” alert. Companies can also send you SMS when a new deal is announced.