Things You Need To Know When Buying a Secondhand computer
When you look into buying a laptop, the first thing you'll need to consider is how much you are going to spend and stick to it.
There were 3 main types of laptop, Budget, Mainstream, and Ultra-Portable. Each progressively more expensive. Budget laptop are great for generally use online and word processes but they can be slow from more intensive tasks such as video editing. They also tend to be heavier and have worth quality screen.
Mainstream laptop made the step up with biggest source class disk, better processors, and more memory and a great all around use for entertainment including photos and video and tend to fit for flash storage(SSD) which is faster but smaller than traditional hard drive. They are great for carrying around and they are getting cheaper all the time but it is an expensive choice as of the moment.
If you want to play high end game, it is important to look on what you are buying. There are very few laptop that came with the ability to play intensive games at decent quality. You have to splash out on a more expensive model to get added support from NVIDIA or AMD.
When you buy a new laptop, the main choice of many is whether I come from the Apple Mac running OSX, or a PC running Windows 8.
Google's chrome OS is a newer alternative but it has limited feature than you get on a PC or Mac. If you have heard about windows 8, the rumors is true. It is fundamentally a different way of using a PC and it is better suite for touch but is perfectly usable with a keyboard and track pad.
The great thing about Windows 8 is that many new PC is shifting with touch screen. We see a whole new load of hybrid designs, like slide board keyboard as well as the latest windows 8 tablets with detachable keyboards.
What to look for inside your laptop?
The processor is the hardest choice. Intel processors are the most common but there are some laptop that are available with AMD processors. Intel's chip are the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7. I recommend you ignore any older types of Intel processor such as Celeron or Pentium and go straight to the Core i3.
It is expected that Core i5 is better and it best compromise with the performance and price. If you are a gamer or using intensive tasks then I would recommend Core i7.
Before buying, make sure you check for the latest laptop reviews like techradarpro or Cnet for update list for the best laptop out there.