When thinking of purchasing a notebook laptop, most of us Aussies begin with our budget, and also choice of brand consideration. For example: if your outdated portable computer was Asus and you had it for few years without any problems, then, you are more likely to stick with Asus brand. Consequently, if your previous notebook has been a headache with problems, then, you are probably looking for another brand (Hewlett-Packard, Dell or make the switch from Windows to macOS with a brand new Apple Mac) (you can read our review about MacBook Pro here.). Keep in mind The Electronic Fix caters for all notebook brands including Asus and Hewlett-Packard even others.
Although choosing the right product will be influenced by variety of factors, there are numerous other factors to consider before buying your new device.
Remember, apart from personal preference, there is no such thing as the best brand or model of notebook because all will depend on your requirements, and how you use your computer device.
Doing a thorough research before entering a laptop store is always a good idea, because most computer stores are focused on selling their most expensive items instead of being focused on listening to your needs.
In all cases, The Electronic Fix experts are here to help. In this blog post we’re going to highlight what to consider when buying a laptop in 2022 so that you can make an informed decision (we’ll be focusing on Australian computer market).
Note: we’ll be using Notebook and Laptop interchangeably as both terms basically mean the same thing regarding portable computers.
What? How Long? Specs?
What will you use your new device for (study, work, gaming) is a great question to answer because it will allow you to work out exactly the performance specs of your new device. Naturally, higher the performance requirement usually means more $$ dollars. And yet, if you are a student and only need a new device for your schooling, then, budget laptops will be more than adequate and you probably can get one for less than $1000 in the year 2022
How often do you change your notebook? Some of us upgrade to a new notebook every year (especially if working for a company), whereas some of us will hold on to our notebook for at least 5+ years (or more). Working out how long you need to hold on to your device can help because it may be wiser to spend bit more $$ so that the laptop you now buy will still be fast enough even after few years.
Technology changes rapidly, PCs in 2022 are highly powerful compared to few years ago. Notebook manufacturers keep adding newer and faster components, although this is great as our performance needs grow, sometimes, it may not be useful buying a notebook with parts we do not use.
For example: Bluetooth 5.0 is the latest version of Bluetooth wireless communication standard, and yet, notebook without it may cost you much less. Another example: some of us connect ethernet cable and hardly use the notebook’s Wi-Fi, therefore is it really worth it to pay more for Wi-Fi 6 (latest wi-fi standard). Finally, if you are not gaming is it really smart to pay $$$’s more for dedicated graphics card?
Thinking ahead can save hundreds of dollars while ensuring you get a great laptop that will be more than adequate for years to come.
If you are not a technologically experienced person, then, your trusted local notebook computer technicians can provide earnest advice when it comes to selecting the ideal PC for your unique needs. If you are living in Brisbane, then, our friendly team here at The Electronic Fix Australia is here to assist.
Furthermore: if you are a regular reader of our website or one of our valued clients in Brisbane Australia, then, we’ll be more than happy to answer your computer related questions for brand new laptop device you are thinking of purchasing in 2022. Have you considered upgrading your current laptop?
2022 Specs for Laptops?
Now that you know the type of questions to ask, in 2022 you can seperate the laptops available in Australia in to three distinct categories.
Budget (up to $1000)
Mid-Range (up to $2000)
High-End Gaming ($2000+)
Budget Laptops: whether it’s Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, MacBook Air
doesn’t really matter in a sense that if the price is less than $1000 the specification you’ll find in the laptop will most likely be the similar to these specs below:
CPU Intel i7 (or AMD Ryzen) (standard base speed around 2.5 GHz (up to 4 GHz with boosting technology))
RAM 8gb (plenty for most basic tasks)
512gb SSD (good enough storage as you can always expand storage using external SDD)
Graphics Card Onboard (some with 4gb dedicated)
Without going too deep in to the specs, basically, when you purchase mid-range or high-end gaming notebooks, then, its just matter of getting faster CPU speed, higher capacity SSD storage, and higher capacity (and faster clock speed) RAM and GPU. When you want the latest and fastest, then, some brands (including Apple MacBook Pro models, Dell Alienware, Lenovo and others) also allow you to customise your laptop purchase according to the specs you want.
Buying a laptop can be an easy and enjoyable process, and at the same time it can be time consuming and expensive if you are not a technically knowledgably person. Best way to go about it is by speaking with someone about your requirements and ask them for suggestions. You can also talk with your local computer experts to get suggestions. Check our Legion 7i Gen 6 Gaming Laptop Review here.