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The fact is that the internet is full of advice. Sadly, it isn't easy to figure out which articles you can trust and which have been written to take advantage of you. Thankfully, the experts from MaxNaija who contributed to this article truly have the experience necessary to make the tips below trustworthy, so keep reading.

Speed and hardware configuration

This is very important as you have to know how a computer will perform in terms of usage. the speed of the computer is very important , the memory also and the hard drive for maximum space, the speed determines hpw fast a computer will run especially on graphic softwares, the high cores and intel processors have maximum speed . the hard drive determines the capacity to store files, so the higher the drive spaces, the more it stores files. also the memory determines how fast the computer will run aswell.

Consider a less expensive option

If you have your heart set on a more expensive laptop, consider a refurbished/used unit. Many shops offer these, and they often come with a fair warranty too, protecting you in many ways. This will save you thousands of naira you would have spent over a new laptop, while still offering you all the features and specifications of the model you truly want.

Cost Of Parts:

Laptops are often fairly expensive to repair. Since everything is jammed into a tight space, technicians have to be careful when they're taking them apart. Not to mention that laptops parts are more expensive since they have to be smaller and more condensed. So keep that in mind if you're looking to buy a laptop. So you don't buy a laptop whose part are difficult or impossible to replace when faulty.


Avoid using your laptop computer on a soft surface, such as a pillow or bed. Setting your laptop on a soft surface blocks air flow that is supposed to flow through the ventilation holes on the bottom. This can cause your laptop to overheat. When using your laptop in bed, rest it on a book or other hard surface to allow for ventilation.

Where to buy:

Before buying a laptop you should consider the different places where you can buy one. You can buy directly from a manufacturer. You can buy from a high-end computer store. There are many online stores and refurbished websites that you can buy a laptop from. Consider your budget, whether you need to try it before buying it, any additional costs, and the type of assistance you may need when deciding where to buy your laptop.

Laptop protection:

When you buy a laptop, consider getting a protective carrying case to go with it. While most laptops are fairly durable, they are susceptible to damage, wear and tear, and the weather. A good case can shield it from unnecessary damage, help it to last much longer, and keep it running properly to boot.

Seek Advice:

Ask your friends about their experiences with laptops that they own. Your friends and family can give you a lot of advice on what their favourite brands have been. This will make your selection process easy. Look for friends that have similar use laptop as the one you intend to buy, as this will help you know more about the product you are buying .

Long term budget :
Remember that a laptop is not a long-term investment. You'll likely only use it a maximum of six years or so before you either are forced to get a replacement or decide it is just too outdated. That means you should factor in replacement costs when determining your budget.

These tips have been crafted to help you purchase a new laptop without the headache your uneducated peers face.
Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to read this, you are now informed with the data you need to succeed. Get started shopping today and find that new laptop!



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