So you’re tired of working on a slow laptop. It’s definitely a great time to upgrade, but what kind of laptop will suit your needs? With ever-changing technology standards, it’s important to know what hardware is good enough to power your business. Fortunately for all of us, laptopmag.com has compiled a great buying guide for 2015. Here are a few highlights:
- OS: Windows 8.1 is the new standard in business operating systems. Make sure all essential applications are compatible with Windows 8 before making the leap.
- Processors: The Intel Core i-series is still the industry standard for overall power and productivity. While an i3 might be enough, the i5 is a great balance of price and power. The AMD A-series is best for buyers on a very limited budget.
- RAM: 4GB is the new minimum. If you’re looking to multitask, look for 6GB, 8GB, or more.
- Hard Drive: Solid-state drives (SSD) are the fastest on the market, but their storage capacity is often significantly less. If you want the fastest load times, go for an SSD hard drive. An SSD drive coupled with an external hard drive will give you a good balance of storage capacity and speed on the road.