How Do I choose Laptops ?

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What I look for in Laptops?

I believe more in functionality. Therefore, I focus on

  1. Screen size – 15.6″ Good for viewing and medium level content creation
  2. Battery Life -4-8 hours is OK.
  3. Audio Output – 2W speakers are good. You can use wired headphones to save upon power
  4. Screen Brightness-250 nits is Ok for indoors, but higher is recommended for people on the move
  5. Processor-Preferably choose the latest, but one configuration lower than the latest would be fine

The next thing that I would consider is

  • No. of USB ports
  • Backlit keyboard

I also consider Onsite service and accidental damage protection warranty. Many fancy features add to price tag and are often not required. Laptops given below are value for money and in mid range. At the end of the page you can visit my store on Amazon.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 Intel Core i5 12th Gen 15.6″ (39.62cm) FHD Thin & Light Laptop

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(16GB/512GB SSD/Windows 11/Office 2021/Backlit/2Yr Warranty/3months Game Pass/Arctic Grey

  • Processor: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U7 | Speed: 10 Cores (2xP-core 1.3 / 4.4GHz, 8xE-core 0.9 / 3.3GHz) | 12 Threads | 12MB Cache
  • Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080)| TN Technology | 250Nits Brightness | Anti Glare || Memory: 16GB DDR4-3200 || Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • OS and Software: Windows 11 Home 64 | Office Home and Student 2021 | Xbox GamePass Ultimate 3-month subscription*
  • Design: 4 Side Narrow Bezel | 1.99 cm Thin and 1.63 kg Light
  • Battery Life: 3-Cell 45Wh | Upto 6 Hours | Rapid Charge (Up to 80% in 1 Hour)
  • Camera (Built-in): HD 720p with Privacy Shutter | Fixed Focus | Integrated Dual Array Microphone || Audio: 2 x 1.5W Stereo Speakers | HD Audio | Dolby Audio
  • Smart Learning Features : Lenovo Aware | Whisper Voice | Eye Care
  • Ports: 1x USB-A 2.0 | 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 | 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0, and DisplayPort 1.2) | 1x Headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm) | 1x HDMI 1.4b | 1x 4-in-1 media reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • Warranty: This genuine Lenovo laptop comes with 1 yr onsite manufacturer warranty + 1yr Accidental Damage Protection + 1 Yr Premium Care

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro Intel Evo Core i5-11320H 14″(35.6cm) 2.8K 400nits Thin & Light Laptop


(16GB/512GB SSD/Win11/Office 2021/90Hz/Backlit/3Yr Brand Warranty/Slate Grey/Metal Surface

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  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11320H | Speed: 3.2 GHz (Base) – 4.5 GHz (Max) | 4 Cores | 8 Threads | 8MB Cache
  • OS: Pre-Loaded Windows 11 Home with Lifetime Validity |MS Office Home and Student 2021 | Xbox GamePass Ultimate 3-month subscription*
  • Display: 14″ 2.8K (2880×1800) | IPS | Brightness: 400nits | Anti-glare | 90Hz | 100% sRGB | Dolby Vision || Memory: 16GB RAM LPDDR4x-4266 || Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Design: 1.69 cm Thin and 1.3 kg Light | Aluminium Material | Backlit Keyboard
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • Battery Life: 61Wh | Upto 10 Hours | Rapid Charge Express (charge up to 80% in 1hr) ||
  • Ports: 2x USB-C 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 (Power Delivery 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and Data transfer) | 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On) | 1x Headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
  • Audio: 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers by Harman | HD Audio | Dolby Atmos Certification | Dual array microphone || Camera (Built in): HD 720p webcam with IR | Fixed Focus | ToF sensor
  • Warranty: This genuine Lenovo laptop comes with 1 yr onsite manufacturer warranty + 1yr Accidental Damage Protection + 1 Yr Premium Care

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Intel Evo Core i5 11th Gen 14″ (35.56cm) FHD IPS Thin & Light Laptop

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(16GB/512GB SSD/Windows 11/Office 2021/Backlit/FPR/3Yr Warranty/Slate Grey/Aluminium Surface

  • Processor & Graphics: 11th Gen Intel Evo Core i5-1135G7 | Speed: 2.4 GHz (Base) – 4.2 GHz (Max) | 4 Cores | 8MB Cache | Intel Evo Laptop |Intel Iris Xe Integrated Graphics
  • OS and Pre-Installed Softare: Pre-Loaded Windows 11 Home with Lifetime Validity | MS Office Home and Student 2021 | Xbox GamePass Ultimate 3-month subscription*
  • Memory and Storage: 16GB RAM DDR4-3200, not Upgradable | 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 14″ Full HD (1920×1080) | IPS Technology | Brightness: 300 nits | 100% sRGB | Anti-glare
  • Design: 1.49 cm Thin and 1.36 kg Light | Narrow Bezel | Aluminium Surface
  • Battery Life: 11 Hours | 60.7 Wh Battery
  • Camera (Built in): HD 720p IR Camera | Facial Recognition | Privacy Shutter | Integrated Dual Array Microphone
  • Audio: 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers | HD Audio | Dolby Atmos Certification
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6 (11ax, 2×2) | Bluetooth 5.0
  • Ports: 2 Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4 40 Gbps (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.4), 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 1.4b, MicroSD Card Reader, Headphone/Mic combo jack (3.5mm)
  • In the box: Laptop, Power Adapter and User Manual
  • Warranty: This genuine Lenovo laptop comes with 3yrs Onsite Manufacturer Warranty, 1yr Accidental Damage Protection and 1yr 24/7 Premium Care

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