Agent Meister from the Geek Squad spoke to Bill about Laptops
How will you use your laptop? Determining if you're a light, average or advanced user will help determine what laptop specs fit your needs best. For example, demanding users will want to invest more in a higher resolution screen, faster processor, more memory and a larger hard drive.
How important is portability to you? This will help determine what balance to strike with large or small screen and keyboard size, as well as how many accessories, like Blu-ray drives you carry with you. There's even a special laptop category for those that value portability above all else, known as "Ultrabooks".
When shopping, you'll come across 4 hardware specs that you'll want to understand to help decide on a laptop:
Processor - This is both the brain and the muscles of the laptop. The faster and more powerful a processor is, the more work it can handle from your programs, just like an engine in your favorite car.
RAM - System memory, or RAM, is where your data and program lives while you're working on the laptop. The more RAM, the more data you can be accessing and manipulating at any given time, like adding more seats to your car.
Hard Drive Storage - This is where your data, like your photos, documents, music and videos lives while not in use, and the more you have, the more files you can carry with you.
Of course, no matter what laptop you choose, Geek Squad will be there to support you with our Geek Squad Tech Support program.
Agent Derek Meister
Geek Squad Online Support | In-Home Support