Laptop Buying Guide: Essential Tips

Planning to buy a laptop, not sure which one to buy? The wide variety of sizes, features and prices making your task difficult? Remember the type of laptop you should go for depends on your need. For example, if you are a student and want laptop for your college projects, you need to look for a device with a certain specification. The same will vary if you need your laptop to play games.

So, your search for laptop should be guide by the purpose it is meant for: home, office, multimedia, college or gaming. Here we list the specs and the price range you need to go for as per your need.




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Home buyer: Core i3

College projects: Core i3 or ULV (if portability is important)

Office work: Core i5 ULV, Core i7 ULV

Multimedia purpose: Core i5 or core i7, AMD A10 (if budget is tight)

For gaming: Core i5 or better, Core i3 incase of tight budget




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Home buyer: 4GB or more

College projects: 4GB

Office work: 4GB or more

Multimedia purpose: 6GB or more

For gaming: 4GB or more





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Home buyer: 500GB+

College projects: 500GB+

Office work: 128GB SSD and 500GB

Multimedia purpose: 1TB

For gaming: 1TB



Screen size and weight


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Home buyer: 15.6-inch, 2.5kg or less

College projects: 14-inch, 2kg or less

Office work: 13-inch, 1.7kg or less

Multimedia purpose: 15.6-inch or bigger with FullHD resolution, 2.7kg

for gaming: 15.6-inch or bigger with FullHD resolution, 2.7kg


Graphics card

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Home buyer: NA

College projects: NA

Office work: NA

Multimedia purpose: NA

For gaming: HD767OM or GT630M, cards like 879OM or GT750M are better



Price range

Home buyer: Rs 30,000 – Rs 50,000

College projects: Rs 30,000 – Rs 55,000

Office work: Rs 50,000 – Rs 1 lakh

Multimedia purpose: Rs 45,000 – Rs 1 lakh

For gaming: Rs 35,000 – Rs 1 lak



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