Have you ever been to an electronics store, looking for a good laptop, and then a salesperson approached you? maybe yes. Do you know what questions to ask the seller, or do you just listen to them when they make a sales record and buy a laptop that doesn’t fit your needs? Well, God forbid, we shouldn’t let that happen. This article shows you 7 questions you need to ask a laptop seller so that you don’t spend money on features/components of a laptop that you don’t need.
- What’s inside the CPU?
One of the most basic questions a laptop salesman should be able to answer is the CPU used in the laptop. As you know, these days, the minimum CPU configuration in a laptop is an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Nothing less, and we’re (probably) looking at a faulty laptop. So make sure which CPU your laptop uses. If the answer is yes.
- How much memory do you have?
Another key question is how much memory your laptop has. Nowadays, laptops for loading QuickBooks and most laptops have at least 1 GB of RAM and many have 2 GB. This is the minimum to run Windows Vista reasonably well, so make sure you have enough memory.
- What are the dimensions and weight of the screen?
Sometimes it is difficult to determine the size of the laptop screen. Be sure to ask your laptop dealer what the size of the laptop screen is. Generally, we need about 12 inches by 14 inches for a good laptop. Gaming or multimedia laptops can have a 17-inch screen.
The weight of the laptop is another important consideration. In addition to checking the weight of the machines, be sure to ask the seller for the weight of the laptop. Does it include a battery or separately? Such things should be cleaned.
- What are the customization options?
If you have special needs that cannot meet a standard laptop, ask the seller for customization options. For example, you can ask a seller if it is possible to add 2GB of RAM to a laptop. Do you have FireWire ports or card readers in your laptop if you like video editing? They may not have the basic setup of your laptop, but it can be a custom setup.
- How much does a replacement battery cost?
If you’re like me, I always buy an extra battery for my laptop. The thing is, you don’t want your laptop running out when you walk around and can’t reach the power outlet. So always check with the seller about the cost of the extra laptop battery. These can usually cost a lot of money, so they can add up to the total cost of owning your device.
- What is the warranty policy?
Another important thing to check is the warranty policy of your laptop. Does the factory cover the device for 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years? Or do they have a lifetime warranty policy? What about dead pixels on your laptop screen or faulty software? Are they under warranty policy? Check with the shopkeeper before paying for the laptop.
- Which software is pre-installed?
Often, laptops are thought to come with Windows Vista, Microsoft Office, and other predefined productivity suites. That doesn’t always happen. Most laptop manufacturers only install Windows Vista and do not include items such as Microsoft Office, which you need to purchase separately.
I hope this article gives you a good idea of the top 7 questions to ask a laptop seller. If you make sure you browse this list of questions whenever you are looking for a laptop, I guarantee you can find a laptop that suits your needs. Be Good luck and next time I want to buy you a laptop.