Know Your Laptop Inside Out Before Getting It Repaired

Laptops are a part and parcel of life. With the pandemic forcing many to take classes and office work from home, they have turned into a necessity from a utility. And with more usage, comes the horrid damages, and the need for repairs. But laptop repair in Mumbai could be a cheap affair, if you know what went wrong. Knowing the parts of your laptop could ensure that you are not taken on a ride. Therefore, today we will see a few basic parts of a laptop, regardless of the brand:

Processor: A laptop mostly has Intel and AMD processors. Now they both offer many different variants. Most often, laptops could have the basic Intel Core i3 processor at the very least (4th generation onwards). And less expensive laptops come with AMD Apu processors.

RAM: Sometimes laptops get stuck because the  folders have all been filled out and the laptop’s internal memory is close to full. In such a case, you need to be aware of the RAM size of your laptop. The minimum is usually 4 GB. But most high end laptops nowadays can even have 8 GB RAM or more.

Graphics Cards – This feature comes into play for laptops used for video editing and gaming. They need a dedicated GPU. The on-board Intel and AMD GPU takes care of basic photoshop. A GPU with 2 GB memory is less likely to get stuck over time.

Storage space: 1TB hard drive is mostly present on laptops today. And this space is sufficient for regular, simple use. But for faster performance, inform your HP laptop repair in Mumbai personnel, or any one else for that matter, to add a SSD or at least one that has a hybrid flash storage for the operating system plus a 5400 rpm drive for storage.

Display size: Laptops come with screen sizes between 11.6 inches to 17 inches. It is very common to find a 15.6-inch screen size. But if your screen is looking smaller, it could be 13.3 or 14-inch. These laptops are less likely to damage because of the perfect balance of performance and portability. But the ultra portable laptop with browsing, multimedia and document editing at 11.6-inch screen size is difficult to get repaired.

Ports: USB 3.0 is a common port type and your laptop could have 1-3 of such ports. 3 other ports that may be present are Ethernet, HDMI and SD. If your laptop has suffered damages while trying to connect with a projector for presentations, then you should check the D-sub/VGA port as most basic projectors use those.

Operating system: laptops regularly do not come with preloaded Windows. Adding Windows later can turn out to be expensive as well as the threats of virus increases drastically. Windows 10 is the latest operating system and it’s much better than Windows 8, so go for a laptop that comes with Windows 10 preloaded.

Battery life: Most brands give a claimed battery back-up time, but there are many factors that play a role in securing that time. The battery life is usually achieved under certain predefined usage scenarios. And as different users have different usage of the laptops, the battery life can be drastically different from what is mentioned. As a thumb rule, battery life is mostly one hour less than what is claimed.