Technology Info

Know Your Laptop

Planning to buy a laptop? If you are not a techie person, and you happen to ask any geek for some advice, they will start belting you with technical terms and specs, which will leave your head reeling. Get a basic idea of the various features of a laptop before you begin shopping for one in earnest.

Size:

Laptops are available in a range of sizes from 14 to 21 inches,with 15.4 inches being the most common. This measurement refers to the diagonal distance of the screen. The screen size you choose depends on your needs and comfort level.

Aspect Ratio:

When it comes to screen, the next feature that you’ll probably hear about is the aspect ratio. It is a proportion between the height and width of the screen. There are two types of aspect ratios – standard and widescreen. These days, standard screens are being replaced by widescreen-format screens.

Screen Resolution:

Resolution is described by the number of pixels across by the number of pixels down the screen. For example, when you check out a laptop, it says that the screen resolution is 1024 × 768, it means the height has 768 pixels and the width has 1024 pixels. A higher screen resolution means better image clarity. The screen’s clarity closely depends on its size, aspect ratio and resolution.