When looking to buy a modern laptop, you can be faced with a whole load of jargon and specs that may not mean much to you.
Who cares how many cores its processor has, or how much RAM it packs, when all you really want to know is how it can help you do the things you love?
So, we’re going to look in plain English at how some of the best modern laptops can make working and playing easier than ever.
Quick as a flash
You’ll probably notice that most modern laptops make a big song and dance about the fact that they have an SSD. This is a Solid State Drive that’s used to store Windows 10, along with all your files and apps, and it brings many benefits.
Unlike traditional hard drives, SSDs have no moving parts which means they are much faster, so Windows 10 boots up incredibly quickly, and you no longer need to wait around to load up your files and favourite programs. With an SSD, you can start up and shut down your laptop up to 70% faster on average (based on tests run by Principled Technologies) and access the web 52% faster.
They are also quieter and use less power – which means your battery will last longer as well. Laptops with an SSD can last up to 35% longer on battery on average.
Better battery life
Speaking of battery life, modern laptops are now able to go much longer between charges, despite the fact that they are much more powerful than previous devices. This is thanks to clever advances in technology which makes the hardware inside modern laptops more power efficient. The less power they need, the slower the battery drains.
What this means for you is that you get more time doing the things you love without having the search for a plug socket to top up your laptop. So, you can enjoy hours of binge watching Netflix while on the go, or browsing the internet, chatting on social media or even working without being tethered to a desk and charge cable.
Thin and light designs
Modern laptops are thinner and weigh less than ever before, and this allows you to easily carry them around with ease. It means you never have to worry about leaving your laptop at home, and not only are they thin and light, but they are robust as well, with reinforced bodies and tough glass screens that keep them from being damaged.
It’s not just premium laptops that are thinner and lighter than ever before, either, but more affordable laptops have also benefited from the latest technology that allows laptop makers to fit their hardware into ever slimmer designs.
Windows 10: the perfect fit for modern laptops and modern lifestyles
Along with super-fast SSDs, day-long battery lives and thin and light designs, modern laptops also benefit from running Windows 10.
Windows 10 is Microsoft‘s latest – and best – operating system, and it has been designed from the ground up to suit modern laptops and lifestyles.
So, Windows 10 runs amazingly fast on modern laptops, and it comes packed with some brilliant apps to help you make the most out of your laptop.
The Photos App lets you view, organise and edit your digital memories, as well as easily sharing them with your friends and family around the world. The Maps app lets you discover amazing new places wherever you are, as well as offering voice navigation for when you’re driving, using public transport or walking.
SkyDrive is also built in to Windows 10, which lets you store your files on your laptop and on the internet, allowing you to access and share your files and documents from pretty much any internet-connected device, quickly and easily. There are thousands of brilliant Windows 10 apps that you can install in a flash from the Microsoft Store.
Windows 10 also has a brilliant trick up its sleeve if you have a modern 2-in-1 device, as it can intelligently switch between desktop and tablet modes depending on how you’re using the device. In laptop mode, you get the familiar Windows 10 desktop. However, by using your device as a tablet, Windows 10 turns into tablet mode, giving you a touch-screen friendly interface that makes using your modern 2-in-1 laptop easy, comfortable and fun.
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