While building and customising desktop computers has become commonplace, it's still somewhat new to the world of laptop computers. Do-it-yourself upgrades and customisation are difficult to perform on laptops, primarily due to their size and structure. The HP computer company takes care of this by making customisation a snap for even the novice laptop user.
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Visit the HP website and create an account. It's a standard account set up with your name, address and telephone number. It takes the average user less than 5 minutes to set up this account.
Click on the "Laptops" link. On the HP page, there is a list of buttons on the top left-hand side. One directs you to the current selection of laptops. Once there, you choose your base model, mostly determined by screen size, and then you select the option to customise.
Choose your options. There are several tabs allowing you to choose your core processor, RAM and graphics cards. These options will be determined by what you plan to do with the laptop. If you are a gamer, you will want to choose the best graphics and sound. This is not as important to someone who is going to be writing reports. You will be able to choose every major component, including the operating system.
The navigation during customisation is simple. It's a series of tabs for each component and a list of choices. Once you make your selection, the price and component list to your right will immediately update itself. Once you have gone through each tab you are finished.
Buy your laptop. After you have made your customisation selections, you will click "OK" and purchase the machine. Be sure to double check your selections, because once you hit the send button nothing can be changed. Provide HP with your payment information and wait for your new laptop to arrive.
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