How to Buy a Good Laptop for a Teenager

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How to Buy a Good Laptop for a Teenager
Your teenager will need a laptop to type up assignments and essays. (laptop image by Angie Lingnau from

Searching for a good laptop for your teenager may seem like a daunting task. Your teenager will most likely use a laptop for school reports, projects, listening to music and socialising with friends. So you should buy a laptop that will fit your teen's needs. The first thing you need to do is learn about the key components so that you know what to look for in a good laptop. Second, know your budget so you can purchase an affordable laptop. The third step is to research a laptop with your teen to make the important decision. Finally, purchase your laptop at a local retailer that specialises in computers or at an online store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


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    Learn some key terms to know what you are buying. A processor is a portion of the computer that carries out the instruction of a program and the functions of the computer itself. It is important to purchase a computer with a fast processor. Memory (or RAM) is another important component in a computer that is able to retain data for a certain period of time. The more RAM a computer has, the more applications can run at the same time and the faster a computer can run. The hard drive is the component of the computer where all the applications and data are stored. The bigger the hard drive, the more documents, music and digital photos your teenager can save on the computer.

  2. 2

    Decide what your budget will be before purchasing a laptop for your teen. The price range of an everyday laptop is between £390 and £780. Any laptop in between those prices will be good for everyday use for your teen. You shouldn't go above £780.

  3. 3

    Research a laptop online with your teen before making a purchase. Go to any online retail store that specialise in computers to see a variety of laptops out there in the market. You can look at prices and different technical specifics to decide what type of laptop you and your teenager will purchase.

  4. 4

    Go to a local electronic retailer or online retailer to purchase your teenager's laptop.

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