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How to search laptops by specs

Updated July 20, 2017

When searching for a laptop, it is ideal to find one with the proper specifications for the task at hand. Websites that allow you to search for computers with your required specs can make choosing a laptop quick and easy.

Determine what the primary use of the laptop will be. Each set of specifications are suited to different tasks.

Enter the technical specifications and price range of the laptop you are looking for into a website such as cnet.com.

From the resulting list, choose several laptops in which you are interested, and keep note of their brands, model numbers and prices.

Read reviews of other users that have purchased the computers in which you are interested; these opinions can be very helpful to gage aspects of the laptop that won't be listed in the specs section, such as build quality, user-friendless, ease of set-up and customer service.

From your list, choose the laptop that has the specifications you need, that is also the most cost effective and is well reviewed by other users.

Tip

Try to choose a search website that is not affiliated with any laptop manufacturer, so that none of the details are biased.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
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About the Author

Richard Jennings has been writing informative and instructional articles for a variety of different Web sites since 2006. He enjoys freelance writing because it affords him the opportunity to share his expertise in the fields of science and technology with the world. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in physics at Calvin College.