Black Friday Laptop Buying Guide
When Black Friday rolls around year over year, laptops always seem to be one of the hottest items consumers are seeking. However you must tread with caution when buying laptops on Black Friday since many of them are manufactured exclusively for the sales on this day, meaning sticking to a brand name is a safe bet.
If in fact you are in the market for a laptop, Black Friday is probably the absolute best day to find the deal you want, followed by Boxing Day and Cyber Monday respectively.
Before you jump into buying a laptop, there are two very important questions to consider when purchasing not only a laptop, but any computer for that matter. These questions relate to the memory level and operating system that a laptop comes with.
If you are purchasing a brand new laptop in this day and age you should expect nothing less than 2GB of RAM (memory). This is what Windows Vista and the new Windows 7 will require and considering the amount of multimedia applications run on computers these days you will want at least this amount. If you decide on a laptop that has less than 2GB of RAM we would recommend upgrading to at least 2GB since RAM is no longer a large expense.
If you do decide to purchase and upgrade RAM yourself you should avoid Best Buys Geek Squad and other similar big box stores in-store tech team specialists since they are way over priced and really not worth the dollars you spend on this service. You are better off asking a tech-savvy friend or attempting it yourself if you have the time to spend reading up on how to do it.
Keep in mind that having memory more than 3GB is excessive in the majority of situations so don’t fall prey to the over aggressive sales people.
Soon Windows 7 will be the standard operating system offered with new computers. Windows 7 will look nicer than Vista & XP, but it is also a lot more resource intensive. Windows XP will run noticeably better on the inexpensive computers available this Black Friday and Windows Vista will probably be avoided at all costs soon due to the many glitches and bugs associated with it.
To conclude the ideal laptop computer this black Friday will come with 3GB of RAM, Windows 7 installed and will cost approximately $500-$600. Stay tuned to this site as Black Friday 2009 approaches because we’ll bring you the absolute best deals on laptops in all price brackets as soon as they are published by retailers.