While the list above outlines the most important tech specifications, there are other important components to consider as they relate to your business.
Will you need to use discs or multiple ports? Many newer laptops don’t have disc drives, which means you’ll have to use an external drive, or retrieve files from USB drives, or retrieve them through email or a cloud software like Dropbox. If you will need to plug into several devices, such as a projector or printer, make sure there are enough USB ports so that you don’t have to play “musical chairs” with them!
Also look at the computer design. Where are the speakers located (speakers on the bottom of the computer don’t make any sense to me — the sound’s muffled!) and how is the mouse pad placed? There’s nothing more embarrassing than fumbling around with a computer that doesn’t fit right when you’re giving a presentation.
The best advice I can give is to arm yourself with information prior to heading into a computer shop. This way you’ll be able to speak the same language as your salesperson, and you won’t be sold the wrong product.
If you want help or need a recommendation, get in touch with me.