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    1. When shopping for a new laptop, battery life is extremely important. However, manufacturers indicate a battery usage time that is relevant for the lowest possible settings. Make sure you get clarification on standard battery usage life when you use your new machine in all power modes.
    2. A locking system is essential if you are always on the road.
    3. Many laptops today come without Ethernet ports, relying solely on wireless connectivity. If you think you are going to need to connect the laptop via Ethernet, look for one with a network card and an Ethernet port.
    4. Get a laptop with an advanced sound card if you want to increase the audio quality for movies and games, or if you listen to a lot of music.
    5. Most computer manufacturers today reduce the documentation provided with new machines. Make sure you get all the info you need for upgrading the computer in the future, on how to connect the cables, and about any of the software included.
    6. Opt for a backlighted keyboard if you type a lot at night.
    7. Compare different CPUs before making a purchase to get the best value for money.
    8. Check all peripherals you already have to see if they are compatible with the new machine you are buying.
    9. If you don’t want a Windows or Mac computer, Linux could be a viable alternative.
    10. Verify the voltage of the batter when buying a laptop as the amount can vary depending on battery.
    11. Opt for as much RAM as possible so you can run multiple programs and applications at the same time.
    12. Check the USB ports of the new laptop or desktop computer for compatibility with your existent peripherals.
    13. For desktop computers, be sure the machine has a CD with the operating system included.
    14. Consider the dimensions of a desktop case when purchasing one to be sure it fits on or under your desk.
    15. If broadband connection is not available in your area, consider purchasing a modem.
    16. Look for a model with DVD drive if you have an extensive DVD collection.
    17. Protect your laptop with a case so you avoid scratches when you travel or during commuting.
    18. Pay attention to the screen resolution to make sure your preferred programs are well scaled before making a purchase.
    19. Opt for a flash hard drive instead of SSD when possible to enjoy a speed boost.
    20. Verify how long the warranty of the machine is and what does it cover.

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