A processor or CPU determines the processing power of your laptop. Most processors today are multi-core, which means that the IC contains 2 or more processors for enhanced performance, reduced power consumption and more efficient simultaneous processing of multiple tasks
There are two types of storage devices used in Laptops - Hard Disk Drives (HDD) & Solid State Drives (SSD)
SOLID STATE DRIVE (SSD)
Faster than HDD, it comes with low power consumption, faster data access but limited storage size. It offers big advantages in boot-up & program start-up times and offers reliability improvements due to a lack of moving mechanics.
It is ideal for casual use. Apart from the Operating System (OS) taking up some space, remaining space is ideal for casual users where some music and photographs can be stored along with a few lite apps.
Ideal for non-casual, with the Operating System taking up a small chunk of the space, this is ideal for users who may install a lot of applications and games along with pictures and music libraries.
Hard Disk are cheaper than SSDs, have large capacity, used to store operating system & high power consumption.
500GB hard drives offer ample storage space for the vast majority of computer users that stores and provides relatively quick access to large amounts of data on an electromagnetically charged surface or set of surfaces.
Meant especially for high-end users, it is a must have for high-end gaming, graphic designing & video production. Hard drives larger than 1TB are ideal for power users, digital media enthusiasts, gamers, or anyone who stores mass amounts of data.
Random-access memory (RAM) is an important spec to consider if you’re looking for a high-performance PC. It has nothing to do with the amount of documents you can store on your laptop, that’s the role of the storage device.
Meant for casual user and most widely used, 2GB of RAM is compatible with most hardware & software and is sufficient for activities like internet browsing, e-mail and listening to music.
It helps in running the applications smoother, especially for frequent users using for activities like word processing, watching movies, internet browsing, photo editing, casual gaming.
Meant for power users & students, it is compatible with most hardware & software and optimal for gaming, video and image editing, HD video streaming and for servers.
Meant for professionals, gamers, graphic designers, this superfast RAM is for intense gaming, heavy graphic and video processing and intensive multi tasking.
OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)
It's a software which performs all the basic tasks and manages all of the software and hardware on the computer. Usually comes pre-loaded on any computer you buy, it's possible to upgrade or even change your operating systems. The three most common operating systems for personal computers are listed below:
Integrated graphics is basically a graphics processing unit which does not have it's own memory but uses a little amount of the system memory. A powerful graphics card can render videos and graphics-intensive games easily, making them suitable for power users such as professional gamers or programmers.
Best of both worlds, it can switch between laptop & tablet. A dedicated 1GB graphics is sufficient for basic visual computing needs.
Its for users looking for basic photo editing to heavy processing/video editing applications & other professional work.
Powerful laptops built solely for the purpose of high performance require the same where work can be efficiently done on dedicated graphic cards with more than 4GB of memory. It supports video editing, mid to heavy gaming, photo editing etc.