Buying a laptop doesn’t have to take months and months of research. There are a small number of things to look for to find a good affordable model that works for you. The biggest thing you have to know before you even start looking is what are you going to use it for? Are you looking for a new work laptop? Gaming laptop? College laptop? If you want to be wise with your purchase then this is the question you have to answer first. Most people focus on what looks better or what is popular at the time (MacBooks everywhere). Finding a good laptop doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.