Buying A New Laptop For 2021? Here Are 5 Essentials To Look For – Forbes

October 24, 2020 by No Comments

We are getting dangerously close to the holiday season, the time of year when you pretend the credit-card limit doesn’t exist and splash out. If a new laptop is on your Christmas list, there are certain boxes that you should be looking to tick.

To be clear, you’re unlikely to find all five (if any) of the items listed here on $300 laptops – these are the kind of features that you’d expect to find on laptops that are a closer to a four-figure price tag. These are the features for buyers who are prepared to spend a little extra to get a laptop that lasts.

Here, then, is what you should be looking for in a 2021-ready laptop.

Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 – sometimes referred to as 802.11ax – has been around for a while now, and it’s starting to nudge towards the mainstream. In 2021, we’re going to see plenty of affordable Wi-Fi 6 routers appearing on the market and you’re going to want a Wi-Fi 6-capable laptop to take full advantage of the boost in speed and range that Wi-Fi 6 offers.

In my tests, Wi-Fi 6 offers