When choosing a good laptop you need to know about RAM, Hard Drive, & Processor Speed
The RAM and hard drive size have to do with the amount of memory that the computer has. This is a very oversimplified definition, but good enough for the purposes of this discussion. The more RAM that a computer has and the bigger the hard drive, the more “things” it can store and the more quickly it can access these “things.” By “things,” I mean anything from different programs like Microsoft Word to music and pictures. The “processor speed” is a much simpler concept to understand and has to do with exactly what you might think—how fast the computer operates and calculates. To simplify the first 2 concepts here, think of RAM as the computer’s short-term memory and the hard drive as the long-term memory. The more RAM you have, the more multi-tasking you can do on your computer. So, if you’re someone who likes to have 10 Internet pages up, listen to music, edit Word documents, and edit photos all at once, then you should go for more RAM than the average person.