"Which laptop should I buy?" This is one of the most confusing questions without any clear or obvious answer. Whatever price you're willing to pay, there are simply too many different types of laptops that you can choose from, especially if you've been to a good . Even more confusing is that there isn't one single best laptop simply because there isn't one single type of laptop user.

As tablets and smartphones are still very popular, more people are realizing that the traditional tasks ranging from typing your research paper to watching high-res videos to gaming works a lot better on a .

Okay then, so which type of laptop should you get? In partnership with , we've taken time to put together some very simple tips to help you out when buying your next laptop in Kenya.

1. Portability

Size matters with laptops. A smaller screen means better portability and most laptops in Kenya that come from the popular brands and OEMS like , , and  tend to offer three display sizes - 13.3-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inches.

It also depends on what you plan to be using your next laptop for. Be sure to pick the size that’s right for you because size isn’t like RAM or ROM of a laptop. You can’t upgrade it later so choose wisely.

2. RAM

More RAM allows for more applications to be run at the same time. About 10 years ago, you rarely needed more than 2GB of RAM. That's quickly changed. These days, you’ll probably need 4GB as a minimum. Power users require 8GB to 16GB while gamers up the ante using 32GB for the best experiences..

More RAM means more data can be quickly accessed by the system at a time. This comes in handy when you're multitasking heavily, for example, editing photos or video content.

3. Battery life

If you plan to use the computer on your lap, even if it's at home and or work, you'll want at least 4 hours of charge. However, 6+ hours is ideal. If you want to really determine a laptops's expected battery life, we don't recommend taking the manufacturer's word. Rather, you ought to read third-party results from objective sources.

If you're buying large, bulky laptop that you'll use on a desk near an outlet, perhaps you shouldn't worry about battery life.

4. Storage

Hard drives used to be the in thing but that's changed. These days, solid state drives are the norm, as they're faster and use less power. Basically, they're pricier, but deliver better performance and are more reliable than HDD's

5. Price

Finally, you'd like to get something within your price range. It's easy to get a laptop that suits your needs at an affordable price.