Laptop repairs are far cheaper than replacing the laptop. Why replace your laptop when you could have it fixed? With a free assessment from our experts, we can tell if repair is the best option for any problems. We’ll also give an accurate estimate on how much this would cost in comparison to buying a new one. Don’t let small issues grow into huge ones—get them looked at now before they worsen.
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What we test
Our testing of all computers includes comparison testing of performance and ease of use. Where a monitor is an integrated part All computers are subjected to comparison testing for performance and ease of use. We also consider an expert evaluation of the display screen when a monitor is an integrated part of the computer, such as with all-in-one desktops and laptops. Battery life testing is also included in laptop testing.
- Benchmarking each computer with a variety of software tools is part of performance testing. These assess CPU performance, memory performance and memory bandwidth, video performance, 3D graphics, and storage speed, among other things. The benchmarking software is intended to assess performance under a wide range of simulated workloads.
- Ease of use evaluation. An expert assessment of connectors, design flaws and advantages, supplied security hardware and software, if any, as well as the format and scope of any built-in help, support documentation, and manuals, as well as general design features and overall style, are all part of the ease of use evaluation. We also evaluate the supplied keyboard, mouse/trackpad, or other pointing device, if applicable. All performance and usability testing is done on the computer’s native operating system.
- Battery life testing for laptops begins with conditioning each battery to achieve optimum life, followed by testing under a heavy-use scenario with the power management features set to maximum performance and screen brightness set to 100%, with Wi-Fi turned on and connected to a network.
- Display evaluation takes into account colour, brightness/contrast, glare and surface reflections, horizontal/vertical angles of view with reference still images, plus Blu-ray video playback.
- Wi-Fi testing We connect each laptop exclusively to our test lab wireless router, then wirelessly transfer a set of test files from our NAS device, timing this over three runs to establish consistency and averaging the final score in megabytes per second (MBps). All devices are restarted before testing and drivers updated to latest versions.
- Temperature testing for laptops. Whether on your lap or held in the hand, a device should be comfortable to use and this includes temperature. We measure the temperature of the hottest part of the underside of each laptop to see if it gets uncomfortably hot after sustained heavy usage on battery only. We consider 44 degrees the maximum acceptable comfort threshold. This test doesn’t contribute to the overall score.
- Energy usage We measure power consumption in active use and on standby, calculating an annual cost based on an average use scenario applicable for that category, costed at current rates.
- Sound evaluation testing using the computer’s inbuilt speakers is done by an in-house expert who evaluates the quality compared to similar devices.
- Tablet use assessment is for 2-in-1s and tablets with detachable keyboard only. This testing takes into account how the device performs as a tablet (without keyboard) rather than as a laptop. In addition to the same CPU, graphics, storage, and Wi-Fi tests used for laptops we also consider form factor (45%), display screen (40%), and battery life (15%) from a tablet-user point of view. This score does not contribute to the overall score as non-convertible laptops are not included. Some devices may score better as tablets than laptops and vice-versa.
All are included in this free assessment.