MSI Laptops That Are Great For a ‘Work At Home’ SettingMarch 21, 2020
MSI wants you to be equipped with the right tools to make sure you are still productive even if you are working from home.
Maybe you’re an in-house graphics artist and you need to work on some projects that you brought home from the office, or you need to keep working on your latest app development and you need to run an instance of Android VM in your machine. Or maybe you’re just going to do some basic office work remotely.
Whatever it is, a lot of jobs might require you to have a portable computer to remain productive, even if you’re at home. However, you might find yourself getting lost in all the technical terms at your local laptop sales or online shopping site while looking for your perfect work at home companion. So, we made it a little bit easier for you in this MSI laptop buying guide!
What to look for in a laptop
There are several things that you should be considering before buying a new machine. Most people will just look for the cheapest laptop available since they will just need to use Gmail and other office apps. But for more specific use cases, here are the things that you need to look for in a work laptop.
This is the main component that will determine the speed of your computer in terms of performing tasks like web browsing or editing photos in Photoshop. Higher-tier processors like the Intel Core i5’s and Core i7’s will be able to do more heavy lifting. These are suitable for photographers and architects that might need to run Photoshop, SketchUp, Vray, Premiere, etc.
Amount of RAM for multi-tasking
I know a lot of people at work also like to open a lot of things at once: Spotify, Facebook, Outlook, Word, etc. so being able to handle all these open apps depends on the amount of RAM your laptop has. If you’re only doing basic tasks, you’ll be fine with a laptop with 4GB of ram. However, 8GB is the bare minimum if you are looking to heavy-lift like video editing and maybe some gaming.
Display and graphics processing
High speed and high capacity
This is something that gets oversight easily, but it is important to have a high-speed Solid State Drive (SSD) on your laptop for a snappier and responsive desktop experience. These usually come in small capacity at 128GB, 256GB, and above, but can be complemented by having a high capacity mechanical drive for mass storage.
Reliable battery life
Of course, battery life is also a big thing for people working at home and working on the go. Thanks to MSI’s Dragon Center and MSI battery calibration, you can optimize your battery usage when you need the longer uptime for your productivity needs.
MSI Laptop recommendations
Taking all those aspects into consideration, here are the recommended MSI Laptops for you to check out.