A laptop is considered good when it meets the requirements of the user. Before buying a laptop, the user must refer to the laptop's software and hardware specifications to see if it offers the right features.
A buyer should choose a laptop that comes with his choice of operating system. As of 2015, the most popular laptops have either Google Chrome OS, Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X as their pre-installed OS. Other key factors that the buyer must consider include CPU and GPU performance, hard disk and system memory capacity, battery life and screen size. Laptops also come in different designs, such as hybrid and traditional. Build quality, after-sales support and price also determine if a laptop is good.