1) Check Package Contents
We should firstly check the Laptop package. This means you should check that, whether the listed items on the Laptop guide are present or not. Mainly you should see that all the essential cables are in the Laptop package.
We should now check the Laptop's exterior. This means to check the front, back, top, bottom and sides to ensure that there are no dents, Scratches, etc. If detected, then it should be return back to the manufacturer and should be asked for a replacement.
Boot Up the Laptop to check for any abnormal message(s) ( if any ) during the boot up sequence. There should be no weird message(s) during boot up. If there is any then you should need to contact the manufacturer immediately.
The next thing is to ensure that the hardware is in line with what you Ordered. You should Check the List of Hardware that are connected and installed are correct. Check that CPU Information is Correct. This all can be Checked in System Properties and Device Manager Option. Check the List of Hardware Listed by the Operating System against the items You Ordered in your Receipt.
The Keyboard and Track pad is something that the Users usually Forget to Test. We should Open Up the Notepad and Test out each & Every key on the Keyboard. For the Track pad, We should Ensure that it Scrolls Properly and Navigation is Easy.
6) Test Out all the Ports And Connections
The Ports and Connections on the Laptop are very Important Components, so We should make Sure to Check that the DVD Tray, Finger Print Reader, USB Ports, Bluetooth, Video Output Ports and Printer Connection all Work Normally.
7) Check the Laptop Screen
Finally We Should Check that the Laptop Screen is Free from Dead Pixels. We can do this with some Help from a Program called Dead Pixel Buddy. If any Dead Pixels are Spotted and they are Above the Limit Specified by the Purchase Policy then You have the Right to Return the Unit to the Manufacturer and get it Replaced.
So these are Top 7 Tips to Check Before Buying a Laptop.