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What does TechKinect's 50+ point check include?

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Quality and functionality are extremely important to TechKinect and our customers. We take every precaution to ensure that only the best quality laptops and tech is sold. Here is a look at some of the processes and hardware we check:




  1. Examine the physical condition of the laptop, including the case, keyboard, screen, drives, and other components.

  2. Verify that the laptop meets the required specifications in terms of processor speed, memory size, hard disk size, screen size, and other hardware features.

  3. Ensure that all essential components and accessories are present, such as hinge covers, screw covers, fascias, keys, and flaps.

  4. Confirm the consistent and reliable power-on capability of the laptop.

  5. Investigate for issues related to the CMOS battery.

  6. Assess the impact of passwords on both the BIOS and hard disk.

  7. Monitor for any POST error messages, such as those related to faulty fans.

  8. Test the hard disk drive for read/write errors and the presence of bad sectors.

  9. Verify the language and layout of the keyboard (UK/US).

  10. Evaluate the proper functioning of the keyboard.

  11. Test all internal speakers to ensure they work correctly.

  12. Confirm that the volume buttons/wheel function properly.

  13. Check the wireless modem's connectivity to the router and ensure the wireless switch is activated.

  14. Examine the overall screen quality, looking for color/contrast consistency, patches, and brightness.

  15. Inspect screen connections to prevent flickering or blanking.

  16. Assess the DVD drive by playing DVDs and checking video and audio quality.

  17. Verify the functionality of USB ports.

  18. Check the laptop's ability to charge batteries correctly.

  19. Ensure that Windows can be installed successfully with all necessary drivers.

  20. Verify that the laptop's battery can hold a charge of at least one hour under normal operation (excluding CD/DVD playback).

  21. Inspect the condition and operation of the power supply unit.

  22. Test the track stick and mouse pads.

  23. Confirm that screen contrast and brightness controls, if available, function correctly.

  24. Check that all catches, including those for the screen, drives, and battery, operate correctly.

  25. Verify the proper functioning of PCMCIA slots.

  26. Ensure that all status lights are working as expected.

  27. Verify the laptop's weight and dimensions to ensure it meets your portability needs.

  28. Check the availability of extra RAM slots for potential future upgrades.

  29. Inspect the condition of the touchpad and its responsiveness.

  30. Examine the overall build quality, including the material used for the laptop's construction.

  31. Test the camera for quality and functionality.

  32. Evaluate the heat dissipation and fan noise under load.

  33. Confirm that the laptop's operating system is genuine and properly licensed.

  34. Check for the presence of bloatware or unwanted pre-installed software.

  35. Test the functionality of the fingerprint sensor or facial recognition for security features.

  36. Ensure that the laptop has adequate ventilation and cooling to prevent overheating.

  37. Verify the presence of essential ports such as HDMI, USB-C, and Thunderbolt for your connectivity needs.

  38. Examine the condition of the battery and its ability to hold a charge over time.

  39. Confirm the availability of warranty and after-sales support.

  40. Check for any visible dead pixels on the laptop's screen.

  41. Evaluate the laptop's compatibility with your specific software needs.

  42. Inspect the quality of the laptop's webcam cover or privacy shutter.

  43. Test the responsiveness and accuracy of the laptop's touchscreen (if equipped).

  44. Verify the availability of an SD card slot for expanded storage options.

  45. Evaluate the keyboard backlighting options and their adjustability.

  46. Check for any flickering or screen bleed in dark environments.

  47. Confirm the presence of a spill-resistant keyboard for added durability.

  48. Evaluate the laptop's Bluetooth capabilities and compatibility with peripherals.

  49. Test the laptop's audio quality and the placement of the speakers for an optimal sound experience.

  50. Inspect the keyboard layout for any unique keys or functions that might be essential for your work or usage.


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