Laptop computers are now becoming more popular than desktop PCs. They can be found in most people’s homes and offices. They come in a host of different sizes, shapes, and colours to suit every user’s demands and requirements.
One of the main reasons for choosing a laptop over a desktop PC is the size. All are portable with some being ultra light weight and thin and others that are larger but still easy to travel with. Whether you want a model you can easily slip into your day bag or a more powerful machine to use in your bedroom you will be able to find the right choice.
Of course the price is also an essential factor. By doing research you can easily find affordable laptop computers that can still provide excellent performance. One of the best ways to find what’s available is to search online. You can easily compare prices and specifications so that you know you are getting the best machine for your money.
Just because a laptop is compact does not always mean it will give good performance. It use to be the case that desktop PCs had the most powerful processors but now this is not always so. There are a number of laptops that now come with dual core and quad core CPUs to give a more reliable performance.
The RAM that comes installed on laptops can vary. A basic model will only have 512MB, which is now rather small and not suitable for the latest operating systems such as Vista and Windows 7. So that you do not have any limitations on performance you can choose a model with between 2 GB and 4 GB and that has the option to add more at a later date.
One factor that can vary greatly between laptops is the screen size and resolution. There are also widescreen options. Which is the best will depend on whether you are going to be using the laptop for many hours each day and watching movies and videos on it. Small screens can strain the eyes after prolonged use.
The smallest laptops will not have a DVD drive or burner. This is why they are so light and thin. If you have an extensive DVD collection then you could choose a slightly larger model or use an external DVD drive.
The most important factor when buying a laptop is to take into consideration whether you will be using it every day and carrying it around or leaving it in your home or office.