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Thursday, May 28, 2009

How to pick your perfect laptop

I am usually startled to witness people purchasing laptops from high end stores and spending large amounts of money on laptops with functions they will never probably make use of. It is pitiful to observe sales representatives trying to sell you the most costly laptop you are keen to buy just to make the heftiest commission they can. Conceivably, this is what is lacking in capitalists economy, but this does not imply that you have to get always get tricked.

Selecting the ideal laptop for your requirements need not be difficult provided you are aware of some of the fundamental factors effecting laptop performance. First of all lets talk about different brands of laptops. You might find yourself being sold a Sony laptop over an Acer laptop and end up giving hundreds extra for the Sony even if the laptops specifications are almost identical. Does this mean you have gotten a faster or more reliable laptop but going for the premium brand? Does it imply that by going with the finest brand you have gotten a faster and more dependable laptop? Unluckily no, well done you just spent a few hundred on a brand name. Only a few suppliers in the world make components for the laptops which are then bought by the laptop brands such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Sony etc and put together to be sold under their respective brand name. So next time you are looking to acquire a fresh laptop disregard the brands altogether. Instead, focus on the requirements of the laptop and if feasible try them in the shop before buying.

Another major downside for a laptop buyers is either buying a laptop which is way too sophisticated for their needs or buying one which is lacking in performance and holds back the buyer from utilising the piece of technology as per their needs. For those of you looking only to use your laptop for surfing the net, chatting with friends, emails, office programs, and watching videos, the inexpensive laptops on the market will have more then enough power for these requirements. Forget about the processor card speed or graphics card performance and plainly choose a good looking laptop which has sufficient space for fulfilling your requirements. For those of you looking to play games on your laptop be ready to pay a fortune for your laptop. The graphic card is the only vital component for a gaming laptop. Traditionally laptops have awful graphics as manufacturers try to cut expenses hence any gaming laptop will set you back at least £500 or $700. While opting for a gaming laptop you should only take into consideration the kind of graphic card it has. Get the laptop with the most powerful graphic card in your budget and stop thinking about the rest of the requirements as if the graphics card is powerful the rest of the system will be too. Searching the internet for reviews of a particular graphic card that a laptop has is the easiest way to ensure its potency and its levels of performance in games.

My last word of warning will be to watch out for the in style tiny notebooks that are 10 inches or smaller. Due to the small size of keyboard, typing on these is extremely hard. A lot of do not have a Microsoft Windows operating system you might be used to and hence appear much inexpensive but a lot less practical as a result. Lastly, look out for their hard drive size as the inexpensive models have a USB memory stick with 2 - 8 GB space attached to it instead of a hard drive which is inadequate for a normal user. Personally their substantially lower output and identical price tag to inexpensive full sized laptops leaves me confused as to why anyone would buy them apart from for their tiny size making them very handy. According to me, laptops have become more of style statements than workable laptops.

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