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Choosing Your Laptop Computer

Choosing Your Laptop Computer

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It's Time to Buy a New Laptop PC!
Processors & Memory
Storage
Display
Multimedia
Internet Access
O/S and Software
Peripherals
Buying Considerations

It's Time to Buy a New Laptop PC!

Notebook Buying Guide

What is the right laptop for you? It's a big decision with many choices to make! That's why we've put together this informative look at laptop buying - from understanding what your new laptop will be used for to understanding all the terms and features that go along with the evaluation and buying process.

Laptops are portable. Desktops are not. Simple enough. And if you will need access to a powerful computer when you are on the go then you definitely should buy a laptop. In general, you can expect to pay more for a laptop than for a comparable desktop. But with the ability to have your computer with you, no matter where you are, the extra investment may pay off in convenience and benefits.

Today's laptops are grouped into two categories: Thin and Light for people who are on-the-go and wish to have their laptop with them at all times, and Desktop Replacement for those who want the power and performance of a desktop with the occasional convenience of mobility. When selecting a laptop, first consider how often you will be taking your system with you. If you carry it with you 3 or more times a week, you should consider a Thin and Light laptop. However, the tradeoff for smaller size is that not all accessories will be fully integrated into the laptop. Instead, you can connect them externally, so you won't have to deal with the extra size and weight that those options add. When you are running through the airport from gate 2 to gate 35, you will be glad you have a thin and light system.

NOTE: As a rule, laptop PCs can be difficult to upgrade, so be certain that if you decide on a laptop, you purchase one with all of the features you think will be needed. That includes processor speed, RAM, hard drive, video card, sound card and more. That includes processor speed, hard drive, video card, sound card and more.

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