In the past years laptops have been growing plenty in popularity compared to desktop computers. Many kinds of laptops are available depending on your needs. It is rather easy to find a (cheap) laptop that will meet your needs. The question is however,
what trying to find in your laptop? What type of laptop will be good for me to buy? Do i like winning contests on my laptop? Do i want a long battery life on my hp 15s du3047tx laptop? Am I going to carry my laptop around a lot? These are all questions that you should be asking yourself before purchasing your laptop. In this post We will be describing typical “laptop user profiles” and the spec’s that needs to be taken into consideration for each of these profiles.
Typically students will be looking for laptops that are cheap, compared to other kinds of laptops. The laptop will need to have a good battery life (in the most likely case that you are last entering the class room, and all your childhood friends have hogged the power-outlets) and grow portable (you don’t want to get rid of your freshman 15 by hauling around an oversized laptop, you’d rather want to get rid of it by hauling around cases of beer.. right? ).
Often this results in the option for a minilaptop or mini-laptop. This is a very good choice as often the battery life of these laptops will be above the average standard, and they are extremely portable. There are a few points that you’ll need to take in account though. The advantage that portability brings to this smaller sized laptops also brings a poor; a smaller screen/keyboard/underpowered CPU’s. So you’ll have to decide if this is OK for you, are you gonna be using serious software to work on your school projects? Are you gonna be using the laptop for ‘afterschool activities’ as well? Keep these questions in the back of your head whilst looking for your perfect match.
A good option is to look for a slightly ‘oversized’ minilaptop, such as a 13 inch laptop. These laptops usually have a more substantial CPU, and thus will have a bit more power. I wouldn’t go any larger than 13 in . though, as this will start having a big influence on the experience of portability.
As a (business) traveler you’ll be buying a laptop that has sufficient processing power, is also portable and is built in a sturdy case to shield all your work documents or pictures of the industrys wonders. A minilaptop would be impossible in this case, as this simply has to little processing power to maintain with the basic needs in this category. A viable option would be in the ‘portable’ laptop family of 12 to 15 inch laptops. These laptops usually have a stronger processing power, are built a bit stronger and are still very portable.
However, you’ll notice that these laptops often don’t include an optical (DVD) drive. This really should not be a problem for you though, as you’ll be using USB’s and hard disks whenever you can as a traveler. These laptops are a bit less affordable than the laptops, but the performance in this category definitely makes up for it.
Key suggested specs: 2GB to 4 GB of RAM, at least 160 GB HARD DISK DRIVE, 12 to 15 inch display and if needed a windows professional os.
Now you’ll probably say that gamers will want to get a computer help. I agree, a computer help will indeed win from a gaming laptop. Nevertheless, gaming laptops have greatly improved within the last few years, and are giving desktop computers an escalating amount of competition. Gamers will want to look into laptops that have superior processing power, a good graphics/video card is also a great plus.
Furthermore a big screen/display for gaming laptops greatly improves the experience, sizes range from 15 in . to teen in . and above! It is advisable to get that nice teen inch laptop, or even go bigger. Since you’re looking for a gaming laptop, you should go big.
The more exclusive brands (Alienware) offers high end gaming laptops. Their laptops can be easily customized/upgraded with the latest parts and therefore make a good choice if budget isn’t an issue. However, if budget is an issue, try looking into Gateway’s P-series laptops. These are also excellent gaming laptops and have a good overall value!
Key suggested specs: A minimum of 4 GB of RAM, 320 GB HARD DISK DRIVE or larger, a good graphics GPU and preferably that teen inch or bigger display.
The home user. This laptop category comes nearest to the ordinary computer help. Usually a laptop in this category is used as a substitute of the computer help (and thus usually stays at a desk). This is more of an overall laptop. 15 inch laptops are extremely common for this category, and there’s almost an boundless amount of different laptops available here. This means that you’ll be able to get a rather good laptop (based on this categories needs) for a reasonable price.