Why Buy a New Laptop ComputerLaptops are portable, they’re stylish, and let’s face it: the opposite sex will think you more sophisticated when you’re suavely tapping out your latest blog entry at the coffee shop. Okay, that’s probably not true, but they are fun to have for both work and play.
For work, traveling professionals will find that a laptop’s wi-fi can offer them the same conveniences as being in the office via virtual private networks. You can take anything you need with you, having remote accesses to your files at the office so long as you have an Internet connection. It’s all there with you, even if it annoys your significant other when you bring work home.
For play, it’s great for tuning out the latest episode of Drake and Josh that your daughter CAN’T MISS: Just pop in your favorite DVD or play some tunes while you edit your sister-in-law out of your vacation photos.
Finding the right laptop can be a daunting task given the sheer variety of model types. There are miniatures that weigh in at just over a two pounds, super-slim ultra portables that weigh closer to three, on up to heavyweights at more than eight pounds. Generally, when weight goes up, power and screen size do the same.
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What to Look for in a Laptop Computer For checking emails, surfing the web, or typing up that short story, you can get away with less power, weight, and screen size in your laptop. Beware however, as some of these are small because of the absence of a CD-RW, DVD±R or other hardware. Also, due to having less hardware to power, battery life is significantly increased in these lightweight portables.
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- Size: The purpose of a laptop computer is to be portable without sacrificing power. If you need something with an optical drive (CD-RW, DVD±R, etc.), a little more power and screen size, but still need a light weight machine, consider an ultra portable laptop, but remember, the smaller the package the larger the price tag.
- Battery Life: No one likes being tethered to a wall, that's the whole reason for getting the laptop. Look for a system that can hold a charge for several hours. There is nothing worse than looking for an outlet in the middle of a project.
- Screen Size: Typically the larger the laptop's screen size the larger the whole system. Remember, if you need a screen that rivals your desktop at home prepare to build those biceps. However, there are ultra slim laptops with 19 inch screens, but they are mighty expensive and although your computer will be lighter, so will your wallet.