There are thousands of different notebook computers.
Not sure on which one to choose?
Not sure on what you really need?
Will the notebook you choose suit your purpose?
Below is a guide for you to follow to find the best suited laptop computer for YOU!
If users are purely after value for money with some decent specifications and are after a general use computer then a mainstream notebook might be the right one. Mainstream notebooks usually have 15-16" displays, weigh two to three kilograms and have an attractive price tag. Customers can take advantage of MLN's large buying power and low cost business model if looking to make a purchase a mainstream notebook.
Mainstream notebook computers are primarily ideal for home use. Recently some mainstream notebooks have been seen to come in relatively higher specifications than before allow more intense usage when required. They still portable enough that you can take them with you on the road.
What are they?
The desktop replacement category encompasses laptops that have enough power and flexibility to do nearly anything a desktop PC can. They are typically available in 17" size screens or more and weigh from 3 KG to 6 KG. Virtually all desktop replacement notebooks can be moved from room to room without too much trouble.
These large portable computer systems are designed for users who rarely need to travel with their notebook but still demand the flexibility of moving around their computer. These computers are ideal for users that desire desktop PC power in a form that takes up less room.
Thin-and-light notebooks are unique in the sense that they offer the best of both worlds. These notebooks have the portability and potential battery life of a netbook, with the option to tap into some power for more intense use. They typically weigh 1 to 2 kilograms and have 13 - 14 inches in screen size. It is very common for thin & light notebooks to have ULV processors.
Thin & light notebook computers offer a balance between size, battery life and power being the perfect fit for both students and business users.
They are Ideal for users who demand some power on the go, or even making a fashion statement on your desk.
Netbooks are ultra small and light weight. They have screen sizes that usually vary from 8 - 11 inches and weigh approximately around the 1kg mark. Netbooks are designed to run ultra efficient and produce much less heat thus providing the user with a relatively long battery life. These computers should be used for light use, such as; accessing the web, emailing and word processing.
Netbooks are designed for road warriors and mobile professionals who travel constantly and need just enough computing power with them at all times.
Business notebooks offer more durability and security features than mainstream consumer notebooks. The business lines of most major manufacturers include notebooks that range from ultra Portable and Tablet PCs to mammoth desktop replacements and workstations. A professional operating system is standard in the business range which allows for greater networking. This effectively is an additional feature that makes business notebooks more suitable for office use.
Business notebook computers are targeted at mobile professionals and IT managers seeking a stable, secure platform.
Tablet PCs deliver the benefits of both handwriting recognition and a full-fledged notebook in one powerful and flexible device. Some are slate models with external keyboards, while others are convertibles that change from slate to notebook mode more easily.
Field workers or mobile professionals who want to take notes and save them in their own handwriting, and have the ability to brainstorm, collaborate, scribble e-mails, and sign faxes with a digital pen.
Multimedia notebooks have stronger emphasis on the audio and visual aspects of the design. Great screen resolution and speaker quality goes hand in hand with Multimedia notebooks. With Blu-Ray players and HDMI ports as almost standard, movies and music can be played at the optimal level. For a little more money, your notebook can double as a television and digital video recorder, too. These laptops typically offer solid gaming capabilities but usually not quite at the level of a dedicated gaming system..
Multimedia laptops are perfect for users who want to access their audio tracks, home movies, digital photos, DVDs/Blu-Rays all on a relatively compact, transportable system. They usually weigh 3 kilograms or more and offer battery runtimes of less than three hours, entertainment laptops are not for road warriors. However if you want something that can be moved with ease from room to room or brought on vacation, an entertainment notebook cannot be beat.
Gaming laptops take the fastest processors and combine them with the latest and most powerful dedicated video cards available on the market. These notebooks offer absolutely the best 3D gaming performance available on a portable computer.
If you are content to sit at your desk whenever you want to fire up a 3D game, then you should stick with a high-powered tower PC. However if you like to test your skills against other gamers at LAN parties or do not want to give up your favourite games when you travel or see less space consumption as a bonus feature then a gaming notebook is the perfect system for you.
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