To help narrow the vast array of laptop choices, we identify some common types of laptop users and recommend suitable models. Do you recognize yourself in any of these descriptions?
Youre looking for a laptop thats budget friendly but powerful enough to replace your old desktop PC. You dont care about having the latest processor, biggest hard drive, or best sound. However, your laptop must offer a comfortable screen, good keyboard, and a decent speedand you dont want to do without a built-in DVD drive.
As a cash-strapped college student, you need an inexpensive laptop or Ultrabook™ with battery life that lasts through class. It must be fast enough to keep up with lectures but light enough to lug around campus all day.
Mom and dad have taken pity and are buying you the decked-out dorm-room laptop of your choice for doing homework and watching Blu-ray movies. The skys the limit because you want great speakers and a flawless screen.
Intel® Core i3 or AMD Phenom II processor or better
Quality stereo speakers
Youre responsible for buying the next fleet of laptops for your company, or perhaps theres just enough in your one-person business budget to buy a nice portable for yourself. Either way, a secure, durable laptop with a strong warranty can help you concentrate on business without worrying about security.
You already have a nice laptop, one thats plugged into the home network or too heavy to lug around. You want another device that barely weighs anything but has enough power to manage e-mail, check a few Web sites, and watch videos on the go.