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The next step up is everydaylaptop computers, sometimes called notebooks, with screens from 13 inches to 15 inches. This is the sweet shop for laptops, where the most are sold and prices are keenest. Notebooks are light enough to carry occasionally and can usually manage half a day’s work away from power, but budget ones often lack style, speed and build quality.
Laptops come in three categories. At the small and portable end are ultra-lights, designed for stressed-out executives formatting Excel spreadsheets on the Heathrow Express. Not to be confused with budget netbooks (we have a wholebuying guidejust for them), ultra-lights tend to be nicely designed, a little sluggish and shockingly expensive. Their screen sizes range from around 11.5 inches to 13 inches.
“We will appropriately reflect a hike in HDD prices on laptops,” Acer Chairman J.T. Wang said Friday at an investor conference. “The range will be in the hundreds of Taiwan dollars, depending on different product categories.”
First things first
You’ll need two things when shopping for a laptop: a clear idea of what you want to do with it; and a firm budget. The good news is that all new laptops will be fine for checking email, surfing the Web wirelessly, working on office documents, and enjoying your photo and music collections. Where things start to get trickier is if you’re heavily into gaming, want to watch (or edit) HD video or need a computer that works well away from power sockets or in extreme conditions.
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2011 Laptop Buying Guide, Found You Needs
Fix a budget before you start browsing — although leave a little wriggle room for extras like a laptop sleeve, software, a separate mouse and possibly an external hard drive.
notebooks normally have a DVD/CD drive, larger screens, larger keyboards, more powerful processors, shorter battery life.Netbooks normally have no DVD/CD, smaller screens, smaller keyboards, less powerful processors, longer battery life.im pretty sure one is thouse tiny computersNotebook is a laptop, netbook is one of those things with keys too small to get your fingers on, that runs 3 year old hardware…The term “notebook” is thrown around a lot, but if its on the box then its probably not a netbook. For more clarification on the difference, check out my source.
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