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Are you about to buy a new laptop, but you don’t know what laptop to purchase?
Choosing a laptop can be a very overwhelming experience. This site will also tell of what some of the technical information means, so that when choosing laptop options you know what the sales promoter is talking about.
Let me first give a quick overview of the different categories of Laptops available:
1. Convertible & Hybrid Laptops/Notebooks
They are designed for Windows 8’s touch-enabled Modern user interface (UI), utilizing a touchscreen and the ability to transform into a tablet-like form factor. Convertible Notebooks are defined by having a permanently attached keyboard section, while Hybrid laptops utilize a separate keyboard and screen that can be docked together. If you want to get the most out of Windows 8, these are definitely the way to go, as they offer the dual-functionality of both a laptop/notebook and a tablet.
They are becoming more and more affordable and make a great choice for anyone looking for a lightweight, portable notebook. All Ultrabooks must meet Intel’s strict specifications which include an Intel CULV processor, thickness less than 18mm for 13-inch models, or 21mm for 14-inch models, a minimum battery life of 5 hours, a maximum of 7 seconds wakeup time from hibernation, and a storage transfer rate of at least 80 MB/s.
3. Multimedia Laptops
They offer great value as they often pack top-of-the-line specs and other features not found on an Ultrabook such as a Blu-ray optical drive and better speakers. These notebooks will handle most tasks with ease and thanks to their discrete GPUs, can often be used for some light gaming as well
4. Desktop Replacements
These are the most expensive laptops/notebooks available but are also the most powerful. Packing quad-core Intel i7 processors, powerful discrete GPUs, and full HD 17-inch displays, these machines are made to run the most intensive applications and games. Some also offer 3D displays or superior sound with built-in subwoofers.
With the 4 categories explained, you will be able to better understand the different types of laptop available in the market.