10 Solid Reasons To Make Your Next PC A Notebook

Written by Titus Hoskins

Notebook computers are becoming very popular. They seem to be popping up everywhere: on tv shows, on airplanes, in movies, or in your friend's lap. These sleek little machines are invading our daily lives like never before... andrepparttar invasion has just started. Find out why they have become so popular with their users and why your next PC should probably be a notebook computer. It is estimated that over 42 million computer notebooks will be produced this year. And that number is said to be growing by 20% each year. So what's drivingrepparttar 134975 demand for these devices, what's making them so popular?

It's more than justrepparttar 134976 next techno fad, notebook computers offer some very practical solutions to our computing requirements and needs. There are some real solid reasons why they have become so popular among their users. These arerepparttar 134977 same reasons why you should consider making your next PC purchase a notebook or laptop computer.

So if you need convincing, here are those 10 solid reasons why you should consider buying a notebook computer:

1. Size. This is one situation where size really does matter. It'srepparttar 134978 main reason you should consider buying a notebook or laptop inrepparttar 134979 first place. You want a PC that will fit neatly in your hand to take to your next office meeting, you want a convenient laptop to take to class or you want a notebook for your next cross country business trip.

Notebooks come in a variety of sizes to match your needs or purpose. They are categorized or grouped accordingly:

Tablet PC (smallest) Size of a paper tablet or notepad, less than 3 pounds.

Ultra Portable (small), around 11" x 10", less than 1.3 inches thick, less than 4 pounds.

Thin and Light (mid-size), around 11-14" x 11", 1 to 1.4 inches thick, from 5 to 7 pounds.

Desktop Replacements (largest), more than 13" x 11", more than 1.5 inches, more than 7 pounds and up.

As you can see there is a great range of sizes so you should have no trouble finding a notebook computer to satisfy your needs. Just match repparttar 134980 notebook size torepparttar 134981 main purpose or use of your notebook and you can't go wrong.

2. Portability. Probablyrepparttar 134982 second, if notrepparttar 134983 most important reason you're considering buying a notebook or laptop. You want a PC that's portable and lightweight. One that you can take anywhere; to class, to meetings, on business trips or from room to room in your home.

This freedom of movement -- taking your office or vital data along on your business or personal travels isrepparttar 134984 main selling point ofrepparttar 134985 notebook computer. The portability factor is one you should seriously consider -- do you need a portable computer for your home, work or just for pure enjoyment.

3. Performance. Not too long ago, notebooks or laptops were viewed by many as second class computers when compared torepparttar 134986 performance and speed ofrepparttar 134987 mighty desktop PC. Distance cousins discreetly allocated torepparttar 134988 sidelines.

But things have changed! Although still not on par withrepparttar 134989 desktop, thanks torepparttar 134990 next generation notebook chipset, Intel's New Sonoma Platform, many notebooks come very close to providingrepparttar 134991 performance level of a desktop PC. Many notebooks, especiallyrepparttar 134992 desktop replacements, already have impressive technical specs that would shame most ordinary desktops. Some of these desktop replacements even use desktop processors or CPUs.

With hard drives up to 100GB or more at (7,200rpm), with RAM up to 2MB in some cases, and supported with Intel Pentium 4's, at 3.4GHz or more --- most notebooks are very capable of handling almost all computing applications and functions with ease. They can dorepparttar 134993 job.

4. Connections. We live in a wireless world. The notebook will do for computers, whatrepparttar 134994 cell phone did forrepparttar 134995 telephone industry -- make our communications wireless. Being constantly connected to your friends, your business or your family does have a certain appeal that can't be denied. The notebook computer will give you this wireless connection.

Laptops Guide: Choosing a Laptop that is Right for You

Written by Jonathan Chase

Most of us tend to think of laptops inrepparttar same way: a fairly small portable computer that can open and close like a suitcase, with all ofrepparttar 134925 capabilities of a desktop. In fact,repparttar 134926 term “laptop” is really very generic. There are currently four main styles of these portable PCs, each offering something a bit different, depending upon your specific needs.

Ultralights – Also known as sub-notebooks or ultraportables, this style of laptop weighs up to – but no more than – four pounds, making them ideal for travelers. The upside of an ultralight is that it doesn’t burden those who have to spend a lot of time carrying them with aching muscles, as its larger cousins often do. The downside, however, is that – in order to cut down onrepparttar 134927 size and weight – this type of laptop is so small that there’s no room for a network card or internal CD drive. In order to reaprepparttar 134928 benefits of these types of “attachments,” you’d have to bring an external CD drive and port replicator. Another negative inrepparttar 134929 scenario is that ultralights tend to be onrepparttar 134930 expensive end ofrepparttar 134931 laptop spectrum.

Notebooks – This is basically just a regular laptop, but is slightly less heavy, weighing in at four to six pounds. While it’s heavier thanrepparttar 134932 smaller ultralight, it also offers more options with less fuss. Offeringrepparttar 134933 flexibility of a combo bay, notebooks are designed with a large opening onrepparttar 134934 side which allowsrepparttar 134935 user to plug a CD drive, floppy disk or extra battery – allowing you to accessrepparttar 134936 features that you need withoutrepparttar 134937 burden of making room for those that aren’t needed.

Standards – Commonly referred to as “regular laptops,” these weigh between six and eight pounds and offer a full range of benefits. This technological pack-mule isrepparttar 134938 best buy – dollar for dollar – when you considerrepparttar 134939 cost/performance ratio. Due to their popularity, combined with their design and usability, it’s not uncommon to find discounts on these from major manufacturers. Other types of laptops, which fall into more specialized categories, tend to be inrepparttar 134940 higher price ranges. The bottom line is, ofrepparttar 134941 four main types of laptops,repparttar 134942 standard isrepparttar 134943 most economical forrepparttar 134944 most reasonable amount of money.

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