If you are thinking of upgrading your current desktop computer, of course, portable computers are the most varied versions that you will be looking for. They are thin, small, compared to desktop computers and most important – portable. However, there are some things to consider when buying a laptop:
Notebooks are a bit more expensive than desktop computers, although they do not have to buy the monitor as the laptop combines both. In this case, the price is somewhat equal
However, I recommend that you evaluate your needs for size, performance, brand, and warranty service. Size and performance.
Even laptops are different in size and thickness. The smallest laptop has only 10-inch screens, the largest screen size of up to 19 inches and more. If you use it most while on the go and exclusively for e-mails, web browsing, creating and editing some office documents, or watching movies, your netbook computer will surely fit you. They are small, light and not very expensive, and some brands enjoy longevity, such as the Asus EEE PC 1008 HA. They can not boast of excellent performance properties and I doubt I will be able to do some graphic work with small portable computers.
On the other hand, when you work at home, you are creating and editing files with memory, advanced games, a good graphics card, and many multi-core processors – a 17 or 15-inch laptop, some Intel dual or even quad-core and at least 4 gigabytes of memory. They are more expensive than small notebooks, but the difference between the 10-inch screen and the 15-inch screen with a laptop computer is obvious – it will not be able to produce great graphics with the first one
. Brand and Warranty.
In my judgment, based on my experience in brand selection. I would personally choose Dell, Asust or Lenovo and be cautious about HP, Acer, or Toshiba. I've worked hard with Dell computers, including desktop computers, and even a 10-year model works like an hour, not to mention the brand new laptops. Currently I'm working with Dell Inspiron 6400. Three years have passed and I still do not mind, even the system software has not been reinstalled because it is not needed. In addition, the warranty is 3 years (at least in my country and elsewhere). Another option I would consider Asus. Asus manufacturers have the best statistics with the lowest number of disks in the first three months of purchase. Their demolition rates are rising in the longer term, but the statistics are still impressive.
The Lenovo brand was known to earlier IBM, which has always been a quality trademark. Lenovo notebooks are not cheap but worth it, although the warranty is only one year.
HP caused serious problems in the HP Pavilion series when a large number of models stalled due to a defective graphics card chip. The strange thing was that many models stopped at approx. After 1 year of purchase, and most users were unable to use a warranty service, which is only one year. The problem was simple – the chip did not have decent radiation to leak the heat and the connectors left the motherboard because of extreme heat. Models can be taken to a computer repair shop, replacing the motherboard or other computers with another motherboard. All versions were pretty expensive. I would be much more cautious when choosing the Toshiba or Acer model – they tend to collect dust particles in a small fan area and restart again due to excessive heat. I hope the manufacturers have dealt with this problem in the new models and this is another story.
I'm also paying attention to quality service. Where you can find what's in the repair job and what's not, these are important considerations after you start some hardware problem.
Based on the above, try to determine your needs, the price you are willing to spend, and the brand you know best.