Saturday, July 7, 2007

10 solid reasonswhy you should consider buying a notebook computer

10 solid reasonswhy you should consider buying a notebook computer

1. Size. This is one situation where size really does matter.It’s the main reason you should consider buying a notebook orlaptop in the first place. You want a PC that will fit neatlyin your hand to take to your next office meeting, you wanta convenient laptop to take to class or you want a notebookfor your next cross country business trip.
Notebooks come in a variety of sizes to match your needs orpurpose. They are categorized or grouped accordingly:
Tablet PC (smallest) Size of a paper tablet or notepad, less than 3pounds.
Ultra Portable (small), around 11″ x 10″, less than 1.3 inches thick, lessthan 4 pounds.
Thin and Light (mid-size), around 11-14″ x 11″, 1 to 1.4 inches thick, from 5to 7 pounds.
Desktop Replacements (largest), more than 13″ x 11″, more than 1.5 inches, morethan 7 pounds and up.
As you can see there is a great range of sizes so you should have notrouble finding a notebook computer to satisfy your needs. Just matchthe notebook size to the main purpose or use of your notebook and youcan’t go wrong.

2. Portability. Probably the second, if not the most important reasonyou’re considering buying a notebook or laptop. You want a PC that’s portableand 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 onyour business or personal travels is the main selling point of thenotebook computer. The portability factor is one you should seriouslyconsider — do you need a portable computer for your home, work or justfor pure enjoyment.

3. Performance. Not too long ago, notebooks or laptops were viewed bymany as second class computers when compared to the performance andspeed of the mighty desktop PC. Distance cousins discreetly allocatedto the sidelines.
But things have changed! Although still not on par with the desktop,thanks to the next generation notebook chipset, Intel’s New SonomaPlatform, many notebooks come very close to providing the performance levelof a desktop PC. Many notebooks, especially the desktop replacements,already have impressive technical specs that would shame most ordinarydesktops. Some of these desktop replacements even use desktop processorsor CPUs.
With hard drives up to 100GB or more at (7,200rpm), with RAM up to 2MB insome cases, and supported with Intel Pentium 4’s, at 3.4GHz or more — mostnotebooks are very capable of handling almost all computing applications andfunctions with ease. They can do the job.

4. Connections. We live in a wireless world. The notebook will do forcomputers, what the cell phone did for the telephone industry — make ourcommunications wireless. Being constantly connected to your friends, yourbusiness or your family does have a certain appeal that can’t be denied.The notebook computer will give you this wireless connection.
Most notebooks now come with WI-FI (Wireless Fidelity), also known as802.11 a/b/g, with the ability to stay connected no matter where you are.As more and more businesses such as hotels, restaurants and airportsoffer these ‘hot spots’ or WI-FI service to their patrons, easyconnections will become commonplace.

5. Function. There are certain functions that are unique to thenotebook computer. The tablet PC provides a convenient device for notetaking and data gathering that’s not practical in a desktop computer.For business professionals such as doctors, lawyers, real estateagents…these tablet notebooks do very practical ‘in-the-field’ choresor tasks. Other notebooks are very useful for powerpoint presentationsat meetings and other gatherings.
6. Backup. The notebook or laptop can be used as a convenient backupof your vital files and programs. Often overlooked, but the notebook canprovide a rather cheap and safe way to protect your sensitive data.Anyone who has had a major or total loss of their hard drives can appreciatethe importance of having a safe backup system.
For those constantly surfing the net, exposing your sensitive data toall the hazards (viruses, worms, spyware,etc.) can lead to problems.Having a separate system stored on a laptop or notebook canbe a good way of working around this problem.

7. Variety. Notebooks and laptops offer much more variety than theordinary desktop PC. From a small pocket size tablet PC all the wayup to a Multi-Media desktop replacement that offers TV, Stereo,CD/DVD Player, as well as a computer of course.
There is a greater range of systems to choose from; all the way fromsleek custom designed notebooks to huge monster gaming laptops, there’ssomething to satisfy most tastes. You can also buy a notebook tomatch your style; from IBM black to Ferrari Red. It’s out there.

8. Price and Availability. Notebooks are everywhere and they’regetting cheaper by the minute. Notebooks prices are coming down, asmore and more notebooks are sold — the price will drop even more.They’re still slightly more expensive than a desktop PC but the gapis closing fast.
Finding a seller or dealer is very easy, shopping online directlyfrom the manufacturer or company is also becoming very popular. In addition,there are also some very good reputable online dealers that’s spreadingthe notebook gospel. Your dream notebook is only a click away.

9.Sex Appeal. It has to be mentioned, notebook computers are sexy!There’s no denying it; these sleek, svelte machine are some of thesexiest accessories this side of a Batwatch Extra. The notebook’s greatlooks will probably be the first drawing card for many people who’sconsidering buying a notebook. A fully functional accessory that willnot only turn heads but can also do the books.

10. Last but not least, the main reason you should consider buying anotebook computer — because you want one. Just for the convenience,portability, or the downright pleasure of owning a notebook computer. Besides,it’s a proven medical fact that denying your wants or needs can be detrimentalto your health.

Go treat yourself!

For More Information on Buying Computer Notebooks and Laptops Click Here:Computer Notebook Buyer’s GuideCopyright © 2005 Titus Hoskins of