Best Mid Range Laptop
Published by OnlyBestLaptops, on Jul 05 2010, in the categories: laptops
If you don’t already know what a laptop is, then here is the simplest definition for you: a laptop is a portable computer. It has the same components as a PC (display screen, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, RAM memory, processor, speakers etc.) and it can perform the same tasks as any computer, only that is much smaller, thinner and lighter. Besides this it can also work with a battery (so no wires are required), which means that you can take it almost everywhere you go.
There are many different models of laptops, from many companies, such as: HP, Dell, Asus, Lenovo, Acer, Apple, Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, MSI, Alienware, Gateway and others. The laptops can be sorted according to different criteria, and also by performance and price. According to these criteria, we can have 4 categories of laptops. First of all there are the netbooks, which are the weaker at performance, and also the cheapest (with price between 250 – 500 dollars). Then there are the “budget laptops” that are offering good performance for general using, at accessible prices for most of the users – 400 – 700 dollars. Then there are the mid range laptops, that are offering even better performances at bigger prices – somewhere around 700 – 1,000 dollars. And finally there are the high end, powerful laptops that are offering the best performances at the highest prices – more than 1,000 dollars, and some models can even exceed 2,000 dollars.
And for today we’ll discuss more about one of the best mid range laptops, the brand new Dell – Studio Laptop Intel ® Core ™ i5 Processor, Model: S 15 Z- 3598 CPO | SKU: 9949522. It has a price just at the limit between the mid range and high end laptops – 999 dollars, but as you will notice in its technical details, these are really good and are also very close to those found on a high end laptop. As we said earlier, the processor is one of the bests on the market for laptops right now, the Intel ® Core ™ i5- 450 M processor, which features 3 MB cache and 2.4 GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.66 GHz. The RAM memory is also a really good one, and has 4 GB of DDR 3 memory for a good multitasking power.
The optical drive is just a simple DVD ± RW/CD-RW drive, and we don’t quite understand why for this price they didn’t offered a Multiformat DVD ± RW/ CD-RW drive with double-layer support. But the hard disc is a very good one, offering you 500 GB of disc space, where you can store thousands of songs, thousands of pictures, and hundreds of movies and video games. The graphics engine is also a very good one, and with this laptop you can easily play complex video games, and make video editing. It is an ATI Radeon HD 5470 graphics card, that features 1 GB dedicated video memory for impressive image detail. Of course it also has built in speakers, and also a built in webcam for video chatting on the internet. It comes with a 7 in 1 media card reader, with support for Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
We should have mention this earlier, so sorry about that. The display screen is a 15.6 ” LED backlit high definition widescreen display, with a 1366 x 768 resolution. And it also has most of the ports you might need, including 3 high speed USB ports, audio ports, a HDMI port, a VGA port and others. It has a very good life battery of 5 hours and 30 minutes, and has both wireless and Ethernet connectivity for easy access to the internet. It comes with some programs such as: Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student edition, and also with an installed version of the Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64 bit operating system. It is designed to use less energy, so it is also Energy Star Qualified.
So now you know one of the best mid range laptops, one that offers high performances at a price of exactly 1,000 dollars. To find out more information about all the categories of laptops, and many other things from this area, check out the Wikipedia for laptops . And for buying this laptop, and many more others, visit the official site of Best Buy. And after having the chance of using it, tell us more about it, and if you are happy with this model or not. Have a nice day!11