When I first tested a MacBook (the unibody model launched in 2008) I was amazed by the design and quality of construction but, as a user of Windows, I encountered difficulties in adapting to the operating system platform Mac OS X.
Now, the interaction was more balanced. I can no longer deliver some superlative words about how good it looks and how compact it is, because the one released in 2009 is not much different from the version put on the market in 2008. Instead, I got used to the operating system and I can tell you in all sincerity that I like it more and more, every day. Do not get me wrong. The laptop is not perfect – neither in design nor in the hardware and the operating system. Therefore I started to write this review, to tell you about these little flaws – as well as about the strengths. Let’s start with design.
Imperfections for a perfect look
After I offered my eyes a treat by watching it and turning it on all sides, I found a few drawbacks. I was no adamantly looking for flaws or anything, I just noticed them as I was playing around with the laptop:
-the lower end of the keyboard ends at right angles, which causes you some discomfort because that is exactly where the wrists rest;
-when you hold it on your lap, the laptop heats up quite strongly on the left side which, again, is an element of discomfort. This happens because of insufficient ventilation. One ventilation port is located on the top edge just under the display. Hot air is discharged directly on frame, as well as on the screen. With older models, in time, this air started leaving some black marks on the computer in the hot air evacuation areas, but let us hope that this is not the case here, with this particular model;
-The computer has no status LED for the hard drive disk and wireless connections.
Some have criticized the keyboard (arrows and Enter crowded in small places), while others expressed their desire to buy the black version of the Macbook. Unfortunately, there is no black version for this computer. I personally am not bothered by the keyboard or the fact that it only comes in white. I am sure that only a small fraction of users would find these things as bothersome enough to be considered shortcomings.
Overall, the design is a 9 out of 10, and the only ones that can compete with the MacBook are the Sony Vaio laptops, and maybe Adamo from Dell, but the latter costs at least twice as much.
Let’s be clear: you cannot speak of the best business laptop computers without the MacBook Air, and the best business laptop computers get some fierce competition from this item, which is small, light, but extremely powerful and fun to use. Who could ask for more?11
Here are some of what I consider the best brands of laptop computers. If you disagree and think some other names should be included on the list of best brands of laptop computers, let me know.
Acer – If in 2004 the Taiwanese producer has a portfolio of 16 different series, the 24 series in 2005 were added with another one: from the ultra-portable subnotebook TravelMate 3002 WTMi weighing 1.4 kg to the 4 kg desktop replacement Aspire 1801 WSMi, with a 17 inch screen and 80 GB hard disk. All models have in common the very good outfitting compared to the asking price.
Those who place emphasis on portability and autonomy need to look into the TravelMate models: these come equipped with Pentium M processors, optimized for mobile use, but also the cheaper Celeron M and AMD Turion. For private use, there are the Aspire models with Pentium 4 and AMD technology. The Turion mobile processor from AMD comes combined with an ATI Radeon X700 in the red series of Ferrari notebooks.
Apple – It is surprising to see the impact made by Apple throughout time with the best alternative for Windows. If you have ever used a G4 Powerbook or an iBook then you know why. The MacOS X operating system has everything under control, without seeming overpowered. The iBooks come in two sizes, with 12.1 inch screen or with 14 inch screen. The much more powerful and more expensive PowerBooks range from the super-portable 12.1 inch models to the 17 inch models, and they can be successfully used as desktop replacements.
Often copies, the design of an iBook has already become a landmark, but the Apple mobile computers are also efficient when it comes to function.
Asus – Even if the reputation of Asus grows in Europe only very slowly, the producer with over 58,000 employees is one of the largest companies on this segment in the world. Asus divides its notebooks into two categories for consumers and two categories for business. In the “Digital Home” category there are computers with 15.4 inch widescreen displays and 17 inch displays, meant specially for stationary use. The “Multimedia” series covers entertainment needs. For professional users with a broad spectrum of application, there are the devices in the “Professional” range, while travelers can go with one of the laptops from the “Thin & Light” series.
BenQ – BenQ can be seen as rookie of the year 2005, on the European IT market. Asians usually draw less attention especially through functionality that nobody really needs. On the contrary, they try to impress with nice devices, meant for everyday use. The notebook offer is represented by four models. We will not find here any extremely low weights or true processing giants, since the lightest notebook is the Joybook S72, with Centrino technology and a 14.2 inch screen, which weighs more than 2 kg, while the heaviest, the Joybook R22, with AMD Sempron 3000+ and a 15 inch screen, weighs 3 kg. Of course, this is not the end of the list, but here I pause for your reply. So, hit me.11
This article presents the best 10 laptop computers. This article is based on a study made by experts in the computers domain where they analyzed more than 30 laptop computers and most of these laptops have Intel and AMD technologies.
It had been really difficult to pick the best models of laptop computers, but in the end, after considering the most searched options and functions and taking into account the needs of the customers, the experts were able to create top for the best 10 laptop computers. They also found out that more than 20% of the customers prefer to buy a laptop computer instead of a desktop or a personal computer.
So after lengthy brainstorming sessions, the experts come up with this top with the best 10 laptop computers, as following:
The best laptop seems to be The Lenovo T 400. The T400 is the midway laptop of Lenovo‘s ThinkPad line and is the best available laptop on the market today. The T series is a solid mix of value, performance, as well as portability. It has a 14.1” screen, 5.1 pounds and it is slim and light weighted, but has a great deal of power.
The second laptop computer in this top is Acer Aspire One. This laptop is easily the best all-around Netbook experts have seen for less than $400. While many of the second generation netbooks are going toward mainstream laptop prices, people are pleased to see the sharp looking Acer Aspire One holding the line at $379, without spending too much on features or design.
The next one is Apple 13 MacBook Pro. The Macbook laptop, one of Apple’s most rated laptop computers, has undergone major transformation over the last years and Apple has done an admirable job filling in some of the major missing pieces. Apple’s Macbook line has progressed to aluminum construction LED displays and oversized touch trackpad.
The fourth model is the Hp Pavilion tx2500z tablet. This model can be an ideal notebook for children and students, because it is powerful enough to be a primary notebook and offers the flexibility of tablet laptop computers at a very affordable price. The tx2500z laptop computer maintains the same solid features and design as its predecessor.
The next laptop computer in the top is Dell Studio 15. The Dell Studio 15 is the perfect blend of high quality multimedia and portability. This model is for people looking for portability and high quality multimedia aptitudes.
The Fujitsu Life Book T5010 is a well rounded convertible with an optical drive, very much like its predecessor, the Life Book T4220. This model has been designed for people who are interested in multipurpose and reliable performance outside the office.
The Portege M700 offers a soft transition from notebook to Tablet PC. This model is designed for people who are attracted to performances.
There are not so many surprises in the new Dell Inspiron Mini 9 model, but it is a great example of a mini-laptop outline. It has been featured for people who are paying attention to high portability.
The Sony VAIO CS has plenty of performance mixed with a large range of colors and limited edition patterns. It has been created for people who want a cool laptop with modern colors. Fujitsu’s LifeBook T2020 fades away from shiny designs and sex-appeal in favor of getting the job done.11
Published by OnlyBestLaptops, on Aug 04 2010, in the categories: Best quality devices
The laptops are getting more and more popular these days, and they are bought by any type of people, not just by the business men. The greatest thing about a laptop is that it’s much smaller and lighter than a personal computer, and it is portable. So you can take it almost anywhere with you, and use whenever you need to. There are many companies that are producing notebooks, and some of the bests are: Hewlett Packard, Acer, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Lenovo, Fuji, MSI and Apple. Each company is offering many models of laptops, with all sorts of features and characteristics. Most of them have the same shape, but they can have many colors, such as black, white, blue, brown, red and even pink. And there are also some notebooks that have different drawings and signs on them.
So let’s discuss more about a specific model of laptop, and we’ll choose one of the best laptops made by the company Asus. The B 80 A is a nice and elegant notebook, with powerful technologies included so it is ideal for corporate users who want the most from their notebooks. It comes with a 14.1 inch widescreen display and a robust security. The business men usually need to browse fast through documents, reports, mails and other files of this type so that’s why this laptop comes with high speed storage and memory. It also has wireless connection for the internet, Bluetooth and a high resolution webcam. So the executives can always write mails, search for any information on the internet and make video conferences with their business partners. Many people are drinking coffee at their office, and many are spilling it. So this laptop also has a spill proof keyboard that protects against the spilling of coffee or other liquids. Another cool feature of this laptop is its integrated fingerprint reader and TPM level security, that protects files from unauthorized access. And it even has a face recognition software, that will scan the face of the user when logging in, and will start only if the recognition was successfully.
You will find 2 different models in this series, the B80 A – A1 and also the B80 A – B1. they are pretty much the same, and the difference is at the processor. The first one has an Intel ® Core ™ 2 Duo Processor Toshiba 6400 @ 2.0 GHz, while the second has an Intel ® Core ™ 2 Duo Processor P 8600 @ 2.4 GHz. And now let’s look at the rest of the technical details for these laptop models:
- Operating System – Genuine Windows Vista ® Business
- Processor & Cache Memory Intel ® Core ™ 2 Duo Processor T 9400/P 8600 : 2.53 GHz – 2.4 GHz, FSB 1066 MHz, 6/3 MB L2 Cache;
- Chipset – Mobile Intel ® GM 45 Express Chipset +ICH 9 M
The main RAM memory could have been a little better, and this model offers just 2 GB of RAM. The display screen is a 14.1 ” WXGA / WXGA+ Color Shine (Glare type), Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology.
- Video Graphics & Memory Embedded Intel® GMA X4500HD Gfx
- Hard Drive – 250 GB, 5400 rpm
- Optical Drive 5.25 ” , 9.5 mm DVD Super Multi Double Layer:
- Card Reader 8 in 1 card reader, SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, mini SD w/ adapter, MS-Duo, MS Pro Duo via adapter
- Video Camera 1.3 Mega Pixel web camera
- Fax/Modem/LAN/WLAN Integrated Intel® High Definition Audio chip (Azalia) and 10/100/1000 BaseT
- Integrated 802.11 a/g/n
- Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (optional)
- Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN
- LED Status Indicator Power-on/Suspend
- Battery Charging / full/low
- Storage device access
- Capital / Scroll / Number Lock
- Wireless on status indicator
- Bluetooth on status indicator
- Audio Built in Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
- Built in stereo speakers
The keyboard of this Asus laptop is a standard one with 88 keys and the battery is a 6 cell Lithium Ion battery, 4800 mAh. But of course you will also need to recharge this battery, and it has an AC Adapter Output: 16 V DC, 4.7 A, 65 w and input: 100 – 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz universal. The dimensions and weight for this notebook are: 34.1 x 24.5 x 2.98~3.70 cm (W x D x H) and 2.46 kg, (with 6cell battery).
- Security BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
- Kensington lock hole, Fingerprint
Depending on the store where you buy it from it may come with some supplied accessories such as an Optical Mouse and a carrying bag.11
To review best price laptop computers in UK comes in very handy and easy, because there are many stores and online shops where you can see laptops and their prices. These reviews are very useful, especially for those who are in search of a laptop computer and want to know more about laptops’ features, prices and so on. So, in what follows, we’ll review best prices laptop computers in UK, just to allow you to see the offers that are now in stores.
The first such laptop we’ll review is the HP Envy 13-1050ea that comes with a price of £1099, after a discount of £300. The laptop embeds a powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processor running on 3GB of RAM which will run all your applications smoothly and without problems, and a massive 250GB SATA hard drive, on which to store all your personal stuff, like movies, games, photos, videos and music. The 13.1″ Screen provides good colors and contrast, so you’ll be watching your favorite movies in high quality. Moreover, the laptop has the wireless connectivity which will allow you to stay connected even when you’re traveling, this thing being also supported by the light weight and small size of the laptop.
Another laptop is the £449 Acer Aspire 5542 that comes with an AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core running on 4GB of RAM. This memory will allow you to multitask, but will also provide enough power for the most demanding applications that you may need for business or simply relaxing purposes. The hard drive has an enormous storage capacity of 640GB, which means that you’ll be able to store on it anything you may have and more. The 15.6 HD Display, whose colors are amazing, will make your experience in front of the laptop better and more pleasant. So, if you find yourself in need of a light traveling mate, this one should do and considering the fact that its price is not even that high, you’ll be able to afford it without making a massive hole in your pocket.
The last laptop we’ll review is the SONY VAIO VGN-NW20SF/P, whose price of £549 makes it very affordable, even for those who don’t dispose of huge amounts of money. The laptop features a nice Intel Core 2 Duo processor that runs on 4GB of RAM and that will be powerful enough to run your applications and to let you multitask, and a massive 320GB hard drive, for you to store on it things from simple documents, to movies, games, music, photos and videos. These movies will look great on the 15.5″ Widescreen, and so, your movie nights will be memorable and much appreciated by your friends. The wireless connectivity is also in its place, so if you’re going to travel, you shouldn’t worry about the internet connection, because it will be there and it will allow you to stay in touch with your family and friends or simply stay in touch with the world through web surfing. The laptops has also a nice design, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised.11