Ever since the computer came out it has continuously been changing the way the world runs and will certainly keep evolving. The personal computer was something that made a big difference in the sectors of commerce and industry and today these two sectors of the world can not function without the help of the computer. The use of desktop computers helped better communication between parties but the need of a portable computer came a lot sooner than expected. The laptop or notebook computer allows a person to take a whole lot of information wherever he goes and transmit that information to anyplace in the world within seconds with the help of the Internet. This is the advantage of having a portable computer.
There are a lot of types of portable computers that are available in the market today which vary a little in size, technical specifications (features) and purpose. Portable computers can be classified into three types: desktop replacements, laptops and subnotebooks. The desktop replacements have just about the same features of a desktop computer and the display is more than 15 ", the standard laptops can range from about 13" to 15 "and the subnotebooks are small size computers that have a display screen of 12 inches and below.
People say that there is a difference between notebooks and laptops, but the two terms have been jumbled up and it makes no difference anyways and these have become the two general terms used for portable computers. But all this does not matter when you are going to buy your first laptop, or should I say notebook computer. What matters is what you are going to use the computer for and the places you are going to take it.
Buying the right computer depends on you and not the brand of the computer you are going to buy. The right computer should have all the technical specifications that you want and more importantly, should be priced within your budget. If you are a frequent traveler and you buy a laptop that has a 17 inch display and great specs you are making the wrong decision, and it will be better to buy one that is a lot lighter and smaller.
While buying a notebook computer you must write down a list of things that you want in your notebook computer and also the price you are willing to pay for it. The memory of the hard disk, the processor you want, the RAM you want to get and the size of the display screen are the important things you must include on the list.
There are times when you will come across a good looking, expensive laptop that is above your budget and you really want to buy, but its better you do not, especially if it does not have the features you want it to. You must always look for the best laptop which will suit your criteria so that you do not regret later. Buying the right laptop involves a lot of research, so look at every possible kind of laptop available in the market to get the best one.