The Evolvement of Notebooks
The computer has been one of the most ever-evolving inventions of the last century. Since the first one was produce in 1981, each new generation is more powerful, compact, user-friendly and competitively priced than the last. Notebook PCs tend to go by the more common name of laptops. These personal computers are marketed as portable replacements for the typical desktop computer systems. Their growing popularity and proven performance has well surpasses that of PCs.
Consumers can expect their laptop to perform almost every function they would find from their desktop PC. Their small size and weight, power and memory space make them much more appealing, especially for users who are always on the move. Students, contract workers, and professional who find themselves constantly travelling benefit the most from the features of a laptop. They save time and man power and are always available for personal use. They are also a great alternative for homeowners who do not have much space to devote to their computer accessories.
Here are some common dimensions that can help you make the best choice:
• Tablet PC (the smallest) size of a paper tablet or notepad and weights less than 3 pounds.
• Ultra Portable (small) approx. 11″ x 10″ Less than 1.3 inches thick and usually Less than 4 pounds.
• Thin and Light (mid-size) approx. 11-14″ x 11″ 1 to 1.4 inches thick and 5 to 7 pounds.
• Desktop Replacements (largest) starting at 13″ x 11″ More than 1.5 inches and 7 pounds and up.
With all of the different functions and over two dozen major brands available on the market today, it is crucial consumers take the time to examine and compare various laptop configurations to make the best choice for their needs. Some models may be better suited for home use, while others are built for business. You may also have the ability to customize the disk space and Internet connection on the notebook you choose, adding perfectly tailored convenience to your computer. And don’t forget about the accessories. Some users find a docking station, portable mouse and protector case important extras for their laptops.
In the early 2000s desktops were more powerful, easier to upgrade, and much cheaper than laptops, but in later years laptops have become much cheaper and more powerful, outselling desktops. Aside from typical laptops, other types of personal computers are available. A Netbook weights less than one Kilogram and is designed for lightweight computing needs. It is easy to carry, energy efficient, economical and suited for wireless communication and Internet-based usage. A tablet laptop has a join that allows the screen to rotate through 180 degrees and fold down over the keyboard to use as a flat writing surface.
Almost all models on the market today include wireless Internet connectivity and data transfer through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. This will let users easily connect with other gadgets such as printers, phone and projectors. Laptop screens also come in a variety of sizes, which you will need to think about depending on what you are using the computer for. A portable computer is only good as the amount of time it can hold a single charge. Look to get a laptop that can go with at least two hours of battery life under normal usage conditions and inquire about the standard battery life from the manufacturer.
As personal computers continue to evolve and meet the needs of contemporary users, we can all agree that good things really do come in small packages.