Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Types of Laptops

Laptops are small portable computers that you can operate keeping on your lap. Laptops now days include all the features provided by a standard desktop computer like keyboard, display, a pointing device (functions like mouse) and speakers. A laptops is powered by a rechargeable battery that can last up to a few hours.

  1. Desktop Replacement

    • Desktop replacement laptops are designed as an alternative to desktop computers. They provide all the basic features of a desktop computer and are usually larger and heavier. They have a large display screen, but a shorter battery life. Dell XPS M140 Laptop is an example of desktop replacement computers.


    • If you are someone who is always on the go then ultraportable laptops are for you. Compared with other laptops, they are smaller in size, lower in weight and have a longer battery life. They have smaller display screen and lesser hardware features, such as minimal number of ports. Sony VAIO C1 belongs to this class.


    • Netbook laptops specialize in wireless communication and Internet access. They are lightweight and power-efficient. If you are looking for a laptop with advanced web accessibility features then the netbook for you. Asus Eee PC is an example of a netbook.

    Rugged Laptop

    • If you looking something that could survive harsh environments like dust and water then go in for a rugged laptop. They are insensitive to harsh usage conditions like strong vibrations and extreme temperatures. Compared with other laptops they are heavier and more expensive. Panasonic Toughbook belongs to this class.

    Tablet PC

    • Tablet PC's are laptops with a touch-screen interface that may or may not have a keyboard and are operated with a stylus or digital pen. They are expensive, but are more user friendly, especially for people who are not used to using a keyboard and mouse. HP Compaq tablet PC belongs to this class.


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