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How to choose the laptop, proceeding from the requirements?

If you made the decision that you need the laptop, but cannot understand what to choose, then define for yourself for what it is necessary to you.

Whether the desktop computer of the house or at work has to replace the laptop or it has to be always with itself(himself), and therefore to be easy and compact?

What are necessary additional opportunities?

Laptops divide into four classes. Let`s consider distinctive features of each of them.

Office / home " laptop;
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If to you needs the laptop for performance of a wide range of office tasks, for economy of the occupied space and an opportunity to take with itself work on the house, then it is your choice. Big diagonal of the screen (usually 15 inches) and standard permission (usually 1024768 for usual matrixes and 1280800 for large-format) provide an opportunity to work for the whole day in comfortable conditions.

The hard drive, the optical drive - CD/DVD - ROM/CD - RW or COMBO DVD/CD - R/RW, the fax - the modem, the built-in network adapter is installed in such laptop, different communication ports are available to the microphone, acoustics, TV.

Operating time from batteries about 2,5 - 3,5 hours.

Weight ~ from 3 to 4 kg.

Thickness - 3,5 cm and more.

Multimedia " laptop;
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for a hard work with graphics (for example, resource-intensive graphic applications), for rest and entertainments (for example, modern games), the laptop with a big matrix for bigger immersion to the world of effects, then is your choice. Big wide-screen matrixes (from 15 inches and above), high-performance processors and video cards with large volumes of video - memories - all this allows you to enjoy magnificent productivity.

The hard drive, the optical drive - CD/DVD - ROM/CD - RW or COMBO DVD/CD - R/RW, the fax - the modem, the built-in network adapter, Bluetooth is installed in such laptop, different communication ports are available to the microphone, acoustics, TV, Web - a chamber.

Operating time from batteries about 1,5 - 2,5 hours.

Weight ~ from 2,5 to 4 kg.

Thickness - 3,6 cm and more.

Mobile " laptop;
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If to you it is necessary easy, compact, presentable, with a good productivity and long time of autonomous work from the battery, with ample communication opportunities, then it is your choice. Laptops with matrix diagonal in the range of 13 - 14 inches. The laptop with such diagonal of the display will meet the requirements of the maximum mobility and will provide you an opportunity to work at an extent of a long time, without straining sight.

The hard drive, the optical drive - CD/DVD - ROM/CD - RW or COMBO DVD/CD - R/RW, the fax - the modem, the built-in network adapter, the Built-in adapter for access to wireless networks is installed to Bluetooth in such laptop, different communication ports are available to the microphone, acoustics, Web - a chamber.

Operating time from batteries about 2,5 - 5 hours.

Weight ~ from 1,95 to 2,4 kg.

Thickness ~ 3,3 cm

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Ultramobile " laptop;
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If to you it is necessary ultraeasy, ultracompact, presentable, with a good productivity and long time of autonomous work from the battery, with ample communication opportunities, then it is your choice. Laptops with matrix diagonal to 12 inches. The main destination of such laptops - the maximum mobility.

The hard drive, the optical drive - CD/DVD - ROM/CD - RW or COMBO DVD/CD - R/RW, the fax - the modem, the built-in network adapter, the built-in adapter for access to wireless networks is installed to Bluetooth in such laptop, different communication ports are available to the microphone, acoustics, Web - a chamber, there can be a built-in GPS receiver.

Operating time from batteries about 3,5 - 5 hours.

Weight - less than 2 kg.

Thickness - 2,5 cm and less.

If you need even more mobile device, then it is already a PDA. But now conversation not about them.

Now, having decided on a laptop class, you should choose concrete model. There is no universal answer. You can prefer some concrete brand, put emphasis on technical or communication capabilities, or choose on appearance.