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The Unititiate’s Guide to Buying a Laptop/Netbook


Deciding to choose between laptops like, Dell Vostro 1510, LG x110, Acer Aspire 5920 and Desktops gets easier every day, with the number of innovations in the laptop, netbook segment. Though tablets have been around for a while, the advent of the iPad has ensured that the desktop will soon become obsolete. This article will help those still uninitiated about laptops or notebooks. Laptops today have become more than or as powerful as the desktop PC. The biggest advantages for laptops are their portability, which suits today’s ever connected generation well. It also removes all the ugliness of the bulky and wired desktop PC. There are laptops today which cater to your every need, requirement and specifications, providing consumers with a wide array of products to choose from. This all is enough to confuse the novice laptop buyer. There are two things which you can keep in mind while setting out to buy a laptop and they are screen size and performance.

Screen Size:

Laptops are available in anywhere from the new LG x110 10″ LED screen laptop to the highest 19″ screen laptop. The ideal screen size according to many tech gurus is around 14″ to 15″ laptops. The Dell Vostro 1510 and Acer Aspire 5920 are both the ideal 15.4″ screen laptops.


The next deciding factor while purchasing a laptop is its performance. Before choosing your favorite laptop models and then comparing their performance based on consumer reviews, remember to take into account the performance that you expect from it. There are three broad areas which you can divide them into, high performance, standard performance and basic performance.

High Performance – Dell Vostro 1510:

The Dell Vostro 1510 is a business series of laptops aimed at the businessman or those who want a powerful laptop instead of a bulky desktop PC. It has a powerful Intel Core Duo Processor T9500 with a speed of 2.6 GHz, and an ideal 15.4″ screen size and runs on a Windows Vista OS. This one is also for all multimedia lovers as it has an Intel 965GM Express Graphics chipset with NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS Graphic Card of 256MB memory capacity ensuring long hours of gaming and entertainment. Coupled with all this a strong battery life is just the icing on the cake.

Standard Performance – Acer Aspire 5920:

The Acer Aspire 5920 is a laptop suitable for both home and office use with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5450 with a speed of 2GHz. It has a 160 GB hard drive and runs on Windows Vista OS. It has an ideal 15.4″ screen size. A standard battery life and a bulky frame might make it less desirable; however its clinching feature is that it debuts with Intel’s newest Centrino Duo platform.

Basic Performance – LG x110:

With an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor and a 160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive, you might take the LG x110 as any other netbook. However, this netbook has been designed to please your design aesthetics with its 10″ screen and curvy frame. Its 3G integrated capability only ensures that this one will hard the connectivity addicts, net savvy youth to resist, as it enables a connectivity wherever you can get a mobile signal.

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