1. INTRODUCTION In this modern world context, we have become dependant towards technology. The greatest invention of all time, computers, has become so important in our daily life that it is inseparable for us. We are also living in a fast paced environment where networking plays an important role as well. (1) As time goes by, comes newer and better technology. From the simple home PC to portable laptops to small, hardcore gadgets such as Palmtop computers and the iPad. Hence the need for reliability, portable and also high capacity computers.
A laptop, in this case, is the most suitable option that fits the mentioned criteria. 2. MAIN PURPOSE OF BUYING A LAPTOP 2. 1. Portability (Between a laptop over a desktop) The main reason on why people choose a laptop over a desktop is definitely its portability. You can do whatever and wherever you want. No doubt that a desktop may be a powerful appliance but sometimes you could just wished to use it at the comfort of your bed. Newer models of laptop have almost the same abilities and functions of a fully pledged desktop. The time wasted on bus journeys can be used to pick up where you left of. 2) 2. 2. Upgradeable (Between a laptop over a tablet PC, iPad and the Palmtop) Another reason for choosing a laptop over a tablet PC is because it is upgradeable. You can always upgrade the hard disk when you ran out of space. Although it is rather expensive and a difficult task, it is still possible to upgrade to a better quality graphic cards for better gaming experience and higher end sound cards for the music lovers. Also most laptops already come with a DVD drive however you can only do that much on a tablet PC. (3) 3. BUDGET, FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
As a student and coming from an average family, I would not mind having a budget of $1000 to $1700. With that budget, the laptop should have at least the following: DVD Drive 15 inch display 500GB space of hard drive In-built wireless internet connector 2. 0Ghz Processor Since I am always out, I would want my laptop to have a better and longer lasting battery. The laptop should also has several ports in case I would like to connect other devices such as a printer, a digital camera or even charging my phone at the same time. 4. COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO MODELS
Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Acer Aspire Timeline X 5820TG Processor and ChipsetIntel Core i7-740QM processor (1. 73GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2. 93GHz, Intel HM55 Express Chipset Intel Core i5-430M (2. 26GHz) processor with Turbo Boost up to 2. 53GHz, Intel HM55 Operating SystemWindows 7 Home PremiumWindows 7 Home Premium System Memory(RAM)4GB DDR32GB DDR3 Storage750GB500GB I/O Ports3 x USB 2. 0 ports, 1 x eSATA+USB combo port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x RJ-45 (10/100), VGA analog output, ExpressCard/34, 6-in-1 SD Card Reader, Headphone and microphone jacks4 x USB 2. ports, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x RJ-45 (10/100/1000), VGA analog output, Multi-in-1 SD Card Reader, Headphone and microphone jacks Dimensions325mm (W) x 225mm (L) x 20~33mm (H)379mm (W) x 250mm (L) x 24~31. 4mm (H) (4) 4. 1. Lenovo IdeaPad Y560Jun 7, 2011(5) 4. 2. Acer Aspire Timeline X 5820TG(6) 5. CONCLUSION In conclusion I would have chosen the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 due to its higher storage capacity. Comparing to latter, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 has a storage capacity of 750GB while the Acer Aspire Timeline X 5820TG has only 500GB.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 is also a faster laptop than the Acer Aspire Timeline X 5820TG due to its Intel Core i7 processor. 6. REFERENCES (1) PC Purchases – Three Major Factors to Consider When Buying a Laptop Or Notebook Computer By Joseph Stutzman http://ezinearticles. com/? PC-Purchases—Three-Major-Factors-to-Consider-When-Buying-a-Laptop-Or-Notebook-Computer&id=4620872 (2) Article Source: http://EzineArticles. com/4620872 (3) Article Source: http://www. networkpcworld. com/2011/06/solid-reasons-to-buy-laptop-but-not. tml Jun 7, 2011 (4)http://www. hardwarezone. com. sg/product-guide/compare/154/109888,143519 (5) Aloysius Low on Thu, 16 Dec 2010 http://www. hardwarezone. com. sg/product-lenovo-ideapad-y560/review (6) Aloysius Low on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 http://www. hardwarezone. com. sg/product-acer-aspire-timeline-x-5820tg 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY http://www. direct-laptops-guide. com/40-reasons-to-buy-a-laptop. html http://pctechnotes. com/3-reasons-why-you-should-choose-laptop-over-desktop/3 http://ezinearticles. com/?
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