Gone are the days when laptops came in a small number of configurations. Today, there are laptops for every price range and to meet every requirement. In this scenario it does not make sense when one chooses a laptop above or below his requirement. With the basic laptops being more than capable of meeting all requirements, choosing a right one can be a tough task.
The starting range of laptops offer nothing more than the basic configurations of Intel core I3 processor with its starting speeds, 1 or 2GB or RAM, more than 250GB of disk space and the usual. These entry level laptops may sound low in configuration today but consider that what it offers you now was a couple of years back a high grade configuration. Hence, if you are a person who has minimal usage such as word processing, internet browsing, watching movies and data transfer then this range of laptops should do you well.
The medium range of laptops come with a dedicated GPU unit that gives out sharper and better videos allowing one to even play a few new age games on them. They can come either with the highest speed I3 processors, medium speed I5 processors or even AMD variants. The RAM is often above 3GB and the screen size is larger than 14?. The speakers are even from reputed brands such as Altec Lansing and so on. For the casual gamers and occasional movie buffs who have work to do as well, these laptops are a perfect choice.
The premium segment of laptops has actually got no boundaries. You can get the top of the line that may boast of the fastest core I7 processors with at least 6GB or memory and half a terabyte of hard disk space. Moreover, the GPU would be capable of throwing out HD movies quite easily and coupled with dedicated sound cards it serves as the best entertainment units on the go. These are perfect for people who have a heavy demand from their laptops such as software developers, game designers, enthusiastic gamers and others.
Over the premium range, you foray into the unknown realms of the super laptops or the beasts which provide a teaser of tomorrow’s best technologies. These laptops are so futuristic that they pack in over 8GB memory, and some of the best GPU speeds as well. They are purely meant for gaming fanatics who want a solution for on the go gaming without compromising on game play. The other end of the spectrum sees the entry of the netbooks. These tiny laptops are packed with just enough power and processing speeds to allow one to access the net and create documents. They even allow one to wathc occasional movies on them.
Choosing a laptop out of these few categories requires only evaluating the kind of use you are going to put it to. It does not make sense investing in a $3000 laptop if all you are going to do with it is type a few documents.