26 Jan 2011

New Year New Computer. Some tips.

With the New Year here it is the ideal time to take advantage of the sales and purchase a new computer. Getting hold of such a device helps one to start the year afresh, but deciding upon the perfect computer is no easy task. While desktop PC’s remain a popular choice, laptops and now touch screen tablet computers, are increasingly becoming a number one priority. With new technologies allowing for these portable machines to be just as functional as their desktop counterparts a laptop may be your ideal choice. But even within this category there are a large number of options for you to choose from, depending on your personal requirements for your brand new machine.

There a number of considerations to think about when searching for a new laptop. Depending on it’s purpose, you may need specific business software to help you get ahead while working. Alternatively it may be a computer for the whole family, allowing children to entertain themselves and learn as well as for the adults. Perhaps you are going on holiday and want a good, sturdy laptop to take with you on your travels so that you can share photos and experiences with friends and family while you are lying on a sunny beach.

For the business traveller, it is important to ensure that any laptop is sturdy enough to survive constantly being moved around. A robust security system also needs to be in place to protect files and with software which easily integrates into IT department systems. Dell has a brilliant Latitude line, specifically geared towards business travel and incorporating robust features and maximum efficiency. Meanwhile, Lenovo’s ThinkPad range is also geared towards those in business, with innovative features such as a fingerprint reader, shock absorbers, and spill resistant keyboards.

For travellers who want to upload and share video and picture content with their friends and family, a laptop with a powerful processer and large hard drives are needed. You should look for systems which are efficient in their power consumption and have long lasting batteries. Some of the best laptops available are those from Apple, with both the 15” and 17” models coming with powerful processors and fast graphics perfect for high resolution video and pictures.

While you may want a new computer for travelling purposes, you may simply want a fantastic machine to use at home - to watch a movie in bed, or for surfing the web in the kitchen. 15” screens are still popular for many people and are widely available from a number of retailers including Currys. Discount codes are also readily available, allowing significant savings to be made on various computers. By making use of deals such as Currys discount vouchers you can purchase cheaper and use the savings to add additional features to laptops. Besides large capacity hard drives and good graphic cards, you may want to customise you computers with additional hardware such as discrete graphics and Blu-ray drives.

Like any significant purchase it is important that you take the time to consider precisely what you need your laptop for. And by making an informed decision, you can ensure that your new computer helps start the year off with a spring in your step.

5 comments:

Sarah Harris said...

I have been an avid Apple user since 2002 and I would never go back. I have had two laptops and two desktops in that span of time, and my next purchase after most recently buying a new iMac 27" would have to be a new laptop. I currently have a 15" Macbook Pro, but might even think about getting the MacBook Air. As using discs for anything are fast becoming a thing of the past, the small, lightweight option from Apple with its fast processing power sounds very good. I say go with a Mac!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary :)

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Thanks Teena

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