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Quick tips when purchasing a Notebook computer

April 1, 2009

1. Portability – The biggest reason when buying a Notebook Computer is portability. Having access to your computer when traveling or when you don’t always work in a central location can be key for most people.

2. Wireless Internet – When you purchase a new notebook computer, they come equipped with a wireless device built in. you no longer need a wireless adapter to utilize Wireless Access Points, or “Hot Spots”. Most cell phone companies offer an Air Card that allows you to use their network to connect to the internet wherever there is cell phone service. This may be valuable at a home that doesn’t have an access point, like open houses for example.

3. Expense – Most Computer brands have discount, refurbished or even outlet sites available (http://www.dell.com/outlet). They offer the same models that work just as well as full price laptops at a fraction of the cost. The best part about these machines is they usually come with a full warranty, and offer an extended warranty that will still keep the purchase at low cost. Prices range from the entry level Notebook, to the high performance specialty notebooks. Prices ranging between $600 – $1000 depending on memory and storage size, as well as any extras that are available during the purchase.

4. Speed/Memory – Intel Core 2 Duo is the most popular Processor when it comes to Notebook PC’s. The Core 2 Duo has plenty of power when running day to day programs such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ram (random access memory) may vary from 1 gig up to 4 gigs; ideally the more the machine is equipped with the better it will run under load. Hard Drive space can vary from 80 gigs up to 320 gigs, anything in between is more than enough for daily use.

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