10-27-2011 02:47 PM
Since Netbooks have become so popular, laptops have grown in size. The best size for a portable laptop is 14", and 15.6" seems to be the standard now. I am a busy graduate student who bikes everywhere, and I carry my life on my back. I need a small, powerful laptop on a budget, but the cheapest laptops are all 15.6". Mind you that a larger screen also uses more power, which means less battery life.
Why are laptops so huge???
10-27-2011 02:51 PM
There are tons....
10-27-2011 03:05 PM
I am aware. I have looked at this page every day for the last month waiting for something to pop up (or go on sale).
The most 14" computers are over $600, and my price range is $400. There are a couple, but they do not fit my specs--especially when there are nicer 15.6" computers for cheaper. There is a sweet 14" HP advertised for $380, but it is not on sale. THAT is the computer I want, but why is it not on sale? Make it go on sale, and I will buy it.
10-27-2011 03:20 PM
10-27-2011 03:24 PM
You might actually be better suits to a Tablet style PC at Best Buy. Small and portable, there are plenty of cheaper options and they do a wide variety of things. Extended battery life will definitely safe you having to constantly recharge. Or, a netbook, which has a physical keyboard.
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10-27-2011 10:59 PM
In regards to the world of Netbooks, AMD has recently gotten into the game with their entry into the Netbook processor world. If you can find an AMD powered Netbook, you can get a model that has 2GB of Ram and a ATI Radeon 6250 graphics accelerator. These may cost close to a normal sized laptop, but keep in mind you can easily plug it into a bigger monitor when you are home, and then when you are on the go it acts as a laptop.
As for me, I love Netbooks because I use mine as a "Nettop" when at home plugged into a USB Keyboard, and USB Mouse, and my outdated by todays standards but still highly functional 20" CRT Monitor" (Compaq S920)