|Before Buying Your Next Laptop
Laptop or notebook computer technology is advancing at a blistering speed. Ferrari fast. So fast that by the time you purchase your new laptop - it’s probably already obsolete or out of date. A sobering thought considering the hefty prices you have to pay for a high-end laptop.
But laptop technology is changing so fast new innovations are coming on stream as you read this article. There is a whole new generation of notebook technology every two years or less. Therefore, unless you buy or upgrade your laptop each year you’re falling behind what these sleek little powerhouses can now deliver.
And unless you’re already in Geek Heaven, keeping track of all these new technologies and innovations can be quite a chore. Figuring out the right Graphics chipset that works best with the right CPU and the best Data buses is a major feat. And now that everything is being Doubled - dual core, dual graphics - it’s entering the realm where Einstein would be amused, even on a bad hair day!
What’s the ordinary laptop buyer to do?
What you really have to keep in mind are the outcomes of all this new technology. Basically, these new technologies have made laptops smaller, faster and more powerful. With every new improvement the laptop is closing the gap between its main rival - the desktop computer.
Notebook computers are now out-selling desktops for the first time in history. Laptops are replacing the old desktop computer, whose days may just be numbered. It won’t be long before laptops are also out-performing them as well.
Some major computer makers are taking note of this trend towards more powerful, smaller computers. Even the desktop computer is morphing! Just look at the sleek design of the new Apple iMac G5 - gone is the bulky tower - in its place is a well designed desktop computer that’s almost a laptop!
For the ordinary computer user keeping abreast of all these new technologies and inventions can be a major chore if you’re considering buying a laptop in the next little while. As you approach the smiling salesperson in your favorite tech store - here’s a few bits of new notebook technology you might want to have in your possession so you won’t look like a complete neophyte. Hey, where technology is concerned, we have all been there, done that.