It is the tendency of people to make sure that they get the best deal or offer in every purchase that they make and it is the same with laptops too. Everyone wants to get the best configuration in their laptop for bargain prices. This can be hard as the inclusion of latest hardware and software into laptops tend to be costly and it causes an increase in overall price of the laptop.
A Laptop is configured for entertainment, office, travel, study and other purposes. For entertainment and gaming purposes, laptops are given more processing power, more memory and a high quality screen which enables you to enjoy your movies and videos in the best possible way and provide an immersive gaming experience along with high definition speaker output. The office users, people who travel a lot and students need laptops which satisfies their basic entertainment purposes and it should be fairly portable. They also need good battery backup stretching to about 7 – 8 hours.
Those people who want to use their laptop as a desktop replacement require top of the line hardware options along with the extra goodies (such as fully-fledged connectivity options and speaker output along with great ease of use). Many famous brands have come out with ideas to configure a laptop according to one's wish. This enables us to buy the laptop we configured and with the degree of convenience it offers to each customer, it is getting very popular.
One can find laptops having decent configuration with prices ranging from 550 $ to 800 $ in the market. Some of the major features include the presence of an entry level processor which offers a good mix between performance and efficiency such as Intel Core i3 series along with a memory capacity of about 4 GB, and increased storage capacities ranging from 320 GB to 1 TB. The preferred display is WXGA resolution (1366 * 768) and the ideal screen size is between 13.3 and 15.6 inches (super TFT).
It is better to have an integrated graphics card as it is cheaper than a dedicated graphics card and it is useful for basic operations and provides great value for money. The optical drive recommended is DVD super multi drive although if you are willing to pay a bit more money, you can get an advanced Blu-ray drive which is capable of high definition video playback. It is being touted as the next big thing in the entertainment sector.
It is not very important that your laptop has all the latest specifications for satisfying your needs. It should deliver where it matters ie it should be able to provide great performance coupled with great power and efficiency. Since the prices of laptops vary with respect to changing hardware prices, it is always better to compare the prices of various brands before making the ultimate decision.