Do you prefer the term “laptop” or “notebook” to describe these devices? I prefer notebooks since I seldom keep them on my lap. Putting jokes aside, buying a new laptop PC is quite difficult.
Each computer sounds better than a cat’s whiskers if you read the advertisements. But up close, they all resemble one another. At least the ones with comparable prices are frequently comparable. Therefore, is there truly a difference between laptops? Or perhaps I should say one notebook after another?
I’m going to examine and evaluate three well-known PCs that are now for sale in order to respond to this specific query. The reader can then use this as a jumping off point and consider a wide range of alternatives to determine which one best suits their needs.
Let’s start by taking a look at the HP Pavilion DV6426US, a computer that is driven by an Intel Core Duo T2450 processor. This microprocessor with a multithreaded design is well suited for multitasking performance. Since this laptop has 1 GB of loaded RAM, many of the current, widely used software should function smoothly. It contains a 160 GB Hard Drive, which isn’t particularly large but should be adequate in most situations. And the bundled operating system is the Microsoft Vista Premium. And I really like notebooks that come with an integrated WebCam. This HP laptop sure has one of those. In the absence of such a webcam, attempting Video IM becomes a serious pain.
Second let us consider the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B. This laptop too is powered by a Duo Processor, in this case the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100. It beats the HP one in terms of RAM, as it comes with 2 GB RAM. Its hard disk is bigger at 200 GB. So, if Freud was right and size does matter then, well, this one has the bigger Hard Drive. The duo-core multithreading micro processor will deliver performance similar to the HP machine. This laptop comes with Microsoft Vista Home Premium.
Finally let us look at the Compaq Presario F572US. Like both the previous machines, this one too has a 15.4″ screen. Though it has a dual-core micro processor, the Compaq uses the AMD Athlon 64 Processor TK-53 and not an Intel based processor like the other two I wrote about. Also it has 1 GB RAM like the HP machine. Where I think it scores lower is in its hard disk capacity, a mere 80 GB. It also comes with the Microsoft Vista Premium.
All in all, the machines have pros and cons. I have not listed prices here, as they would change faster than I could type them out. But, make sure to look at the prices too.