Laptops

Are you on the market for a new laptop? If so, get ready for lots of options. Today's top-rated laptops are equipped with fast processors, lots of memory, solid-state hard drives, vibrant screens and more. Laptops ideal for school or business use are affordable and easy to find -- they often come preloaded with all the necessities ranging from antivirus utilities to the latest Web browsers. Want a new laptop that can handle the latest games? You'll need to spend more money, but there are definitely affordable laptops equipped with various mobile graphics cards. Newer laptops have touchscreen monitors that can be detached and used as tablets, or you can get small, inexpensive laptops that are good for typing and Web browsing on the go. With great models offered by HP, Toshiba, Acer and others, now is a great time to find great deals on laptops. Read on to learn more about shopping for a new laptop.

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  1. Are there any options for the track pad that most laptops have?
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    Laptops users have the option to use a wireless keyboard and mouse that allows them to have more comfort during use. These accessories are quite affordable and are necessary for a lot of people who use their laptops as their main, or only, computing device.

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  2. What is the main difference in laptops as compared to desktops?
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    Apart from the portability that laptops offer, the main differences will include speed as well as the number of programs that can be loaded onto the machine. Desktops typically offer a faster speed and can house more programs than a laptop.

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  3. What happens if a laptop is dropped onto a hard surface?
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    Laptops can be pretty sturdy but care should be taken to prevent them from being dropped, especially from significant heights. If after a drop, the laptop is not functioning properly it is a good idea to take it in for a service call. In some cases the machine will not be able to be repaired and will have to be replaced.

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  4. What are the best laptop options?
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    Lenovo, Dell, and Mac are often considered the best laptops currently on the market. These companies offer quality products in a range of price points and with a wide array of capabilities. Personal prefernece and budget are usually the deciding factors as most offer similar capabilities.

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  5. What is the lightest laptop available?
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    The Dell XPS13 is one of the lightest, if not the lightest, weighing a mere 2.6 pounds. The 13 inch screen may be a deterent for some users, but it is a favorite of people who travel a lot or who use their laptop out in the field and prefer the lightweight model.

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  6. Is it possible to buy a decent laptop for under $1,000?
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    There are several laptops available for under $1,000 including the Dell Inspiron that has a list price of $739.99. The HP Envy is offered at $679.99mand has a 13.3-inch screen. The ASUS ZenBook Flip lists at $537.77 and Apple has a MacBook available for $824.99. 

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  7. Will water totally damage a laptop?
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    If water spills on an open laptop it may be possible to repair it. Other liquids, such as soda, can cause a lot more damage, even to the point that the machine will have to be replaced. If water spills on a laptop, wipe it down as well as possible and leave it open and turned off until it has dried out.

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  8. Can tablets replace laptops?
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    At this time, tablets lag behind laptops in terms of basic functionality. Tablets are convenient and an effective tool when checking email and other casual uses, but they lack the capability to hold full programs. It may be just a matter of time before tablets are able to replace laptops, but this is not currently the case.

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