Questions about the Site
Do you sell laptops or hardware?
No, we do not sell laptops or hardware directly. While you’ll come across certain areas on our site that lead you to other websites selling laptops, electronics, and hardware, our primary purpose is to assist you in choosing the right device. You can explore features, make comparisons, and read user opinions, but purchasing directly from our site is not possible.
Can I send you my laptop or hardware for repair or upgrades?
No, we do not provide laptop or hardware repair or upgrade services.
I am sure that the information in your catalog for a particular device is not exact. Why is that so?
The information we compile is primarily sourced from manufacturers’ websites. While some manufacturers provide comprehensive details, others might not. In such cases, we sometimes rely on other sources, which may not be as reliable. These alternate sources could include other catalogs, online discussion boards, and websites of phone sellers. If you come across inaccurate data in our catalog for a specific device, please reach out to us with the correct information and its source if possible. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our information accurate.
About Laptop Buyer
How much will I pay for a new laptop today?
Anticipate spending between US$700 to $2,000 for a new laptop with decent features. Laptops have become more affordable, and even low-end options can be quite a bargain, suitable for college papers or basic web browsing. While LCD screens were once a significant cost factor, the scenario has changed, with 20″ LCD screens now available for just $200. Depending on your requirements, you might pay more for a combination of features, akin to adding a high-end package to a car.
What is a laptop?
When we refer to a laptop, we mean a fully featured computer with an attached screen, typically weighing between four and 8 pounds, suitable for carrying in a briefcase. There are generally two types of normal laptops: larger, bulkier units weighing around 7 or 8 pounds, and smaller notebooks weighing about four or 5 pounds, possibly without a DVD drive. Additionally, you might encounter smaller subnotebooks with tiny screens and limited performance and storage. Going even smaller, there are PDAs and full-featured cellphones. A typical laptop is roughly the size of a ream of paper and can be unfolded to reveal the screen and keyboard. A recent trend in high-end notebooks is to exceed the standard 8.5″ x 11″ form factor, driven by the availability of larger 17″ and 20″ diagonal screens.
Should I buy a laptop or a desktop PC?
If portability is essential, a laptop is your choice. Whether you prefer to work in libraries, on the beach, or on your porch while enjoying the sun, a laptop provides the flexibility. With the increasing availability of wireless internet, laptops are becoming more convenient. For frequent travelers or those who work on airplanes, laptops are ideal. Limited desk space? Opt for a laptop. If you need a powerful workstation, want to avoid paying a premium, or are into 3D gaming, consider a desktop. Due to the constraints of fitting everything into a small case while managing heat and power consumption, laptops usually lag behind desktops in terms of speed. If you’re interested in gradual component upgrades, a desktop system is the way to go, as laptops are less upgradeable. Given the reasonable prices of low-end equipment nowadays, you might consider a mix of desktops and laptops for your home setup.