Holiday laptop recommendations
Subject: Mobile | December 12, 2011 - 12:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: roundup, guide
You may have noticed an increase in systems guides and recommendations over the past month, not just the Hardware Leaderboard here on PC Perspective but on many other sites as well. What we have not done is a list of recommendations for laptops but thankfully TechSpot has taken matters into their own hands. They've broken down the market into budget, gaming, ultraportable, business and desktop replacements. In each section they list several models which are quite capable within their own segment, at a range of prices. Of course the desktop replacements and gaming laptops are the most expensive and powerful but do not discount the budget laptops as many people will only ever need the power available in a $500 laptop.
"With the holiday shopping season in full swing it's time we give our Laptop Buying Guide one last pass before the year is over to make sure it's packing enough punch. Netbooks have lost their lure to simply become smaller, entry-level notebooks, while other categories are only seeing minor spec bumps. But if you are looking into the ultraportable market, a new breed of devices has emerged. Intel is pushing the Ultrabooks as thin and light systems with plenty of power, for now we're seeing a first generation of devices, with plenty more to come."
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