How to choose the right Laptop

Before starting the hunt for a new laptop, you should first sit down and decide exactly what features you need in a laptop. Make a list of all the things that you would do with your future laptop and from that derive a list of your requirements or the features it must have in order to do those things. You should prioritise this list in terms of importance, with the biggest requirements on top and the lesser ones beneath in descending order of importance. Once you have made the list, you can proceed with your search with a firm basis for assessing the suitability of prospective candidates.

If portability is your main priority, you should take a look at laptops with screens smaller than 15-inches. This is because most 15-inch laptops are quite bulky and are not ideal for travelling. If you desire a good web browsing experience, then you should take a look at 14-inch models because these offer an excellent balance between portability and usability. If you want ultimate portability, look at the smaller 13.3-inch or 11.6-inch machines as these laptops offer portability along with an extended battery time.

If your main preference is a budget machine, you should definitely narrow your search to 14 or 15-inch machines, as these are the two main sizes for budget laptops. Also, you should stop looking at anything made by Apple or Sony if you are on a budget, as both these brands offer an upscale experience for a premium price. Check out the Lenovo G570 and the Dell Inspiron 15R as both these laptops are quite inexpensive and are also of a higher quality than most budget machines on the market.

If multimedia (such as watching movies and playing games) is your main preference, you should definitely look at Sony and Apple models if they are in your budget as these offer some of the best experiences out there. Among these brands, the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro and the 15.5-inch Sony VAIO S Series are the best for multimedia but command a slightly high price. The only downside with the MacBook Pro is that it is not very suitable for gaming and cannot be configured with a Blu-ray drive. However, if your budget is a little tight, the Sony VAIO E Series is also a very good multimedia laptop for a lower price.

Also, if a great and unique design is what you require, there are quite a lot of choices available to you on the market. At the mid-end, you will find a range of Ultrabooks from almost all of the manufacturers which offer a good performing laptop in a sleek package. Aside from these choices, the Apple MacBook Air has an extraordinary design and is the only choice for Mac users. Also, the HP Spectre is another laptop which is unique in the sense that it has a body made out of super strong Gorilla Glass. Also, the design of the Samsung Series 9 is also unique with extreme slimness and a strong aluminium body.

To sum up, choosing a laptop is not very difficult if you know exactly what purpose the laptop will have to fulfil. If that is not the case, you should then take a look at all of the different categories mentioned above and try to decide which one suits you best.

Clearly there are a lot of options available to the laptop buyer in today's market so it makes sense to research throughly before making a purchase. That's where comes in - to help you with the research and then once you've made your decision, to help you find where to buy your laptop at the best price. As well as showing you prices for new laptops from the major retailers, we also show you new and secondhand prices from eBay which is where you can pick up some real bargain laptops. Good luck and happy shopping!