I’m in the process of searching for a new laptop and I’m finding it hard to decide what I want. There seems to be a lot more options than there were 3 years ago. There are many different types of laptops/ultrabooks/tablets that will do some of the things that I want, but nothing seems to stand out as the all-in-one machine that I need. Why?
I think the answer is because there isn’t an “all-in-one” machine, which is confirmed by the fact that many people have a tablet as well as a laptop and/or desktop machine. It seems like technology is confused and is scrambling around trying to please everyone with one device. Windows 8 was the first step towards this confusion. It doesn’t make sense to show a tablet-like interface for a non-touch screen device. There’s a desktop behind the tiles so I don’t understand why Microsoft didn’t give us the option to turn off the tile interface. Oh, and why get rid of the start button? I don’t see what was wrong with it.
After I decide whether to get a laptop, ultrabook or gaming laptop, I will then need to decide what processor to go with. Some of the things I’m considering are:
1) It seems that Intel processors cost more than AMD, but is there a significant speed boost to justify the higher price for them?
2) I read that AMD processors are better for gaming. I need to decide if I’m going to play any games on the laptop or if I will keep them on my desktop.
3) It looks like there are different generations of the Intel processors so I’ll have to keep an eye on that.
I’m not too worried about the RAM and Hard drive as those are easily upgradeable. If I can get a laptop that feels good on my lap and is fast with multiple apps open, I will be A-Okay!
Here are some computers that I’m considering:
I’ll update everyone once I purchase a machine. Have a happy new year!