Best Home LaptopBy soumitra, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thin and light laptops are best known for their portability and good battery life which is ideal for businessmen or professionals on the go. The home laptops have a different playground with slightly heavier form factor, a good high resolution display, decent performing CPU and probably a bit higher capacity RAM. They are meant to be carried only from one room to the other and some occasional travel outside the home. However, choosing a perfect home laptop can be as difficult as choosing a home or a car or something like that. You have a plethora or different models from various manufacturers. They have different CPUs, different amount of RAM, HDD space and so on. Instead of going into more details and analyzing what will best suite you, here I will suggest you some model from reputed brands that will most likely fulfill your needs.
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Dell Studio 15
If you are considering a decent performing home laptop in a moderate to a bit high budget, Dell Studio 15 should be your choice.
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz/1066Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
- 4GB DDR2 RAM
- 320GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
- 6X Slot Load Bluray (BD) Combo Drive (BD Read Only) DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability, Write or backup data on CD or DVD
- Widescreen 15.4 inch LED display (1366 x 768) with TrueLife
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
- Wireless- B/G Card , Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam, Intel High Definition Audio 2.2
- Microsoft Works, Windows Vista Home Premium
- 6 Cell Primary Battery, 125V Power Cord, 65W AC Adapter
Read our Review of Dell Studio
Best Home Gaming Laptop
If you can afford it, there is no better gaming laptop than this one. But don’t ever try to get it out of your home, because it might be too heavy for your back.
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.8GHz (6MB Cache 800MHz FSB)
- GPU: 2 x 8800M GTX SLI
- LCD: 17″ WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD with Clearview Technology – Black
- RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz – 2 x 2048MB
- OS: Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1
- SSD: 128GB Solid State Drive
- Optical: 2x Blu-ray Writer/DVD±RW Burn
- Turbo Mem: Intel Turbo Memory (1GB)
- Wi-Fi: Internal Intel Wireless 4965 a/b/g/Draft-N Mini-Card
- Audio: High-Definition Audio with surround sound
Around $6000 for top configuration
You can also take a look at our list of top 10 gaming laptops.
Best Cheap Home Entertainment Laptop
HP Pavilion DV2
This Laptop has a decent gaming performance through its dedicated graphics card and good processor. It also no problem in rendering full 1080p movies. The price is very affordable for a laptop of its performance.
- AMD Athlon™ Neo Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks MV-40
- 12.1″ Diagonal WXGA High-Definition (8) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
- 4GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
- 320GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), SuperMulti 8x DVD+-R/RW Drive
- Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
- ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3410 Graphics
Read our Review of HP Pavilion DV2
Best Budget Home Laptop
Dell Inspiron 1525
If you want a budget laptop but more powerful than a typical netbook, Dell Inspiron 1525 should be your choice. A large selection of ports and variety of configuration selection option makes it the best choice for many.
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 (2.00GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
- 15.4″ Widescreen with Truelife for Extensive application use.
- 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
- 500GB Serial ATA hard drive for large video files
- Wireless Internet access 802.11b/g (where available)
- 4 USB Ports, 1 VGA Out, 1 HDMI Port, 1 iEEE 1394a FireWire Port, S-Video Out, 8 In 1 Media Card Reader
- 8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability for DVD RW For DVD and CD Burning
- Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Web Camera
- Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
- Slim and compact design for business user
- Windows Vista Home Premium
Read Our Review of Dell Inspiron 1525
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