A laptop is a portable workstation so you can manage your life outside of a stuffy office. Sort music, send emails, manage your finances, take notes in a class all on the go – laptops are more useful than a desktop PC, but don’t expect to play Crysis 3.

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Laptops explained


If free space in your home is at a premium, if family members want to use the computer in different rooms, or if you’re looking to send emails, manage finances, and browse online while on the go, then investing in a laptop is sensible. If you’re expecting to play lots of high-end video games and edit video, then this will ramp the price up.

  • Connect to Wi-Fi on your lunch break in the café: watch videos, chat with friends, and even edit photos (though laptop video cards and processors can be slightly worse than their desktop equivalents).
  • Catch up with work on the train and traveling.


Make your choices of the features that are specific to your need:

  • Most laptops will come with a built-in microphone and webcam so you can talk with friends.
  • All laptops will come with Wi-Fi which allows you to connect to the internet remotely from any café, bar, restaurant, and even some trains (check their website first – usually available free to first class passengers).
  • If you want to watch a movie from your laptop on your larger widescreen TV, then look for laptops with a HDMI port.
  • Some laptops can get as small as 11 x 7 inches, weighing all of 2 pounds – perfect if your suitcase is already quite full with folders.
  • If you're prepared to pay more, then gaming and video editing becomes possible.
  • With 7 hours of battery life make sure to keep track and power off when you don’t need it, but there’s still plenty of time to get work done on the go!