Blog Categories

Reviews

Click HERE for the latest reviews on laptops, ultrabooks, netbooks and tablet computers.

Below is a list of some of the latest reviews.

Dell XPS 13 20th June

Toshiba Satellite Z830 31st May

Samsung Series 9 900X3B 18th May

HP Envy 14 Spectre 2nd May

Asus G74SX Gaming Laptop 26th April

Samsung Chromebook 19th April

HP Folio 13 4th April

HP Pavilion dv6-6b50sa 14th Mar

Acer Aspire S3 7th Mar

Sony S Tablet 28th Feb

Dell Inspiron Duo 17th Feb

OUR RECENT TWEETS

GET OUR OFFERS!

Benefit from offers, coupon codes, and special discounts! Just enter your details below and press the Subscribe button!
 

Guide to Choosing a Laptop

Choosing a laptop can be tricky with so many deals on laptops it can be difficult to know what to go for. Laptops normally fit into five different categories but when you're looking at the best laptop deals sometimes it's not obvious what category they fit into so they might not be necessarily suited to you. This brief guide will hopefully help you in your laptop choice. Laptops normally fit in one of five different categories that are listed below:

*         Budget

*         Entertainment

*         Desktop Replacement

*         Ultraportable

*         Netbooks

You'll find cheap laptop deals under the budget category. These laptops normally cost under £450 and are suited to people who just require the laptop to perform basic tasks, like browsing the web and word processing. They are most suited to students and people with basic computer skills. The main thing to avoid when purchasing a budget laptop is Intel Celeron, Pentium and AMD Sempron CPUs, as these processors are quite poor performance but manufacturers use them to keep costs low. You should be able to find a laptop with 3 GB RAM, around 300 GB hard drives, i3 core processor, 15 inch screen and other standard accessories for around £400 mark. Dell Inspiron 15R is a good example.

Entertainment laptops are more of an all-round laptop able to perform a number of different tasks. Their main focus is on playing movies, videos, music etc. Therefore it is quite important to have a big hard drive for storage, over 220 GB should be adequate. If your main aim is to play games and watch movies you might want a bigger screen around 16 inches and a dedicated graphics card. One of the best laptop deals you could get for around £475 would be, 4 GB of memory, 500 GB hard drive, i5 processor, dedicated graphics card and a DVD writer for a Blu-ray would be another £50-£70. HP Pavilion DV6 31305A is a good example.

Ultraportable laptops are mainly focused on size and weight and more suited for the business traveller. They can still be quite powerful and have good performance but the actual dimensions of the laptop may be the main selling point. Price range can vary a lot depending on performance and size with deals on laptops being quite expensive anything around £1000. Samsung series 9 is a good example, it costs around £1100 and is just 1.35 kg in weight and 16.3 mm thick, has a i5 core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB SDD storage, 7 hours battery life and an amazing design.

People who require a desktop replacement laptop are looking for something high on power and performance. They are often used for playing games and editing videos that require a more powerful laptop. There are high-end laptops and packed with various features but can be quite pretty. They are normally a lot larger in size with bigger screens and keyboards, with often quite short battery lives as not focused on being that mobile. They normally come with big screens over 17 inches and the fastest processors i7, 4 GB of RAM or more, large hard drives 500 GB or more and dedicated top end graphics cars.

The final category is netbooks which basically scaled-down laptops focused on being extremely mobile with a long battery life. They are ideal for performing basic task like browsing the web and e-mailing on the road. They normally come with smaller screens (10 inches or less) and keyboard with a scaled-down operating system. They come with low end processors and specifications and don't have an optical drive. You can normally get cheap laptop deals around £150-£300. The specifications you normally get our Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB of storage and an eight-hour or more battery life.