Everything is in its best order for a gush in laptop sales in the year 2012, starting from lustrous Ultrabook designs to premeditated launch of Windows 8, the new operating system from Microsoft to extra-ordinary Intel chips.
You would know that Smartphones and Tablet PC are in huge demand, however do not forget laptops. There are some impressive ranges planned out for release in the year 2012 by the best laptop brands which are guaranteed to be lighter, thinner and faster along with longer-lasting battery life.
You might be out there in the market looking for a new laptop, or to upgrade your old one, however we’d advice you to stick with what you got for now and wait till some of the most awaited models are launched with the latest technology.
Here is something that you can expect in the year 2012 – Appealing Ultrabooks:
“Ultrabooks” is the newest ultraportable laptop brand trademarked by Intel for lightweight devices, sleek and slender in shape, are definitely worth the wait and sure to put the market on fire once introduced.
There are some 40 odd Ultrabook models to be announced this year with different technologies and functions. Some of the finest features would include certain security features specifically introduced by Intel, minimum battery life of 5 hours, less than 0.83 inches in thickness and restoring session back in less than 7 seconds out of hibernated mode.
Some of the popular Ultrabook models; the Acer Aspire S3, Asus Zenbook UX31E, Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, and Toshiba Portege Z835 that are already available out there in the market that you should consider. The HP Folio 13 is another Ultrabook model is expected to be released soon. There are some of the most favorable brand names like Sony, Dell and Samsung missing from the Ultrabook laptops which are already out in the market; however you can expect them to launch their version of Ultrabook in the early 2012 sometime soon.
You can expect more from this category of laptops once the IVY BRIDGE, next generation CPU from Intel is released. You will see that the Ultrabook laptops become much more alluring and reasonably priced with the help of Ivy Bridge’s performance and power deployment.
You won’t believe us but you may also see the introduction of rotatable screens along with flip down (like a tablet pc) transformation of Ultrabooks by the current year end. The introduction of touch screen interfaces in an Ultrabook laptop along with Windows 8 operating system could make it much more desirable than previous models.
You will find second generation Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs in a laptop today which will be replaced by Ivy Bridge next year. The name of the platform today is Sandy Bridge. Ivy Bridge will replace Sandy Bridge with minor changes along with faster and better graphics architecture, and manufacturing process lowered to 22nm tri-gate.
You will notice that Ivy Bridge from Intel will consume less power with similar or much improved level of performance resulting in improved battery life. We arnt too sure about the performance of integrated graphics for game playing and video watching, however you can expect improved performance.
The Ivy Bridge chips are expected to be showcased at some of the best industry trade shows with its enhanced features and date of release. You can expect the actual product to be available sometime in and around April 2012, integrated in the best laptop models.
You can also expect a launch of most awaited Windows platform ever, since the launch of Windows 95, which is putting a lot of emphasis on offering great touch interface user experience without losing the charm of using a keyboard and mouse.
Let’s just sit back and wait for the most awaited launches and releases of the year 2012 for best laptops.
Looks like Acer Aspire is a satisfactory device as per our brief review, along with quite adequate processing power for an inexpensive laptop to let you work on different projects. The internal chassis and lid has been finely finished for you to avoid marks of grimy fingerprints on the laptop.
The keys are easy to type on and very well placed on the keyboard, however it doesn’t feel very well-built and you could see an obvious bend. Acer has used its most popular Aspire 5742G keyboard which is placed right above the chassis, however you can find a lot of rubble stuck under the keys and looks messy for that matter.
The Acer Aspire is loaded with 4096 MB RAM and Intel’s popular Core i3 processor that tends to supply enough power to the laptop. The video memory of 1024 MB supplied by GeForce GT 520M Nvidia graphics card makes this laptop an interesting option and choice.
The laptop is best to use for photo and HD video editing along with playing those ever popular gaming titles these days. So what are you waiting for? Grab a best laptop for yourself right away!
With the much improved look and information available on Best Laptop site, we have tried to publish some of the most wanted laptops at lowest prices possible under $500.
Here is a list of 5 best laptops available in the market under the price tag of $500.
1. Asus EeePC 1018P - Laptops from $417.09
2. Asus X52F - Laptops from $399.95
3. Acer Aspire 5552 - Laptops from $389.99
4. Samsung RV510 - Laptops from $468.88
5. Acer Aspire 5742G - Laptops from $498.88
Summary: Google’s record would have been terrible with hardware makers, if they didn’t had Android. Sales of Chromebook laptops that run Chrome OS have been quite poor and Google TV has been no good either.
As per current reports, Samsung has been struggling in selling Google Chromebook, whereas Acer was able to sell atleast 5000 Chromebook laptops since the launch last summer. To be honest, these sales numbers make Blackberry Playbook look like a stirring success and one of the best laptops available in the market comparatively 🙂
Even though the sales figures have been meager, Google and its executives haven’t stopped commending Chrome OS for the qualities. Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman also spoke about it in the official speech earlier in the week.
Assumingly, Chrome OS has quite a few advantages, like quick boot-up times than Windows machines, although the verity that it makes users depend on the cloud for their entire apps requirement is a major drawback when you’re not linked to the Internet.
Do you think Google needs to improve quite a bit on its Chromebook laptops and Chrome OS? Should they give up? Whatever the case maybe, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
The following list of top 10 laptops during the month of July, 2011 are the products which have received the most interest from visitors on the PC & Tech Authority site and the best laptops are ranked according to their site traffic. Please note that these ranks are not based on any laptop reviews published across the internet.
- Motorola Xoom: The Motorola Xoom tablet has a super-powerful dual-core processor and Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) - the android platform designed specifically for tablets. With its 10.1-inch HD widescreen display, you'll enjoy HD video in a thin, light, and powerful tablet.
- Apple MacBook Pro: The new MacBook Pro laptop with quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon graphics, ultrafast Thunderbolt input/output, and FaceTime HD camera. Those are like 3 very big leaps forward.
- Apple iPad 2: It's not a tablet, it's Apple iPad 2. With starting price at $499. ... Shop online. With dual-core A5 chip & new design, it's thinner, faster, lighter and comes with smart covers. iPad 2 has 10-hour battery life and easy FaceTime access.
- Dell XPS 15: The Dell XPS 15 laptop brings movies, games, music and web chat to life with amazing visuals and incredible sound — all powered by the latest 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Starting as low as $799.99 onwards..
- AMD A8-3500M APU: After years of development, AMD has finally launched its new APU processors for laptops. You can forget anything and everything you know about AMD & laptops, this is one amazing hardware part.
- Sony VAIO YB: Who says you can't have it all? The all-new 11.6" Sony VAIO YB laptop weighs just 3.23 pounds, yet makes no compromises when it comes to mobile performance. Its extra long battery life keeps you going on long flights, and its slim profile makes it easy to tote.
- Toshiba NB550D: The stylish Toshiba mini NB550D offers astonishing performance. Cutting-edge AMD processing provides HD graphics and multitasking, while Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio technology deliver perfect sound. A 25.7cm (10.1”) Toshiba TruBrite display with LED backlighting provides crystal clear detail, and HDMI connectivity provides compatibility with HDTVs for big-screen playback, while 250GB of storage offers plenty of space for movies and music.
- Acer ICONIA A500: The 10.1” high-resolution multi-touch screen and ultra-sensitive gyro meter makes the Acer ICONIA A500 a formidable gaming platform with premium HD screen.
- Toshiba Portege R700: Toshiba's Portege R700 is one of the affordable laptops, lightest, strongest and most powerful ultraportable laptops on the market.
- Samsung Q330: At just 26.4mm thick, Samsung Q330 laptop may be thinner than the standard smart phone, but it packs a full, powerful performance with the leading-edge Intel Core i3 Processor, long battery life, Optical Disk Drive, and more.
And it should come as no surprise that, because most people have a desktop computer or a laptop, the list of brands available for purchase is seemingly without end. Yes … there are dozens and dozens of manufacturers, some much better known than others but, nevertheless all of whom have a chance to impact the marketplace.
That’s just the way it is with electronic products for consumers. Technology advances so rapidly, sales explode – the revenue possibilities are enormous – that every company wants to participate in the financial windfall.
But, because there are so many manufacturers, every company doesn’t enjoy the “same share of market.” That may be obvious, but it still needs to be said.
The biggest manufacturers, American and Japanese, enjoy the greatest name recognition and, as a result, the largest market shares. You’ll know some, perhaps all, of the following names. Consider these companies … they’re the industry giants: Acer … Hewlett-Packard… Dell … Compaq … Panasonic … Gateway… Sony – the list goes on and on and on.
The computers these companies produce sell in great numbers because the companies have earned consumer trust. So, it’s no surprise that the HP Pavilion … the Dell Inspiron … the Compaq Presario … the Acer TravelNote … among many others, absorb the lion’s share of the American consumer marketplace. These computers outsell all others, generally as a result of the manufacturer’s reputation, but also as a result of “word of mouth.” People that buy them like them.
Now, you may be asking yourself how lesser-known companies survive in this ferocious and highly-competitive environment? How do they earn enough of a market share? Actually, it’s not easy, but the truth is that the market for computers is so large and extensive that there is enough revenue available … even for the smallest manufacturers.
That’s why companies such as Packard Bell … Fujitsu … Samsung … Toshiba … Phillips … Olivetti … and many, many others – companies known for “other types” of electronic products – are able to carve out a niche for themselves … build a consistent revenue stream … and actually prosper as computer manufacturers.
If you’re n the market and actively considering the purchase of a laptop, for example, you need to ask yourself this question: do I want to pay a premium for a laptop manufactured by a top-of-the-line and highly-reputable company … or should I take a chance on buying a laptop for much less money form a company about which I know little if anything?
It’s a tough question. And if it’s a real concern, you can go online and Google information about any lesser-known laptop/notebook manufacturer. You’re sure to find out some interesting information about the company whose product you’ve targeted for purchase, including reviews from previous customers.
Armed with that information, you can make the correct decision. And you are certain to buy a laptop that serves you well.
If you’re already a fan of laptops or notebooks for business and personal uses, you probably know the names of the top manufacturers … the best laptop brands, as well. So it will come as no surprise to you when I mention a company by the name of Acer.
As I’m sure you know, Acer is one of the world’s largest, best-known and most respected manufacturers of laptops … desktop personal computers, too. But, I don’t want to discuss desktop computers today. No … this discussion is all about laptops and Acer is a company that you can trust and rely on if you’re interested in purchasing a portable, “take-along” laptop computer.
To begin, because Acer is one of the world’s biggest producers of laptops, their product range is substantial. Currently, the company has four top brand name laptops or notebooks on the market … all of which are available in the United States.
Acer product line includes all of the following: Travel Mate … Aspire … Extensa … and Ferrari. While all 4 of these laptops are good, two of the four products are considerably more popular than their counterparts, probably because of price and functionality. The two most popular models are Acer Travel Mate … and Acer Aspire. What is it that makes these two laptop models so popular with global consumers? Let’s examine the facts …
- Acer Aspire is budget-friendly … easy-to-use … very, very portable. This line of product is immensely popular in America for so many reasons. The Aspire laptops are sleek, trim, remarkably lightweight … yet surprisingly tough and durable. Noteworthy for their stable keyboards and their sharp good, looks, the Aspire product line of laptops are also priced well below other models in the Acer product line. That makes them popular … very popular. Of course, while moderately-priced and ideal for students operating on limited budgets, Aspire laptops are also well-liked by businessmen and women who spend more time on the road than in the home office.
- Acer Travel Mate is a top-of-the-line laptop that is perfect for business use … it’s true. These well-made and cleverly-crafted laptops are packed with computer applications that make them ideal for professionals and business people who are always “on-the-go.” Sturdily-constructed, yet handsomely-appointed, any businessman or woman will feel proud and confident to take an Acer Travel Mate laptop into an important meeting or business conference with a client. Of course, this line of Acer laptops is priced somewhat higher than the Aspire line of laptops mentioned earlier. And yet, it is competitively-priced, certainly no more expensive than other high-level laptops or notebooks.
Acer, because it is such a big and important international manufacturer of laptops, also has two other portable computers on the market right now. The Acer Extensa and Acer Ferrari lines tend to be “a bit pricey,” but both are packed with vast arrays of business apps, along with personal and game applications that make them great to own … and to use.
So … if you’re in the market for a laptop or notebook – in any price range – consider Acer. Their products satisfy all of your laptop needs.