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.
Here are the top 10 best selling laptop products based on the purchases of Amazon customers. We have also managed to publish the starting and discounted price of the laptop computers.
Please note that these positions may vary on other days.
1. HP G4-1207NR 14-Inch Laptop
List Price: $499.99
You Save: $00.00 (0%)
2. Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)
List Price: $1,199.00
You Save: $101.00 (8%)
3. Toshiba Satellite L755-S5349 15.6-Inch LED Laptop - Fusion Finish in Matrix Silver - Fusion Finish in Matrix Silver
List Price: $629.99
You Save: $130.00 (21%)
4. Apple MacBook Air MC968LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)
List Price: $999.00
You Save: $101.00 (10%)
5. Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5336 15.6-Inch Laptop - Black
List Price: $429.99
You Save: $80.09 (19%)
6. ASUS A53E-XA2 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop - Black
List Price: $679.99
You Save: $200.00 (29%)
7. Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5363 15.6-Inch LED Laptop - Fusion Finish in Matrix Silver
List Price: $529.99
You Save: $60.00 (11%)
8. Toshiba Satellite R845-S85 14.0-Inch LED Laptop - Graphite Blue Metallic with Line Pattern
List Price: $849.99
You Save: $102.17 (12%)
9. Toshiba Satellite L735-S3375 13.3-Inch Laptop
List Price: $629.99
You Save: $00.00 (0%)
10. Sony VAIO EJ2 Series VPCEJ28FX/B 17.3-Inch Laptop - Charcoal Black
List Price: $799.99
You Save: $113.97 (14%)
Takeaway: Consumers can now buy Sony Tablet S, the entertainment tablet PC from their desired store “Best Buy”.
Best Buy advertised the 16 GB Sony Tablet S veiled on 20th page of the flyer booklet this week, and announcing the fact that much-hyped Sony tablet pc has arrived in America, however question remains, will consumers be buying one? Priced at $499.99, Sony Tablet S is already available in stores throughout the country.
As per the Best Buy flyer, you can expect the following from your local store:
Display: 9.4” touch-screen display at 1280*800
Operating System: Android Honeycomb 3.2 with Sony’s own interface plus access to Android Market for tons of Android Apps
PlayStation Certified: Preloaded with PlayStation 1 titles like Pinball Heros and Crash Bandicoot
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared, DNLA etc. So it can share content with compatible televisions and audio systems
CPU: Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
16 GB for $499.99 & 32 GB for $599.99
Best Buy is also selling the S’ Cradle to use your Sony tablet PC as a digital clock, photo frame or a widget. You can also use this cradle to recharge tablet battery as well. Bundle your S’ Cradle purchase with the Zagg Invisible Shield for the Tablet S for only $54.98, however you can also buy them individually. The selling price for S’ Cradle is $39.99.
So what are you waiting for? Wear your shopping shoes, get to the local Best Buy store and try one of the much-talked about Sony Tablet S tablet PCs and let us know if they are worth a try. Their certified PlayStation feature, an anti-iPad shape and desire to control home-entertainment system are quite tempting of options for me to get to a local Best Buy!
There seems to be a brand new tablet pc announced every month, as manufacturers run to take advantage of publicity showered on the Apple iPad 2. Since we couldn’t keep track of every tablet laptop launched, we've gathered a list and overview of the tablet market.
Apple iPad: By selling million plus iPad’s within first few weeks of the launch, Apple iPad has proved its supremacy in the world of tablet pc. Of course, the initial tablet version had drawbacks; however we can't really deny the fact that millions were bought at the staggering rate.
iPad is easy to use and, has a wide range of exciting games with web apps which are considered as some of the powerful aspects. iPad 2 comes with two cameras, one in the front & other at the back, quality media playing and notable ebook reading ability. Apple is also using a common operating system called iOS in all the popular products; iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Android tablet pc: Available in different sizes from over dozens of manufacturers, these tablets run on Google's operating system, known as Android. Android tablets offer a lot of options, if you don’t really like Apple’s iPad for any given reason. Popular example is of Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
Windows tablet pc: These tablet pcs have continued to develop and perk up since 90s, and have been running on Microsoft Windows operating system. If you are looking for something between a laptop and a smartphone, however with a laptops experience, these windows based pc-tablets are the best you can get in the market today. You can also use physical keyboards hidden behind the touch screen of these elegant convertible tablet pcs.
Various other tablet pcs: Most of the tablet manufacturers are using Microsoft Windows or Google Android as the operating system on their products; however some companies are trying to imitate Apple iPad by starting from zero to build a new tablet pc that may turn out to be important brands in the near future.
Apparently, if you're a huge fan of Palm WebOS (bought by HP) or the BlackBerry, you would know that the two highest-flying examples of these are HP's WebOS-based tablet pc and Blackberry Playbook from RIM. Even then, these tablet computers will take quite some time to gear up to the level of competition from Apple iPad and various other notable tablets being offered in the market.
E-book readers: They were once simple tablet computers with screen sizes ranging between 5-10 inches, and can be used to read e-books, e-newspapers and e-magazines. Common examples are Amazon Kindle from Amazon; Barnes & Noble came out with Nook Color, and Sony’s very own Sony Reader.
In addition to new technological advances and features, they embrace all or most of the qualities of conventional e-book readers (e-ink screen, black & white contrast, ebook stores etc) for long reading sessions and are quite in-expensive.
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.
Businessmen and women who leave the office frequently require the use of a dependable laptop or notebook. If you’re one of those people, you already know that the choices available to you are substantial, Sony VAIO is one such, top of the line, choice.
There are lots of manufacturers offering top-quality laptops to consumers worldwide. In fact, it’s fair to say that the market is cluttered or, if you prefer, “flooded” … lots and lots of choices.
So, how do you “separate the wheat from the chaff” and choose the best laptop/notebook for your needs? You can start by placing your trust in manufacturers with whom you have prior experience. A company like Sony, for example, is well known for the excellence of its TVs … its musical equipment … its other electronic products and, of course its laptops/notebooks.
In fact, Sony has long been at or near the “top of the heap” of manufacturers worldwide when it comes to advanced and reliable consumer electronic products. As such, it’s easy to consider a Sony laptop/notebook over similar products from other well-known manufacturers.
Sony’s current signature laptop or notebook is the VAIO.
Sleek, trim, elegant and extremely lightweight, this top-of-the-line laptop/notebook looks great and performs even better. Ideally-suited for business people and professionals who travel a lot – and work on the road – it includes numerous business applications and is easy-to-use.
As you might expect from a Sony product, this portable laptop/notebook has a stable and comfortable keyboard … a bright, high-quality display … batteries that last a long time before needing to be replaced … and the look of quality – just what you’d expect from one of the world’s top manufacturers.
That’s lots of positives. You may be asking yourself the following question: is there a negative? Is there anything about the Sony Vaiothat makes it less than “a good buy?” And the answer to that question is … perhaps. Here’s why: the Sony VAIO features a hefty price tag. Yes … it’s expensive. But, it’s also a quality electronic computer.
The question you have to ask yourself and answer is this: is it worth the extra money I’ll need to spend to purchase a Sony VAIO? It may be because this Sony product is, as noted earlier, reliable and ideal for businesspeople on-the-go. If, for example, your employer is willing to pay the higher price that Sony charges for this superior laptop/notebook then it is a portable pc that you should absolutely consider.
It’s that good … that dependable … that sleek and stylish … that durable – the perfect “pc traveling companion” for you … a machine that will last and last and last.
Of course, if you prefer to spend less, there are many other fine manufacturers offering very good to excellent laptops/notebooks that won’t cost as much as a Sony VAIO.
You are likely to be familiar with some of these other manufacturers … certain to trust their products, as well. And, if you opt to buy a laptop/notebook from a Sony competitor, you’re sure to be pleased with what you get.
But, if you are willing to “spend a little extra,” consider Sony … think VAIO. You won’t be disappointed.