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Do you know that a laptop is able to save up to 80% of electricity comparing to a desktop?

A typical desktop uses about 500 to 600 Watt Power Supply Unit.

Let’s take 600 Watt Power Supply Unit as example and assuming loading is about 80% for most of the time, the power used by a typical desktop is about 480W.

A notebook uses 60 to 65 Watt Power Adaptor, the max power will be to charge the battery and run the system.

Let’s say this laptop is used to replace the desktop, eliminating the usage of battery but just using Power Adaptor to run the laptop system. Assuming the loading is at 80% too for most of the time, the power used by a typical laptop will then be about 52W.

See the difference?
Using laptop can save you about 89% on the Power Charges as compared to desktop.

Did I mention the LCD Monitor of desktop requires additional Power Supply too?
The most a laptop can consume is only 65 Watt with LCD turned on.

Although a laptop consumes much lesser power comparing to desktop, the drawback of laptop is its performance.
As technology advances, an increasing number of better performance hardware are out in the market.
But as these hardware increase in performance, they require more Power Supply too.
This is why the perfect gaming machine is always a desktop and not laptop as performance is a limitation.
(Although this limitation has slowly be overcome as technology advances)

For the others who are not into gaming, why under utilize a desktop and paying more for electricity bills?
This is what many computer manufacturers see too.

More and more laptops are appearing in the market, of different sizes, designs and even performance.
With so many out there, how do we know which one really suits our needs and usages?

Many sites provide too much technical information and specification. However, what people really need is user friendly laptop reviews and not technical overview.

Mainly, there are 3 types of laptop in the market: Ultra-portable, Media and Gaming.

Nowadays, Ultra-portable laptops are gaining popularity as more Wireless Hotspots and even Surf Everything Services are being provided, and what people need is a portable solution comparing to the traditional bulky laptop. Ultra-portable is made for all normal needs like surfing the internet, checking of email and not any other processor-intensive activity like gaming.

As for media laptops, some of the key features include Wide Monitor, Quality Speaker, External Graphic Card, HD-DVD and HDMI In/Out. Unlike normal laptop, a media laptop is built more powerful for graphic intense process. Another feature you might notice, media laptop tends to have nicer and sleeker design.
The biggest drawback for most media laptop is the short battery life. As the monitor, speaker and graphic processor are specially made for media viewing it requires much more Power Supply compared to normal laptops.

A good example of media laptop is the Toshiba Qosmio laptop, perfect for every day usage. Providing it’s user with all the key features of media laptop, Toshiba Qosmio is also packed with powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 3GB RAM to ensure smooth usage. With Nvidia GeForce Graphic Card, it even makes basic 3D gaming possible.

Gaming laptops, on the other hand, are the most expensive among all laptops. By having the fastest CPU, large display, a quality graphic card and lots of RAM, it’s the best laptop in terms of performance when it’s used for gaming purpose. In short, a laptop with the power to match a gaming desktop when the competition involves advanced 3D graphics and fast frame rates.
But I’m sure you can guess, with such a power machine, battery life is definitely a limitation. Portability is also an issue with gaming laptops especially with its large display and heavy weight.

By understand these 3 different types of laptops, you should now be able to understand what type of laptop to look for that serves your purposes.

For those out there that has yet to fully understand the specification and how to look out for good specification laptops, here’s a very useful site to help you make your decision: Laptopical.com

It’s a place where you can find Informative Laptop News, Reviews and even Professional Opinion.
With its quick overview of pros and cons plus a full review of the laptop, it’s especially useful for not so technical people.

Integrated with a price guide and recommended place to buy, Laptopical.com really brings the convenience to all its readers.

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