5 Laptops To Be On The Lookout For In 2013

3 April 2013

According to Moore’s Law, electronics seem to have a lifespan of 2 years. This is not due to malfunction, but because something better appears before your return policy is even outdated. This includes your laptop as well. 2013 has shown that laptop-table hybrids are the new up and coming technology. The hybrids combine the laptop and the tablet into one. This means consumers can save money, time, and have the convenience of only one device when on the go. Here are the top five laptops to be on the lookout for in 2013.

Lenovo Yoga 13


 Lenovo Yoga 13 has a  unique design and powerful specs. It has a full version of Windows 8 operating system, four positions and the ability to tilt 360 degrees. Lenovo is making the transition from a laptop to a tablet easy. This is equipped with 256GB SSD hard drive, 8GB of RAM, and 8 hours of battery life.

Asus Taichi

Asus Taichi has a successful Android tablet series called the Transformer Pad. The keyboards make an easy conversion to a laptop. The Taichi has a full version of Windows 8 and is a high quality hybrid. It has a great HD display, comes with an Intel Core processor, 4GB of RAM, and you can get up to 256GB SSD hard drive.

Microsoft Surface Pro

The Microsoft Surface Pro is a more powerful version of Microsoft’s Surface RT released in 2012. This version runs with a Core i5 processor, comes with either 64GB or 128GB of storage, has a high HD resolution, and supports 10-point multitouch. This is ideal for designers because of it’s full digitizer and Palm Block technology. Of course, it’s operating system is Windows 8.

Sony Vaio Duo 11

The Sony Vaio Duo 11 has an 11.6 inch HD display that at first glance is a tablet, but the display slides up to unmask the full keyboard, converting it into a laptop. It has Intel Core technology, 8GB of RAM, and Windows 8 OS. Sony’s Vaio Duo offers one of the best screens of the hybrids offering a 1920×1080 pixel panel supported with Sony’s OptiContrast technology.

Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro

The Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro also has an 11.6 inch HD display. You can choose from the Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. It has 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD hard drive, and Windows 8 OS. This is a small hybrid packing a punch handling seven hours of run-time. This is a fast and easy to operate touch screen, that works just as well as your desktop PC.

So whether it’s your first laptop or a replacement there are some things to consider. Set a budget for yourself. Next determine the size and your portability needs. Determine the type of display you need and this will based upon your usage of the laptop. For example, some may need an advanced LED display or a 3-D display for graphics art design, films, or gaming. Consider your battery lifespan. The more hardware on your system the shorter the battery life. And finally, choose a brand name you trust and have researched proper product reviews. 

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