Although smartphones and tablet computers get much of the attention these days, laptops are still more desirable for people who do a lot of typing or other heavy-duty tasks such as photo editing.
For most people, price tops the list of factors to consider when choosing a new laptop. You also have to consider processing speeds, storage and battery needs and figure out how much weight the person you’re shopping for will be willing to cart around.
And then there’s the operating system.
Are you shopping for someone who prefers Windows 8? If that’s the case, you’ll probably want to spring for a touch-screen model. You might even consider a two-in-one, which can switch back and forth between a laptop and a tablet. There are also Windows tablets with attachable keyboards to make them perform much like laptops.
Choices are more limited for fans of Macs or Google’s Chrome system, but the choices that are available are good ones.
Read more at: Phys.org