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    Default Acquiring The Best Business Laptop For Your Company

    The little notebook computer or laptop is tailor made for business.
    It's the perfect communication tool. It's the perfect record keeping
    tool. It's the perfect presentation tool. And if that wasn't enough,
    all of the above is neatly packaged into a small portable machine
    that can be taken anywhere and everywhere.

    For any size business, small to medium to jumbo, the notebook
    computer is fast becoming an essential tool for business.

    Savvy business people know acquiring the right tools is an important
    factor in determining the success or profitability of any company.
    Therefore, along with the regular outfitting of your company or
    business - equal consideration should be given to choosing your
    notebook computers.

    Business owners should be aware that notebook technology is changing at
    a blistering pace. Every two years or so, there is a whole new generation
    of notebooks and notebook technology to consider. Notebooks are getting
    smaller, faster, and better connected. They are also offering performance that
    is matching or almost matching their desktop rivals.

    Major reasons why, for the first time in history, notebook computers
    are outselling their bigger cousins - desktop computers. Business
    buying, no doubt, plays a significant role in all those sales. Large
    corporate organizations are buying notebooks for their companies, sales
    people and employees. It makes for a more competitive company in a very
    competitive world.

    But how do you pick a good business notebook computer? What's the criteria
    for judging a good machine? What's the right laptop or notebook for your
    company or sales staff?

    Here are some important factors any business should consider when buying
    a notebook computer or laptop for their company. General factors that
    determine a good business notebook. Consider these...

    Perhaps, the most significant factor and the main reason you're buying
    a notebook computer is portability. You can take it anywhere. You can
    take your records, reports, presentations or products where ever they
    need to be. For the business traveler or 'road warrior', the notebook
    computer is an essential tool for their business.

    When buying their notebook of choice, these 'road warriors' look
    at the portability of their notebook. Size and weight are very
    important. They want something that's light and small, yet powerful
    enough to do the job. They will probably look in the Ultra-Portable and
    Thin and Light classes of notebooks to make their choice.

    Notebooks in those categories are usually well under 5 pounds, around
    10 by 14 inches in size and approximately an inch thick. Small enough
    to throw in a briefcase or tuck comfortably under your arm. They won't
    drain your energy even if you have to lug it around all day!

    Battery Life
    You also have to look for a notebook computer that will last long
    enough to get the job done. You want sufficient battery life for those
    long plane trips. Fortunately, battery life is increasing, you can now get
    up to 5 or more hours on high quality notebooks. Buy the highest
    numbered cell battery, and buy any optional built-in battery extras
    that will increase battery life.

    You want something that's easy to connect to the Internet
    so connectivity is another important factor. Being in constant
    contact with all your employees can be a determining factor in your
    choice of notebooks. Communication is vital. Most high quality
    notebooks come with Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) connections,
    many have a tri-mode 802.11a/b/g wireless system.

    Some newer models, like the ****'s New Ultra-Portable **** VGN-T350P,
    are raising the bar - it has the world's first 'Built-in Cellular
    Modem'. You can use your cell phone to connect to the Internet. This may
    be a great advantage since finding a 'Hot Spot' in some parts of the world
    can still be difficult.

    You need to consider the performance level of your business computer.
    Can it handle all your company's demands, can it handle heavy graphics,
    charts, diagrams, spreadsheets, etc. Check out the RAM - higher RAM will be
    better for graphics and video. It's generally agreed that you need at least
    256MB for Windows XP and Mac OS X. You will only need 128MB for other
    operating systems in Windows or Mac.

    Most notebooks come with plenty of storage space, 60-80 GIG hard drives
    are common. External drives are also available if you need extra

    Other tasks may be important to your line of business. For example, if
    you need to take notes in the field, i.e. real estate agents, engineers,
    doctors or medical personel - then a slate or a convertible tablet
    may be a better choice for your company.

    This is important if you want a notebook for a lot of road work or
    business traveling. Your notebook should be sturdy or ruggerized to
    be able to take a good pounding. Many notebooks have some novel
    sturdiness features such as IBM's Active Protection System which is
    designed to protect the hard drive from falls and spills for those
    accident prone notebook users in your company.

    Living in today's world we need safeguards and security measures
    in place to protect your company records and files. Not to
    mention, to guard against the theft of your notebook computer itself.
    Along those same lines your notebook computer should have advanced
    security features. Many notebooks such as the IBM/Sonoma ThinkPad
    series include an integrated fingerprint scanner for biometric
    authentication that uses an Embedded Security Subsystem and Password

    At first glance this may seem like a superficial buying point - but
    not really. In today's business world, image or style does count and
    contribute to your button line. Sad but true! You want a notebook
    computer that matches the image of your company.

    There is one to fit your needs, you have a whole range of styles
    of notebooks to choose from, whether it be conservative black or
    blazing race car red. Most businesses are ultra-conservative (nature
    of the beast) and should pick a notebook along those conservative lines
    - other businesses may want to promote a *****er or cooler image
    such as in fashion, creative arts, music industry...

    Economy or Deluxe. Similar to the style, another major buying
    factor is price. You can go from inexpensive notebooks
    to luxury models. It all depends on your company's resources
    and the image you want to project.

    You can choose from the relatively inexpensive but very capable
    DELL notebooks...all the way up to notebook manufacturers like the
    UK based Rockdirect notebooks which offers upper end products that
    can be custom made to your specs. You can even choose your own color!

    Like any company purchase, especially if you're buying in bulk,
    getting a good special volume price may play a role in your choice
    of notebook. Always check with these notebook companies for a
    group or company order - you may be pleasantly surprised at the

    However, don't sacrifice performance for a special price, make sure
    the notebook computer you're buying has all the desired qualities:
    portability, performance, battery life, connectivity, security and style,
    - all the features you want in your company's notebook computer.
    If you consider all these factors, your next business notebook computer
    purchase should just be a little bit easier.

    There's no reason why you can't put this little modern workhorse to work
    for your business or company. Used properly, the business laptop can
    make for a well organized and cohesive work force that will pay big
    dividends down the road, delivering a great return on your initial

    Article By:Titus Hoskins


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    Lightbulb Re: Acquiring The Best Business Laptop For Your Company

    thank you man but the problem that this stuff is very small and very expensive I like my PC mor cues its fast cheep and serve me will

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    Default Re: Acquiring The Best Business Laptop For Your Company

    Acer is the right one for me. HP and Dell etc. also good, watch out for dell and Mac laptops though, just had the battery re-call thing.
    Best regards,

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    Default Re: Acquiring The Best Business Laptop For Your Company

    Two Dells here, batteries not part of that batch. Laws of probability.

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