Friday, June 24, 2011

Top 5 Powerful Yet Portable Laptops

These laptops are portable which means that you can carry them around without much difficulty. They can also handle just about anything you throw at them. Here is a quick overview of top 5 portable powerhouses.

Toshiba Portege R700-185
With its 13.3 inch display, the Toshiba Portege R700-185 isn’t much bigger than an ultraportable laptop. Nonetheless this little machine packs a first generation Intel Core i7 processor (2.66GHz Intel Core i7-620M dual core processor) under its hood. The notebook comes standard with 4GB of RAM and a speedy 128GB SSD. The 13.3 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels display is crisp and vibrant. On the flip side, it doesn’t have a discrete graphics option.

The Intel integrated graphics that come standard with the laptop has difficulty handling graphically demanding tasks. On the bright side, the notebook gets excellent battery life. According to the product page, it will get up to 8 hours of battery life.

HP Envy 14-1195EA Beats
The HP Envy 14-1195EA is an extremely attractive laptop. The biggest selling point of this Beats Edition notebook is its beefed-up sound system. The HP Envy 14 has a 14 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a 1.6Ghz Intel Core i7 720 quad core processor which has enough power to handle everything you throw at it. The graphics department is handled by the Radeon HD 5650.

The HP Envy 14-1195EA is not entirely without faults, though. While the 14 inch display is backed by some nifty graphics software, it doesn’t have a full HD resolution. It will reportedly get up to 6 hours of battery life which isn’t bad for a laptop of its size.

Dell XPS 15
The Dell XPS 15 wouldn’t win many awards in the looks department, but it has exceptionally good specs and delivers stunning performance. The aluminum clad laptop has a second generation Intel Core i5 2410M processor and NVIDIA GTX 252M discrete graphics. The 15.6 inch display has a full HD resolution which is complemented by capable graphics and a Blu-ray drive. The laptop will reportedly get up to 9 hours of battery life.

MacBook Pro 15 inch

This one is expensive, but if that is not an issue this is the laptop you will want to buy. The 15 inch MacBook Pro has an extremely attractive aluminum shell. Under the hood it sports an Intel Core i7 2720QM processor and AMD Radeon HD 6490M discrete graphics. Other features include a nice keyboard and a remarkably good operating system. Yes, it is costly, but you get what you are paying for.

The Sony Vaio brand is synonymous with style. This model is no different. The VAIO EB4X0E has a 15.5 inch full HD display and a Blu-ray drive that makes proper use it. There is a full size keyboard. This VAIO has a first generation Intel Core i5 processor. It is the slowest of the five models, but it does have enough power to handle most tasks.

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