The choices of mobile computing for SOHO users (part 1)

3/22/2012 4:55:51 PM

The choices of mobile computing for SOHO users (part 1)

Although the first real digital computers weighted several tons and accounted for nearly the whole room, right from the beginning, scientists dreamed of making a portable laptop which was possible. Nevertheless, any succeed form would have to wait until 1970 decade, when the zooming-out techniques were good enough to allow the suitable components to be stuffed into a mobile cabinet.   

Laptop which was the first to stand strong on its own feet in commercial field was IBM 5100, first displayed in 1975. Its size was as big as a suitcase and its real “pullable system” weighted more than 50 pounds including a 5-inch screen, an integrated keyboard and 64KB RAM.

Quickly followed by laptops from Osborne (Osborne 1 was based on CP/M) and Compaq (Compaq Portable has an ability to be compatible with IBM in 1982), the race was continued to create a real laptop or a portable computer. The race was believed to honor its winner - GRiD Systems in 1982, with the illustration of GRiD Compass, which was the first commercially successful laptop using clamshell case as we are now familiar with. The computer had monopoly operating system, CPU 8MHz, 256KB RAM, 6-inch screen, and the optional 5.25-inch dual floppy drive. Its retail price was $8,000 USD, which made it be out of reach for consumers in spite of its popularity to NASA and other governmental offices.

A wild range of laptops


After 30 years, your choices of mobile computing equipments become much more various. With a little amount of money, you can purchase such a powerful and well-designed laptops which you have never ever dreamt of having from the early times. Although you are running a small enterprise, or you are working for a big corporation, or you are still a student, you can possibly find a perfect laptop system and we can help you.

The first thing needed to consider is exerting a bit structure upon your huge matrix choices by confirming some terminologies and explaining the differences between many kinds of laptops. (By the way, please pay attention to the fact that although we used to differentiate terms based on computer sizes, the portable computers in this time are so small and light that a majority of us are confused when we call “laptop” or  “netbook”.

Because a majority of laptops and look-alike-laptop computers look similar, it is better to establish the classification of laptops based on functions in stead of appearance, one best way of approaching to check out laptop families.

Laptops will replace desktop computers

They are powerful engines of the portable world providing energy and functions as great as a large number of desktop systems (And they are stronger than the power and functions that the desktop systems which were used several years ago provided). Such kinds of machines have residual capability to host heavy applications, as well as the suite of professional video editing like Avid Studio ($169,99 USD). Naturally, we have no problem in catching up with business-related activities requiring the ability to process such as video transmission, printing office, manipulating graphics, and office application suite. Most computers with this size have a DVD burner / CD-ROM as a standard equipment, with disk drivers and Bluray recorder as popular options. (In general, such kinds of systems can become competitive game playing computers; although some gaming performance can depend on the types of graphics cards going along with the machine as well as processor power and storage). A good example of a laptop replacing desktop is Lifebook E751 made from Fujitsu. It can be configured with mobile processors named Intel Core i7 running  at 2.7GHz, up to 8GB RAM, and hardware of 500GB 7.200rpm, E751 weighted around 5,5 pound. 6-cell battery is consider to be good which can last up to 7 hours or more (with stronger battery options are available, and sensors embedded biometric fingerprint options are also available. The system has 15.6-inch HD LCD available with dimming capabilityi. The starting price is $949 USD depending on configuration.

E751 provides quite a lot of power replacing desktop in an easy portable system, but there are also other systems powerful enough to replace desktop system. For example, Lenovo provided ThinhPad T520 (starting at $1.275 USD, a durable and sturdy system which can be configured with mobile processors Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, storage of  500GB, 15.6-inch screen.

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