Laptop ratings and reviews are the most helpful in deciding the good laptops or the notebooks. There are many ratings and reviews available on web sites and computer magazines. But one must check weather the ratings given are based on actual facts and good characteristics like reliability, performance, price, service and support, portability, upgradeable and of course the need of the user.
Many web sites and magazines offers rating as the publicity stunt and merely for there business purpose. Ratings should be based on the varied categories and complete variants available in the market. Some ratings include models which have come in market recently, though they give ratings on them. There experts use those models only for a week or two and give the ratings. So, one must wait to get the rating on the latest models.
The best laptop ratings come from the actual users and forums on which the owner submitted there reviews about the products. Ratings must be given by taking proper feedback from the current users. Also one must think, from which user you are taking your ratings and reviews as the user must be of different habits and working situations than yours. Once you decide on which type of laptop you want locate the best dealer and check for the actual price. Also check for real, all the features of model which is having good ratings are provided by the company. Most of the time, ratings are given on the ‘features’ factor and the same model do not come with the same features stated in that rating. Many a times it may happen that models which are available in market are not included in the rating list.
The main categories for the ratings are budget or low edition, professional and gaming.
In low or budget rating system the main factors are price and durability.
Sony VAIO VGN-N365EB Laptop - 2 GHz Intel Core Duo T2450,
1 GB DDR2 RAM, 15.4 in Widescreen Display
HP Pavilion dv6426us Laptop - 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo T2450, 1 GB RAM,
15” WXGA display.
In professional rating system the memory size and good display is important.
Apple iBook G4 Laptop - 1.4 GHz PowerPC G4, Mac OS X, Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger,
60 GB Hard Drive, 14.1 in - XGA Monitor
Sony Vaio VGN-FS640/W Laptop - 1.6 GHz Pentium M, XP Home, 80 GB HD,
15.4 in - WXGA Monitor, Weighs: 6.28 lbs
For the series gamers and entertainment the high end configuration and the wide display is important factor.
Toshiba Satellite P15-S479 Laptop - 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, XP Media Center Edition,
60 GB HD, ATI Redon Graphics card
Dell XPS M170 laptop - XP Media Center Edition; 2.26GHz Pentium M-780; 1GB