Hover over the overflowing desktops, the flexible laptop is here, and it’s here to stay! For some time, laptops have overtaken their aging desktop PC siblings, easily winning the Olympic gold medal in computer sales. We will illustrate how the PVP effect has greatly contributed to the increase in the popularity of laptops.
First, it may be obvious, but people buy laptops because they can take them everywhere. Office workers no longer need to be confined to their cloister cells. Instead, these statistical tables and data reports can be compiled on a train, in the comfort of an armchair or even on the beach! Portability is synonymous with flexibility, but alas, this has not always been the case. Today’s ultra-portable laptops have made their way from the bulky sewing machine-sized machines of the late 70s and early 80s. Indeed, one of the earliest laptops was built by IBM, and this machine (IBM 5100) weighed 50 pounds! Today’s hallway warriors would have a hard time carrying this puppy from meeting to meeting, unless of course they’ve been on an intensive dose of steroids 🙂
In the 1970s, the aforementioned IBM 5100 would have cost you $ 20,000. Today, a high-end IBM Thinkpad can be purchased for around $ 3,000. Cheaper Thinkpads can often be obtained for well under a thousand dollars, especially if you don’t mind buying a used or refurbished model.
Many laptops today are equipped with Centrino processors that provide superb performance and improved battery life. What does Centrino hear you asking? Well, that’s Intel’s name for their new laptop technology that combines their Pentium M processor, the 855 chipset and the 802.11 Intel PRO / Wireless 2100 Wi-Fi network interface. Laptops equipped with these processors are generally lighter due to the smaller components used.
Combine this attractive feature with wireless network technology and you have a powerful technology package. Wi-Fi is short for Wireless Fidelity and its use is increasing rapidly among home users, office workers and even coffee shops. If you enter Wi-Fi zones with a properly equipped laptop, you can access broadband internet.[ad_2]
Source by Tom Fox