Kategori Pengguna : General-Purpose/Home Laptops
( kategori ini membolehkan anda memilih laptop yang mana anda boleh melakukan pelbagai task terhadap laptop anda. Anda boleh merasai bermain game, mendengar lagu, burning, dan sebagainya. Namun apa yang membezakannya dari yang lebih tinggi adalah kemampuannya dari segi multi-tasking.)
General-purpose laptops are a nice catch-all term for most mid-range, mainstream laptops. These systems are not off-the-charts in terms of style, components or pricing, but they're not barebones either. These systems are equally comfortable in the home, home office, or small business environment. They can competently browse the Web and do e-mail, and they're solid enough to let you archive your photos, play music and even watch movies. These laptops appeal to the broadest range of people.
User profile: Anyone
General-purpose laptops will appeal to those that want their laptop to compute efficiently yet don't want to spend extra money on features they won't use (like recording TV). You can still download music, watch videos, and archive photos, but what you care about most is the ability to perform serious office tasks, such as e-mail, spreadsheet work, and work on Word documents, and you want enough horsepower so your system doesn't get bogged down when doing more than one task simultaneously. You won't outgrow the general-purpose system in two years, like you could on some value systems, but you won't have to take out a second mortgage to buy one either.
What to expect: (Weights and Price)
Mid-range laptops are more price defined than weight defined. They tend to cost from (RM2,800-RM5,800, and they typically weigh between 1.8-2.8 kg.
What to look for: (Asas yang bersesuaian dengan harga laptop kategori ini)
Processor: Any processor, preferably dual core, will do at this point. Just make sure it's not an Intel Celeron or an AMD Sempron processor. These are set aside for cheap notebooks.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home is sufficient. Windows XP Professional is better. Some are even offering Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 or Vista Capable
Memory: 512 MB is a good amount, but dual core processors should be paired with 1GB.
Hard drive: With everyone going video and photo crazy lately, it's better to err on the larger side of the hard drive: Opt for 80GB and up.
Graphics Card: A mid-range card like the ATI Mobility Radeon X1300, the nVidia GeForce Go 7300, or even the new integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 or 950 GM is good enough. Make sure graphics memory is at least 128MB.
Optical Drive: A Dual layer, dual-format DVD/RW drive should be standard.
Display: Expect 14.1- and 15.4-inch widescreens.
Ports/Slots: You'll find at least three USB ports. A multi-format media card reader, a Firewire port, S-Video and VGA-Out port should all come standard. Choose wisely between an Express Card Slot and PC Card slot. You might have legacy PC Cards that will not be compatible with ExpressCard Slots.
Extras: Check out the software bundles। Any productivity software (that's not a trial version) will add value to your system.
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