Looking for a cheap laptop? Few people need to spend thousands of dollars on a top-of-the-line model when inexpensive refurbished laptops and notebooks can be used for word processing, checking email, playing CDs, listening to music, writing letters, and surfing the web. You can save a lot of money by getting great deals on a selection of cheap laptops and refurbished laptops.
One of the main reasons people buy laptops is because they can take them anywhere – on the bus or train, even the beach! If you like to be on the move, a laptop or notebook is for you.
Deals on cheap laptops
There are some fantastic laptop deals that can be discovered online and checked out on this website that many branded retailers don’t want you to know about. They want you to buy new high end products that cost thousands of dollars. These expensive models with Athlon 64 or Centrino processors are not what many computer users require. However, sometimes an expensive high performance machine is required for business use or advanced gaming. Maybe you need a fast processor, a spacious hard drive, and more RAM. Don’t worry, this website has excellent models reviewed at both ends of the price spectrum.
We’ve discovered some real bargains on refurbished laptops that were at the top of the list months ago. In the articles available here, you will find prices and reviews of laptops from brands such as Compaq, Dell, IBM, Fujitsu, Sony and Toshiba, as well as information on other lesser-known manufacturers such as Northgate.
Looking for a discount? Then you will find that the lowest prices are usually for used, refurbished or factory refurbished laptops. These models are laptops that have been rigorously tested by the computer manufacturer. Laptop components are fully inspected and come with warranty and guarantee.
You won’t be buying high-end laptops, but need a Pentium 4 processor for checking email, word processing, creating spreadsheets and browsing the web? The range of laptop reviews available on this site should help you make an informed choice.
The benefits of owning a laptop
- Portability – Use on the train, the bus, the beach almost anywhere!
- Flexibility – If you are a student, you can complete a task without being tied to a desk.
- Adaptability – Use your laptop to browse the web, listen to music, watch DVDs or as a word processor!
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History of the laptop computer
Much of the performance and capabilities of modern notebooks and notebooks are owed to American technology visionary Alan Kay. Kay envisioned a laptop-sized portable computer, which he called the Dynabook, that would have wireless networking capabilities, excellent color graphics, and tremendous computing power.
Alan convinced the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center to fund a lab to work on his vision. In the end, he put together the best Dynabook hardware prototype he could handle with the available technology. The result was the “Alto”, which had a bitmap display, mouse and network connection and could be considered the prototype of a modern workstation. He also set about designing software to make everything usable.
He chose school children as his test audience and conducted a series of evaluations and experiments, followed by analysis of people who actually use the system. The result was Smalltalk, which was used with the new Xerox Star computer, which unfortunately turned out to be a commercial failure.
The pioneering 5100 weighed 50 pounds and was available in 12 models that varied in memory from 16kb to 64kb. Prices for these machines climbed to nearly $20,000, but just 6 months after its introduction, the IBM 5100 was discontinued. Perhaps the first true portable computer was designed in 1979 by William Muggeridge of Grid Systems Corp. One of these 340,000 bubble memory machines was recently auctioned for $800.00. In 1981, Adam Osborne released the first commercially successful portable computer, the Osborne 1. This machine came with its own software and operating system, had a keyboard, two floppy disk drives, and a very small screen, barely 5 inches wide.