TechSpot Poll: Besides performance, what do you consider most important in a laptop?

By on May 21, 2008, 9:48 AM
Being this a site that caters primarily to gamers and the technology enthusiast crowd, it's probably safe to assume that many of you will undoubtedly choose a desktop when buying / building a new computer as it provides more flexibility for upgrading it later. It’s no secret, however, that the PC industry is increasingly shifting away from desktop machines and towards portable computers – with the latter becoming more and more suitable for demanding tasks such as gaming.

If you’ve ever shopped for a notebook, you know that the factors to consider go far beyond performance. With so many choices available on the market today from the recently popularized sub-notebooks to the more powerful desktop replacements, what we want to know in our latest poll is: Besides performance, what do you consider most important in a laptop? You can vote here.

As for our previous poll, we asked our readers whether they would get a Blu-ray player now that HD DVD is dead. The results were somewhat divided with the majority of voters saying they wouldn’t get a Blu-ray player, but only a few chose to go the digital download route. Meanwhile, almost half of the respondents claimed they already own or plan to buy either a stand-alone or PS3 Blu-ray player. Check the image below for the rest of the poll results.





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sngx1275 said:
I haven't been in the market for a new notebook recently, but one thing on the poll that I consider very important is screen resolution. I don't particularly like the 17" notebooks because they are too big, 15" is the absolute max I would use as an actual notebook. My current 15" has a resolution of 1440x960. 1440x900 is about the absolute minimum I would purchase now. A big reason I didn't jump on the EeePC and other ultra portable bandwagon is because they have a horrible screen resolution, most web pages now won't display properly, and if that is going to happen you might as well just use something like an iPhone.
mut80r said:
Battery life. Network range.As for screen resolution: 1280x800 on a 15.4" screen here, Alienware m5500.
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