Multimedia laptops are versatile, high-performance machines capable of handling gaming, movies, web browsing, specialized programs like Photoshop, and other applications. They are designed to be portable, though they are large enough to contain drives and accessories for many tasks. Most computers considered to be multimedia laptops fall in a mid-range of size, weight, and screen size.
Choosing a multimedia laptop could be a cumbersome job for anyone as there are too many brands that are available in the market with many different features. These days even most of the brands have different laptops in different price range to suit every pocket. One has to do a lot of research while finalizing on one. With so many options and with the introduction of tablets in the decision making process, finding the best laptop to match your needs can be a challenge.
Here’s a cool video which I found on picking up the right laptop according to one’s needs.
This video however shows different Sony Vaio laptop categories, but you can anyways check for other brands while you’re in the process of finalizing the laptop.
What makes a good multimedia laptop?
Fast performance: You don’t want time lags or jerky pictures ruining 3D games or high definition (HD) films. For that you’ll want a powerful processor – ideally a minimum of Intel’s Core i5 processor or AMD’s Athlon II range. At least 6GB of Ram should speed things up further. Ram is your laptop’s short-term memory and ensures your laptop doesn’t grind to a halt when running multiple programs at once.
Separate graphics card: A separate graphics card will give graphics performance a boost compared to using the built-in graphics that come with the processor. Look out for Nvidia and ATI graphics cards with their own dedicated memory.
Good sound quality: This doesn’t necessarily mean looking for branded audio link ups with laptop manufacturers, though we have seen some improvement in the quality of these recently.
High resolution display: Look for a minimum 1,600 x 900 resolution screens that should make whatever you’re watching look crisp and sharp.
Blu-ray drive: A Blu-ray reader or writer is often an option you can upgrade to on a laptop if you are buying direct from the manufacturer, an essential for avid film fans.
Hope this post would help you in selecting the laptop as per your needs. Remember there’s no best laptop in the market, but there would be the one which is a perfect fit basis your requirements.