When considering what laptop PC is most suitable for your needs it is obviously of paramount importance to know exactly where and how the laptop will be used. For example it is no use buying an ultraportable, ultradurable laptop if it is going to sit in a docking station 99.9% of the time. For round the clock, desk based operability you can sacrifice weight and size by looking at larger, heavier laptops. Those with bigger disk drives and 17" to 21" screens. As such, because you aren’t in need of smaller more sophisticated shock resistant technologies you will have greater budgetary flexibility to buy a device with better processing power, memory, connectivity and storage.
Alternatively, for users with portability requirements it is no use buying a cumbersome, heavy laptop with a gargantuan screen and hard disk drive if you want something to operate on the move. Instead you want to be looking at slender laptops or even tablet PC’s. You don’t want to be burdened by a screen any bigger than 15" and you need a lightweight build to allow for greater flexibility of use.
Be vigilant when looking at laptops that offer fantastic portability. The very fact that they are so lightweight means there will have been a trade-off during the build process. Small laptops are designed to deliver real time responsiveness, wireless communications and comfortable use on the go. So something has to give and as the hard disk and optical drive carry the most weight in compact PC architecture they are the components that are most likely compromised. Sometimes it is the battery or power adaptor but by and large manufacturers meet portability requirements by installing smaller hard disk drives and by omitting an optical drive entirely.