The top rated laptops for 2012 have improved tremendously in nearly every element, especially in design, speed and weight. Laptops are now more stylish, quieter and lighter than ever before. Before choosing, it is important to consider what you need and want in a laptop. For example, if you are a college student studying photography, you will need a laptop that is able to hold a lot of data and smoothly run Photoshop and other editing programs. For this person, I would recommend the new MacBook Pro. It is important to make sure that you know what you’re looking for and narrow down your search by looking at the prices of the laptops.
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION) – Price $1,129.95
The new MacBook Pro is a beautifully designed laptop, built with an aluminum body to make it lighter, thinner and more durable. Its sleek silver polish and minimalistic design also make it a fashion accessory as well as a work machine. The new Macbook Pro comes with the following:
2.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM,
500 GB Hard Drive,
8x DVD/CD SuperDrive, LED-backlit Display,
Intel HD Graphics 3000,
Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
7 Hour Battery Life.
The new MacBook Pro is perfect for nearly anyone, from household moms who want to just surf the internet and check their emails to serious art students who need a laptop to run Photoshop or other editing software. The one drawback to the new MacBook Pro is that it is not really a gaming laptop. Gamers need laptops that place more emphasis on speed and video card capabilities. I would suggest checking out Dell computers for gaming laptops.
If you have only used PCs and are afraid of making the leap, I can assure you that I was in the same position, but now I am happy that I’ve made the jump to the Mac. I was able to learn all of its functions within a week and after having used it for more than two years, I can say that I have never gotten a single virus and I love how everything is so simple to use. The fact of never having used a Mac before should not deter you from trying one out. Once you own one, you’ll never want to go back to a PC again.
Toshiba Satellite L755-S5349 15.6-Inch Laptop – Price $499.99
The Toshiba Satellite is the best laptop you can get for under 500 dollars. Although it is not as slick and stylish as the MacBook Pro in terms of design, it is nothing to be sniffed at. The Toshiba Satellite comes with the following:
Intel Core i3-2330M Processor 2.2 GHz,
3MB L3 Cache
4GB DDR3 1333MHz (max 8GB),
640GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive
15.6′ diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT
LED display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
5.5 hour battery life
This is the perfect laptop for those looking for everything a regular desktop can provide without having to break the bank. Although the economy is set to improve for the year 2012, it is still best to save money and try to get products that are the best for their value. The only drawback to the Toshiba satellite is that it doesn’t have a backlit keyboard and is a bit bulkier and heavier than many of the competitor laptops out there.
Acer AC700-1099 Chromebook – Price $299.99
The Acer Chromebook is the future of laptops. It is small, compact, powerful and runs on the much praised and simple to use Google OS. This is the perfect laptop for college students or for those constantly going on business trips. Its 11.6′ HD display and 3.2 pound body makes it extremely portable. While the Acer Chromebook can’t fully replace a full feature PC or Mac it is ideal for those who simply need a machine to do simple tasks like browsing the internet, watching youtube videos, reading blogs and checking email. Since it runs on Google OS, it is also perfect for those who own and use Google applications. The Acer Chromebook includes the following:
LED-backlit LCD: (1366 x 768) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
Dual-core Intel® Processor
2GB DDR3 Memory
16GB Solid State Drive
1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam (1280 x 1024)
High-Definition Audio Support
2- USB 2.0 Ports
Oversized, Multi-touch Touchpad
6 hours of battery life
The List Goes On
If the laptops listed up are not your cup of tea and you want to look at wider selection of the top rated laptops for 2012, I suggest you check out the best sellers list at Amazon.com which is updated hourly.