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How do I Choose the Best Business Notebook?

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  • Written By: Ken Black
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 31 July 2017
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Choosing the best business notebook computer involves looking at the primary uses of the system and, in many cases, what is most compatible with what already is in the system. Understanding a few simple concepts will go a long way toward helping make the most appropriate decision. Communication capabilities, software and operating platforms will all play a role. However, those buying business notebooks will also have more traditional concerns, such as weight and size.

The first consideration for a business notebook should be the operating system, if the company has a network. In most cases, logging on to a network with Apple workstations will not be much different than one with Windows-based workstations. In fact, the network can usually facilitate communication between the two operating systems so that files can still be shared. However, the most seamless operation will be with computers of the same operating systems.

Another consideration is making sure the business notebook is network ready. Most modern notebook computers come with wireless connectivity. This is true of both the PC notebook and Macintosh versions. However, it is always a good idea to check. Some may only offer wireless network capabilities. Others will have connections for wired networks. For those who need a business notebook to use on a network, this can be very important.

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To get the most use out of a business notebook when on the road, it is best to choose one as mobile as possible. This mobility will not only include being able to carry the notebook from place to place easily, it will also include battery life. Some business notebook models will offer extended, or extra capacity batteries. This is something many business people prefer.

The business notebook should also be powerful enough to handle any software required in the daily performance of the individual's job. In some cases, where the software will require a substantial use of the computer's resources, this may require a much more powerful machine than the low-end models will provide. Therefore, make sure the any notebook for business use has the hardware requirements needed for all software applications that will be in use. The most important components are usually memory and processor speed.

Also, before buying any business notebook, do as much research as possible on all the models in the price range. Read reviews on specific models in order to find out what other users have experienced. It may help the user in the decision-making process. Computer reviews are readily available from many Internet sites.

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