Ultrabooks VS Laptops – Which Is Better?


Most already know that a good laptop is a really great asset in today’s fast moving world, especially if you want to do work any-time and anywhere. However, whether it is better to own an ultrabook or a simple laptop, is mostly a question of what kind of work you do. It is also important to remember that your budget will greatly influence what you can buy, but you should also consider the fact that not every laptop, or ultrabook, offer a great price to performance ratio. It is always a good idea to research before you buy one, so that you can ensure that you purchase the best one.

How long will it last?

Perhaps the biggest issue with any portable computer is the question of how long will the battery last, even though there are certain brands which excel in making batteries.  Some are extremely durable, it is worth to note that Acer laptops as well as Asus offer great deals on their batteries which can last quite long. However, in general it is expected that ultrabooks will perform better on a battery test as they were designed to last longer and to be stronger; in the long run, even an extra hour of battery life will be an important factor when deciding whether to buy an ultrabook or a laptop.

Better performance

It is expected from ultrabooks to have better performance and to pack more power, and for most it is true. However, some are surprisingly well put together, and for the price you have to pay, you get an even better deal. However, power means nothing if it is not durable; Toshiba ultrabooks offer great durability with amazing power inside of them. Unfortunately, in some cases branded machines will cost a bit more, and some will have to settle for less powerful models. However, it is possible to find the golden middle line to find one which will best suit your needs.

Question of storage

Most utlrabooks will pack a combination of regular HDD together with SSD technology, which means that utlrabooks, such as MSI and Dell can offer more storage power with their more extreme and powerful gaming platforms. However, be aware that SSD will drastically raise the price of any ultrabook, but it also means that you will be able to increase your productivity and efficiency that much. Nevertheless, certain ultrabooks are packed with many features that will enable you to better utilize the power and the storage you have onboard; but make sure to keep it well cooled, so it does not overheat.

Which is better?

In the end, it all boils down to what your needs require and how you can meet halfway with your budget and with the performance offered. Although utlrabooks offer more power and performance, it is not always the best choice if you have simpler work to do; but if you need serious computing power and to rendering possibilities, then it is the greatest choice you can make. Moreover, laptops can offer great deals as well, but at lower performance levels, which is not bad at all, but you will be limited when have to do some serious work. Do not go for the most expensive gear either, it will not always be the best.

Author Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He currently works with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a co-author on several technology websites.

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