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Take Life on the Go with a Laptop

For life on the go, a laptop can keep up with your demands wherever you are. With the functionality of a desktop computer packed into a portable device, a laptop lets you connect to the web, watch movies, play games, edit photos and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a standard laptop, hybrid laptop or Ultrabook, Best Buy has a wide selection from ASUS, Samsung, HP, Toshiba and Apple to suit your needs.


The processor is the brain of the laptop, interpreting and performing all its commands. Intel and AMD both make processors that are tailor-made for different needs — from basic tasks like sending emails to demanding ones like 3D games. To ensure you’ve got the right processor for your needs, consider individual specs like number of cores, overclockability and speed.

Screen Size and Resolution

Size matters when it comes to laptops. A larger screen will likely make the device heavier but will give you plenty of room to work and play. A smaller screen size will make it lighter and more compact, perfect for taking on the go. Most laptops have a screen resolution of at least HD 720p (1280 x 720), but to make the most of your entertainment, Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution is ideal.

Ultrabooks and Sleekbooks

Coined by Intel, Ultrabooks are essentially thin and lightweight laptops with high performance that’ll breeze through a variety of tasks. Because of their slimness, they’re not usually equipped with extras like optical drives, but offer ultraportability for those on the go. Windows 8 touchscreen Ultrabooks feature the touch capabilities of a tablet, so you can swipe, tap and pinch your way through pages. Ultrathin laptops like HP’s Sleekbook boast the super-slim design of an Ultrabook but have slightly different specs to a true Ultrabook.

Convertible and Hybrid Laptops

A convertible or hybrid laptop combines the functionality of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet. Equipped with both a touchscreen and a keyboard, a convertible laptop can transform from laptop to tablet in various ways — by folding back, rotating or detaching the screen, depending on the model. This two-in-one combo is perfect when you want both a laptop and a tablet without having to buy two separate devices.

Want more info? Check out some of our resources:

Laptop Buying Guide
Ultrabook Buying Guide
Plug-in Blog: The Ultra-coolest Ultrabooks
Plug-in Blog: What you need to know about Ultrabooks
Best Buy Showcase: HP laptops power up with AMD