Best Laptops

Computer is one of mankind’s greatest inventions and it may continue to be used as long as the humanity exists. It never occurred to us that something would ever replace computers. In the last decades of the twentieth century, portability in the computing world started to become a focus and only in 1990’s laptops are found to offer a few added benefits not available on desktops and larger computing machines. Laptops are already commonplace in the end of 2012 and just about anyone knows how to use it. With latest mobile processors, laptops are powerful enough to replace desktops, except for highly technical tasks and intense 3D gaming. In general, laptops allow you to work much faster and much more productive.

But, times have changed and in 2013, laptops sales will be challenged by tablet PCs rocking powerful quad-core processors, 2GB of RAM and more importantly, a full desktop OS with optimized touch-based interface, the Windows 8. Capable of running the original Microsoft Office and other standard Windows software, we’ll have a powerful, versatile machine, even more portable than laptops.

However, laptops makers won’t sit still and they are preparing best laptops in 2013 with new, innovative features.

Laptops with 4k outputs

Sources have told us that Toshiba is planning to release laptops with 4K capability in 2013. While some machines capable of running 4k contents have been released this year, we still have very devices capable of producing 4K content due to lack of industry standards in this area. Toshiba will solve this issue partially by releasing a laptop that can also output 4K (3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160) data stream from its HDMI port.  Toshiba didn’t say whether its laptops would be able to display 4k content. If so, the laptop would need to be equipped with high-end graphics solutions capable of handling 4k contents such as Radeon HD 79x0M and Nvidia Geforce GTX 6x0M.

Laptops with Retina Display

Apple developed Retina Display technology by tightly packing so many pixels in a specific display area. Each individual pixel would be so small that it’s impossible for users to distinguish them. While Android device manufacturers are stepping up their game by introducing 1080p display, it is a different story for laptop makers. There are fewer developments in laptop screens and many are still using displays with 1366 x 768 pixel resolutions.  While 10” netbooks are expected to largely disappear in 2013, ultrabooks with 11” display will have 2560 x 1440 resolution and laptops with 15” display will have 3840 x 2160 resolution. With 267ppi and 293ppi respectively, these displays are much sharper than what we currently see on latest Macbook models. Powered by powerful processor and graphic cards, these machines would be able to run 1080p content with incredible ease.

Google’s Chrome laptops

After releasing its own-branded smartphone and tablets, Google will also release a laptop with Chrome OS in 2013. It is believed that two manufacturers from Taiwan, Wintek and Compal Electronics will build a 12.85” laptop for Google. Since acquiring Motorola Mobility, Google has been eyeing on new mobile devices. After it has successfully dominated the mobile industry with the Android OS, the company could be planning to take on Apple’s Mac OS X and Microsoft’s Windows on laptop space.

Laptops with Haswell processors

Best laptops in 2013 will use only the most powerful processor commercially available next year. To meet the demand for high-performance mobile competing, Intel has taken the wraps off a new processor generation, codenamed Haswell. Come in dual- and quad-core configuration, the Haswell will be manufactured with 22nm architecture. Although its clock rate is roughly similar to the Ivy Bridge, we would see much higher power efficiency and significantly better built-in graphics solutions. Laptops with Haswell processor is expected to provide 10 hours of continuous use, which is adequate for one day of productive usage; 8 hours at work and 2 hours at home. These processors will require only 10W to run, which is only 50 percent the power needed to run the earlier Ivy Bridge. Whereas Intel employs two states (active and sleep) on Ivy Bridge chips; Haswell processors will have a 3rd state with very low power requirements, the Active Idle. This would offer faster resume time while improving power efficiency significantly over Ivy Bridge. Other noteworthy improvement is an integrated GPU with double the performance offered by Ivy Bridge.