When it comes to mobile computing, laptop computers take the cake. While the smartphone era is before us, when it comes to website design and development and you are always on the go, having a laptop computer is still the efficient way for website building. However, with so many notebooks out there in the market, you will have to choose which amongst these machines is perfect for the job. If your laptop is having a hard time opening Photoshop, then you may want to check the following laptop. Choose one and get one; provided that your current budget allows you to do so.
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But why a laptop computer? Why not just get a big, bulky desktop computer and you can work from there? While it does sound like common sense, in times when you need to travel a lot or if you’re gone on a family trip, you can’t afford carrying the desktop around with you, so it does help to own a laptop when cases like this arise.
A good web design laptop should have the power of a Kontron-enhanced industrial computer!
5. Alienware m17x – A lot of people recognize the Alienware m17x as a gaming laptop. However, the specs are good enough to be considered as a good choice for website designers and developers. The Alienware m17x has a 500GB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive, CrossFireX 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Graphics card, and an Intel Core i7 processor. With these specs, I hardly doubt you’ll have any problems with Photoshop running on this laptop.
4. Sony Vaio VPC-F137FX – There’s something about the Sony Vaio that gives me a good reason not to get one. It’s because it’s probably the most expensive out of all five laptops in this list. However, you get what you want for good money; if the 16.4 inch laptop ain’t good enough for you, then I guess you deserve another laptop. Asides from that, it’s powered by an Intel Core i7-40QM Quad Core 1.73GHz processor, a 6MB L3 Cache, and a 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive.
3. The HP Envy 17 – The HP Envy 17 is a good laptop to have, if your job is making websites and designing WordPress themes or sites. With an Intel Core i5-450 processor 2.40GHz and a Turbo Boost Technology of up to 2.66GHz, this laptop is a must have for website developers. A very solid laptop with multiple features and is being offered for a good price too. Other features include a 17.3 inch diagonal HP HD BrightView Infinity LED Display, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics, a Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD/R/RW Double Layer Support and others.
2. Asus G73JH-X5 – Just like Alienware, it’s another gaming laptop with the right hardware for website development. This Asus brand laptop has an Intel i7-720QM processor, an ATI 5870 Graphics card and a 17.3 inch full HD LED display. Nothing like working on a website on a really great display..
1. Apple Macbook Pro – Surprise, surprise. Although the Macbook Pro doesn’t look much, it does offer a variety of good features that make it an invaluable tool for website developers and designers. The performance is good, a long battery life, and the notebook’s flawless design make the Macbook Pro number one on this list. I am not so sure on the price tag though, but apparently, some sellers are offering the device at a discounted price.
Jessica Greenberg is an avid blogger from San Diego, California. When she’s not at work, she loves to hang out in Starbucks as she updates Wordbaristas.com, a blog which she keeps with the rest of her friends.