There is an anecdote about a customer in a restaurant who says to the waiter, "Please, something quick, cheap and delicious. "Sir, you're talking about three different dishes ..." - the waiter replies.
Choosing a laptop from the online store Zoodmall, you will be faced with a similar contradiction. Surely you want your new device to be light and compact, but at the same time easy to use and, therefore, with a large enough monitor. It is assumed that the laptop will be inexpensive, but necessarily very productive. Here we get the same situation as in the case of tasty, cheap and fast - we are talking about three different devices.
The first question you should ask yourself before buying a laptop is what you need it for. The answer "for everything" is useless, because on modern laptops you can install thousands of specialized programs. You can use the laptop as for the preparation of architectural projects, modeling fluid dynamics, photo processing, and for banal surfing the Internet and communicating in social networks.
Of course, performance laptops for gaming or designing are fine for surfing the Internet or watching movies, but they will have other drawbacks, such as their heavy weight and size, and they won't last long enough on battery power.
If, in turn, to narrow the field of application to web browsing and editing simple documents, it turns out that not only every new laptop can cope with this, but the models two or three years ago will not be much worse.
The second question you have to answer is what size your future laptop should have. In general they can be divided into four categories:
Mini class devices with screens of less than 12 inches;
compact notebooks with a 13-inch matrix;
Medium-sized laptops with a 14-15-inch matrix;
large devices with 17-inch screens.
The size of the screen obviously determines the size of the whole laptop, but it also determines the scope of application and technical parameters of the device. The largest, with a 17-inch matrix, in practice are stationary laptops, because it is not easy to carry them around all the time. As a rule, they weigh more than 3 kg, and another about a kilogram can weigh the power supply. The screens of these devices have a very high resolution, and in their case enough space to accommodate two large hard drives, a Blu-ray drive and good speakers. These laptops are equipped with high-performance processors, fast graphics cards and large amounts of RAM. They can be used as gaming computers or workstations for more serious applications.
Medium-sized laptops are divided into two areas - regular laptops and ultrabooks, that is, thin and light devices with high performance parameters. Of course, when something is "ultra", it also costs "ultra", so ultrabooks are not cheap.
Contrary to appearances, the smallest laptops are not always the cheapest, because you can also find ultrabooks in this class. Also on sale you can still find a dying category of devices called "netbooks", that is, laptops with lower performance, without an optical drive. Such devices are quite actively displaced from the market by tablets of various types.