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Fastest laptop for surfing the web

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April 29, 2010 8:58:17 AM

hello,
what is the best ,fastest laptop for surfing the web,e-mails,downlaoding which have clear wide screen. required for home use
April 29, 2010 9:00:14 AM

The bottle-neck when surfing the web is your Internet connection, not the laptop.
a b D Laptop
April 29, 2010 2:03:55 PM

Look for a mid range Laptop. The money you save invest in a SSD.
As rdc363 stated your speed is based more on Internet connection. The 2nd bottlenect is HDD performance (the single biggest Bootleneck of any computer) - An SSD will greatly improve load time and any activity that involves random read/write to Hard drive. DO NOT buy a laptop w/SSD, Buy the SSD your self.
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April 29, 2010 9:55:07 PM

Hi there,

The Sony VAIO Z is one of the fastest notebooks you can get. It has a 2.4 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-520M processor and 4 GB of RAM. It is also has a high-resolution LCD screen. I think that this laptop fits most of your specs. What do you think of the Sony?

Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
April 29, 2010 10:01:52 PM

IsabellaWinTeam said:
Hi there,

The Sony VAIO Z is one of the fastest notebooks you can get. It has a 2.4 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-520M processor and 4 GB of RAM. It is also has a high-resolution LCD screen. I think that this laptop fits most of your specs. What do you think of the Sony?

Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

Spending 2 grand on a Sony Z series is not going to make his Internet any faster.

Seriously, if you want to surf the web and do emails faster get a mid-range laptop. With the money you save buy a good WiFi Router and wireless adapter and get 10Mb cable services if offered in your area. Your web-browsing and email will be damn fast.
April 29, 2010 11:21:52 PM

RetiredChief said:
Look for a mid range Laptop. The money you save invest in a SSD.
As rdc363 stated your speed is based more on Internet connection. The 2nd bottlenect is HDD performance (the single biggest Bootleneck of any computer) - An SSD will greatly improve load time and any activity that involves random read/write to Hard drive. DO NOT buy a laptop w/SSD, Buy the SSD your self.


Actually, with tabbed browsing and so many sites making heavy use of flash video, behind the internet connection I would say RAM and then CPU are the next most important specs, then your hard drive/SSD. Perhaps CPU will become less relevant with hardware acceleration on the next version of flash, but personally I'd much rather have an overpowered CPU on my laptop running cool and quiet than hearing a jet engine noise all the time when your processor is pegged.
April 29, 2010 11:56:43 PM

^^^ with video a decent display adapter is nice too. Most mid-range notebooks will suffice in playing back any flash content, and have enough RAM for tabbed browsing. I just feel a Sony Z series (one of Sony's flagship models) is overboard for what he wants to do.

EDIT = http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Cate...

I own one, and they're nice, but overboard for just using the Internet.
April 30, 2010 12:29:43 PM

THANK YOU ALL
a b D Laptop
April 30, 2010 4:13:05 PM

rdc363 said:
^^^ with video a decent display adapter is nice too. Most mid-range notebooks will suffice in playing back any flash content, and have enough RAM for tabbed browsing. I just feel a Sony Z series (one of Sony's flagship models) is overboard for what he wants to do.

EDIT = http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Cate...

I own one, and they're nice, but overboard for just using the Internet.


Hi there,

I think that your feedback makes sense. I suggested the Sony Z series in part because of the display, and since he will be using it at home I thought it might be serving as a desktop replacement as well. In that case, investing in the fast processor could be a good idea. It really depends on what else he is using it for/what he will be downloading. His budget will be a huge factor too, of course.

I appreciate your input and am glad to hear you are liking your Sony!

Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

April 30, 2010 9:45:14 PM

I think any laptops with newest intel SU* should be good enough for internet. When you are choosing laptop, make sure the Wifi card is fast one, this is also very important for wireless surfen. Another suggest would be how about Apple computers? they look good and perform good, too ...

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June 16, 2010 10:38:31 AM

bewodo said:
I think any laptops with newest intel SU* should be good enough for internet. When you are choosing laptop, make sure the Wifi card is fast one, this is also very important for wireless surfen. Another suggest would be how about Apple computers? they look good and perform good, too ...

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Thank you, I was thinking of apple too
June 16, 2010 4:34:47 PM

What do you mean by a fast wireless card? Do you simply mean going for wireless N, or do you mean that cards in the same category (b, g, or n) but by different manufacturers will have different performance? If the latter, who makes the best cards?
September 16, 2010 3:24:59 PM

bharms said:
What do you mean by a fast wireless card? Do you simply mean going for wireless N, or do you mean that cards in the same category (b, g, or n) but by different manufacturers will have different performance? If the latter, who makes the best cards?


Wow, I've not been on here in a while..lol Some cards use better chipsets than others. There are standards that rate the chipsets in different categories, such as sensitivity, power consumption, output strength, etc...

that is why some cards are $20.00 and other are an upwards of $70 - $100. Better performance from different angles, distances, less prone to random disconnects, not phased by interference as bad... the list goes on. Shop with caution, but most of the time one gets what they pay for.
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