Business, Hardware

New Laptop Hunters feat. Sheila


In the newest Microsoft Laptop Hunters episode the victory goes to the HP HDX.

As usual, we meet the protagonist of the ad, and he/she will receive the money on the laptop he/she purchases. This time, we meet with Sheila and for her $2000 budget, she wants a laptop that has widescreen, good processor and a graphic card. Sheila’s goal is a laptop that is good for video editing.

This is also a show-stopper for us – she wants a laptop that will sit on the desk for 99.9999999% of the time… actually, let’s be realistic here – a laptop that will ALWAYS be on the desk. But laptops are hip, right?

Why anyone would choose a laptop for video processing is a tough cookie to swallow, especially when it is known that mobile processors aren’t meant for that type of work. The Apple users will have a point in saying that in this case, she could have gone with a MacBook and added a few Gigs of RAM – the price would be the same.

But maybe that is the point, the majority of people want a complete product – pick and choose the one they think it will be best for them, not buy something now, and then go and upgrade later.