Many of us have come to terms with what we view as the ‘fact’ that if we are to get cheap laptops, we have to compromise on our expectations with regard to their computing power.
Most of us assume that it would be difficult to get, at a time when current processors speeds are in the 2.2 to 2.4 gigahertz range, a cheap laptop with the same speed. It is in the same spirit that, at a time when current RAM sizes are in the 1.0 gigabyte range, we can’t imagine getting a laptop with such RAM truly cheaply. At a time when hard disk spaces are in the 80 to 100 gigabyte range, we also can’t bring ourselves to see how a laptop with a hard disk in that range would be available to us cheaply, unless it was dubiously acquired. Of course, the latter question of secondary storage tends to be less of an issue, in a situation where it is nowadays easy to get plenty of storage with affordable supplementary devices such as portable external hard drive disks.
As it turns out, however, it is possible to get powerful but still cheap laptops for sale.
The key to getting such powerful but cheap laptops for sale would lie in overlooking the ‘big brands.’ It is true that the big brand names (pr the so-called ‘big boys’ in the laptops manufacture and distribution industry) will tend to price their machines according to the ‘going rate,’ so that getting truly cheap laptops for sale from them can turn out to be a tricky thing. But who said that you have to buy laptops from those ‘big names?’ There are lots of truly powerful, but unbranded (or ‘small brand’) laptops for sale today. And to the extent that you can, for a moment, stop thinking of every laptops you encounter in terms of ‘what brand it is,’ you will have put yourself in a good position to access these cheap, but truly powerful machines.