Mississauga, Canada (PressExposure) May 21, 2009 -- For the average consumer, getting a laptop would have been needlessly expensive, considering that you had to pay several times the price of a more powerful desktop PC. Today the situation has changed dramatically; cheap laptops are available everywhere and thanks to developments in nanotechnology, they are more powerful now than ever before. For the first time, laptops are actually outselling the old-fashioned desktop PC, and people often used them as primary computers to replace their bulky old tower PCs.
Finding cheap laptops is easy enough, but it's also easy to get lost in the huge assortment that's available when you shop online. Nowadays you can get a low-cost laptop in any size, from the ultraportable Asus EEE PC and similar Netbook models, up to 17-inch or even larger desktop replacement laptops. But keep in mind that you nearly always trade off size for performance, especially in the budget segment. The latest Netbooks, however, are more often than not powered by Intel's tiny Atom processors, which have more than enough power to pull off easier tasks like web browsing and most office applications.