Date Added: Feb 2008
For most organizations, regardless of size, laptops are now critical business tools. Unfortunately, many business owners, consultants, and IT departments are too quick to purchase preconfigured units that turn out to be underpowered, that include unnecessary software, and that don't have sufficient memory, disk space, or video cards for the required tasks.
IT consultant Erik Eckel has put together this checklist to help you select the laptop components that will meet staff needs throughout the system's lifecycle. Once you've selected the best option for each component (there are 12 in this list, ranging from display and OS to integrated mobile broadband, battery,and optical drive), you can generate a spec sheet for quick reference at purchase time.