In times of mobile workplaces, laptops and notebooks have become an indispensable part of everyday work. When buying a high-performance model, you often have to dig deep into your pocket.
On Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer is offering a large number of notebooks at reduced prices. The range is diverse – and it’s not always easy to keep track of things.
The following is an overview of the most important laptop suppliers. During the shopping event, we will also provide you with an overview of the best offers on Amazon Prime Day.
Prime Day lasts a full 48 hours this year. Strictly speaking, one should rather speak of “Prime Days”. Originally, the discount campaign actually took place on just one day, which is why the term Prime Day has become established.
However, the online mail order company already increased the promotional period to 48 hours in 2019. Amazon has been running the online discount campaign since 2015 and has presented more than a million special offers every year since then. Prime Day usually takes place in mid-July, but in 2020 it was postponed to October due to the Corona crisis. This year, as in 2021, Prime Day will again take place in summer: on July 12th and 13th.
However, Amazon Prime Day is not without controversy among consumer advocates. They recently sued the mail-order company and sparked a debate about the customer hotline.
There are actually many little tricks that online retailers use to convince their customers to buy. Potential buyers are put under pressure with the countdowns running and the perceived shortage of products. Consumer advocates therefore advise finding out about the sales methods of dealers and not striking immediately if an offer seems particularly cheap.
There are different sizes of laptops on the market. Small models are easy to transport, while larger screens are easier on the eyes. So what size should you choose?
If you often work on the laptop for a long time, you should protect your eyes and choose a screen size of at least 13 inches. Screen sizes of 14 or 15 inches are even easier on the eyes. If you rarely transport your notebook, you can even consider a large 17-inch model.
Particularly thin and light notebooks are referred to as ultrabooks. They are equipped with an Intel processor and come with a strong battery. These models are particularly popular for mobile work and as student laptops. Most Ultrabooks are also quite affordable.
With inexpensive devices, however, you have to keep in mind that they can also have weak points. If you want to work with many programs at the same time, cut films or use the device for gaming, you should spend a little more. For everyday office work, on the other hand, there are affordable notebooks up to 300 euros.
Particularly high demands are made on gaming laptops. For a good gaming experience, the device should be equipped with very good graphics and first-class sound. In addition, a strong processor and a large memory are indispensable. That’s why most gaming laptops are anything but cheap – most models are only available from 800 euros. On the other hand, there are almost no upper price limits. Gaming laptops usually have a screen size of 17 inches. There are also smaller models, but most gamers find this insufficient.
Anyone who has a mobile workplace can no longer avoid a business laptop. However, the question often arises as to which model now meets the diverse requirements. Business notebooks should not only work fast and powerful, but also be light and equipped with a long battery life for travel.
Tablets are also attractive for mobile working. The touch display is particularly suitable for creative work. On the other hand, you can write faster on a laptop. So if you don’t want to choose between a tablet and a laptop, you can use a convertible notebook. With these devices, the keyboard can be easily detached for maximum flexibility. Particularly light laptops are also ideal for on the go.
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