The form of the traditional laptop computer is a clamshell, with a screen on one of its inner sides and a keyboard on the opposite, facing the screen. It can be easily folded to conserve space while traveling. The screen and keyboard are inaccessible while closed. Devices of this form are commonly called a 'traditional laptop' or notebook, particularly if they have a screen size of 11 to 17 inches measured diagonally and run a full-featured operating system like , , or . Traditional laptops are the most common form of laptops, although , Ultrabooks, convertibles and 2-in-1s (described below) are becoming more common, with similar performance being achieved in their more portable or affordable forms.
A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs, and capabilities of a , including the , small , a , pointing devices (such as a or trackpad), a processor, and memory into a single unit. Most 2016-era laptops also have integrated and built-in . Some 2016-era laptops have . Laptops can be powered either from an internal or by an external from an . Hardware specifications, such as the processor speed and memory capacity, significantly vary between different types, makes, models and price points. Design elements, form factor, and construction can also vary significantly between models depending on intended use. Examples of specialized models of laptops include for use in construction or military applications, as well as laptops such as those from the organization, which incorporate features like and semi-flexible components not found on most laptop computers.
However, the sheer number of brands in the market can be very bewildering to the newbie in the mobile computing world. Not all laptops are created equal. The features, both in the physical sense and in the storage capacity, cater to different markets, different needs, and different strokes. With that being said, here are the things you must remember when considering the purchase of laptop computers.