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1.1 HISTORY OF LAPTOP
It is very difficult to say when the first portable computer was created. This is because the first laptop did not look the same as we know it today. It could not be folded. The first laptop was probably invented in 1979 by William Moggridge. He developed his portable computer for Grid Systems Corporation. His computer was five times lighter than any other computer used at that time. Historians, however consider that the first laptop was created in 1981 and its name was Osborne 1. Its inventor was Adam Osborne who was also a former cool publisher. He was the founder of Osborne Computer. His portable computer weighed 24 pounds. The company spent 1795 US dollars on creating the computer. It had a five inch screen a special place for a modem and two devices for using a floppy disk. There were also several programs designed for computer and a battery pack for providing energy. The computer however, was not successful. The same year saw the birth of another computer called Epson HX-20. it was portable computer with a liquid crystal display LCD monitor. The computer included a built in printer. The whole was battery powered. One year later, in 1982, two computer designers from Microsoft Kazuhiko Nishi and Bill Gates, started their discussion concerning a new portable computer. The main thing about the computer was a new LCD technology. The prototype of the new laptop was presented to Radio Shack. The latter agreed to start the production of the computer. A year later company Launched its TRS-80 model 100, which was a computer that looked pretty much like a laptop we know it today. Laptops usually run on a single main battery or from an external AC/DC adapter that charges the battery while also supplying power to the computer itself. Many computers also have a 3 volt cell to run the clock and other processes in the event of a power failure. Laptops contain components that are similar to their desktop counterparts and perform the same functions, but are miniaturized and optimized for mobile use and efficient power consumption, Although typically less powerful for the same price. Laptops usually have liquid crystal displays and most of them use different memory modules for their random access memory (RAM), for instance, SODIMM in lieu of the larger DIMMs. In addition to a built-in keyboard, they may utilize a touchpad (also known as a trackpad) or a pointing stick for input, though an external keyboard or mouse can usually be attached.It is a little hard to determine what was the first portable or laptop computer, the first portable computers did not look like the book-sized and folding laptops that we are familiar with today, however, they were both portable and lapable, and lead to the development of notebook style laptops. I have
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outlined several potential firsts below and how each qualifies, many of the off-site links provide good photos of the computers that will let you see the progression in design. In this day and age, computer technology develops so rapidly that it seems there is no end to the possibilities of the miracle machine. Computers, once monstrous behemoths that could dominate whole rooms, can now be compacted into lightweight, portable notebook systems. The laptop computer was likely unimaginable when computers were first created more than 60 years ago, but today it features incredible technology in a very small package.
The Idea Is Born
The idea of a portable, technically complete computer system was first conceived of as early as the 1970s. While the technology of the laptop would not be feasible until the next decade, researchers at Xerox were experimenting with a type of portable computer, called the Dynabook, in the late 1960s and early 1970s (Wurster 2001). The Dynabook was intended to be a type of tablet computer (with a screen that did not fold down as the screens of most modern laptop computers do) that could run on nearly eternal battery life. Unfortunately, technology in the 1970s was not advanced enough to support this idea, and the concept of the Dynabook was never developed into an operational unit.
Portable computers first became commercially available in 1981 with the Osborne 1 system (Wilson 2006). This computer was about the size of a portable sewing machine, featured a tiny monitor, and could not be run on battery power. However, it revolutionized the business world, allowing business professionals to carry their computer data with them for the first time, even on airplanes. But due to the unwieldy size of the Osborne I and its inability to run on battery power, the system never really took off in the commercial market, though it would remain a vanguard of technological advances to come. The first true laptop computer, which featured a flat display screen that could fold down on the keyboard, was introduced in 1982. Termed the GRID Compass, the computer featured the clamshell design that is still used for most modern laptops and could be run on battery power (Wilson 2006). However, its incredibly high price and IBM incompatibility limited its attractiveness in the commercial market, and it was used primarily by only the U.S. military and NASA. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 3
ZDS became the largest manufacturer of laptop computers in the late 1980s (Wilson 2006).IBM-Compatible Laptops: Despite the relative success of some early laptops and the clamor by business people for more portable computers. On the strength of the contract from the Air Force.000 laptops was up for grabs. a contract from the United States Air Force for the purchase of 200. laptop computers had become quite popular among business people. In that year. and many manufacturers began to turn to Taiwan as the major source of equipment (Wurster 2001). they were still limited in their viability and did not experience large-scale commercial success. the units were fairly limited in their operating capabilities but they were light enough to be carried in a backpack. and more viable machines. and suppliers rushed to furnish the growing market with lighter. other laptop manufacturers followed suit and began working with Japanese equipment suppliers. as Japanese currency became stronger in the early 1990s. and Micron) quickly began to rise to leadership positions in the laptop market. To fulfill this need. faster. operating systems for laptops varied widely. ZDS partnered with a Japanese equipment supplier that would speed the design and manufacturing process of its laptop computers. Each company rushed to develop prototypes that would secure the deal. and suppliers experienced a great amount of flexibility in the design of their computers. and computer manufacturers competed heavily to win the contract. and included a pause feature that allowed users to resume work between sessions without restarting. with Zenith Data Systems (ZDS) eventually emerging as the victor. companies decreased. Companies that formed partnerships with Taiwanese suppliers (including Dell. The introduction of Windows 95 as the most SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 4 . Soon. two IBM-compatible laptops were launched in 1986 and 1987 to moderate success (Wilson 2006). Laptops Experience True Success: By 1987. Gateway. the profit margin of U.S. could be run on batteries. While the IBM-compatible systems were useful. By this time. and competition was fierce to produce the first. In order to capitalize on its leadership role. several laptop manufacturers had emerged on the market. truly successful laptop computer. However. Produced by IBM and Toshiba. Microsoft Standardizes the Laptop : Perhaps the most significant event in the history of laptop computers was the release of the Windows 95 operating system by Microsoft in 1995 (Wurster 2001). Because IBM was the major platform for most desktop computers. it became essential that laptop computers were IBM compatible in order to promote the transfer of data from one computer to another. laptop producers encountered some difficulty gaining overall popularity for their systems that were not IBM compatible. Prior to this.
materials. 1. Today. displays. the average laptop computer is a far cry from the heavy. or simply laptop is a small mobile computer. though an external keyboard or mouse can usually be attached. As technology has developed since 1995. Intel Pentium processors. the popularity and viability of laptop computers have greatly increased. Gateway. Indeed. bulky portable computers of the early 1980s. and floppy disk drives became standard features on nearly all laptops.time management factor SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 5 . there is no telling how the laptop will continue to develop in future years as computing technology advances. Laptops usually have liquid crystal displays and most of them use different memory modules for their random access memory (RAM). Laptops usually run on a single main battery or from an external AC/DC adapter which can charge the battery while also supplying power to the computer itself. for instance In addition to a built-in keyboard. 1. although they are typically less powerful for the same price. and other factors. Leading laptop suppliers like Dell. They contain components that are similar to their desktop counterparts and perform the same functions.2 INTRODUCTION OF LAPTOP COMPUTER A laptop computer. depending on size.3 ADVANTAGES OF LAPTOP The flexibility and mobility of laptops increases access time They tend to be lightweight-thus mobile Can easily be moved around the classroom Give you the option of being wireless Being able to have them in class away from a lab setting. As personal computers. processors. which usually weighs 2-18 pounds (around 1 to 8 kilograms). and Toshiba quickly released models that complied with the expected features of a standard laptop computer. they may utilize a touchpad (also known as a trackpad) or a pointing stick for input. It was also during this year that CD-ROM drives. laptops are capable of the same tasks as a desktop computer. Improved battery life. and network connectivity have all served to increase the ubiquity of laptop computers.prominent operating system served to standardize and stabilize most aspects of laptop design.
encyclopedias and discussion groups File sharing and ease of transferring information from one machine to another Ability to do group work and collaborative projects on multiple tasks Note taking.4 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING LAPTOP Acer Apple Compaq Dell Gateway Hewlett-Packard Lenovo Panasonic . webbing which then can be shared immediately Data processing. 1. search engines.(available in Japan only) Sony Toshiba SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 6 . Portable on field trips One can get instant access to information (wireless or internet connected laptops) Access in class to multiple online resources. incorporating online databases and spreadsheets Student with data processing can immediately check their results and develop immediate in class analysis. analysis.
SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 7 .OTHERS BRANDS AVAILABLE GLOBALLY Abbcore Technologies Acorn Computers AVADirect Averatec BenQ Everex Fujitsu Siemens Gericom Gigabyte HCL HTC Hypersonic Hyundai Jetta (electronics company) LG Linux Certified MDG Computers Median Micro-Star International (MSI) Neo Noah pad OQO Orca Packard Bell PC Club Philips Pioneer Computers Prestigio.
as well as storage. Acer land. Acer spun off its manufacturing operation (as Weston Corporation) to focus itself on branding business. displays. peripherals. education. In deciding to support the sales of its product lines through specific marketing activities that best utilize distribution channels. It owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taiwan. Acer's North American market share slipped over the past few years while the European market share has gone up SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 8 . government. and home users. In 2000. Acer's product lineup includes desktop and mobile PCs (laptops). Acer grew worldwide while its labor force contracted. and e-business solutions for business. Sager Notebook Computers Samsung Seanix Sharp System76 VIA Zenith ASUS Clevo Compel Electronics ECS Abbcore Technologies Alien ware Dell XPS Falcon Northwest Vigor Gaming Voodoo PC 1.5 SOME POPULAR COMPANIES OF LAPTOP ARE Introduction of Acer laptop Acer is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer.
laptop.com portal. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 9 . and Acer of Taiwan. the Compaq Portable. The Compaq Portable was one of the progenitors of today's laptop. Lenovo also offers Internet access through its FM365.Compaq was founded in February 1982 by Rod Canion. Jim Harris and Bill Murto.000 to form the company. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services. Their first venture capital came from Ben Rosen and Sevin-Rosen partners. three senior managers from semiconductor manufacturer Texas Instruments. The Compaq Portable was the first in the range of the Compaq Portable series. a portable IBM PC compatible personal computer. and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. imaging equipment. and mobile phone handsets. handheld. after Hewlett-Packard and Dell of the US. the original Compaq PC was first sketched out on a placemat by the founders while dining in a local Houston restaurant. Lenovo produces desktop. Each invested $1. It was released in March 1983 considerably more affordable than competitors at the time. Lenovo Group Limited is today the fourth largest personal computer manufacturer in the world. Furthermore. House of Pies. It was the second IBM PC compatible. In November 1982 Compaq announced their first product. servers. being capable of running all software that would run on an IBM PC. Microsoft had kept the right to license the operating system to other computer manufacturers. Compaq was able to market a legal IBM clone because IBM mostly used "off the shelf" parts for their PC. Like many small startups with unique beginnings.
Tokyo. communications. headed by Liu Chuanzhi.Its executive headquarters are located in Beijing. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Born in 1976.303 billion (as of 2007) based in Minato. This microSHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 10 . Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Sony's principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U. financial services and other. which developed the company into one of the world's richest companies. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group. North Carolina. The company had become the biggest PC manufacturer of domestic and distributed third party products through its wholesale business. video. HCL developed the first indigenous micro-computer at the same time as Apple and 3 years before IBM's PC. In 1978. Sony Pictures Entertainment. As a semiconductor maker. the listed holding company was incorporated in 1988 in Hong Kong. HCL has a 3 decade rich history of inventions and innovations. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics. Sony Computer Entertainment. Sony Corporation (Sonī Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation and one of the world's largest media conglomerates with revenue of $70. Originally known as Legend Group Ltd and New Technology Developer Incorporated. Like no other. The company's slogan is Sony. which is engaged in business through its five operating segments — electronics. People's Republic of China and in Morrisville. video game consoles and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. entertainment (motion pictures and music). in Beijing.). Sony Ericsson and Sony Financial Holdings. USA.S. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. games. The company was founded in 1984 by a group of eleven engineers. Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
servers. it could best understand their needs and provide them the most effective computing solutions. Dell laptops span a wide range of sizes from 12 inches to 20 inches. data storages devices. personal digital assistance for software. In 1978. both small and large. in his room. is an American computer hardware company based in Round Rock. Born in 1976. three years ahead of Sun and HP.computer virtually gave birth to the Indian computer industry. excellent value or a lightweight travel notebook.. in 1984 to sell IBM-compatible computers built from stock components. Dell Laptops computers bring the ease of convenience and high performance machine together. This microcomputer virtually gave birth to the Indian computer industry. an off campus dorm. The 80's saw HCL developing know-how in many other technologies. at affordable prices. He founded the company as "PC" Limited with just $1000. The solutions can be for a wide range of personal computer. Formed by Michael Dell. HCL has a 3 decade rich history of inventions and innovations. these are powerful but pricey laptops featuring an Intel Core Duo processor and Microsoft’s Media Center OS. HCL's in-depth knowledge of UNIX led to the development of a fine grained multi-processor UNIX in 1988. Texas. The 80's saw HCL developing know-how in many other technologies. Dell Inc. The display resolutions of the dell laptops are 855/865/815 and 1400 * 1050 chipset. three years ahead of Sun and HP. HCL's in-depth knowledge of UNIX led to the development of a fine grained multi-processor UNIX in 1988. Dell meets your need for higher performance. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 11 . HCL developed the first indigenous micro-computer at the same time as Apple and 3 years before IBM's PC. Dell laptops bring integrated high-speed 3G connectivity and high performance in form factors. while he was a student at the University of Texas at Austin. network switches. The company has been formed on the principle that by selling computer systems directly to the customers. computer peripherals and so on.
all without slowing the hard drive. but from 1940s to 1990s it spun-off its operations focusing on making signal generators. HP Pavilion has all the features as in any desktop and is the perfect choice for daily needs. It is unusual because most manufacturers treat their desktop and laptop products as separate product lines. The keyboard is a bit smaller than others but functional. it gives the great convenience of wireless mobility and Imprint finish for style and durability. Originally the company was involved in manufacturing a wide range of electronic products for industry and even agriculture. 1. counters.6 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY To know the brand awareness of laptop towards the customers To know satisfaction level customers To know that which laptop provide better services. They are dv8000 series. The mouse has two buttons and a scroll wheel. especially considering the price. the two classmates from Stand ford University in 1939. Their operation is very smooth although the doors consist of flimsy plastic bits. Windows is preloaded on the computer and consumers get a Word perfect. dv2000 series and dv1000t. To know that what more features demanded by the customers 1. The Pavilion comes with a CD-RW drive and a DVD drive. And yes. oscilloscopes. and other test equipment. The hp pavilion notebooks are available in the following series. for word processing which claims to be compatible with MS Word. voltmeters. To know that which laptop is maximum sales To know satisfaction level of customers toward the company services. In 1995. There is some additional software from HP to manage photos. Configuring dedicated graphics card.7 SCOPE & SIGNIFICANCE OF USE & PERCEPTION OF LAPTOP SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 12 . dv5000 series. This is a great machine which is fast and handles programs well and is really a great experience. The innovative design enables consumers to enjoy the best entertainment and productivity experience. loading multiple web pages and streaming video. Hewlett-Packard introduced a line of personal computers known as HP Pavilion (applied to both desktops and laptops product range). The drives have automatic doors that open and close when you push a button on the hardware box. and it is fairly generic.The Hewlett Packard Company was found in a Palo Alto garage by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard.
for RTA Staff. Scope is a not-for-profit organisation providing disability services to thousands of people with physical and multiple disabilities. Scope is committed to overcoming the personal.The Laptop Computers provide historic evidence of the RTA's adoption of new technologies at an early stage and are symbolic of the level of technical input and technological support associated with the design and operation of roads and bridges. The housing of the units illustrates packaging and presentation techniques for technical instruments of the period. They provide evidence of the long-standing use of technical computing equipment by the RTA and are amongst the earliest surviving portable computers acquired by the RTA. the leaps in technology that accompanied the late twentieth century and the impact that these changes had upon work practices. structural and attitudinal barriers that prevent those with a disability from participating in community life and works to make our community more inclusive SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 13 . They symbolize.
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there was an urgent need to fill the gap between technology and people using it. With the work scenario changing and offices getting paperless. Seen as just the right size to fit on someone’s lap. Convenience and flexibility could be other reasons why laptops are selling out fast in the Indian market. The laptop market in 2007 saw a significant growth to 84. laptops are taking the Indian market by storm and are certainly giving desktop computers a run for their money. the industry realized that mobility played a huge role in Indian businesses. which involves a lot of creativity and design needed for anytime-anywhere access. With the government focusing on IT infrastructure and bringing in technologies like WAN. There has been a drastic shift in working environments coupled with a lifestyle which is always ‘on the move. Bluetooth and others. Desktop computers and laptops have been available in the Indian market for a long time.’ Besides the work-related market. This was a role which was unfulfilled by desktop computers. Laptops are popularly used in India more for their portability rather than mobility. Yet industry experts are wondering as to how notebooks have made this country of a billion plus population sit up and take notice? One of the reasons could be the steady drop in pricing for a laptop compared to desktop computers whose prices still remain expensive. Home computers are slowly become passé with laptops flooding the market. Another reason for this surge in the desktop–laptop market is the growth of new professions.2. due to the recent growth of a new breed of technology conscious IT users. Portability has become the number one factor as to why more Indians are buying these portable PCs.1 LITERATURE REVIEW Laptop sales in India are at an all time high. When people in India started using mobile phones to connect to the internet. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 15 . various other segments are capitalizing on these handy portable computers. The drive in the Indian market over the use of laptops can finally be compared to global sales of laptops. more and more computers have been installed in companies. Wi-Fi. The growth is so tremendous that computer institutions are thriving on individuals who want to learn the technology whether they are freshers or on the job.8 per cent. A large number of households and students are using these portable PCs for entertainment and study purposes respectively. Infact a sizable amount of every fast growing organisation is invested in computers. Prices are being slashed by multinational players along with local manufacturers.
According to Clifford woody research comprises defining & redefining problems. so that their employees are contactable at any point of time or employees themselves invest in laptops so that they can continue work even from home.21 SAMPLE SIZE: The sample size of this research is taken 100. Research in common parlance refers to a search for knowledge. So the overall scenario has given thumbs up to laptops and they are certainly not going out of popularity for many more years to come. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 16 . 2. So either the organisation invests in laptops. organizing & evaluating data: making deductions & reaching conclusions.Also as the work scenario is getting profound with working hours. research is an academic activity & as such the term should be used in a technical sense. Its not far that it becomes a basic necessity of every home. In fact. For the collection of data (primary and secondary data) I had to meet with the enough number of businessman & students which give me an Idea to arrive at an approximate conclusion.2 RESEARCH METHODOLGY The research on the A market survey on USE & PERCEPTION OF LAPTOPS was totally based on the performance level of the products of different companies available in the market. One can also define research as a scientific search for pertinent on a specific topic. formulating hypothesis or suggested solutions: collecting. So the process of research is : Identification of problem Formulating a hypothesis Collecting of data Analysis of finding Presentation of report 2. more and more people are working from home.which included 30 businessman. 30 professional and 40 students.
2. Would you like to change your laptop? Whether the company provides free service to your laptop? At what range would you like to purchase a laptop? What are the main criteria of purchasing a laptop? How do you make the decision for buying a laptop? SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 17 .22 AREA OF STUDY: A market survey on USE & PERCEPTION OF LAPTOPS covers the businessman & students of Raipur city and the areas nearby. 2.24 METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION Questionnaire Scheduling Brochures Websites. 2.25 RESEARCH QUESTIONS Which brand of laptop would you prefer? How long are you using laptop? What size notebook do you prefer? Are you satisfied with your laptop? Why you choose only that particular Brand for? Are you satisfied with the features of your laptop? Do you find all the features in your laptop? If I asked you to change your laptop with some other brand of laptop.23 SAMPLING TCHNIQUE: The data required for conducting research can be collected by Random sampling.2.
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According to the interpretation people preferred Dell laptops most.Q1 which brand of laptop would you prefer? INFERENCES: The above graph shows which brand of laptop people prefer most. Q2. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 20 . How long are you using laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows most of the people using laptops for more than 3 years.
Are you satisfied with your laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows 73% people satisfied with their laptops they are using at present. Q4. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 21 .Q3. What size notebook do you prefer? INFERENCES: The above graph shows most of the people prefer main stream thin and light size note book.
Q5 why you choose only that particular Brand for? INFERENCES: The above graph shows people choose particular brand for price. features and service. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 22 . Are you satisfied with the features of your laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows 65% people satisfied with the features of their laptops they are using at present. Q6.
Do you find all the features in your laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows 59% people finds all the features in their laptops they are using at present. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 23 . Q8.Q7. would you like to change your laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows 57% people prefer to change their laptops with some other brands of laptops. If I asked you to change your laptop with some other brand of laptop.
Q10. At what range would you like to purchase a laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows people prefer to purchase laptops at the range of 3500040000 thousand. Whether the company provides free service to your laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows 50% people gets free services for their laptops and 50% people don’t get free services for their laptops.Q9. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 24 .
Q11. Q12. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 25 . What are the main criteria of purchasing a laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows the main criteria for purchasing laptops is basically for business entertainment and education purpose. How do you make the decision for buying a laptop? INFERENCES: The above graph shows the factors influence the people for buying laptops include price and brand name.
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you should consider a more powerful all-in-one system. supporting resolutions as high as 1680x1050. and the latest 1. Personally. These 'desktop replacement laptops' have a sad battery life. ATI's new Mobility Radeon 9200 and 9600 have provided the best laptop solution to date. less power. you may want to consider an ultra portable or thin and light laptop computer. along with SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 27 .3. you may have to make some technical compromises--a smaller LCD screen.1 FINDINGS & SUGGESSIONS “The following are the things that should be kept in mind while purchasing laptop” Laptop Size: If you do lots of traveling. If you demand extra multimedia performance for game play. both Intel and AMD provide low-power. but come with the fastest processors. Laptop Processor Facts: In the Windows-equipped arena. Laptop Computer Graphics: Poor graphics performance has often held laptops back from vying with desktop computers. widescreen displays. As far as Apple's portables are concerned. But with increased portability. both i-Book and PowerBook now include Apple's G4 processor. These powerhouses run in the 8 to 15 pound range. watching movies. and DVD-RW drives. if I was contemplating a laptop computer buy in the near future.5GHz G4's provide the best options in portability and sheer power. If you demand all the characteristics of a desktop PC. it would be a Centrino model. while widescreen 16-inch and 17-inch displays are now here. Larger 15-inch displays offer a more desktop-like viewing experience (with higher resolutions). Intel's Centrino technology has advanced laptop performance while greatly increasing battery life. energy-efficient processors with their mobile (M) models designed to reduce heat and prolong battery life without sacrificing power. possibly an external rather than integrated DVD/CD drive. or video / photo editing. Laptop LCD Viewing Screens: There is no longer any need to settle for a subpar 14-inch LCD with a maximum resolution of 1024x768 pixels.
NVIDIA's DirectX9-compliant GeForce FX5200 and FX5600 Go GPU's. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 28 . All of Apple's laptops are Wi-Fi compatible.11b/g modules for wireless networking. the larger the hard drive the better. Integrated graphics (also referred to a shared video memory) is standard on many different laptop computer models and delivers barely average performance--suitable for office use. Some laptops also include 'media-bays'. so study the laptop computer spec sheet carefully. Similarly.11b) or Airport Extreme (802. Wireless Networking: The majority of laptops come with a 56K modem and a 10/100 Ethernet port for cable/DSL connectivity as standard. I wouldn't settle for anything less. Larger capacity drives--60GB to 80GB--are often available on the bigger machines and considering a laptop's poor upgrade potential. Laptop Computer Memory (RAM): This is a very important laptop computer purchase decision. Most new laptops come equipped with 512MB of RAM. and considering most of today's applications. the amount of memory you need is dependent on what you will spend most of your time doing with your laptop. and it enables Windows-powered laptops to last up to five hours on a single charge. All Centrino-based laptops feature 802. Bluetooth can also be found on some models although mostly as an optional extra. but Intel's Centrino technology is fast catching up. but not much more.11g) card. but Wi-Fi is not standard on all machines. Laptop Battery Life: For quite some time Apple laptops have subdued their PC rivals in terms of battery life. allowing you to replace the optical drive with a second battery to extend your battery run time. although you may need to buy a separate Airport (802. Like hard drive size. It will slow you down. Laptop Hard Drives: Consider a 30 to 40GB as minimum size.
Connectivity: The majority of new laptops include an array of ports and slots--USB 2. With few ways to expand beyond their factory configuration. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 29 . FireWire (IEEE1394). the USB ports are very useful for utilizing a jump drive for doing quick back-ups. a laptop should have at least two USB ports (three would be better) plus a FireWire connection.0. Because many laptops are now being manufactured without a floppy drive.Laptop Optical Drives: Most new laptop computer models now come with a combo DVD/CD-RW optical drive. S-Video and VGA-out (monitor). More and more of these DVD/CD-RW drives are being replaced with DVD-RW. A PCMCIA slot is also useful for adding wireless capability if it doesn't come as standard. A good quality padded case will protect your investment. multi-format drives capable of writing and rewriting to both CDs (650MB capacity) and DVDs (4. But the lid and chassis of a laptop can be easily damaged. PCMCIA PC card slot. Laptop Carrying Case: Don't underestimate the importance of a good laptop computer carrying case when considering your final laptop computer buy purchase. It may be low on your priority list when you're looking at all those shiny new laptops and immersing yourself in the features and options.7GB capacity).
So they can Use laptop to simplify their work.2 OBSERVATION & FINDINGS From this research “A STUDY ON ANALYSIS OF BRANDED LAPTOPS IN RAIPUR CITY “. Now day Students can also use laptop because it has a quality of mobility & they get all the information at the time when they need. From this research I am able to know that today’s in market so many brands of laptop are available. And through this research I also came to know that Dell laptop has more sales. which laptop having better features than other brand of laptop?. I have come to know that people use Laptop because of their business activity become more complex. then any other laptop brand available in the market. It can be seen that many brands of laptop are available in the market and people can prefer the laptop according to their purchasing capacity and need. now the Question arises that which laptop is better than the other brand of laptop?.3. So from this research it can be conclude that the product can achieve maximum sales only when they can satisfy their customers. which company can provide better services to their customer. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 30 .? What factor influence in buying the laptops? So after conducting this research I am able to know that in spite of availability of various brands available in the market Dell laptop is having large number of customers. After conducting this research I have come to know that the brands which can more advertise in the market are easily attracting the customers. So because of laptop their work becomes easier.
lenevo & many more. Among them the most popular brand of laptop is Dell SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 31 . today in market there are so many brands of laptop are available & with the help of this research I am able to Analyze the branded laptops between the people using the different brands of laptop. whether they are satisfied with their product features. Sony. compac. So through this research I am able to know that there are so many brands available in the market like Dell. HP.3. company services or not. what are the features of the product & their limitation. This research helps the people in selecting the best product from the available product & also helps in knowing that particular product is different from the other product. Through this survey it can be concluded that there are different people which can use different brands of laptop.3 CONCLUSION This research gives information that. why they prefer that particular brand of laptop & what are their expectations from their company.
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ANNEXURE SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 34 .
PROJECT: A STUDY ON ANALYSIS OF BRANDED LAPTOPS IN RAIPUR CITY Name of respondent Area Phone Number: Designation Date of interview: salary Age: SPEAK TO THE RESPONDENT Good _______________! Could you please spare some time to answer a few questions? Thank you! 1. How long are you using laptop? • 1 year • 2 year • 3 year • more 3. Which brand of laptop would you prefer? • Dell • HP • Compaq • Sony • Lenovo • Other 2. What size notebook do you prefer? SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 35 .
• Thin and light. Are you satisfied with the features of your laptop? • Yes • No 7. At what range would you like to purchase a laptop? • 15000-20000 • 20000-25000 • 25000-30000 • 30000-35000 • 35000-40000 • 40000-above 11. Do you find all the features in your laptop? • Yes • No 8. Whether the company provides free service to your laptop. Why you choose only that particular Brand for. What are the main criteria of purchasing a laptop? • Education Purpose • Business Purpose • Surfing • Playing game • Just for show off 12.14” screen. • Ultra-portable. friends& relatives SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 36 . 4..• Net book. 13”. If I asked you to change your laptop with some other brand of laptop. How do you make the decision for buying a laptop? On the influence of people. • Price • service • features • for all 6. • Mainstream. Are you satisfied with your laptop? • Yes • No 5. Would you like to change your laptop? • Yes • No 9. 11” – 12” screen.? • Yes • No 10. • Desktop Replacement. 10” screen or less. 17” screen. 15” – 16” screen.
We sincerely appreciate your honest opinion and will take your input into consideration. SHABAZ SIDDIQUI/MBA/SSIPMT/4TH SEM Page 37 .Through Advertisement On the basis of its price On the basis of its looks& stylishness On the basis of its brand image On the basis of its features and technology. Thank you for your feedback.
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