7200rpm hard drives spin faster than a standard hard drive, so they're able to open programs and files more quickly than a 5400rpm drive.
Solid state drives operate at a much higher speed than traditional spinning hard drives. Because there are no moving parts, these drives also offer greater shock resistance, reliability and improved battery life rating.
Windows® 7 Professional is recommended If you need additional productivity options such as simplified set-up & connections, encryption & advanced backup, or need Windows XP Mode for compatibility with older programs.
Windows® 7 Ultimate is recommended for advanced users, or those who need additional data protection or multi-language support.
Blu-ray Disc™ ROM allows you to watch high-definition Blu-ray movies right on your laptop, while Blu-ray Disc™ RE will let you burn your own Blu-ray discs as well. Most Blu-ray drives come with DVD SuperMulti drive technology as well, so that you can also read and burn standard DVDs.
Portege® laptops are among the thinnest and lightest on the market and offer an upscale design.
Qosmio® laptops are designed for no-compromise performance, perfect for gamers and technology enthusiasts.
Satellite® laptops are intended for home and everyday use and are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles.
Tecra® laptops are designed for business use and have the durability and performance to keep up with your work life.
For gamers, designers and performance enthusiasts, however, having fast and clear graphics is vital. Discrete graphics options have their own dedicated graphics memory, so they can process graphics faster than integrated options. If you plan on doing design work or playing graphics-intensive games on your laptop, you should get a discrete graphics card with as much graphics memory as your budget will allow.
Processors with more cores (for example "dual-core" or "quad-core") typically have more speed for improved multitasking than those with a single core.