Laptops, multimedia are like bread and butter
For multimedia lovers, laptops are the Swiss Army Knife of the computer industry. The devices are able to store videos, photos and music, while also offering portability that simply can't be matched by a desktop computer.
Someone considering purchasing a laptop for multimedia storage must first consider what they need from the device. For people with budding video ambition, a device with a great deal of storage capacity is the most logical choice, since video takes up more space than photos or music.
For camera lovers, there are also many considerations to take into account.
"Does your video camera or digital camera use USB, USB 2.0, or Firewire?" wrote Guide-to-Laptop.coms' Christopher Kane. "Make sure the laptop can accommodate the equipment you plan to use to create video or photo albums."
While all shoppers have their own preferences for what they want from a device, making an informed decision will provide a better experience in the long run. Laptops may be slightly bulkier than netbooks, but offer greater storage with the same on-the-go mentality.