THE BLOG
08/19/2013 11:13 am ET | Updated Oct 19, 2013

Which Laptop Fits Your Lifestyle?

Choosing the right laptop is key for carrying out your daily tasks. The features of a laptop can make or break its usefulness to you. Therefore, choosing one that fits your lifestyle is vital. Whether it's for an office worker, mom on the go, student, gamer, everyday user or even master designer, your laptop soul mate is out there.

Macbook Pro with retina display -- the highest resolution notebook

This new Macbook Pro is a designer's dream and will exceed any photographer's expectations about how brilliant pictures can really look. The 13.3" or 15.4" screens have LED backlit displays with an outstanding 2560 x 1600 or 2880 x 1800 native resolutions. A 60" HDTV packs only a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The 13" Macbook Pro with Retina Display has over 4 million pixels in its display, which is nearly 2 million more than in that 60" HDTV!

The re-engineered Macbook also features all-flash storage, which makes everything about this laptop more durable, reliable, efficient, and fast. For you photographers: media imports to Aperture now are 5.8x faster on this Macbook than on previous generations.

Other great features include a 7-hour charge, third-generation Intel dual-core and quad-core processors, less than 4lb. weight for the 13", and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching on the 15".

Sony VAIO Pro 13.3" Ultrabook -- the lightest notebook
If you love to travel or have an always-on-the-go lifestyle, the VAIO Pro 13 Ultrabook is a great match since it's the world's lightest 13.3" touch Ultrabook.

The Pro 13 Ultrabook has premium engineering. It's wrapped in super light, extra durable carbon fiber and weighs only 2.34 lbs -- 30 percent lighter and more durable than before. It runs on Windows 8.

Besides two USB 3.0 ports, this new Ultrabook also has a sleep charge port. This convenient port allows you to plug in and charge a device -- even if the laptop is shut down or unplugged. That means you can still charge your phone while on the go, with the Ultrabook's 6.5 hour battery life.

The most notable features of this Ultrabook are the touch screen capabilities, display and audio. This laptop uses Sony's latest Full HD TRILUMINOS Display for its 1920 x 1080 touchscreen, with in-plane switching technology that makes images look more crisp and vibrant than ever before. The Intel High Definition Audio with ClearAudio+ activates the perfect, undistorted settings for your audio. Also, with the placement of the speakers close to the hinge of the laptop, users have an almost surround-sound experience.

Add in the high quality Intel wireless card, convenient one-touch NFC connection and super-fast PCIe SSD drive for speedy performance, and this is a great laptop to fit into many lifestyles.

Dell Latitude 6430u -- the business notebook
Dell's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook fuses the best of business machines and sleek Ultrabooks, making a powerful combination for those seeking a balance of practicality and features. The 14" weighs in at 3.7 lbs. and boasts high durability, with a spill-resistant keyboard and protective LCD seal. The Latitude doesn't have a touchscreen, but the 1366 x 768 HD display is still great and has Anti-Glare LED-backlight.

There are two USB 3.0 ports, a USB/eSATA combo port, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA, and HDMI. The main use of the eSATA port is for the laptop's external DVD+/-RW drive -- a great accessory if you want the portability of an Ultrabook but don't want to give up the optical drive.

What makes the Latitude 6430u great for business is its manageability. It is equipped with Intel vPro technology and BIOS management capabilities. The optional Intel Rapid Start and Smart Connect technologies are good additions and make the laptop performance fast, with the 3rd gen. Intel Core i5-3427U processor (although i7 is available). Security is also a great feature of this laptop, as Dell equipped it with Data Protection/Encryption. Pairing security with its ruggedness for longevity, this Ultrabook is a good investment.

The easy manageability, strong security and durability make this great for business or personal use. If you want to pick and choose your features, Dell also makes it easy to customize your own Latitude 6430u on their website. Choose from options to create the perfect laptop to fit you!