Acer Ferrari 5005WLMi #2When you consider purchasing a notebook, you should take into consideration the single most important reason for a laptop: portability. We use notebooks because they can go anywhere you do with ease. If travel is a frequent part of your work schedule, you need a notebook. If you’re a student who makes multiple commutes to and from your University, you need a notebook. I look at a notebook as an essential item in today’s fast-paced mobile world. And there’s no need to worry about losing desktop performance, as today’s notebooks can be as powerful as most desktops with dual-core processors, large hard drives, DVD burners, etc. So now the question is: which one is right for you?