Small, portable and reliable that’s the basic USP of this compact computing solution. Laptops are powerful personal computers that are small enough to fit on your lap, that’s the basic gist of the product, as the name suggests too. They also vary dramatically in size and functionality, and can often be customized to fit your needs. Powerful gaming laptops do exist, and they are awesome, but they are also substantially more expensive that a comparable tower PC. As technology continues to shrink the difference in price-to-performance is becoming less pronounced, but it is still considerable.