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I'm looking for a developer laptop, and my main criteria are hard-disk speed, RAM, weight screen size.

How could one search for a laptop based on these criteria? Is there any efficient way to search for laptops with minimum hard-disk speed, minimum RAM, maximum weight, etc? Or am I doomed to painfully dig through page after page on the vendor sites?

It would be sweet if I could type select * from laptop where ram >= 8 and . . . but expecting that this will never happen, I'm interested in strategies employed by others that have faced this challenge.


Question: Is there any website that allows you to search for a laptop by its specs?

I found that google shopping is okay, because you can type in key words, but it's limited because the searches terminate too quickly as you get more specific. Can anyone help?

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Are you looking for a central location where you can search through all of the manufacturers? –  nhinkle Apr 29 '11 at 0:12
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Not sure you'll ever find a huge chart by spec, but there are some sites that perhaps accumulate the information into one place? Like THIS? Or just do something like look at laptops at Newegg and use their sidebar with various specs to reduce the available options? I don't see everything, like weight, but there are enough handles that perhaps you can reduce the hunt to 10 and then look at more detailed specs from there? –  Hendy Apr 29 '11 at 0:19
    
@Hendy I agree. I use Newegg to narrow down the possibilities and then look for the best price online. You said newegg doesn't include weight... but they do. Make sure your in the "Advanced" mode at the top of the specs sheet on the left side. Weight is the fourth parameter from the bottom on the left side. It doesn't seem to include hard drive speed though. –  James T Apr 29 '11 at 2:11
    
+1 for Newegg. I don't live in the US, so I can't buy at Newegg, but I still occasionally use their Advanced search to find products matching my criteria. The search at prisjakt.no is also pretty good. It probably won't be interesting unless you live in Norway, but I expect that there are similar sites elsewhere. –  j-g-faustus Apr 29 '11 at 3:03
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@DragonLord, no that was a joke, a way of expressing that I know that what I'm asking is not really possible. –  Eric Wilson Apr 30 '11 at 21:37
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I'll check Newegg, too, but I'll also hit pricewatch and froogle because I can at least narrow the field somewhat.

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Google Shopping aka Froogle turned out to be the best for me. –  Richard Ayotte Jan 31 '12 at 13:46
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You could try http://find-device.com/?c=Laptop. You can search by lots of features and specifications and select only what are good for you like "ram >= 8 GB, Weight< 3Kg". It has quite big laptops database, also can search for other devices like mobile phones, cameras and PC components.

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