Modern 'clamshell' laptop have become the defacto PC for many of us, using a design integrates the LCD monitor and the keyboard into a portable format that allows you to take your work anywhere with you. With low power consumption, good battery life and the ubiquitous Wi-Fi support, current laptops have helped increase productivity, allowing people to stay connected while on the move and providing immediate access to their personal or work-related information. Having undergone a trimming-down in both size and weight over the years, the laptop is also now occasionally referred to as a 'notebook'. In most current models, the in-built optical drive have been removed to reduce size and make room for faster and better processors and memory and larger batteries. It's also made them lighter and slimmer. The best laptops in the market today are from manufacturers like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS and Acer.