So your laptop died. It happens to all of us at some time or another. Be it due to spilled coffee or a momentary loss of fine motor control (a.k.a. butterfingers) or maybe your laptop just didn’t wake up one day. But it’s been a few years since you were in the market for a laptop and the rules have changed. In the past, hardware engineers worked tirelessly to condense the same technology we use in desktop computer to a size and form factor that could be easily carried around. The computers that were considered small would often weigh upwards of five pounds and take up as much space in a bag as a large binder. This is no longer the case.