Since I made in 2016 a very complete and accurate Mobile Phones Database sourcing data from GSM Arena website, several people asked me if I can make a database of laptops or computers.
This is a trouble: while phones have under case same specifications, and we have websites like gsmarena.com which shows all phone models from most popular manufacturers from 1994 to present, laptop manufacturers produce them with a lot of different specifications under same case, and allow you to further customize them before ordering. Laptops can also be customized aftermarket by anyone. So, any laptops database I make, its accuracy risk to be poor (not match the specifications of laptops available for sale on various websites).
I was myself looking for a laptop of older generation that support Windows XP but not too old to be powerful and have FULL HD screen. I realized that HP EliteBook series was one of the latest laptops with Windows XP support until xx70 generation launched in 2012. While looking on OLX I found multiple sellers and had to ask each one for specifications. I bought an HP EliteBook 8770w which can be found with 3 screen options: 1600×900 TN 1920×1080 TN, 1920×1080 DreamColor IPS, multiple processor options: i5 and i7, RAM memory from 8 to 32 GB, default HDD is 500 MB but the one I bought had 1 TB HDD, and so on. Probably few hundreds different combinations of components under SAME name: Elitebook 8770w.
Alternatively, I can do scraping from websites like https://www.91mobiles.com/laptopfinder.php (someone suggested this website) creating India Laptops Database SAMPLE.xls but these are ONLY laptops currently for sale in India, rather than all laptops ever produced. Also, I do not want to create a database usable only for indians, because we all know how little they pay. I want to make a laptop database that can be purchased by customers from developed countries of Europe and America.
Would be more useful to make a database of individual computer components rather than whole laptops?
I am waiting for suggestions!
Don’t forget to check other databases made by me (100+ databases).