Abstract—The ability, portability and mobility of a notebook computer are important factors that causes the notebook computers to be used widely. To buy a notebook computer, one should look for a product that packs together best features at an affordable price. However, highly competitive business of notebook computers makes the difficulty for buyers to determine. Therefore, using the experts’ decision making in evaluating and selecting the alternative among the current products of notebook computers is the beneficial way to help the buyers choose the best one. The objective of this paper is to apply the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (fuzzy AHP) in determining the relative importance of the decision criterion in order to eventually select the best product of notebook computers. The real numerical finding results have also been demonstrated. Both the theoretical and practical background of this paper have shown that fuzzy AHP is capable to efficiently handle the fuzziness of the data involved in the multi-criteria decision making problem of this study.
Index Terms—Analytic hierarchical process, decision analysis, fuzzy logic, multi-criteria decision making, notebook computer selection
The authors are with the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Udon Thani, Thailand 41000 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).
Cite: Phanarut Srichetta and Wannasiri Thurachon, "Applying Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process to Evaluate and Select Product of Notebook Computers," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 168-173, 2012.