Before You Buy
Find the perfect system for your needs.
It used to be, you could get by without owning a computer. Not so anymore. Today, you have to have a computer to perform basic daily functions, from connecting with family and friends via text, e-mail, and video chat, to accessing online school content and e-mailing teachers, to getting your entertainment fix by watching movies or listening to music.
It used to be that the main difference between computers was speed. Now, there are other significant features that differentiate between good, better, and best. Although there’s an ever-growing selection of laptops on the market today, deciding which one is right for you is relatively easy.
For so many years, the standard computer has been a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, and some kind of tower or box. Now, there are other options that might fit you better than a desktop computer.
Let’s face it: from self-check-in machines at airports to our crucial ATM visits, we’re already getting used to touch-screen technology. What is possible with laptops and tablets that have the same technology?
Few people immediately think of touch-screen laptops when they hear the word “convertible.” Most of us still picture fancy cars with removable tops anytime we hear the word. But these days, convertible has taken on a completely new meaning.
What is computer RAM, how does it work, and how does it support a computer's processor? What difference does RAM really make?
The device you choose to run the newest operating system is an important decision. If portability is your priority, then you’re looking at the tablet vs. laptop comparison. Of course, with the new breed of convertibles that combine aspects of both tablets and laptops, the choice is more about finding a device that’s compatible with you.
Laptop? Desktop? These days, you have more options than ever before–each with its own distinct advantages. But which is perfect for you?
Many consider themselves die-hard PC users–while others are fully dedicated “Mac” people. So, which are you? And why?
As new breeds of incredibly fast, lightweight computers become indispensable in our daily lives, wearing the crown of thinnest laptop is the new gold standard of mobility and performance.
In our “bigger is better” world, do you equate small laptops with computers that aren’t really up to snuff? Technology has progressed significantly in the last few years, and small laptops aren't the same as we used to think.