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Things You’ll Want When You Buy A New Laptop

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

ybanlIncreasing numbers of computer buyers are choosing a laptop not just for travel, but as a direct substitute for a home desktop. During the first nine months of last year, while desktop sales plummeted, laptop sales soared. Over the past three years laptops have actually taken market share away from desktops.

The reason for the shift? Faster processors, brighter and larger displays, and more-efficient batteries have narrowed the gap between desktop and laptop. For many people, the performance difference has become academic. Of course, most desktop computers still outshine laptops in options you can choose, such as keyboard design and display size. But in a fast-paced society, those differences may not outweigh the ability to plop a computer on the kitchen table or have it handy in a classroom or airport.

If you’re considering a laptop for significant duty around the house, you should consider one of the two types we tested