Buying Guide

Tablet next to a laptop next to an all-in-one

Tablet, Laptop, or desktop? (an all-in-one, where the computer and monitor are one unit, is pictured far right). Desktops are better for storing a lot of files, a laptop for creating a lot of documents, and a tablet is for reading emails and surfing the web.

Screen Size

Example of how much of a page is actual content
The two squares above are the only part of the webpage that contains what you’re trying to read. This would be tough to read with a smaller screen.


Comparison of HDD vs SSD
Solid State Drives (SSD) are newer and faster but you’ll get less space. Hard Disk Drives (HDD) will provide you with more storage but are slower because of moving parts.

Links of Interest

  • Click the Consumer Report’s link on this page to get reviews of computers.
  • Here’s the link to the Free Antivirus you can use when your trial runs out.
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