Choosing the Right Laptop for You

What laptop is best for youBuying a laptop can be a stressful time because there are so many options to choose from. You need to decide what kind of laptop it is that you really need. Are you working in an office that will be using the computer for word processing, spreadsheets and internet browsing? Are you a web developer that will be using much processor power for video and pictures?

All these things need to go into consideration when purchasing your laptop.

Many people agree that Macs are better for media rich applications such as Photoshop and Flash. Macs have been known to be excellent for those who need fast processing power for video. If you are editing videos more that 50% of the time, I would have to say that the majority of you will be using Macs.

Mac repair is a more specialized field so you also need to take this into consideration when purchasing a new computer, so you can budget for higher hourly repair rates.

On the other hand, if you just need a basic computer for browsing and word processing, a Mac might be too much computer. A PC will do a great job! We tend to recommend PC’s with Intel processors and as much RAM (memory) as you can afford to purchase.

Both platforms are highly compatible. It comes down to preference. If you like the Mac OS, you should stick with a Mac. If you like the Windows OS then stick with a PC.

Macs cost more than PCs.

Lowest priced computers will be more that plenty fast for basic computing, however, if you need anything faster than basic computing needs, buy the fastest computer that you can afford. It is always better to have too much power than not enough when dealing with processor hogging applications.

Remember, the fastest computer today will not be the fastest PC in two years from now.

We are not biased towards either platform – we use both. They each have their benefits. Buy what you can afford and keep an eye out for those deals.