Ideas for my new laptop?
January 31, 2014 7:44 AM Subscribe
I am in the market for a new laptop but am so far out of the loop that I'd like your tips on what's even possible these days, please!
posted by rubbish bin night to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I do a lot of work on my computer, but my requirements are actually pretty basic. I've been busy with pregnancies and parenting over the past few years and am only just emerging from my sleep-deprived haze to discover two things: my laptop is going to need replacing soon, and; technology is capable of doing much more than it was only a few years back. I would really appreciate some ideas on what sort of machine I should buy.
Thanks to the introduction of Word 365, every type of software I need to use for my job is now available online. I rarely have time to watch movies any more but when I do, I have an iPad and Netflix for that (or my partner has a couple of laptops if it comes to that). I have an iPod which I like to use for audiobooks, but my fairly extensive MP3 collection is not getting a lot of use these days so I no longer feel like I need to keep that in an easily-accessible place like an actual laptop. Spotify and a hard drive will do the trick. Other than that I am mostly browsing online.
Could I get by with a Chromebook? Or is there anything else in particular you'd suggest? I have the feeling that a Chromebook is all I need now but I'm worried that I might be missing something. I guess I would need to sync my iPod on a different machine or buy another device, but other than that I can't see an issue - can you? Are there any other options you'd suggest?