Windows 10 Announced and What Laptop to Buy Next
My favorite question: "What computer should I buy?"
That's like saying "what promotional product will work for my event" and not sharing any more details and randomly picking an item without knowledge of budget, audience, or event type. However, at the risk of answering the question incorrectly, I LOVE my Lenovo Yoga Pro because of its touchscreen, tablet use, laptop use, durability and reliability. Any name brand laptop/PC is fine if you don't want to go with the Lenovo Yoga.
Here are the things that you need to pay attention to when you buy your PC:
- Ensure it has at least 8 GB of RAM (memory)
- Ensure it has a SSD (Solid State Drive). This is usually a special request, but it is worth every penny. 120 MB is fine for SSD and if you need more space, you can have a larger traditional hard drive either externally or internally.
- Ensure it is a name brand with support (Lenovo and Dell both have good support relative to overall support)
- At least 1 GB Video card memory.
Beyond those four things, it really doesn't matter what computer you get. Whatever you do, do not skip the SSD drive. An SSD drive improves your overall experience by 100 percent. In fact, putting an SSD drive in an old machine makes it faster than any new machine you can buy today with a standard hard drive.
But don't bother going through the hassle of installing a SSD at this point in an old machine, just buy your next machine with it pre-installed. Remember, upgrades are a pain.
For corporate environments, it's a smart move to wait until Windows 10 is released and begin your upgrades at that time. That is my plan for Geiger.