Fall Computer Buying Guide From Walt Mossberg

Buying computers is not complicated. It’s basically about ensuring you have a big hard disk and lost of RAM. Ensuring that you have the size you need is important as well.
Walt Mossberg writes an annual computer buying guide:
If you’re shopping for a new computer this fall, you won’t find big surprises. But you’ll still have to juggle a lot of technobabble terminology and watch your budget. Perhaps the biggest question for some buyers will be whether to get a tablet or a laptop, now that Apple’s iPad is a proven hit and a flood of competitors is on the way.
So, here is my annual fall computer buyers’ guide, a simplified road map to the key decisions shoppers must make. I’ve focused on laptops—the most common purchase—but much of this advice also applies to desktops. As always, these tips are for average users doing the most common tasks. This advice doesn’t apply to businesses, to hard-core gamers, or to serious media producers.
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