Find Your Next PC

How to decide what laptop or tablet to buy?

Determining your needs and wants

It’s important to determine your needs for purchasing a laptop or tablet.   Users often go to a box store, buy a laptop and then discover it doesn’t suit their needs.  Box stores are geared to the home user not the business user, and this is where the issues arise.   So how do you know what to buy?   Below are some simple yet important questions to better determine you requirements.   Once you have answered and calculated your score just click on the picture that matches your score range to understand each product in greater detail.  If you need even more help, Take The Quiz!

Go ahead and get started.

  1. Do you plan on using your device for business?  Yes=5/No=1
  2. Do you save lots of music and videos? Yes=4/No=0
  3. Do you save sensitive files like tax forms? Yes=3/No=0
  4. Do you require long battery life for travel? Yes=2/No=1
  5. Does the company you work for have additional security requirements? Yes=1/No=0


Time to total up

Here is a quick breakdown based on your total score and price range.  If you were honest then the suggestions will point you in the right direction.

Score 0-2

SurfaceDesigned for Extended battery life because of its processor which is similar to those found in Smartphones.
Comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013
Built in Antivirus
Touch Screen
SSD for fast speed (Max128)
Can’t join a network

Score 3-4

SamsungAbility to install regular programs
Ability to make or join a home group network
Cant join a domain
SSD for fast speed (Max256)
Atom Processor
Pro Version Available in Samsung with Intel i5 processor

Score 5-7

Lenovo_IdeaPad_Yoga_13_35477652_35477652_35510546_35510543_35510544_11_620x433Can Join a Corporate network
SSD 128 GIG (256 MAX)
BitLocker for encryption of sensitive files
Remote Access to workstation from remote source

Score 8-10

TwistSSD Cache with standard drive expanding your storage to 500 GIG
TKIP encryption for BitLocker for secure files and Direct Access to corporate office without the need for VPN
HDMI, USB3 and SIM Card for roaming internet

Score 11-15

HelixIntel i7 Ultrabook ready
Super long battery life
HD Display which detaches from the keyboard body
3D Rendering capable
3G SIM slot
TPM for security
180 GIG SSD expandable with SD slots