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What computer is right for you?

January 2, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Believe it or not business people are using certain types of computer less and less. Especially with the explosive use of the smartphone. But, not every task can be easily completed on a 6 inch screen. Particularly if your vision ain’t what it used to be 🙂 There’s still a market, yet shrinking,  for desktop and laptop computer. Sort of speak. Corporations still use them. They are stable and durable. But, for the rest of us on-the-go business people and entrepreneurs my choice is a laptop form factor. for business productive. My main computer is a my three year old MacBook Pro. I chose the MacBook for the Apple OS operating system that seemed be immune to viruses and spyware that PC laptops are so susceptible too. And it honestly did take some time, with my Unix background, to warm up to the Mac. Today its my weapon of chose to combat everyday business challenges. I also use a Samsung Tab2 7″ Android tablet when browsing the internet, reading social media posts, starting blog articles. There’s something about a tablets perfect size that can be almost book-like. Tablets are so must easier to engage that a full computer. Additionally, It has all my favorite apps from YouTube, TEDTalk, Twitter, LinkedIn, TaPu, KIndle Reader, Audible, and on and on. What’s next? Today’s laptops are very difference than what I’m accustom too. One particular device that caught my eye is the Lenovo Yoga 2. The Yoga 2 is a laptop which has a 360 degree hinge to turn from laptop to desktop to tablet in seconds. I think this concept will become the norm. One device three usesLenovo - IdeaPad 2-in-1 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Clementine Orange - Larger FrontLaptop, desktop and tablet. The Yoga 2 is touch screen also and runs the Windows 8.1 operating system. So,  as a tech, I wasn’t a big fan of Wndows 8.1 with the new Surface tile environment. But, after a couple of installations I can see some pluses, particularly with a touch screen. I predict the Google Chromebook will follow this form factor, I hope Samsung introduces a Android model, and the not so well know Ubuntu Linux developer Conical will disrupt all of the above with its introduction of Ubuntu for Smartphones, Tablets, and Ubuntu TV. Comment, share, repost as you see fit 🙂

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George Wlliams
George Wlliams

George is a longtime IT Consultant and business owner

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