Peter Clarke

PC PAL Andover and Winchester

Peter Clarke is based in Andover and looks after both residential & business customer in Andover, Salisbury, Winchester & surrounding areas. Tel: 01264 931000 or 01962 921000 Email: andover@pcpal.co.uk
Tips & How-to's 10th November 2014 1190

Considering A New Tablet, Laptop Or All-In-One PC For Christmas?

Asks Peter Clarke of PC PAL

I have had several customers who want to replace an old computer but are unsure of what to buy; there are so many choices with new technology. The first question you should ask yourself is, what will I use my new device for and where will I use it?

Tablets are often used more for entertainment than tasks that involve much writing. They are:

  • Light to carry around with you
  • Very quick to turn on
  • Great for quick internet browsing
  • Not easy for typing more than the odd email (although some allow you to add an external keyboard)
  • Use Apps rather than full programs

Laptops are extremely versatile and can be used for entertainment and working on. They are:

  • Various sizes and, therefore, weights but smaller than a desktop and extremely portable
  • Excellent for writing emails or filling in forms for your online shopping
  • Usually have much better storage capacity than tablets
  • Run full programs rather than apps, which have limited functionality
  • Slower than a tablet to turn on

All-in-one computers have everything in the monitor – it’s just a screen, keyboard and mouse. They are very stylish but harder to upgrade than a conventional desktop computer. Key points are:

  • A large screen is why many people consider this device – it’s better for watching films and TV
  • Great for graphics and photo editing
  • Excellent storage capacity, although other options such as an external hard drive are an option for increasing storage space
  • Is not portable

In response to customer inquiries I have decided to offer a free assessment of your existing device to any customer that uses my services for the installation and set up of its replacement – I’ll look at your existing system and help you decide what you really need. If you wish to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to call me – I’ll be happy to help.

Whatever you are doing this Christmas time, PC PAL wish all of our customers, existing and future, aVery Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke is based in Andover and looks after both residential & business customer in Andover, Salisbury, Winchester & surrounding areas.

Tel: 01264 931000 or 01962 921000
Email: andover@pcpal.co.uk

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