Your laptop has crashed. You have been told by New York Computer Help that it’s not worth it to fix your old laptop, and to move on. If there are too many parts to fix, or the price tag of the parts is half the cost of a new laptop, you do the math. Move on! As there is nothing personal with some business folks, you should take on the same motto with your laptop. There is nothing sentimental about a piece of metal that has just failed you.
Okay, so you get the point. Which laptop should you buy? Assuming that you need a new laptop right now, your fastest option will to be to walk to a local store, the closest one that is, and to buy a new laptop. I’m also placing the assumption that you’ll most likely be going to a Staples, Best Buy, J&R, B&H, Costco, K-mart, Radio Shack, or other big NYC computer shop. I assume so I have a laptop product that is mostly sold in all of those stores.
The best laptop to buy in a local store is Lenovo. In case you’re not sure what Lenovo is, they bought out IBM so they are the new IBM company. There are many series within the Lenovo family, but lets suffice it to say that whether it’s an Ideapad, ThinkPad, or another series, you’re in good company with Lenovo.
Why go for Lenovo:
- Solid parts – A very durable machine that lasts long.
- Reasonable price – In-store Lenovo laptops usually run below $1,000 and may be on sale.
- Decent warranty – They usually come with a 1-year warranty. I recommend buying the 2 additional years of warranty directly through Lenovo, not the store, so you get faster response if you need Lenovo laptop repair.
Keep in mind that if you’re setting up a company Lenovo laptop, you may need the Windows Business or Professional operating system. The in-store models typically come with the Home operating system, requiring an upgrade CD for this. Make sure you grab one from the store. They may even provide a further discount on this or throw it in with the deal.