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When buying a home computer, you don’t need to spend a fortune to perform the basics of internet surfing, document editing, emailing, socializing, shopping, banking and video streaming.

Computer makers know that, and the market is flooded with relatively inexpensive devices that can make it hard to choose. For the average home user, you can begin by knowing the difference between the three basic choices: desktops, tablets and laptops.


Desktop computers require a separate monitor and aren’t convenient to move around. Because you can get the same features and functionality for the same investment, and often less, in portable devices, tablets and laptops may well be the way to go.


Most tablets have a touch screen, and many, like Apple’s iPad, now accommodate external keyboards. Users appreciate their small size and portability.


Laptops, on the other hand, have a keyboard and can come with a touch screen. They tend to have larger built-in monitors than tablets.

Docking stations, which connect a laptop to an external monitor and/or keyboard, are ideal for users who want both the big screen and portability.

Best Option for You

Now, which type of computer is right for you? Ask yourself some questions to help with the decision making process, such as:

  • Is the monitor size important?
  • Do you prefer portability to stationary?
  • Do you want something compact that’s easy to manage?

Then, research brands, features and costs to make a well thought-out purchase.

The Right Connection

Lastly, maximize your device’s connectivity. Fiber internet from Chariton Valley will ensure you have a high-speed connection with a lot of bandwidth to effectively operate your chosen device and any others you might add. Sign up today or contact Chariton Valley to learn more.

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