Which laptop features are important?
Once you’ve made the choice to purchase a laptop, look for key features like display resolution, storage and wireless access that will help make your computing experience go smoothly. Laptops with high-resolution displays are ideal for editing photos, playing games and watching movies, while touch-screen laptops provide a more hands-on experience. As far as storage, you can choose the right combination of capacity and speed with a solid state drive, hard disk drive or a hybrid hard drive, which offers the best of both. Staying connected to the Web, your office and other devices is a snap with a laptop or Chromebook that has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®. The fewer cables you need to carry with you, the easier remote work sessions can be.
Learn more about these and other common laptop features with our Laptop Buying Guide.
What laptop accessories should I get?
Whether you’re at the office or on the go, make sure you have everything you need. Create an ergonomic workspace with computer accessories like backrests, footrests and laptop stands, and help protect your devices by plugging them into a surge protector. If you travel between offices, a docking station with an array of ports can help make connecting to additional monitors, the Web, headsets, speakers and other peripherals a snap, while a laptop bag can help you carry everything you need. If you’re wondering how to clean laptop screens and keyboards, a cleaning kit with LCD wipes, cleaning dusters* and other tools can help.
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