Tips for Buying a New Laptop

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Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  #RadiusAtBestBuy @ToshibaUSA  @BestBuy

My laptop is two years old and because of all the wear-and-tear, I know I’m going to be needing a new one this year.  Time to start the research!  I’ve looked into what you need to know, so hopefully I can save you some time and share what I learned.  Here are some questions to start with:

Consider What You Use Your Laptop For

  • Do you use your laptop primarily for internet access?
  • Is gaming a priority for you?
  • Do you stream movies or TV?
  • Do you use audio and/or listen to music?
  • Do you store photos and videos on your laptop?

Where You Use Your Laptop

  • How much do you travel with your laptop?
  • Do you primarily use your laptop sitting at a desk or sitting on the couch?
  • Are you the only user or do you often have two or more people sharing your screen?
  • Do you use your laptop in different rooms of your house ie for cooking in the kitchen, social media in the family room and email in the office?

Answering those questions will help you determine how important the different features of your new laptop will be.  For example, if you carry your laptop back-and-forth to work or travel with it extensively, then weight is important.  If you stay home, then not-so-much.

I’ve been looking at laptops at Best Buy.  When you need new technology the people at Best Buy can not only tell you about the latest and greatest, they can help you find the technology that is best suited to your particular needs.  Laptops are not one-size-fits-all.  Sure, if you have all the money in the world, you can just get the best of everything and several devices.  But if you are the average person, you don’t want to spend money on features you don’t need.  Best Buy staff can help you determine that.


Speaking of latest and greatest, there is a ton of excitement about the new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 laptop at Best Buy.  If you haven’t looked at laptops lately, you are really going to be excited by the flexibility of the new 2-in-1 designs. Called a “convertible laptop”, A 360-degree precision hinge enables greater flexibility as the screen rotates into five unique viewing modes – giving the right view for every occasion.


If you want the capability to create mobile content like an action cam, you will love the color accuracy of Toshiba’s Satellite Radius 12.  On the screen, you see the same colors as the camera, making editing a breeze.  It’s the world’s first 12.5-inch convertible with a 4K Ultra HD display.

Toshiba%203_0But what about power and performance?  The Satellite Radius 12 is designed for travel  with a sleek, highly-mobile compact design, Gorilla Glass damage resistant screen and an LED backlit keyboard but you don’t have to sacrifice power.  It’s also among the first Windows laptops to run on the power and performance of Intel’s new 6th generation Core processors, delivering maximum mobile performance.  Designed for Windows 10, the Satellite Radiusâ„¢ 12 is one of the first small-screen PC’s to enable facial authentication with Windows Hello, enabling a more personal and convenient way to log in to the laptop.  mobile performance for mobile content creators and multi-taskers.

So, think about what you use your laptop for and where you use it, then head over to Best Buy.  Talk to them about what laptop will fit your needs and be sure to check out the new Satellite Radius 12 from Toshiba.


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