We live in an age of miracles, when machines that fit in our pockets are capable of doing tasks that would have had us charged with witchcraft in earlier times.
But those pocket-sized miracles only go so far, and sometimes even stepping up to a tablet or a Chromebook isn’t enough to accomplish a particularly demanding task. For those occasions, only an honest-to-goodness PC will do. Which is why PC makers (including Apple) continue to sell more than a hundred million portable PCs and MacBooks every year.
If you’ve shopped for alately, you know that there are hundreds, maybe thousands of options available from OEMs large and small. That much choice can be paralyzing, which is why it helps to go through the specs carefully.
When a friend or colleague asks me “Which laptop should I buy?” I won’t even think of making a recommendation until we’ve gone