Thinking about buying a new laptop? This week’s chat looks at how to consider every factor before you even set foot in a shop.


The Really Useful Podcast is back with a brand new set of tips and tricks for finding, choosing, and buying a new laptop.

Drawing on long experience of laptop buying, MakeUseOf’s Christian Cawley and Ian Buckley discuss how to set a budget, determine a purpose, find the right specification, and choose your laptop in your own time, without any pressure from sales staff.

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This week’s show is brought to you by Christian Cawley and Ian Buckley. You can contact them on Twitter as @thegadgetmonkey and @ianmbuckley with your suggestions for future topics.

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