+ 0 Votes Depends on your needs jbgilbert@lexicon-systems December 9, 2012 at 11:38pm PST Before selecting home laptops, first understand your needs, for example: • how will you most often use the computer--email, Web only, or will you use other programs/applications like Quicken, spreadsheets, documents and presentations? • do you need a keyboard for the applications that you will use? • do you need to run business apps occasionally, and/or use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access your work computer? • how much computer speed do you need--will you run multiple applications that take a lot of resources? • would Cloud applications like Google Apps or Office 360 meet your needs? • is computer weight important? • how tech-savvy are you--is a relatively maintenance-free device important? I could go on and on with the questions... but here are your main choices: 1. a tablet without a keyboard if your primary use is Web browsing and email. 2. a ChromeBook if you will always have WiFi available and can do all your work in the Cloud. 3. a small Mac with a solid state hard drive, pricey but relatively maintenance-free. 4. a Windows PC/tablet hybrid like the Lenovo. 5. a Windows PC-based NetBook. Hope this helps.