The Right Kind of Computer to Take to School [Infographic]

by Dave Johnson ; Updated October 17, 2017

School is starting, and it’s time to cart a computer of some sort off to class. Will it be a desktop PC? A laptop? A Mac or Chromebook? Maybe all you need is a tablet, like an iPad. How do you even start to decide?

We’ve tried to make it easy for you — just answer a few key questions to see what kind of computer you should rely on this new school year.

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Dave Johnson is editor of eHow's Tech channel, and the author of about 3 dozen books, including the best-selling, "How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera." He has appeared in dozens of magazines and websites, including PC World, Wired, and CBS MoneyWatch.