Buyers Guide: Plenty of laptops, even on budgets
In this , Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, the HP Chromebook 11 is displayed at a Google event in New York. The new $279 laptop, based on Google's Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrows many of the high-end features found in a model that costs about $1,000 more. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no shortage of laptop computers to pick from this holiday season, even for shoppers on tight budgets. A Chromebook optimized to run Google's Internet services can be bought for as little as $200, while a few hundred dollars more gets you a laptop that's not so dependent on having a continuous online connection.
Although smartphones and tablet computers get much of the attention these days, laptops are still more desirable for people who do a lot of typing or other heavy-duty tasks such as photo editing.
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