Tips on finding the right computer

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For serious work, a computer still beats a tablet hands down, and the newest computers are becoming more tablet-like. Some new Windows 8-based laptops can even morph into a tablet on demand.

Consumer Reports offers this advice on finding the right computer:

Shop Smart. Shop at an online retailer. Consumer Reports subscriber surveys have found them generally superior to walk-in stores for selection and price. You can also save money by using coupons and forum sites such as Techbargains,, and Ebates, which tend to provide information on rebates.

Or buy a la carte. If you have special needs, order from the manufacturer’s website. Menus show you options and let you see how a change affects the overall price.

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