I am wondering if I were to get a laptop what type of laptop would be best to buy?
Hi MaKayla and Welcome to the Canvas Community!
The smart-aleck in me wants to say - "at a laptop store, and the best one is the one you can afford"! But that is not particularly helpful, and you came here for help. This is the global Canvas Community; and the discussions, questions, answers, guides, ideas etc. are all related to Canvas. So I am thinking you might have asked this question of exactly the right person, because I will share with you what I tell our own users at my school!
I hope this is at least a bit helpful,
MaKayla, greetings and welcome to the Canvas Community! This type of question isn't the normal type that we get in the Community, normally we get questions related a little more about Canvas, but this is a question that I have students ask my office all the time (I'm over student tech support).
There are lots of pros and cons to different brands of computers and what worked amazing for someone might not fit you quite as well. In general if you're trying to be cost-effective then I wouldn't recommend an Apple (Mac). They are great computers and very powerful, but they are a little pricier than a PC. In addition, if you're not already familiar with an Apple computer then there is a bit of a learning curve and some computer programs might not work on it (Ex: The software we use for the course I teach doesn't work on Apple computers). Yet, if you've got the money to spend and already have an iPhone (or have used an Apple computer in the past), then an Apple computer might be the right way to go for you!
As to what PC brand to buy, I think it comes down to the specific computer and what you need the computer for. Do you listen to a lot of music? Watch movies? Play video games? Just surf online and do homework? This type of information will help guide the computer and hardware that would work best for you. Once you have this narrowed down, what I generally do is go to a few different stores that sell computers (I normally do this online) and look at the prices and the user reviews. The user reviews can be really useful in helping make sure you don't get a lemon. If you find a couple that you like, the next step would be to do a google search for those and see if you can find additional information about them that would differentiate one from the other - so extra features, more memory, better reviews, etc.
Hope this helps!
Thank you, Kona Jones
MaKayla found two helpful people today!
Yes! Thank you!
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