Help needed please!
I am trying to buy a convertible 15 inch laptop.
I will mainly be using this for my accounting business which I am about to start, therefore it needs to be able to run accounting programs (not sure which yet) and be able to handle large spreadsheets.
The reason for the larger size is also because I usually work in large spreadsheets therefore a large screen will help.
Any recommendations welcome please?
Any question just ask!
I had a look at a few of these. There is an issue with potential repair costs. For an older (say) 15.5in Toshiba Satellite you could get a replacement keyboard for about £25 and a screen for about £75. Newer laptops seem increasingly to have non DIY keyboards , an a touchscreen (as opposed to a non touch is about £4oo! A way around tis is to par about £9 a month insurance.
I , personally, do not like touch screens for normal PC work but I saw this in Pc world, and it seems to fit your needs. (No DVD drive)
For a tablet , fine. My use of a PC is for normal browsing, music (including some editing) photography (Photoshop) , where a mouse is needed. My concern is also with the cost of replacement if damaged - say £75 for a normal versus £400 for a touch screen. If you particularly like a touch screen, as some do, fine. If the "Tablet" is the important part for you, then clearly a touch screen is good. Your preamble talked of accounting and spread sheets so I assumed that a normal screen would be fine.
Just a thought. If a potential client saw you arrive with a Tablet. Might he not consider that the time he was paying you for might be spent on it rather than his accounts. It might lose you a contract or two. Not something a new business can afford!