I bought my first laptop with everything I had saved from working two jobs the summer before I left for college. And with a few upgrades every now and again, she’s still kicking after about seven years. Now though, every whizzing noise the hard drive makes is starting to sound more and more like a death rattle. Apparently, I’m not alone -- according to Intel, there’s around 600 million PCs being used that are at least four years old, and ready to be upgraded.
Because of that, I decided to ditch my old laptop for a week and test out Samsung’s new Notebook 7 spin, a convertible laptop-meets-tablet hybrid for a refresher on what’s new in the world of computer purchasing, and here’s what I learned: